RB3 Achievement Guide

There are 62 achievements with a total of 1250 points.
1000 points are On-Disc achievements. 250 are considered DLC Pack 1 achievements.

Most of your achievements can be tracked in Career > My Goals. I listed where each achievement is tracked in case you're missing one or feel like you've achieved it and haven't received credit.


Tune Up 4
Calibrate your audio/video setup for the optimal Rock Band 3 experience.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Rock Band Basics
Use auto-calibration with the RB2 Wireless (or other compatible controllers) or manually set your calibration.


Self-Made Dude or Lady 5
Create a Character.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Rock Band Basics
Hop in to the Customize menu and create a new character.


Best. Name. Ever. 5
Rename your band.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Rock Band Basics
In the Customize menu, rename your band.


Well Connected 6
Connect your Rock Band 3 Band with rockband.com at http://www.rockband.com.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Rock Band Basics
Unavailable at the moment, link your RB3 band with rockband.com using the Account Linking code found in the RB3 pause menu shell Options > Extras > Account Linking


You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 20
Maintain overdrive for 60 seconds.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Overdrive
Easiest done with a band that is coordinating full overdrive bars. Suggested songs: The Kill by 30 Seconds to Mars, Handlebars by Flo-bots, Are You Gonna Be My Girl. It can also be done in solo play using Guns 'n' Roses' "Sorry" on expert guitar. YouTube has some great videos to follow on that.


Millionaire Club 25
Get 1,000,000 on one song.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Score
Possible with 2 players on Hard/Expert depending on the song or 3 or more with players on medium or easy. Find a song you enjoy that has a good portion of triple chords or a lot of notes in general. Use overdrive together and keep your multiplier up! Dire Straits' Walk of Life or The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi both have a ton of triple chords and paired with a good bassist and drummer you can easily snag a million points.


Rock Band Master 25
5 Star on Medium (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 50 Rock Band 3 songs.

Rock Band Legend 30
5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Hard.

Rock Band Immortal 50
5 Star every song in Rock Band 3 on Expert.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Epic Rock Band 3
These three work in conjunction. Use your career "My Goals" section to track what songs remain. 5 starring all songs on expert up to 50 songs will net Rock Band Master then completing the set list will get Legend and Immortal as well. I recommend going for all these AND Endless Set list 3 at the same time. The ES3 is unlocked from the start so you can hop right into it immediately. Anyone who is platinum in RB2 can easily achieve all these at once.


Alex's Luggage Combination 30
Beat a Rock Band 3 score of 12,345,678.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Epic Rock Band 3
Get a combined career score on all instruments totaling over 12,345,678. Finishing ES3 or playing 80-100 songs will grab this pretty quickly.


Hometown Threwdown 20
Complete the "Hometown Throwdown" Road Challenge.

Real Nor'easter 20
Complete "The Wicked Awesome Tour".

Hell Defrosted 25
Win all rewards on the "Hell Freezes Over" Road Challenge.

Wilderness Survival 20
Complete the "Through the Wilderness, Eh?" Road Challenge.

Major Mileage 25
Get 90 or more spades on "The Long Drive South" Road Challenge.

Party Animal 20
Completed the "Total Debauchery" Road Challenge.

The Connoisseur's Connoisseur 25
Get 90 or more spades on "The European Connoisseur" Road Challenge.

Mile High Club 25
Complete the "Really Frequent Flyers" Road Challenge.

Ultimate Road Warrior 30
Win all awards on the "Really Frequent Flyers" Road Challenge.

Career > My Goals > Road Challenges
Complete all Road Challenges with at least enough spades to get all 3 awards will grab you all of these Road Challenge achievements.


HOPO-cidal Maniac 25
Kill 53,596 Hammer-ons and Pull-offs.

Career > My Goals > Guitar Goals > Epic Goals
One of the most time consuming achievements in RB3. Takes about 1.5-2 weeks of solid GUITAR (must be done on guitar) playing to net 53,596 HO/POs WITHOUT strumming them. If you have the habit of strumming your HO/POs you will not get credit for them. Stick to songs with a lot of HOPOs such as Antibodies, Green Grass/High Tides and many DLC songs. Keep track of your progress in MY GOALS.


Bleeding Fingers 30
Get 85% on all Guitar Solos in Rock Band 3 on Hard or Expert.

Career > My Goals > Guitar Goals > Guitar Solo Goals
Hit 85% or higher on all guitars solo sections on RB3 career songs on Hard or Expert difficulty. Using the My Goals screen can help you keep track and just play the songs until you're good enough to hit the solo sections. Drop to Hard if you're struggling on tough solos like Dio's Rainbow in the Dark or Ozzy's Crazy Train.


Guitar Perfectionist 25
Get 100% accuracy on Expert Guitar.

