This is going to be a massive wall of text but, I encourage you to read it all.
Whilst working on this achievement for the past few weeks with another TAer, I have encountered several things that WILL
make earning this achievement easier.
1. This can be done in private roadtrip
2. You only need one other person
3. You can simply move your left stick left and right and not get kicked from the game
4. You can earn 5 other achievements whilst working towards this one. In addition to this, you can make some major progress towards the gold wristband as you'll get 15k - 50k XP per King event IF
you're the crown holder
So, how do you go about doing this?
If you have a friend who already has the game, great ... if not, set up a session here on TA to find someone that can be on at regular times and for a decent period of time and add each other on XBL
Either player can host. Once in the single player free roam mode, press
to go to the Social
tab, select Friends
, find the friend you want to play with, press
on his/her tag, select Invite to Private Online Roadtrip
and then select Playground Games
. The game should send the invite straight away. If not, press the guide button
, go to Friends
, find the player you want ot play with and press
on them to send an invite. Once your friend has joined, pick your cars and the host needs to press
to start the match
There will be 2 games modes to play for a roadtrip to count; infected and king. Infected is quick, just make contact with each other as soon as possible. King is the one we need to focus on and lasts 4 minutes. The person who has the crown must drive around the map and perform as many skills as possible whilst, keeping a big enough skill chain. This is to maximise the amount of XP you'll earn. The person who doesn't have the crown simply needs to move their left stick left and right. Reason being that, you'll get kicked from the game after a minute of inactivity with a timer showing up at the 30 second of inactivity mark.
Alternatively, the idle player can also perfrom skills around the map and rack up skill chain and combos for a good chunk of XP at the end. In some matches when I was idle, I managed 25k XP.
Map wise, you'll get 3 choices; Sisteron, Saint-Martin and Montellino. Avoid the former, too bumpy and all grass so, not very good for skills. Saint-Martin is a great map, long straight runway for you to drift back and forth, just build up enough speed. Montellino is and great map for combining drift, air wreckage skills for big scores.
Once the first road trip is done, you'll earn 2 achievements:
Once you've done 10 roadtrips (20 playground games events), you'll earn:
15 roadtrips (30 playground games events) later, you'll earn:
At this point, you'll be at the halfway mark for:
Now, it's just a matter of alternating the crown between the two of you to maximise XP and getting to the 2 big ones:
The gold wristband achievement will depends on how far you have progressed through the single player. I was around level 200 before I even started with the multiplayer. I ended up hitting level 500 for the gold wristband long before I got my Addict achievement. Good luck.