Shift 2: Unleashed

Shift 2: Unleashed Achievement Guide

Guide By: XD41INUYASHA, Icondemned, LeMansFahrer, Sn1gaaaZ
There are 48 achievements with a total of 1115 points.

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-Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
-Aproximate time to 1000G: 30+ hours, depending on skill for master achievement.
-Playthroughs: 1
-Missable achievements: Yes, Proving grounds
-Does Difficulty affect achiements: Yes
-Glitchy Achievements: none so far
-Offline: 32 (930 )
-Online: 8 (70 ; In The Zone, I. Am. Iron Man., Intercept & Pursue, Recommended, Paparazzi, I'm Going To Hollywood!, King of the Hill, Notorious)


This game is much like the first. Aggravating at first, but once u get the hang of things then it will go much easier and much more enjoyable. Very good upgrading and custimization. Alright so they achievements look hard but in all reality they are easy if you follow my guide. Only reason i even put a 5 for difficulty is becuase of the 10 hours online achiev, king of the Hill, and the mastering all maps. Time consuming mostly. Alright this is my first guide. i never make one but i have good strategys to help you and saw no guide up. I no my grammar is bad but i type at a speed of 150 words a min, So i make errors quite often, sorry ahead of time. So i hope this helps.

1. Career

Okay when you start career remember to win the first tutorial when you are in the GTR, if you are about to lose then dashboard immediatly or you will miss your proving grounds achievements. Alright this game isnt easy, even on easy. If you get stuck, dont stress about it, just move on to another race. The rivals are very difficult, so i would insist doing every race you can besides the rival ones. Just focus on leveling up and earning cash. Then when you have completed everything and are filthy rich. Go back and buy all the fastest cars to help with the rivals. A thing to keep in mind if the AI are to fast. Use a CRAPPY vehicle, for example: nissan 240SX for the retro japan, with no upgrades. The slower vehicle you have, the slower vehicle they have, and also for some reason the AI are lots easier.

2. Online

Online should be after career, the achievement "King of The Hill" is hard! This one cannot be boosted. You have to win 6 matches in a row in "Driver Duel Champioship" gametype. The reason you should do career first is for the practice, and the fact not as many people will be on 2 weeks from now do to the games aggravation. All the other ones can be boosting either in ranked by finding eachothers sessions or in private.

3. Clean up

By now you should only be missing a few achievements like "A Drivers Battle" by using the helmet cam and the "License" achievements. Just Follow my steps below for each one, dont worry becuase none are missable. Over all a 1000G to be proud of.

Reached Driver Level 10    (1) 

See "Veteran"

Reached Driver Level 20    (2) 

Alright you should get this one by the time you finish career or half way if you got limited addition with the day one double XP. But if you want it fast do this:

Go to Career then on the 3rd tab select Drifting. Go to the Amatuer League showdown and repeat the first stage over and over. You can bank in 2 to 3k a race.

Road to Glory10
Beaten your first Rival   (3) 

Just beat your first rival, Its Vaughn Gittin Jr. its In the Drift option on the 3rd tab. All the way at the bottom an event called the final Slide will ask you to get 20 drift podium finishes before unlocking. There are 4 tracks you will have to do. The last one is annoying. You need to use a fast car like an exotic with works conversion becuase you need speed! On the last turn just drift as long as possible even if it means hitting a walls. that turn will give you alot of points. Try to get 1st on the first 3 tracks and you can afford 3rd place on the last one.

Proving Grounds10
Won JR's GTR Challenge    (6) 

Alright this achievement is missable. The very first race tutorial of the game where you are driving the GTR. You have to win this, so dashboard if you are about to lose.

Completed an event recommended by a friend   (28) 

This one can be totally looked over. At the end of a race instead of leaving. It will say to hit the Y button to reccomend. Reccomend to a Friend and have him do the same. The go to your Autolog and to recomendations and click on it and do it.

Cub Scout10
Won your first Event Set badge   (1) 

Self Explanatory. Just finish all the events in on Event set. Should be one of your first achieves.

The Driver's battle5
Completed an event purely from helmet cam    (9) 

Alright easy as pie. Quickest way. Go to Drift on 3rd tab. Go to Drifters smokem tour, and pick the map Miyatomi. Make sure your in Helmet cam. Theres Like two. make sure you can see the Helmets side. Then do the race and once u finish. Achievement unlocked. But if it doesnt then just replay. Sometimes if you start without already being in the correct cam in wont unlock.

