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Fatal Inertia

Fatal Inertia Achievement Guide

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

Cardinal Series Gold10
Get first place in the Cardinal Series. 
Combat Race - Paradise Isle - Circuit 1
Combat Race - Lost Canyon - Circuit 2
Combat Race - Deepwoods Pass - Circuit 3
Combat Race - Paradise Isle - Circuit 3
Skirmish Series Gold10
Get first place in the Skirmish Series. 
Combat Race - Devil’s Summit - Circuit 1
Magnet Mayhem - Paradise Isle - Circuit 2
Combat Race - Deepwoods Pass - Circuit 1
Knock Out - Lost Canyon - Circuit 3
Throttle Series Gold10
Get first place in the Throttle Series. 
Velocity - Devil’s Summit - Circuit 3
Velocity - Paradise Isle - Survival
Velocity - Deepwoods Pass - Circuit 4
Velocity - Paradise Isle - Havoc
Cardinal Series II Gold20
Get first place in the Cardinal Series II. 
Combat Race - Glacier Bay - Circuit 1
Combat Race - Devil’s Summit - Circuit 2
Combat Race - Paradise Isle - Circuit 4
Combat Race - Deepwoods Pass - Circuit 5
Nightfall Series Gold20
Get first place in the Nightfall Series. 
Combat Race - Devil’s Summit - Circuit 4
Magnet Mayhem - Deepwoods Pass - Circuit 3
Combat Race - Glacier Bay - Circuit 3
Knock Out - Lost Canyon - Havoc
Throttle Series II Gold20
Get first place in the Throttle Series II. 
Velocity - Devil’s Summit - Circuit 3
Velocity - Deepwoods Pass - Navigator
Velocity - Glacier Bay - Circuit 4
Velocity - Paradise Isle - Havoc
Demolition Series Gold20
Get first place in the Demolition Series. 
Combat Race - Glacier Bay - Survival
Combat Race - Paradise Isle - Navigator
Magnet Mayhem - Deepwoods Pass - Survival
Velocity - Lost Canyon - Circuit 3
Armageddon Series Gold20
Get first place in the Armageddon Series. 
Combat Race - Glacier Bay - Havoc
Magnet Mayhem - Devil’s Summit - Survival
Combat Race - Deepwoods Pass - Havoc
Knock Out - Paradise Isle - Circuit 5

After this series an elite qualifier will be unlocked, which will be one race against an elite racer, on dragon peaks (the sixth track - unlocked after winning the championship), combat race, circuit 1. This race will be hard, especially if you are in front of the elite. If you’re behind, you may as well restart the race since you’ll have a very tough time catching up, even with the best engines available at the time. When you get in front, you will also have a tough time since this bot will ALWAYS be on your tail, no matter how well or fast you race.
Cardinal Series III Gold30
Get first place in the Cardinal Series III. 
Combat Race - Deepwoods Pass - Circuit 2
Combat Race - Lost Canyon - Navigator
Combat Race - Glacier Bay - Circuit 5
Combat Race - Devil’s Summit - Champion
Scramble Series Gold30
Get first place in the Scramble Series. 
Knock Out - Deepwoods Pass - Circuit 1
Knock Out - Paradise Isle - Circuit 1
Knock Out - Devils Summit - Circuit 1
Knock Out - Deepwoods Pass - Circuit 3
Nightfall Series II Gold30
Get first place in the Nightfall Series II. 
Velocity - Deepwoods Pass - Champion
Magnet Mayhem - Devil’s Summit - Navigator
Combat Race - Lost Canyon - Survival
Knock Out - Devil’s Summit - Circuit 5
Hurricane Series Gold30
Get first place in the Hurricane Series. 
Magnet Mayhem - Glacier Bay - Circuit 2
Velocity - Paradise Isle - Circuit 3
Magnet Mayhem - Paradise Isle - Survival
Knock Out - Glacier Bay - Havoc
Throttle Series III Gold30
Get first place in the Throttle Series III. 
Velocity - Devil’s Summit - Circuit 4
Velocity - Deepwoods Pass - Havoc
Velocity - Lost Canyon - Havoc
Velocity - Paradise Isle - Havoc
Prodigy Series Gold30
Get first place in the Prodigy Series. 
Combat Race - Deepwoods Pass - Navigator
Velocity - Paradise Isle - Champion
Combat Race - Glacier Bay - Navigator
Knock Out - Devil’s Summit -Navigator
Armageddon Series II Gold30
Get first place in the Armageddon Series II. 
Combat Race - Glacier Bay - Champion
Magnet Mayhem - Deepwoods Pass - Champion
Combat Race - Paradise Isle - Havoc
Knock Out - Devil’s Summit - Havoc

