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Increase the level of a Certified Item

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-Unlock a Certified item by playing online against real people. You can unlock a certified item playing by yourself or with friends. i have unlocked two of them. one solo and one in 3v3 in a XBL party
(no exhibition or private matches)

-Check to make sure your item is in fact "Certified" by going back to the main screen and selecting "Garage" and then "Manage inventory"

-Select the specific item by scrolling over to it. You should see "Certified" on the right hand side. it will be underneath the name and the rarity descriptions.

-Just below and next to "Certified" they have descriptions AND names attached to it.

-The levels are not numbers. They are what the item is NAMED. and how you get your achievement

-1st level should read- Play maker
-2nd level should read-Capable Victor
-3rd level should read -Veteran

-To level up your item you MUST play online (no exhibition or private matches) with the item actually equipped on your vehicle AND do what your specific item requires such as score long goals,turtle goals,MVP,epic saves ect. Each one is different so just make sure and check it out before playing with it equipped.


-You CANNOT level up the certified item in exhibition mode or in private matches. its has been tested and confirmed.

-Once you have leveled up your item one time and got this achievement "one better"
make sure and go to your dash and quit the game, using the 3 line button on your controller select quit and then start the game up again. It is possible to skip the process of reaching veteran and it may just unlock the achievement "Certifiable" if you are lucky. This is what happened with me.

-Just because its a mariachi hat that does not mean you will have long goals like i do.The item itself can have different goals/objectives. To put it simply. i have a certified mariachi hat and my buddy has a certified one and i have long goals and he has epic saves.

The goals/objectives are different so make sure and read them and understand them that way you are going for the correct objective.
wwzach16ive played over 100 games since the update and have gotten crap
Posted by wwzach16 on 26 Jun 16 at 01:21
DEHVEYThat might just be your luck. I know it sucks but i played all day today in snow day playlist and unlocked that second one (deer antlers) and snapped the screen shot real quick.

It took all day for that to happen (i equiped parrot antenna to keep track of time)
and im no where near 10 hrs played. So just keep trying. The drop rates are very low. i tend to hop back and fourth between snow day and either 2v2 or 3v3 and sometimes randomly play rocket lab. I also am only playing on Xbox one. no idea on the PC stuff
Posted by DEHVEY on 26 Jun 16 at 09:37
Stinkman68What happens if you reach the 10 Hours playtime?
Posted by Stinkman68 on 27 Jun 16 at 17:08
DEHVEYa direct quote from Stig Assassin
"Be aware there seems to be a 10 hour limit per-week for earning items which resets 7 days after your last item drop of that week. Unless you equip a new antenna each week to track the time spent there is no in-game timer to let you know how long you've played. Thanks to Sunhize for pointing that out! "
Posted by DEHVEY on 27 Jun 16 at 21:28
fighterx93chippDown vote because your guide doesn't say how to level the item up...
Posted by fighterx93chipp on 28 Jun 16 at 06:36
DEHVEYthanks for the input, i have edited the post to try and make it more clear / understandable
Posted by DEHVEY on 28 Jun 16 at 10:03
JORAXI know you have to earn certified items in actual multiplayer, but can they be levelled up in exhibition matches? That wasn't clear to me in your solution.
Posted by JORAX on 28 Jun 16 at 17:55
DEHVEYGreat question, i fired up the xbox just a few minutes ago and played some exhibition matches to test it and the item did not level up at all.My deer antlers are for wins so it was a pretty simple test. so i am going to assume that you cannot level up the items in exhibition mode. i will add that to the guide.
Posted by DEHVEY on 28 Jun 16 at 19:59
WWEADDICT4LIFEplayed yesterday afternoon to get a certified item and i FINALLY get one and its for Juggler then a couple of games later i get another certified item and YET again its another juggler arrrrrgh gonna keep playing till i get another certified item hopefully one i can actually do
Posted by WWEADDICT4LIFE on 29 Jun 16 at 09:03
DEHVEYlol, that sucks! were they both the same item with juggler attached? like 2 hats or are they different ?
Posted by DEHVEY on 29 Jun 16 at 17:52
WWEADDICT4LIFETwo different items but same requirement for juggler
Posted by WWEADDICT4LIFE on 29 Jun 16 at 19:11
wwzach16yeah ive played for 14 hours since the update and nothing im kinda pissed
Posted by wwzach16 on 30 Jun 16 at 01:34
xAfflictedAUSpretty sure my veteran item was a clear ball, can anyone confirm? cause if it is that's a pretty easy one to get
Posted by xAfflictedAUS on 30 Jun 16 at 09:00
KooshMooseThanks for the tip on getting the next two levels. I feel it's fair after the grindy-ness of the Painted Item cheevo.
Posted by KooshMoose on 30 Jun 16 at 18:33
TempleOfShaygot my first certified item and my task is score bicycle goals......
Posted by TempleOfShay on 01 Jul 16 at 22:18
DEHVEYman, thats brutal ...or in rocket league terms "SAVAGE" ! ! lol dont be scared to trade in an item, i traded the mariachi hat (long goals) and got the antlers (wins) like 2 hours later so if its something impossible you might as well gamble lol. it worked out for me.
Posted by DEHVEY on 02 Jul 16 at 07:22
LoKo6264How to check my objective to get this certified item? I have played for so long since almost update comes out and until now I got a lot of items to trade in and I'm close to get from there very rare one but no one of them is certified!
Posted by LoKo6264 on 03 Jul 16 at 23:13
Joey The DawgI have gotten painted, uncommon, and rare items but still no certified item. Wonder if I'm doing anything wrong or just really unlucky.
Posted by Joey The Dawg on 04 Jul 16 at 04:42
DEHVEYIts based on luck, so you seriously just have to keep trying. I dont want to make it sound like i got a certified item first try. I played long enough to trade in enough items to get a very rare.

