Factory Legend Achievement

  • Factory Legend

     

    25

    Reach Affinity level 25 with any 8 car manufacturers.

    If you are following the road map, this should be the last achievement you unlock.

    As you complete races you will earn XP based on the length of the race that is used to level up both your driver level and your affinity level for the car manufacturer. This XP is not affected by assists or Drivatar difficulty (those both affect how much money you make, not XP). The formula for leveling up is (Level * 20,000) - 15,000 = XP needed for Level. Using this formula you can see that level one is (1 * 20,000) - 15,000 = 5,000. Level 25 is (25 * 20,000) - 15,000 = 485,000. When purchasing cars for the various Championship Series, try to focus on as few manufacturers as possible. Ford and Ferrari are common in many of the series, followed by Audi and Chevrolet. It is possible to get one or possibly even two manufacturers to level 25 in the natural progression of the various Championship Series. However, it is also possible to complete all of the Championship Series and hit level 150 driver level without a single manufacturer hitting level 25 affinity.

    While you can always race online or in bonus races as well, to get the most impact out of your time you have two choices to efficiently raise the affinity level.

    Active driving method:
    From the main Forza screen, choose Multiplayer, press to create a private match and to confirm. Once the vehicle selection screen opens, choose a car from the manufacturer you are going to focus on. If you have multiple cars from the manufacturer, choose the fastest one. At this point you will be in the lobby, so press to change the options to match these choices:
    Game Type: Circuit Race
    Environment: Indianapolis
    Track: Indianapolis Oval
    Max Players: 2
    Max Drivatars: 1
    Drivatar Difficulty: Set this at the level you normally race at, or at a level where the AI doesn't fall too far behind. You need to come in first place, but not by multiple laps. If you set it too far down such that you are lapping the AI multiple times, the developer has controls in place that can give you no credit for the game and it will waste your time.
    Laps: 50 (depending on the top speed of your vehicle, 50 laps should take 40-80 minutes, so if you have less time, choose fewer laps)
    Damage: Cosmetic
    Collision Mode: Always Off
    Car Class: Any, or set to match what you are driving
    XP rewarded: 51,000

    AFK method:
    From the main Forza screen, choose Multiplayer, press to create a private match and to confirm. Once the vehicle selection screen opens, choose a car that is rated B or below. At this point you will be in the lobby, so press to change the options to match these choices:
    Game Type: Drag
    Track: 2-player 1-mile drag
    Max Players: 2
    Max Drivatars: 1
    Drivatar Difficulty: New Racer
    Heats: 10
    Car Class: Any

    When you go back to the lobby, all the Drivatars will have a class of car that matches yours. Press to go back into the settings and change your car to the highest rated vehicle you have from the manufacturer you are going to focus on. You will end up back in the lobby with your fast car racing against the lower rated vehicles the Drivatar is using, making the drag race basically an automatic win. Now have the right trigger of your controller compressed (use a rubber band or even the cord to your headset) and the car will automatically accelerate down the track, winning every time. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the 10 heats, at which point you will be back in the lobby. You can speed this up by pressing between heats, but if you are going to be around for that you are likely better off using the active method detailed above. Press to restart the process.
    XP rewarded: 10,000

    This achievement will unlock when you get your eighth manufacturer up to a level 25 affinity. Note that you can boost this using the AFK method at the same time you are getting multiplayer medals if you have one other human racer in the room with you, just switch it to an 8-car 1-mile drag with 6 Drivatars.

    To view your affinity levels you can go into the Forza Profile from the main menu and choose Affinity in the menu at the top. This will show you every manufacturer you have driven a vehicle from, your current affinity for each one displayed to the right, and a progress bar showing how long until the next affinity level. If you scroll down through the list, more detail is provided in a stats box to the far right.

Comments
  • To put this in perspective, on Forza 4 it took me around 10 hours of racing to reach affinity level 25 with a manufacturer. So I'd assume it's 80 hours to do it for 8 manufacturers in this game. Good luck with all those going for 1000G. I certainly am.
  • "Factory Legend" plus "Golden Standard" = Turn 10's new "Bucket List" is my thought. Should be fun though. Could be harder though with half the cars in the game. I usually liked to do an achievement like this with manufacturers that had a lot of cars in different classes for variety and to work on the events races.
  • I am lvl 3 with Honda lvl 2 with Toyota an now lvl 1 with VW I still yet to receive my achievement for affinity lvl 1 with a car manufacture what the heck !? And you can't delete save data thanks to this new cloud thing. Fu*k this is annoying !
  • @3 are you unlocking them while playing offline? If you're playing and your console is offline, you won't receive any achievements at all. If you're connected to Xbox Live at the time of getting the achievement, it will unlock there and then.
  • Alot of grinding
  • have at it boys! this is gonna be fun!
  • I have found using the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (The Brickyard Speedway) with a friend helps with this achievement.
  • ive been using Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Yentzer mentioned in #7. Mainly to raise credits for the last 4 cars i need to complete career with them all being over 1million credits. done as follows Circuit: Brickyard speedway Max AI: 15 Drivatar level - unbeatable (they still go slower on corners than you should need to) collisions - always off class - (whatever im driving) assists set to what brings in most money. 5 laps = 5100xp 50 laps = 51000xp with the indy car laps take approximately 40-45 seconds, with an A class Diablo laps take me 55-60seconds so just put however many laps in you feel you want to do So the easy ones are: Chevrolet/Honda - indy car (X class) Lotus - F1 (X class) McLaren/Ferrari 1970's F1 (R class) Prototype & GT2 cars - there are a few man
  • continuing from #8 Prototype & GT2 cars - there are a few manufacturers to choose from, just try pick from manufacturers not used for indy, modern or 1970's F1 doing my method by the time you have raised one manufacturer to level 25 you should have pulled in enough credits hopefully to buy another car with the exception of the F1 car given it is more costly than any of the others.. may be a money hint but it ultimately helps get 8 manufacturers to leve25 :)
  • I found playing through the other achievements - career, Long Beach, Nurburgring and boosting multiplayer medals in 1/4 mile drag, I had 4 manufacturers at level 25, a 22, 19, 12 and 11. So overall, with a bit of forward planning, it shouldn't need too much extra grinding at the end. As an aside, if you do the Indy laps as mentioned above in Rivals rather than free play, you can do as many laps as you want without setting it beforehand - because if you quit a free play race you get nothing.
  • Iv put 120 hours into this game and I'm still nowhere near this achievement
  • What I am using/used. Chevy/Honda - X999 Indy Cars Ferrari - P990 - #12 Risi Competizione F333 SP Audi - P998 - R18 e-tron Ford - P962 Hoyt Coyote (get a tune to make it more stable in turns!) Holden - S765 #10 Xbox Commodore (upgrade) Mazda - P991 #55 787b Lotus - X999 E21 These cars made the achievement bearable.
  • I think they must've reduced something, because Im not getting 10k xp from that drag race, only 1k.

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