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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Achievement Guide

Guide By: bs000 & DLC by Delta3519
There are 60 achievements with a total of 1280 points.


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Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10 
- Offline: 38/46 (885/1000)
- Online: 8/46 (115/1000(5 Multiplayer, 3 Autolog)
- Approximate amount of time to 100020-30 hours 
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Online Pass.

Movie Legends Pack Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Approximate amount of time to 6010-15 Hours
- Glitchy achievements: Movies: "Fan Friction."

Singleplayer
Your main goal in the singleplayer mode is to become Most Wanted. Do this by defeating the 10 Most Wanted drivers and moving up the list to number 1. Earn a total of 1 million Speed Points to gain access to the number one racer. SP is earned by doing just about anything, but the majority will be earned through winning events. If you're going for 100% completion, you'll reach number 1 long before then.


Completing and coming 1st in each of the games 61 unique events is also required if you want to earn all the achievements. Each car has access to 5 different events and each event has approximately 3 cars that have access to it. Despite what the description for "Second is Nothing" might suggest, you only need to win each unique event one time. They also make it sound like you have to win with every car, but it can actually be unlocked without even using every car.

Collectibles
 Jack Spots - Collect cars in this game by locating 'Jack Spots' scattered across the game world. All of the games cars (except Most Wanted cars) can be found at any time from the start of the game. Drive near the car in the Jack Spot to collect it. They're easy enough to spot; you'll see the manufacturer's badge above the car, it's headlights will be on, and music can be heard from the stereo. Any you've previously found will be marked on the map by a steering wheel icon.

 Billboards - There are 156 billboards to be found. Smash through them to collect them. You'll have to stick the landing for it to count. They start with EA company logos on them, and turn into mini-leaderboards for jump distance after being smashed. View billboards you've already collected by viewing the map.

 Speed Cameras - There are a total of 66 cameras. Drive past these to trigger and they'll record your speed to be added to your friend leaderboard. These are all found on the main roads, so you should unlock this after you've played the game long enough and been through every street. Previously triggered cameras can be found on your map.

Security Gates- These are gates with a "Restricted Area" sign on them. They usually signify a shortcut or hidden area. Jack Spots and Billboards are commonly found inside these areas. There are 135 security gates in all.

The majority of collectibles will be found just by playing through the game. Be on the look out as you drive to different events and explore the city. Jack Spots, Billboards, and Speed Cameras are all marked on your map, so gather as many as you can on your own, and find a map/guide to locate the remainder. Since the game doesn't keep track of security gates on your map like other collectibles, it's a good idea to have a map handy to cross them off as you smash them.

Multiplayer
You'll have to dip your toe into online multiplayer for a handful of achievements. There are only a few them, such as scoring a takedown on a friend, and playing a custom Speedlist. The only one that should require any real effort is "The Modfather.

Some of your progress is shared between single and multiplayer. This is especially helpful for collectibles, as many of the online meetups and challenges will take you to areas where there are some of the more hidden and difficult to find billboards and security gates.

There is an Online Pass, however it does not restrict access to multiplayer. What it does, is lock you out of any progression in multiplayer. A few achievements do not require the pass, but if you want all the achievements, you will need to redeem one. An Online Pass is included with every new copy of the game. Otherwise, it can be purchased for 800 Microsoft Points.

Autolog 
One of the games selling points is Autolog. This keeps track of just about everything you do, and compares it to your friends for constant competition. There are a few achievements tied to Autolog, and you need add at least 5 friends for "Social Climber." There's also at least one multiplayer achievement that requires a friend to play with.

Find players to add in the Achievement Trading Thread. 

Pursuit Tactics

  • Don't try to outrun the police with speed alone on higher heat levels. You will not be able to beat them in a straight up drag. Take lots of turns to try and lose them. Go for takedowns to try to reduce their numbers.
  • Cops are prone to wrecking themselves off of jumps. Try to take lots of big jumps and smashing billboards.
  • When you're in cooldown, duck into an alley or similar hiding spot to avoid being seen by police. Come to a complete stop, and click  to turn off your engine. When you do this, your heat level drops rapidly.
  • When you're in cooldown, drive through a bodyshop, or use a Jack Spot to decrease your heat level by 1.
  • Don't feel like you need to escape every time you enter a pursuit. There is no penalty for getting busted, so you can allow yourself to get busted and get back to whatever you were doing sooner.

 

DLC: Ultimate Speed Pack

Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10 
- Offline: 2/4 (40/80)
- Online: 2/4 (40/80)
- Approximate amount of time to 808-10 hours 
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Online Pass and 800 MS Points.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Ultimate Speed Pack Contents

  • 25 Events (5 for each car)
  • 1 New Most Wanted Event
  • 70 New rewards including new license plates, and new speed themed car milestones
  • 5 new billboards

Five new cars, including:

  • Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
  • Lamborghini Aventador J
  • Mclaren F1 LM
  • Pagani Zonda R
  • Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

There is also a free Multiplayer Compatibility Update, which is to ensure players that don't own the DLC, will still be able to play in multiplayer games with players that have bought the DLC. The Jack Spots will appear for players who don't purchase, and hitting  to jack the car will take them to the store.

Single Player
If you've already completed most of the main game, this DLC is pretty much an extension of that. To unlock both single player achievements, you'll need to shut down the new Most Wanted car, and place first in each of the 25 new events. There are 5 events for each of the 5 cars. 4 of the 5 cars will be available for use as soon as the DLC is purchased. The 5th, is unlocked by winning the new Most Wanted event.

All the new Jack Spots are marked by a flaming wheel icon on the map. They are available from the start, and do not need to be discovered.

There are also 5 new billboards to collect. For now, they don't appear to unlock anything. For completionists and people that like competing for jump distances, you can see all 5 new billboard locations in the video below.

Multiplayer
There are two new achievements which require access to multiplayer. They involve unlocking several license plates by completing some of the new online milestones. The majority can be completed by yourself in a private game, but you will need to have some friends to earn them all. 

The cars will need to be unlocked first, which is done by completing 24 events in Speedlists using Exotic cars. The most time consuming part of the DLC will be driving 200 miles in each of the 5 cars to unlock all their mods. If you hit the interstate and keep your speed up, it should only take around one hour for each car. It can be a bit of a grind, but can come naturally if you enjoy just playing multiplayer alot.

Find players to help earn achievements by visiting the Achievement Trading Thread.

[x360a would like to thank bs000 for this Roadmap]

DLC: Movie Legends Pack

Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 2/3 (40/60)
- Online: 1/3 (20/60)
- Approximate amount of time to 6010-15 Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: "Movies: Fan Friction."
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Price: 800 MS Points or 2000 MS Points for the Deluxe Bundle (Includes Velocity, Movies, and Heroes).


