Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Achievements

True Blue

Earn a Distinction in every single-player Cop mission  

There are 48 Enforcer Events to get Gold on. This will take about 10 hours and some retrying of events to place first. Try to stay behind a racer to slipstream and practice drifting to help build up your nitrous. Keep practicing and most of the events should not be too much of a problem except for some really tricky ones that should come if you just keep at it.

Some tips are:

  • Learn when to boost. Going up hills and long straight aways will be perfect times to use your precious nitrous.
  • Explore the shortcuts. Some shortcuts will help you a whole lot and others will mess you up even more. If you are having trouble with an event, find out which route benefits you the best.
  • Drift. This is one of the better ways to get your nitrous refilled and will help you from hitting walls on those sharp turns.
  • Do not waste power ups. These will help you during Interceptor events and Hot Pursuits. Start the events trying to use brute force to take out your opponents. When you are getting low on time or have a lot of racers about to be knocked out, use your equipment and take them out.

You can restart the event if you mess up to bad so you do not have to watch too many loading screens. On the downside, you do not get any bounty if you do this. So if you are getting 2nd or 3rd place, the bounty you earn can help you rank up for the rank achievements.


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User Comments
Comment #1 by Frank_The_Bison
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 12:52:03 PM

Not as hard as it may first look, just keep trying till you pick the perfect car.

Comment #2 by TheHobbitGamer
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:59:00 PM

Also, trying for this will practically ensure you get the rank cheevos

Comment #3 by Xsteelreaper69x
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 02:09:21 PM

whats a distinction??

Comment #4 by m-iichel
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 03:45:44 PM

distinction is like gold in cop races ;)

Comment #5 by ELITExASSASSIN9
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 07:34:36 PM

Yes, distinction is the gold for the cop missions and some are pretty tough and took me awhile on two of the interceptor ones but the toughest I think are the rapid respones!! Anyone having trouble on any of those as well?

Comment #6 by GTS BaDBoY
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 10:47:58 AM

ive done the cop missions 100% now and only level 14 whats best missions to repeat till level 20?

Comment #7 by RobotJack7311
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 03:04:56 PM

Try Fight or Flight

Comment #8 by z3r0SHADOW
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 12:55:16 AM

Multiplayer is better than any mission.

Comment #9 by Self_Pwnage
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 10:23:15 PM

Yeah I HATE the Rapid Responses!!! I got gold in all the cop stuff... But just the rapid stuff and its not really fun.. ur not racing anyone or chasing anyone!

Comment #10 by MoneyFCMike92
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 03:14:51 AM

I can't ever get distinction in those damn rapid responses! On a couple, I'm literally a couple milliseconds off of getting distinction! And I do my damnedest to not hit anything (because of those penalties, which for me, is hard to do!

Comment #11 by DucknahEireann
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 01:42:22 PM

Rapid responses really stress me out. I went mad the last time i tried one and was like 1 second from distinction.

Comment #12 by DucknahEireann
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 02:24:22 PM

Is there a difficulty option for this game? My mate started it for me and i am thinking he picked the hardest option. Anyone enlighten me?

Comment #13 by MorMor Gun
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 01:33:22 PM

Rapid Response sucks! I have distinction on all events exept for one of the rapid responses:(

Comment #14 by BranLP84
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 01:14:39 PM

You REALLY have to find the perfect car for some of these Distinctions. I hate when games make you do that, ESPECIALLY since it's so many different choices of cars. I did get this one after awhile though.... And I got depressed everytime it was RAPID RESPONSE time. (LOL) That's the only ones that I just HATE. That RAPID RESPONSE on the interstate was TOO damn hard.

Comment #15 by KG204
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 03:33:13 AM

Just finished this one. Would recommend just keep practicing on the rapid responses. And I agree with BranLP84, that rapid response on the interstate was too damn hard. Too many npc cars.

Comment #16 by gaznic17
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 09:48:34 AM

Which car would you use for the Rapid Response on the interstate? I've tried all of them and can't get it within about 3 or 4 seconds.

Comment #17 by JEZARONLINE
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 03:38:24 PM


Comment #18 by MATH3W MAGNUM77
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 09:41:32 AM

i absolutely hate the rapid response.. i dont even have a merit on most of them.. is it easier if i wait till i have better/faster cars?

Comment #19 by INFERNOII
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 10:27:05 AM

I don't know if anyone else is still playing this.. but what I found helpful is to youtube the video of the level, like "so and so distinction on interstate" or whatever. it really helped me to just see the corners in advance, just keep pausing, watch a bit of the video for a couple turns, and do it like that. really helped for the tricky ones.

Comment #20 by EvilJacques
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 @ 12:35:35 AM

So this one for me was rather annoying, was one of those idiotic time trials that i got stuck with the gumpert apollo s finally did it but took like 50 retrys :@

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Game Info
Criterion Games
Electronic Arts


US November 16, 2010
Europe November 19, 2010

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