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Sampler Plate

Play at least one song in Quickplay, Career and each Competitive game type

Sampler Plate+0.2
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How to unlock the Sampler Plate achievement

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    I think we have had enough of the multiple bad guides for unlocking this achievement.

    So here's my in-depth guide on how to unlock this achievement. I will go through all the steps I did. This guide will make sure you unlock this achievement!

    1. Make sure you have played a few songs in "Career Mode" by yourself, and with a few friends on Xbox Live.

    2. Play a few songs in "Quickplay" by yourself, and with a few friends on Xbox Live.

    3. Play each of the online "Competitive" game modes, which are:
    -Pro Face Off
    -Team Pro Face Off
    -Rock Fest
    -Team Pro Rockfest
    -Band vs Band

    "Some people say you only have to play a online 'Band vs Band' match, and you can do skip the rest and go to step four."

    But just in case do all of step three, it doesn't take long anyway.

    4. Get three friends that play the same instrument as you are currently playing and invite them to your "Competitive" party. After they are in your party, press start instead of the orange fret that you use to look for matches online.

    Alternative: You could also hook up four of the same instrument and sign three of them in as guests. If you do this there is no need to invite three friends.

    5. This takes you to a list of game types. Play them all, the team ones and the non-team ones! With the exception of Band vs Band, I didn't need this to acquire the achievement.

    6. If you don't have the achievement yet go in and play some more Rockfest or Team Rockfest online, that might help. Just to be safe I would play all the online game modes at least twice.

    When did my achievement unlock?
    Well I was stuck, couldn't get it to unlock, I played all the online match types, and I played Rockfest and team Rockfest a thousand times.

    My solution was to invite three friends and do what I said in steps four and five. My achievement unlocked after I went through that list with three of my friends!

    Here is a complete list from ssmaster69er's solution, thank him:

    Career
    Quickplay
    Band vs Band
    Pro Face-off
    Team Pro Face-off
    Momentum
    Team Momentum
    Streakers
    Team Streakers
    Do or Die
    Team Do or Die
    Elimination
    Team Elimination
    Perfectionist
    Team Perfectionist



    [!!!]
    You don't have to WIN any of these matches not even the elimination matches, I let my friends win them all when we where boosting and it still unlocked. I didn't even hit notes most of the songs we did, so you can chill and cook some corn dogs while the song is playing!

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    iDennis 7GThis achievement seems a little glitchy, I played with a friend who has 1000G and it popped for me starting a Pro Face-Off against him.
    Posted by iDennis 7G on 24 Sep 17 at 15:13
    Piyi PiyiI can confirm this:

    First, I unlocked it with a "unsigned band"

    Second, I played as a avatar

    I played every mode 5 times and the achievement unlocked when I played team elimination
    Posted by Piyi Piyi on 15 Apr 18 at 02:23
    Cdw01Throwing in my own two cents, since I just obtained it earlier today:
    I completed a song in every competitive mode in one session locally, except for Band v Band. Even though I had done Band v Band before, that was not enough to unlock this achievement. Sampler Plate did not pop until I did Band v Band again, after doing everything else in one sitting. Because the achievement didn't initially pop after doing all the local competitive modes, I then tried playing a song in career and quickplay, to see if that would be enough, before hassling to organize a Band v Band with a friend. It was not. Not sure if that career/quickplay part is needed. I don't know if order matters either, but doing the competitive modes in the order the game presents them, playing a song in career and quickplay, and finishing off with a Band v Band led to it unlocking for me. I did not need to clear my cache or start from a fresh save file.
    Posted by Cdw01 on 09 Feb at 18:06
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  • travalanche1985travalanche1985192,690
    02 Feb 2010 23 Apr 2010
    34 5 13
    Thanks to BaldyGamer for pointing this out to me. This came from oxHARMONxo over at x360a.org. I removed a lot of stuff that didn't need to be in here to make it simpler.

    I'm going to make this short and sweet. I can confirm this will work 100% of the time because I have helped several friends obtain this on different occasions and they all got it immediately after the last step was complete.

    *The #1 reason people can't unlock this is because you have to play the different types in a certain order and none of the other guides state this.*

    1. Make sure you have played at least one song in Career and Quickplay by yourself and online with a friend.

    2. Invite at least 1 of your friends to your lobby, DO NOT search for players.

    3. Hit Start and play these in the exact order listed.

    Pro Face Off
    Momentum
    Streakers
    Do Or Die
    Perfectionist
    Elimination
    Rock Fest

    4. After those are complete go back to the lobby, hit Start and do the Team ones but make sure they are in the same order as the ones you just did.

    *NOTE* Unlike what some people have said it doesn't matter if you back out to the lobby by mistake or lose connection to another player. Just make sure you replay the game type if this happens so you don't skip anything and have to redo everything. You don't even have to win, just make sure each instrument plays at least one note.

    5. Chances are the Achievement will unlock after you play Team Rockfest but don't worry if it doesn't. Just set up a standard band [mic, guitar, bass and drums] and hit search for players if you don't have enough to make a 4 person band vs 4 person band. The achievement will unlock at the end of the song, guaranteed. Good luck and I hope this helps the many people having trouble with this!
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    SnowyZepAwesome, this worked for me and my friend, thanks so much
    Posted by SnowyZep on 12 Nov 13 at 00:47
    NighthawkJoVWorked perfectly for my 2 person session. Did have to do band vs band.
    Posted by NighthawkJoV on 11 Apr 14 at 15:50
    JamPound32For me anyway it seemed where it says '' player 1 wins'' at the end instead of your gamertag then it doesn't count.
    Posted by JamPound32 on 01 Jul 15 at 21:31
  • SSmasterONESSmasterONE279,605
    04 Sep 2009 04 Sep 2009 04 Sep 2009
    20 5 7
    I FIGURED IT OUT!!!

    Turns out you need to score in each and every game you play.

    I would also recommend you WIN the elimination game types.

    Here is the list of each game type:

    Career
    Quickplay
    Band vs Band
    Pro Face-off
    Team Pro Face-off
    Momentum
    Team Momentum
    Streakers
    Team Streakers
    Do or Die
    Team Do or Die
    Elimination
    Team Elimination
    Perfectionist
    Team Perfectionist

    -----

    I went through the whole list again, this time played OFFLINE and I used 4 mics and did not log in my other 3 controllers.

    I went down the list and played each game type.

    I made sure I scored on each game.

    And after team elimination it unlocked!!!!!!!!1

    BAND VS BAND is the only mode that is required to be played ONLINE.
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    wBRYI got this achievement last night and I did not score on any songs. I can verify that you can unlock this achievement without ever scoring a point. I got a zero score every time and it unlocked no prob.
    Posted by wBRY on 23 Feb 11 at 21:21
    PapaTheHutwhen you say offline, you mean that you're pressing start instead of searching for online players right?
    Posted by PapaTheHut on 05 Jun 11 at 13:15
    A 0 UB3RLOZ3Rnot working im scoring on everyone 4 instruments local got band vs band already, any help plz?
    Posted by A 0 UB3RLOZ3R on 28 Sep 11 at 04:30
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