Deep Rock Galactic Trophy Guide

Game: Deep Rock Galactic
Peripherals: –
Time to Platinum: 300+ hours (200+ with local time, see Stage 2)
Difficulty: 6/10
Missable trophies: None
Trophies: 1, 3, 6, 47
Author: Knoef_NL


Welcome to the trophy guide for Deep Rock Galactic. This can also be considered a walkthrough and may be used for PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Series X and Steam. Achievements for Steam and Xbox are in almost all cases the same as the PlayStation 4/5 Trophies. A roadmap is provided in the stages below.

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Stage 1 – Complete the game


Welcome to the Deep Rock Galactic trophy guide! For this epic game you will need many hours to earn the platinum.

You’ll be spending the most time promoting your 4 characters to the Gold 1 rank, which are:

  • Gunner (Heavy combat, High DPS, Shield).
  • Scout (Mobile, brings light, grappling hook).
  • Engineer (Turrets, good grenades, decent damage, platforms)
  • Driller (Can dig super fast, great gun, TNT).

The road to Gold 1 is as follows, where you start with “Unranked”.

  • Bronze 1
  • Bronze 2
  • Bronze 3
  • Silver 1
  • Silver 2
  • Silver 3
  • Gold 1

There are a few other trophies you should pay attention to, while you grind for EXP:

  • Complete 100 solo missions (Bosco, You’re The Best)
  • Complete a Hazard lv. 5 missions without going down or ordering a supply-pod (Karl Would Be Proud)
  • Complete 5 Hazard lv. 5 missions in a row (Rock Solid)
  • Host 50 games (It’s My Party)
  • Play 25 games where one player is at least 10 player ranks lower than you (Good Shepherd)

Stage 2 – Configuring local time for double EXP events


Levels become available based on the PlayStation time. If you adjust the time, levels will also change.
Time and date can be adjusted in the settings (Settings -> System -> Date and Time -> Set Date and Time -> Set Manually).

The following dates and times have EXP missions:
A) 27/2/2022 14:00 – Fix 2 lost mules
B) 26/2/2022 17:00 – Mine 325 Morkite
C) 28/2/2022 18:30 – Point Extraction (10)


Rock and Stone!


Managements Favourite Employee
Collect all other Deep Rock Galactic trophies.


Legendary Miner
Complete 500 missions.

For this trophy, you need to complete a whooping 500 missions. Not that much if you need to promote all four characters to gold!


Legendary Team
Earn Gold Promotions for all four dwarves.

Promotions can be earned once you reach level 25 with a class. There are a total of 4 classes:

  • Gunner
  • Scout
  • Engineer
  • Driller

To reach Gold promotion, you’ll need to promote each class 7 times:

  • Bronze 1
  • Bronze 2
  • Bronze 3
  • Silver 1
  • Silver 2
  • Silver 3
  • Gold 1

    You start each class unranked, earning your first promotion to Bronze 1. In order to promote a character once you reach level 25, you’ll need to complete an assignment of 4 missions. This can be done with another character, to prevent EXP loss while promoting. Once the assignment has been completed go to the memorial hall where you van purchase the promotion for a small fee. You’ll now start at level 1 again.

    Upon promoting your class for the first time, you will receive some benefits:
  • Extra perk slot
  • Machine events
  • Deep dives
  • Extra assignments

    Experience is earned based on a lot of factors:
  • Difficulty of the game (level 1-5)
  • Hazards (Red flashing)
  • Side objective
  • Ores mined
  • Events found ingame

    The top 3 best missions to farm EXP are:
  • Mining Expedition
  • Escort Duty
  • Elimination

    Double EXP Events
    Keep an eye out for double EXP events while looking for games on the map. Those events rotate at random and may happen at any rotation. These will help you level up a lot faster.

Bosco, You’re The Best
You’ve completed 100 Solo missions. Most impressive.

As you start a mission, you must select “Solo” as the game type. When playing solo, you get a little bot called Bosco that will help you out on the mission. Bosco can dig minerals or mission objectives for you.

The easiest mission to complete solo is the Egg Hunt (4 or 6).


Pro Team
Earn Silver Promotions for all four dwarves.

Refer to the trophy “Legendary Team” for more information on this.


Silver-Tier Employee
Earn a Silver promotion.

Refer to the trophy “Legendary Team” for more information on this.


Expert Miner
Complete 100 missions.

Refer to the “Legendary Miner” trophy for more information.


Gold-Tier Employee
Earn a Gold promotion.

Refer to the trophy “Legendary Team” for more information on this.


Time Well Spent
You stuffed every single barrel on the Space Rig into the Drop Pod. Management weeps.

There are a total of 25 barrels that will need kicking! You will find them as followed:

Ground floor:
A) 3 next to the stairs going towards the space shuttle
B) 1 just before the Abyss bar
C) 4 next to the jukebox
D) 2 on the left of the deep dive console
E) 3 on the right of the deep dive console

Upper floor:
F) 1 As you take the elevator up (next to the mules), next to the space shuttle
G) 6 In front of the ship. Just before you enter the Exhaust port shaft.
H) 2 Inside the Exhaust port shaft, before going up the stairs
I) 1 upstairs inside the exhaust port shaft
J) 2 near the gravity control panel


Karl Would Be Proud
Successfully complete a Hazard Level 5 mission from start to finish where no dwarf goes down and without ordering a resupply.

for this trophy it’s advised to play the following:
A) Point Extraction (preferable in Glacial Strata)
B) Single-player, have BOSCO help you
C) Try to get a spawn as pictured below

With the spawn below, you should be able to get around 5-6 Aquarqs without leaving the drop pod. You should stay inside the Drop Pod until you defeated (most) of the first wave. After doing so, you’ll speedrun the last 2-3 remaining Aquarqs required to complete the mission.


Exploring My Options
You unlocked a new primary and secondary weapon for the same character.

In order to unlock a new weapon, you need to reach a certain character level, for instance: level 12. Upon reaching that level you can do an assignment that unlocks the weapon for you. Complete the assignment that is usually between 3-5 missions long, then buy the weapon from the portal.


State of the Art
You purchased a Mod in every tier for one of each upgradable item in the Equipment Terminal for the same character.

For a weapon, purchase 1 gear modification from each tier (5 total) and this trophy will pop.


Advanced Robotics
You purchased a Mod in every tier for Bosco.

In order to upgrade BOSCO you’ll need to go to the “Drone Modification” terminal. You’ll need to level a bit before being able to purchase an upgrade in every tier.


Moustacho
Purchase five moustaches for one character.

Purchase 5 moustaches in the terminal for a single character. Upon levelling your overall level you’ll unlock more cosmetics.


Total Makeover
Customize each accessory slot of a character.

Equip a character with a new accessory in every slot.


Hit ’em Where It Hurts
You scored 1000 weakspot hits. Impressive.

Weak spots are the glowing (often green or blue) spots on an enemy. They can be protected by armour, which can be shot off by penetrating bullets.


Car Pool
Ride the Silicate Harvester with three other dwarves and kill five enemies each without leaving.

The Silicate Harvester is often found in missions where you need the refine. You’ll see them lurking around, being a bit annoying at times. Jump on top of it with 3 friends and kill 5 enemies each.


Performance Matters
Complete 10 Milestones.

Milestones are ingame objectives you can complete and reward you with perp points. Perp points can be spent for ingame benefits, such as a bigger inventory capacity.


Full Team Ahead
Promote all four Dwarves at least once.

Refer to the trophy “Legendary Team” for more information on this.


Stepping It Up
Survive a Hazard Level 3 mission from start to finish.

Play any hazard level 3 mission without dying and this trophy is yours. Level 3 is the recommended difficulty for playing with random and any class, which should be doable.


Barrel Rider
Ride a barrel in the spacerig for three seconds.

