Tetris Effect Cheats, Codes, and Secrets

Unlock the 1984 and 1989 game modes and all of the connected avatars

Tetris Effect: Connected is a modern reimagining of the classic Tetris puzzle video game that incorporates surreal visuals and music to create a more artistic and immersive experience. There are many Tetris Effect unlockables to discover, ranging from player avatars and audio to hidden game modes inspired by previous Tetris franchise entries.

Tetris Effect vs Tetris Effect: Connected

Tetris Effect is the base game available on PC (via Epic Games Store), PlayStation consoles, and Oculus Quest. Tetris Effect: Connected is a newer version of the game for PC (via Microsoft Store) and Xbox consoles, such as the Xbox One and Xbox Series X, containing all of the content from the base game plus additional multiplayer modes. All Tetris Effect versions are supposed to update to the Tetris Effect: Connected version by the end of 2021. All codes and tips on this page apply to all versions on all platforms. The multiplayer information is naturally only relevant to those playing Tetris Effect: Connected.

Tetris Effect Codes and Hidden Stages

Tetris Effect and Tetris Effect: Connected actually have three additional game modes that players can unlock by performing specific tasks or entering codes.

How to Unlock Theater Mode in Tetris Effect

Theater Mode, as its name implies, focuses on the visuals over gameplay. It allows players to sit back and enjoy the game’s aesthetics without worrying about moving blocks or getting a Game Over.

It's arguably the easiest of the hidden modes to unlock in Tetris Effect as all you need to do is complete the single-player campaign, known as the Journey Mode, on any difficulty level.

Tetris Effect: Connected Theater Mode/Theatre Mode

How to Unlock 1984 Mode in Tetris Effect

1984 Mode is a cool Easter egg that lets you play Tetris in a level inspired by the original PC version of the classic video game and the year in which the consensus says it came into being. This mode unlocks automatically on June 6th every year though if you want to play it any other time, you’ll need to enter the famous Konami Code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A) on the title screen. On PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, you’ll need to replace the B and A commands with Circle and X due to the controller not having letter buttons or keys.

If done correctly, this will take you to a secondary screen where you’ll need to enter 06061984 on a connected keyboard.

Unfortunately, the PlayStation and Xbox console versions won’t bring up the native on-screen keyboard for this step, so you’ll need to use a USB keyboard that you can connect to either console via one of their USB ports. Xbox One and Xbox Series S and X owners can also use the gamepad keyboard, which connects to the Xbox controller.

Note

While 1984 is officially recognized as the birth year of the original Tetris video game, many believe the birthday of Tetris is 1985 for a variety of reasons.

Tetris Effect Connected Konami code screen for Secret 1984 Mode.

How to Unlock 1989 Mode in Tetris Effect

Tetris Effect’s 1989 Mode is a homage to the original Nintendo Gameboy Tetris video game, which features retro-inspired music plus green and black graphics. To unlock the 1989 Mode, all you need to do is reach Level 50 in Tetris Effect, which can be done by playing most modes as per usual. No code or hack is required.

Tetris Effect: Connected 1989 Gameboy game mode.

Tetris Effect Unlockables

Tetris Effect and the newer Tetris Effect: Connected feature a continuous stream of rewards that unlock as players level up and reach certain milestones. There doesn’t seem to be any Tetris Effect codes for immediately unlocking these in-game rewards, which means that you’ll need to obtain them the old-fashioned way with skill and dedication.

Tetris Effect: Music Tracks

Besides gaining access to music from the Journey game mode after completing each level, players can unlock ten extra music tracks in Tetris Effect by meeting specific requirements within the Effects game modes. They can set these tracks as background music on the Effects menu screen.

Here's how to get them.

Track Name  Music Unlock Requirements 
 Bright Lines  Play a Weekly Ritual
 Central  Play 5 Effect Modes
 Crest  Get A Rank or higher in an Adventurous Effect Mode
 Dazzling  Get A Rank or higher in a Classic Effect Mode
 Imperfect  Clear Marathon Mode
 Inside  Get A Rank or higher in Weekly Ritual Mode
 Loops of Time  Get A Rank or higher in Focus Effect Mode
 Mind Drops  Get A Rank or higher in a Relax Effect Mode
 Red  Play 10 Effect Modes
 Warm Rain  Play all Effect Modes
Tetris Effect: Connected video game music screen.

