I Live For this Stuff! achievement in Wheelman

I Live For this Stuff!

Complete ALL side missions with an "S" rank.

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How to unlock the I Live For this Stuff! achievement

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    Are you a TRUE Wheelman? Follow this guide and do Vin Diesel proud!

    There are 7 different side missions, with 15 levels each. Most of these side missions are unlocked as you play through the story (I believe "made to order" is the first).

    In order to unlock the next level(s) of each side mission, you have to get an "A" rank or better to move on. I believe you have to A rank all but one or two levels to unlock them all. Each side mission (with an A rank) will give you a bonus upgrade of some sort.

    So without further ado, here's the side mission list:

    Made to Order
    Upgrade: Garages Unlocked (lose a wanted level by driving into one)
    Recommended Vehicle: Superbike

    These are easy... kind of. If you have the superbike (you'll know because of its speed and the license plate says "spy hunter") it's super easy to catch the vehicles. Just airjack them, and drive them back AS CAREFULLY as possible. Don't rush it and you'll be fine.

    The only exception to this are two levels: Avinguda Accumulation and Stealing from Sagrada. These require you to steal convertables and superbikes, respectively. Since these are the fastest vehicles in the game, and you have to grab a new vehicle each time you bring one back, luck plays a bit of a factor. You NEED a superbike for these, unquestionably. So get one ASAP.

    Upgrade: Taxi Point (warp instantly to any taxi location in freeroam)
    Recommended Vehicle: Taxi (duh)

    You CANNOT leave the taxi. That's a given. Other than that, just drive from point A to point B, and be sure to check the GPS (back) to find the best route. Try to AVOID driving into destructables (like benches, tables..) and stay on the side of the road to avoid collisions. These may take a few tries, but you'll get them down.

    Upgrade: Higher Vehicle Attack Damage
    Recommended Vehicle: Anything EXCEPT a bike

    These are tough. Be sure to immediately hit every "bonus multiplier" object, and get your multiplier up to 8X (though 6X will work). Then, drive on the SIDES of the roads. Parking meters and bus shelters are worth 15,000 a piece, and will add up fast. Additionally, tables are worth a surprising amount.

    If you know some good spots (with things like lots tables and the like), try to beeline for those, if you have enough time. One that works for me is right above the contract mission "Persecution at Passeig De Gracia," where there are tons of tables and merch booths (as I call them). If you can't get here, just look around for a place that works. It WILL take practice.

    Street Showdown
    Upgrade: Faster Vehicle Top Speed
    Recommended Vehicle: See below

    As soon as the race begins, STEAL A BETTER VEHICLE. Either a superbike or convertable will do the trick most of the time. Don't worry so much about attacking the other drivers, as I found it doesn't help much (shooting out the tires sometimes works though).

    One thing to be careful is that these are kind of glitchy, in the sense that you'll be in 2nd, and it'll say your in 6th, OR the guy in first somehow finishes the race while you just finished the first lap. You want to stay near the front to avoid this, is all I can say.

    Upgrade: Increased Focus Gauge
    Recommended Vehicle: Convertable

    Contracts are like Made to Order, except you have to destroy the vehicle in question. There is never more than one, and you have to use vehicle melee. The best thing to do is play the level a few times, to learn the pattern of the AI driver, and just get close and pound the shit out of them. Quick hits will lead to a "finisher" opportunity, leading to an instant kill.

    I'd recommend doing all the Rampage missions first, since they increase your attack power, leading to a successful result faster.

    Bikes are useless, since they are so small. The convertable is almost as fast, so you should use that. I found that the Taxi of all things is pretty effective for these missions.

    Hot Potato
    Upgrade: Weapon Caches
    Recommended Vehicle: Superbike

    The superbike. All you need. Learn to make e-brake turns and hit the nitrous (X, then A) as soon as you pick up or drop off a package to keep your speed up. Practice these a few times, to plan yourself the best route.

