Second is Nothing achievement in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

Second is Nothing

Finish first in every race, in every car (Single Player)

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How to unlock the Second is Nothing achievement

  • SoH AnarchySoH Anarchy199,924
    03 Nov 2012 03 Nov 2012 22 Feb 2015
    125 5 96
    I can confirm that you do not need to do all the races for each car.
    If you go to driver details>single player progress, you can see that there are only 61 events to play, 10 of them being the most wanted races.

    Here are all the events with the cars listed and the difficulty. Big thanks to Hirsute Dave for taking the time and making the list so that I didn't have to. To be clear, you just need to come in first in the event for one car. Example: Arch Enemies, you only need to come first in the Alfa Romeo 4C. I chose that one because it was easy.

    Thanks to Segendary Ty for updates.

    Difficulty listed by each car.

    Arch Enemies
    Alfa Romeo 4C (E)
    Tesla Roadster (M)

    Bloody Nose
    Alfa Romeo 4C (M)
    Koenigsegg Agera (M)
    Lexus LFA (M)
    Marussia B2 (M)
    Maserati GT (M)
    Porsche 918 Spyder (M)

    Burning Rubber
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage (E)
    Bentley Supersports ISR (M)
    Jaguar XKR (H)
    Mercedes SLS (E)
    Porsche Panamera (H)

    Cannonball Run
    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (M)
    Ford Mustang (E)
    Shelby Cobra 427 (E)
    SRT Challenger (H)

    Chain Reaction
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (M)
    Ford GT (H)
    Mercedes SLS (M)
    Porsche Panamera (H)

    Cold Burn
    Porsche Carrera S (M)
    Porsche 911 Turbo (H)
    Porsche 918 Spyder (E)
    Porsche Panamera (M)

    Collateral Damage
    Lancia Delta Integrale (M)
    Tesla Roadster (M)

    Continental Drift
    Alfa Romeo 4C (H)
    BMW M3 (M)
    Jaguar XKR (E)
    Porsche Carrera S (M)

    Crashdown
    Audi A1 (H)
    Mercedes SL65 (E)
    Mercedes SLS (H)

    Crash Landing
    Ford SVT Raptor (H)
    Ford Focus (H)
    Ford GT (M)
    Ford Mustang (M)

    Cruise Control
    Caterham R500 (E)
    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (M)
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (E)
    Marussia B2 (E)
    Shelby Cobra 427 (H)

    Crush Hour
    Ariel Atom V8 (M)
    BAC Mono (H)
    Bentley Supersports ISR(H)
    Lamborghini Gallardo (M)
    Shelby Cobra 427 (H)

    Double Parked
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage (M)
    BMW M3 (H)
    Caterham R500 (M)
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (M)
    Ford GT (M)
    Mercedes SL65 (M)
    Mitsubishi EVO X (H)

    Downgraded
    Marussia B2 (H)
    Nissan GTR (H)
    Porsche Carrera S (H)
    Porsche 911 Turbo (E)
    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (M)

    Downtown Run
    Lamborghini Gallardo (H)
    Lexus LFA (E)
    SRT Viper (H)
    Audi R8 GT Spyder (H)
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (M)
    Ford GT (M)

    Emmerson Beltway
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage (H)
    Ford GT (H)
    Marussia B2 (M)
    Maserati GT (H)
    McLaren MP4-12C (M)
    Mercedes SLS (H)
    Porsche Panamera (E)

    Fast Track
    BMW M3 (M)
    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (H)
    Ford Mustang (H)
    Jaguar XKR (M)
    Maserati GT (E)
    SRT Challenger (E)

    Get to the Chopper
    Ford SVT Raptor (E)
    Shelby Cobra 427 (M)

    Gravity
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage (H)
    Bentley Supersports ISR (H)
    Lamborghini Countach (M)
    Mercedes SL65 (M)
    Pagani Huayra (H)

    Harbour Run
    Alfa Romeo 4C (M)
    BMW M3 (E)
    Lamborghini Countach (E)
    Porsche 911 Turbo (H)
    Tesla Roadster (H)

    Import Duty
    Lexus LFA (H)
    Mitsubishi EXO X (H)
    Nissan GTR (M)
    Subaru Impreza (M)

    Industrial Revolution
    Audi A1 (E)
    Ford Focus (M)
    Lancia Delta Integrale (E)
    Subaru Impreza (H)

    Industrial Way
    Audi A1 (H)
    Ford Focus (M)
    Lancia Delta HF Integrale (M)

    Jumping Jacks
    Audi A1 (M)
    Ford Focus (H)
    Lancia Delta Integrale (M)
    Mitsubishi EVO X (E)
    Subaru Impreza (M)