I did not unlock any certified items during trades. I dont know if you can or cannot, i am simply saying i did not.
Posted by DEHVEY on 04 Jul 16 at 04:55
Iron Man TStarkI can't even find an item from an online game let alone a certified one!
Posted by Iron Man TStark on 05 Jul 16 at 21:18
capicawlI really hate luck based achievements.
Posted by capicawl on 06 Jul 16 at 00:39
Iron Man TStarkagreed - lol - just have to keep at it lol
Posted by Iron Man TStark on 06 Jul 16 at 00:40
Erick FateI have stopped unlocking things after games ... How can I get this then?
Posted by Erick Fate on 07 Jul 16 at 05:01
DEHVEYif you are not unlocking any items you might have hit your limit and will have to wait the 7 days. after 7 days goes by you should be able to unlock things again.
Posted by DEHVEY on 07 Jul 16 at 08:42
LoKo6264I'm playing for like 2 weeks, a lot and almost everyday and still nothing here! :( I very rarely play unranked matches, most of them are either 2vs2 or 3vs3 (sometimes also 1vs1) on ranked. Does anyone have experience there is harder, or even impossible, to get these certified times? May I because of it have this problem?
Posted by LoKo6264 on 08 Jul 16 at 19:56
wwzach16yeah ive played for 30 hours since the update and nothing this is dumb
Posted by wwzach16 on 09 Jul 16 at 05:17
DEHVEYtry snow day?
Posted by DEHVEY on 09 Jul 16 at 09:51
LoKo6264I didn't. I will today's evening. Did you receive there your cerified item or why are you suggesting this?
Posted by LoKo6264 on 09 Jul 16 at 10:39
WWEADDICT4LIFEGot a 3rd juggler certified item today I want something easier
Posted by WWEADDICT4LIFE on 09 Jul 16 at 18:17
Jedi Ninja NickIf you forfeit a ranked match do you still have a chance for an item? if so you can boost ranked 1v1
Posted by Jedi Ninja Nick on 11 Jul 16 at 16:21
PangoBaraI've gotten one certified item ever. It was for Turtle Goals.

