We’re pleased to announce
Seize the Throne
, an exciting new community challenge that draws inspiration from our
new global brand spot
. Our aim is to spotlight the power of play, which unites us through unforgettable moments and bold new experiences.
This special event calls on players to join together in a chess-themed celebration.* By playing together to complete three Stages of Community Goals, players can reach the King’s Tower, access the Inner Chambers, and breach the Throne Room — earning exclusive PSN avatars and a one-of-a-kind PS4 theme along the way.**
Eligible players from participating countries will also compete to win grand prizes by testing their PlayStation knowledge in a series of challenging trivia questions. Available grand prizes include a PlayStation 5 console, the King’s PlayStation Shapes Ring Set, and a bundle featuring a Pulse 3D Wireless Headset as well as a PlayStation Store digital gift card ($100 USD or equivalent provided in local currency).***
Registrations begin now and will remain open until the end of Stage Two. The first part of the competition ends when the community completes all three Stages to seize the throne, or until November 16th (whichever comes first). Here are the steps to participate:
1. Sign Up
Register with your PSN Sign-In ID
. Once signed up, players will be automatically entered into all future Stages of the program and the question round.
The event is open to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 users in the following locations: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Please note: players from Brazil, Italy and Japan cannot take part in the question round of Seize the Throne.
2. Start Playing!
There are three Stages throughout the event, with the first Stage kicking off on November 2. Each Stage will require players to complete the following activities to earn points and achieve the Community Goal for each Stage:
Play PS4/PS5 games
— Every PS4/PS5 game that each player plays for at least an hour (across as many sessions as they’d like during the week) will earn points towards the Community Goal. Players will earn extra points towards the Goal if they play games with users on their Friends List (who have also signed up to participate).
Use the “Share” feature
— Every image or video that each player uploads via the on-console Share feature to PSN Friends or to social media will earn points that count towards the Community Goal. Each player can have a maximum of six PS4/PS5 Shares a day count towards the Goal.
— Each player can earn a maximum of six PS4/PS5 Trophies per day to contribute points that count towards the Community Goal. Earn extra points towards the Goal for every five trophies earned in a single PS4/PS5 game.
Here’s a breakdown of the points you can earn for each activity:
PlayStation Player Activities
Number of Points
Play any game of Player’s choosing
Play any game of Player’s choosing with another Player
Use Share feature
Obtain Bronze Trophy
Obtain Silver Trophy
Obtain Gold Trophy
Obtain five (5) trophies in a single game
3. Win Exclusive Rewards
Everyone who signs up can earn exclusive avatar and theme rewards when the Community hits a Goal. The rewards will be delivered directly to players’ PS4/PS5 consoles via system notification approximately 2 days after each Stage is completed.
By signing up, eligible players can compete to win grand prizes, which include a PlayStation 5 console, the King’s PlayStation Shapes Ring Set, and a bundle featuring a Pulse 3D Wireless Headset and a PlayStation Store digital gift card worth $100 USD. Players need to answer a series of three questions that will be posted on
between November 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT and November 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT. See
Check out the chart below to see the Community Goals for each Stage, as well as what prizes you can win:
Stage One – Reach the King’s Tower
– Community Goal: Reach 25M total points
Start playing from November 2
Two exclusive PSN avatars
Stage Two – Access the Inner Chambers
– Community Goal: Reach 100M total points
Starts when Stage One is completed
Five exclusive PSN avatars
Stage Three – Breach the Throne Room
– Community Goal: Reach 160M total points
Starts when Stage Two is completed
An exclusive PS4 dynamic theme**
Three exclusive PSN avatars
to learn more about the program and track the latest progress on Community Goals. Make sure to check back often to see how the Community is doing, when each Goal has been met, and when the next Stage begins.
*PS Plus subscription not required to take part. Sign-up from Oct 28 until end of Stage 2. Competition ends Nov 18. Entrants must be 18+. See Rules: playstation.com/seize-the-throne-rules. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
**PS5 console users will not be able to download the PS4 theme.
***Players from Brazil, Italy and Japan cannot take part in this section of Seize the Throne. There are 35 PS5 consoles and 35 Pulse 3D Wireless Headsets to be won (one per winner from each participating country/region). There are 3 sets of the King’s PlayStation
Shapes Ring Set to be won (one per winner from each of the Part Two Groups). See