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Decorated

GTA Online: Earn 30 Platinum Awards.

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Achievement Guide for Decorated

  • A Gamer X360A Gamer X360595,838
    10 Oct 2013 03 Oct 2013 03 Apr 2014
    126 20 101
    NOTE: this guide was written before the DLCs were released. There are now several additional ways to earn some of these platinum awards. I haven't played since the first update, since it wiped my character. When I get motivated to start over again, probably when some DLC with achievements comes out, I will be going after all these awards, again, and will update the guide.
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    There are a total of 85 Platinum Awards listed below. You only need to get 30 of them. You can see your progress in the the Awards menu under the Stats option when you pause the game, as well as on the Awards page on the Rockstar Social Club web site.

    Strongly suggest you hold off grinding any of these until you have reached Rank 100 (or at least some higher leve), since many of them will be obtained along the way (depending on how you are boosting to 100), and the unlocks and $$$ you will have by then will make some of the others easy to obtain. There are a couple easy ones that don't start appearing until higher levels.

    Warning: the achievement seems to be a bit buggy, and doesn't always pop if you obtain the 30th platinum award while in a mission, or on a job, or in a Solo session. All you have to do is trigger another platinum award while in a public or invite only open world to get the achievement to pop. In order avoid missing this achievement, you may want to hold off on one of the easy open-world platinums until you have completed 29 other platinum awards.

    Victory Awards
    - The Slayer - win Deathmatch (50)
    - Death Brigade - win Team Deathmatch (50)
    - Team Carrier - MVP during Team Deathmatch (50)
    - The Champion - win Races (50)
    - The Aviator - win Air Races (25)
    - Making Waves - win Sea Races (25)
    - Crusin For A Bruisin - Win GTA Races (50)
    - Road Rage - kill 3 other racers and win GTA Race (1) *
    - Follow To A Tee - win Rally Race as driver (25)
    - The Dictator - win Rally Races as co-driver (25) †
    - Impromptu Champion - win Impromptu Races (25)
    - In A Class Of Your Own - win a race in a custom vehicle (1) * †
    - Penetrate From Behind - from last place to winner in any race mode (25)
    - The Record Holder - hold a world record in a Rockstar Race (1) *
    - Dust Maker - achieve the fastest lap in a Race (25)
    - Every Race - win every type of race mode at least once (1) *
    - Survivor - reach the end of Survival (10 waves) †
    - Over The Top - beat opponents at Arm Wrestling (25)
    - Throwback King - win at Darts (25)
    - The Swing King - beat opponents at Golf (25)
    - Stroke Master - win Tennis matches (25)
    - Out Of Five - win a 5 set Tennis match (1) *
    - Straight Sets - win a Tennis match in straigh sets (1) *
    - Crack Shot - win Target Grid matches (25)
    - Duck and Cover - win Cover Target matches (25)
    - Granny - win by total domination in Target Grid (1) *
    - The Marksman - win Random Target matches (25)
    - All Rounder - win every game mode at least once (1) *

    General Awards
    - War Pig - participate in different Deathmatches (25)
    - Veteran Racer - participate in different races (25)
    - Nick Of Time - deploy parachute below 130 feet and land safely (25)
    - Point Break - stay in the air for over 3 minutes while parachuting (25)
    - Stay On Target - land on target at the end of parachute jump (25)
    - Clear Out - Clear out 5 Gang Attacks in one game day in a single mission (1) *
    - Checking Out - get a 6 dart checkout (1) *
    - Birdies - sink some birdies in Golf (25)
    - Hole In One - achieve a Hole in One in Golf (1) *
    - Ace - serve up some aces in Tennis (25)
    - The Hustler - earn cash through betting (50,000)
    - Lapping It Up - enjoy private dances (25)
    - Crate Chaser - receive crate drop rewards (25)
    - Salvaged - pick up special crate drop (1) *
    - Snappy Dresser - wear different outfits (25)
    - Hairy Encounters - change hairstyle (25)
    - Proud Gun Owner - buy every gun from Ammu-nation (1) *
    - The Human Canvas - get a tattoo on each body part (1) *