    Keys to the City
    Porsche Carrera S (E)
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage (E)

    Liberty Park
    Ariel Atom V8 (M)
    BAC Mono (M)
    Ford SVT Raptor (M)

    Mud Bath
    Ford Focus (E)
    Lancia Delta Integrale (H)
    Mitsubishi EVO X (M)
    Subaru Impreza (E)

    Needle Point
    Bugatti Veyron (H)*
    Koenigsegg Agera (H)

    Off the Grid
    Audi A1 (M)
    Range Rover Evoque (H)
    Nissan GTR (E)

    Park and Country
    Alfa Romeo 4C (H)
    Lamborghini Aventador (E)
    Maserati GT (M)
    Pagani Huayra (E)

    Park and Ride
    Lamborghini Gallardo (H)
    Nissan GTR (H)
    Porsche 918 Spyder (H)

    Power Play
    Lamborghini Aventador (M)
    Lamborghini Countach (H)
    Lamborghini Gallardo (E)

    Power Struggle
    SRT Challenger (H)
    SRT Viper (M)

    Pumping Iron
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage (M)
    Bentley Supersports ISR (E)
    Caterham R500 (H)
    Jaguar XKR (H)
    Range Rover Evoque (H)
    McLaren MP4-12C (M)

    Red Shift
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (H)
    Ford GT (E)
    Lexus LFA (M)
    Marussia B2 (H)
    Maserati GT (H)
    McLaren MP4-12C (E)
    Mercedes SL65 (H)
    SRT Viper (H)

    Rolling Stock
    Ford SVT Raptor (H)
    Range Rover Evoque (M)

    Running the Gauntlet
    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (H)
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (H)
    SRT Challenger (M)
    SRT Viper (E)

    Sports Sprint
    BAC Mono (E)
    Bugatti Veyron (M)
    Lexus LFA (H)
    McLaren MP4-12C (H)
    Nissan GTR (M)
    Pagani Huayra (M)
    Porsche 918 Spyder (M)

    Sprint Eastward
    BMW M3 (H)
    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (E)
    Ford Mustang (H)
    Porsche Carrera S (H)
    Porsche 911 Turbo (M)
    Tesla Roadster (H)

    Stock Market Crash
    Range Rover Evoque (E)

    Stopping Power
    Bugatti Veyron (E)
    Laborghini Aventador (M)
    McLaren MP4-12C (H)
    Pagani Huayra (M)

    Storefront Stakeout
    Mercedes SLS (M)
    Porsche Panamera (M)
    Audi R8 GT Spyder (M)
    Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (M)
    Lamborghini Gallardo (M)

    Straight to the Point
    Ariel Atom V8 (E)
    BAC Mono (M)
    Caterham R500 (H)

    The Fugitive
    Lamborghini Countach (M)
    Lancia Delta Integrale (H)
    Porsche 911 Turbo (M)
    Shelby Cobra 427 (M)
    Pagani Huayra (M)

    The Getaway
    Ariel Atom V8 (H)
    BAC Mono (H)
    Bugatti Veyron (H)
    Caterham R500 (M)
    Koenigsegg Agera (H)
    Lamborghini Aventador (H)

    The Hunted
    Bentley Supersports ISR (M)
    Ford Mustang (M)
    Jaguar XKR (M)
    SRT Challenger (M)
    SRT Viper (M)
    Nissan GT-R Egoist (M)

    To the Bridge
    Range Rover Evoque (M)
    Mitsubishi EVO X (M)
    Subaru Impreza (H)
    Ariel Atom 500 V8 (H)
    Lexus LFA (M)

    Trail Blazer
    Bugatti Veyron (M)
    Koenigsegg Agera (M)
    Lamborghini Aventador (H)
    Pagani Huayra (H)

    Tubulence
    Ariel Atom V8 (H)
    Koenigsegg Agera (E)
    Lamborghini Countach (H)
    Lamborghini Gallardo (M)
    Mercedes SL65 (H)

    Turbine
    Porsche 918 Spyder (H)
    Tesla Roadster (E)
    Alfa Romeo 4C Concept (M)

    Turf War
    Ford SVT Raptor (M)

    *Video added for those having trouble.
    Alongside the video here are some tips I feel are important.
    When I do these time trails I set up a couple of things that must happen.
    1. Avoid the cop at the beginning, if you slam into him, restart.
    2. Either brake and take those first two turns at a decent speed or drift through them if you can. If I crashed or grinned on the wall, I restarted.
    3. @45 seconds in the video. Slow down before the rhino block and take the turn at decent speed. If I crashed I restarted.
    4. @1:30 in the video. Slow down before you go into that dip on the freeway. If you don't you might fly and crash. More than likely results in a restart.

    Now those are just my personal goals or whatever, but with those, the video, and lots of practice you should be able to nail this speed trap.

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    Davide T800Thanks it helped a lot!
    Posted by Davide T800 on 15 Feb 20 at 13:14
    DarkDragonEye7Lifesaver dance
    Posted by DarkDragonEye7 on 25 Mar 20 at 00:15
    Axwell DGot Needle Point on 3rd try with the Hennessey. Definitely much easier than the Bugatti and it's needed anyways for one of the DLC achievements :D
    Posted by Axwell D on 03 Apr 20 at 14:40
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  • bs000bs000283,516
    05 Nov 2012 11 Nov 2012 25 Dec 2012
    25 3 10
    Fortunately, this achievement isn't nearly as bad as it might sound. You only have to finish first ONCE in each of the 61 unique events. There are a total of 51 events from the beginning of the game, and the Most Wanted races are the remaining 10 events.

    Each car has access to 5 different events. Each new event will require you to drive to it's location to start it. You can jump directly to any event you've played previously. You can see a complete list of events you've found on the "Recommends" map. Any events you haven't won yet are indicated by a bright green square.

    Here's a condensed chart of all the available events and which cars have access to them by ratchet:



    12/18/12 UPDATE: The multiplayer update patched the glitch below. Any cars you've already done it on will still have the mods applied to them. You can just delete the update and still do the glitch.

    Sometimes you'll have to replay some events, just to unlock mods to make medium/hard difficulty events doable. There's a way to avoid this by using the Mod Transfer Glitch. What this does is, it allows you to copy your mods from one car to another in singleplayer. Using this exploit, you can unlock all the Pro mods on a car ONCE, then copy them to ANY other car without having to unlock them again!



    1. Switch to a car you already have mods unlocked on, and equip all the mods you want to copy.

    2. Open the map and cycle to the RECOMMENDS map. Pick an event and select the car you want to copy the mods to.

    3. You now have all your pro mods on the car you chose, without having to unlock them on that car.

    That's all there is to it. Now you can complete all 5 of that cars events with ease.

    Keep in mind, these aren't permanent unlocks. If you switch mods on the car you copied to, you won't be able to re-equip it until you do the glitch again, or unlock it for real.
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    Gumbeaux JrThanks guys. I got it to work. You are right it was not a regular update. It was a download so when I deleted it I was still able to play online and transfer all my mods between cars on the recommends map.
    Posted by Gumbeaux Jr on 24 Dec 12 at 17:59
    Impdaddyzer0So let me get this straight. EA will rush to fix a glitch that allows players to accomplish something more easily, but refuses to fix a glitch that makes an achievement completely unobtainable legitimately... How's that for priorities? Or customer service, for that matter? It's crazy how any business like that can stay in business...
    Anyway, thumbs up on the solution. :)
    Posted by Impdaddyzer0 on 08 Jan 13 at 07:41
    Sgt Malarkey BrI`m at 58/61 but can`t find anymore race....no Bright diamond on the screen.
    Posted by Sgt Malarkey Br on 10 Aug 13 at 14:59
  • Marketman316Marketman316862,152
    30 Mar 2013 31 Mar 2013
    9 0 6
    Just a quick but overlooked tip for completing the speed trap challenge Needle Point.
    The Bugatti Veyron is the faster car and the gold requirement is 155mph, however if you use the Koenigsegg the gold requirement is 150mph! if you do the first 3 easy gold medals and equip the car with better mods this race becomes a whole lot easier.
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    Marketman316Glad i could help guys, seems an obvious tip but it might save your controller
    Posted by Marketman316 on 11 Nov 13 at 17:28
    TearyVenus8606After reading the comments on here, I didn't even try with the Bugatti.....still took me almost 30 tries though lol. (And several where I finished with a 149.something average...so much rage quit) if anyone's still reading this, some things I found helpful:
    equip the POWERSHOT nitrous to get your speed back up after the off road aeroplane scrap yard bit and toward the end when you'll need to go fast to jump from silver to gold
    Off-road tyres pro kept my speed up at around 110 through the off road part as opposed to track pro, which I had equipped for speed purposes but actually dragged me down notably through that section. (Not worth it as I never found an opportunity to get the speed back before the end)
    There's a dip in the track that will send you flying so you'll end up losing control before the first of the last several bends- save your nitrous till AFTER this point.
    Posted by TearyVenus8606 on 30 Apr 16 at 16:01
    TearyVenus8606Also the same as WestsideSxE said, let the cut scene run and you'll start off at 190+ ...can confirm that hasn't been patched or anything
    Posted by TearyVenus8606 on 30 Apr 16 at 16:03
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