Firestarter achievement in Burnout Paradise


Make 50 online Rivals

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How to unlock the Firestarter achievement

  • Lozzy DentonLozzy Denton96,496
    16 Nov 2008 19 Feb 2010 12 Jun 2012
    37 1 11
    While in freeburn (multiplayer free-roam), if you Takedown another player's car or or receive a Takedown from another player, it will spark a 'rivalry' between you. It will also get you a number of mugshots toward the Hotshots in Burnout Paradise achievement if the players you are taking down have a camera.

    A Takedown simply requires you to total someone's car, by hitting it with enough force to total it upon impact or by forcing it into a wall. Grinding it along a barrier/wall for long enough or landing on it from a height also count as Takedowns.

    I have seen it mentioned in other guides for some reason, but you should not require a vision camera for this at all.

    Keep playing and you will get this one before long, assuming you don't get it during normal play.

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    lIl DINO lIlHi all. Idk why I lose my rivals?
    Can somebody answer me privat message ?
    Posted by lIl DINO lIl on 15 Jan 17 at 17:16
    YESDIOCANGot it today, mp is still populated. Enter a Freeburn online, Quick match, takedown every player you can, exit, rinse and repeat
    Posted by YESDIOCAN on 20 Jan 18 at 22:14
    mrbellekI understood that if you 'settle' a rivaly, it's removed from your list. You can 'reignite' it by crashing into each other again, though.
    Posted by mrbellek on 09 Jul 19 at 11:43
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  • mehatemexmehatemex115,555
    31 Jul 2010 31 Jul 2010
    20 2 0
    A short add:

    For the Rival to count towards your total you have to quit out (Leave game). If you get kicked (Kicked, connection problems, host leave) it wont count towards your total.

    But you can get your last Rival in a game and get kicked. Cause you will get the achievement right after you have taken the last person down.

    Good luck hunting them.
    06 Oct 2008 28 Feb 2009
    13 15 3
    when playing online, you have to take down 50 different players, then let them take you down. or you could get taken down by 50 different players and then take them down afterwards
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    Monkey540Just to add to this, There is probably a stat in the game as well but, criterion has a stats page online where you can view how many rivals you have, to see how close you really are.
    Posted by Monkey540 on 05 Oct 10 at 12:49
    imaidiot19so it can't be 50 times with the same player?
    Posted by imaidiot19 on 23 Jan 13 at 03:59
    Shadow XBLMonkey, that site is no longer up.

    imaidiot19, no it has to be 50 different players.
    Posted by Shadow XBL on 27 Jul 15 at 05:57
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