    Crimes
    - The Fugitive - spend time with a wanted level (5 star for 120 minutes)
    - The Police Mocker - evade 5 Star Wanted Levels (50)
    - When Pigs Can Fly - shoot down cop choppers (25)
    - Death By Drive-By - player kills from vehicles, driver or passenger (100)
    - Vehicle Thief - steal as many vehicles as you can (500)
    - Full Metal Jacket - rob armored trucks (25)
    - Armed Robber - hold up every store (20) †

    Vehicles
    - Sky High - blow up vehicles (500)
    - The Exporter - sell vehicles to the Import/Export garage (25)
    - No Claims Bonus - drive without damage to vehicle (30 minutes) *
    - The Passenger - ride along as passenger for a few hours (4 hours cumulative) *
    - Mile High Club - spend time in a helicopter (4 hours cumulative)
    - Suped Up - apply each type of mod to one vehicle (1) * †
    - Airborne - land jumps over 300 feet in a road vehicle (25)
    - Flippin' Hell - flip vehicle 5 times in single jump (5)
    - Spinderella - roll vehicle 5 times in single jump (5)
    - Unirider - wheelie for over 2000 feet (1) *

    Combat
    - Head Banger - headshot players (500)
    - The Widow Maker - kill players in all GTA Online modes (1000)
    - The Bounty Hunter - take out targets and collect bounties (25)
    - 3 For 1 - kill someone 3 times before they get you (50)
    - Streaker - achieve killstreaks in Deathmatch (100)
    - Stolen Kills - get fatal shot on player that has already been wounded by another player (50)
    - Death Toll - overall deathmatch kills (500)
    - Killstreaker - earn a 10 plus killstreak in Deathmatch (1) *
    - Smoke 'Em Out - get the most kills during a Gang Attack (1) *
    - Bloodiest Of The Bunch - get the most kills in 4 player Survival (1) *
    - The Equalizer - get revenge by killing a player that has killed you 3 times in Deathmatch (50)

    Weapons
    - Pistol Whipped - kill players using Pistol (500)
    - SMG Head - player kills with SMG (500)
    - Shotgun Blues - player kills with Shotgun (500)
    - Looking Down The Barrel - player kills with Assault Rifle (500)
    - Scoping Out - player kills with Sniper Rifle (100)
    - Rapid Fire - player kills with MG (500)
    - Ended In A Sticky Situation - player kills with Sticky Bomb (50)
    - Grenade Fiend - player kills with Grenades (50)
    - The Rocket Man - player kills with RPG (50)
    - The Melee Murderer - player kills with melee (50)
    - The Car Bomber - player kills using Vehicle Bombs (50)

    Notes:

    * indicates that there is only 1 challenge requirement (some will be easier than others, or may have certain pre-requisites, like requiring lots of $$$ or higher ranks to access unlocked items).

    † indicates that it is part of another XBOX Live achievement, see that achievement for details on how to do it.

    Awards indicated in bold can be obtained in a single player invite-only session. However, many of them have additional requirements (ex: Rank 120 is required to unlock mini-gun).

    There must be at least 2 players for the races to count, but can be easily boosted in invite only sessions.

    Boosting tips:
    - in many cases you can grind multiple awards at the same time when with 2 people -- example: In A Class Of Your Own, Penetrate From Behind, Dust Maker, Every Race, Veteran Racer, and The Hustler when bosting race wins. Head Banger, The Widow Maker, 3 For 1, Streaker (turns getting 3 kills each), Death Toll, Killstreaker, The Equalizer and Pistol Whipped (or any other single weapon) while boosting Deathmatch wins.
    - most Victory, Combat and Weapons awards, War Pig, Veteran Racer, The Hustler: find boosting partner(s) and take turns - 44 easy Platinums for 2 people, plus 6 more for 4 people.
    - Survivor, Nick Of Time, Point Break, Stay On Target, Clear Out, Birdies, Lapping It Up, Snappy Dresser, Hairy Encounters, Proud Gun Owner (need Rank 120), The Human Canvas (need Head Banger Platinum or Beach Bum DLC), Armed Robber, No Claims Bonus (rubberband driving in circles very slow at airport for 30 minutes), Mile High Club (rubberband right trigger while AFK x5), Suped Up (level and win races to unlock), Airborne (same stunt jump 25 times works, see story mode maps for 50 possible locations), Unirider (runway or bridges, do in race with traffic turned off) - 18 easy solo Platinums.
    - Flippin' Hell, Spinderella - drive of mountain peak and get lucky bounces, or have someone with Cargobob drop you from height.
    - Nick Of Time, Point Break (open parachute ASAP and hold left stick back for slow decent), Stay On Target can be done in parachute races on your own, even ignoring the waypoints. Only Stay On Target requires that you hit the end target. The HALO parachuting race at the airport is great for all of these.
    - Checking Out, Hole In One and Salvaged are luck, but you may be able to get them while grinding Throwback King, Birdies, Crate Chaser.
    - Crate Chaser (Rank 30?), Full Metal Jacket, The Exporter will pop up as you cruse around the open world, roughly 1 of each per game day.
    - Vehicle Thief, Sky High are easy to do on many phone-jobs because there is no police heat and no time limit - just don't do the game objective and keep jacking and destroying cars (obviously, being a higher level with access to explosive weapons is best) until you are low on ammo, then finish the job.
    - The Hustler will require that the losing party also bet or the bets are canceled at race launch. Because of how the odds are calculated, the quickest way to boost this award is to have the winner bet only $100 on himself and the loser bets $2500 on himself (20:1 odds for winner). Winner will get $2k towards the $50k needed (i.e. can get this in 25 races). However, with this method there is an overall loss of $500 on bets per pair of races. Otherwise winner bets $2500 and loser bets $100 on themselfs, and winner gets $1000 towards the award (i.e. twice as many races needed), and a net gain of $900 per pair of races.

    Possible Boosting Options (really depends on what you prefer to grind):
    - 22 solo: Survivor (Unnatural Selection acheivment), Nick Of Time, Point Break, Stay On Target, Clear Out, Birdies, Lapping It Up, Crate Chaser, Snappy Dresser, Hairy Encounters, The Human Canvas, Vehicle Thief, Full Metal Jacket, Armed Robber (Stick Up Kid achievement), Sky High, The Exporter, No Claims Bonus, Mile High Club, Airborne, Flippin' Hell, Spinderella, Unirider.
    - 7 from 2 people sporting: Over The Top, Throwback King, The Swing King, Crack Shot, Duck and Cover, Granny and The Marksman (plus Checking Out and Hole In One if you get lucky)
    - 7 from 2 people races (25 races per person): The Champion, In A Class Of Your Own, Penetrate From Behind, Dust Maker, Veteran Racer (pick different maps until you both have it), and The Hustler (Downtown Underground motorcycle race is fast with good exp/money once you both have Veteran Racer).
    - 9 from 2 people Deathmatch (25 wins per person): The Slayer, War Pig (pick different maps until you both have it), Head Banger, Death Toll, 3 For 1, Streaker, Killstreaker, The Equalizer and Pistol Whipped.
    - 4 from a 5 set Tennis game (one person wins every point in first 3 sets, repeat for 2nd person): Stroke Master, Out Of Five, Straight Sets, Ace.
    - 3 from selecting various achievements/modes/vehicles or while in free world with 2 people: Road Rage (killing same person x3 works), All Rounder (Numero Uno achievement), Smoke 'Em Out (Clean Sweep achievement), The Bounty Hunter, The Dictator (Backseat Driver achievement).


    Thanks to CHRI5T0PH5R for filling in all of the missing Platinum Award level requirements.
  • TheBeast0997TheBeast0997112,825
    29 Oct 2013 18 Oct 2013 19 Apr 2014
    93 7 40
    Here are the easiest Platinum Awards you can unlock. There are 85 Platinum Awards. Most of them are easy, but time consuming.

    Victory
    1. The Champion - win races [50]
    You can get this by boosting with friends

    2. Road Rage - kill at least 3 other racers then win the race [1]
    Set up a GTA race on Criminal Record with a friend and kill him 3 times and win the race

    3. In A Class Of Your Own - win a race in a custom vehicle [1]
    Set up a Standard race on Criminal Record with custom vehicles turned on and win the race in your custom car

    4. Penetrate From Behind - move from last to race winner in any race mode [20]
    Overtake your friend in a race, you will probably get this from boosting races

    5. Dust Maker - achieve the fastest lap in a race [25]
    Motorbikes tend to be the fastest and best handling vehicles, just get the fastest lap and be in first, you will probably get this from boosting races

    6. Every Race - win every type of race mode at least once [1]
    Get a boosting partner and win each type of race

    7. Survivor - finish waves in survival [10]
    Note on the Boneyard Survival: we noticed that R* "fixed" that side room exploit (where players can hole-up in that side room with the metal bars for 2 of the walls). With R* update on Oct 18, this room is now blocked off with pallets in front of the room.
    Credit goes to kiskit for this info.

    8. Over The Top - win arm wrestling [25]
    Grab a friend and trade off wins by rematching so you both knock this out

    9. Out Of Five - win a 5 set tennis match [1]
    You only need to win 3 sets for this to unlock, but you still have to set it to 5

    10. Straight Sets - win a tennis match in straight sets [1]
    Win 2 sets in a row

    11. Granny - color all the targets in a target grid match [1]
    Grab a friend and do the shooting range target grid and trade off on winning

    12. All Rounder - win every game mode at least once [1]
    Get a boosting partner and win every game mode
    (you'll get this if you are going for the Numero Uno achievement)



    General
    13. Veteran Racer - participate in 25 different races [25]
    This doesn't have to be 25 different races, simply play 25 Criminal Record races

    14. Nick Of Time - deploy your parachute below 130 feet and land safely [25]
    The easiest way to get this is to go to the Vinewood sign and jump from the letter D. You have to get a heli to get a parachute.

    15. Clear Out - clear out 5 gang attacks in one game day in a single session [1]
    Do this with friends, you can get it faster.
    Finish 5 within a 24-hour period in the game (~48 minutes real time)
    Here's the map (updated thanks to Silvery Death):
    External image


    16. Checking Out - win a game of darts in the quickest way possible (6 dart checkout) [1]
    To complete a match in 6 darts, you either need to get a double 20, 3 triple 20s, triple 19, and a double 12 OR double 20, 3 triple 20s, triple 15, and a double 18 in that order

    17. Birdies - sink birdies in golf [25]
    Load up Hole 6 and knock in the golf ball in two shots, you can also try to attempt hole in one here as well

    18. Ace - serve aces in tennis [20]
    Grab a boosting partner and simply serve the tennis ball across the net and let it count as a point, do this 20 times

    19. Lapping It Up - private dances at the strip club [25]
    Go to the strip club and get a private dance. Continually end and start a new dance until you have platinum. Have at least $1000 as dances are $40 each and you need 25 dances for platinum, If you have an apartment, you can try to get a stripper's number and call her to come to your apartment. The dances there are free

    20. Snapper Dresser - wear 25 different outfits [25]
    Go to any clothing store and purchase the 25 cheapest clothing pieces, I would suggest shirts

    21. Hairy Encounters - change hairstyle [25]
    Go to any haircut places and switch between the two cheapest haircut places until you get 25

    Addintional: Point Break - stay in the air for over 3 minutes while parachuting (25)
    Buy a Parachute from Ammu-nation then get a helicopter (you can find one on top of the Hospital). Go as high up as possible then jump out of it. Deploy you parachute asap then keep holding RB + LB, this will make your fall slower.

    Proud Gun Owner - buy every gun from Ammu-nation (1)
    As it says, buy every gun from Ammu-nation.

    Vehicle
    22. Suped Up - apply each type of mod to one vehicle [1]

    * you can get this easily if you played Online between the 1st to 31th October, because you'll get 500k from Rockstar.

