A Quarter-Furlong at a Time achievement in Assassin's Creed Syndicate

A Quarter-Furlong at a Time

Finish first in 3 different Street Races.

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How to unlock the A Quarter-Furlong at a Time achievement

  • ImaginaryRuinsImaginaryRuins294,976
    24 Oct 2015 22 Nov 2015 18 Dec 2015
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    Street races are available after talking to an associate, Robert Topping, in Sequence 3. Look at the map and look for the double-flag icon, the same as the one on the achievement tile. There are three kinds of street races and only two of them count towards this achievement.

    1. Lap Races
    Jacob / Evie needs to come first against three opponents in a multi-lap race.

    2. A to B Races
    Jacob / Evie needs to come first against three opponents, passing through all checkpoints along the way.

    The one which does not count is the Exotic Races, which are Jacob / Evie alone racing against the train.

    Jacob and Evie always start at the back and their carriages have the same speed as the opponents. Opponents occassionally make mistakes and these are the only time to overtake them. However, when successfully taking the lead, the game mechanics allow the opponents to gain a temporary speed boost to close up quickly from behind, so there is not much room for errors.

    Jacob and Evie can acquire the following skills to increase their driving capabilities:
    1. Driver I (Level 3, 2 skill points required)
    Collisions inflict less damage and don't slow you down as much while driving.

    2. Driver II (Level 5, 4 skill points required)
    Carriages you drive accelerate significantly faster.

    Maintaining maximum speed is crucial; always pressing A to boost speed is recommended, and ramming opponents should only be done as a last resort. If you successfully take the lead, always use the mini-map and block any opponents who attempt to take over.
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    Apostle92627There are actually four types of races I've found, with Triathlon being the fourth. I'm not sure if that counts toward the achievement since Evie seems to have a mind of her own literally every time I try the race. However, I highly doubt it would since you're by yourself.
    Posted by Apostle92627 on 07 Jun 16 at 01:55
    Apostle92627Ramming them also works if you're in a good enough position that you won't get stuck. Last race I did I literally ran the first place guy off the road and got him stuck behind a wall. This was like 6 checkpoints away from the finish line in an A to B race.
    Posted by Apostle92627 on 07 Jun 16 at 01:59
    RubensXThis achievement is glitched for me, to win the races it's easy, but I have 2/3 races and the third race win doesn't count for me.
    Posted by RubensX on 14 Nov 17 at 14:50
    zoidberg1339The AI just blatantly fucking cheats in these damn races. I lead for 3/4 of the race but then on the last few checkpoints the 2nd place cart speeds way up, faster than I can possibly go, and then there’s a traffic jam on the final corner and I’m stuck. Bullshit.
    Posted by zoidberg1339 on 29 May 18 at 18:26
    jessd25Wow, the AI cheats so good, they made my game crash 1 second before i hit the finish line.
    Posted by jessd25 on 02 Jan 19 at 06:55
    PhoenixGrau951As RubensX already said, this achievement would probably not unlock and stuck at 66%. For me it helped, to delete the save, set my xbox offline and replay to sequence 3 and redo all of the three races. After finishing that I connected my xbox to Xbox Live again and did one race again. Finally the achievement unlocked then.
    Posted by PhoenixGrau951 on 07 May 20 at 01:50
    SlipKnoT 008I had no issues with the achievement unlocking but I did find the A to B races much more manageable than the lap ones. I did the two races in Whitechapel and the last one in Lambeth.
    Posted by SlipKnoT 008 on 16 May 20 at 07:44
    E Rock 31Heads up for anyone who is still working on this. Seems to be a bug that will affect this achievement. after completing 2/3 your box won't register it until it goes on the black. Don't try to finish the 3rd race yet. Quite the proper way and when on the Hkme scree be sure to quite the game. Wait a bit and check the achievements for the game. If it's in black and not grayed out, go for the third one.
    Posted by E Rock 31 on 18 May 20 at 18:04
    stargazrdecaJust got this achievement with no problems or glitches. Did the first A to B race in Whitechapel, then the 2nd A to B in Lambeth and finally returned to Whitechapel and did the Lap Race. The achievement popped after winning the last race.
    Posted by stargazrdeca on 22 May 20 at 15:54
    SilentJay76"Jacob and Evie have the same speed as the opponents." Yeah, right. Not in my game. This is mostly down to luck, hoping your opponents get stuck somewhere.
    Posted by SilentJay76 on 19 Jul 20 at 08:55
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