Prominence Poker: what it is, tricks and trophies

Prominence Poker is one of the many free-to-play games that populate the digital video game stores. Developed by the Americans of Pipeworks Studio and edited by 505 Games, the title was released in 2016 for previous-generation consoles and is now also available for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Focused from a 100% multiplayer perspective, Prominence Poker pits players against amateurs from around the world in competitive matches and online tournaments, as well as having created an advanced AI to trouble the most experienced player.

It can be downloaded for free from all major digital stores and only requires an active subscription to PS Plus or any other paid service that activates multiplayer features to access online tournaments.

Tricks for Prominence Poker

There is something that detracts from the experience in games like Prominence Poker: cheats. A cheater is a player who uses small loopholes in the game to cheat and take advantage of his rivals. Fortunately, one of the priorities of the development team has been to make the game free of cheaters, in order to be able to offer a fairplay experience suitable for everyone.

In Prominence Poker cheats do not exist and cannot be activated as such. In previous generations it was enough to open a special section of the main menu to take some advantage or to get a benefit, but that is long gone. Also, even if you had them, if you wanted to get all the trophies it would be impossible for you to activate them, since in Prominence Poker cheats would disable the unlocking of achievements, preventing you from reaching 100% in your player profile.

Prominence Poker is a game that, with a casual tone, aims to bring the best of professional poker to the console. This is achieved through the creation of game tables where the player can put into practice their favorite moves and learn new ones using the tutorials of the game itself. Our recommendation is that you take it easy, learn everything the game has to teach you and gradually develop as a player.

What to do if there are cheaters in the online games?


One thing that is not exclusive to Prominence Poker are the cheats in its multiplayer modes. Being focused as a universal F2P, the game forces the player to face rivals of similar level, which increases competitiveness and tempts some players to use cheats.

One of the most commonly used resources is the so-called lagswitch, a full-fledged trap that is punishable by permanent banning from the game's multiplayer modes. Very popular years ago in the online modes of titles like Metal Gear Solid 4 or the first Call of Duty of two generations ago (the good ones, but that's another topic), this trap is commonly found in free titles like Prominence Poker, and is one of the crudest cheats in existence.

The lagswitch consists of deliberately causing lag (a delay between the server signal and the game signal that slows down the game's performance) so that rival players cannot react and are beaten without being able to do anything to avoid it. Because of its characteristics, the lagswitch was widely used years ago in shooting games, but hackers manage to take advantage of it in other types of games such as Prominence Poker. Tricks of this kind, remember, are punishable by permanent expulsion because they can cause you not to see the cards uncovered until the last moment and not be able to make your move, purposely slowing down your turn and leaving you as a mere spectator of the game.

These attitudes are punishable and you should report it immediately so that the developers are aware of it. It is common for developers and publishers, especially in titles 100% focused on online multiplayer, to make periodic ban waves to expel cheating players that populate their servers.

With an eye on EngineOwning

If we stop to look at more recent cheat solutions, we find a particularly versatile one that's turning publishers upside down. We're talking about EngineOwning malware, infamous for being used in multiplayer matches in the latest Call of Duty, Battlefield and any other multiplayer game.

It is a program that gives the player an advantage by automatically detecting opponents, making the best moves artificially and, in short, adulterating the game. There are so many players that populate the servers that the waves of mass bans follow each other without rest, and Pipeworks Studio's title is no stranger to this problem.

In case any player detects that these tricks are being used in Prominence Poker, the solution is to report it through a form to the developer on its website providing the platform, the ID of the suspected player and, if possible, the date and time when the game took place.

Prominence Poker Trophies

Since it went on sale, Prominence Poker trophies have been increasing as content has been added. Here is the list of trophies for the original Prominence Poker and all the downloadable content, including the 'Spades and Ranked', 'Quick Play' and 'Diamonds and Loot Cases' packs.

Original Prominence Poker Trophies

If you're a platinum hunter, unfortunately Prominence Poker won't add one to your trophy collection when you get them all because it doesn't have one. However, you can significantly swell your list of bronze, silver and gold achievements if you become an expert and pass the objectives set for each trophy successfully.

So that you know all the details and you can get all the Prominence Poker trophies, we are going to give you the complete list with all the details. You will find, in descending order: the title of the trophy, its difficulty level, the description of the trophy and our instructions on how to get it.

The Executioner

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Eliminate all 5 players in a 6-player tournament.
  • To get it, you will have to participate in a 6-player tournament and beat all your opponents. It must be in the same game, as it is not cumulative.

Do you ever get up?

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Complete a challenge.
  • You will get it just by completing one of the challenges included in the game. Once you know the basics of poker it will be easy to do.

Welcome to Prominence

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Complete the tutorial.
  • You will probably manage to overcome a challenge after finishing the tutorial. Just follow all the steps shown on the screen during the first few steps to do so.

Multiplucker

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Pluck 2 or more players in the same hand.
  • It may not be easy to achieve in the first few games, but it is quite easy to achieve. By statistics, you will achieve it in the first ten games whether you want to or not, as the AI is not very complex either.