Put a barrel sideways and jump on top of it. Now stay there for at least 3 seconds. The trophy will pop once you jump off.


The A-Team
Through skillfull maneuvering, you put a barrel in every seat in the Drop Pod. Well done?

The location of 4 barrels can be found in the “Time Well Spent” trophy.


Foreign Objects in the Launch Bay
You kicked every barrel into the Launch Bay. You are why Mission Control drinks.

The location of all barrels can be found in the “Time Well Spent” trophy. This trophy is a lot easier, however.


Self Control
Successfully play 10 consecutive missions without kicking a single barrel on the Space Rig.

Barrels can be found in many spots in the headquarters. For this trophy, you’ll need to ignore them for 10 missions. It’s important that you win the missions. This trophy should unlock naturally.


Now We Have A BET-C!
Defeat and fix a BET-C.

A BET-C (Its hostile form being called Xynarch) can be found in any mission/area at random. Firstly you’ll need to defeat it before being able to fix it up. Be warned, it’s a badass enemy!

The best way to kill this enemy is to rush towards it and kill it in close quarters combat with all players present.


See you later, Detonator!
Participate in killing 20 Bulk Detonators.

Bulk Detonators can be found in any area/mission. They are slow but deal heavy damage. As you kill it, they will explode and leave giant destruction behind. Make sure to keep your distance, as it will kill you instantly with a full shield upon exploding.


Jeweler
Collect 10 Bittergems.

Bittergems are a rare mineral that can be spawned at random. It has a pink glow to it on the wall, alongside pink minerals that are on the walls. Upon digging it out, you will find a giant pink chunk. Deliver it to Molly and you will be awarded a lot of Bittergem. This is worth money upon completing the mission.

It can be found in every environment and all mission types. It has a spawn rate of 1:21 (~4.7%)


Prospector
Collect 20 Compressed Gold Chunks.

Gold chucks can be found everywhere. They can be seen in walls by their golden spikes. Dig towards the golden light and you should find a golden chuck. A chuck of gold will reward you with around 200 gold.


What Are These Things?
You’ve collected 5 mysterious alien artifacts. They are hot to the touch, and smells faintly of…tarmac?

Also referred to as an Error Cube, or “ERR://23Y%/”, is an ingame artifact that will rarely spawn (3.8%). It is worth 4.000 EXP upon depositing it.

It can be found by looking around for a pink glow alongside grey spikes on the wall.


Hi Ho, Silver – Away!
Ride Molly for 15 seconds.

For this trophy, you need to ride molly for 15 seconds at the same time.
The best way to do this is in a “Protect the Drill Dozer” mission. The Drill Dozer will dig giant holes, where molly can pass through easily. Upon finishing the mission, Molly can make her way back without any problem. Jump on her then, and you should hit the 15 seconds.


Farmer
Ride the Silicate Harvester for 30 seconds.

A Harvester is most likely to be found in a “Refining” mission. Stand on top of them for 30 seconds and this trophy is yours.


I Like It Down Here
You stayed in a mission for an hour or longer.

There is not a single mission that requires you to stay down for longer than 1 hour. At most, you are looking at a mission that takes 30-40 minutes. You need to stay down long enough on purpose for this trophy.


Miner
Complete your first mission.

Complete your first mission.


Consistent Performance
Successfully complete three Hazard Level 3 missions from start to finish in a row.

Refer to the “Rock Solid” trophy for more information.


Approved Greenbeard
Complete your first assignment.

There are a lot of assignments for you to complete. For example the Weekly Assignment, but you also have the promotion assignment which you need to complete 7 times for each character.


Thick-Skinned
Survive a Hazard Level 4 mission from start to finish.

Refer to the “Rock Solid” trophy for more information on this.


Employee of the Month
Successfully complete four Hazard Level 4 missions from start to finish in a row.

Refer to the “Rock Solid” trophy for more information.


Going Lethal
Successfully complete a Hazard Level 5 mission from start to finish.

Refer to the “Rock Solid” trophy for more information.