Posted by PangoBara on 11 Jul 16 at 21:56
DEHVEYAs "WWEADDICT4LIFE" pointed out. It may be subject to what car you are using.
If things arent going your way you can always try a different car.
This is just a theory at this point but it could not hurt to switch to a different car every few matches.
- no idea on forfits
-i unlocked most of my items in snow day (which is not ranked)
-i have played rocket league for 158 hours, according to this site. So dont make the mistake of thinking its easy or anything it may just take time/patince
- The car i got my items with was the Takumi. so if you havent tried it yet maybe that will some how help you.
Posted by DEHVEY on 12 Jul 16 at 11:28
NBA KirklandI only get an item (of any type) about once every 10 matches. And never a certified one. Is that normal?
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 14 Jul 16 at 07:34
DEHVEYpretty much, thats why only 1500 people have the achievement, its quite a challenge to get.
Posted by DEHVEY on 14 Jul 16 at 21:08
capicawlI finally got a certified item. It was a police hat and it monitors assists. Been playing for over 15 hours and still have yet to get the painted item.
Posted by capicawl on 14 Jul 16 at 22:40
WWEADDICT4LIFEI got another certified item today that was different from my other 1s and when I went to add it to my car out of the blue my rank went up from 35 to 75 without me doing anything it must have glitched
Posted by WWEADDICT4LIFE on 17 Jul 16 at 15:16
MemoThis is getting on my nipples now. Aerial goals... no thanks. Bicycle goals... no ta. Can I not unlock just goals!? Or saves?? I don't mind a grind (or a bump..!) but not this impossible shit!
Posted by Memo on 19 Jul 16 at 00:27
MemoThis is getting on my nipples now. Aerial goals... no thanks. Bicycle goals... no ta. Can I not unlock just goals!? Or saves?? I don't mind a grind (or a bump..!) but not this impossible shit!
Posted by Memo on 19 Jul 16 at 00:28
MemoThis is getting on my nipples now. Aerial goals... no thanks. Bicycle goals... no ta. Can I not unlock just goals!? Or saves?? I don't mind a grind (or a bump..!) but not this impossible shit!
Posted by Memo on 19 Jul 16 at 00:30
JordanTheBigBoyI'm not getting any items, at all. It can't be the whole 10 hours in a week thing, because I haven't played for 2 weeks. Why am I not getting any items?
Posted by JordanTheBigBoy on 22 Jul 16 at 04:05
Red Master 11After 12 hours of online play got my first certified item! Yes! Backward goals?! Noooooooo!
Posted by Red Master 11 on 27 Jul 16 at 11:14
Johnmiester X1Haven't had any items for over two weeks now, it's really starting to annoy me now as its the only achievements I need now, thinking of just giving up on this game
Posted by Johnmiester X1 on 29 Jul 16 at 12:02
Battle4BluHas anyone else not gotten items when they host a party? I have a friend who was getting items when he played by himself but the second we partnered up I was getting items and he wasn't
Posted by Battle4Blu on 30 Jul 16 at 13:30
Battle4BluHas anyone else not gotten items when they host a party? I have a friend who was getting items when he played by himself but the second we partnered up I was getting items and he wasn't
Posted by Battle4Blu on 30 Jul 16 at 16:26
zamacgod303Ive gotten m 7 painted so far not one single cert item wtf
Posted by zamacgod303 on 01 Aug 16 at 00:45
