Vampyr Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 25 hours
- Offline Trophies: 29 (1, 5, 17, 6)
- Number of missable trophies: 15 – Just take a bite, Merciful release, Unlife is strange, The tools of the profession, Keep your distance, Weapons of choice, Bloody roots, Lore keeper, Hippocratic oath, That’s better, Work in progress, Solid metal gear, Anarchy in the UK, London’s burning, Not even once
- Glitched trophies: 2 – Not even once (for a small number of players the trophy does not unlock despite doing it correctly), Weapons of choice (Used Truncheon doesn’t drop for some players)
- Hardest Trophy: Not even once (McCullum boss fight is the hardest part)
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty options available. There’s only one difficulty setting.
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1 (With manual save game backup in Chapter 1 when reaching Hospital & save game backup at Start of Chapter 6)
Welcome to the Vampyr Trophy Guide! This is a semi-open world Action-RPG about Vampires. The gameplay centers mostly around fast-paced combat. There are many types of weapons and skills. The trophy list consists of only 29 trophies. The reason 15 of them are missable is because there’s no free-roam after the story (the game just ends and you have to start from scratch). Most of these trophies are so easy though that they come naturally. There’s only one super missable trophy called “Not even once” that requires you to never embrace (kill for XP) any citizens. This should be your primary focus along with collectibles. To get the platinum in one playthrough you must make a backup in Chapter 1 after the boat ride with Dr. Swansea (Spare/Kill Clay) and another backup at start of Chapter 6 (can free-roam to every area to mop up missing collectibles). In Chapter 6 you can still free-roam around all areas to mop up missing trophies and collectibles.
Step 1: Play through the Story without embracing any Citizens, find Collectibles along the way
Follow the Weapon & Collectible Guide to find everything as you play through the game. Do not embrace (kill for XP) any citizens over an entire playthrough for trophy “Not even once”. You just can’t mesmerize them yourself to drink their blood. Killing enemies (human vampire hunters who fight you in the streets) is okay and does not impact the trophy. The trophy concerns only non-hostile named citizens (the people from citizen menu). You do not have to heal them, ever. They can never die from sickness no matter how long you wait. So don’t bother running all over the map to heal people, they would just get sick again but no sickness can ever kill them. There are also a few story-related characters linked to trophies whose fate you must decide. Always spare them or sacrifice XP to turn them into vampires. If citizens turn into monsters or go missing that’s okay and even killing them in monster form does not void “Not even once”. However, avoid turning any districts hostile (health below 50%), this would kill everyone in it and then you can no longer get the collectibles from those citizens. Not being able to consume citizens’ blood means you will be very underleveled but luckily the game is relatively easy and you can restore health with the Autophagy skill when needed.
With the help of some well placed save game backups you can do everything in one playthrough instead of two. Read the below points (Chapter 1 & Chapter 6) very carefully and back up your game when you get to those points (even better, do a backup at the start of every chapter in case something goes wrong).
Update Patch 1.07: The trophy “Not even once” is no longer obtainable in Story Mode (easiest difficulty) since patch 1.07. If you have the disc version, you can disconnect from the internet before installing the game so it doesn’t download the patch. This way the trophy can still be earned in Story Mode. If you decide to do it with patch 1.07 or above, remember you must play on Normal or Hard difficulty to unlock it!
Save Game Backups:
Go to PS4 Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage > Copy to USB Storage (if you back up to PS+ Cloud make sure to disable Auto-Upload or else it automatically overwrites the save).
- Chapter 1, Objective “Conduct Research on my New Condition”: After the boat ride with Dr. Swansea, when you arrive at the hospital by boat, make a backup. There are two trophies here that cancel each other out “Just take a bite” & “Merciful release”. Do one, then copy back save to do the other.
