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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trophy Guide

August 28, 2013 Written by Richard Duflo

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Welcome to PlayStation LifeStyle’s trophy guide for Splinter Cell: Blacklist! The latest entry into the series comes with 1 platinum, 2 gold, 10 silver, and 35 bronze trophies. There is nothing here that should give you too much trouble. There are a handful of multiplayer trophies but they can be done in private matches by yourself and with one other person. Perfectionist difficulty may sound daunting but it really isn’t – as long as you are patient and stealthy it will be no problem. If you need co op or multiplayer partners post your PSN in the comments below and let’s sneak our way to this latest platinum trophy!

Spoiler  Alert: There are a few spoilers within this guide. It is recommended that you complete the game before reading if you are trying to avoid spoilers.

Decorated Agent - Platinum

- Collect every Trophy.

Follow this guide!

Asset Retrieval - Bronze

- Complete Safehouse on any difficulty.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

Ambushed Escaped - Bronze

- Complete Insurgent Stronghold on any difficulty.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

American Consumption Prevented - Bronze

- Complete American Consumption on any difficulty.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

Terrorist Factor Turned - Bronze

- Complete Private Estate on any difficulty.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

Tracker placed - Bronze

- Complete Abandoned Mill on any difficulty.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

Iranian Intel Retrieved - Bronze

- Complete Special Missions HQ on any difficulty.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

American Freedom Averted - Bronze

- Complete Transit Yards on any difficulty.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

Infiltration/Interrogation - Bronze

- Complete Detention Facility on any difficulty.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

Paladin Restored - Bronze

- Survive the attack on Paladin.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

American Fuel Engaged - Bronze

- Complete LNG Terminal on any difficulty.

This trophy is story related and will be unlocked automatically.

4th Echelon Confirmed – Silver

- Complete the single player campaign.

This trophy is story related and will unlock automatically upon completion of the entire single player campaign.

4th Echelon Commendation - Silver

- Complete every single player mission on Realistic difficulty.

See the trophy 4th Echelon for more information.

4th Echelon Officer - Gold

- Complete every single player mission on Perfectionist difficulty.

Perfectionist is the hardest difficulty in the game. It really isn’t that hard if you are patient and take your time through certain parts. It is easier to go through this difficulty as stealthily and non lethally as possible. If you get spotted press Start and reload the checkpoint. You do not have to complete the 4E missions on Perfectionist, only the single player campaign. There are a few noticeable differences in Perfectionist than the other difficulties.

  • Sonar goggles cannot see through walls.
  • Mark and Execute is disabled.
  • Enemies can hear and see you from a further distance.
  • Enemies are stronger.
  • You take more damage if spotted.
  • You cannot resupply during missions.

Take your time, use alternate routes to avoid enemy patrols, remain non lethal and stay hidden.

HVTs Secured - Bronze

- Capture 20 High Value Targets.

You will encounter HVTs during the single player campaign and 4E missions. The HVT will be highlighted on your radar. To capture an HVT you must non lethally knock them out. After they have been knocked out walk over to their body and press Square to “bag and tag” them. If you use melee combat to knock them out you will automatically use them as a human shield. Press Square while holding them to bag and tag them. After they have been secured they will remain there until you reach the next checkpoint and will then be extracted.

Intel Acquired - Bronze

- Collect 24 Dead Drop flash drives.

These are flash drives that can be found throughout the single player campaign and 4E missions. Once you collect them you will not have to get them again if you die or have to replay a mission.

Buying the Paladin Upgrade Command & Control level 1 will reveal the dead drop locations on your radar.

Data Security - Bronze

- Hack 23 Blacklist Laptops.

These laptops can be found throughout the single player campaign and 4E missions. If you are spotted by the enemy before hacking a laptop in a mission the laptop will self destruct and you will have to restart the mission or checkpoint. So make sure you are being being stealthy as you make your way to a laptop. Once you hack a laptop you do not need to get it again if you die or restart the mission.

Purchase level two of the Paladin upgrade Command & Control to reveal the laptop locations on your radar.

Upgraded Gear Accessed - Bronze 

- Purchase every upgrade for one gun.

The cheapest weapon to fully upgrade is the PX4 Storm. It will cost a total of $35,575 to upgrade all the way.

C&C Optimized - Silver

- Fully upgrade your Headquarters.

Headquarters upgrades can be purchased from Grimm while in Paladin.

