Drifting Away Achievement

  • Drifting Away



    Get 7,000 points in a single drift

    As a rule, during the campaign you will want to avoid drifting since it slows you down around corners. There are some multiplayer lobbies specifically designed for drifting, but the easiest method to earn Drifting Away is in a private multiplayer lobby with one Drivatar.

    This is much easier if you set the drift counter to display on your HUD instead of the default lap time. Do this in the Forza Profile screen from the main menu. scroll to the HUD option at the top of the screen and press and then change Drift HUD to ON and press to save.

    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: Circuit Race
    Environment: Indianapolis
    Track: Indianapolis Oval
    Max Players: 2
    Max Drivatars: 1
    Drivatar Difficulty: New Racer
    Laps: 5
    Damage: Cosmetic
    Collision Mode: Always Off
    Car Class: Any

    In the assists menu, turn off TCS, STM, and ABS. Choose or rent any fast car class S or above that you are comfortable with. Generally the faster the car, the easier this will be to achieve.

    You need to hit the corner out of the straightaway at 180mph or above, turn slightly to the left and tap the for the emergency brake. This should put you in a drift, and then it is a matter of drifting long enough to score 7,000 points and recovering without touching the wall or the grass. You get two opportunities per lap (other than the first lap where you won't be going fast enough at turn 1) so in a 5 lap race you can attempt this 9 times.

    Note that there is also an achievement for scoring 5,000 in one drift 20 times ("Sidewinder") that you should attempt to unlock at the same time. If you do so, change the laps to 15 or more to ensure you have enough opportunities.

  • This will not unlock in Test Drive. I got it to unlock in Free Play.
  • This is the last Achievement I need/Whats a good car and track for this?Its the one thing im not good at on these games
  • I got a much better guide here. It gives full detail and walk-through on how to perfectly drift. This can also get you the sidewinder achievement. http://youtu.be/Z6hgXDjNDOk -Buy an Ariel Atom and download the tuning from misterrniceguy. -Go to the oval on Indianapolis Motor Speedway in free play. Give yourself plenty of laps. Turn off all assists except collision. You can be manual or manual + clutch. -Approach each turn in 5th gear. -Drift away. Hope this helps y'all!
  • Woops, use this link for the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_5LpCO3lWM

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