Beaten all the Rivals   (1) 
  • Vaughn Gittin Jr - Drift Branch
  • Darren McNamara - Retro Branch
  • Chris Rado - Time Attack Branch
  • Vaughn Gittin Jr - Muscle Branch
  • Jamie Campbell Walter - Modern A Branch
  • Tommy Milner - Endurance Branch
  • Patrick Soderlund - FIA GT3 Branch
  • Mad Mike Whiddett - Works Branch
  • Jamie Campbell Walter - FIA GT1 Branch
Works Champion50
Beat Mad Mike Whiddett and won the Works Championship   

Level 14/15 tab, Works Branch

Going the extra mile25
Completed 250 Event Objectives   (3) 

Should already of figured out there are 2 to 3 extra objectives per race than you can complete. At the start of the race and at the race menu it will show you them. If you go to Autolog and to your profile. It will show you on your right how many event objectives completed that you have so far.

GT3 Champion50
Beat Patrick Soderlund and won the FIA GT3 European Championship   

Level 14/15 tab, FIA GT3 Branch

I. Am. Iron Man.10
Placed 1st in 5 consecutive Online events   (40) 

Alright get a friend and make a match and put the details on something no one plays. Then try to get your find to find your match. I also heard it can be done in private matches, which lends itself to achievement trading with friends.

GT1 Champion100
Beat Jamie Campbell-Walter and won the FIA GT1 World Championship   

GT1 tab, FIA GT1 Branch (must beat Patrick Soderlund and Mike Whiddett to unlock).

Reached Driver Level 5    

See "Veteran"

Day Walker50
Mastered every location in day or dusk    (14) 

See "Night Rider"

Night Rider100
Mastered every location at night    (3) 

Alright you need to master everycorner on ever map and master the road itself by staying on the green arrow for every section. the road will turn green on your minimap when complete and the corners will have a check mark. Go to autolog and profile tab. then go down to event badges earned. then press RB and select tracks mastered to show you all the ones you have and have not done.

Reached Driver Level 15    (1) 

See "Veteran"

Bounty Hunter20
Earned $10,000,000 total during your career   (4) 

Dont need to explain once again. But Go to your Autolog and profile tab and to your right it will show how much total money you have earned thus far. You can replay any race and get the 1st place cash. If you do races towards the end you will gets loads of money.

King of the Hill10
Won your first Driver Duel Championship crown   (10) 

There are seven stages to the driver duel championship. I have tryed dashboarding and such. But sadle this one is non-boostable and non-glitchey. You have to win 7 matches in a row, if you should lose then you will be knocked to the bottom once again.

Leno would be proud10
Have at least one car from each manufacturer in your garage   (7) 

They show all in car lot, but here is your list:

  • Acura
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Alpina
  • Ashton Martin
  • Ashton Martin Racing
  • Audi
  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • Bugatti
  • Caterham
  • Chevy
  • Dodge II
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • Gumpert
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Koenigsegg
  • Lamborghini
  • Lancia
  • Lexus
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Mazda
  • Mclaren
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Mercedes Benz Mclaren
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Pagani
  • Porsche
  • Radical
  • Renault
  • Scion
  • Seat
  • Shelby
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
Badge Hunter10
Earned 50 Badges    (1) 

See "Badge Collector"

Badge Collector50
Earned 100 Badges    

See "Badge Collector"

Badge Earner5
Earned 10 Badges    (2) 

You need to earn 100 badges. If you go to your Autolog, Profile tab, Down to the badge option and click A. then press RB to shuffle through the 3 Areas of badges and it will show all that you have and dont have. You earn badges by Beating Rivals, Mastering Tracks, and completing all events from a given event set list.

Upgraded 3 vehicles to Works spec   (2) 

Okay you need to upgrade your vehicle with performance parts until the bar gets to works spec. which is around 80%. But you mine as well just upgrade it all the way then go to the very end and select work spec. it costs alot of money. but is well worth it. do this with 3 vehicles and this unlock is yours.

Grass Roots10
Completed JR's Grass Roots event   (1) 

Once you hit level 4 and/or 5 you will unlock the Drifting event setlist. Just go to it and you will immediatly come into a tutorial. Finish it and the achievement will unlock.

In The Zone10
Won an Online event from helmet cam   (8) 

This one is exactly the same as the drivers battle achievement up top. Just do it with a friend and make sure you see the helmets inside do to the fact there are two first person views and its easy to make the mistake.

Played Online for over 10 hours total   (11) 

You can view how many hours you have on your profile tab in the autolog to keep track. Also you can go into private with a friend and just dont drive. Leave your car sitting and rack up time.

Intercept & Pursue10
Completed an Online Catchup Pack and Online Catchup Duel event   (9) 

Alright for these two you can either do legit or boost. You do not need to win these. Just play one of each. Either path you choice you need at least 3 for catchup pack and only 2 for Duel.

I'm Going To Hollywood!10
Got through the Qualifying round in the Driver Duel Championship   (1) 

Alright this one is an online one, though they dont clarify. Go to Xbox Live in the main menu and select Driver Duel Champioship. There are seven stages, you just have to defeat one opponent. Its possible to boost if your lucky enough to get a friend in, do to the fact it completely random.