After this series a championship qualifier will be unlocked, which will be one race against a championship drone, on dragon peaks (the sixth track - unlocked after winning the championship), combat race, circuit 2. This race will be hard, especially if you are in front of the drone. If you’re behind, you may as well restart the race since you’ll have a very tough time catching up, even with the best engines available at the time. When you get in front, you will also have a tough time since this bot will ALWAYS be on your tail, no matter how well or fast you race.
World Championship Gold30
Get first place in the World Championship Series. (1) 
Combat Race - Dragon Peaks - Circuit 3
Combat Race - Dragon Peaks - Circuit 5
Velocity - Dragon Peaks - Circuit 4
Knock Out - Dragon Peaks - Havoc

I suggest that you practice these maps ALOT, because they’re a real pain to navigate and avoid all the trees and roots, let alone not falling off the cliff.
Also, i think that (especially in event 3) the AI are specifically hacked to beat you, even if you take shortcuts and whatnot, they will somehow hit the turBo on their craft and catch up to you, then somehow aquire a rocket or force blast and use that to beat you.
Mercury Master10
Win 10 races with a Mercury class racecraft. 
See “Titan Master” below.
Phoenix Master10
Win 10 races with a Phoenix class racecraft. 
See “Titan Master” below.
Aurora Master10
Win 10 races with an Aurora class racecraft. 
See “Titan Master” below.
Titan Master10
Win 10 races with a Titan class racecraft. 
Fairly straight forward, all you have to do is win 10 events with this particular ship. Note that by completing certain career series you will get engine upgrades, which are VERY helpful when coming back to quick play to get these achievements, although it will come in time as you race (and come 1st).
Easiest way to achieve is to set the race to knock out, then lost canyon and then circuit 1 (also using engine upgrades).
Combat Race Master20
Win 20 Combat Race events. 
See “Knockout Master” below.
Velocity Master20
Win 20 Velocity events. 
See “Knockout Master” below.
Magnet Mayhem Master20
Win 20 Magnet Mayhem events. 
See “Knockout Master” below.
Knockout Master20
Win 20 Knockout events. 
This achievement will come in time, as you need to win 20 of the set events (not in order). Like the previous, setting the map to circuit 1 of lost canyon, while using engine upgrades, will cut time and effort for this achievement.
50 Wins20
Win 50 or more events. 
See “200 Wins” below.
100 Wins30
Win 100 or more events. 
See “200 Wins” below.
200 Wins40
Win 200 or more events. 
Again, this achievement will come in time as it is very time-consuming. Setting the map to circuit 1 of lost canyon will shorten this time considerably as this circuit is very small.
All events won on xbox live, ranked or public, will count towards this achievement.
600 Combat Points10
Score 600 or more combat points in a single event. 
See “1000 Combat Points” below.
1000 Combat Points20
Score 1000 or more combat points in a single event. 
Not as easy as scoring 600 points, although it can be done easily, by selecting a very long course, particularly dragon peaks, and also playing on magnet mayhem, set to exhibition difficulty, as a titan class vehicle (because they shoot three magnets at a time).
As the race begins, overcharge your brake boost at least twice before moving forward, and also make sure you have a ‘full bag’ of magnets (10 icons), before trailing a random racecraft, and then unloading every magnet onto that one craft, which will cause it to overload. As a rule of thumb, you should also brake after magnetising another vehicle, as they will generally reset themselves after crashing, but won’t shake off the magnets they already have, giving you the opportunity to load them with more magnets at the same time, which will all over load and (hopefully) eliminate them. Beware though; titans have been known to take at least 40 magnets to take down, while auroras will only need about 10 - 25.
Can be achieved alongside “Destroy An Opponent”, “Destructor” and “Destructor II”.
Try All Tracks30
Finish a race in all of the tracks in every environments (51 total). 
Contrary to (un)popular belief, the only way to get this achievement is by qualifying for the world championship in the elite difficulty series (which will unlock a sixth location - dragon peaks). And THEN you have to finish a race on every circuit of all six locations (condition and event are not factors that will affect the outcome of this achievement).
If you are eliminated during a race, you will have to restart that particular course, otherwise it won’t count.
Remove Magnets10
Using a single brake-boost, knock 10 or more magnets off your craft. 
Easiest to get while playing magnet mayhem. Just allow all the other racers to lay magnets onto you, and when there is a stack of them attached to your craft, hold down thrust + brake until the bar in the bottom right turns red, then let go of brake, but keep the thrust, and you will brake boost ALL of the magnets off.
Remove Rockets10
Using a brake-boost, knock an attached rocket off your craft. 
Easiest to get while playing velocity set to elite difficulty. Just race as best you can, try to stay out in front or somewhere in the middle of the pack, and eventually one of the other racers will shoot out a rocket that will magnetically latch onto your craft. Brake boost at least in the orange to get rid of it.
Can also be done with a splitscreen friend, which is much easier than playing with elite difficulty AI who may or may not stick a rocket on you.
Perfect Start10
Perfectly time a brake-boost at the start of a race to get maximum acceleration. 
By using the brake boost while the countdown timer is displayed at the beginning of each race, you can get a head start at around 500 km/h.
To get a perfect start however, all you have to do is start the brake boost exactly on 2, then release as soon as the race begins, when the bar is in the red (it may take a couple of tries).
