Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Achievements


Earn a Gold Medal in every single-player Racer event  

There are 60 Events in the Racer Career to get Gold on. This will take about 15 hours and some retrying of events to place first. There will be a few Time Trials that will give you some trouble, but if you keep practicing, you will persevere.

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 races and hot pursuits. Start the races trying to use brute forces to take out your opponents. When you are getting low on time or almost have a cop knocked out, use your equipment and take them out.

You can restart the event if you mess up too badly and think you are going to lose. 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 do earn can help you rank up for the rank achievements.


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User Comments
Comment #1 by Samshine
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 10:08:58 AM

The Seacrest Tour you can unlock nets you 50,000 for a gold in that race. Not sure if you can get this every time you do it, but if you can, may be worth a try?

Comment #2 by ELITExASSASSIN9
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 07:28:22 PM

Is that race the last one? The 43 mile long one?

Comment #3 by Sk4u
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 01:30:42 PM

Yes, you it nets you 50k bounty for a gold, everytime.

Comment #4 by Sk4u
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 01:32:07 PM

And it's the long one, 43 mile long one (70km)
Takes approx 13 min if you are a decent driver.
Personally, my record is 12 min and 43 sec.

Comment #5 by pX I Atticus
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 04:21:07 AM

i finding racers career alot harder then the cops career :(

Comment #6 by Self_Pwnage
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 07:42:07 PM

A Agree with you. Its a lot harder then the cop ones

Comment #7 by Fractured Hand
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 01:36:37 PM

Harder but still pretty easy. The only race i have to retry more than 3 times was Avananche. Don't know why. The fact that i finished the game on lvl 14 (Racer)
and beeing 6 lvl's from the last one is a much bigger deal for me -.-

Comment #8 by Fatkidz50
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 10:40:15 AM

I just can not get a gold in the King of the Road Duel. It is one of the hyper series in Rockingham Point.
I was level 17 when i got a gold in every other race, now i'm level 20 and still stuck on this race! Did anyone else have trouble on this cause i have no clue why i can't beat the AI. It's not even close either, he is getting a 15-20 second lead on me by the end, i have not have any trouble on any other level but this one.

If someone has any ideas let me know, its driving me pun intended.

Comment #9 by xContritiox
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 08:51:07 PM

These races can be a breeze for a lot of people. I'll have to say, these races
are much easier than previous Need for Speed games.

Comment #10 by MorMor Gun
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 01:36:34 PM

I feel like the racer events are easier than the cops events...

Comment #11 by BranLP84
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 01:08:49 PM

@ MorMor: You're RIGHT. The Race Events ARE easier than Cop Events. I hate the 'Rapid Response' missions with a PASSION....

Comment #12 by Choco Sjoerdson
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 06:18:10 AM

@ Fatkidz50

Just wait a few seconds when they all start, then you can race without the other computers and then it isn't so busy, so you will crash less. Then in the end you will come back to the front, because it seems that when you are a great distance behind the computer starts to race slower or makes more errors while racing.

I think to that the racer events are a lot harder, but when i completed them I was almost level 20, while at the cop missions I only was level 14/15 when I completed them all and that annoying, because you have to do some races over and over again just for the points.

Comment #13 by XxSTOOPIDTOMMY
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 04:45:27 PM

@BranLP84 I know this is a little late but you are so right! Why the heck did they decide to add in these rapid responses. The slightest touch and you get a penalty. They have no purpose other than to admire the scenery.

I'm only level 11 but I still have a way to go before I hit the magic 500g...starting to grate on me though...
I have missed out the majority of rapid response and preview races and I hate to think of the time that I will return to them...

Comment #14 by MarekVit
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 03:40:47 AM

Done... all the achievements! 100 per cent of the game.

Rapid response were alright... I really hated the Interceptor levels. Sometimes I won just by chance. I kept retrying until the 'interceptee' made a mistake somewhere and I nailed him.

But guess what... I actually finished all the races and had more than 50 percent of the game when I found out you can actually use the handbrake to slide through corners!!! Before I thought the game was impossibly difficult!!!

Comment #15 by MilesPrower85
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 05:55:03 AM

I've played the game since it was released, with a few months break because of other games, and found out about the handbrake yesterday. Now I'm so used to sliding just with the normal brake so I crash when I use the handbrake :P

Comment #16 by Jimmy Tacktix
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 03:33:54 AM

Ive blitzed the police races easy as, the rapid responses were a bit challenging but dooable. This achievement I just cant get, especially the race where you have to drive the bentley cuntinental....

Comment #17 by CaptainHUN92
Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 11:16:55 AM

Got it :) The racer events are harder than the police missions

Comment #18 by RedstoneFanatic
Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 07:15:52 AM

If you have the Super Sports DLC, the GUMPERT apollo s is great for the 43.5 mile race. Runs circles around the Bugatti, due to its great handling, nitro usage, and acceleration.

Comment #19 by EvilJacques
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 @ 12:32:15 AM

To be honest i fount this achv pretty easy getting gold on some there was a few retrys but other than that it was pretty easy!

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Game Info
Criterion Games
Electronic Arts


US November 16, 2010
Europe November 19, 2010

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