- Chapter 6: Make a backup at the start of Chapter 6! After this chapter the game ends and there is no more free-roam after the story. After the story you would have to start a new game which deletes all progress you have made. It is absolutely vital you make a manual backup here. Then you can kill everyone for their collectibles. After you got all collectible trophies, restore the backup and everyone will be back alive, then finish the story to pop the ‘Not even once’ trophy. Of course you can also do it the other way around, finish game first and then restore the chapter 6 backup to mop up collectibles.
Xbox One Players: Quit the game where you want to make a backup to trigger the automatic cloud upload > (double-check that it really uploaded to the cloud) > get desired achievements WITHOUT EXITING THE GAME (exiting the game overwrites cloud save!) > as soon as desired achievement pops, press Home-Button > scroll down to Vampyr > press Options > Manage Game > Saved Data > click Gamertag > Delete Saved Data > Delete from Console > if it still shows the save, delete it again until it’s gone > press Home-Button and restart the game > it will now sync/download your backup save from cloud!
Step 2: Chapter 6 Mop-up
If you made a manual save game backup at the start of Chapter 6 you can restore it and free-roam around the map to clean up what you have left. If you killed all citizens for their collectibles in Chapter 6 you can now restore the backup and they will be alive again. Then proceed to the final boss fight and finish the story for trophy ‘Not even once’. Of course it also works the other way around, finish story first and then restore backup to clean up collectibles.
Remember, after the final boss fight there is no more free-roam. There is no way back and without a backup of your save game you would have to start a new playthrough from scratch.
- Vampyr Trophy Video Playlist (YouTube)
- Vampyr Weapons & Collectible Locations
- Vampyr Citizen Locations
- Vampyr Braille Text Locations (Occult Oculus Investigation)
- Vampyr How to Get Recollection of Paulus Aurelianus – Bloody Roots Puzzle
- Vampyr Chapter 5: Where to find Secret Passage
- Vampyr Chapter 7: Where to find Secret Passage
Vampyr Trophy Guide
|Time is on my side
Earn all trophies
|Earn all other trophies in Vampyr to unlock platinum (DLC not required)!|
|From here to eternity
Go to the Shelter and rest…
|Automatic story-related trophy. Unlocks at the end of the Prologue.|
|At dawn we row
Take a ride with Doctor Swansea
|Automatic story-related trophy. Unlocks in Chapter 1.|
|Just take a bite
Embrace Clay during your first meeting with him
|In Chapter 1, after you get on the boat with Doctor Swansea and arrive at the hospital, there’s a guy called Clay at the docks. He’s the first citizen you can embrace (drain his blood for XP) or leave him alive. For this trophy you must choose to embrace (kill) him.
Important: Embracing Clay voids the “Not even once” & “Merciful release” trophies. When you reach the hospital, make a manual save game backup. PS4 Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage > Copy (to PS Cloud or USB Storage). After doing this trophy, copy back the save to get “Mericful release” and spare Clay.
Let Clay live during your first meeting with him
|In Chapter 1, after you get on the boat with Doctor Swansea and arrive at the hospital, there’s a guy called Clay at the docks. He’s the first citizen you can embrace (drain his blood for XP) or leave him alive. For this trophy you must choose to spare him.
Important: Saving Clay voids the “Just take a bite” trophy. When you reach the hospital, make a manual save game backup. PS4 Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage > Copy (to PS Cloud or USB Storage). You will want to save Clay for the rest of your playthrough to get the ‘Not even once’ trophy for not killing any citizens.
Eat 10 rats
|You need to eat a total of 10 rats across your playthrough. You can scan for them with and they will be marked in red. This will most likely come naturally. There are plenty of rats and they respawn when you go in and out of a safe house or revisit an area at a later time. They are often found in sewers, on the graveyard etc. For example in graveyard north of Pembroke Hospital there are always lots of rats near the safe house. No real need to farm this though, rats usually come in packs of 3 when you encounter them. There are also infinite rats spawning in the Castle of Chapter 7.|
|Unlife is strange
Save this poor plant with water
Step 1: Find pure water in West-End District. It’s in a building on the opposite side of Kimura Tadaos house (the little market area north of Reid’s Mansion/Hideout). You go to this district in Chapter 4.
