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King for a Day

Become a Stage Leader in The Run (fastest time posted)

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How to unlock the King for a Day achievement

  • Korix MatiqKorix Matiq185,956
    17 Nov 2011 17 Nov 2011 12 Jun 2016
    21 0 28
    EDIT: According to AceMcCloud's links below, this achievement is now unattainable due to Autolog being taken down for this game. EA does not have intent to restore functionality.

    This is for a stage in The Run, all races in that stage included.

    Becoming the leader refers to your personal friends list for that particular stage.

    If you don't have any friends who have completed a stage, you cannot get the achievement. Creating and playing on a dummy account (as Reaper posted) is one way to fix that issue.

    If you have many friends who have played the game and they're plenty better than you, either practice a lot or delete the ones above you on a stage where there is a least one player below you. I did not try the delete method - I just went and beat my friend - so I can't confirm that method works, but I don't see why it wouldn't.

    If you're trying to earn it legitimately, you can go back to earlier stages with cars you've unlocked later in the campaign. This can give you an edge if friends did not also do so and their current time is with a 'lesser' car.

    If you try this on a stage with gas stations, memorize the tracks and try to match the car to the road. Most players playing through the campaign aren't going to be using gas stations in strategic ways.

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    KAIDOThat's sad. Fu*k EA.
    Posted by KAIDO on 07 Apr 17 at 14:24
    AceMcCloudSo EA won't give us a proper explanation, only that it's a "security issue, specific to NFS: The Run", my hunch about it being SSL related seems right on the money.
    Posted by AceMcCloud on 19 Jul 17 at 00:31
    AceMcCloudI've made an XBO/XBApp hidden club for Need for Speed: The Run about this achievement, you can request an invite to it if you like to be kept up to date on any developments.
    Posted by AceMcCloud on 19 Jul 17 at 00:32
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  • GrmRpr69GrmRpr69508,712
    16 Nov 2011 16 Nov 2011 08 Jun 2013
    12 1 18
    Update: On March 4th 2013 Electronic Arts made this achievement unobtainable by closing down the autolog servers.

    Just to clear things up this is for single player under the campaign. I just unlocked it for my second account doing a test. I had done the first stage on both accounts already. Then i went to select stage under second account an beat my primary account by 1.11 seconds for the whole stage did all 5 events and put my secondary 1st on the time board an then the achievement popped for my second account after it took be back to the menu to select a stage or the run. so u can do this if u have no friends that are playing it on your friends list.. if any neg votes please say why. an if u want u can add my second account as a friend if need to just PM me.
    UPDATE: I just unlocked the achievement for my primary account. So this method does work.
    UPDATE 2: Thanks to Ryu 001 xbox live gold is not needed.
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    dbe451I too am having issues with this one. For some reason the 2nd account I ran the first stage on isn't showing up on my main account and vice versa. I'm sure I'm missing something dumb here. Or the game just doesn't work the way it is supposed to.
    Posted by dbe451 on 13 Mar 13 at 21:32
    Guitar LInc0lnIt's just fascinating to see this problem still exists....
    More than 1 1/2 days after a friend and me started the game and still we can't see each others posted time, according to autolog we are not even friends either! I've spend a few hours doing online sessions with strangers and can't even find "recent players" in autolog, needless to say that it can't find any friends or friend recommendations...

    But what really bothers me is something else: I still can't find my "The Run" playing XBox LIVE friends AND noone has gotten this achievement for the last 10 days. I really hope it has not become discontinued on the quiet....
    Posted by Guitar LInc0ln on 13 Mar 13 at 21:38
    l 2Bad2Fast lits fucked the achievement.... fuck ea basteds
    Posted by l 2Bad2Fast l on 16 Mar 13 at 20:52
  • l 2Bad2Fast ll 2Bad2Fast l175,846
    08 Jun 2013 17 Mar 2013 08 Jun 2013
    6 0 15
    UPDATE* IT HAS NOW BEEN FIXED!


    as of the 04/03/2013 this achievement seems to have become impossible to unlock.

    i have looking on every other site inc ea its self and from what i read there seems to be a problem with the autolog its self due to the new mostwanted/pach .

    i have only seen ways of fixing this if you own the PC copy of the game as its to do with the old orian or what ever they call it but there is no fix for ps3/xbox360 as of now.

    all i can say is we all need to flood there EA with tickets to try and find out what the problem is

    this shit is really piss me off to no end..... it all so seems to be the same with the other autolog achievement but that can be doable that just look based. but this achievement is impossible untill they fix it.
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    matdanAwesome news thanks anyone else confirm?
    Posted by matdan on 09 Jun 13 at 04:13
    matdanAwesome news thanks anyone else confirm?
    Posted by matdan on 09 Jun 13 at 05:43
    l 2Bad2Fast ljust go try i got this achievement!
    Posted by l 2Bad2Fast l on 13 Jun 13 at 22:10
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