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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (WP)

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Leader Of The Pack in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (WP)

Leader Of The Pack50 (20)

Get 3 Stars on all events in Tier 4

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Achievement won on 03 Feb 12
TA Score for this game: 378
Posted on 03 February 12 at 08:32, Edited on 26 April 12 at 12:56
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I believe most people will have a hard time with Terminal Velocity and The Duel. The other races in this tier aren't too hard, while Terminal Velocity is hard, and The Duel is significantly harder than it's Cop counterpart.

For Terminal Velocity I used the Bugatti Veyron, although it should be doable with the Koeningsegg as well. What you want to do here is, instead of racing normally, you want to build up ALOT of speed before going through check points. For the first checkpoint, once I gained control of the car, I immediately did a 180 and went the wrong way for a bit. Then, when I reached a water tower on the left, I did another 180 and went back. When you see the shack on the right hand side, wait until you pass the end of the fence and use nitro. You should be able to pass the first checkpoint with at least 350kph/215mph. I did the same thing for check point #4, as well. There should be enough room to do this trick once more in a race, but I only had to do it those two times.

For The Duel I used the Koeningsegg, due to it's slightly better handling. Oh my, this is an annoying race. The key here is chaining all events, apart from anything that could slow you down such as drifting and nudging, to build overdrive as fast as possible. For example, at the start of the race there's usually 2 cars. One going in your direction, and one going the opposite direction. What I did was when nitro was available, I immediately used it. Because the "clean" event pops up around this time, I was immediately able to chain it up with nitro. If the two cars are present, I tried chaining 2 near misses at the same time. At that point I had a 4x combo going. The jammer wasn't too far off, so I was usually able to use it for a 5x combo. Overdrive should be just around the corner. Then I waited till the nitro bar was full, and at the first straight section, I used nitro, then overdrive, and when overdrive runs out, I had a tiny bit of nitro built up that I used immediately.

It's a little hard to explain where to use nitro and overdrive, but the best case scenarios are at straight sections. You shouldn't use neither nitro nor overdrive in curved sections, because you'll lose too much speed.

Also, don't worry too much about using oil slick. It's a nice bonus to be able to chain using oil slick, but usually you will not be able to hit the cop car, and trying to align yourself up with the cop car can be quite distracting. Jammer, on the other hand, is perfect to chain with, because it's almost impossible to miss with it. Even if you go at max speed, the cop car will always be faster.

After developing this technique I was able to clock in at 1:20.37, the next time I tried I clocked in at 1:19.80. It requires much patience and practice, but if you keep yourself from crashing, while chaining and using full nitro->overdrive->nitro on sections that are as straight as possible, you should be able to get 3 stars eventually.

If you need me to clear something up, do tell. Good luck!
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