Step 2: Water the plant in your office at Pembroke Hospital (next to the bed & workbench). It’s a small plant in a pot.
Step 3: Sleep for 3 nights in a row.
Step 4: After 3 nights the plant will have grown green leaves. Interact with it to unlock the trophy (if the plant needs more time to grow sleep for longer).
|The tools of the profession
Find all melee weapons
|» Vampyr All Weapons & Collectibles Locations Guide|
|Keep your distance
Find all ranged weapons
|» Vampyr All Weapons & Collectibles Locations Guide|
|Weapons of choice
Find all off-hand weapons
|» Vampyr All Weapons & Collectibles Locations Guide|
Find the recollection of Paulus Aurelianus
The recollection of Paulus Aurelianus is a sword under the Temple Church in the northern part of West-End district. The earliest chance to go there is during Chapter 5 (story takes you there). However, you can’t actually unlock the weapon until Chapter 6. There’s a guy called Usher Talltree (fortune teller) sitting there. In front of him on the stairs are 4 pressure pads on the floor, they make a noise when you step on them. Behind the wall by the pressure pads is the sword you need.
The order is RANDOMIZED for every player and will be different for everybody. Luckily, there are in-game clues to figure out the correct combination. In order to figure out the pattern, do Usher’s side quest to get his notebook but DO NOT read the notebook. Then he gives you a collectible document with a drawing of 4 symbols in the rop RIGHT corner (the collectible is called “The Brotherhood of Saint-Paul Stole: Origin of the Brotherhood”). See the image below.
Usher’s Collectible Document (The Brotherhood of Saint-Paul Stole: Origin of the Brotherhood):
The same document from another player, showing slightly different symbols and in different order.
The order on which you must step on the pressure pads is:
The drawing shows the symbols, adjust the above 6 moves to fit with your game. The drawing also show the layout of where the 4 pressure pads, you can see the stairs are also in the drawing at the left and bottom. The symbols on this document are in a different order for every player. If the above order doesn’t work you can check all other document collectibles if they have a white dot in the top LEFT corner (you must have found all 30 collectibles first and then click on them in the collectible overview). Refer to the Vampyr Collectible Guide for their locations. The dots on the different collectible documents show you how often you need to step on each pressure plate. With this info you can figure out the correct combination (it’s always 6 moves total).
It’s different for every player so you must get Usher’s collectible document and step on Fish > Circle (or “P”) > Square > Circle (or “P”) > Fish > Rhombus. Or you can find all collectibles in your game and use the clues on them to get the solution that applies to you.
(Special thanks to MackDaddyT99 & SnowNinjaRaccoon & Amfiray for their tips about this trophy).
Gather all collectibles
|» Vampyr All Weapons & Collectibles Locations Guide|
Heal 10 citizens
|Over the course of the game citizens will fall sick. This is indicated by the yellow part of their health bar and the yellow spores on their icon in the citizen menu. Talk to everyone at every settlement to unlock their health status in the menu. To speed things up you can sleep in your bed for a few nights and they will all get sick. Then craft the medicine that cures their sickness (more medicine is unlocked at the workbench over the course of the game. The cure to headache, migraine, neuralgia are bought from Dorothy Crane in Whitechapel).
To hand the sick people medicine press when talking to them. The less sick they are the cheaper the medicine is to produce (less ingredients needed). You can tell by the amount of yellow spores on each person’s icon in the citizen menu. 1 spore means level 1 sickness, 2 spores is level 2 sickness and 3 spores is level 3 sickness.
The cheapest option is to cure 10 people as soon as they fall sick. Personally, I did it in Chapter 6 when everyone had a level 3 sickness. Even though it’s more expensive by this point I had enough materials to produce the cures and enough money to buy ingredients. So even at the end of the game it’s quite possible.
