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BAJA: Edge of Control

BAJA: Edge of Control Achievement Guide

Guide By: Lonsta DaMonsta
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

Unlimited VW Experience Level10
Earn enough experience points to unlock the Unlimited VW race leagues. (1) 
After starting your Baja Career, you need to earn 750XP by placing in already unlocked leagues and events.
4X4 Class Experience Level15
Earn enough experience points to unlock the 4X4 race leagues. 
You need to earn 1550XP by placing in already unlocked leagues and events.
Open-Wheel Experience Level15
Earn enough experience to unlock the Open-Wheel race leagues.  
You need to earn 2250XP by placing in already unlocked leagues and events.
Mini Truck Experience Level20
Earn enough experience to unlock the Mini Truck race leagues.  
You need to earn 3025XP by placing in already unlocked leagues and events.
Fullsize Truck Experience Level20
Earn enough experience points to unlock the Full Size truck race leagues.  
You need to earn 4850XP by placing in already unlocked leagues and events.
Class 1 Experience Level25
Earn enough experience points to unlock the Class 1 race leagues. 
You need to earn 6450XP by placing in already unlocked leagues and events.
Trophy Truck Experience Level50
Earn enough experience points to unlock the Trophy Truck race leagues.  
You need to earn 9500XP by placing in already unlocked leagues and events.
First Career Race Won15
Finish in 1st place in any race during your career. 
After starting your career, just get first place in one of the races.
Career Complete!100
Complete the entire career by finishing 1st in every league and invitational tournament. 
You need to place first in every event that you race within your career, including leagues and invitationals. You do not have to race all the invitationals. It unlocked for me after I had done six or seven of them. If you are having a hard time getting first in a certain race, remember that the clutch is your friend. You need to use it constantly, whether it's before race starts, on a curve, or going up a really big hill.
Deux Mille Bournes25
Drive 2000 miles in all vehicles combined. 
This is a combination of miles driven during your career and all of the BAJA 250/500/1000 events. You should unlock this by the time you finish all the BAJA events and your career. To check your progress, go to Baja Career > Career Overview.
Mille Bournes20
Drive 1000 miles in all vehicles combined. 
See "Deux Mille Bournes."
Won All Cabo San Lucas Races25
Finish 1st in every race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more in Cabo San Lucas. 
I would advise doing this after the completion of your Baja Career and after you race your choice of BAJA 250/500/1000 events. When those are completed, from the Main Menu go to Race > Circuit Race and then choose Cabo San Lucas. Complete all these tracks, setting both the AI and laps to 5. You can set the AI difficulty to 70% (the easiest) and use a Trophy Truck to race all of the races, as they are the fastest. After completing all of the Circuit Races, if the achievement doesn't unlock, you might have to race the rally races associated with this location. If this is the case, go to Race > Rally Race. The three associated rally races are White Sands Rally, La Paloma Rally, and Cabo San Lucas Rally.
Won All Canyon De Chelly Races25
Finish 1st in every race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more in Canyon De Chelly. 
See "Won All Cabo San Lucas Races." If the achievement does not unlock after racing all of the Circuit Races for this location, you will need to also race the rally races. The three associated rally races are Blackhawk Rally, Cliffside Rally, and Canyon De Chelly Rally.
Won All Canyon Lake Races25
Finish 1st in every race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more in Canyon Lake. 
See "Won All Cabo San Lucas Races." If the achievement does not unlock after racing all of the Circuit Races for this location, you will need to also race the rally races. The three associated rally races are Black Canyon Rally, Crown King Rally, and Canyon Lake Rally.
Won All Cocono Island Races25
Finish 1st in every race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more in Cocono Island. 
See "Won All Cabo San Lucas Races." If the achievement does not unlock after racing all of the Circuit Races for this location, you will need to also race the rally races. The three associated rally races are Jade Reef Rally, Sky Ranch Rally, and Cocono Island Rally.
Won All Lake Powell Races25