Shared a photo or replay with others   (6) 

Select a vehicle and go to garage on the main menu. Then go to take a photo, take your picture and save it. Then go to autolog, gallery tab, and press Y to share. achievement will unlock immediatly.

Race License50
Won 75 Career events on Hard difficulty    (15) 

Alright this one is simple. This one can be done on the same event 75 times.

Just go to options on the main menu and gameplay. Then select hard and remember to save! Do not just back out or it will not stay on hard. What i did was go to drifting and select Drifters Smokem Tour, then select the miyatomi track, and did it 75 times. U have to make 1st place for it to count. Even an amatuer drifter can make 1st on this every time with some practice first. Get a pen and paper and keep tally, do to the fact there is no way to keep track of how many you have. If you absolutey suck at drifting, just pick any level you can do, and do it over and over again.

Beaten the 1st Target Time in a Hot Lap event   (1) 

Once you hit level 2 or 3, go to the tab with the woman and choose the hot lap event set. Choice any event and you will have 3 times sets. a easy, medium, and hard (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place). Beat the time for the hard one that says 1st next to it.

Competition License10
Won 50 Career events on Medium difficulty or higher    (2) 

See "Race License"

Placed 1st in an event using Elite handling model    (5) 

Go to options and gameplay, select elite handling and SAVE! Then go to any easy race you know and make first place.

Go to quick race and set the event to this (make sure your handling mode is under 'elite').

Event Type: Race
Location: TOYOTA SPEEDWAY at Irwindale Oval
Number of Laps: 1
Number of opponents: 1
Opponent Vehicle Choice: Identical

Beat the other racer and the Achievement should pop.

Sports License10
Won 25 Career events on Easy difficulty or higher   (1) 

See "Race License"

Tic Tac Toe10
Own a Modern, Retro, and Muscle car   (9) 

When you go into car lot to buy a car it will say the type right next to the class ranking. If your going cheap then buy these three cars.

Retro: Volkswagen Golf Mk1 GT1 for 4,500
Modern: Scion tC for 11,500
Muscle: Dodge Charger R/T for 39,000

Dialled In10
Used On-Track Tuning to save a Tuning Setup for a car   (7) 

Go to garage at the main menu, select a car then go to tuning option. Select create, Press X for quick tune, tamper with it then go to test. Pick any map then drive 4 feet and press pause, select tuning and change something. then save your edit and resume your game. Achievement should pop.

Competed at every location in the game    

Here is the list. You do not need to complete every track in the location. Just one in each. You can also see the list in quickplay.

  • Alpental
  • Ambush Canyon
  • Autopolis
  • BrandsHatch
  • Brno Circuit
  • Circuit Dijon Prenois
  • Circuit Zolder
  • Circuit De Catalunya
  • Circuit De spa Francorchamps
  • Dakota
  • Donington Park
  • Dubai Autodrome
  • Ebisu Circuit
  • Enna Pergusa
  • Glendale
  • Hazyview
  • Hockenheimring
  • London
  • Mazda Raceway
  • Miami
  • Miyatomi
  • Monza
  • Motorsport Arena
  • Mount Panorama
  • Nordschleife
  • Nurburgring
  • Riviera
  • Road America
  • Rustle Creak
  • Shanghai
  • Silverstone
  • Suzuka Circuit
  • Toyota Speedway
  • Tokyo
  • Willow Springs IMP
The World is my Oyster10
Unlocked the FIA GT1 Branch   (3) 

You need to beat Patrick Soderlund in the GT3 Branch and Mad Mike Whiddett in the Works Branch.

Nailed It10
Track Mastered your first location    (4) 

Same as Day walker and Night Rider except you just have to do one track. Just master every corner and every section by stay on the green line. you will know if something is master by a checkmark on every corner and green road sections on your minimap.

DLC: Legends Pack
Price: $9.99 USD Achievements: 2 Points: 35
Mattley Crue25
Beat Matt Powers and win the Legends Championship   (1) 

You will need to playthrough the Legends Branch and win at-least 12 podiums to qualify to enter the Legends Championship to face your new rival, Matt Powers. When you are eligible to enter the championship series, you will need to complete six race stages consisting of the following tracks:

  • Rouen Short [1952]
  • Enna Pergusa
  • Hockenheimring [1982]
  • Circuit Zolder
  • Monza GP [1958]
  • Rouen GP [1966]

At the end of the event, you will need to finish on-top of the podium in first-place and defeat your rival, Matt Powers in the standings to win the championship and subsequently unlock this achievement.

