DiRT Rally achievements

DiRT Rally

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There are a maximum of 50 DiRT Rally achievements worth 4,229 (1,000), and 10 challenges

9,018 tracked gamers have this game, 88 have completed it (0.98%)

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The Only Way Is Up in DiRT Rally

The Only Way Is Up38 (10)

This is a rare achievementFinish in the Top Tier of a Hillclimb Daily in Online Events.

  • Unlocked by 613 tracked gamers (7% - TA Ratio = 3.83) 9,018  

Achievement Guide for The Only Way Is Up

98,774 (46,932)
Achievement won on 26 Apr 16
TA Score for this game: 4,229
Posted on 29 April 16 at 12:10
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Entering a Hillclimb Daily
DiRT Daily events change every day at 11.00 BST, and a Hillclimb Daily will not appear every day. The car and stage location are pre-defined by Codemasters, so if you don't see a Pikes Peak event you'll have to check back again a day later to see if one shows up. Typically there is at least 1 Hillclimb Daily every week, sometimes more.

Finishing in Top Tier
"Top Tier" is defined as finishing in the top 33% of the overall leaderboard for a Daily event once it finishes. If 600 people complete a Daily event, you would need to finish in the Top 200 in order to be classified as a Top Tier finisher.

When an event ends and you next enter the Online Events section, your rewards will be given. It is at this point that the Achievement will unlock for you if you met the requirements.

Tips for Pikes Peak Hillblimb Dailies
It goes without saying that you need to know the course in order to set a quick time. It will come to you naturally as you take part in more and more Hillclimbs, to the point where you know what kinds of corners are coming up. Many corners on this circuit are blind so knowing the layout beforehand is a big advantage.

If you get a clean run (no Penalties or major spins/crashes) you will generally finish high up on the leaderboard. Don't be afraid to brake earlier than normal in order to navigate a corner safely; it's better to lose 1 second than 15 afterall.

Knowing the cars also helps. The Peugeot 205 is very twitchy and will punish you if you push it too hard. The Audi Quattro is a reliable and predictable car to drive, and the Peugeot 405 is both quick and stable, although it does have a tendency to understeer on asphalt.

The following is a Hillclimb Daily that I completed on April 10. It should give you a general idea of how to approach each corner, with minor changes to be made depending on the weather/surface you're driving on.

Bugged Achievement for Early Unlockers:
If you completed a Hillclimb Daily before April 11, 2016 and finished in the Top Tier, your Achievement is most likely bugged and stuck at 100%. Discussion on this can be found here with an explanation of the bug below:

Small update from Codemasters:

It is nothing to do with the game, it is a background process by Xbox Live that is constantly running but can take a week to process everything. It is very out of our control.

The achievement is a counter (amount of times in top tier at hillclimb online event) that once it reaches one it unlocks, previously it was a much larger number. Changing it from that large number to the correct number with users at the unlock condition has caused problems.
So in short;

Those of us that did the first Hillclimb and finished in Top Tier increased our counters from 0 to 1.

At the time however the Achievement required a counter of 50 to unlock.

That was subsequently changed to require a counter of 1, but as many of us were already at 1, we couldn't "cross the line" from 0 to 1 and thus unlock the Achievement.
There are 2 things you can to to attempt to get this issue resolved, I recommend doing both:

> Respond to this comment on the Codemasters forums, providing your Gamertag to the Community Manager.

> Fill out this Xbox Support survey. For Question 6 the date you need to add is 04/11/16. For Question 7 the Date you need to add is 11.00 BST.
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Anima Pura
Achievement won on 19 Oct 16
TA Score for this game: 3,647
Posted on 08 January 17 at 16:54
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This is the easiest out of all the Daily Events, since it takes place in the same track all the time (Pikes Peak). The difference from time to time will of course be what part of the course you'll be racing on, the car and the weather conditions.

Regardless of all of that, if you've been racing in the Hillclimb Championship a lot, you've probably come to get familiar with the track. If you haven't, it is more than advisable to go and get some practise in either the regular championship in Career or in a Custom championship. Regardless, after a while you'll find yourself knowing what corner is ahead and how to negotiate it. It's only a matter of time and practise.

After you start feeling comfortable with the track, have a go at the Daily, while always keeping in mind that there are no restarts. Therefore, be a little on the safe side when racing in the event, especially in the 2nd and 3rd section of the track, where things can get quite technical.

With some careful driving and before you know it, you'll easily find yourself in the Top Tier.
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