Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 40 [790]
- Online: 9 [210]
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 80-100 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 overall playthrough of the career
- Missable achievements: 0
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No, you can play on the easiest settings but this is automatically increased for Championships and World Championships
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: 0
- Extra equipment needed: Xbox Live Gold

Introduction:
V-Rally 4 is a simulation rally racer made by Kylotonn Games who also make the WRC (World Rally Championship) titles.

This is slightly more arcadey than WRC but do not be fooled as this game ramps up in difficulty when it comes to World Championships. Be aware, there is no racing line, rewinds or auto brake settings on the game, so if you rely on these to get you through racers, this game may not be for you.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
There are three areas of the main menu you will be utilising and these will be separate for the purpose of this walkthrough. These are V-Rally mode, Online and Quick Race.

V-Rally Mode:
This is the mode you will be playing the most. I will say this now, obtaining the World Championships are completely random in terms of when they pop up on your map. You could do 20 races or 200 in a certain disciple and it still may not pop up. So as you can see you will be looking at doing around 400-500 races for the career mode.

Start with any disciple you like. You will notice that races have a star based system which starts at one star all the way to four stars. These stars mainly determine how long the event will last in terms of amount and length overall in terms of days. The day length is important as this determines which upgrades become available for your car. You can only upgrade the car you have been using and you will have to use a car for a while to upgrade it fully. Therefore, it would be worth using only one car per disciple. The ones I used were:

  • VW Polo RS - Rally
  • Ford Fiesta ST - RallyX
  • Buggy SMG - Buggy
  • Mitsubishi Evo - Extreme Khana
  • Mitsubishi Electric - Hillclimb

You will earn money from pretty much anything in the game including online races. This is required for the "Trader", "Banker" and "Collector" achievements. "Banker" requires you to have 1 million in your account at once. I highly recommend doing the online trial races in the career mode where you compete against online players for a set amount of money. You can potentially earn 100-150k per event; however, it should be noted that the game does not always give you the money you have earned. I recommend saving up for the five cars above and then saving up after this. You will require 6.4 million to purchase all cars in the game.

You will eventually get some Championships pop up for the disciples you are working on. With these, you cannot lower the difficulty which is preset at ‘100’, you can only raise it. A big issue with both Championships and World Championships is that difficulty ramps up big time. The A.I. are very aggressive but can be inconsistent which makes this very much doable for a semi-decent racer. On the other hand, the times on some tracks for Rally and Hillclimb races can be really fast such as Kenya for Rally and China Downhill for Hillclimb. I usually just took the loss on these as long as i was within 2-5 seconds so i could still get points towards the Championships and World Championships.

Try to maintain from using manual respawn as you will get a time penalty. It makes more sense to restart the race.

You will obtain most achievements in the game just playing through the career.

Online:
You will need at least one other person for the online boosting. You don't have to win races which is great as that means you can just play at your own leisure and not take it seriously.

There are 9 achievements relating to the online mode and you can also make progress to the miscellaneous V-Rally achievements.

Play your first online racer for "First Try". Take turns to obtain "And Then There Was One". Now win 3 races in a row for "Hat Trick".

Finish 25 events in each disciple for:

  • Purist
  • All Terrain
  • Joker
  • Versatile
  • Climber
  • Hot Rod

I would also recommend trying to get "Well Played, McCloud" during the Buggy races. Play on Siberia on the figure-8 track and roll it on the halfpipe and bumps on the stretch leading to the final corner. If you roll it 5 times this will unlock.

You will need an additional 75 races for "Stakhanovist". It is recommended you find the shortest rally stage, 2km on Japan and just do that over and over. Progress towards "Rally Fan" will also count for this which is a long achievement in itself.

Mop Up:
At this stage, it is likely that you will require "Beam me up, Scotty" and "Rally Fan". Load up Quick Race, Rally and Japan. You will have to select random and keep scrolling through to get the short 2km stage. Once it loads up, just keep holding for a manual respawn, once you get 100, complete the stage. Instead of going back to the menu, at the winners screen just press to restart and continue until you get 500 stage done. This will take at least 15 hours, just watch a series or film on Netflix or Prime Video as it is really boring.

Conclusion:
In conclusion, you are in for a long and somewhat frustrating ride to the 1000 but it is worth it in the end!

[XBA would like to thank Hawkings for this Roadmap]

V-Rally 4 Achievement Guide

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There are 49 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Rookie

     

    10

    Win your first Rally race in Driver's journey mode

    You will earn this achievement by simply winning your first Rally race in the career mode.

  • Newbie

     

    10

    Win your first V-Rally Cross race in Driver's journey mode

    You will earn this achievement by simply winning your first V-Rally race in the career mode.

  • Novice

     

    10

    Win your first Hillclimb race in Driver's journey mode

    You will earn this achievement by simply winning your first Hillclimb race in the career mode.