Rock Hard10
Win an Online event in a car from the Legends Pack   (4) 

For this, you will need access to the online mode in Shift 2, and you must win any online event, ranked or unranked, on top of the podium in first-place using any one of following cars from the Legends Pack:

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA (1965)
  • Austin Mini Cooper S (1965)
  • BMW 3.0 CSL Gr.5 (1975)
  • Ford Capri RS3100 Gr.4 (1974)
  • Ford Escort Mk1 RS1 600 (1971)
  • Ford GT40 Mk1 (1965)
  • Lotus Cortina Mk1 (1963)
  • Jaguar E-Type Lightweight (1963)
  • Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (S30) (1971)
  • Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (C10) (1972)
  • Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 (1974)
  • Porsche 914/6 GT (1970)
  • Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (1965)

You can also lock the lobby to limit DLC packs other drivers use, and this can be boosted in private, unranked matches.

DLC: Speed Hunters
Price: $9.99 USD Achievements: 6 Points: 80
250 Club10
Reach over 250mph in a Standing Mile event   

An easy method for this is to use the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Speedhunters Edition or Chris Rado's Scion tC as soon as you start the Standing Mile series. For drag racing, if you are using the standard control setup you will need to get a prompt start at the green light by revving up in neutral using the  button. Then when the green light hits you will need to hit up on  to up-shift appropriately, keep up-shifting when in the green zone, and you should top 250mph.

8 Second Club10
Run a Quarter Mile in less than 9 seconds   (2) 

You will want to use the best A-class car you can for this. For an easier time use the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Speedhunters Edition in your drag quarter mile races. For drag racing, if you are using the standard control setup you will need to get a prompt start at the green light by revving up in neutral using the  button. Then when the green light hits you will need to hit up on  to up-shift appropriately, keep your steering straight, upshift when in the green zone to get to the quarter mile finish as soon as possible.

Ready To Rock10
Win an Online event in a Speedhunters Edition car   (2) 

You will need access to the online mode, and win any online event on top of the podium, in first-place. It can be ranked or unranked matches, and you have to win using at-least one of the following cars included with the Speedhunters Edition. For an easier time, you can boost with a partner who has the Speedhunters Edition.

  • Dodge Challenger R/T Speedhunters
  • Lexus LFA Speedhunters
  • Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) Speedhunters
  • McLaren MP4-12C Speedhunters
  • Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution 2 Speedhunters
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Speedhunters
  • Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION IX MR-edition Speedhunters
  • Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (S30) Speedhunters
  • Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (C10) Speedhunters
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Speedhunters
  • Pagani Huayra Speedhunters
  • Toyota Supra Speedhunters
  • Dodge Viper GTS by Twins Turbo (Rival Reward car)
  • WORLD Racing Pro-FWD Reaper Scion tC (Rival Reward car)
Grim Reaper20
Beat Chris Rado and win the 1320 Outlaws Championship   (12) 

Once you are eligible for the 1320 Outlaws Championship after compiling at least four podium finishes in the drag event series, you will need complete three stages and defeat Chris in the final-standings on top of the podium. For an easier time, consider using the The Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Speedhunters Edition in this event.

Monster Dog20
Beat Koz and win the Standing Mile World Championship   

You will need a set of podium finishes to qualify for the Mile World Championship. Where you will face Koz in several events, and have to finish on-top of the podium to defeat him to unlock this trophy. The same methods that you use to win previous Standing Mile races applies here. You have three rounds to clock the fastest drag time. If you have gotten this far to the championship, the strategy is still the same. Use the fastest A-class performance car to beat your Rival, Koz to the top of the podium in the events.

Complete a Career event in each of the Speedhunters Edition Cars   (5) 

The following cars below are required for this trophy, and it is only obtainable once you complete the Speedhunters Drag Branch and won both championship events. Which will place the final two rivals reward cars in your garage. You don't have to "buy" any of these cars at $0 in the car lot like with bonus content. As they will be ready in your garage for you to drive immediately! Simply pick any event(s) in your Shift 2 career and check off each car you complete that event with. This achievement will unlock upon concluding your final event with the last car on your list.

  • Dodge Challenger R/T Speedhunters
  • Lexus LFA Speedhunters
  • Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) Speedhunters
  • McLaren MP4-12C Speedhunters
  • Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution 2 Speedhunters
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Speedhunters
  • Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION IX MR-edition Speedhunters
  • Nissan Fairlady 240ZG (S30) Speedhunters
  • Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (C10) Speedhunters
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) Speedhunters
  • Pagani Huayra Speedhunters
  • Toyota Supra Speedhunters
  • Dodge Viper GTS by Twins Turbo (Rival Reward car)
  • WORLD Racing Pro-FWD Reaper Scion tC (Rival Reward car)

Game Info
Electronic Arts


US March 29, 2011
Europe March 31, 2011

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