Contents:
Five new cars:

  • Aston Martin DBS 2008
  • Dodge Charger R/T 1970
  • Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Special Edition 1977
  • Aston Martin DB5 Vantage 1964
  • Most Wanted Shelby Mustang GT500 1967

Multiplayer:
50 New License Plates
68 New Milestones

DLC: NFS Heroes Pack

Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 1/3 (20/60)
- Online: 2/3 (40/60)
- Approximate amount of time to 6010-15 Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Price: 800 MS Points or 2000 MS Points for the Deluxe Bundle (Includes Velocity, Movies, and Heroes).


Content:
Five new cars:

  • Lamborghini Diablo SV (Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) (Need for Speed Underground)
  • Nissan 350Z (Need for Speed Underground 2)
  • Porsche 911 GT2 (Need for Speed Undercover)
  • BMW M3 GTR (Need for Speed Most Wanted 2005)

New Car Liveries:
Each of the 5 NFS Heroes cars has 5 different liveries, including a 'Hero' livery that uses the skin from their original games.

Multiplayer:
50 New License Plates
68 New Milestones

 

DLC: Terminal Velocity Pack

Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10 
- Offline: 2/4 (40/80)
- Online: 2/4 (40/80)
- Approximate amount of time to 808-10 hours 
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: "Velocity: Terminal Addiction."
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: 1400 MS Points or 2000 MS Points for the Deluxe Bundle (Includes Velocity, Movies, and Heroes).

New Location:
-Fairhaven International Airport


New Modes: Drift Attack & Smash and Grab:
Drift attack is a game mode similar to the drift events in older NFS games. SP is earned for performing drifts down a short track. There are also gates at each checkpoint that will earn extra points for drifting through them. Hitting the wall during a drift will cause you to lose the SP for that drift. Beat the target SP score to win gold.

In Smash and Grab, there are a series of markers in an area and the goal is to smash as many as you can within the time limit. You only need around 2/3rds of them to earn the gold medal in any of these. There are smaller markers worth 50 points scattered all around, and billboards are worth 250 points.

New Mods: Jump Nitrous and Drift Tires:
Jump nitrous replaces regular nitrous and gives a speed boost when used it in the air. The pro version emits colored smoke when used.

Drift tires replaces regular tires which allow you to start and maintain drifts more easily. The pro version emits colored smoke during drifts. 

Five new cars:


  • BMW 1M 2012
  • Audi RS3 2012
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2012
  • Alfa Romeo Mito 2012
  • Most Wanted Porsche 918 Spyder 2013

Multiplayer:
50 New License Plates
96 New Milestones
30 New Speedlists

[x360a would like to thank bs000 for this Roadmap]



Most Wanted Rides100
Own all the Most Wanted cars (Single Player) (6) 

To own a Most Wanted car, you first need to earn the right to race against a Most Wanted racer by earning Speed Points. SP is collected by doing just about anything. Some tasks that will earn you SP include completing events, doing stunts, competing in Autolog, escaping pursuits, and playing online.

The number of Speed Points required to compete against each Most Wanted car are as follows:


  • Most Wanted #10 - 60,000 SP Alfa Romeo 4C Concept
  • Most Wanted #9 - 135,000 SP Shelby COBRA 427®
  • Most Wanted #8 - 220,000 SP Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG
  • Most Wanted #7 - 315,000 SP Lexus LFA
  • Most Wanted #6 - 415,000 SP McLaren MP4-12C
  • Most Wanted #5 - 520,000 SP Porsche 918 Spyder Concept
  • Most Wanted #4 - 630,000 SP Lamborghini Aventador
  • Most Wanted #3 - 750,000 SP Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • Most Wanted #2 - 875,000 SP Pagani Huayra
  • Most Wanted #1 - 1,000,000 SP Koenigsegg Agera R

Once enough Speed Points are earned, start the Most Wanted event from the Easy Drive menu and drive to its location to start it. During the race, police will be in hot pursuit the whole time. Police presence will be greater the further you move up the list. When you start getting higher up, it's a very good idea to have re-inflatable tires equipped to get through all the spike strips. Any car can be used for Most Wanted events.

Something to keep in mind is that rubber banding is pretty extreme in these events. Your rival will always be just behind you no matter what. It does work both ways though, so keeping up shouldn't be too difficult.

After the race is won, you are taken back to free roam and tasked with shutting them down to take their car. Get up close and ram them until you score a takedown. Each Most Wanted driver you wreck will also unlock a corresponding achievement for that particular car.

Don't sweat it if you lose track of them. They'll eventually reappear and pull up ahead of you as you're driving around the city. They are indicated by a black arrow on your mini-map.

Got to Smash Them All25
Smashed every Billboard (16) 

There are 156 billboards in the game. Take the jump through them to smash and collect them. Billboards not yet collected have logos from various EA developers. After being smashed, it'll turn into a mini-leaderboard with the top friends Gamer Picture on it. This is how you will know if you've already collected a billboard. 

Collect as many of these as you can as you play through the game. If you see one, find a way to smash it so you don't have to come back to it later. You can view all the locations of every billboard you've smashed by pressing  and hitting  until you get the billboards. Then, with the help of a guide, you'll be able to see which ones you've missed. Be sure to stick the landing; if you crash, you'll have to go back and try again.



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This map is from the Autolog website. Originally posted by our dear friends at ps3trophies.org

You can also view an interactive guide HERE. It's less condensed, so it's easier to see where each one is. You can also check off the ones you've already found by clicking on them to help keep track of which ones you still need.

The Gatecrasher25
Broke through every Security Gate (4) 

There are 135 smashable security gates throughout the game. They usually signify a shortcut or special area (ie. an abandoned airfield). They have a "Restricted Area" sign on them. Explore every nook and cranny off the main roads to find them.



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Map by ShineDalGarno.

View an interactive guide HERE. There is no way to track gates which have already been found in-game, aside from the total number of gates already discovered. Use the interactive guide to check off gates you've found as you find them to help keep track and avoid some frustration later.

For more help, try using this Video Guide by YouTube user Seigo45.

Love Them and Leave Them30
Drove every Car (12) 

There are 31 cars to be found in Jack Spots, and 10 Most Wanted cars, for a total of 41 cars. For discoverable cars, you'll find Jack Spots all over the city. Each car has 3 Jack Spots. There's also the 10 Most Wanted cars that need to be earned. Once every car is found and earned, use the "Change Car" option from the Easy Drive menu to get in and use each car at least once.

Progress can be tracked by viewing the cars in your car milestones under  -> Driver Details. There's a "drive this car" milestone for every car, which should be completed if you've used that car. Also note that you only have to get in the car for it to count. There's no minimum distance required. I was able to unlock it without even turning the key in most of them.

See "Most Wanted Rides" and "Networking" for more information on obtaining vehicles.