Finish 1st in every race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more in Lake Powell. 
See "Won All Cabo San Lucas Races." If the achievement does not unlock after racing all of the Circuit Races for this location, you will need to also race the rally races. The three associated rally races are Horseshoe Bend Rally, Devil Ridge Rally, and Lake Powell Rally.
Won All Uyuni Salt Flats Races25
Finish 1st in every race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more in Uyuni Salt Flats. 
See "Won All Cabo San Lucas Races." If the achievement does not unlock after racing all of the Circuit Races for this location, you will need to also race the rally races. The three associated rally races are Lonesome Dove Rally, Split Rock Rally, and Uyuni Salt Flats Rally.
Won All Nevada Races25
Finish 1st in every race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more in Nevada. 
See "Won All Cabo San Lucas Races." If the achievement does not unlock after racing all of the Circuit Races for this location, you will need to also race the rally races. The three associated rally races are Dust Bowl Rally, High Stakes Rally, and Nevada Rally.
Won All Painted Desert Races25
Finish 1st in every race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more in Painted Desert. 
See "Won All Cabo San Lucas Races." If the achievement does not unlock after racing all of the Circuit Races for this location, you will need to also race the rally races. The three associated rally races are Cool Wind Rally, Sidewinder Rally, and Painted Desert Rally.
Won All Mogollon Rim Races25
Finish 1st in every race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more in Mogollon Rim. 
See "Won All Cabo San Lucas Races." If the achievement does not unlock after racing all of the Circuit Races for this location, you will need to also race the rally races. The three associated rally races are Salted Pretzel Rally, White Horse Rally, and Mogollon Rim Rally.
Clutch Used5
Use the clutch at least 5 times in one race. 
You should be using the clutch at least 5 times in every race. Under default controls, the clutch is the button. Hold it and release when the gauge in the bottom right reaches the top.
Hand Brake Used5
Use the hand brake at least 5 times in one race. 
Under default controls, the hand brake is the button.
Preload Used5
Use preload at least 5 times in one race. 
When you are approaching a jump, press the down and then as you go off the jump, press it up.
Speed Demon5
Achieve a minimum top speed of 120 MPH. 
Go to Race > Free Ride > Nevada. Pick a Trophy Truck. Once the race starts, just stay on the paved roads and you should have no problem hitting 120 MPH eventually.
Roll Over5
Roll your vehicle at least 3 times in a row. 
Go to Race > Free Ride > Nevada. Pick a Trophy Truck. Build up some speed and start ramping some hills. Eventually you will get this.
Basic Multiplayer10
Play at least 5 hours in Multiplayer. (1) 
Go to Multiplayer > Xbox Live > Host Game. Set the options to Player Match, Public Slots 0, Private Slots 1, Single Race, 2 Laps. When the session starts, press and select Start Race. In a few seconds, the race will start. You can let this sit for five hours, and then once you finish the race, the achievement will unlock.
Won All Hill Climb Races25
Finish 1st in every race in Hill Climbs. 
This should unlock as you complete your Baja Career. If it doesn't, go to Race > Hill Climb and get first in all of them.
Won All Open Class Races25
Finish 1st in every Open Class race. (1) 
I advise doing this one after your complete your Baja Career. Once you complete the career, go to Race > Open Class > Mogollon Falls Challenge. This should be the only Open Class race you will need to finish 1st in to get the achievement.
Won 5 Invitational Races.25
Finish 1st in 5 Invitationals races. 
As you progress through your career, Invitationals will unlock. Simply finish 1st in five of these to unlock the achievement.
Owns 15 Vehicles20
Purchase 15 vehicles through the course of your career. 
See "Owns 25 Vehicles."
Owns 25 Vehicles25
Purchase 25 vehicles through the course of your career. 
After acquiring the "High Roller" achievement (earning 1 million credits in your career) you can then purchase a bunch of Baja Bugs (the cheapest cars) to get this achievement.
Won First Race10
Come in first place in race mode with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more. 
Go to Race > Circuit Race and choose any race that you would like. Make sure the AI and Laps are set to 5 or more.
First Race League Won10
