Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) achievements

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

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Sidekicked in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

Sidekicked84 (20)

Takedown an opponent with 'Ultimate Fan' as your License Plate (Multiplayer)

  • Unlocked by 802 tracked gamers (21% - TA Ratio = 4.20) 3,897  

Achievement Guide for Sidekicked

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Achievement won on 24 Dec 12
TA Score for this game: 2,600
Posted on 19 December 12 at 17:27, Edited on 26 December 12 at 08:16
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Unlocking the cars
First, the new cars need to be unlocked for use in multiplayer. This is done by completing Speedlist events in Exotic cars. Winning is not required, and can be done in public or private games. A Speedlist consists of 5 events, so this can be done after playing 5 Speedlists. The requirements for each car are as follows:

Pagani Zonda R - Automatically Available
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - Complete 6 events in Exotics.
Lamborghini Aventador J - Complete 12 events in Exotics.
Mclaren F1 LM - Complete 18 events in Exotics.
Hennesey Venom GT Spyder - Complete 24 events in Exotics.

If you're doing it in a friends game, a quick method is to create a custom Speedlist and selecting the "Arch Angels" challenge 5 times. It's a Park Up event, and it takes place the same place as the meetup. Because of this, you can sit in one spot the entire Speedlist and complete all 5 events without any effort. The event takes about 30 seconds each time.

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Unlocking the license plate
The 'Ultimate Fan' license plate is unlocked by unlocking all Standard Mods on all 5 of the Ultimate Speed Pack cars in multiplayer. This can be a bit of a grind because it involves driving 200 miles in each car. All mods can be unlocked in a private game by yourself, with the exception of Impact Protection, which requires 10 takedowns. The requirements for unlocking mods are unchanged in the DLC, and are as follows:

Off-Road - Jump 1,500 yards with Reinforced Chassis equipped.
Track - Drive 25 miles.
Reinflates - Drive 50 miles.

Burn - Free
Powershot - Drive 100 miles.

Lightweight - Get 60 Near Misses with Short Gears equipped.
Reinforced - Drive 200 miles.

Aero - Drive 5 miles.
Impact Protection - Get 10 takedowns with Powershot equipped.

Long Gears - Drift 5,000 yards with Track Tires equipped.
Short Gears - Drive 10 miles

Once 'Ultimate Fan' is unlocked, choose that as your license plate. Find another player and score a takedown to unlock the achievement.

For driving 200 miles, you can start a drift in a big open area like the airfield, then rubber band/tape your controller and increase your driving distance while you do something else. Be sure to have at least reinflates equipped because your tires are prone to popping. Donuts work too, but will obviously be slower. Also note, if you're using a wireless controller it'll still disconnect after a few minutes of inactivity.

Another thing to keep in mind when driving 200 miles, is the game rarely auto-saves when playing a multiplayer game on your own. Be sure to quit to single player once in awhile and wait to see the auto-save icon so that progress won't be lost if you disconnect or turn off your console.
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