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kornfan2007
11-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Roadmap

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This Roadmap may not be used without written permission by either the author or website admins. This guide has been put together for x360a and should not be used without permission.

Overview:

-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
-Offline: 32 (845http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif)
-Online: 4 (155http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/g-icon.gif)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 30-50 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (If you use the Extreme mode glitch)
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes (only Win at Winning though)
-Glitchy achievements: 1 can be. King for a Day didn't unlock immediately. Fix in the guide though
-Unobtainable achievements: None (unless you don't have online pass)
-Extra equipment needed? : Online pass required for some achievements

Introduction:

Need for Speed: The Run is in the style on the cannonball run in which racers drive across America to compete for first place, stopping at set checkpoints. At certain stages a number are eliminated. The race is from San Francisco to New York. Most of the achievements can be done in around 20 hours, but getting to level 30 will be a bit of a grind.

The Run Mode:

The Run mode is very straight forward. Playthrough on whichever difficulty you prefer. Once you complete this you will unlock Extreme difficulty and can either go back through it again or just play the last stage to get this. You will also need to beat a friends score for another achievement here.

Challenge Mode:

Challenge mode is fairly easy in the beginning and gradually gets harder as you progress each one. I would recommend playing through The Run mode first as this unlocks more challenges and I would also play some multiplayer to unlock more cars as this will make it easier. Again you will need to beat a friends score to get an achievement here.

Multiplayer:

The multiplayer is fairly straight forward. You will need to complete solo and group objectives to unlock new playlists and get some achievements. The most difficult achievement here is getting Bonus Wheel as it requires the bonus wheel at the end of a session to land on a set slot and then on you coming first within the next session. Just needs a bit of practise/luck to get it done.

Mop Up:

Once you have completed the 3 sections I mentioned above, there will most likely only be leveling left (unless you haven't done Current Events and Show Off which can be done at any stage). Leveling will require some dedication. By this stage I was at level 20 so had the big grind to get to 30. There are threads on leveling with advice under Legendary.

Conclusion:

The game is not too difficult overall. The main difficulty is just a few challenges and one online achievement. There are some forum posts up for the more difficult challenges if you are still stuck at this stage. Good luck

kornfan2007
11-27-2011, 07:14 PM
The Run Mode:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/+zl1ww==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61678-Welcome-to-The-Run.html)Welcome to The Run (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61678-Welcome-to-The-Run.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 1

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter. Select The Run from the main menu and then start new to begin this.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/+Rh8dg==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61679-Walk-in-the-Park.html)Walk in the Park (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61679-Walk-in-the-Park.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 2

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/+PiE5Q==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61680-Vegas-Baby-.html)Vegas Baby! (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61680-Vegas-Baby-.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 3

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/-VpvHA==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61681-Cop-Out.html)Cop Out (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61681-Cop-Out.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 4

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/-LqXjw==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61682-Mr--Plow.html)Mr. Plow (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61682-Mr--Plow.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 5

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/-pueOg==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61683-Thunder-Road.html)Thunder Road (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61683-Thunder-Road.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 6

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/-3tmqQ==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61684-The-Windy-City.html)The Windy City (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61684-The-Windy-City.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 7

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/-Fxypw==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61685-Got-to-the-Chopper.html)Got to the Chopper (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61685-Got-to-the-Chopper.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 8

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/-byKNA==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61686-Hot-Pursuit.html)Hot Pursuit (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61686-Hot-Pursuit.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 9

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/-gJn9Q==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61687-I-Heart-NY.html)I Heart NY (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61687-I-Heart-NY.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete Stage 10

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/-CNuQA==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61688-Coast-to-Coast.html)Coast to Coast (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61688-Coast-to-Coast.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete The Run on any difficulty

This is story related and can not be missed. You will unlock this at the same time as I Heart NY when you complete stage 10.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/-cOW0w==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61689-Win-at-Winning.html)Win at Winning (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61689-Win-at-Winning.html) 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Play through The Run on Extreme Difficulty