Networking25
Found every Jack Spot (15) 

To earn this achievement, you'll need to find every Jack Spot. There are 31 cars to be found and 10 Most Wanted cars to earn. Each vehicle has 3 different Jack Spots. 

There are 93 that are discoverable, and the remaining 30 are from Most Wanted cars. You do not need to switch cars to collect it, just drive near the car in a Jack Spot and it'll get added to your collection. Any that have already been found will appear as a steering wheel icon on the map.

The majority will be in plain sight. Keep an ear out for music coming from their stereos. You'll also notice that their headlights are always on and have a huge manufacturer's badge floating above them. 

Find as many Jack Spots as you can on your own as you play through the game. When you start getting closer to finding them all, use a guide to see what you're missing and where to find it. Also note that the Jack Spot for the car you're currently driving will not appear on the map while you're still driving it.



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Map stitched together by mcanedo92588, Most Wanted locations from xDamn3Dx. Jack Spots marked in red are Most Wanted cars, which are automatically unlocked after you've won their car and cannot be found otherwise.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - All Car Locations (A-K) - All Jack Spots (Part 1) - YouTube

 

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - All Car Locations (L-Z) - All Jack Spots (Part 2) - YouTube

 

The video guide above will show you the location of every discoverable Jack Spot. Use the links in the description to skip to any specific car.

Cameraman25
Triggered every Speed Camera (1) 

There are 66 Speed Cameras scattered throughout the city. When you drive past one, a camera flash will fill your screen and your speed will be recorded. Every camera is on the main streets, so you should be able to earn this after you've spent enough time playing all the different events that will take you through said streets.



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This map is from the Autolog website. Originally posted by our dear friends at ps3trophies.org

Track your progress by pressing  to open the map. Hit  and cycle through to Speed Cameras. Compare your map to the one above to see which ones you're missing. You can also view the interactive guide HEREto check off the ones you've already collected.

Go Pro or Go Home15
Unlocked all the Pro mods on a car (Single Player) (11) 

Mods are modifications for your car that will improve its performance and stats. One of each type of mod can be equipped. Different mods will be beneficial in different situations and can be changed on the fly through the Easy Drive menu.

Unlocking Pro mods requires the Standard mods to be unlocked first. This is done by placing first in all five of the events tied to the car. Each event has two Standard mods for rewards. If you're having trouble, keep in mind that placing second still unlocks one mod, which you can use to increase your cars stats enough to make the event easier when you retry.

Once a Standard mod is unlocked, the Pro version of it is earned by equipping the Standard mod, and completing milestone requirements tied to it.

These are the mods you'll unlock and the milestone requirements to unlock Pro versions:

Tires
Off Road - Drive 5,000 yards off road with off road tires equipped.
Track - Drift 5,000 yards with track tires equipped.
Re-inflates - Hit 5 spike strips with re-inflates equipped.

Nitrous
Burn - Use burn nitrous for 300 seconds.
Powershot - Use Power Shot nitrous 25 times.

Chassis
Lightweight - Get 60 seconds of air time with lightweight equipped.
Reinforced - Score 10 cop takedowns with reinforced equipped.

Body
Aero - 120 seconds of slipstreaming with aero equipped.
Impact Protection - 2 crash escapes with impact protection equipped.

Transmission
Long Gears - Drive 10,000 yards in oncoming traffic with long gears equipped.
Short Gears - 25 near misses with short gears equipped.

Feeling the Need5
Emptied a full nitrous bar without hitting anything (1) 

Unlock nitrous by winning the first event in any car and then equip it. Fill the nitrous meter by getting air, doing drifts, and driving in oncoming traffic. Driving through a bodyshop will instantly fill your meter. Once it's filled, get a little speed and start holding  to use your nitrous. Keep holding it until it's empty and the achievement will unlock.

Fix Me Up5
Used a Bodyshop to paint or repair your car for the first time (1) 

See "Pitstop."

Switcheroo10
Used a Jack Spot in a Pursuit (Single Player)  

See "Kitchen Sink."

Kitchen Sink10
Used a Billboard and a Jack Spot to successfully evade a pursuit (Single Player) (2) 

Find an area that has a Jack Spot and Billboard close together. Then look for a blue arrow on your mini-map: these are cops.

1. Start a pursuit by hitting the cop.
2. Drive straight towards the Jack Spot and hit  to switch cars.
3. Drive straight towards the Billboard and smash it.
4. Run away.

Get outside the circle around the cops to enter cooldown. When cool down ends, you'll have escaped the pursuit and unlocked the achievement.

Kitchen Sink & Beast From the East Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

The Heat is Off20
Escaped successfully from all Heat levels (8) 

 


Go to this part of the map and locate the jump onto the train tracks.

There's a glitch where the cops can't make the jump to follow you onto the train tracks. You can start a pursuit, jump on the tracks, and evade the pursuit by driving out of the pursuit radius.

You can also increase your heat level by parking on top of the tracks where you can still be seen. The cops can see you and continue to increase your heat, but they won't be able to bust you.

For The Heat is Off achievement, you need to escape at each individual heat level (one through six) and it will unlock. You'll likely have already escaped lower heat levels if you've already been playing the game awhile, so it's probably faster to start at 6 and work your way down. So start a pursuit, get to heat level 6 and escape. Start a new pursuit, get to heat 5, and escape. Repeat for heat 4-1 until it unlocks.

Pursuit Escape Exploit The Heat is Off Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

Social Climber10
Have 5 or more NFS friends (139) 

This achievement will unlock once you have five people on your friends list that have played the game. 

If you don't have any friends with the game, use the Achievement Trading Thread to find some people to add, or leave your Gamertag for others to add.

You can also hit the  button and select "Friends" to see Friend Recommendations. It'll display a list of people that are friends with people already on your friends list. Hit  to add them.

How Do You Like Me Now?15
Beat a friend’s Autolog Recommendation  

Open the Easy Drive menu () and select "Autolog Recommends". This will show you a list of events, challenging you to beat your friends scores. 




Choose an event, then choose a car to be taken directly to the event. Beat your friends score and the achievement will unlock.

If you don't have any friends with the game, use the Achievement Trading Thread to find some people to add, or leave your Gamertag for others to add.

Moving On Up10
Moved up the Most Wanted List for the first time (1) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Nothing Personal15
Took down a friend in Multiplayer (28) 

1. Hit  to open Easy Drive.
2. Select multiplayer.
3. Select Create Friends Game. 
4. Invite a friend to your game.
5. When they join, meet up and ram them to take them down.

Best done when your friend is stationary. Having them switch to a light car like the Ariel Atom will help as well.

If you don't have any friends with the game, use the Achievement Trading Thread to find some people to add, or leave your Gamertag for others to add.

After Market10
Unlocked a mod for a car in Multiplayer (2) 

See "The Modfather."