Rock Solid
Successfully complete five Hazard Level 5 missions from start to finish in a row.

In order to unlock Hazard Level 5, you need to complete the assignment called “New Hazard Level: Lethal”.

It has you complete 3 assignment missions, those being fixed:

1) Elimination – Kill 3 Dreadnoughts
For this mission it is highly advised you do the following:
A) Play as a Gunner.
B) Collect enough nitro so you can call in a resupply pod for each Dreadnought.
C) Use your shield to cover you from damage.
D) Use the Thunderhead, it can damage Dreadnoughts from the front.
E) Unless you got 3 amazing friends, play solo and have BOSCO help you. (4 revives included).

2) Point Extraction – Collect 10 Aquarqs
For this mission it is highly advised you do the following:
A) Play as an Engineer, the turrets will help you a big deal.
B) Stay close to the deposit point, stationary turrets will damage enemies.
C) Have BOSCO gather the required Aquarqs.

3) Salvage Operation – Salvage 2 M.U.L.E.s
For this mission it is highly advised you do the following:
A) Play as any class you like, Gunner is advised.
B) Towards the end will be combat-heavy, have 2 resupplies ready for each phase. (Powering Pod and fueling Pod).

In order to complete Hazard level 5 missions it’s advised to play the following:
A) Point Extraction (preferable in Glacial Strata).
B) Single-player, have BOSCO help you.
C) Try to get a spawn as pictured below.

With the spawn below, you should be able to get around 5-6 Aquarqs without leaving the drop pod. You should stay inside the Drop Pod until you defeated (most) of the first wave. After doing so, you’ll speedrun the last 2-3 remaining Aquarqs required to complete the mission.

It is allowed to back-up your save to the Cloud/USB and reload it whenever you fail a mission.


Bring your A-game
Successfully complete a Hazard Level 3 mission from start to finish where no dwarf goes down and without ordering a resupply.

Refer to the “Rock Solid” trophy for more information on this.


Like a Well-Oiled Machine
Successfully complete a Hazard Level 4 mission from start to finish where no dwarf goes down and without ordering a resupply.

This trophy is earnable in a solo game. The recommended mission type is Egg Hunt (4). Pick the Driller as your character with a flamethrower. Be quick enough so that you only have to fight a single wave on Hazard level 4. Your drills should provide you with enough mobility to dig the 4 eggs out quickly.

Do note that you cannot go down or order a resupply while doing this mission!


Mutated Scavenger
Successfully complete 20 missions tagged with Warnings from start to finish.

Mutators have a choice to spawn at random for any mission. They have a red color and can be noticed easily when selecting a mission. There are a few different mutators available, such as:

A) Cave Leech Cluster.
B) Exploder Infestation.
C) Haunted Cave.

The benefit of doing these is that you will be rewarded with more EXP and minerals.


It’s My Party
You’ve hosted and successfully completed 50 team missions from start to finish.

Host a total of 50 missions.


Good Shepherd
Successfully complete 25 missions where at least 1 player is 10 player ranks lower than you.

As you play missions, you will earn an overall EXP that is not bound to a specific ingame character class. This is referred to as “Player Rank” (not to be confused with the season level).

You should get this trophy over the course of your 300+ hours journey throughout the game.


Lone Wolf
You’ve completed 10 Solo missions. Impressive.

Complete 10 solo missions.


Management Approves
Complete 25 Milestones.

Milestones are objectives that can be completed while doing missions or performing certain actions. For instance:
A) Complete X missions collecting Boolo Caps.
B) Buy 5 cosmetic items.

They can be viewed in your own terminal/chamber.


Feelin’ Perky
Unlock 10 Perk Nodes.

In order to unlock perk nodes, you will need to complete milestones and earn points.


Movin’ On Up
Promote any Dwarf at least once.

Refer to the trophy “Legendary Team” for more information on this.


Corporate Climber
Promote any two Dwarves at least once.

Refer to the trophy “Legendary Team” for more information on this.