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Need for Speed: The Run

Need for Speed: The Run Achievement Guide

Guide By: kornfan2007, Xenolith666
There are 42 achievements with a total of 1200 points.


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Overview
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
-Offline: 34 (945)
-Online: 8 (255) - 9 achievements require an online pass
-Approximate amount of time to 1250: 50+
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 (Possible to do 1, see below)
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes (Extreme Difficulty)
-Glitchy achievements: None!
-Unobtainable achievements: None!
-Extra equipment needed? : Online Pass or Online Trial

Note: You need an online pass to post photos on autolog, if you don’t it won’t upload and you can’t get Show Off

Introduction:
Need for Speed: The Run, the next installment in the Need for Speed series. This game has its ups and downs but overall is a fairly enjoyable experience with the race from San Francisco to New York. It will take sometime but it is a rewarding completion. Now without further ado let’s get on with this roadmap.

Breakdown:
You will get a fair few of the achievements from completing the single player campaign on a easier difficulty. Your second playthrough of the campaign will be on extreme difficulty. There are some miscellaneous achievements for taking photos and reading news articles. Some of the achievements are for beating your friends' times on a ‘stage’ of the run and for beating a recommendation on the speedwall. The online achievements are just for doing solo and group objectives as well as receiving the bonus wheel. You will have to complete the challenge series and get gold or better on each, there are 51 and some are fairly difficult. Finally there are achievements for ranking up and you will spend a lot of time reaching rank 30.

Single Player:
The first thing you should do is play the single player campaign; you will get experience for completing races. The campaign is fairly short beyond the cut scenes and resets and should be about 2.30 hours of in game racing time. I recommend doing your first play through on easy as ‘Extreme’ difficulty does not unlock until you beat the game once. Just play through the campaign and you will unlock all story related achievements.

After completing your single player play through it is time for extreme difficulty, the only difference between Easy and Extreme is the amount of resets you get from 10 to only receving 1 per race. This can be challenging at some points but it’s not too bad - just take your time and by being persistent you will eventually unlock it.

For those that don’t want to play the campaign again on Extreme, there is a way to glitch it by playing the last stage (10) on a easy difficulty then when you get to the final race go the start menu and change the difficulty to extreme and just win the race and “Win at Winning” will pop. Here is a thread on how to do it.

Online/Autolog:
There are 2 friend related achievements for the speedwall being:

  • King for a Day
  • What else you got?


King for the Day simply requires posting the fastest time on a stage of the run onto the speedwall. This would be easier the less friends you have that play the game and how good they are. It is possible to use a second profile to do this. The other is just beating a friend's recommendation on the speedwall for a challenge.

The online achievements are fairly simple. Just play the online and complete solo objectives, they are pretty easy and will come through by just playing online. The other achievements will require you to make a ‘group’ in multiplayer, so invite your friends and complete these objectives. You only have to do 5 and you can invite between one and three friends. The more friends the easier it will be but it is not essential. Finally the bonus wheel achievement, this is all about chance and winning the race. The wheel will spin and may land on the 75g achievement for either coming first or possibly being in the top 3. If you aren’t the best racer, you can find some people in the Achievement Trading Thread here.

Miscellaneous Achievements:
These are really simple and require no effort:

  • Show Off (Requires Online Pass)
  • Current Events

Just take a photo of a car and go to the autolog menu by pressing and scroll right 4 times. It's that easy,

Challenge Series:
Oh boy, this will test your skill and patience. There are 51 events and you must hit gold on each. Some are fairly simple and some will drive you mad but the beauty of this is, if you keep trying you will eventually get it. Just pick the best car, fastest speed with the better handling. If you are not sure which car to pick check out the Achievement Guide below. Resets are your friend here, use them wisely and it helps to have friend that have completed these as there is a little feature that compares you on the track to one of your friends on the speed wall and you can see if you are doing well or not at all.

Ranking Up:
After you finish every other achievement you will, mostly just have ranking up left to do in this game. You rank up in intervals of 5 from 1-30. You will probably have to grind a few races with big payouts. By the time you have every other achievement you should be around level 20. Getting to 30 is a pretty massive grind and it takes a lot of time. You can either play multiplayer (which will make it more fun but you won't receive as much experience) or you repeat Race 1 of Stage 8 in the run or by completing challenge 3 in the East Coast challenges ("Drive Hard").

Italian Pack Challenges (DLC):
In the Italian Pack, there are 2 playlists with 5 races each. They are all pretty challenging for us non-elite drivers. Obviously, use a car that you are comfortable with. There are no new maps, so if you've played a majority of the challenges from the main game, you should be familiar with these. Refer to the guide below for help on selecting a vehicle if you're having problems.

