Achievements and Trophies in games are nice and all, but when they’re tied to specific story events, they can prove spoilery. PS4 thankfully allows developers to designate Trophies as “hidden,” preventing you from accidentally finding out about anything you might not want to see. But what about once you’re done and want to go Trophy hunting, or if you just don’t care about spoilers in the first place? Your impulse might be to go searching online for a complete list of Trophies. Or you could, y’know, just reveal it on the system itself.
Yeah, that’s a thing. And people seem shocked by this bit of information.
Just select a hidden Trophy, hit X to view its details screen, and you can hit the Square button to reveal the hidden information. Not only is this possible, but it’s been a thing for years–it was first added in the PS4’s 4.00 system update, way back in September 2016.
News of this feature has been making the rounds after a highly upvoted post on Reddit from user RockyB95 pointed out that they had only discovered it after years of owning a PS4. The PlayStation UK Twitter account then shared this, and it seems as if this useful tip was one that many people were unaware of.
What’s with the casual bomb of knowledge dude
— Zachary (@zackman555) July 11, 2019
It pays to read the full patch notes, apparently. What other tricks, PS4 or otherwise, can you think of that other people might not know? Let us know in the comments below.