You should make a manual backup of your save beforehand. Then you can copy it back to regain all materials and money spent on ingredients (PS4 Settings > Application Saved Data Management).
Upgrade a weapon with a module
|After upgrading a weapon for the first time (see trophy “Solid metal gear”) you will unlock two module slots for the weapon. Modules add special modifiers such as blood drain. Purchase any one module and the trophy will unlock.|
|Work in progress
Upgrade a weapon
|See trophy “Solid metal gear”.|
|Solid metal gear
Upgrade a weapon to level 5
|You can upgrade weapons at the workbench of any safe house as well as in your office in the hospital. Safe Houses are marked on the map. To do the upgrade you must find materials. They are randomly dropped by enemies, found in containers everywhere, and can also be bought from merchants. For this trophy you must upgrade a weapon to the maximum, level 5.
Once you reach the West-End district in Chapter 4 you can buy most materials from merchants. There’s a merchant in West-End district near the Ascalon Club that sells plenty of upgrade materials. You will also get lots of materials from exploration and story progress. Always pick up what the enemies drop and search every place you visit thoroughly. By the time you reach Chapter 6 you should have more than enough materials to fully upgrade a weapon. Use the materials wisely, on a weapon you actually intend to use.
|Interview with the vampire
Take care of Dorothy’s fate
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks in Chapter 2 after your encounter with Nurse Dorothy.|
Take care of Sean’s fate
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks in Chapter 3 at the end of the Mines/Sewers section.|
|Prepare to die
Take care of Aloysius’s fate
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks in Chapter 5 in Dawson’s mansion.|
|The Dying Swansea
Take care of Swansea’s fate
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks at the end of Chapter 5 in the theatre basement.|
|Anarchy in the UK
Turn a district to hostile status
|See trophy “London’s burning”.|
|A taste for blood
Complete the game
|Beat the entire story to receive this trophy. There are 7 chapters total. Chapter 6 is the point of no return. When you defeat the Chapter 6 Endboss there is no way to go back. There’s no free-roam after the story.|
|Not even once
Finish the game without killing any citizens (not unlockable in Story Mode)
|Update Patch 1.07: The trophy is no longer obtainable in Story Mode (easiest difficulty) since patch 1.07. If you have the disc version, you can disconnect from the internet before installing the game so it doesn’t download the patch. This way the trophy can still be earned in Story Mode. If you decide to do it with patch 1.07 or above, remember you must play on Normal or Hard difficulty to unlock it!
*This trophy may be glitchy. For most people it works fine, for others it doesn’t unlock despite doing everything perfectly. If it doesn’t unlock for you, reinstall the game and stop the download of patches (go offline), replay the game with version 1.00.*
You must finish an entire playthrough (all 7 chapters) without embracing any citizen. The keyword here is “embrace” which you normally do by pressing while talking to a person and then luring them to a quiet place for the kill. Do not do this.
Drinking the blood of citizens is your main source of XP on a normal playthrough. By going for this trophy you cut out the biggest source of XP so you’ll be constantly underleveled. It makes the game harder but it still is easy enough. Thanks to your healing skill “Authophagy” you are pretty much undefeatable. Coupled with an Off-Hand Weapon that offers instant blood absorption (such as the Liston Knife) you can hit an enemy once and have enough blood to heal yourself 2-3 times in a row. If you platinumed fighting-oriented games like Bloodborne, Dark Souls or Witcher 3 you shouldn’t have any problem whatsoever and will find this easy in comparison.
The most difficult parts are the boss fights. If you run into any trouble, refer to their respective trophies below.
You are allowed to kill human enemies (Vampire Hunters) who fight you in the streets. Drinking their blood is okay. The trophy concerns only non-hostile named citizens (the people from citizen menu). If citizens turn into monsters it’s okay to kill them, that doesn’t void the trophy. They are also allowed to go missing. However, avoid turning a district Hostile (district health dropping below 50%) -> it would instantly kill everyone in the district.
