Catan VR Trophy Guide

Game: Catan VR
Peripherals: Motion controllers
Time to 100%: 100+ Hours // 5 hours with bug (Version 1.00)
Difficulty: 1/10 // 1/10
Missable trophies: None
Author: Knoef_NL

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

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Stage 1 – The Rules of Catan

For the full details of the ingame rules, please refer to the video above. Below is a short summery of the bare essentials of the game.

Resources
Catan has a total of 5 resources. It’s best if you build the starting two settlements on all 5 type of resources. Early in the game it’s important to gather Lumber(Forest), Bricks(Hills), Wool(Pasture) and Grain(Fields). For late game it’s important to gather a lot of Iron Ore. The best field to gather Iron Ore(Mountains) is the “5” field on a standard board. Make sure you upgrade this settlement to a city, so you get double resources.

Best spots
The best spots are: Brick(8) + Iron(5) + Grain(10) & Lumber (8) + Wool (10) + Wool (11) (example, maps are randomized).
Securing these spots allow you to gather up all 5 types or resources. There are many good spots. The game marks the best spots with a green settlement.

Dice NumberProbabilityResource
2*Grain
3**Wood, Wood
4***Wood, Brick
5****Ore, Ore
6*****Grain, Grain
7******Robber
8*****Wood, Brick
9****Wool, Brick
10***Grain, Wool
11**Ore, Wool
12*Wool

Victory Points
To win a game, you will need to have a total of 10 victory points. The following actions will give you Victory Points:
Settlement – 1 VP
City – 2 VP
Longest Road – 2 VP (Starting at a minimum of 5 uninterrupted connected roads. E.g, no forks or cities on the road)
Largest Army – 2 VP (3 or more required)
Victory Point Card = 1 VP

Buying Stuff
Settlement = 1 Grain, 1 Brick, 1 lumber and 1 Wool
City = 3 Ore and 2 Grain
Road = 1 Brick and 1 lumber
Development Card = 1 Ore, 1 grain and 1 wool

There is a maximum of 5 settlements that can be build at the same time. You will need to upgrade to a City before you can build another settlement.
There is also a maximum of 5 cities you can build.

Resources required to build.

Development Cards
There are a few types of development cards, these are:
– Knight. Replace the Robber on the field. Having the largest amount of knights (starting from 3) will grant you 2 Victory Points
– Years of Plenty. Pick any 2 resources from the back
– Monopoly. Select a resource and obtain all the cards of this resource type from your fellow players.
– Road building. Build 2 roads.
– Victory Point. 1 Victory point.

Trading
You can trade either with the bank or with a fellow player. Always try to trade with a 1:1 ratio with a fellow player.
Trading with the bank is done at a 4:1 ratio. You will need to provide 4 of the same resource, in trade for 1 resource of your choice.
A better deal can be truck if you obtain a harbor with a “?”next to it. This is a general harbor, and allows you to trade with a 3:1 ration against the bank.
If you build a settlement near a dock with a specific resource on it (Lumber for example) you can trade at a 2:1 ration.

Winning the game
There are a few ways to win the game. It’s most likely to win the game with:
– A mix of settlements and cities, combined with The Longest Road. A few examples to win are:
1. City + City + City + City + Longest Road = 10 points
2. City + City + City + Settlement + Settlement = 10 points
3. City + City + City + Settlement + VP Card = 10 points
4. Settlement + Settlement + Settlement + Settlement + Settlement + VP Card + Longest Road + Largest Army = 10 points


Stage 2 – The Trophies & The Bug


The trophies are pretty much straight forward. You will need to win a total of 100 games and acquire 1000 victory points during the games.
There are also a few trophies linked to certain victory conditions. For example only winning with settlement or Cities, with the longest road and the largest army.
All trophies can be obtained offline. There is an online game mode in case you want to play with random people or some friends! Cross-play in enabled, playing with other platforms is possible.

The Bug
There is a bug in version 1.00. This allows you to win games in quick succession. When you win a game, press “quit game” then press “resume game” again. This will put you at the previous game, just before winning. Win the game once again and repeat the steps. See the video below for details.

Trophies


  All the trophies
Achieve all other Catan trophies.


  Grand Master
Earn 500 Victory Points across any number of games.

Victory Points are earned by doing the following:
Settlement – 1 VP
City – 2 VP
Longest Road – 2 VP (Starting at a minimum of 5 uninterrupted connected roads. E.g, no forks or cities on the road)
Largest Army – 2 VP (3 or more required)
Victory Point Card = 1 VP

Keep playing games until you achieve a total of 500 Victory points across all games.


  I’m more of a city girl
Win a game without having any Settlements on the board

To perform this, you will need to win by using one of the following options:
1.City (Upgraded settlement) + City + City + City + City;
2. City + City + City + Longest road + Largest army

You are free to mix methods until you reach 10 VP, just make sure you don’t have a single settlement on the board upon winning.