iPlatfootWell, I finally got a certified item and it's for centers. Lucky me right? Well, it is tracking but the achievement is not unlocking. Already reached Veteran status but neither of the achievements unlocked...
Posted by iPlatfoot on 02 Aug 16 at 17:43
sabby boyAfter well over 300 games I finally got one and it's for backwards goals redface
Posted by sabby boy on 06 Aug 16 at 12:05
LoKo6264Do I understand good - I need to do smth like backwards goals, center, turtle etc., one thing of it to get this certified item? Or all of you guys mean that you got it and this item says to get it, later, I mean, huh?
Posted by LoKo6264 on 09 Aug 16 at 12:01
Pedrito9504Each time I dashboard and quit the game or simply run another game the counter of my certified item decreases by 1 or 2. Anybody knows how to avoid this? I want to do this legit and this problem is really frustrating.
Posted by Pedrito9504 on 12 Aug 16 at 13:35
Pedrito9504It also decreases when the game itself crushes. So annoying. My long goals should have reached 15 already but instead I only have 5 because of this bug.
Posted by Pedrito9504 on 13 Aug 16 at 04:18
Iron Man TStarkI've not had an item drop in three weeks, count yourself lucky!
Posted by Iron Man TStark on 13 Aug 16 at 08:01
MemoGetting sick of this now... Backwards Goals, Turtle Goals, and Bicycle Goals X2. Piss take.
Posted by Memo on 23 Aug 16 at 22:09
MemoCried it in... got goalkeeper tonight! That's more like it! lol
Posted by Memo on 24 Aug 16 at 23:21
Comrade SpannerOk I now have every item unlocked but no painted (or certified). Am I fucked, or will they still drop?
Posted by Comrade Spanner on 02 Sep 16 at 00:32
Posted by NICKYG2X3 on 05 Sep 16 at 17:46
Iron Man TStarkI've given up - uninstalled!!
Posted by Iron Man TStark on 17 Sep 16 at 20:45
Original SidJust a quick question, have a Bobby hat certified MVPs and I've now hit 7. How many do you need to level it up? Mine hasn't moved.
Posted by Original Sid on 18 Sep 16 at 04:03
MatreesI just found Certified Item "Long Goal"
Posted by Matrees on 28 Sep 16 at 16:41
EpikJibSame question as Original Sid : How many to level up ? (mine is "victory")
Posted by EpikJib on 22 Oct 16 at 23:43
Traste BRI got a certified item that i need to just "shot on goal" Lol. to level up first time took me 50 shoots. I think i'll need 100 for the next upgrade.
Posted by Traste BR on 27 Dec 16 at 19:05
AnxsighetyFix your images.
Posted by Anxsighety on 01 Feb 17 at 20:09
NoHeroes94I upgraded to capable tactician and the achievement didn't unlock?
Posted by NoHeroes94 on 11 Feb 17 at 15:19
DEHVEYI just saw the images went down. I will be fixing this asap. Sorry to anyone this affected.
Posted by DEHVEY on 02 Mar 17 at 18:45
AttackingblindI have painted ( which is Asterias Rare Wheels) which is distance driven and i have an uncommon topper item which is certified and it's for clears. Both havent been increased yet.
Posted by Attackingblind on 22 Mar 17 at 01:54
Howling CrazyThis Is a bit mental have two certified and achieved capable with both yet no cheevo has popped. Any clues
Posted by Howling Crazy on 31 Mar 17 at 00:01
TopherXPwnsSo I finally got one for wins the other night, gotten 20 wins, it's capable now and still no pop. Any ideas?
Posted by TopherXPwns on 19 Apr 17 at 08:08
Theoretical ZI have Playmaker (assists) Rims and I upgraded them to Capable but the achievement did not unlock. I got that certified item from a crate drop.