Cockpit

Level 1 – $1,000

Level 2 – $130,000

Charlie’s Workshop

Level 1 – $144,000

Level 2 – $180,000

Command & Control

Level 1 – $90,000

Level 2 – $150,000

Infirmary

Level 1 – $120,000

Level 2 – $140,000

Crew Quarters

Level 1 – $84,000

Level 2 – $114,000

Holding Cells

Level 1 – $60,000

Level 2 – $96,000

Cargo Bay

Level 1 – $78,000

Tactical Style: Ghost - Silver

- Master Ghost play style on 7 missions.

Each mission will have a set score that you have to reach to master a play style. You can check by selecting a mission and pressing R1 to view the play styles tab. To master a mission on Ghost you need to play very stealthily. Do not alert or kill anyone. Use non lethal means to take care of enemies. If possible, sneaking through areas without disturbing guards will gain you a lot of Ghost points. Mastering the 4E missions in addition to single player campaign will also count towards this trophy.

Tactical Style: Panther - Silver

- Master Panther play style on 7 missions.

Each mission will have a set score that you have to reach to master a play style. You can check by selecting a mission and pressing R1 to view the play styles tab. To earn Panther points you must kill enemies but remain unseen. Do not alert enemies, use silenced weapons and lethal hand to hand attacks.

Tactical Style: Assault - Silver

- Master Assault play style on 7 missions.

Each mission will have a set score that you have to reach to master a play style. You can check by selecting a mission and pressing R1 to view the play styles tab. Assault style points can be earned by getting spotted and eliminating all enemies while in combat. Grenades and unsilenced weapons will help earn you these. Try to string together as many kills as you can as fast as possible to build up a points multiplier.

Evidence Concealed - Bronze

- Hide 5 bodies in containers.

After you kill or knock out an enemy press Circle to pick up the body. After that you can drop the body in a bin. Only one body per bin will count toward the trophy. You will get the opportunity to get this trophy during the first mission Safehouse.

No Kill Option Engaged - Silver

- Complete the single player campaign without killing anyone as Sam Fisher.

This trophy should be attempted on your Perfectionist play through. Only use non lethal gadgets, weapons, and knock outs. Also, make sure to select the Spare option during the cutscenes with Sam and enemies. Here are a few tips that will make this easier:

  • Upgrade your stealth Ops Suit all the way.
  • Bring Sleeping Gas Grenades
  • Buy the Crossbow.
  • Use Proximity Shocker mines.

Distraction Tactician - Bronze

- Call an enemy over, then take them down undetected when they investigate.

Take cover near a corner and press Select to call the enemy. The enemy will come to investigate and when he gets close enough press Square to silently take him out. It can be a lethal or non lethal take down.

Tri-Rotor Functionality - Bronze

Disable a security device using the Tri-Rotor.

As soon as the mission Special Missions HQ begins, take the Tri-Rotor and fly it around the first left corner to find a security camera. Aim at the camera and press Square to disable it with an electric shock.

Enhanced Lethality Demonstrated - Bronze

- Using Mark & Execute, take down 6 enemies in under 14 seconds.

There is a good opportunity to get this trophy in the mission Insurgent Stronghold. The area you climb up to after the checkpoint under the bridge is where you wanna try this.

Before you start try to lure as many enemies over as you can. Mark & Execute 3 enemies, kill them, quickly kill an enemy with hand to hand combat, and then use Mark & Execute to kill 3 more enemies. If you fail reload the check point. Make sure to use a sniper rifle for the Mark & Execute as it will have greater range and kill enemies further away.

Hostile Shield Secured - Bronze

- Take down a shielded infantryman hand to hand and take his shield.

The easiest way to get this is to sneak up from behind and stealthily take down a heavy soldier with Square (lethal or non lethal). After you kill him, press square over his shield to pick it up. There is an easy opportunity to get this in the 1st mission that Kobin gives you.

Hostages Secured – Bronze

- Save the hostages in the Transit Yards.

At the end of the mission Transit Yards you will be on a moving train chasing an enemy leader. You will have to climb out a window, climb to the next train car and jump in through a window. Right after that part you will have four enemies left. Put down the 2 in the car with you and then move to the next car. These last two enemies will grab hostages. If you get too close or shoot one of them they will kill the hostages and you will miss the trophy. As soon as you enter the car throw a sleep grenade and it will knock them out. The trophy will pop up during the following cutscene.

Mission Footprint Zero - Bronze

- Complete a single player mission without being detected during gameplay.

Play stealthily, hide bodies, find alternate routes around patrolling enemies and be patient. You are detected when the white bar fills up all the way. If that happens you can reload the check point and try again.