  • Win your first Extreme-Khana race in Driver's journey mode

    You will earn this achievement by simply winning your first Extreme-Khana race in the career mode.

  • Win your first Buggy race in Driver's journey mode

    You will earn this achievement by simply winning your first Buggy race in the career mode.

  • Win your first Rally championship

    For this achievement, you will need to win your first Rally Championship when it finally pops up on your world map.

    The amount of races vary in the championships. You could have between 3-5 races on random lengths. The difficulty is always preset to ‘100’ and this cannot be lowered, only raised.

    Tracks which I found really hard to beat the time on was Malaysia, Kenya and Sequoia National Park. I usually tried to finish 2-5 seconds after the time on these tracks as you will still get points for finishing in the top 10.

    If you are following the walkthrough within the roadmap you will be aware of which cars to use.

  • Ace

     

    15

    Win your first V-Rally Cross championship

    For this achievement, you will need to win your first V-Rally Championship when it finally pops up on your world map.

    The amount of races vary in the championships. You could have between 3-5 races on random lengths. The difficulty is always preset to ‘100’ and this cannot be lowered, only raised.

    V-Rally races consist of Qualifying, Semis and Final ranging between 4-6 laps per race. The A.I. are real inconsistent and can either be slow or rapid. I found overtaking them as soon as possible would cause them to slow down slightly. Don’t forget about the Joker lap!

    Use the car stated in the walkthrough.

  • Win your first Hillclimb championship

    For this achievement, you will need to win your first Hillclimb Championship when it finally pops up on your world map.

    The amount of races vary in the championships. You could have between 3-5 races on random lengths. The difficulty is always preset to ‘100’ and this cannot be lowered, only raised.

    Hillclimbs are similar to Rallys but use different cars on Hillclimb tracks. I found Hillclimb races to be relatively easy using the car stated within the walkthrough with me only really struggling on China Downhill.

  • Win your first Extreme-Khana championship

    For this achievement, you will need to win your first Extreme-Khana Championship when it finally pops up on your world map.

    The amount of races vary in the championships. You could have between 3-5 races on random lengths. The difficulty is always preset to ‘100’ and this cannot be lowered, only raised.

    I found this championship to be the easiest for both Championships and World Championships. Drive fast and accurate and acclimate yourself to drifting which will get you round corners quicker. Watch out for cones as these will give you 2 seconds per cone.

  • Win your first Buggy championship

    For this achievement, you will need to win your first Rally Championship when it finally pops up on your world map.

    The amount of races vary in the championships. You could have between 3-5 races on random lengths. The difficulty is always preset to ‘100’ and this cannot be lowered, only raised.

    Buggy races were rough solely because the A.I. were supremely aggressive. However, do not let them bully you; you can push them out the way if you need to slip past. Be cautious of jumps as these can sway your driving line causing you to spin out. Balance the accelerator and brake when going over jumps and around corners as the handling on most buggys are terrible.

  • Win 3 Quick Game races online

    This is an online achievement. Simply win 3 races online. You will get this on the way to 200 events total as long as you can find a boosting partner.

  • Finish a race without colliding with anything

    This sounds harder that what it is. This relates to major collisions such as hitting walls, cars, big rocks and going off track into the water/canyons. You will likely obtain this during your career but if you struggling it can be obtained online.

  • Purchase all the cars

    You will need 6.4 million credits to buy all vehicles. The best way to get credits is by winning championships over and over. You will average between 125-200k per championship minus the crew payday. You can also try and get credits from the online hub section in career where you will compete with other gamers but it doesn't always pay out.

    It is recommended that you buy the career boosting as this gives you 25% extra credits at the end of each race/championship.

  • Complete 500 different Rally stages

    This achievement is a long haul. Go into quick race and randomise the tracks for Japan until you get one that is around 2km. Race this track, should take around 1 minute 25 seconds for run through. At the end, press to restart instead of returning to the menu to save some time.

    Have the achievement tracker on (optional) and have Netflix/Prime going on another screen (recommended) so that it is less tedious.

  • Upgrade a car for the first time

    Simply upgrade your car for the first time. You can only upgrade a car you are using and this is stretched over the amount of race days you go in the vehicle.

  • Become world champion in all game modes

    Easily the hardest achievement in the game. Relate to my walkthrough for some tips when working on this achievement.

    1. Use the vehicles recommended in the walkthrough.
    2. Do not be concerned if you cannot hit times on certain tracks, it’s a cheap way of prolonging championships on their side.
    3. Be aggressive when racing against A.I as they show no mercy.

    It has been stated that you can actually quit high level races to help getting the World Championships to spawn quicker.

  • Perform a 30 m drift

    For this, it is likely you will get this randomly when playing the Extreme-Khana races. Just drift as much as possible.

  • Drift a total of 1000 m

    Refer to "Slippery" for more information.