  So many sheep…
Play 50 games of Catan

Complete a total of 50 games. On average, a game of Catan takes between 20 and 30 minutes. It’s best if you win those games too, for the 100 wins trophy (This is my island).


  This is my island
Win 100 games of Catan

You will need to win a total of 100 games of Catan. This trophy can either be achieved online or offline.
This trophy will take up most of your time towards the platinum trophy.

If you wish to abuse the bug in version 1.0, refer to Stage 2 – The Trophies & The Bug. Stage 1 has a few tips on how to win games easier.


  King of Catan
Earn 1000 Victory Points across any number of games.

Victory Points are earned by doing the following:
Settlement – 1 VP
City – 2 VP
Longest Road – 2 VP (Starting at a minimum of 5 uninterrupted connected roads. E.g, no forks or cities on the road)
Largest Army – 2 VP (3 or more required)
Victory Point Card = 1 VP

Keep playing games until you achieve a total of 1000 Victory points across all games.


  Master
Earn 250 Victory Points across any number of games

Victory Points are earned by doing the following:
Settlement – 1 VP
City – 2 VP
Longest Road – 2 VP (Starting at a minimum of 5 uninterrupted connected roads. E.g, no forks or cities on the road)
Largest Army – 2 VP (3 or more required)
Victory Point Card = 1 VP

Keep playing games until you achieve a total of 250 Victory points across all games.


  Urban development
Win a game without having either the Largest Army or the Longest Road

To win a game without having the Largest Army or the Longest Road, do the following:
– City + City + City + City + City;

A city is an upgraded settlement. You could also score 2 points by getting victory Point Cards, but the cards you receive are random.


  I’m more of a country boy
Win a game without having any Cities on the board.

This one can provide some trouble and is tricky. To win without any cities on the board, do the following:
– Settlement + Settlement + Settlement + Settlement + Settlement + Longest Road + Largest Army + 1 Victory Point Card


Apprentice
Earn 50 Victory Points across any number of games.

Victory Points are earned by doing the following:
Settlement – 1 VP
City – 2 VP
Longest Road – 2 VP (Starting at a minimum of 5 uninterrupted connected roads. E.g, no forks or cities on the road)
Largest Army – 2 VP (3 or more required)
Victory Point Card = 1 VP

Keep playing games until you achieve a total of 50 Victory points across all games.


  Journeyman
Earn 100 Victory Points across any number of games

Victory Points are earned by doing the following:
Settlement – 1 VP
City – 2 VP
Longest Road – 2 VP (Starting at a minimum of 5 uninterrupted connected roads. E.g, no forks or cities on the road)
Largest Army – 2 VP (3 or more required)
Victory Point Card = 1 VP

Keep playing games until you achieve a total of 250 Victory points across all games.


  More like a knight club
Win a game while having the Largest Army.

To get the Largest Army, you need to buy development cards. You will need to collect at least 3 knights and play them.
There are many different development cards, you won’t get a knight card each time. Having the Largest Army will give you 2 VP.
A possible way of winning is:
– City + City + City + Largest Army + Longest Road.


  Everyone loves a winner
Win 10 games of Catan.

Win a total of 10 games. Refer to “This is my island” for tips and tricks.


  I’ve got connections
Win a game while having the Longest Road

To get the longest road, you will need to have at least 5 roads(without a fork in it). Should an NPC get 6 roads, you will need to extend to 7 roads. A possible victory condition is:
– City + City + City + City + Longest Road


  Arrested development
Win a game without holding any Development Cards.

Simply win a game without buying any development cards. A possible way of winning is:
– City + City + City + City + Longest Road.


  Asking to be robbed
Have more than 12 resource cards in your hand

Keep stacking cards until you have more than 12 resource cards in your hand. Note that a 7 will have you discard cards.


  Initiate
Earn 10 Victory Points across any number of games.

Refer to “This is my island” for tips and tricks on this trophy.


  On the road again
Build a road.

This trophy will be earned during the normal course of the game. A road can be built with 1 lumber and 1 brick.


  First time’s a charm
Win a game of Catan

Win a game of Catan. Refer to “This is my island” for tips and tricks on this trophy.


  First step
Finish a game of Catan.

Finish a game of Catan. Can be either online or offline.


  Nothing to lose
Have 0 cards in your hand when a 7 is rolled

This trophy can be a bit tricky. You will need to hate 0 cards in your hand, when a 7(robber) is rolled.
It’s likely that you will get this during the normal course of the game. In case you are having trouble achieving it:

Build your first 2 settlement at the coast at the beginning of the game. It’s best to build one near a number that is not rolled often. For instance a 2 and a 12. Now spend all your resources and pray for a 7.