What Are Reddit Trophies? How to Get Your Own

Once you join Reddit, you automatically qualify for your very first trophy. You don’t even have to post anything to get your new user trophy. All you have to do is simply sign up.

Shortly thereafter, you can get the Verified Email Address trophy simply by verifying your email address. There are several other Reddit trophies up for grabs, including trophies for posting good links and good comments, among others.

So what are Reddit Trophies, how do they work, and how do you get these Reddit Trophies? Find answers to these questions and more in this article.

What are Reddit Trophies?

Trophies are Reddit’s way of saying thank you for being a part of and contributing to the growth of the microblogging platform and the larger Reddit community.

Reddit Trophies were introduced in late 2009. Since then, every day at midnight (PT), Reddit calculates trophies from the previous day. Winners will be added to Reddit’s roll of honor and will also receive a trophy on their profile.

This serves as a badge of honor recognizing their contributions, as well as motivating other Reddit users to make meaningful contributions in order to win their own trophies.

There are currently 39 trophies available, made up of 25 standard trophies and 14 rare trophies for outstanding contributions. You can check the full list of all available Reddit trophies on the official website.

How Reddit Trophies Work

You can think of Reddit trophies as digital thank you notes or badges that you can display on your profile. How it works is that you do something that Reddit considers notable and you’re rewarded with a trophy.

It’s that simple. Keep in mind, however, that choosing who gets rewarded for what and with what is Reddit’s sole prerogative. So after you’ve done your part, you’ll just wait and hope for the best.

Let’s say you get a “rounded out” Reddit trophy for good links and good comments. Your trophy will remain intact even if you delete the winning comment.

Reddit awards, on the other hand, can be purchased with Reddit Coins and given from one user to another. You can award someone Gold, Silver, or Platinum for providing quality content. You can also earn Reddit Karma.

To view your current trophies, go to Reddit > profile pic > profile.

You should find all of your existing trophies in the trophy cabinet Section just below your profile section.

How to get your own Reddit trophy

According to Reddit, “The first rule of trophies is don’t talk about trophies.” That may be the case on Reddit, where it also has sole discretion as to who gets a trophy and for what, there are actual steps you can take to increase your chances of getting one.

To get a Reddit trophy, first familiarize yourself with all the available trophies.

Next, decide which trophies you want to work towards, and then start with the set actions required to get them. For example, if you want to get a rare “white hat trophy,” first find and report bugs in Reddit code.

If you want to get a club trophy for a year, two, or even thirteen, you only have to have a Reddit account for that long, even if you’re not active. Once you reach the milestone, your trophy will appear under your profile.

Want a Reddit Trophy? Start today!

Not that you can put it on your resume or anything, but a Reddit trophy can signal the magnitude of your contribution to Reddit’s growth and survival. The popular microblogging platform is used by hundreds of millions of people. Being recognized as a Key Contributor is an achievement in and of itself.

Whether this recognition comes from Reddit as a trophy, or from other users as an accolade, rest assured that your small efforts have not gone unnoticed.

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