Licensed to ill10
Customized your license plate and number in Multiplayer (5) 

Hit , and select multiplayer. Join or create your own game. Hit  again once you're in a game and select "Edit License Plate".

You'll have to complete milestones tied to license plate rewards to unlock backgrounds. Speed Points in single+multiplayer are linked, so if you've played the game at all, you should have at least "Running In" unlocked for reaching Speed Level 2. Select a plate and hit  to apply.

Next, hit  to edit plate registration. Enter anything you want and hit  when you're satisfied. The achievement will then unlock.



Mix Master10
Played a Custom Speedlist you created (Multiplayer) (51) 

Start a multiplayer game by selecting "Create Friends Game" from the Easy Drive menu. Then, select "Speedlists" from Easy Drive and edit 5 events into a custom speedlist. Next, invite a friend as custom speed lists can only be played in friend games.

Once you have someone in your game, start the custom speedlist you just created. You'll first be required to go to a meetup point, and once everyone is there, the event will start. Winning doesn't matter, so just play through to the end of all 5 events where the achievement will unlock.

A quick method is to create a custom Speedlist and selecting the "Arch Angels" challenge 5 times. It's a Park Up event, and it takes place the same place as the meetup. Because of this, you can sit in one spot the entire Speedlist and complete all 5 events without any effort. The event takes about 30 seconds each time.

Mix Master Achievement / Trophy Guide & Speed Point Farming - Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

The Modfather25
Unlocked 3 Pro Mods in Multiplayer (8) 

Mods and cars in multiplayer are separate from the singleplayer. You'll first have to unlock Standard Mods by completing certain milestones in each car. After unlocking a Standard Mod, a new milestone for unlocking the Pro version will appear. Unlike the singleplayer Pro mod achievement, you only need to unlock 3 in multiplayer. Choose 3 that look easy and go for them.

Standard Mods
Tires
Off-Road - Jump 1,500 yards with Reinforced Chassis equipped.
Track - Drive 25 miles.
Reinflates - Drive 50 miles.

Nitrous
Burn - Free
Powershot - Drive 100 miles.

Chassis
Lightweight - Get 60 Near Misses with Short Gears equipped.
Reinforced - Drive 200 miles.

Body
Aero - Drive 5 miles.
Impact Protection - Get 10 takedowns with Powershot equipped.

Transmission
Long Gears - Drift 5,000 yards with Track Tires equipped.
Short Gears - Drive 10 miles

Pro Mods
Tires
Off-Road Pro - Drive 60 miles Off-Road with Off-Road tires during Speedlists.
Track Pro - Drive 80 miles above 100MPH with Track Tires during SpeedLists.
Reinflates Pro - Reinflate 32 tires during SpeedLists

Nitrous
Burn Pro - Get Perfect Ntrious 40 times with Burn Nitrous during SpeedLists.
Powershot Pro - Get 50 Nitrous-powered Takedowns with Powershot equipped during SpeedLists.

Chassis
Lightweight Pro - Jump 15,000 yards with Lightweight Chassis during Speedlists.
Reinforced Pro - Get 50 Takedowns with the Reinforced Chassis during Speedlists.

Body
Aero Pro - Slipstream 20 miles with Aero Body during SpeedLists.
Impact Protection Pro - Get 20 Slam Takedowns with Impact Protection during SpeedLists.

Transmission
Long Gears - Go through 40 Speed Cmeras above 100MPH with Long Gears equipped during SpeedLists.
Short Gears - Record a 100 yard Drift 160 times with Short Gears equipped during SpeedLists.

Second is Nothing80
Finished first in every race, in every car (Single Player) (46) 

Fortunately, this achievement isn't nearly as bad as it might sound. You only have to finish first ONCE in each of the 61 unique events. There are a total of 51 events from the beginning of the game, and the Most Wanted races are the remaining 10 events.

Each car has access to 5 different events. Each new event will require you to drive to it's location to start it. You can jump directly to any event you've played previously. You can see a complete list of events you've found on the "Recommends" map. Any that are bright green haven't been won yet.

There are 3 difficulty levels. Difficulty levels can't be chosen. Whatever the difficulty the event is, is what you'll have to play. Most cars will consist of 1 easy event, 2 medium, and 2 hard. If you're even just a little above average when it comes to racing games, most of these still shouldn't be too hard. Sometimes all it takes is a little persistence. Use your first run through an event as a way to learn the track. When you retry, you'll know where to go and be able to stay ahead of the pack.

There are 5 types of events in singleplayer:


  • Circuits - Race against cars of similar class through several laps.
  • Sprints - Race from point A to point B against cars of similar class.
  • Speed Runs - Get from point A to point B with the highest average speed.
  • Ambush - Evade the pursuit within the set time.
  • Most Wanted Races - Move up the Most Wanted list to challenge rivals. After winning, shut them down to take their car.

You can find a handy chart with all events and which cars have access to them HERE. Made by ps3trophies.org user ratchet.

12/18/12 UPDATE: The following exploit no longer works after downloading the new multiplayer update. Any cars you've already applied the glitch to will still have their copied mods however. You can delete the update and continue to use the glitch.

Sometimes you'll end up replaying some events, just to unlock mods and have a chance in the medium/high difficulty events. You can avoid this by using the Mod Transfer Glitch. What this does is, it allows you to copy your mods from one car to another in singleplayer. Using this exploit, you can unlock all the Pro mods on one car, then copy them to ANY other car without having to unlock them again.

Mod Transfer Glitch / Exploit - Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

 

  1. Switch to a car you already have mods unlocked on, and equip all the mods you want to copy.
  2. Open the map and cycle to the RECOMMENDS map. Pick an event and select the car you want to copy the mods to.
  3. You now have all your pro mods on the car you chose, without having to unlock them on that car.

That's all there is to it. The mods will stay equipped on the car forever as long as you don't switch to different mods. If you switch mods on the car you copied to, you won't be able to re-equip it until you do the glitch again, or unlock it for real.

Rim Shot25
Escaped the cops with at least one blown tire (5) 

Do a burnout (hold +) until one tire pops before starting a pursuit. Waiting for a spike strip in the middle of a pursuit is making it harder on yourself.

Find a cop, indicated by blue arrows on your mini-map. Get a takedown on the cop so the pursuit starts and the cop is disabled right away. I chose to use the Raptor for this purpose as it's size & weight almost guarantees a takedown. 

Drive away as fast as you can before the other cops get close enough to see you. The achievement will unlock after you've escaped and left cooldown mode.

Rim Shot Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

In Your Face20
Smashed a friend’s face on a billboard and beat their jump distance (3) 

First, you'll need at least one friend with the game. The more you have, the better your chances of earning this achievement. 

There are 156 jumps with billboards scattered throughout the game. They start as EA developer logos until you smash them for the first time. They then turn into mini leaderboards for the person with the longest jump distance through that billboard.