Extreme is not available from the beginning. You must complete the game on any difficulty setting to unlock it. You can then either replay the whole story on extreme or the easier method is go to Stage Select within the The Run menu and select Stage 10. Playthrough this on whatever difficulty until you get to the last race. Now pause the game and select Gameplay settings and change the difficulty to Extreme. This will restart the race. Complete the race and this unlocks.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UP-XWgw=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61713-King-for-a-Day.html)King for a Day (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61713-King-for-a-Day.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Become a Stage Leader in The Run (fastest time posted)

Whilst playing through The Run you will see a list of your friends scores. You have to beat the overall time that your top friend has set within any 1 stage to get this. If you do not have any friends playing this then either find one in the achievement trading thread or use a second profile (with gold account) on your own console and friend it. Set a time on any stage with that profile and then beat the time with your main profile. I beat my friends stage score and this didn't pop. I had to quit out and go into Stage Select under The Run menu to get it to unlock

It has been reported by DJ SatanUK that the friends profile has to be a gold account for it to put the time on the Autolog.

kornfan2007
11-27-2011, 07:15 PM
No Effort Required Achievements:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/+YGFuQ==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61691-Show-Off.html)Show Off (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61691-Show-Off.html)15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Post a photo using Photo Mode

This requires the Online Pass. Go to View Cars in the menu and select any car. Now press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/rb.png and then take a photo with the http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/a.png button. Once it is uploaded this will unlock.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/+6CMDA==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61692-Current-Events.html)Current Events (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61692-Current-Events.html) 10http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Read a News Article

On the menu press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/back.png and then press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/misc/rb.png 4 times and this should unlock.

Challenge Mode Achievements:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/+GF9Kg==.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61690-What-else-you-got-.html)What else you got? (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61690-What-else-you-got-.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Beat a Friend Recommends

Go to Challenge series and select any race you have unlocked that a friend has put a time on. Beat their time and this will unlock. If you do not have any friends playing this then either find one in the achievement trading thread or use a second profile on your own console and friend it. Set a time with that profile and then beat the time.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPumcHo=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61694-Gold-Rush.html)Gold Rush (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61694-Gold-Rush.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Coastal Rush” Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

What a Rush: VW Scirocco R
Urban Muscle: Ford Mustang Boss 302
The Pretenders: VW Scirocco R
Time Hunter: Camaro SS Hunter
Midnight Rush: Aston Martin One-77

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPmHec8=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61695-National-Gold.html)National Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61695-National-Gold.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “National Park” Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

Mountain Men: BMW 1 Series Coupe
Offroad Mayhem: Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Ford Challenge: Ford Focus RS
Tioga Run: Dodge Challenger SRT 8
King of the Road: McLaren MP4-12C

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPhngVw=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61696-Nevada-Gold.html)Nevada Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61696-Nevada-Gold.html) 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Nevada Dreams” Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

Dry Heat: BMW 1 Series Coupe
Outrun: BMW 1 Series Coupe
Vegas Velocity: Dodge Challenger SRT 8
Sin City Street Race: BMW 1 Series Coupe
Lotus Battle: Lotus Evora

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UP3FaqU=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61697-Valley-Gold.html)Valley Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61697-Valley-Gold.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Desert Valley” Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

Feel the Heat: Audi RS 4
Hell on Wheels: Lotus Exige Cup 260
The Edge: Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Rally Challenge: Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Dust in my Eye: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPwlkjY=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61698-Winter-Gold.html)Winter Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61698-Winter-Gold.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Winter Blast” Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

Snow Battle: Audi RS 4
Ascension: Lotus Exige Cup 260
Double Black Diamond: Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Black Mountain: Lotus Exige Cup 260
Just Drive: Pagani Huayra

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UP4Em4M=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61699-Interstate-Gold.html)Interstate Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61699-Interstate-Gold.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "Plains Interstate" Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

Dirty Drifter: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Road Runner: Mitsubishi Motors Lancer Evolution X
The Gap: Audi R8 V10
NFS Edition Showdown: Mitsubishi Motors Lancer Evolution X
Locals Only: Porsche 918 RSR

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UP-kYxA=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61700-City-Gold.html)City Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61700-City-Gold.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "Windy City" Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

Hard Action: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Oncoming: Mitsubishi Motors Lancer Evolution X
Lower the Wacker: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0
GT-RSpecV Showdown: Nissan GT R SpecV
Street Legal: VW Scirocco R