Career > My Goals > Guitar Goals > Epic Goals
100% a song on Expert Guitar. Does not have to be a full combo. Best song is Charlene (free DLC) since it's short and super easy.


Guitar Apprentice 20
5 Star on Easy Guitar (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs.

Career > My Goals > Guitar Goals > Easy Song Progress (or any difficulty)
Complete 25 RB3 on-disc songs with a 5* rating on Easy Guitar or 3* or more stars rating on Medium or higher. Just play and this one will be yours in no time. You can also sort your track list by difficulty while playing solo and work your way through the 25 easiest songs.


Bass Streaker 10
Get a streak of 500 notes on Bass.

Career > My Goals > Bass > General Bass Goals
Complete a 500 note streak on bass. If you have any Judas Priest songs (like You Got Another Thing Comin') those are great. Otherwise, try The Look by Roxette. Difficulty does not matter.


Most Authentic Strummer 10
Hit 100% of the notes, only strumming up, on Hard Bass.

Career > My Goals > Bass > Authentic Bass Goals
Many people have issues using the GH series guitars so try this with a RB1 or RB2 guitar if you have one. Pick an easy song (like Charlene) and only up-strum songs. Can be done on Hard or Expert.


Bass Apprentice 20
5 Starred on Easy Bass (or 3 Starred on a higher difficulty) 25 Rock Band 3 songs.

Career > My Goals > Bass > Easy (or higher) Song Progress
Complete 25 RB3 on-disc songs with a 5* rating on Easy Bass or 3* or more stars rating on Medium or higher. Just play and this one will be yours in no time. You can also sort your track list by difficulty while playing solo and work your way through the 25 easiest songs.


Drum Roll, Please! 10
Nail a drum roll.

Career > My Goals > Drums > General Drum Goals
Drum roll sections are highlighted like a overdrive fill section except only on one note. Def Leppard's Foolin' has several throughout the song. Difficulty does not matter. In order to "nail" it you have to hit the notes as fast or faster than the section shows in game.


Fastest Feet 15
Hit 90% of the Kick notes in a song on Hard Drums.

Career > My Goals > Drums > General Drum Goals
Hit 90% of the orange kick notes in a song on Hard or Expert drums. If it comes to it, pick an easy song like Charlene.


Drums Apprentice 20
5 Star on Easy Drums (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs.

Career > My Goals > Drums > Easy (or higher) Song Progress
Complete 25 RB3 on-disc songs with a 5* rating on Easy Drums or 3* or more stars rating on Medium or higher. Just play and this one will be yours in no time. You can also sort your track list by difficulty while playing solo and work your way through the 25 easiest songs.


Keys Streaker 15
Get a streak of 350 notes on Keys.

Career > My Goals > Keys > General Keyboard Goals
Complete a 350 note streak on regular 5-button keys. Difficulty does not matter. If you're playing on a lower difficulty shoot for a longer song that has a high tier on keys, such as 25 or 6 to 4 or China Grove.


Keys Apprentice 20
5 Star on Easy Keys (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs.

Career > My Goals > Keys > Easy (or higher) Song Progress
Complete 25 RB3 on-disc songs with a 5* rating on Easy 5-button Keys or 3* or more stars rating on Medium or higher. Just play and this one will be yours in no time. You can also sort your track list by difficulty while playing solo and work your way through the 25 easiest songs.

This does not stack with Pro Keys Apprentice.


Pro Bass Apprentice 20
5 Star on Easy Pro Bass (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs

Career > My Goals > Pro Bass > Easy (or higher) Song Progress
Complete 25 RB3 on-disc songs using the Squier Pro or Mustang Pro Controllers with a 5* rating on Easy Pro Bass or 3* or more stars rating on Medium or higher. Just play and this one will be yours in no time.

You can also sort your track list by difficulty while playing solo and work your way through the 25 easiest songs.


Drum Trainer Initiate 15
Complete the introductory Pro Drum Trainer lessons.

Career > My Goals > Pro Drums > Pro Drum Trainer Goals
Finish the whole 1st section of the Pro Drum Trainer. You don't need a full pro set. I completed this with a yellow and green cymbal activated. The game will ask you to select which cymbals and pedals are active when you start the trainer.


Drum Trainer Graduate 30
Complete the final Pro Drum Trainer lessons.

Career > My Goals > Pro Drums > Pro Drum Trainer Goals
Finish the pro drum trainer in it's entirety. The final lessons will be impossible for most people. There are tips online but skill level is a majority of the requirement for this one.


Play a Real Guitar Already! 15
Play "The Hardest Button to Button" on Pro Guitar.

Career > My Goals > Pro Guitar > Introducing Pro Guitar (First Song Lessons)
Play the song "The Hardest Button to Button" by The White Stripes using the Squier Pro or Mustang Pro guitar controllers. Difficulty does not matter.