Remove Weapons By Rolling10
Do a barrel-roll to remove an attached weapon. 
Just double tap strafe to perform a barrel roll, but you must have at least one magnet / rocket / cable attached to your craft first.
Connect 2 Opponents10
Using the primary fire of the Cable, attach two opponents together. 
When you acquire a cable weapon, just wait for two racers to move in front of you, then double tap the ‘forward fire’ button (or bumper by default) which will shoot out two magnetised ends and the cable itself.
Snag Opponent10
Using both the primary and secondary fire, attach an opponent to the ground with a Cable. 
Same as “Connect 2 Opponents”, except you only have to press the ‘forward fire’ button once when an enemy racer is in front of you, then the ‘rearward fire’ button (pitching down helps) which will cause the cable to attach to the opponent’s craft, and then the other end will attach to the ground.
Speed Demon10
Accelerate your racecraft to 750 km/h (469 mph) (excluding during Time Dilation) 
See “Speed Demon II” below.
Destroy An Opponent10
Destroy an opponent during an event. 
See “Destructor II” below.
50 Second Time Trial10
Finish a Time Trial on any course in 50 seconds or less. 
See “36 Second Time Trial” below.
Smokescreen Master20
Affect all 7 opponents with the same Smoke Bomb. 
Fairly simple and straight forward, simply start a combat race on any circuit (lost canyon is easiest) and travel over a weapon pickup. If you get a smoke, use it if all the opponents are grouped up in a pack behind you (will also get opponents who are slightly ahead of you), and as long as they all travel through the smoke cloud, you will get this achievement in no time.
Note that changing the course to havoc on lost canyon will enable an insane amount of weapon pickups on the map, and therefore increasing your chances of getting a smokescreen (smokes are very common for racers in 1st position).
Show-off20
Lap all 7 opponents in one event. 
Easiest done on a long map, where you have AT LEAST a class 4 / 5 engine (they have numbers - the starting engine is 0) and playing against exhibition difficulty AIs.
Note that I received my achievement playing knockout in the championship series, after everyone had eliminated themselves and there was an extra lap left after I was the sole survivor.
Velocity Au Naturel20
Win a Velocity race without using any weapons. 
Again easy to achieve IF you have at least a class 4 / 5 engine, and set the difficulty to exhibition, on circuit 1 of lost canyon, but this particular circuit must be learned thoroughly so that you know how to cut as much space as a you can, to get into 1st position. Continuously tapping the brake button while accelerating WILL cause you to go *slightly* faster though, especially if you are low to the ground, but the possibility of bumping it increases, which will cause you to bounce up and loose speed.
Speed Demon II20
Accelerate your racecraft to 900 km/h (563 mph) (excluding during Time Dilation) (1) 
This achievement may seem hard at first, but is actually quite simple if you have a good amount of engine + wing upgrades.
I used the aurora (blue one), with a light hull, AUR-M108 (best engine), AUR-Light (hull), AUR-A2M3 (third best top speed wingset - A0M3 would have been better), on paradise isle (beach), on the havoc course.
Now, all I did was get two rockets (red), then travel along casually without crashing until just after the second checkpoint. Then, facing the huge straight with heaps of pickups, I reversed all the way back until I hit the blue forcefield wall, where I held down brake boost. I released the boost when it was about to overclock the engines, then let go and immediatly used the first rocket that I had, as well as brake boost tapping (holding acceleration whilst hammering the brake button), used the second rocket just before the first pickup, then I just strafed onto the various weapon pads on the track, using whatever I picked up just before the next one, and went to the right of the far set of arrows to continue accelerating, which is where I reached about 1000 Km/h.
Hope that helps, and your thumb does hurt afterwoods from brake boosting so many times.
Destructor20
Destroy 3 opponents in a single event. 
See “Destructor II” below.
36 Second Time Trial20
Finish a Time Trial on any course in 36 seconds or less. 
Easiest (but definitely not easy) way to do this is to select lost canyon, circuit 2 on time trial. You pretty much have to make a flawless run (no crashes, perfect start, perfect corners, perfect everything) while brake boost tapping constantly. Not much advice can be given here except practice, practice, practice! this course till you have it perfectly nailed.
DO NOT waste your time attempting to get this achievement until you have unlocked EVERY stat-affecting upgrade ( "Perfectionist" + "Xbox Live Master" , etc..), otherwise you will NOT make it past 40 seconds.
I only just got below 42 because I started using the ultra light hull with my pheonix.
Destructor II40
Destroy all 7 opponents in a single event. 
This achievement, although daunting, is quite easy to get. The easiest way to do this is to start a race on glacier bay, magnet mayhem, circuit 5, exhibition difficulty (make sure you have at least a few engine upgrades, because you will want to be quick).
As soon as the race starts, overcharge your brake boost at least twice, then trail along the last opponent until you have a 10 magnets. Launch all the magnets at the last opponent, and wait til you have another half/full ‘bag’, and then use them all on the same opponent again. After they have been destroyed, move on to the next opponent, as fast as you can (you can move slightly faster by tapping the brake button repeatedly - and very quickly - while accelerating). Repeat for each opponent, although for some you may want to go backwards through the course, as the leaders may have gotten far ahead of you and you wouldn’t be able to catch up in time.

