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The Eliminator

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The Eliminator

Heads Up achievement in Forza Horizon 4

Heads Up

Win a game of The Eliminator without acquiring any Car Drops.

Heads Up-1.8
2 guidesOnline Game ModeVersusBuggy -
This achievement may unlock after the requirements have been met or not at all.

How to unlock the Heads Up achievement

  • xDAKxxDAKx484,173
    13 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019
    99 34 150
    They have patched the original stragegy. An updated guide with some tips on how to do this post-update is below. The head-to-head bug has also been patched.


    Thanks to all the players who offered additional info/tips/experiences etc for the old guide. If was fun while it lasted ;)

    ****** Map ******

    I made a map cataloguing a number of start and end locations for the final showdown. It's colour coded and numbered to make it as accessible as possible for everyone.


    These aren't all locations, they are all that I could remember. Also to note, some aren't exact but still in the right general area.

    If you know where orange ends let me know and if you encounter one that isn't on the map let me know (XBL screen of the final arena/circle and showdown end point) and I can update it.

    In my experience these locations are set and do not have multiple end locations but I could be wrong. I even think head-to-heads have set end locations as well but are impossible to predict because of the many, many variables. I've had several head-to-heads ending in the exact same location.

    ****** New Strategy ******

    This method can be stacked with the "Last Car Standing" achievement.
    Forza Horizon 4Last Car StandingThe Last Car Standing achievement in Forza Horizon 4 worth 147 pointsWin a game of The Eliminator.

    This can also be stacked with Pacifist but it is much harder to do now and requires a lot more luck. Many players have achieved this post update.
    Forza Horizon 4PacifistThe Pacifist achievement in Forza Horizon 4 worth 63 pointsSurvive until the Final Showdown in a Level 1 car.


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    This achievement might still be a bit buggy post-update, if you completed the requirements and the achievement didn't unlock, try dashboarding and restarting Horizon 4, it's said that this will trigger the achievement to unlock.

    Just a side note, when this mode ends up dying, you could probably jump into a game with a super low population and get it then. Might be a viable alternative in the future if you're having trouble with it. Or maybe they'll actually support it and make it fun with fun limited events where everyone has the same car only or everyone gets level 10 cars or something. Fingers crossed they support it and have fun things like that. (But hopefully they don't add anymore achievements amirite?)


    These are the steps/flow to the game that I take to get to the Final Showdown, the final race to determine the winner.

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    The Final Showdown

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    Tips for unbreakable objects

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    If you're successful you'll have gotten probably now the hardest, achievements in this DLC.

    Tips and experiences from other players

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    I'd recommend still reading the tips and experiences of other players in the old guide and comments. There are still some relevant info there and some of their experiences might give you the confidence you need to do it and/or might give you an idea of your own to win this thing.

    ****** Old *Patched* Strategy ******
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    Let me know how you go. If you've any comments/adjustments/questions for this guide add it to the comments and I'll try and answer any questions you have.

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    Ridge ReapersStarted up first game of Eliminator today. Ended up winning with the Mini first try lol
    Posted by Ridge Reapers on 22 Dec 20 at 04:45
    WapTackI was also able to finally get this. Unless youre a super good driver you should really go for an agressive playstile to eliminate as many players as possible and of course gettin a better car. I ended up in the final showdown with a LV9 car and only 4 players left. Made this a whole lot easier.
    Posted by WapTack on 27 Dec 20 at 17:29
    RaTeD I xZeRoThe picture with the Final location in the Showdown, helps me a lot. One try and the achievement was mine. Thanks
    (Sry for my english )
    Posted by RaTeD I xZeRo on 03 Jan at 11:28
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  • Dr MartyDr Marty716,041
    10 May 2020 10 May 2020 30 Sep 2020
    33 5 8
    Double Boxing strategy for that extra bit of power

    I came in 2nd so many times, just to see a level 8-10 car pass me, while I was scooting along in a level 3.
    But like most achievements, this one can be double boxed.
    Of course, you can also have friends help you with this. The more people help you, the higher your chances of winning this awful achievement. It isn't fool proof, but it will give you that edge.

    Here is what I did (and this worked on the second try):
    1. Join a convoy with your dummy.
    2. Search for Eliminator at the same time. There are never any full lobbies, so you will definitely end up in the same game.
    3. Spawn in close to each other. (Sometimes you can't see each other from the beginning of the round. However, trust me, you are in the same Eliminator game. I think it has to do with the game not showing you every single opponent from the start)
    4. Hide your main account. And hope that it will stay safe for a while. Usually, opponents are so scarce early on that no one will find you.
    5. Go car drop hunting with your secondary account. Get something nice, like a level 5-7. Car drops become more frequent as the round progresses. If you can't find a drop immediately, keep searching. They also contain better cars later on in the round.
    6. When you've acquired a nice car with your dummy, challenge your main account and purposefully lose. Voila, you have a level 5 and above car without much hassle.

    If you do this with a level 6 car and above you also unlock:
    Forza Horizon 4UnderdogDr MartyThe Underdog achievement in Forza Horizon 4 worth 86 pointsEliminate a car at least 5 levels higher than you in a Head-to-Head race.

    7. From this point on it depends again on luck and your driving skill. But mostly luck. >> You will have to survive until the end, guess the correct direction and win against the others. Hopefully they'll hug a few trees on the way and YOU ARE THE ELIMINATOR!

    Good luck! You will need it...
    Guys guys... I never said this would be easy. If you don't get it the first try, please try again. Lol
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    Dr MartyLike I said, the more people help, the better your chances that the final race is filled with your buddies. However, this might be a frustrating boosting session, because nothing is guaranteed. Which means that one person may have to attempt this dozens of times and to get everyone the achievement may take quite some time.
    Posted by Dr Marty on 28 Oct 20 at 10:35
    TJ EliminatorSo I just won a H2H and got a level 6 car was facing the right way for final showdown and was ahead and somehow they win so fast. I wish the Forza team would do an event so everyone has same car to make it more obtainable.
    Posted by TJ Eliminator on 28 Oct 20 at 12:36
    cSilentThis works. It took me 7 tries to get it with this method.
    Posted by cSilent on 27 Dec 20 at 23:42
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