Is there anything saying that crate dropped certified or painted items don't unlock that achievement? Because for me, that is the case.
Posted by Theoretical Z on 29 Apr 17 at 22:38
TheWings977Does anyone have a goalie certified item (i.e., make saves)? I have the Goals, Backwards Goals, and Shots on Goals if anyone wants one or all of the.
Posted by TheWings977 on 19 Dec 17 at 13:53
AradorYour trick to get Certifiable doesn't work
Posted by Arador on 19 Apr 18 at 13:37
TheWings977If anyone has a goalie certified item, let me know. I'll give you all of my items (currently 4 certified items) in exchange for the goalie one.
Posted by TheWings977 on 17 Jun 18 at 23:47
TM4N66does victor mean that i have to get wins with it
Posted by TM4N66 on 11 Jul 18 at 21:48
rocking23nf383 games played now and no certified item. silly achievement, have abunch of crates i cannot open which is silly also.
Posted by rocking23nf on 31 Jul 18 at 01:32
FaTa1 RoBGot 34 saves so far with my certified item and still no achievement. Any ideas?
Posted by FaTa1 RoB on 10 Aug 18 at 14:43
NBA Kirkland^Looks like you need 100 saves.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 11 Aug 18 at 17:11
HASANYBODYGOTIf anyone has a certified item, I can trade a painted item in return.
Posted by HASANYBODYGOT on 17 Aug 18 at 02:54
Whiteb0y357If anyone has a certified item they can give me, that would be great. Played this game long enough and have yet to receive a certified item.angry
Posted by Whiteb0y357 on 05 Sep 18 at 01:03
SuperJ4kestill trying to get a certified item.....
Posted by SuperJ4ke on 08 Sep 18 at 23:23
canicaits 2018, has anyone gotten a certified item?
Posted by canica on 23 Nov 18 at 20:51
SoH AnarchyFor those who are having a hard time getting a certified item, there's a website for trading. I filtered out certified victory items and someone wanted a crate for it.
Posted by SoH Anarchy on 11 Feb 19 at 17:08
H0ckeyM0nkey87Does anyone know if you can still get these after matches I’m yet to get one :/
Posted by H0ckeyM0nkey87 on 28 Oct 19 at 19:43
GBC6Anyone up to trade? Message me on Xbox
Posted by GBC6 on 04 Apr 20 at 00:25
Ultramarine360Dash quit didn't work for me
Posted by Ultramarine360 on 08 Apr 20 at 22:25
GTIpoweredLooking someone to boost this and other coop achievements, send me a message! My gamertag is GTIpowered
Posted by GTIpowered on 20 Apr 20 at 19:53
ImFatLetsParty1If anyone has a spare item that I could use and then trade back I would appreciate it
Posted by ImFatLetsParty1 on 28 Apr 20 at 22:31
IINUMB3R44anyone around to trade ? been playing and not getting certified
Posted by IINUMB3R44 on 17 May 20 at 16:48
tH1Rt3EN jLiWhy do some certified have no instructions? What do they require?
Posted by tH1Rt3EN jLi on 17 May 20 at 18:45
DanPalf1991Traded my vet item with someone and they got it - can confirm trading as of today will unlock the achievement.
Posted by DanPalf1991 on 27 May 20 at 13:19
S72YOUNGYi did this achievement by creating my own tournament and joining it with my pc account, you can do it with a friend though
Posted by S72YOUNGY on 11 Jul 20 at 07:16
TheBongoFurySo these unlock at random instead from loot boxes? Would be very cool as the loot box thing was what it killed for me.
Posted by TheBongoFury on 01 Oct 20 at 12:13
Detox2033how rare are these certified items? I played a lot online and only got 1 painted item
Posted by Detox2033 on 11 Oct 20 at 14:05
CRAZE KILERAre these available without paying for the blue print? I am a level 50 and played 548 matches and I have not received a single certified item but I have 16 blueprints that are certified. Id rather not spend $5 to get an achievement
Posted by CRAZE KILER on 08 Nov 20 at 23:57
RoDD CahI found a method to take this items, you should play the tournaments from psyonix. So in this way, it does not matter if you win or lose, you ll receive some special coins and each 1200 coins, you can exchange for good itens, today i took 3 diferent items.
Posted by RoDD Cah on 16 Nov 20 at 03:38
RoDD CahI found a method to take this items, you should play the tournaments from psyonix. So in this way, it does not matter if you win or lose, you ll receive some special coins and each 1200 coins, you can exchange for good itens, today i took 3 diferent items.
Posted by RoDD Cah on 16 Nov 20 at 16:15
B4RN4RD5K1Just unlocked One Better, did the quit and reload game method and the Certifiable didn't unlock.
Posted by B4RN4RD5K1 on 04 Dec 20 at 17:31
ryancot96Anyone have an extra certified item laying around they dont need? I would gladly trade some rocket league credits for it
Posted by ryancot96 on 22 Dec 20 at 00:18
CraKeLL20+ hours and no certified, any one got one please?
Posted by CraKeLL on 10 Feb 21 at 04:12
zeno2kIf anyone has one to trade I'll be very grateful :D
Posted by zeno2k on 02 Mar 21 at 08:47
ManualShelf8771Hey if anyone would like to trade their certified item, that would be awesome
Posted by ManualShelf8771 on 13 Jun 21 at 19:34
Sudden FallI got certified blueprints but no items yet still hoping but I got a few things not much as I’m a new player I can trade if someone has a certified item there willing to trade would even help you with another game I’ve played if your just willing to help me thanks :)
Posted by Sudden Fall on 18 Jul 21 at 05:39
PirS92Good way to trade items is Xbox groups. There s plenty of people willing to trade. That’s how I got my certified item
Posted by PirS92 on 10 Oct 21 at 23:09