Rookie of the Year achievement in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Rookie of the Year

Earn the "Rookie" Challenge Collection.

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How to unlock the Rookie of the Year achievement

  • Myckel JayMyckel Jay262,397
    05 Sep 2020 06 Sep 2020 08 Sep 2020
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    Note: This guide was written assuming the player is using default controls and default moveset.

    This achievement is awarded for completing all 12 of the "Rookie" challenges.
    Progress can be tracked from the main menu or pause screen by pressing cn_RBx3 and clicking on "Rookie." Progress can also be tracked on the pause menu by pressing cn_RBx2 and clicking on "Rookie."

    Here are the challenges and how to complete them:
    1) Portfolio: Change your badge in the Profile menu.
    - To access the Profile menu, click cn_RBx4 on the main menu. Now select a badge. You can also access the Profile menu from the pause menu by pressing cn_RBx3.
    2) Speedrun? What?: Complete every goal in any skate park to unlock Speed Run Mode
    - The easiest level to do this is probably Warehouse in THPS1. Here's a video of all of the challenges:

    3) Edit Stats: Edit any stat on the skater's stat edit screen.
    - You need to have obtained at least one stat point to do this. If you're following this guide in order, you should already have one. From main menu, press cn_RB, then cn_RTx2. Adjust stats by using cn_LSl or cn_LSr. You can also edit stats from the pause menu by pressing cn_RB, then cn_RT.
    4) Customized: Customize a skater's special trick selection in the Trick Editor tab of the Edit Skater menu.
    - From main menu, press cn_RB, then cn_RT. Press cn_A over an unlocked slot, then set a new special trick. This menu can also be acdessed from the pause screen by simply pressing cn_RB, but can only be edited after a run or in free-skate.
    5) Golden: Earn a Gold medal in any competition park. Game mods must be disabled.
    - The first park you can do this at is "Skate Park" in THPS1 or "Marseille" in THPS2. All you have to do to earn a gold medal is win first place. To do so, land high-scoring combos and avoid bailing. Each competition has three heats.
    6) Combo-riffic: Complete these combo challenges:
    - High 5: Land a combo with more than 5 tricks.
    - Reversion: Land 5 reverts (Use cn_RT as you land from a vert ramp to revert)
    - Lip to Revert: Land a combo with a Lip Trick (cn_Y), Revert (cn_RT) and a Manual (cn_down+cn_up).
    - Revert to Manual: Land a trick with a Grab trick (any directional + cn_B), a Revert (cn_RT) and a Manual (cn_down+cn_up).
    - Vert Break: Land a combo with only a Grab trick (any directional + cn_B) and a Grind (cn_Y).
    - Street Transfer: Land a combo with a Manual (cn_down+cn_up), Flip Trick (any directional + cn_Xand Grind (cn_Y).
    - Wall Bounce: Land a combo with a Grind (cn_Y), Wallplant (cn_A as you're airborne approaching a wall) and another Grind (cn_Y).
    - Specialty: Land five special tricks.
    7) Creator: Create a new skater using the Create-A-Skater system.
    - From the main menu, press cn_Y and create a new skater using one of the four empty Create-A-Skater slots. This will also unlock
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2CreatorThe Creator achievement in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 worth 17 pointsCreate a skater using the CAS system.

    8) Facelift: Edit a created skater's appearance in the Edit Skater Menu.
    - This can be done from the Crate-A-Skater page, but if you want to change it at any time, follow these steps: Choose your character from the main menu by pressing cn_Y. Now press cn_RB and click on "Head" under the "appearance" option.
    9) Logo-go-go: Purchase a logo in the Skate Shop.
    - To access the skate shop, from the main menu press cn_RBx2. Now click on "Logos" and purchase a logo. You need $50 to purchase a logo.
    10) Accessorize: Edit a created character's clothing in the Edit Skater menu.
    - This can also be done while creating a skater, but if you want to change your clothes at any point, follow these steps: From the main menu press cn_Y to choose your skater, then press cn_RB and change your Gear.
    11) Hit The Deck: Purchase a deck in the Skate Shop.
    - To access the skate shop, from the main menu press cn_RBx2. Now click on "Boards" and purchase a logo. You need $100 to purchase a deck.
    12) Rookie Badge: Complete every challenge in the Rookie Collection.
    - Finish the previous 11 and this challenge will be completed as the achievement pops. Congrats! Now visit the "Challenges" tab and claim your rewards!
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    munth1There's no reason in the world why anyone should've downvoted this.
    Posted by munth1 on 08 Sep 20 at 11:38
    ThatSt0neAnyone else have this not unlock for them?
    Posted by ThatSt0ne on 17 Sep 20 at 22:36
    Myckel JayThatSt0ne, were you able to claim all rewards and is your "Rookie" challenge collection showing 12/12? Sometimes Xbox One achievements are stuck in a "pending" stage. If it's showing as complete, give it a few a hours to unlock. If the problem persists I'd consider flagging this achievement as "Buggy" on TA for the time being and contact Activision support at
    Posted by Myckel Jay on 18 Sep 20 at 13:44
    ThatSt0neThanks for your response, I was able to claim everything and I am at 12/12. I feel like the game is a little buggy as I'm also not able to get one of the stat points for Tonys' character. Its been more than a week now and the achievement still hasn't unlocked. I didn't want to report it as buggy until I had some feedback from other players. Also at the time it should have unlocked, TA was reporting xbl was down.

    Edit: I also filled out the survey
    Posted by ThatSt0ne on 21 Sep 20 at 01:54
    Myckel JayNo problem. Hope they fix it for you soon. I'm having the stat point problem with Tony as well. I reported that bug to Activision. Fingers crossed for a fix!
    Posted by Myckel Jay on 21 Sep 20 at 22:44
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