    ( Credits for this method go to PowerPyx and Darth_Krid)
    You'll need at least $200,000, possibly more. You'll also need to be Level 22, at least, and have some race wins under your belt. You should therefore finish boosting races for other awards, before starting this one. This is a good candidate for a wildcard replacement, if you don't feel like spending the cash.
    Anyways, buy a Weeny Issi from the Southern San Andreas Super Autos website (I'm unsure if this works with stolen cars) for $18,000. You'll need to buy the following from Los Santos Customs, then leave the shop.
    1. Armor -- Armor Upgrade 20%
    2. Brakes -- Street Brakes
    3. Brakes -- Sport Brakes
    4. Bumpers -- Custom Front Splitter
    5. Bumpers -- Custom Rear Bumper
    6. Engine -- EMS Upgrade, Level 1
    7. Exhaust -- Dual Exit Exhaust
    8. Hood -- Vented Hood
    9. Horn -- Truck Horn
    10. Lights -- Xenon Lights
    11. Plate -- Blue on White 2
    12. Respray -- Primary Color -- Chrome
    13. Repsray -- Secondary Color -- Chrome
    14. Skirts -- Custom Skirts
    15. Suspension -- Lowered Suspension
    16. Transmission -- Street Transmission
    17. Turbo -- Turbo Tuning
    18. Wheels -- Wheel Type -- SUV -- Benefactor
    19. Wheels -- Wheel Color -- Black
    20. Wheels -- Wheel Accessories -- Custom Tires
    21. Wheels -- Wheel Accessories -- Bulletproof Tires
    22. Wheels -- Wheel Accessories -- Black Tire Smoke
    23. Windows -- Light Smoke

    23. Airborne - land jumps over 300 feet in a road vehicle [25]
    The stunt jump in the middle of the Downtown Underground race will work every time if you use Super vehicles, Set it to GTA race, make sure to pick up the boost before the ramp, and use the boost right after the ramp to hit the jump at full speed, do this 25 times

    24. Flippin' Hell - perform vehicle flips [10]
    The obvious method would be to find a big mountain or good jump to work on this, and if you can't seem to get the flips and spins off mountains, you can try getting a cargo bob and having a boosting partner lift you into the air and drop you from a high distance
    Get this before you reach level 40. You can sometimes find Cargobobs on top of the Hospital.

    25. Spinderella - spin your vehicle [5]
    The obvious method would be to find a big mountain or good jump to work on this, and if you can't seem to get the flips and spins off mountains, you can try getting a cargo bob and having a boosting partner lift you into the air and drop you from a high distance
    Get this before you reach level 40. You can sometimes find Cargobobs on top of the Hospital.

    26. Unirider - wheelie for over 2000 feet [1]

    Host the Taking Off race with vehicles set to motorcycles, Choose the Bati 801RR and drive from one of the runway to the other while doing a wheelie

    +1: No Claims - Spend 30 mins consecutively without crashing. (thanks to CPH DXB)

    *Requires Bulletproof tires.

    Can be done very easily with rubber bands - hold down Right Trigger and Left Trigger at the same time to do a burn out. Whilst doing that, move the left joystick in one direction, so that the car spins around in circles. Do it in a parking lot or in a big open space. After 30 minutes, you will be rewarded with the platinum award.


    Combat
    27. Killstreaker - earn a 10+ killstreak in deathmatch [1]
    Grab a boosting partner and set up a 2 player deathmatch, take turns killing each other 10 times

    28. Smoke 'Em Out - get the most kills during a gang attack [1]
    Go to a gang attack with at least one other person and kill the most enemies, This is easy with one friend, Just have your friend not kill any enemies while you kill them all

    29. Bloodiest Of The Bunch - get the most kills in a 4 player survival [1]
    Go into a Survival match with three other players and get the most kills, If you do this with friends, they can let you get most or all of the kills, During round 2, everyone can kill themselves/die and this award will unlock


    Crimes
    30. Armed Robber - hold up every store [20]
    Simply rob every convenience store (this will come naturally if you're going for the Stick Up Kid achievement)

    31. When Pigs Can Fly - shoot down cop choppers (25)
    At level 100 (atleast that's when it spawned for me) a Buzzard will spawn on top of the Hospital, take it and start shooting rockets, when you get a 3 star wanted level the police will send helicopters after you, shoot down 25 of them and the award is yours.

    This is based on mastarifla's quide at ps3trophies.org who based his guide on xhunter x360a's.
  • F Ameri 1997F Ameri 199731,373
    10 Mar 2015 29 Mar 2014 15 Apr 2014
    23 0 4
    if these guides are hard to understand above their is a website u can use http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/games/gtav/career/awards it will keep you up to date with your progress and will say how to get them you might need more than 30 for the award to pop because it slow however on the website above all you have to do is look at the award your going for and it will tell you how to get it. Be aware the blue coloured awards are the Platinum awards. You will Need to Sign Up for the Rockstar Club

    You can check your awards in game by pressing Start - Stats - Awards

    smilePlease feel free to comment i reply as soon as possiblesmile
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