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPzDdx4=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61701-Industrial-Gold.html)Industrial Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61701-Industrial-Gold.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "Industrial Run" Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

Lakeshore Battle: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Interstate Loop: Renault Sport Megane R.S.
Industrial Run: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Tunnels and Trains: Audi RS 4
Industrial Strength: Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4

kornfan2007
11-27-2011, 07:15 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UP0jj40=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61702-Rural-Gold.html)Rural Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61702-Rural-Gold.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "Rural Track Attack" Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

Hazard County: Ford Mustang Boss 302
Traffic Jam: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0
Porsche Attack: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0 or 918 RSR (Teh Phantomz recommended)
Lost Serpent Pass: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0 or Sesto Elemento (Teh Phantomz recommended)
Panic Attack: Pagani Zonda Cinque

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UP6dYkw=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61703-East-Coast-Gold.html)East Coast Gold (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61703-East-Coast-Gold.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "East Coast Express" Challenge Series

I got gold with the following cars:

The Jersey Double Back: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0 or Sesto Elemento (Teh Phantomz recommended)
The Situation: Lamborghini Murcielago or Sesto Elemento (Teh Phantomz recommended)
Drive Hard: Corvette Z06 or Audi R8 V10 (Teh Phantomz recommended)
Drive Hard with a Vengeance: McLaren F1 or Sesto Elemento (Teh Phantomz recommended)
Live Free or Drive Hard: Porsche 918 RSR or Sesto Elemento (Teh Phantomz recommended)
The Final Event: McLaren F1

Multiplayer:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPpGiOk=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61693-All-for-one.html)All for one (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61693-All-for-one.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete a Group Objective

See One for All achievement for information on this.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPuVSWY=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61711-One-for-all.html)One for all (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61711-One-for-all.html) 50http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete 5 Group Objectives

Within the Xbox Live menu you can press :xbut: to Create a Playgroup. With this you need to invite a friend. You can create a group of up to 4 (including you). You will then get a group objective to aim for. Complete 5 of these to get the achievement.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPm0QNM=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61710-Choices---.html)Choices... (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61710-Choices---.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Complete 15 online objectives and unlock all Playlists

When you go into Xbox Live mode you can select a few playlists. Within each of these is a list of objectives. You get a small selection at one time to aim for. When you complete one of them it will usually unlock a new one to aim for. Complete 15 of these over a mix of any playlists you wish and you will get this achievement. The last playlist unlocks when you complete your 15th objective.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPp1sfU=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61712-Bonus-Wheel.html)Bonus Wheel (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61712-Bonus-Wheel.html) 75http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Win this Bonus Wheel reward in Multiplayer

When you complete a playlist of races on any online playlist mode you will get to pick the next location of races. Once the votes are done the bonus wheel will spin. At random it may land on "75g achievement for first place session". If you get this then you have to finish first in the session. That means be the highest point scorer by the end of the session, not just in 1 race.

If you tie for first place then all players that are in the tie will unlock it. I unlocked this with 2 other racers. All of us had 50 points to tie first

Leveling:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPy8a-k=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61704-New-Car-Smell.html)New Car Smell (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61704-New-Car-Smell.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Reach Driver Level 5

See the Legendary achievement for this

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UP1ck2o=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61705-Street-Racer.html)Street Racer (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61705-Street-Racer.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Reach Driver Level 10

See the Legendary achievement for this

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPj+eJM=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61706-Professional.html)Professional (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61706-Professional.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Reach Driver Level 15

See the Legendary achievement for this

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPkegAA=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61707-Champion.html)Champion (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61707-Champion.html) 15http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Reach Driver Level 20

See the Legendary achievement for this

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPs-ibU=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61708-Veteran.html)Veteran (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61708-Veteran.html) 25http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Reach Driver Level 25

See the Legendary achievement for this

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1911/UPhUuEA=.jpg (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61709-Legendary.html)Legendary (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../game/need-for-speed-the-run/achievement/61709-Legendary.html) 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png Reach Driver Level 30

By playing through story challenges and multiplayer achievements you should be around level 20. After that comes the grind. You could just play online if you enjoy it enough or find a challenge to grind through. If you choose to play online then try to find someone to group with as you will get more XP for doing Group Objectives.