On the right side of the billboard, you'll see the current leaders Gamer Picture. Take note of their jump distance. Get some distance and drive towards the billboard. Hit the nitrous, aim for the Gamer Picture, and get as much distance as you can. If you beat their jump distance, and stick the landing, you'll unlock this achievement. 



Pit Stop10
Repaired a burst tire at a Bodyshop  

Locate a bodyshop. They're indicated by a green wrench icon on your mini-map. Next, hold down + to start a burnout. Make sure there's no cops around or you'll start a pursuit. Hold the burnout until at least one tire bursts. Drive through the bodyshop to unlock the achievement. 

You can also intentionally run over a spike strip during a pursuit, and then find a bodyshop to drive through.

Pit Stop Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012 (Criterion Games) - YouTube
 

Alpha Dog20
Shut down Most Wanted car number 10: Alfa Romeo 4C Concept (Single Player) (3) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Charming20
Shut down Most Wanted car number 9: Shelby COBRA 427® (Single Player) (1) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Blackout20
Shut down Most Wanted car number 8: Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG (Single Player) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Lexus Ranger20
Shut down Most Wanted car number 7: Lexus LFA (Single Player) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Track Weapon20
Shut down Most Wanted car number 6: McLaren MP4-12C (Single Player) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Arachnophobic20
Shut down Most Wanted car number 5: Porsche 918 Spyder Concept (Single Player) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Main Avent20
Shut down Most Wanted car number 4: Lamborghini Aventador (Single Player) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

White Gold20
Shut down Most Wanted car number 3: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (Single Player) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Mighty Wind20
Shut down Most Wanted car number 2: Pagani Huayra (Single Player) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Don’t Blink45
Shut down Most Wanted car number 1: Koenigsegg Agera R (Single Player) (12) 

See "Most Wanted Rides."

Gotcha15
Got Busted for the first time 

This achievement is difficult to miss. Any time you enter a pursuit, the cops will attempt to stop you. Just wait for the cops to pin you and watch the bust meter fill up at the bottom of the screen. The achievement will unlock once it's filled.



First Strike5
Took down your first Cop 

See "Troublemaker."

Troublemaker30
Took down 50 Cops 

This will likely unlock this just playing through the game, but this can be farmed easily in a pursuit as well.

A good car to use for scoring easy takedowns is the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. It'll toss aside police cars like toys, especially at lower heat levels. Start a pursuit by ramming a police car. More police will spawn behind you, so do a 180 and drive into them for some head-on takedowns. Even more will spawn behind you as your heat level increases, so turn around and repeat until the achievement unlocks.

You can start an Ambush event as well, but these start on higher heat levels where it will be more difficult. Starting at heat 1 with a single car, you'll get plenty of easy takedowns quickly, and before things start escalating too fast.

Mauled & Troublemaker Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

Slip the Cuffs10
Drove through a roadblock without hitting it 

While being pursued by police, they'll often set up roadblocks ahead of you. You'll usually be able to hear them say they've set up a road block on the radio. Road blocks are indicated on the mini-map by a red bar icon.

At lower heat levels, there's usually some conveniently placed gaps that you can drive through. Slow down if you need to, and drive through the gap without hitting any cops to unlock this achievement.



Battering Ram10
Smashed through a roadblock without crashing 

While being pursued by police, they'll often set up roadblocks ahead of you. You'll usually be able to hear them say they've set up a road block on the radio. You can see roadblocks on the mini-map, indicated by a red bar icon. 

As you approach a roadblock, aim for one of the police cars in it and ram it. If you don't crash, you'll unlock the achievement. Aim for the front or the back, as hitting the middle usually ends up in a crash. Best done in cars with high toughness rating, or have reinforced chassis/impact protection equipped. You'll likely unlock this as you play through the game, since you'll hit alot of roadblocks anyway.

Sidewinder25
Did a 250 yard (228 .6 meter) drift (3) 

Find any moderately open space. Get some speed and tap +left/right to start a drift. Adjust your drift with and hold the drift until the achievement pops. There's also some turns in a few of the race events that are long enough to earn this achievement without much extra effort.

Sidewinder Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) Criterion Games - YouTube

 

Mauled30
Wrecked 10 cops in a single pursuit in the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (2) 

First, you'll need to find the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor in one of it's 3 Jack Spots. (All 3 locations in video below)

Next, find a cop and ram them to start a pursuit. More police will keep spawning behind you, so do a 180 and drive into them for some head-on takedowns. As your heat level increases, even more will start spawning behind you, so turn around and repeat until the achievement unlocks.

If you somehow run out of cops to takedown, stay within the red/blue circle and wait for more to come.

Mauled & Troublemaker Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

Beast from the East30
Escaped from the cops in the Marussia B2 (1) 

First, you'll need to find a Jack Spot with the Marussia B2. See the mini-map below for the location I used:




Next, find a police car and start a pursuit by ramming them. When you've outrun the cops and made it outside the circle around them, you'll enter cooldown. Cooldown can be sped up by using Jack Spots and Repair Shops. Ducking into an alley or other hiding place and clicking  to turn off the engine also increases the rate of cooldown. When your heat has drained completely, the achievement will unlock.

Kitchen Sink & Beast From the East Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

Iron Boots20
Drove over 5 spike strips with re-inflates equipped (4) 

Re-inflates are unlocked by finishing in at least 3rd place in all 5 events in a car. With this equipped, you'll only lose control for a few seconds after hitting a spike strip, and then your tires will re-inflate, allowing you to continue normally. 

Spike strips will be dropped in pursuits. They're bright yellow, and will having flashing yellow lights. Usually, you'll see one next to a Corvette at roadblocks during pursuits, starting at heat level 5. Sometimes you'll also see a Corvette speed way ahead of you to get in position to drop a spike strip.

If you don't get this achievement just playing through the game, a very fast and easy place to get this is in "The Hunted" Ambush event. At the very start of the event, drive to the roof and jump off. This takes about 30 seconds and that's where you'll find two spike strips side by side. Run over one, turn around, and run over the other.

It's important to note that if you quit or retry the event, these won't count. So let yourself get busted to save your progress. Start the event again, and repeat until you've got 5 and unlock the achievement.

Iron Boots Achievement / Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

Gladiator25
Took down every racer at least once in a single race (4) 

The easiest way to take down an opponent is to ram them towards a wall. It doesn't take much to earn a slam takedown this way, especially in heavier cars.

An easy event to get this on is the "Stopping Power" circuit race, as there are only 3 opponents. All 3 will start just ahead of you. Catch up to the closest one and bump them into the wall. You'll know you've taken them out if you get a takedown notification in the middle of the screen. Repeat with the next 2 cars. If you mess up, you can restart the event and quickly try again.

Cars with access to this event:


  • McLaren MP4-12C
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • Pagani Huayra

Note that they are all Most Wanted cars, so you don't have to worry about finding Jack Spots for them.

