PlayStation Game Server Closures

Last month, players said farewell to the online portion of the 2010 PS3 title ModNation Racers, which went offline on October 10. The Platinum has officially become Not Obtainable for players who still required any of its 17 online trophies. In addition, the three DLC add-ons, Far East Tour, Arctic Tour, and Big City Tour, which have a total of 21 trophies, have been pulled from the PlayStation Store.

While unfortunate, it’s also natural for game servers to close as they get on in years, and less people are playing them online. Here is an updated list of planned PlayStation game server closures that players and trophy hunters may wish to be aware of:

The 2012 vehicle combat game Twisted Metal is currently on borrowed time. The online servers were originally scheduled to close on January 31 next year, only to be “rescheduled” for October 15, 2018. At the moment, the servers for Twisted Metal are still up, though it’s unclear whether they will be closed on any scheduled day, or the original January 31. Twisted Metal includes 12 online trophies, which means unless they are unlocked before the server closure, the Platinum will become Not Obtainable.

The 2014 PS4 action title InFamous Second Son will have its online servers close on December 16, 2018. However, this only included the web-based puzzle portions of InFamous Paper Trail. Since there are no trophies connected with this – or any online trophies, for that matter – the Platinum will remain available after the closure.

Warhawk, the 2007 PS3 multiplayer third-person shooter, will have its online servers closed on January 31 next year. Warhawk is an online-only game, which means all of its trophies, including the DLC, will become Not Obtainable after the date.

The 2012 crossover fighting game, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, will also have its online servers close on January 31 on both the PS3 and PS Vita version. This title was a PlayStation Plus free game in September 2014. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale includes 7 online trophies which, along with the Platinum, will become Not Obtainable after the server closure.

Also closing on January 31 are the online servers for Sound Shapes, across the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita platforms. However, none of the trophies require online gameplay, which means the Platinum will still be obtainable. Also, the DLC packs which make up a total of 55 trophies to be unlocked, will still remain available for purchase on the PlayStation Store.

The PS4 third-person shooter Drawn to Death will see their online servers close on March 25, 2019. Drawn to Death was a PlayStation Plus free game upon its release in April 2017. Since this is an online-only title, all trophies and its Platinum will become Not Obtainable after the closure date.

For trophy hunters out there who are hoping to unlock these online trophies before their server closures, may find it easier to locate boosting partners as we near crunch time. Be sure to check out the Links tab for each respective game, where we add Boosting Forum links.

ModNation Racers Trophy Guide

ModNation Racers Trophy Guide. Difficulty: n/o  A kart racing game that allows players to create their own karts, racers, and even tracks. After the online servers on October 10, 2018, the online trophies, and therefore the Platinum, is now Not Obtainable.

Game Name Difficulty Trophies Developer Country Bronze Silver Gold Online DLC
ModNation Racers n/o 48 United Front Games Canada 36 8 3 17 21

ModNation Racers

ModNation Racers is a kart racing game, and somewhat of a mix between Mario Kart and LittleBigPlanet. Players can create their own characters - known as Mods - as well as karts and tracks, which can be uploaded online for other players to download, use and rate. The game features a Career mode, as well as Time Attack and online racing. During racing, players can drift to increase their boost gauge, as well as collect a variety of weapons to use against other racers.

ModNation Racers received positive reviews, with an average score of 87%, praised for its racing mechanics and ability to create Mods, karts and tracks limited only by the players' imagination.

This game was originally ranked a 4-star difficulty, due to both the challenge and vast amount of time required. Unfortunately, the servers were closed on October 10, 2018. Since the game includes 17 online trophies, the Platinum has therefore become Not Obtainable.

NOTE: The 3 DLC packs, each including 7 extra trophies, have also been removed from the PlayStation Store.

Unfortunately, the online servers were shut down on October 10, 2018. As a result, the 17 online trophies - and therefore, the Platinum - has become Not Obtainable. However, there are still 30 offline trophies that can be unlocked. So if you're interested, then read on.

There are a few easy trophies you could knock out in the beginning if you wish to, though in the long run it doesn't matter. This is referring to creating your own Mod, kart and track. However, in the beginning you'll be limited by the tools and designs, which means it's not useful to upload them for sharing just yet.

Otherwise, we recommend beginning with the Career. There are 5 race series, with a total of 28 tracks. You'll need to win in the top three in order to unlock the next track. Here, just focus on completing the races with at least a bronze, and collecting the tokens, which are the tools you can use in your Mod, kart and track design.

Once that's finished, it's time to go back and replay those races. You'll need to reach first place in all of them, collect all the tokens, and fulfill the bonus requirements. This will take up a good portion of your time. You should also be unlocking a few miscellaneous trophies naturally, along the way.

After that's all done, you're almost there. Simply go for the last few remaining miscellaneous offline trophies you may still be missing at this point. Be sure to check out the ModNation Racers trophy guide links under our Links tab to see what you still need, and their requirements.

Unfortunately, with the online servers shut down, this is as far as we can go.