A couple of videos I have followed for boosting XP quickly are:

Need for Speed The Run - 5000 XP in 2 Min [German + HD] - YouTube
need for speed: the run: fast xp - YouTube

There is a forum post where people are giving advice at:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=346753
There are also a few posts on it at:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=345074#1
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=345074#6

Teh Phantomz
11-28-2011, 05:38 AM
Very nice, you planning to make a roadmap? That would be helpful.

Wraithdagger
11-28-2011, 07:59 AM
Doesn't really need a roadmap. It's basically "play the game". The only issue is the difficult ones like East Coast Gold and the Bonus Wheel achievie.

kornfan2007
11-28-2011, 10:16 AM
Will look at doing a roadmap once I have finished the game. I don't know full difficulty or timing yet as I have more to play.

Tonight I will start working on my challenges. I will post up the cars I use to get Gold in each race which should help.

Racing games seem to be the worst for people doing guides so thought I would write up what I could. Any input from people is welcome to get more information in here

Teh Phantomz
11-28-2011, 12:18 PM
Doesn't really need a roadmap. It's basically "play the game". The only issue is the difficult ones like East Coast Gold and the Bonus Wheel achievie.

That can be said for many games no need for a roadmap just "Play the game" no, no matter the type of game roadmaps help. The main thing I want to know is the difficulty out of 10 and how many hours I will need to sink into this to get 1000g.

kornfan2007
11-28-2011, 03:22 PM
So far I can tell you completing The Run mode took around 7-8 hours. Just finished online achievements last night in around 3-4 hours. Challenge mode I am estimating 7-8 hours again as it is just the same tracks as The Run mode. Not sure on the leveling front. I have not experienced much difficulty yet

Klint Beastw00d
11-28-2011, 03:56 PM
I only need three more achievements. The bonus wheel achievement is not hard at all. The people who say that are probably the people who get owned in online. The leveling is a pain in the you know what. You can get like 2,000 XP and the bar will barely move. The hardest achievement for me is the east coast gold. One of the races in their is ridiculously hard.

Master SS x360a
11-28-2011, 05:49 PM
That can be said for many games no need for a roadmap just "Play the game" no, no matter the type of game roadmaps help. The main thing I want to know is the difficulty out of 10 and how many hours I will need to sink into this to get 1000g.

I have done a quicker roadmap in "The Run" thread.Check it if you want and say me if I could do it better

kornfan2007
11-28-2011, 11:49 PM
5 challenges done now. Hopefully get the rest over the next few days and then I can hopefully get the Roadmap done

patches4711
11-28-2011, 11:55 PM
Good guide. Thanks for posting cars you used for the challenges I was looking for some different cars to help me improve some of my time.

Rabid Durkaa
11-28-2011, 11:57 PM
I've never heard of this game. :p

kornfan2007
12-02-2011, 10:13 AM
Apologies for the lack of updates the past few days. Hopefully finish up challenges soon. If anyone has extra input on these then let me know. I will add other cars to the list if people let me know what they used for the challenges. Credit will be given

Teh Phantomz
12-02-2011, 12:17 PM
Porsche Attack- 918 RSR

Lost Serpent Pass- Sesto Elemento

Panic Attack-Pagani Zonda Cinque

The Jersey Double Back-Sesto Elemento

The Situation-Sesto Elemento

Drive Hard- Audi R8 V10

Drive Hard with a Vengeance- Sesto Elemento

Live Free or Drive Hard- Sesto Elemento

The Final Event- Mclaren F1

Guess it doesn't help people since the Sesto Elemento, you have to be level 30 or buy it for 240 MSP but it makes it easier.

kornfan2007
12-02-2011, 10:58 PM
Finished up the challenges tonight so it is fully up to date with my cars used

Teh Phantomz
12-03-2011, 01:35 AM
Getting to level 30 is taking forever.

Wraithdagger
12-03-2011, 06:06 AM
Getting to level 30 is taking forever.

Doing Drive Hard over and over works assuming the traffic is friendly, but it's just a drag. Leave it to EA to make you grind out the last several levels.

