Dragged achievement in Forza Motorsport 5

Dragged

Earn a medal in 50 Multiplayer Hopper Drag events.

10 Apr 2014 until 05 May 2014

Dragged
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How to unlock the Dragged challenge

  • XtowersXtowers615,788
    16 Apr 2014 15 Apr 2014 17 Apr 2014
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    Okay, so this won't be a perfect solution. I'm not good at drag racing, I don't have a knack for tuning, I don't use a manual transmission, and I probably don't even have the right car for this challenge, but I'm making progress on the challenge and I wanted to share how I'm doing it.

    First, let me go over the basics of this challenge. On the surface this challenge seems easy. Just earn a medal in 50 Multiplayer Hopper Drag events. These are under the special events tab of the Multiplayer Hoppers, and you can choose between Unlimited or Unlimited RWD Drag racing. Then, from the lobby, you get to vote on various lengths of tracks, some of which might be 2 car, and some of which might be 8 car. To medal in a 2 car event you have to get first place. To medal in an 8 car race you have to finish in the top 3. Simple right?

    Well, no... some people actually do drag racing for fun, making it a bit difficult to produce consistent results. But then there's people like me who don't care much for drag racing, but are trying them out just to get multiplayer medals. If you're lucky, you can get a decent car with a drag race tune and find yourself up against another casual and do just a little better and get a medal.

    So, here's what I did:

    1. Get a fast car, the fastest you can afford, and get a drag race tune on it. You can't rely on stock tunes for drag racing. It just won't work. You need drag tires at the very least. Messing around with the tuning can help, but I can't offer any real specific advice because each car is different. The car I used was the Honda Dallara DW12 Target Chip Ganassi #9. The cost is 1.3 million credits (I used it for the recently expired long beach challenge). [I managed a decent tune with it, if you want to use it search for 'xt5' in the description field of a tune search and my drag tune should pop up.] [also, I've got a paint job under 'xt5', and I'd really appreciate the extra credits from you racing with my paint job. I still need those achievements]. Otherwise, if you have a different car you can try tuning it yourself or try searching for a drag tune.

    2. Get in to the UNLIMITED (not RWD) Multiplayer Hopper Drag Event. Unlimited means any class car can race (you picked a fast car, right?). I didn't really bother voting for a specific track; I didn't find one easier than the other to medal in.

    3. Turn off all assists except for TCS (Traction Control System) and keep automatic transmission on. I ask you to turn everything else off just to earn some extra credits. The other assists aren't necessary; you won't be steering, braking, or following a suggested line, and you don't need to worry about damage.

    4. Now, take a rubber band or hair tie and hold down the right trigger (the gas pedal) with it. You can now walk away and do something else. Just make sure the controller doesn't shut off. You might have to fiddle the right stick every once in a while to make sure you don't lose connection.

    5. Your car will now race for you, and hopefully you'll get some medals. All the races advance automatically, so there's no other input needed.

    ...Like I said, not foolproof, but I managed to get to 50% progress in only a few hours one night. I'd say about half the races I didn't medal, but the other half I did. That's pretty good for almost no effort, if you ask me. You'll also be getting experience, credits and multiplayer medals, and you don't even have to drive.

    Here's another tip from Forza Grifo: If you are paying closer attention and are about to start a 2 car race with an odd number of racers, or an 8 car race with 9-11 racers, you can try switching to a different car so you are the lowest class car in the lobby. You can be guaranteed a medal by doing this, because you will be racing against yourself in a 2-car race, or yourself and up to 2 others in an 8 car race. The way the game works is like this: In a two car race, the top 2 class cars are paired together to race, then the next two highest class cars race against each other, and so on. If there are an odd number of cars in the lobby, the lowest class car ends up racing by itself. It works similarly in an 8 car drag race. The top 8 class cars are race against each other so if there are only 9-11 cars in the lobby the lowest class cars race against each other. Try experimenting with it. Thanks Forza Grifo for the tip!

    The only other option for this challenge is to be a tryhard by getting good at drag racing and tuning your car. A viable option, but it was not for me! According to Delta381 the best non-DLC car for drag racing is the Hennessey Venom, and the best DLC car is the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. You can start with those cars.

    If you have questions or comments, please leave them below. A thumbs up will warm my heart, but if you leave a negative please let me know where I can improve.

    Cheers!

    -X

    UPDATE: Just got the challenge this morning. I kept checking on it, but every race I witnessed I didn't medal. However, I still got the challenge done so I must've medaled at least 13 times in the 1.5 hours I had it running. I must get in more races than I think is possible.
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    XtowersDid you use a manual or automatic transmission?
    Posted by Xtowers on 16 Apr 14 at 22:02
    Delta381I used automatic.
    Posted by Delta381 on 17 Apr 14 at 04:50
    XtowersThanks, I'll update the solution.
    Posted by Xtowers on 17 Apr 14 at 13:48
    Lockyz75I stuck on an elastic band pulled my charger cable in so it didn't turn off then chose a crappy car and went out for 2 hours when I got home my progress was at 84%
    Posted by Lockyz75 on 18 Apr 14 at 15:06
    CurtiesonSooooo much waiting!!! I thought it wouldn't be bad to try to do this legit...but for every 60 seconds of racing there is literally 5 minutes of loading screens and timers counting down...
    Posted by Curtieson on 22 Apr 14 at 03:01
    XtowersYes. I was estimating about 18 races per hour. If I were getting a medal in about 10 per hour... do the math. That's 5 hours. Much easier just to idle boost this.
    Posted by Xtowers on 22 Apr 14 at 03:53
    Chiken BiscuitUsing Forza Grifo's method, I was able to get this challenge done in about 2 hours and 15 minutes, getting medals in 50 out of 57 races. The cars I used were, for the 8 car drags, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale with a drag tune, and for the 2 car drags, a C class VW Golf with a drag tune. I was always the lowest car with the Golf, so I was either by myself, or with a B class car, which the Golf always beat. If the 8 car drag had too many cars, I would use the Stradale since it would get me a top 3 finish. The only times I lost using this method were in 8 car drags where people would wreck.
    Posted by Chiken Biscuit on 25 Apr 14 at 13:20
    The Ol n DeThank you for your help. I used the method with low performance index. I don't like drag racing. It is just not my thing and I am not interesting in trying to get the car right, or my driving right neither. But I do understand that people like it. I rubber-banded my gamepad. To avoid the pad going idle, I plugged it to the usb port of the box, it seemed to have done the trick. 2 sessions. One last night I set all and just switched the tv off and went to bed, got me to 62% of the task. Today another session whilst I was doing some birthday shopping, got me the rest. Thanks again.
    Posted by The Ol n De on 26 Apr 14 at 12:21
    CurtiesonJust finished myself, the Hennessey Venom was a great car, thanks for the tip there Delta381. Just downloaded a rune that got me to a 925 PI. My car would lurch to the left at takeoff though so I had to be around to straighten up, but I just Snapped TV to save from boredom and got it done in a couple hours today and a couple hours yesterday.
    Posted by Curtieson on 26 Apr 14 at 17:10
    wes coasnTook me 5 hours today just for this challenge. I don't know what car the Hennessy falls under but I tried every time to be the odd man and race against myself.
    Posted by wes coasn on 05 May 14 at 01:23
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