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The Eliminator

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The Eliminator

Scavenger achievement in Forza Horizon 4


Collect 100 Car Drops in The Eliminator.

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How to unlock the Scavenger achievement

  • FireWheels58FireWheels58143,843
    18 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019 14 Dec 2019
    33 2 25
    Car Drops are random points that appear in the world in different locations from game to game and each drop can be only used once per game so make sure you get to them quickly before someone else steals them from you. A Car Drop is identified by three blue flares, three drones and three banners. Driving up to a Car Drop and pressing cn_X will change your car into the one shown. Cqr Drops may either give you a better car or a worse car, so unless you just want the achievement, don't bother going for the worse ones. The achievement will pop up eventually after you play more of The Eliminator and go for other achievements and rewards. Depending on your luck you may get 0-2 per game, maybe more, using 100 of these will unlock the achievement.

    According to HomelyBumRocket, some notable areas where you might expect to find car drops are:
    • Mudkickers
    • Mortimer Gardens
    • Quarry
    • Bamburgh Castle

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    iNk x horiZonexpress railyard usually spawns 3-4 at the start of a game
    Posted by iNk x horiZon on 22 Feb 20 at 02:52
    WhoIsJohn117So I am not 100% on this, so please provide feedback on your experiences. If you see gray smoke, this is where a Car Drop should spawn the next time the circle stops moving. The only exception I have seen on this is if it is too far outside of the next circle. So, if you see one and the circle is moving, you can camp out on it for the next one.

    Also, I have noticed it does tend to reuse the same Car Drops in the same round, so if the circle is getting ready to move/is moving and you just picked up a car, you have a good chance of getting the next one with camping out.
    Posted by WhoIsJohn117 on 06 Apr 20 at 16:17
    qManballin@WhoIsJohn117 - I'm going to be on the lookout for this while I'm cleaning up this achievement. I thought those smokes sometimes appear when someone beats you to the drop but then again, not all picked up drops seem to have them >.<

    *Edit: I can confirm that the gray smoke trail does appear after a drop has been picked up and it indicates a potential new drop after the zone finishes closing. Someone grabbed a drop and I grabbed another one nearby. I sat in front of one of them with a view of the other and waited for the zone to close. As it finished, the one in the distance (facepalm of course) spawned a drop.

    As for more locations or methods for finding drops:
    -common sense but be sure to use your right stick to look around as you're driving from zone to zone. Sometimes it's worth that detour to find a few drops on the way
    -barn finds are possible spawn points so be on the lookout as your move towards the next zone
    -may have been mentioned before but as the zone closes, drops outside of the zone are relocated in so try to survive to the final showdown if possible
    -not that it matters, but higher leveled cars (6's) are usually in the tree lines off the beaten path it seems
    -I like following people that are in a head-to-head because I'll be relatively safe and drops are common along their path towards the center
    -my favorite area to search is West/North-West of Glen Rannoch (top-left area of the map). People hate the mountain ranges for their head-to-heads and avoid it like the plague unless the final circle is nearby. Then I progress South-West if zone permits to Mortimer Gardens

    I think one of my best drop pick-up matches, I was able to snag about 15-20 drops and made it to the final showdown. Not wanting to participate in the showdown, I just drove outside the zone within the 30 seconds of safety.

    A moment of hilarity, as we were nearing a final showdown and I was in a level 10 vehicle, I swapped it for a level 2 Track-Tor right in front of a guy with a level 7 or 8 vehicle hoping for an upgrade challenge. Oops!
    Posted by qManballin on 08 Jun 20 at 19:25
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  • Wylaf BeulbeWylaf Beulbe806,353
    15 Dec 2019 17 Dec 2019 17 Jan 2020
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    A couple of tips for easy grind:
    1. Drops are much more likely to spawn near paved roads, so at the beginning of the event the long stretch of road near the beach has the potential of at least 3-4 drops.
    2. Know where the barn finds locations are? well there seems to be at least 1 drop right in front of a barn find location.
    3. The town where your first house is located often has 1 drop
    4. On the wind farm right below the huge wind towers, there is a chance of random drops, they are quite visible from a distance.
    5. Anywhere there is a little village (like near the left side lake) there is a high chance of single or double drops.
    6. At any of the playground arenas (quarry, train yard, muddy stunt park, beach arena) there is a high chance of a drop.
    7. once there are less than 30 players the circle becomes much narrower and the chances of drop finds lower significantly, so farm until less than 30 then choose to get into a new game or continue to the final race, its up to you.
  • DubstepEdgelordDubstepEdgelord1,243,371
    07 Apr 2020 07 Apr 2020 07 Apr 2020
    3 0 0
    Personally through experience, I believe the best way to do this is to start from Mudkickers where you can expect 1-2 drops, and head to the quarry, where you can expect 2-3 there. Bamburg and Mortimer are far too risky in my experience since they are on the edge of the map. On the way you may find 1-2. One tip I can offer that I haven't seen here is that finding drops in the dark can be a lot easier since they stand out a lot more. The most I got was 5 in 1 game.
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