*Thanks to HaLdAvId for suggesting this particular course*
Perfectionist40
Get 40 points in every series in your career. 
Most likely the last achievement that will unlock, this requires you to place first in EVERY event in EVERY series, in all three difficulties. (if you have this achievement, then you have every upgrade possible, which will mean you are an exceptional racer because all the AI are rigged to win automatically no matter what - even if you cut corners they will still win - AND all other achievements concerning speed / time / points will be MUCH easier to accomplish).
I'm Better Than You10
Win a splitscreen Quick Race against a human pilot. 
Simply play splitscreen (career or quick race - despite the description) and come first in a single event.
Xbox LIVE Novice20
Win a single event on Xbox LIVE. 
See “Xbox LIVE Master” below.
Xbox LIVE Master40
Win 50 events on Xbox LIVE. (2) 

Not many people play Fatal Inertia, let alone online, so your best bet is to find a boosting partner / group to play with, generally in the forums here at x360a:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24071
...And come first in 50 races.

NOTE: you can host a match and play just by yourself and bots, BUT THE AI WILL ALL BE SET AT ELITE DIFFICULTY, meaning they will ALL have the best upgrades available in the game. If you do manage to scrape in a win though, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that you will unlock achievements.
Easiest (but certainly not easy) way to win against the bots is to set the game to circuit 1 on lost canyon, knockout.
The above is also the quickest way to win when you actually *have* a group of eight people (eight people or bot placeholders, your choice).
All events won on xbox live, ranked or public, will count towards the 200 wins achievement.
*note that it took 52 wins for the ultra light hull to unlock for me*

 

 

General tips for fatal inertia:
Continuously tapping brake while flying will cause you to move slightly faster, but is best for when you’re travelling on a straight or turning a tight corner (brake-boost-tapping).
The titan should NOT be used at all, unless you plan on using it to get the combat champion medal in each series (most combat points total by the end of the series).
Try to get in front of the pack at the start of the race, because it’s the easiest place to hold.
If you crash and get stuck near the back, it will be VERY hard to catch up, unless everyone is crashing, so it would be best to just forfeit that particular race, or quit and restart the series if you’re planning on getting the four straight wins reward (usually an engine upgrade).
No matter how hard you race in the elite class, the other racers will ALWAYS catch up/beat you, even if you take shortcuts, they WILL somehow get super boosts and catch up to you in a perfect line with each other, until they’re again right on your tail, and THEN they will somehow have gotten rockets and/or force blasts to beat you.
In magnet mayhem, it is a good idea to save up a ‘full bag’ of magnet icons first, then shoot them out, but limit the amount of magnets shot out to about 10, as that is enough to cause your opponents to lose control. Saving the magnets until you’re just reaching a bend and then using them will cause your opponents to crash outside the track and have to reset, but the magnets will still be attached to them and they will have a very slow acceleration rate.
Save rockets for straights, especially in velocity, unless you have a good handling stat (or you’re using mercury).
Time dilators are particularly worthless, because by the time you actually get one, you will have lost the race already and it would be smarter to quit and restart.
The AI are programmed to win, no matter what, and will always place the same rank each time you play, unless you are physically better than them (engine upgrades), and you can somehow knock out the one in 1st or 2nd, just to catch up.
All engine upgrades unlock by coming 1st in a series (not four consecutive first places), throttle will always reward you with an engine upgrade.


Now, on to the achievements themselves. For all the “XXX Series Gold” ones, you only have to come first overall, not first in all four races per series.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
KOEI Canada
Publisher:
KOEI
Genre:

Release:

US September 11, 2007

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Custom Soundtracks
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-4
Collection:110
Wishlist:7
 
 
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