Estimated achievement difficulty:8/10
Offline: 40 (1000)
Online: 5 (165)
Approximate amount of time to 1000: Approx 30+ Hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 Career Years,
3 Season Challenge Years, 1 Coop Season (Possibly 2 if boosting)
Missable achievements: None
Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes, 1 Season Challenge must be played on
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None Reported
Extra equipment needed?: Second Controller for split screen races, you do not need the classic edition of the game for any achievements.
F1 2013 is the fourth game in the series since Codemasters have taken on the license and along with the obvious annual tweaks there is a new section of the game this year based on years gone by and it is Classic Mode. Aside from this the achievements are very similar to last year’s game.
This is slightly harder than last year’s game and Codemasters seem to have squeezed the target lap times down in Time Attack Mode.
The online part of the game only requires you to win 1 race, although you do have to compete in 50 races in total and there is as in previous years a co-op season to play online.
Young Drivers Test, 4 achievements – 70
When you first start the game you will be given the chance to play the Young driver test, you can also come back to the driver tests at any time during the game via the menu from the main screen.
Young driver tests are fairly simple little tasks to get you used to driving an F1 car.
If you played last year’s game you will have the chance to skip day 1, you do not want to do this as you need to complete day one testing for “Training Day”. Once you have completed all the tasks and got gold you will get “Schools Out”, “Golden Child” and “Going for Gold”.
Season Challenge Year 1, 8 achievements – 140
For your first season, start on easy difficulty and ease your way into the game. Choose a team to race for, it does not matter who just who you like and choose your first rival again choose anyone but ideally someone in a good team. You will need to finish ahead of you rival in the first 2 races (“Nemesis”) and then accept the contract offer, now when you select your next rival make sure you choose someone from the team that you just left and you will unlock “Back to the Beginning”. After this you can choose any rival just keep beating them for “Unrivalled”, you should win the championship in this first season “Winning” and along the way you should also unlock “Achiever” and “Podium Finish”. Also as the qualifying for this mode is one shot qualifying you should also get “The Heat is On” and “It Only Takes One Shot”.
Season Challenge Year 2, 2 Achievements – 50
You will need to start this season on hard difficulty meaning your choice of teams is limited at the start. You will be aiming for “Trading Places” and “Hardcore Champion”. You will again be looking to beat every rival by 2-0 and keep moving teams, you will need to drive for 5 different teams and win the championship again. This is not as difficult as it first appears and is easier if you get your tactics right during the whole season. You have to remember if you take on a rival and win he will miss 2 races when you are driving his car, so even if he has a slight lead in the championship you have 2 free races to make points back on him.
In my season I started with Caterham and choose Paul Diresta as my first rival, beat him and chose Felipe Massa as my second, beat him and chose Sebastian Vettel as my third, beat him and chose Lewis Hamilton as my fourth, I beat him and the achievement popped although there were still 2 races remaining no one could catch me.
Season Challenge year 3, 1 Achievement – 15
This is not really a play through and should take around half an hour, you are going for “Family Ties” you can either race and stay with the same team all season by beating rivals and rejecting contract offers, or if you are in a hurry just keep quitting out of qualifying and the race, you will lose every race but this does not matter.
Time Trial 3 Achievements – 75
Your only goal here is to set a clean lap on each of the 21 tracks, clean laps mean not cutting corners or going off the track too much. You have to set clean times at the 19 regular season tracks and then the 2 classic tracks, these 2 classic tracks must be done with the Ferrari 312 T2 for “These Cars are Laud!”. Once you have set clean laps at 5 tracks you will get “5 Star Rating” and finally once all are done “Tried and Tested”.
Time Attack 3 Achievements – 100
This is the hardest part of the game and will take you, time and patience to get “Gold Fever” and “Always Believe in Yourself” which are for getting the gold standard times on 7 different tracks. There are some videos below thanks to “o H i T M a N z” for those. You will get “Times are Good” just for registering a time on all the time attack tracks.