Super Geek No1
12-03-2011, 05:00 PM
change the difficulty to 7.5-8.0 as the challenges ain't no walk in the park especially Live Free or Drive Hard

http://raptr.com/badge/SGC/uc.png (http://raptr.com/SGC?src=em_uc)

http://raptr.com/badge/SGC/ach.png (http://raptr.com/SGC?src=em_ach)

Trunks1337
12-07-2011, 11:48 AM
change the difficulty to 7.5-8.0 as the challenges ain't no walk in the park especially Live Free or Drive Hard


Yep Live free or Drive Hard is not just hard its badass especially if you dont have the Porsche 918 RSR or the Sesto Elemento

kornfan2007
12-07-2011, 05:27 PM
I haven't set a difficulty yet. I haven't tried with anything other than the Porsche so couldn't say any other way. Maybe playing multiplayer first to unlock the Porsche is the better option there or getting to level 30 and then coming back to do that as the final challenge

DJEYBLACK
12-08-2011, 09:02 PM
2 more chevos for 1000G, thz for the guide man

kornfan2007
12-08-2011, 10:47 PM
I believe the guide is now complete and have also added a roadmap here.

Celestial Being
12-11-2011, 02:40 PM
just a question, i've had this game for a while now and haven't played yet. and I read the achievement guide where it says that if you don't want to play in Extreme a second time there is a glitch to bypass that.

has the glitch been patched yet? cause if so I won't update the game until i get that achievement.

Trunks1337
12-11-2011, 04:07 PM
just a question, i've had this game for a while now and haven't played yet. and I read the achievement guide where it says that if you don't want to play in Extreme a second time there is a glitch to bypass that.

has the glitch been patched yet? cause if so I won't update the game until i get that achievement.

i would not call it a glitch.

All you have to do is race stage 10 till the last race on easy or normal or whatever you like and then when the last race starts pause and set under gameplay the difficulty to extreme.

Lvl will restart and you have to beat the last race and youre done with extreme.

TRICKY1976
12-19-2011, 01:23 PM
Cheers for the guide Korn very usefull :)

DJ Satan UK
12-29-2011, 11:18 PM
Just a note on the "King For A Day" and the "What Else You Got" achievements. This might sound obvious but if you are using a second profile on your console, it has to be another Gold account.

I've just wasted half an hour watching unskippable cut scenes and the game glitching out on me to find out that if you are not on Gold you cannot load any scores up to Autolog. Gold isn't just for playing online.

pigeons_nest
01-09-2012, 12:40 AM
I completely didn't realise until just now but I have completed Need for Speed: The Run and I haven't earned a single achievement?! It isn't on my games list to check achievements either WTF?! It also disconnects me from XBL and cannot connect while the game is running :(

kornfan2007
01-26-2012, 12:24 PM
Just a note on the "King For A Day" and the "What Else You Got" achievements. This might sound obvious but if you are using a second profile on your console, it has to be another Gold account.

I've just wasted half an hour watching unskippable cut scenes and the game glitching out on me to find out that if you are not on Gold you cannot load any scores up to Autolog. Gold isn't just for playing online.

Thanks for that. I have updated the guide to state this. This would affect players with friends using a silver account also.

M V P BOANERPRO
02-03-2012, 03:42 PM
what is extreme mod glitch and can you use that for xbox

AA x driv3r
02-05-2012, 10:57 PM
Do you plan on updating the guide with tips for the achievements from the Italian Pack?

red_hammer
02-06-2012, 11:43 AM
I think there aren't many tips...
Getting gold in the 10 new challenges isn't difficult when you got gold in all the other challenges. (Especially cause you can't choose the car anyway.)

Those 20 objectives instead... these are either pure skill- or extreme luck-based.
You have to win 5 sessions (seesions!, not just races) with 5 different cars and before 10/20 and at 15/20 you'll have to get 2 of these objectives in order to even proceed to the next stage of 5 objectives.

So I'd guess we'll have to say difficulty is now 9/10, at least 8/10.

Best way would be two 4-man teams with lots and lots of time to boost these... getting this without boosting will take one heck of time and will be frustrating as hell :) (I nearly destroyed my controller after 5 hrs of not having any luck........)