Quadruple

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Quadruple your entry fee during a multiplayer cash game.
  • See the entry fee set in each online multiplayer session? You can "just" multiply it by four to get the trophy. Make sure you have enough of a stack so that you don't get fleeced.

The prestigious

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Join an affiliation
  • There is a part of the menu, inside Avatar, where you can manage your affiliations. Just join one for the first time and the trophy will pop up.

Pentathlon

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Collect your daily amount 5 times in a row without missing a consecutive bonus.
  • This one is a bit tricky because it requires you to pick up bonuses in a row without missing a single one for 5 daily pickups. If you don't pick up the bonus, it won't count towards the trophy.

Expert

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Win a 6 player online multiplayer tournament.
  • The multiplayer trophies are a bit tricky because you depend on the level of the other opponents to get them. You can always rig the game to let your opponent’s win, but having to beat all the players on a table is more likely to get it with practice. By playing and gaining experience you will beat players of about your level during online games, so it's only a matter of time before it's yours.

Win a head-to-head tournament

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Head-to-head
  • The short description of the trophy doesn't help much, but it's not much of a mystery either. The game must be played in such a way that only you and the player in front of you are left, and you have to fight a head-to-head duel. Beat him and you get your trophy and your loot.

The mechanic

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Win 5 hands in a row in a multiplayer game.
  • It looks harder than it is. You have to be the winner in five hands in a row in multiplayer games of any rank and level. The best is that you use the rookies and the fishes to get it fast, otherwise it will be more complicated to acquire it. And on top of that, it's bronze...

Abusing 2-7

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Win a hand with a 2-7 in your hand cards.
  • More descriptive, impossible. You must win a hand with a 2-7 on your hole cards for it to pop.

Mutineer

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Change affiliation
  • When you are in an affiliation, you can always leave it and join another one from the Avatar section of the main menu. Do this and the trophy will be yours.

The Duelist

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Win 50 head-to-head tournaments
  • It's easy to get, although it requires perseverance. Both offline and multiplayer tournaments count, so it's only a matter of time before the trophy is yours.

I like to pluck

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Pluck 100 players in cash games
  • This is perhaps the hardest to get because you not only have to beat them, but also fleece them. And you must do it with a hundred, no less, in cash games. Only these games are good, if you play in other games it won't count.

The criminal

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Get the rank 2 in any affiliation
  • It is achieved through perseverance. You have to progress by being affiliated and when you reach level 2 in the group, the trophy will pop up.

The tough guy

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Achieve rank 3 in any affiliation
  • Exactly the same as the previous one, only you will have to reach level 3. To achieve it, try to stay from the beginning in the same affiliation and only make the change when you have achieved these trophies related to the affiliate level.

Millionaire

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Reach 1 million funds
  • Easy. You have to accumulate a stack of 1 million.

Billionaire

  • Difficulty: hard
  • Reach 1 billion funds
  • You have to put in a lot of hours to unlock this trophy. It is best to play games with big jackpots to amass such a fortune.

In the land of the blind...

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Play it all without looking at your hand cards and win.
  • This depends more on luck than technique, as it requires you to win the hand without looking at your cards during the whole game. Looking at it just once won't help, so it's a matter of faith.

New image

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Change gender
  • As simple as that. Enter the character editor and change the gender of your fictional player when you have already created one.

Trophies of the DLC 'Spades and Ranked'


Prominence Poker's trophies have been expanded with a series of downloadable content (DLC), each of which has its own trophy pack. Here's how to get them to earn 100% of the achievements.

To the top

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Play a qualifying game
  • You don't need to win it: disputing it will be enough. But you will have to wait until the end of the game to unlock it, if you quit before the trophy will not be awarded.

Impulsive shopper

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Have 10 costumes
  • The amount of money it will take you to get a dozen costumes will make this the most expensive trophy to get of all this DLC. It's a matter of patience and accumulating earnings.

The smart guy

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Get a rank 4 in any affiliation
  • For this trophy to pop, it is best if you have made the affiliation change at the beginning of the game. If you have reached level 2 or 3 in an affiliation, wait until you get the maximum group level so you don't have to repeat the whole process.

‘Quick Play’ DLC Trophies

Cleanliness freak

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Play 50 games in the laundry room scenario.
  • You will have to play 50 games in this scenario. You can choose it from the main menu. Both offline and online games count.

The most distinguished customer

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Play 50 games in the bar scenario.
  • Exactly the same as the previous one, only this time you will have to play in the bar scenario. It is to go playing and accumulating disputed games until it is unlocked.

The Spades

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Play 50 games in the Meat of the Fatherland scenario.
  • Play 50 poker games in this scenario. More a matter of patience than skill, as it doesn't matter if you win or lose.

Trophies of the DLC 'Diamonds and Loot Cases'

Well versed

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a 6-player multiplayer tournament in any scenario.
  • You must finish in the top 3 in a completed online tournament.

The Supervisor

  • Difficulty: hard
  • Rank 5 in any affiliation
  • It takes many hours to achieve the maximum affiliation level. Try to get the multiplayer power-ups to speed up the process and be number 1 in your affiliation.

Under Pressure

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Play 50 games in the Diamond Room
  • You must play 50 poker games in this scenario for the trophy to be awarded, whether you win or lose.

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