Story-related Decisions & Exceptions:
My Final Result when the trophy unlocked (Citizen Menu):
Here are the screenshots of my citizen menu just before the final cutscene, from my playthrough that unlocked the trophy using the story decisions described above.
Recommended Skills & Weapons Build:
My build is based on high damage and stun power with a Two-Handed Mace. When enemies are stunned you can bite them to extract blood. Heal yourself and repeat. I also use the Liston Knife, an Off-Hand weapon that transfers blood on every hit. One hit with a fully upgraded Liston Knife is enough for 3 heals (1 heal without any upgrades). This weapon allows you to just keep healing yourself or spam your skills. I don’t recommend putting many XP in active skills. They are too expensive, require blood to use, and do too little damage. Put your points in physical attributes, first and foremost health and stamina. Melee weapons do a lot more damage than skills.
–> For Weapon Locations follow the Vampyr Weapons & Collectibles Guide.
All other skills you can skip. You can test other skills if you want and reset them later (first reset is for free). Don’t reset too often or it will get too expensive.
|Defeat the beast
Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks in Chapter 3 after defeating Fergal in the sewers of the Docks. The video above shows the boss on the ‘Not even once’ playthrough.
Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks in Chapter 3 after defeating the Mary boss at the graveyard. The video above shows the boss on the ‘Not even once’ playthrough.
|Death on stage
Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks at the end of Chapter 4 after defeating Doris in the Whitechapel Theather. The video above shows the boss on the ‘Not even once’ playthrough.
|Bury the hatchet
Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks in Chapter 5 after defeating McCullum in Pembroke Hospital. The video above shows the boss on the ‘Not even once’ playthrough.
He is the toughest boss in the game. I highly recommend you upgrade your favorite weapon to level 5 first. Also put points in Stamina and Health bar (at least level 7 on those passive skills). The ultimate move ‘Abyss’ is highly recommended. While using this skill, McCullum will be stunned and you can keep attacking him. This means massive damage from the skill + your barrage of repeated melee attacks while he is defenseless. When the fight starts attack him until you’re out of stamina, use the ultimate, keep attacking until out of Stamina. With this I depleted 40% of his entire health in just seconds. Now just keep dodging around until your ultimate has recharged and repeat.
Defeat The Disaster
Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks in Chapter 6 after defeating the endboss in the sewers. The video above shows the boss on the ‘Not even once’ playthrough.
This is a double boss. Luckily, the first one has very little health. One Ultimate move and a bunch of melee attacks will kill the first boss ‘Disaster Harriet’. Then the real endboss spawns. Her attacks don’t do much damage but she is very fast and uses Vampyr skills constantly. Try to keep your Stamina high at all times so you can dodge to the boss, land one hit, dodge away, repeat. Your Ultimate Move will likely be depleted from the first boss but should recharge fast enough to land the killing blow on the endboss. In theory you could keep dodging around until the Ultimate is recharged to cheese this boss.
Turn all districts to hostile status
|There are 4 districts in total: The Docks, Prembroke Hospital, Whitechapel, West End.
You must turn all of these to hostile status. The earliest opportunity for this is in Chapter 4 when you reach the last district (West End).
The fastest way to turn all districts hostile is to sleep in your bed for many nights in a row until every citizen has a level 3 illness. You can check this in the citizen menu (3 yellow spores on the person’s avatar). Then kill 2-4 more people in the district and it will be hostile. Walk up to someone and press to mesmerize. Then follow the red mist to an area out of sight and kill the person. After killing a couple of people sleep in a nearby hideout for the district status to update (trophy unlocks after sleeping).
The overall health status of a district can be seen in the citizen menu. When it falls below 50% it turns hostile. Then all people in the district die and monsters will roam the streets. This obviously voids the “Not even once” trophy (don’t kill anyone). To get both trophies in one run you must make a manual save game backup, ideally at the start of Chapter 6 (PS4 Settings > Application Saved Data Management). After getting one trophy you can restore the manual backup to get the other.