UPDATE: June 2018:
According to this article, servers are back up, and people have started getting these rank achievements again! Time to complete the game!!!Skate 2 Servers Also Return Online
ADDITIONAL UPDATE: Fozzeyyy
has made a thread here that explains how we can get the achievements now, essentially we need to use the pathfinding method (see below) since the medal table is still unavailableRoad to Legend
FURTHER UPDATE: Despite this achievement now being obtainable, it is known to be buggy and not unlock even when the requirements have been met. CRISTIAMUZ
got his achievement to unlock by playing a non-ranked spot battle. So if it won't unlock even after you've met the requirements, try playing an unranked match.
Spoiler tags used to hide now outdated information with regards to this achievement being discontinued (it is no longer discontinued)
I am going to try and put together a 'modern' guide for this achievement, since the circumstances surrounding it have changed a lot since these other guides were written! It's likely that no-one will read this but I hope it's useful to someone! Click the spoiler tags to reveal massive amounts of information!
This achievement used to be time-consuming/difficult, but recently has become almost impossible! The reason for this is that EA have managed to mess up the rank/medal/leaderboard system on the game, so that now you cannot see your rank, what medals you have achieved, or even how much exp you have in each game mode! To put this explicitly, I'll draw up a little table, with an
representing 'can check' and a
representing 'cannot check'
So clearly we now have access to a lot less useful information about our progress! If an analogy for this achievement was walking across a room, now we have to do it in the dark!
But the actual requirements for the achievement are still exactly the same! That is to say: 5 Bronze Medals, 3 Silver Medals, 1 Gold Medal and 5000 total EXP.
To break this down, a Bronze Medal is awarded for 100 EXP in a gamemode, a Silver Medal is awarded for 500 EXP in a gamemode, and a Gold Medal is awarded for 1000 EXP in a gamemode.
The gamemodes are as follows: Best Trick, Spot Battle, Jam, Deathrace, Hall of Meat, and S.K.A.T.E.
So you will need to play 5 out of 6 of these gamemodes to get the required number of medals (most people choose to avoid deathrace)
"Ah, but pezza", I hear you say, "how on earth can we still get this achievement if we can't see the progress on medals or rank?", well the progress is still made in the background, we just cannot see it. So a new method is required, what I like to call the "Pathfinding Method
I feel like I've rambled a bit there, so below is a TL;DR,
TL;DR: Play online game modes with reference to the leaderboards until you are certain you have met the medal conditions for each mode, that is to get two to 100 EXP, two others to 500 EXP, and one to 1000 EXP, then keep playing to 5000 EXP.
The specific method in terms of which gamemodes are required is up to you but below is an example of how you would do it: