When you start the game for the first time, you will have to pass through a certain part of the game, before you can access the XBox Live feature. Once you have done the straight race, and then watch the cutscene, that gives the title screen, you'll be taken to a hillside with a Nissan Car. This is where you can now access the XBox Live function.
There is a much easier way, in getting this achievement and it won't take a very long time to do.
And the best part about it is that you don't actually need a lot of players to do it. The minimum you'll need is 2, so I suggest you find a boosting partner, or if you have another console with a Dummy Account, that can work as well.Lobby
, and then select XBox Live. Then select Find Match. There are 3 options you can choose from... Cops & Robbers, Race Modes & All Modes. The difference is that Cops & Robbers only gives you that event. Race Modes gives you Circuit & Sprint, and All Modes gives you all 3 Game Modes together. You will not be able to do a Cops & Robbers Event, since the minimum amount of players you will need is 4. However Race Modes & All Modes can be accessed since 2 is the minimum amount of players you need to start them up. Select one of these 2 modes, and then wait and see if you get a lobby.
If you get a lobby on your own, then you'll need to start speeding yourself up. Invite your partner to join the same lobby as yourself. This will allow you to start up your game.
If a random is in the lobby already, or if a random joins your current lobby, then you'll need to back out to the Career Mode, and then restart searching by pressing
, and then selecting XBox Live, and finding another match.
Once you have yourself and your partner in the lobby only, then you'll both need to Veto (Vote), so that you can speed up the lobby process. The trick here is that if you Veto, then you'll make the game decide a new map, and proceed onto the next step, since originally if no one votes you will have to wait around 1 - 2 minutes before the game takes you to the next phase.
Once that's done, both of you will need to press
again to start the game. If you don't do anything, then you'll have to wait 2 minutes before the game will start. If both of you press
, then the game will launch in 20 seconds. This will also lock the lobby, preventing any newcomers or randoms joining your game.Boosting Method
If you have chosen the "Race Mode", then you'll either get a Circuit, or a Sprint Race. The vote may change the game mode your going to play, but this isn't a big worry.Circuit
: This is simply a 2 or 3 lap race around a track. Decide between the two of you who is going to take the win. Once decided that person just simply needs to complete the race. The other player can just stay idle and do nothing.Sprint
: In a sprint race, you will need to race from Point A to Point B. Decide between the two of you who is going to take the win. Once decided that person just simply needs to complete the race. The other player can just stay idle and do nothing.
If you have chosen "All Modes". Interestingly you will get Circuit & Sprint Races, but you will also be able to do Cops & Robbers, despite the game originally wanting you to have 4 players to start Cops & Robbers. And now you can do it with 2 players... nice trick eh?Cops & Robbers
: If you get this game mode, consider this as a treat. You will both be placed on different teams, but there is an advantage. If both teams manage to get the same score, the game will end in a tie, but will give you a "win!"
When the match starts, 1 of you will be on the Robbers Side and the other 1 will be on the Cops Side. The Cops do nothing. The Robbers on the other hand, will want to complete 1 capture, just so that the achievement has a guaranteed chance in unlocking.
The goal for the Robbers is to find the Money, which is a money symbol located on your radar, and then once one member grabs the money, they will need to take it to the house to score. They will be timed though so if they fail to deliver the money within the time limit, they will loose the money and you'll have to try again. You have 3 minutes to try and complete a capture.
A successful capture is 150 Points. Once you've done a capture, stop everything and let the time run out. Once the round is over, you will swap over roles. The new robbers need to do the same, and capture some money and score 150 Points. Once that's done, they need to stop and let the time run out.
As soon as the time runs out, you should have a message saying "You Have Tied", since both teams have scored 150 Points. Now even though it'll say it's a tie, it'll count as a win.Note: It may be possible that you will both be awarded a "Tie" if you both decide to sit idle in both rounds for the full durationReturning To Lobby After A Race
Once the race has completed, you will both be returned to the lobby menu. The game will give another chance for randoms to join, but there is a way in which you can prevent this from happening. As soon as the lobby screen appears, press
to Veto (Vote). Once that's done, then both of you press
again to start the game. The lobby will be locked, and you will only need to wait another 20 seconds before the game launches.Handy Tips
You cannot earn this achievement in a Private Match! It must be done in a Ranked Match.
If you are having a hard-time getting the capture on the Robbers team, you can alternatively do a bust. To do this, you just need to get 1 person on the Robbers Team to grab the money, and then they need to find a Cop. Get them to go close to the cop, and they will get busted after the meter goes red. They will drop the money and give the Cops 50 Points. Repeat this alternative method when you swap roles give yourselves a tie.
If your not winning a race. You do not have to do anything, as if you stay idle throughout the entire race, you will get a DNF. Despite you have not taken part, the race will count towards the "Notorious" achievement. Just make sure you don't quit the match, otherwise it will not count towards "Notorious"
You can check and see, how many races you have completed and won, in the lobby menu. I recommend you check this after you have Vetoed, and pressed
to lock the lobby. Select Player List, and then click the profile you want to check (yourself, or your partner). Select Player Profile, and then you'll be given a list of your stats. It should also show you how many races you have done, and how many online Ranked Wins you have achieved.
Be-aware that the original website where the data is sent doesn't exist anymore, so your stats screen may be screwed up if you played the game around it's launch time, or a couple years later. The achievement will still unlock though, but it could be a question of when?
I hope my discovery and tips will be useful for you.