Tetris Effect: Effect Avatars

While playing the various Effect modes in Tetris Effect, you can choose to represent yourself with an avatar. There are 200 Effect Avatars to unlock. Luckily, all you need to get these is to continue leveling up and scoring various rantings in matches.

Unfortunately, this does mean that you'll need to get an A rating in each Effect mode if you want to unlock 100% of this avatar collection.

Effect avatars in Tetris Effect.

Tetris Effect: Guardian Avatars

In the multiplayer modes introduced with the Connected update, players can represent themselves with celestial Guardian Avatars. These are new avatars and are separate from the ones mentioned above used in the Effect modes.

The first 24 Guardian Avatars unlock either at every other level milestone or during weekend special events, while the rest require more strategic gameplay. There are 84 Guardian Avatars in total to unlock.

While all of the Guardian Avatars have yet to be unlocked by gamers, here’s what you'll need to do to obtain all of these Tetris Effect unlockables.

 Guardian Avatar Unlock Requirement 
 Ape Man  Play a Ranked Match of Zone Battle Mode
 Early Man  Play a Ranked Match of Score Attack Mode
 Human  Play a Ranked Match of Classic Score Attack Mode
   Play 40 Ranked Matches of Zone Battle Mode
   Play 40 Ranked Matches of Zone Battle Mode
   Play 40 Ranked Matches of Zone Battle Mode
   Play 40 Ranked Matches of Score Attack Mode
   Play 40 Ranked Matches of Score Attack Mode
   Play 40 Ranked Matches of Score Attack Mode
   Play 40 Ranked Matches of Classic Score Attack Mode
   Play 40 Ranked Matches of Classic Score Attack Mode
   Play 40 Ranked Matches of Classic Score Attack Mode
   Win 5 Ranked Matches of Zone Battle Mode
   Win 5 Ranked Matches of Score Attack Mode
   Win 5 Ranked Matches of Classic Score Attack Mode
   Win 25 Ranked Matches of Score Attack Mode
 Jellyfish Clear Area 1 in Connected Mode
 Eagle Clear Area 2 in Connected Mode
  Clear Area 3 in Connected Mode
Clear Area 4 in Connected Mode
Clear Area 5 in Connected Mode
Win 25 Ranked Matches of Zone Battle Mode
Win 100 Ranked Matches of Zone Battle Mode
Win 100 Ranked Matches of Score Attack Mode
Win 25 Ranked Matches of Classic Score Attack Mode
Win 100 Ranked Matches of Classic Score Attack Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Pisces in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Sagittarius in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Taurus in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Cancer in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Libra in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Scorpio in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Gemini in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Aries in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Virgo in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Capricorn in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Aquarius in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Leo in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Pisces in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Tetrimidion in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 5 times playing as the Zodiac Boss Pisces in Connected Vs. Mode
Win 10 Ranked Matches of Zone Battle Mode during a Full Moon
Win 100 Ranked Matches of Zone Battle Mode during a Full Moon
Win 10 Ranked Matches of Score Attack Mode during a Full Moon
Win 100 Ranked Matches of Score Attack Mode during a Full Moon
Win 10 Ranked Matches of Classic Score Attack Mode during a Full Moon
Win 100 Ranked Matches of Classic Score Attack Mode during a Full Moon
Win 40 Ranked Matches of Connected Mode during a Full Moon
Win 100 Ranked Matches of Connected Mode during a Full Moon
Recruit Initial avatar granted to every player
Infantry Attain Tier 2 status or higher
Attain Tier 3 status or higher
Attain Tier 4 status or higher
Attain Tier 5 status or higher
Attain Tier 6 status or higher
Attain Tier 7 status or higher
Attain Tier 8 status or higher
Attain Tier 9 status or higher
Attain Tier 10 status or higher
Guardian Avatars in Tetris Effect: Connected.
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