Italian Pack Online (DLC):
There is a separate playlist for playing the Italian cars. There are 20 new solo objectives to complete, and most require you to either come in first place with a specific car or first place in a session, hence the high difficulty rating. The only problem is that not all cars are available immediately. What I mean is, if you play a Tier 4 race, you won't get all the cars you need to beat the solo objectives. But generally Tiers 4 through 6 is what you want. Also, there are only three solo challenges unlocked at any given time, so you must complete those to unlock the others one at a time. You will also unlock more Italian cars as you complete every fifth objective.

Conclusion:
The Run is a fun game. The achievements are fairly straight forward and do require some skill to complete. Use your resets wisely and take it easy with extreme difficulty. Getting to level 30 takes a lot of time, so be ready to race consistently.

 

[x360a would like to thank Teh Phantomz, kornfan2007, and Xenolith666 for this roadmap]



Welcome to The Run25
Complete Stage 1 (2) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter. Select The Run from the main menu and then start new to begin this.

Walk in the Park25
Complete Stage 2 (3) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

Vegas Baby!25
Complete Stage 3 (1) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

Cop Out25
Complete Stage 4 (1) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

Mr. Plow25
Complete Stage 5 (8) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

Thunder Road25
Complete Stage 6 (4) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

The Windy City50
Complete Stage 7 (2) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

Got to the Chopper50
Complete Stage 8 (4) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

Hot Pursuit50
Complete Stage 9 (1) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

I Heart NY50
Complete Stage 10 (2) 

This is story related and can not be missed. Difficulty does not matter.

Coast to Coast50
Complete The Run on any difficulty (2) 

This is story related and can not be missed. You will unlock this at the same time as I Heart NY when you complete stage 10.

Win at Winning30
Play through The Run on Extreme Difficulty (41) 

Extreme is not available from the beginning. You must complete the game on any difficulty setting to unlock it. You can then either replay the whole story on extreme or go to Stage Select within the The Run menu and select Stage 10. Play through this on whatever difficulty until you get to the last race. Now pause the game and select gameplay settings and change the difficulty to Extreme. This will restart the race. Complete the race and this unlocks.

What else you got?15
Beat a Friend Recommends (11) 

Go to Challenge series and select any race you have unlocked that a friend has put a time on. Beat their time and this will unlock. If you do not have any friends playing this then either find one in the achievement trading thread or use a second profile on your own console and add it as a friend. Set a time with that profile and then beat the time.

Show Off15
Post a photo using Photo Mode (9) 

This requires the Online Pass. Go to View Cars in the menu and select any car. Now press and then take a photo with the button. Once it is uploaded this will unlock.

Current Events10
Read a News Article (2) 

On the menu press and then press 4 times and this should unlock.

All for one15
Complete a Group Objective (29) 

Refer to One for All.

Gold Rush20
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Coastal Rush” Challenge Series (13) 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • What a Rush: VW Scirocco R
  • Urban Muscle: Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • The Pretenders: VW Scirocco R
  • Time Hunter: Camaro SS Hunter
  • Midnight Rush: Aston Martin One-77

 

National Gold20
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “National Park” Challenge Series 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • Mountain Men: BMW 1 Series Coupe
  • Offroad Mayhem: Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • Ford Challenge: Ford Focus RS
  • Tioga Run: Dodge Challenger SRT 8
  • King of the Road: McLaren MP4-12C

 

Nevada Gold20
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Nevada Dreams” Challenge Series 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • Dry Heat: BMW 1 Series Coupe
  • Outrun: BMW 1 Series Coupe
  • Vegas Velocity: Dodge Challenger SRT 8
  • Sin City Street Race: BMW 1 Series Coupe
  • Lotus Battle: Lotus Evora

 

Valley Gold25
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Desert Valley” Challenge Series 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • Feel the Heat: Audi RS 4
  • Hell on Wheels: Lotus Exige Cup 260
  • The Edge: Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  • Rally Challenge: Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • Dust in my Eye: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

 

Winter Gold25
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Winter Blast” Challenge Series 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • Snow Battle: Audi RS 4
  • Ascension: Lotus Exige Cup 260
  • Double Black Diamond: Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  • Black Mountain: Lotus Exige Cup 260
  • Just Drive: Pagani Huayra

 

Interstate Gold25
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "Plains Interstate" Challenge Series 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • Dirty Drifter: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Road Runner: Mitsubishi Motors Lancer Evolution X
  • The Gap: Audi R8 V10
  • NFS Edition Showdown: Mitsubishi Motors Lancer Evolution X
  • Locals Only: Porsche 918 RSR