Pro Guitar to the Max 15
Max out your Score Multiplier meter on Pro Guitar.

Career > My Goals > Pro Guitar > General Pro Guitar Goals
Reach a 4x multiplier while using a Squier Pro or Mustang Pro controller then activate your overdrive. Once it shows a 8x multiplier you will have the achievement.


Power Chords 15
Complete the "Power Chords" lessons in the Pro Guitar trainer.

Career > My Goals > Pro Guitar > Introducing Pro Guitar Part 2 (Power Chords)
Finish the "Power Chords" lesson in the Pro Guitar trainer with one of the Pro Controllers.


Complex Chords 25
Complete the "More Chord Holding and Arpeggiation" Pro Guitar lessons.

Career > My Goals > Pro Guitar > Mastering Pro Guitar
Finish one of the final lessons "More Chord Holding and Arpeggiation" in the Pro Guitar trainer with one of the Pro Controllers.


Pro Guitar Apprentice 20
5 Star on Easy Pro Guitar (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs.

Career > My Goals > Pro Guitar > Easy (or higher) Song Progress
Complete 25 RB3 on-disc songs using a Pro Guitar with a 5* rating on Easy Pro Guitar or 3* or more stars rating on Medium or higher. Just play and this one will be yours in no time. You can also sort your track list by difficulty while playing solo and work your way through the 25 easiest songs.


Pro Keyboardist 15
Hit at least 90% of the notes in 3 songs on Expert Pro Keys.

Career > My Goals > Pro Keys > General Pro Keys Goals
Complete 3 songs on EXPERT Pro Keys with the keyboard without missing too many notes. Sort by difficulty and work your way up the set list. Whip It, Before I Forget and Need You Tonight are all very easy songs.


Pro Keys Graduate 25
Complete the final Pro Keys trainers.

Career > My Goals > Pro Keys > Lesson And Trainer Goals
Finish the final Pro Keys lesson in its entirety. The final few lessons require lots of 4-note chord switching, arpeggiation and keyboard solos. They are extremely tough and good luck to you!


Pro Keys to the Max 15
Max out your Score Multiplier meter on Pro Keys.

Career > My Goals > Pro Keys > General Pro Keys Goals
Reach a 4x multiplier then activate overdrive on the pro keys controller to get an 8x multiplier for the achievement.


Pro Keys Apprentice 20
5 Star on Easy Pro Keys (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs.

Career > My Goals > Pro Keys > Easy (or higher) Song Progress
Complete 25 RB3 on-disc songs with a 5* rating on Easy PRO Keys or 3* or more stars rating on Medium or higher. Just play and this one will be yours in no time. You can also sort your track list by difficulty while playing solo and work your way through the 25 easiest songs. This does not stack with the regular keys achievement.


Triple Awesome 10
Get a Triple Awesome while playing with Vocal Harmonies.

Career > My Goals > Vocal Harmony > General Harmony Goals
Play a song with triple harmonies and get a triple awesome (hit all 3 harmony parts in a section). Rock Lobster can easily be done with one person on one microphone. Can be done on Easy.


Is This Just Fantasy? 25
Hit all triple awesomes in "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Medium or a higher difficulty.

Career > My Goals > Vocal Harmony > General Harmony Goals
A very difficult achievement. Play on medium due to the vocal complexity of this song. All triple harmonies must be triple awesomed in the song. Possible with two people and two microphones. I'd suggest 3 if you can.


Vocals Showmanship 10
Deploy overdrive four times in a single song as a vocalist.

Career > My Goals > Vocal Harmony > General Harmony Goals
Find a medium to long song where you can deploy your overdrive as many times as possible. Rock Lobster is a good song to do this achievement.


Tambourine Master 10
Hit 100% of the notes in a percussion section.

Career > My Goals > Vocals > General Harmony Goals
Use the controller associated with your vocalist and press A in time with the percussion section. Once you hit 100% in a section you'll have this achievement.


Vocal Virtuoso 15
Earn an Awesome rating on at least 90% of the phrases in 6 songs on Hard Vocals.

Career > My Goals > Vocals > General Harmony Goals
Complete 6 songs on Hard or Expert vocals and hit at least 90% of the song. You can use songs with lots of talky parts for an easy achievement.


Vocal Apprentice 20
5 Star on Easy Vocals (or 3 Star on a higher difficulty) any 25 Rock Band 3 songs.

Career > My Goals > Vocals > Easy (or higher) Song Progress
Complete 25 RB3 on-disc songs with a 5* rating on Easy Vocals or 3* or more stars rating on Medium or higher. Just play and this one will be yours in no time. You can also sort your track list by difficulty while playing solo and work your way through the 25 easiest songs.