Gladiator Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube

 

Escape Velocity20
Jumped over 200 yards (182.88 meters) through a Billboard (8) 

There are 156 billboards scattered all across Fairhaven. There should be at least a couple where you can get the distance required. 

First, you'll want to have a car that's light, and has decent acceleration & top speed. Try to win a few events and earn upgrades for your car that will increase your speed & acceleration further.




Find The Beltway shown in the minimap above. There's a giant structure of two glass rings with billboards on each one. Give yourself plenty of room to gain speed starting from Gunderson Avenue South. When you get close to the billboard, hit the nitrous. When you land, it'll tell you the distance you jumped. I hit around 130 MPH on my run and that was enough for the achievement.

Escape Velocity Achievement/Trophy Guide - Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) Criterion Games - YouTube
 

Fast Forward20
Triggered a speed camera at over 200mph (321.97km/h) (6) 

Find a nice, long, straight stretch of road with a speed camera on it. Your best bet is the interstate/freeway. You'll need a fast car for this. Pretty much any exotic or supercar with higher acceleration & top speed. An easy car to do this in is the Bugatti Veyron because it has a very high top speed and acceleration. This can be made easier if you win events and earn upgrades for your car first. Equip anything that increases acceleration & top speed, including track tires, power shot nitrous, long gears, and aero body. 

Floor the gas and hit the nitrous when you get close to the camera. If you trigger it while going at least 200MPH, you'll unlock the achievement.

 
 
DLC: Ultimate Speed Pack
Cost: $9.99 USD Achievements: 4 Points: 80
 
Unstoppable 20
Finish first in every race in the Ultimate Speed Pack (Single Player) (2) 

There are 5 new cars, and each car has 5 events. Unlike Second is Nothing (achievement from the main game), this achievement isn't unlocked by winning just once in each unique event. Placing first in all 5 events using all 5 cars is required to unlock this achievement. (25 events total)

The events consist of a mix of races and speed runs. The majority are new (indicated by a red icon in the Easy Drive menu), with a couple of old events borrowed from the main game. Start with the easier events and unlock mods to make the higher difficulty events easier.

4 out of the 5 cars are, along with all their Jack Spots, are available as soon as the pack has been purchased. The Hennesey Venom GT Spyder is unlocked by winning the "Most Wanted Venom" event and shutting them down after the race.

The new cars in the Ultimate Speed Pack:

  • Pagani Zonda R
  • Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
  • Lamborghini Aventador J
  • Mclaren F1 LM
  • Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

Note: If you have downloaded any of the newer DLC Packs (Terminal Velocity, Movie Legends, NFS Heroes) you may see up to 3 additional events. The additional events unlock Ram Chassis, Drift Tires, and Jump Nitrous. These events are not required for the achievement.

Snake Bite20
Shut down the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder (Single Player) 

"Most Wanted Venom" is the one new Most Wanted event. It's the same as the other Most Wanted events from the main game; win the race and score a takedown on them after the race to earn their car.

The event available as soon as the DLC is purchased. Any car can be used, so if you already have a car with all pro mods and already beat the other Most Wanted, this shouldn't be any more difficult than those. Compared to the other Most Wanted events, police offer much less resistance, and there much fewer spike traps.

Most Wanted Race Hennessey Venom GT Spyder - Ultimate Speed Pack DLC - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - YouTube
 

Uncanny20
Unlock 'Supersonic', 'Super Powered', 'Super Natural' and 'Super Freak' License Plates (Multiplayer) (77) 

The first 4 of 5 DLC cars will need to be unlocked for use in multiplayer to earn each of the license plates required. This is done by completing Speedlist events in Exotic cars. If you're not sure which cars are Exotics, just use the cars in the DLC. The Zonda R is available from the start. Winning is not required, and can be done in public or private games. The requirements for each car are as follows:


  • Pagani Zonda R - Automatically Available
  • Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - Complete 6 events in Exotics.
  • Lamborghini Aventador J - Complete 12 events in Exotics.
  • Mclaren F1 LM - Complete 18 events in Exotics.

Note that these are multiplayer milestones and have to be earned in multiplayer games. 'Supersonic', 'Super Powered', and 'Super Natural' can be done alone in a private game. 'Super Freak' will require at least 6 other players.

Supersonic -Drive a Pagani Zonda R above 210MPH across the McClane Bridge

You'll need to unlock some mods to increase your top speed before attempting this. If you used the Zonda from the start to unlock the other cars, you should have a good amount of mods unlocked already. I used Track Tires Pro, Burn Nitrous Pro, Lightweight Chassis Pro, Aero Body Pro, Long Gears Pro.

Super Powered -Jump a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse further than 175 yards at Ripley's Point

Ripley's Point is a fairly large area with a good number of jumps. This is fairly easy even without many mods.

Super Natural -Record a 750 yards Drift on the Peterson Street Loop in a Lamborghini Aventador J

I attempted to just drift in circles, but the road isn't wide enough. 750 yards is almost the entire length of the loop. Get some speed before entering the loop and hold the drift until you see the plate unlock. Watch out for traffic.

Super Freak -Jump at least 6 cars in a McLaren F1 at Hodges Airfield

This is NOT cumulative. 6 other players are required, and needs to be done in a single jump. Can be done with any jump in the Airfield. Find players in the Achievement Trading Thread. Players that have not purchased the DLC can help as well.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Uncanny Achievement / Trophy Guide - YouTube
 

Sidekicked20
Takedown an opponent with 'Ultimate Fan' as your License Plate (Multiplayer) (2) 

Unlocking the cars
First, the new cars need to be unlocked for use in multiplayer. This is done by completing Speedlist events in Exotic cars. Winning is not required, and can be done in public or private games. A Speedlist consists of 5 events, so this can be done after playing 5 Speedlists. The requirements for each car are as follows:


  • Pagani Zonda R - Automatically Available
  • Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - Complete 6 events in Exotics.
  • Lamborghini Aventador J - Complete 12 events in Exotics.
  • Mclaren F1 LM - Complete 18 events in Exotics.
  • Hennesey Venom GT Spyder - Complete 24 events in Exotics.

If you're doing it in a friends game, a quick method is to create a custom Speedlist and selecting the "Arch Angels" challenge 5 times. It's a Park Up event, and it takes place the same place as the meetup. Because of this, you can sit in one spot the entire Speedlist and complete all 5 events without any effort. The event takes about 30 seconds each time.

Mix Master Achievement / Trophy Guide & Speed Point Farming - Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - YouTube
 

Unlocking the license plate
The 'Ultimate Fan' license plate is unlocked by unlocking all Standard Mods on all 5 of the Ultimate Speed Pack cars in multiplayer. This can be a bit of a grind because it involves driving 200 miles in each car. All mods can be unlocked in a private game by yourself, with the exception of Impact Protection, which requires 10 takedowns. The requirements for unlocking mods are unchanged in the DLC, and are as follows:

Tires
Off-Road - Jump 1,500 yards with Reinforced Chassis equipped.
Track - Drive 25 miles.
Reinflates - Drive 50 miles.