Combined Op Successful - Bronze

- Complete a COOP mission with a teammate.

All you have to do is play a co-op mission from start to finish with another player.

Hunter Operator - Bronze

- Complete all 4th Echelon Missions from Andriy Kobin.

Kobin can be found in the Paladin Holding Cells. These missions can be completed solo, with a partner, or split screen. Speak with him to access his missions.

Infiltration Operator – Bronze

- Completion all 4th Echelon Missions from Anna Grimsdottir.

Talk to Grim inside Paladin to access her missions. Her missions have more of a focus on stealth as the mission is failed if you are spotted. These missions can be completed solo, with a partner, or split screen.

Extraction Operator - Bronze

- Complete all 4th Echelon Missions from Charlie Cole.

Charlie can be found in the Paladin Workshop. His missions are wave survival. There are 4 missions with 20 waves of enemies. You do not have to complete all 20 waves. Once you get beat wave 5 the option to extract will become available. If you extract, the missions will be counted as completed. These missions can be completed solo, with a partner, or split screen.

Combined Operator - Bronze

- Complete all 4th Echelon Missions from Isaac Briggs with a teammate.

Briggs is located near the SMI Map in Paladin. Speak with him to access his missions. His missions cannot be completed solo. They must be done via online co op or split screen.

Elite Killing Team - Bronze

- Dual Execute with a teammate to take down a helmeted enemy.

While playing online co op, mark a helmeted enemy and hold Triangle. When your partner is close enough they will be prompted to also hold Triangle. When you are both holding Triangle you will execute the dual execution.

Lead Interrogator - Bronze

- Win the COOP interrogation in VORON Station.

This trophy can be earned in Briggs’ third 4E mission VORON Station. You and your partner will breach a room with 2 enemies and will have a conversation about who is who. You will need to scan the enemies face using the toggle before your partner can. If you fail you can reload the check point and try again.

ShadowNet Online - Bronze

- Access ShadowNet for the latest news & challenges.

As soon as you start the game and have control of Sam, press Start and then Triangle to access ShadowNet.

Officer of the Day - Bronze

- Complete a Daily Challenge.

The daily challenges can be accessed via ShadowNet in the SMI Map in Paladin. Select and accept the challenge. These challenges are done in the single player campaign and in the 4E missions.

Seven Day Duty Shift - Silver

- Complete a Spies vs Mercs Weekly Challenge.

The weekly challenges are accessed via ShadowNet in the SMI Map in Paladin. Select the challenge and start playing online to complete the given challenge objective.

If you are having trouble online you can complete the weekly challenge in a private match with one other person.

Support Ops - Bronze

- Get 10 objective assists in Spies vs Mercs.

To get an objective assist you have to be near a teammate who is completing an objective. If you are having trouble with this you can earn it with 1 other person in private matches.

Lethal Versatility - Gold

- Win a match in each Spies vs Mercs game mode.

Be on the winning team in any of the follow game types to earn this trophy:

  • SvM Blacklist
  • SvM Classic
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Uplink Control
  • Extraction

You only need to be on the winning team once. This can also be done by yourself in a private match.

Firearm Accessed - Bronze

- Unlock a Merc’s Light Machine Gun.

You will need to be at least rank 5 to earn this trophy. Go to Customize Gear and unlock a Merc loadout ($100,000). Under Alternate Weapon you can purchase an LMG for $120,000.

Personal Kit - Bronze 

- Unlock a custom loadout slot for Spy or Merc.

You will need one token and $100,000 to unlock a custom loadout. This is done in the Customize Gear menu online.

Trusted Agent - Silver

- Achieve Rank 10 in Spies vs Mercs.

Just play online until you are rank 10. This can also be done alone in private matches and may be much faster. Just keep capturing objectives to earn points.

Rated Hacker - Silver

- Hack a terminal in a Spies vs Mercs SvM Blacklist or SvM Classic match.

Hack a terminal by holding Triangle. If you are having trouble with this online you can earn it by yourself in a private match.

Rated Intel Courier - Bronze

- Carry home the intel in a Spies vs Mercs Extraction match.

Grab an objective by pressing Triangle and bring it back to the designated area. If you are having trouble with this it can be completed alone in a private match.

Rated Aggressor - Bronze

- Capture a control point in a Spies vs Mercs Uplink Control match.

Capture a control point by running up to it and holding Triangle. If you are having trouble with this it can be completed in a private match by yourself.

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