 

City Gold25
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "Windy City" Challenge Series 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • Hard Action: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Oncoming: Mitsubishi Motors Lancer Evolution X
  • Lower the Wacker: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0
  • GT-RSpecV Showdown: Nissan GT R SpecV
  • Street Legal: VW Scirocco R

 

Industrial Gold25
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "Industrial Run" Challenge Series (1) 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • Lakeshore Battle: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Interstate Loop: Renault Sport Megane R.S.
  • Industrial Run: Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Tunnels and Trains: Audi RS 4
  • Industrial Strength: Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4

 

Rural Gold25
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "Rural Track Attack" Challenge Series (1) 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • Hazard County: Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • Traffic Jam: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0
  • Porsche Attack: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0 or 918 RSR (Teh Phantomz recommended)
  • Lost Serpent Pass: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0 or Sesto Elemento (Teh Phantomz recommended)
  • Panic Attack: Pagani Zonda Cinque

 

East Coast Gold25
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the "East Coast Express" Challenge Series (18) 

This requires skill. Aside from that, using these vehicles will give you the best chance of winning gold (or better):

  • The Jersey Double Back: Porsche 911 GT3RS 4.0 or Sesto Elemento
  • The Situation: Lamborghini Murcielago or Sesto Elemento
  • Drive Hard: Corvette Z06 or Audi R8 V10
  • Drive Hard with a Vengeance: McLaren F1 or Sesto Elemento
  • Live Free or Drive Hard: Porsche 918 RSR or Sesto Elemento
  • The Final Event: McLaren F1

 

New Car Smell15
Reach Driver Level 5 

Refer to Legendary.

Street Racer15
Reach Driver Level 10 

Refer to Legendary.

Professional15
Reach Driver Level 15 

Refer to Legendary.

Champion15
Reach Driver Level 20 

Refer to Legendary.

Veteran25
Reach Driver Level 25 

Refer to Legendary.

Legendary30
Reach Driver Level 30 (7) 

By playing through story challenges and multiplayer achievements you should be around level 20. After that comes the grind. You could just play online if you enjoy it enough or find a challenge to grind through. If you choose to play online then try to find someone to group with as you will get more XP for doing Group Objectives.

Refer to these videos for ways to earn experience quickly:


Choices...15
Complete 15 online objectives and unlock all Playlists (8) 

When you go into Xbox Live mode you can select a few playlists. Within each of these is a list of objectives. You get a small selection at one time to aim for. When you complete one of them it will usually unlock a new one to aim for. Complete 15 of these over a mix of any playlists you wish and you will get this achievement. The last playlist unlocks when you complete your 15th objective.

One for all50
Complete 5 Group Objectives (93) 

Within the Xbox Live menu you can press to Create a Playgroup. With this you need to invite a friend. You can create a group of up to 4 (including you). You will then get a group objective to aim for. Complete 5 of these to get the achievement.

Bonus Wheel75
Win this Bonus Wheel reward in Multiplayer (30) 

When you complete a playlist of races on any online playlist mode you will get to pick the next location of races. Once the votes are done the bonus wheel will spin. At random it may land on "75 G achievement for first place session". If you get this then you have to finish first in the session. That means be the highest point scorer by the end of the session, not just in 1 race.

If you tie for first place then all players that are in the tie will unlock it. I unlocked this with 2 other racers. All of us had 50 points to tie first

King for a Day25
Become a Stage Leader in The Run (fastest time posted) (24) 

Whilst playing through The Run you will see a list of your friends scores. You have to beat the overall time that your top friend has set within any 1 stage to get this. If you do not have any friends playing this then either find one in the achievement trading thread or use a second profile (with gold account) on your own console and friend it. Set a time on any stage with that profile and then beat the time with your main profile. If this doesn't unlock afterwards, go into Stage Select under The Run menu to get it to unlock

 
 
DLC: Italian Pack
Cost: $6.99 USD Achievements: 6 Points: 200
 
Roman Gold50
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Italian Challenges” Challenge Series 

There are 5 challenges in this playlist. All times listed below are for Gold medals:

  1. The Running of the Bull (2:25) Diablo SV (only car available) You must run from the cops, make use of the shortcuts (there's only 2) and corner efficiently in this Time Challenge.
  2. World Rally Reunion (2:38) Lancia "MUD" (only car available) Lots of offroad in this Sprint Race, so make sure you stay on it.
  3. Autosprada Attack (2:30) Maserati GTMC (only car available) Beat the Clock style race, avoid traffic and corner efficiently.
  4. Family Business (2:05) Zonda R (only car available) you must beat 2 rivals (also in Pagani's) down the mountain.
  5. Neptune's Wrath (2:30) Maserati MC12 (only car available) you must beat a rival.