Nitrous
Burn - Free
Powershot - Drive 100 miles.

Chassis
Lightweight - Get 60 Near Misses with Short Gears equipped.
Reinforced - Drive 200 miles.

Body
Aero - Drive 5 miles.
Impact Protection - Get 10 takedowns with Powershot equipped.

Transmission
Long Gears - Drift 5,000 yards with Track Tires equipped.
Short Gears - Drive 10 miles

Once "Ultimate Fan" is unlocked, choose that as your license plate. Find another player and score a takedown to unlock the achievement.

Find players to boost takedowns in the Achievement Trading Thread. For driving 200 miles, you can start a drift in a big open area like the airfield, then rubber band/tape your controller and increase your driving distance while you do something else. Be sure to have at least reinflates equipped because your tires are prone to popping. Donuts work too, but will obviously be slower. Also note, if you're using a wireless controller it'll still disconnect after a few minutes of inactivity.

An easy method for accumulating 200 miles is to drive off a cliff. In some areas, your car respawns facing the cliff and cause you to roll off the cliff repeatedly, allowing you to increase driving distance while you're away from the game. Rubber banding the controller isn't required, but can make it slightly faster. It takes about 4 hours to accumulate 200 miles this way.

 
 
DLC: Velocity
Cost: TBD Achievements: 4 Points: 80
 
Velocity: Terminal 520
Drive all 5 Terminal Velocity Pack cars (Single Player) (1) 

4 of the 5 cars are available right from the start. To get the 5th (Porsche 918 Spyder) you must beat it in the most wanted race to unlock it.Then get behind the wheel of each car to get the achievement
 

  • BMW 1M 2012
  • Audi RS3 2012
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2012
  • Alfa Romeo Mito 2012
  • And the Porsche 918 Spyder
Velocity: First Class20
Finish first in every race in the Terminal Velocity Pack (Single Player) (2) 

The description a little misleading. Rather than completing every race from the Velocity pack, you have to win every race (finish with gold) with the 5 Velocity speed pack cars, including the races that are not part of the DLC pack.

There are 5 cars in the Terminal Velocity DLC, and each car has 8 events to complete for a total of 40 events. Beat the gold medal score for all these events to unlock this achievement. "Terminal 5" will also be unlocked as soon as you've used each car.

These are the cars:


  • BMW 1M 2012
  • Audi RS3 2012
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2012
  • Alfa Romeo Mito 2012
  • Most Wanted Porsche 918 Spyder 2013

The first 4 cars are available as soon as the DLC is purchased. The Porsche 918 Spyder is earned by winning the new 918 Spyder Most Wanted event.

Velocity: On Final Approach20
Unlock either Jump Nitrous PRO or Drift Tires PRO (Multi) 

Go to multiplayer press  to open easy drive. From there each mod will tell you what you must do to unlock it.

Jump Nitrous: Smash 20 billboards.
Jump Nitrous PRO: Smash 50 billboards with Jump Nitrous during SpeedLists.

Drift Tires: Record a 200 yards Drift 20 times.
Drift Tires PRO: Record a 1000 yards Drift 80 times with Drift Tires during SpeedLists.

The base version of each mod can be unlocked in a private multiplayer game by yourself. The PRO version of each mod will require at least one other person in a Friends or Public game with a SpeedList active. It's easier to do in a Friend game, where you can invite a player, start a SpeedList, and focus on earning the mods and ignore the objective.

The new Airport area is an ideal place to earn either of these mods. There are big open spaces to drift, and a high amount of billboards in a condensed area.

Find players in the Achievement Trading Thread.

Velocity: Terminal Addiction20
Unlock Ram Chassis, Drift Tires and Jump Nitrous for all 5 Terminal Velocity Pack cars (Multi) (9) 

Unlock Ram Chassis, Drift Tires and Jump Nitrous for all 5 cars

BMW 1M 2012
Audi RS3 2012
Ford Fiesta ST 2012
Alfa Romeo Mito 2012
And the Porsche 918 Spyder 

NOTE: This achievement is a little glichy. After unlocking the mods you then have to drive the Porsche 918 Spyder 50 miles. Once this is done the achievement should pop.

All 3 mods can be unlocked in a private multiplayer game by yourself. Repeat the requirements on each of the 5 cars until you've unlocked all 3 mods on all 5 cars. The achievement should then unlock. However, this achievement is a bit glitchy. Once you've earned all the mods, choose a different car, and unlock a mod on that car to get it to unlock. Try choosing a car you haven't used yet and just do the 'Drive 5 miles' milestone.

See the thread discussing the glitch HERE.

The first thing to do is beat the most wanted race (finish first) to unlock the Porsche 918 Spyder. Then with each of the 5 cars select one and win every race available, when done move on to the next car. "Velocity: Terminal 5" should unlock just as you are starting with the last car from the pack. When done with the last race, the "Velocity: First Class" achievement should pop.

Then go to multiplayer with any car to Unlock either Jump Nitrous PRO or Drift Tires PRO press to open easy drive and read the requirements to unlock the mod. When you unlock PRO drift Tires or Nitrous Velocity: On Final Approach will unlock. Then while in multiplayer race 24 events in everyday cars to unlock the velocity cars on multiplayer.( Ford Fiesta ST 2012 starts out as playable and winning is not necessary). 
Once all the cars are unlocked then proceed to unlock Unlock Ram Chassis, Drift Tires and Jump Nitrous for each of the 5 cars

The picture below is a good place to drift to unlock Drift Tires:

The picture below is a great place to smash billboards to unlock Jump Nitrous:

Once all three mods are unlocked for all 5 cars the achievement would unlock… but it’s a little glitchy. To unlock it, drive the Porsche 918 Spyder until it hits 50 miles. It should then unlock.

 
 
DLC: Movies
Cost: TBD Achievements: 3 Points: 60
 
Movies: It's a Wrap!20
Finish first in every race in the Movie Legends Pack (Single Player) (1) 

There are 5 cars in the Movie Legends Pack, and each car has 6 events. Beat the gold medal score for all these events to unlock this achievement.

If you also have the Terminal Velocity Pack, you'll see 2 extra events (a Drift Attack and Smash & Grab event) which are not required for this achievement.

These are the cars:


  • Aston Martin DBS 2008
  • Aston Martin DB5
  • Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Special Edition 1977
  • Dodge Charger R/T 1970
  • Shelby GT500 1967

The first 4 cars are available as soon as you've purchased the DLC. The Shelby GT500 is earned by winning the new Shelby GT500 Most Wanted event.