Finish in 1st place in any league during your career. 
You'll have to get this to get other achievements. See "Career Complete" for details and tips.
Careful10
Finish a race in 1st, 2nd or 3rd with no body damage what so ever. 
Go to Race > Circuit Race > Nevada > Casino Strip. Set the AI opponents and laps to 2. Simply race carefully and finish the race to unlock the achievement.
Total Loss10
Finish a race without any body panels attached to your vehicle. 
You will get this by the time you finish career. If you don't want to wait, I recommend just racing a Hill Climb event and just drive recklessly.
Friendly Skies10
Accumulate a total of 1 mile of distance traveled while airborne. 
You will get this after five races or so within your career.
Hat Trick10
Finish 1st in three races in a row in Baja Career. 
As the title says, finish first three times in a row within your career. This shouldn't be too hard once you get used to using your clutch. You can play the same race three times in a row if you want.
High Roller10
Have 1 million credits in your account. 
You will get this by the time you finish your career, as long as you keep getting first place. This won't unlock until you have 1 million credits at one time.
Well Informed10
Watch all of the tutorial videos. 
Go to Race > and pick each of the six type of races. When you select a race, press to view the tutorial overview. Once you view all six, the achievement will unlock.
Clean Line10
Complete a lap without ever leaving the track. 
If you can't get this during your career, go to Race > Circuit Race > Nevada > Casino Strip. Pick a slower vehicle if you would like. You don't have to finish first to get this achievement, so just take your time and stay on the track. If you press the button, your GPS will zoom in so you can tell if you are staying on the track or not.
Clean Driving10
Complete an entire race without ever leaving the track. 
See "Clean Line" -- set a race up for 2 laps and stay within the tracks for both laps.
Never Flat10
Finish a race in 1st, 2nd or 3rd with no flat tires. 
See "Careful" -- you will get this achievement at the same time.
Hot Pit Repair10
Get fully repaired in the Hot Pit for the first time. 
While racing, look for a wrench icon on your GPS. This is a Hot Pit. Make a complete stop at one, and don't take off until your car is fully repaired.
Help From Above10
Get fully repaired by the helicopter for the first time. 
Go to Race > Rally Race. After racing for a few minutes, hold down and you'll see an "H" icon appear on your GPS. Eventually a helicopter will land. Stop near it, and once you're repaired the achievement will unlock.
Manual Tranny10
Finish 1st in a race with the AI and Laps set to 5 or more using a manual transmission. 
Go to Options > Driving Physics. Under Player 1, set your transmission to Manual. Then, go to Race > Circuit Race > Nevada > Casino Strip (or you can pick a different course that you may like better.) Make sure the AI and laps are both set to 5. You can set the difficulty to 70%. To switch gears, push up or down on your . Once you finish 1st, the achievement will unlock.
Baja 25020
Complete any Baja 250 race. 
Go to Race > Baja and choose any of the tracks that have "250" in their title. This will take approximately 45-50 minutes to complete. You don't have to finish 1st to unlock the achievement.
Baja 50030
Complete the Baja 500. 
Go to Race > Baja and choose any of the tracks that have "500" in their title. This will take approximately an hour and 15 minutes to complete. You don't have to finish 1st to unlock the achievement.
Baja 100050
Complete the Baja 1000. 
Go to Race > Baja and choose Score Baja 1000. Pick a Trophy Truck so you can get the "King of the Hill" achievement at the same time. This will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. You don't have to finish 1st to unlock the achievement.
Explorer15
Find all of the hidden Discoveries in Free Ride. 

Go to Race > Free Ride. There are five discoveries in each of the nine locations. You can use a combination of two guides located here:

Discovery Locations
Hidden Discoverys

To check your progress on these, go to Options > Profile Stats. Scroll down to see how many discoveries you have made in each location.

King of the Hill50
Complete the Baja 1000 in a Trophy Truck. 
See "Baja 1000" -- you can pick any Trophy Truck.

 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
2XL Games
Publisher:
THQ
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Release:

US September 23, 2008

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