Nomad achievement in WRC 8

Nomad

Drive over 2,000km in any mode

Nomad-1.4
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How to unlock the Nomad achievement

  • iTz Canada EhhiTz Canada Ehh1,005,705
    24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020
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    To earn this achievement, you need to drive 2000 km in any game mode in the game.

    This will most likely be the last achievement you earn, unless you get incredibly unlucky and struggle with the Perfectionist achievement.

    Basically, what I did was let this come as naturally as possible. I started my career in WRC 2, then moved on to WRC 2 Pro the next season, then WRC the following season after and did 3 full WRC seasons, for a total of 5 career seasons. I raced in every rally over those 5 seasons aside from 4-5 of them, and only did rest and maintenance events for the other calendar events (aside from 1 Historic event for the achievement). At the end of my 5th season (3rd full WRC season), I had about 1900 km driven. You can check your distance driven on the Main Menu under Driver Card > Stats.

    What I did for the remaining km's is go to Quick Play, choose Neste Rally Finland, and race on Paijala Reverse. This track is 17.51 km and it takes about 9 minutes to do. I personally felt this was the fastest way to get distance driven. Others have mentioned Spain and Australia, but this for me was the fastest. You can also do Horkka Reverse in the Neste Rally Finland as you can do 7.42 km in about 3 minutes and 45 seconds, which works out to a similar distance/time ratio as Paijala. Once you complete the race, your achievement will unlock.

    Also of note, if you plan on doing any of the weekly challenges, I don't believe they count towards your distance on the stats page, but they do count for the achievement. Either that, or multiplayer km's don't count. On the stats page, I've driven 1995 km, but I unlocked the achievement. I did one challenge race, as well as one multiplayer race. So just be aware if you do a lot of challenges / multiplayer races, you may be closer than you think.
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  • DuttsoDuttso225,578
    01 Aug 2020 01 Aug 2020 01 Aug 2020
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    So this will almost certainly be the last achievement you do. Definitely wait until you have all others until you go for this.

    If, like me, it is your last achievement, you'll want to know the fastest way to do this. I decided to test every fast track to see which I could get the highest average speed on, and thus cover the most distance in the shortest amount of time. I tried all fast tracks in Chile, Australia, Portugal and of course Finland (you've probably seen the loading screen tip telling you that the last 9 of 10 Finnish rallies were the fastest that season, and earned the nickname "Finnish Grand Prix" roll ).

    Finland's Ouninpohja Reverse course comes out the fastest track in the game. I was able to complete it's 10.35km in 4:45, giving an average speed of 130.74kph.

    How to go about getting this achievement in the easiest way possible:

    1. Make sure you have damage set to visual only.
    2. Enter quick play > Finland > Ouninpohja Reverse.
    3. I found the Hyundai to be the easiest car to control, and achieved all of my fastest times with it.
    4. Tune your car! Where there are two values, the first is the front value, the second is the rear value.

    Suspension:
    Springs: 15,000 - 20,000
    Shock compression: 2,500 - 2,500
    Shock rebound: 1,000 - 1,000
    Ground clearance: 30 - 30
    Anti-roll bars: 20 - 18

    Differential:
    Leave as is, move LSD preload (central) to 90. This will allow you to use your handbrake easier, as it will let your rear wheels spin at a different speed than your front. Helps you get round corners smoothly and in a controlled manner.

    Brakes: 55. Means you can tap the brakes without the rear of the car sliding out much.

    Transmission:
    Gear ratio: 4.5
    1st: 2.8
    2nd: 2.1
    3rd: 1.6
    4th: 1.3
    5th: 1.0
    6th: 0.8

    This set up will allow the car to be driven very quickly without it bouncing much. You will really have to flick it into the corners to get it to turn, but it means you'll maintain control in the high speed sections.

    5. If you get a penalty, just keep going. If you crash awkwardly, just hold Y to reset. Penalties don't matter here.

    6. At the end, just go to Restart (unless you want to save your ghost to race against in future attempts). Hitting restart still counts towards your total.

    7. Don't be afraid to slam into the wooden railings - you don't take damage. Particularly useful for the first corner and the section with houses.

    8. Take it easy. Try to enjoy this, you might be doing this for a while. Just focus on gently flowing through corners at a respectable speed (when you're not smashing into the railings) rather than going for a world record. Just keep the car chugging round the track.
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