Movies: Gone!20
Escape the cops in the Shelby GT500™ (Single Player) (1) 

First, you'll have to win the new Most Wanted event and take down the Shelby GT500 to earn the car. Once you've done that, all 3 Jack Spots will be unlocked and you can jump to them from the Easy Drive menu. The event is available as soon as you've purchased the DLC.

Once you're in the Shelby GT500, find a cop, indicated by a blue arrow on the mini-map. Get some speed, and go for a takedown. Doing this starts a pursuit and disables the cop at the same time. Any other cops will usually spawn behind you, outside of the pursuit radius, so you can just drive away as fast as you can and end the pursuit almost immediately.

 

Movies: Fan Friction20
Get 5 Slam Takedowns while driving with the 'Movie Fan' License Plate (Multiplayer) (9) 

Unlocking the License Plate
The 'Movie Fan' license plate is earned by unlocking all the basic mods for each of the Movie Legend vehicles, excluding the 3 new mods (Ram Chassis, Drift Tires, Jump Nitrous).

This can be a bit of a grind because it involves driving 200 miles in each car. All mods can be unlocked in a private multiplayer game by yourself, with the exception of Impact Protection, which requires 10 takedowns. 

An easy method for accumulating 200 miles is to drive off a cliff. In some areas, your car respawns facing the cliff and cause you to roll off the cliff repeatedly, allowing you to increase driving distance while you're away from the game. Rubber banding the controller isn't required, but can make it slightly faster. It takes about 4 hours to accumulate 200 miles this way.

 

Keep in mind that the game rarely auto-saves while playing a multiplayer game on your own. Be sure to quit to single player and wait to see the auto-save icon before you turn off your console so progress won't be lost.

Once the 'Movie Fan' plate is unlocked, equip it and score 5 slam takedowns. A slam takedown is when you hit another player and cause them to wreck into a wall or other object. Do this 5 times to unlock the achievement.

This achievement is a bit glitchy and doesn't unlock after scoring 5 slam takedowns. I'm not sure of the specifics, but what's working for most people is using the Shelby GT500 and scoring 5 slam takedowns in a row without wrecking.

Unlocking the cars for Multiplayer


  • Aston Martin DB5 - Available from start
  • Dodge Charger R/T - Complete 6 SpeedList events in the DB5
  • Pontiac Firebird - Complete 6 SpeedList events in the Charger
  • Aston Martin DBS - Complete 6 SpeedList events in the Firebird
  • Shelby GT500 - Complete 6 SpeedList events in the DBS

Aston Martin DB5 is immediately available, and the other 4 cars are unlocked by completing 6 SpeedList events using the previously unlocked car. Winning is not required, and can be done in public or private games.

If you're doing it in a Friend game, a quick method is to create a custom Speedlist and selecting the "Arch Angels" challenge 5 times. It's a Park Up event, and it takes place the same place as the meetup. Because of this, you can sit in one spot the entire Speedlist and complete all 5 events without any effort. The event takes about 30 seconds each time.

 

 
 
DLC: Hero
Cost: TBD Achievements: 3 Points: 60
 
NFS Hero: Need to Win20
Finish first in every race in the NFS Heroes Pack (Single Player) 

There are 5 cars and 6 events for each car in the NFS Heroes Pack. You need to beat the gold medal score for all these events to unlock the achievement.

Note that the two events for each car from the Terminal Velocity pack do not need to be completed to unlock this achievement, regardless of whether or not you bought it. The Terminal Velocity events are the ones marked by a red wing icon and unlock the Jump Nitrous/Drift Tire mods.

The Jack Spots are unlocked as soon as you've purchased the pack, and are indicated by a red NFS logo. The cars in the pack are as follows:


  • Lamborghini Diablo SV
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R
  • Nissan 350Z
  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  • Most Wanted BMW M3 GTR

The first four cars will be available from the start, while the BMW M3 GTR is earned by winning the Most Wanted M3 GTR event.

NFS Hero: Six Underground20
Unlock all 6 'Under' License Plates (Multiplayer) (6) 

The requirements for each of the 'Under' license plates are as follows:


  • Under Control - Record a 383 yard drift in the 350Z inside the Foley Street Car Park spiral.
  • Under Pressure - Win a race or team race in the 350Z without being overtaken.
  • Under Attack - Complete a speed test in the 350Z without being eliminated.
  • Under My Thumb - Eliminate at least 2 opponents in a speed test in the R34 Skyline.
  • Under Your Skin - Takedown the same player 5 times in a row in the R34 Skyline.
  • Under The Influence - Drive on rims for a mile during speedlists in the R34 Skyline.

Most of these can be done fairly easily in public games. If you're having trouble, or want it done faster, these can also be done in Friend games. Post in the Achievement Trading Thread with your Gamertag and what you want to do.

The 350Z is available from the start, and the Skyline is unlocked after completing 6 SpeedList events. Foley Street Car Park is located here:

 

 

NFS Hero: Hero Worship20
Win an event while driving with the 'NFS Hero' License Plate (Multiplayer) (4) 

Unlocking the License Plate
The 'NFS Hero' license plate is earned by unlocking all the basic mods for each of the NFS Heroes vehicles, excluding the 3 new mods (Ram Chassis, Drift Tires, Jump Nitrous).

This can be a bit of a grind because it involves driving 200 miles in each car. All mods can be unlocked in a private multiplayer game by yourself, with the exception of Impact Protection, which requires 10 takedowns. 

An easy method for accumulating 200 miles is to drive off a cliff. In some areas, your car respawns facing the cliff and cause you to roll off the cliff repeatedly, allowing you to increase driving distance while you're away from the game. Rubber banding the controller isn't required, but can make it slightly faster. It takes about 4 hours to accumulate 200 miles this way.

 

Keep in mind that the game rarely auto-saves while playing a multiplayer game on your own. Be sure to quit to single player and wait to see the auto-save icon before you turn off your console so progress won't be lost.

Once you have the plate, equip it and come first place in a SpeedList event to unlock the achievement.

Unlocking the cars for Multiplayer
The Nissan 350Z is immediately available, and the other 4 cars are unlocked by completing 24 SpeedList events in Sports class cars. Every 6 events completed will unlock another car from the pack. Winning is not required, and can be done in public or private games.


  • Nissan 350Z
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R
  • Lamborghini Diablo SV
  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  • BMW M3 GTR

If you're doing it in a Friend game, a quick method is to create a custom Speedlist and selecting the "Arch Angels" challenge 5 times. It's a Park Up event, and it takes place the same place as the meetup. Because of this, you can sit in one spot the entire Speedlist and complete all 5 events without any effort. The event takes about 30 seconds each time.

 


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Criterion Games
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
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Release:

US October 30, 2012
Europe November 02, 2012

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