This is the main part of the game and also probably the most time consuming as you have a minimum race distance of 25% (13-18 laps) this year. If you completed everything with gold in Young drivers test then you can drive for Lotus in your first year which I advise doing as you team mate will score some points and help towards “Constructors World Champion”. For your first race set the qualifying to long weekend and the race distance to 100%, you are looking to set the fastest lap time in Practice, Qualifying 1, 2 and 3 and also the race for “Pole Position” and “Rule the Roost”, whilst completing the race at this distance will also unlock “Formula One Driver”. Once you have completed for first race you can lower the race distance back to 25% if you want and continue your career. When you find a track you are very quick at you can try for “Back to Front” and also along the way you should also get “You Hit Nothing”. Just after or around Monza if you have continued to win races you will get an offer to drive for another team, this will be an offer that wants you to go straight away and drive for them as this will unlock “The World is Your Oyster”. If you have continued to win you should get “Drivers World Champion” for winning the champion ship. Also towards the end of the season you will get further contract offers, you should accept a contract from Caterham or Marussia as the number 1 driver and get ready for next season which is a lot quicker.
Career Year 2 1 Achievement – 5
This season will be as quick as you can and should only need you to win 1 race, you want to qualify as well as you can and go for the win in the first race of the season, at least finish in the top three. This way you team mate will never catch you in the best of 5 team mate challenge. From race 2, you can just keep retiring at the start if you wish and then as the number 1 Driver you will make all the decisions on R & D Testing, you should get 2 emails about the direction to take and then an email around Singapore to end R & D or carry on, End it for “This Time Next Year”.
Scenario Mode 6 Achievements – 135
Scenario mode can be found in proving grounds and sends you through a series of challenges like, stop for tyres and the catch you team mate or manage tyres to the end of the race, you can attempt these at Bronze, Silver or Gold difficulty but for “Gold Digger” you will need to do them at gold difficulty. You will get “Medal of Honour” for the first medal you earn and you will also unlock “Rookies and Cream”, “Showdown”, “Driven”, “The Good Old Days” for completing each section of challenges.
Co-op Season 2 Achievements – 75
This can be boosted with a friend or you may find someone in the trading thread here. You will need to win the Drivers and Constructors Championship for “Co-op Drivers World Champion” and “There’s no I in Team” to unlock. If you are boosting this it can be achieved for both people in one season using the technique from last year.
Both players should trade wins back and forth to keep the points very close to each other. Now, on the last race, have the host quit out, and the other player will finish the race to get the achievement. Once this is done, invite the other player back in, and let the host finish the race in first, making sure to win by enough points to beat the other human player.
Online Mode 3 Achievements – 90
Online mode is very straight forward again this year and only requires you win 1 race for “A Break From Testing”, this has to be raced at Jerez and with a Classic car but can also be boosted with a friend.
The longest part of online is getting 50 completed races for “Online Obsession” and Online Addiction”, Co-op seasons count but split screen do not, although they show up in the multiplayer race counter.
Split Screen Mode 2 Achievements – 25
This is where you will need that extra controller and you will need to just complete 3 races in this mode for “Split Mode Squad”. In this mode you can also earn “Who Needs Assists?” and it is by far the easiest place to do it.
General Play 2 Achievements - 25
Depending on which in race view you use you may already have this, if not you will just need to complete 10 races using the cockpit view for "Eyes of The Beholder" and also within one race during career or a Grand Prix you will need to perform a mid session save for "My Saviour".
So there we have it, if you have followed my Road map and Guide to the letter you should have an extra 1000 on your card. This game is tough but with patience and learning of the tracks it is a rewarding completion.
You do not need the Classic edition of the game to achieve 1000 on this game.
I have seen a few people report glitched achievements but a lot of them seem to be forgetting about the Classic mode which needs completing also.
[x360a would like to thank JB x360a for this Roadmap]