DeviousD
02-06-2012, 12:18 PM
Good guide dude some of those gold medals are bitch but apart from that the rest are quite easy.

kornfan2007
02-08-2012, 04:02 PM
I don't own the DLC yet as I moved onto other games for the moment. Will get it at some stage and I may update the guide then. If someone else who has it want to do the guide then feel free and I will update as required and give full credit

Swyer87
02-25-2012, 04:15 PM
Thanks for that. I have updated the guide to state this. This would affect players with friends using a silver account also.

If you have no friends playing this game and get some from th trading thread, if your time is already better than theirs will you get the achievement or do you have to redo a stage to get it?

EDIT This question is related to king for the day.

Xenolith666
04-12-2012, 03:50 PM
So after playing this game for awhile now.. I gotta say this game is bullshit to it's bitter core! I am making perfect runs with cars and not making it within sniffing distance of some gold times. Especially on the Italian DLC.. been doing the Autobahn Attack with the Lambo Gallardo (219mph) and I can be at full speed and boosting and I'll still get passed like I'm standing still. I keep getting 2:11 on the track.. gold is under 2:10. This game is agonizingly hard.

I know others have done this.. so its my driving style most likely.. but that Autobahn Attack is killing me.. I take the correct lines, save boost for straightaways and don't touch the walls. It's insanity I can't get gold on this.

I feel somewhat better now! I'd say for the roadmap for people that don't play alot of racing games.. this is more like a 9/10.

Matt36
04-22-2012, 01:03 PM
Stage 1 west coast ( 6 events )
Race for your life out of the junkyard – the through the streets of San Francisco as you enter the run and begin your journey towards New York.

Stage 2 national park ( 5 events )
Fight to gain position through Yosemite National Park. Take extra care as the roads to narrow and the railings give away to the sleep cliff edges.

Stage 3 desert valley ( 7 events )
Get your car to top speed as you blast through the nevada deserts barreling towards Las Vegas at supersonic speeds.

Stage 4 desert hills ( 5 events )
Fight through desolate mining towns and get the cops off your back as you head out of the desert towards the Rocky Mountains.

Stage 5 the Rockies ( 5 events )
Race your opponents and battle the elements as you race your way through the Rocky Mountains

Stage 6 the plains ( 5 events )
Blast through the plains and maintain speed in order to close some ground on your opponents.

Stage 7 Chicago approach ( 5 events )
Race for your life as the Mob Catches up with you in Chicago and unleashes a well orchestrated attack.

Stage 8 the great lakes ( 6 events )
Continue to fight off the mob threat while still trying to gain position in the run.

Stage 9 State Forest ( 4 events )
Armed with a Super car – gain as much ground as you can to claw your way back into the race.

Stage 10 East Coast ( 6 events )
Take down the top drivers as you approach your final trails in New York City.

There's a guide for how many races in each stage, useful, especially when you're going for difficulty change on stage 10.

Neverender
07-09-2012, 02:13 AM
This is now on the main site. Thanks for submitting! :)

Ashy999au
07-11-2012, 12:07 AM
Sweet guild
Thanks for everything

A Test Monkey
01-26-2013, 05:45 PM
Are you sure you got this one: Lower the Wacker: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0
with that car? The only 911 GT3RS I have is not a signature edition. The sig version is tier 5 car and this race is tier 4.

GlassVial
05-07-2013, 05:16 AM
"-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats"

There technically is 1 "cheat" code and it does not disable cheevs, under "Extras" go to "Enter Cheat Code" and type in "aemintakes" this has been mentioned elsewhere in this forum and on the web, and it unlocks the AEM challenge series.

GANZ VII
05-16-2013, 06:49 PM
"-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats"

There technically is 1 "cheat" code and it does not disable cheevs, under "Extras" go to "Enter Cheat Code" and type in "aemintakes" this has been mentioned elsewhere in this forum and on the web, and it unlocks the AEM challenge series.Thank ye bud, I now got 3 new challenge series for fuck all. Shame you need a gold account to post times though, I blame ea the shitheads.:eek:

elnah39
03-04-2014, 05:37 AM
very helpful. thank u very much