The Endless Setlist III 50
Successfully complete "The Endless Setlist III!"

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Epic Rock Band 3
This is available from the start of the game in "My Goals" or in Quickplay under "Setlists". Difficulty does not matter. Bladder of Steel is not an issue so you can pause, fail, and restart as much as you like.

DLC Pack 1 Achievements:

Downloader 20
Play a downloaded song.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals (technically not a goal but you can track in the many other ones there)
Play any downloaded song, free DLC counts.


Mercurial Vocalist 30

Earn 5 stars on Vocals on a downloaded Queen song.

Career > My Goals > Vocals > Downloaded Song Goals
Must be a downloaded Queen song, imported songs do not count. Earn 5 stars on easy or higher difficulty.


Live Free or Die 25
Beat all of the free downloadable songs for Rock Band.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals
Go to Career > My Goals to find the free downloadable songs for Rock Band. This does not include the 20 free pack from RB2.
I played Still Alive, Headphones On, Promised Land and Charlene (I'm Right Behind You)


Fistful of Awesome 15
Beat 5 downloaded songs.

Accountant's Dozen 15
Beat 12 downloaded songs.

Decent Collection 15
Beat 20 downloaded songs.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals

Play 20 songs from your DLC collection. There are at least 6 free DLC songs and most people have bought a few songs here and there. If you haven't, I'd suggest hitting your Marketplace in game and buying some DLC! It's worth it! I swear!


I Want It All 15
Play a downloaded Queen song.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals
This should pop the same time you do Mercurial Vocalist. You just have to play a downloaded Queen song, not an imported one.


Shameless Self-Promotion 15
Download and play three songs from a band that has Harmonix team members in it.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals
Use your career > My Goals to find this goal. It will display a list of songs that have Harmonix team members. You just need to play 3 of them.

I had these listed:
Get Ready 2 Rokk, Less Talk More Rokk, Like a Fool, Push Push (Lady Lightning), Rock Rebellion, Shake and Sprode.


Just Another Band Out of Boston 15

5 Star any Boston song.

Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals
Must be a downloaded song, instrument and difficulty do not matter. Imported tracks like Foreplay/Long Time are not supposed to work. However, when checking in my goals Foreplay/Long Time shows as one of the possible songs.


Face Melter 25
Melt faces by beating any three '80s Metal songs.

Career > My Goals > Guitar > Downloaded Song Goals
Beat any 3 80s metal songs ON GUITAR, the Judas Priest pack is a great pack to purchase if you do not have any metal songs.


Dave Grohl Band 30
Beat 5 songs from any band that has had Dave Grohl as a member.


Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals
Use the career > My Goals to find songs that are related to Dave Grohl is some random manner. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and a few Foo Fighters songs should show up here. Instrument and difficulty do not matter.

Songs I had listed:
3s & 7s, Little Sister, “Sick, Sick, Sick”, Tribute, Why Do You Love Me?, The Perfect Drug, March of the Pigs and The Collector.


The Perfect Drug 30
Get a 200 note streak on "The Perfect Drug".

Career > My Goals > Drums > Downloaded Song Goals
Complete a 200-note streak ON DRUMS on this song. If you prefer to earn this one, play on expert and you should be able to learn the section in the beginning of the song for the achievement.

 

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Glad you were able to salvage this from the old forum, even though I personally don't need it.

I figured it could save some useless threads later on. It was our only pinned thread after all.

I only just now picked up this game and am thankfull for this post.  Really looking forward to the pro guitar.  

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I only just now picked up this game and am thankfull for this post.  Really looking forward to the pro guitar.  

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Have fun playing pro!

 

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Dave Grohl Band 30

Beat 5 songs from any band that has had Dave Grohl as a member.


Career > My Goals > Rock Band > Downloaded Song Goals
Use the career > My Goals to find songs that are related to Dave Grohl is some random manner. Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and a few Foo Fighters songs should show up here. Instrument and difficulty do not matter.

Songs I had listed:
3s & 7s, Little Sister, “Sick, Sick, Sick”, Tribute, Why Do You Love Me?, The Perfect Drug, March of the Pigs and The Collector.

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For some reason I assumed that Nirvana tracks would count!!!!!

 

I just looked in My goals as above. I don't see the goal listed there!

Help?

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I just looked in My goals as above. I don't see the goal listed there!

Help?

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It's in the Band section under Downloaded song goals.

It only shows up if you have enough songs for it.

After a bit of digging, it looks like this 'cheevo only works with downloaded songs. (not imports from RB 1+2)

I would guess this also applies to the "face melter" 'cheevo. Not very clear is it?

How about the Foo Fighters ??   I have more Foo Fighter songs downloaded than Queens Of The Stone Age or Nirvana.

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