 

Global Gold50
Earn a gold medal or better for each event in the “Italy vs. The World” Challenge Series (1) 

There are 5 challenges in this playlist. All times listed below are for Gold medals.

  1. Land of the Raging Bull (3:15) You have a choice of cars, I personally used the Lamborghini Superleggera; due to ease of handling in this Spring Race.
  2. Shore Runners (2:35) Again you have a choice of cars, I used the Lamborghini Superleggera in this Spring Race.
  3. Autobahn Attack (2:10) I personally used the Lambo Elemento, avoid contact with walls, traffic and the cops at all costs.
  4. Bangers and Smash (2:15) You have a choice of many cars, this is a Battle Mode Race. I used the Lancia "MUD".
  5. Veni, Vidi, Vici (3:20) Again, you have many cars to choose from, this is a Sprint Race on a snowy track. I used the Zonda Cinque "SHADOW" as it's very easy to drive.

 

Italian Guide25
Complete 5 solo objectives in the "Italian Motor Racing" Playlist (16) 

Refer to Italian Hunter.

Italian Scout25
Complete 10 solo objectives in the "Italian Motor Racing" Playlist (2) 

Refer to Italian Hunter.

Italian Tracker25
Complete 15 solo objectives in the "Italian Motor Racing" Playlist (3) 

Refer to Italian Hunter.

Italian Hunter25
Complete 20 solo objectives in the "Italian Motor Racing" Playlist (13) 

This is a complete list of the solo objectives. You'll need to complete all 20 to unlock all of the associated achievements.

  1. Place first in any race with the Lamborghini Superleggera Tier 4: This can be tricky as depending on the Tier race you are doing, there are 2 Superleggeras. There is a flat black version, and then there's a lime green version. You want the Lime Green Superleggera. Get a win with it.
  2. Place first in any race with the Alfa Romeo 8C Tier 4: Depending on what Tier race you have, it's the first car on the left.
  3. Place first in any race with the Lamborghini Diablo Tier 4: The default Diablo is yellow. Pick that car and get a win!
  4. Place first in any race with the Pagani Zonda R Tier 6: This is generally a Tier 6 race, it will say specifically "Zonda R" in the description of the car, farthest to the right.
  5. Place first in any race with the Maserati MC12 Tier 6: This is the Mas that looks much more like a street racer. It will say specifically MC12 on it.
  6. Place first in any race with the Lancia Tier 4: The Lancia you actually need is the NFS edition Lancia HF (color blue) which is unlocked once you complete 5 of the Italian solo objectives (listed above).
  7. Accumulate six seconds of draft with the Maserati MC12 Tier 6: Just stay behind another player's car and draft it.
  8. Pass fiveracers with the Pagani Zonda R Tier 6: easy enough, just pass some players in any playlist with this car.
  9. Place firest in any session with the NFS Lamborghini Diablo SV Tier 6: You must place first in an entire session with this car.
  10. Place first in any session with the NFS Maserati MC Stradale Tier 6: You must place first in an entire session with this car.
  11. Place first in any session with the NFS Alfa Romeo 8C Tier 6: You must place first in an entire session with this car. This car unlocks once you complete ten solo objectives.
  12. Complete a race without taking damage to the NFS Alpha Romeo 8C Tier 6: You don't have to win it, just finish, avoid cars and sharp corners at all costs.
  13. Complete ten clean pass with the NFS Maserati MC Stradale Tier 6: Accumulate ten clean passes in a session.
  14. 20 near misses with the NFS Lamborghini Diablo SV Tier 6: Accumulate near misses over multiple races/sessions. Just pass traffic by very close.
  15. Place first in any session with "MUD" Tier 5: You must place first in an entire session with this car.
  16. Complete 15 passes using nitrous with "SUNSPOT" Tier 5: Just boost past those racers!
  17. Reach top speed for 15 seconds using "SUNSPOT" Tier 5: Put the pedal down and reach max speed for as long as possible - this accumulates over time.
  18. Make five jumps with "MUD" Tier 5: just get some air five times!
  19. Complete 20 dirty passes with "CRIMINAL" Tier 5: Hit your opponent as you pass them Do this 20 times.
  20. Place first in any race using "CRIMINAL" Tier 5: just win any race.

 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Black Box
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Genre:

Release:

US November 15, 2011
Europe November 18, 2011

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