  • Drive through 30 puddles

    Occasionally, some tracks will change the weather so that it rains. This will create puddles that you will go through automatically as they are located on the driving line.

    If you do not have this by the end of the game, you can create a quick race and select the weather.

  • Try all in-game cameras

    Simply switch between all in-game cameras during a race by pressing or for this to unlock.

  • Trader

     

    20

    Earn at least 1 million dollars (cumulative)

    As the achievement description states, this is cumulative. You will obtain this without noticing when going for "Mythical" and "Collector".

  • Banker

     

    30

    Reach a balance of one million dollars

    For this, you need a million dollars in your account at one time. Money will seriously build up towards the back end of the career once you have bought most cars.

  • Play your first online race

    This is an online achievement. Simply play a race online. You will need a boosting partner as the online is dead.

  • Drive at least 3000 kms in all modes combined

    This counts across all modes. If you are going for the completion, this will unlock on the way. There is not a quick way to unlock this unfortunately.

  • Finish last in a race

    You will likely unlock this when playing online with a friend/partner. Self explanatory.

  • Purchase a car in each category

    Simply purchase a vehicle from Rally, V-Rally, Buggy, Hillclimb and Extreme-Khana. If you are progressing towards "Collector", this will come along the way.

  • Finish a race in every country

    You will need to win a race in these 15 countries:

    1. Bolivia
    2. Siberia
    3. Kenya
    4. Monument Valley (its locations rather than countries)
    5. Romania
    6. China
    7. England
    8. Japan
    9. Mount Rainier
    10. Cape Town
    11. Detroit
    12. Nellis Air Base
    13. Sahara
    14. Sequoia
    15. Malaysia

    This should unlock during your career or through online play.

  • Roll your car 5 times in a race

    I found this easier in online play. Pick Buggy and Siberia Figure 8. Go through the half pipe, down to the lake, hit every single bump and try and flip the car over. Do this successfully 5 times for this to unlock.

  • Make at least 10 car upgrades

    Same as "Mechanic" but this requires 10 upgrades.

  • Complete a team of engineers

    There is a section within the world hub where you can employ engineers. These will cost money per 7 days. Simply employ an engineer to each slot.

  • Complete a race online in each category

    This is an online achievement. Simply complete a race online in Rally, V-Rally, Buggy, Hillclimb and Extreme-Khana categories.

  • Hire your first crew member in Driver's journey

    This is tied to the "Evolution" achievement. You unlock this employing one member of staff.

  • Unique

     

    15

    Customize your first license plate

    In the section where you upgrade a vehicle there is an option to change you number plate. Do this and this will unlock.

  • Win an event without applying the brakes

    Unfortunately, I could not get this when playing online which would have made this even easier. Load up an Extreme-Khana race on Nellis Air Base and proceed around utilising the drifting. The game has it so that you do not have to use the brake at all.

  • Finish at least 25 online Rally events

    This is an online achievement. See "Stakhanovist" for more information.

  • Joker

     

    25

    Finish at least 25 online V-Rally Cross events

    This is an online achievement. See "Stakhanovist" for more information.

  • Finish at least 25 online Hillclimb events

    This is an online achievement. See "Stakhanovist" for more information.

  • Purist

     

    25

    Finish at least 25 online Extreme-Khana events

    This is an online achievement. See "Stakhanovist" for more information.

  • Finish at least 25 online Buggy races

    This is an online achievement. See "Stakhanovist" for more information.

  • Perform a jump over 40 m

    You will likely unlock this without going out of your way for it. There is a jump on Nellis Air Base that are considerably longer than 40m.

  • End at least 200 online events in all modes combined

    This is an online achievement. You will need to complete 25 races in each category leaving 75 races left to complete for this achievement. I recommend loading up the Rally stage on Japan that is around 2km and doing this until you have the achievement. The progress also counts towards "Rally Fan".

  • Finish at least 25 night events in all modes combined

    You should unlock this during your career and online grind. Ensure you select the night time option for the online races to get this out of the way early on.

  • End an Extreme-Khana event without penalties

    For this, you effectively have to not crash into obstacles during an Extreme-Khana race. This is easily done online but you will get this on the way to completing the World Championship for Extreme-Khana.

  • Finish at least one event in each weather condition

    You will unlock this by finishing a race in the Snow, Rain and Sun.

  • Perform at least 250 jumps

    For this, any type of jumps count, small or big. You will likely unlock this rather quickly into the career/online grind.

  • Jump a total of 2000 m

    See "Gazelle". You will unlock this achievement at around the same time.

  • Start a new Driver's journey

    This will be your first achievement in the game. Load up V-Rally Mode and complete the very first race and this will unlock.

  • Use the manual respawn for the first time

    See "Beam me up, Scotty" for more information.

  • Use the manual respawn 100 times

    To use manual respawn you have to hold . Do this 100 times for the achievement.

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