    One exception to this is the mission "Pick up from Parc De La Ciutadella," where you have to collect packages on foot in a hedge maze. Trial and error is key here. Look at the minimap CLOSELY to see where each path leads, and make sure not to sprint (A) for too long, try tapping the A button instead.

    Upgrade: Increased Vehicle Health
    Recommended Vehicle: ANYTHING

    These involve running from a group of enemies to get to a certain destination. I found that the time-limits on these levels are pretty lenient, and you have a decent room for error to get an S rank.

    Whatever you do, DONT fight back against your enemies. This will just slow you down and more of them will swarm you. If you want to try to shoot at tires or motorcyclists, this is probably your best bet.

    Other than that, stay away from them so they can't melee (if they attack from the left, swerve right), and don't be afraid to use the nitrous to get away. Jumps work great for these missions.

    Using a motorbike during Fugitive missions is a gamble, since their speed vs their stability (you get hit hard enough and Vinnie goes flying) is a trade off. Just remember you can steal vehicles at any point, so swapping between bikes and convertables seems to work well.

    As of now, I have only 15 side missions without an S rank (and the majority are Rampages), so I think my methods will help you out.
    One tip is to take the upgrades from each mission into consideration and if they'll help out in another (for example, doing the street showdowns and getting increased speed may help for fugitive missions). Focus on getting "A" ranks first, to both unlock more missions and get the upgrades.

    This is NOT an easy task. But if you can do it, you will be a true wheelman.

    And of course, you'll unlock this along the way:
    WheelmanDiesel Powered!The Diesel Powered! achievement in Wheelman worth 248 pointsComplete ALL side missions with an "A" rank or better.

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    Eric FiltroI posted a.comment above that may help you.
    Posted by Eric Filtro on 03 Oct 15 at 20:08
    Yeah, that didn't work for me. Looks like it's gonna be the hard way. Fucking piece of shit game!!!
    Posted on 03 Oct 15 at 21:50
    Mister BudsSome tips from my experience going for this achievement.

    Rampage: Save up your focus. Never use it to boost, it's unneeded in this activity. When you're at the point in your run when you're crusing down the sidewalks, keep an eye out for oncoming trucks (the ones that would pull a trailer but don't have them in the game). When you're head-on with it activate your Aimed Shot (dpad up), quickly aim at the weakspot (just off center to the left on the grill), and molest your right trigger. My best result was £800k off one truck!

    Street Showdown: For these I prefered to stay in my starting vehicle and just drive better than the AI as well as cut corners. Even if you switch vehicles they're going to adjust their speed and outmatch you anyway. There were two races where I had to shoot out all the opponents' tires to slow them down just enough to beat.

    Contracts: I used the SUV for every single one of these. They're on the slow side but the extra weight is needed because even fully upgraded vehicle melee damage is paltry. I've seen people say that you can shoot the drivers of convertibles. Unfortunately this is not true. I tried it a few dozen times from all angles, they are bulletproof just like the vehicles. The hardest one by far is the delivery truck. Just have to keep trying it until you get lucky.

    Fugitive: This activity quickly went from the easiest to pretty frustrating with the last set. I wasn't able to beat the time on a few even with nearly complete runs of no enemy interference. For these I had to start with a superbike and get at least 60% of the way on it. This includes the ridiculous "panda" fugitive. Shoot the enemies on bikes and boost away from the cars on this one. That should be enough to keep you alive. The hardest part is when you have to squeeze through the narrow alley. The game always rubberbands that enemies to you at that point. But if you make it through there you're good.
    Posted by Mister Buds on 09 Nov 20 at 22:14
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  • H4rdcorekillahH4rdcorekillah624,363
    27 Jan 2013 27 Jan 2013 06 Dec 2014
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    Doominatorx6's guide is thorough enough, but if like me you are struggling with 's' ranking a few missions, here are a few tips:

    For some of the 'contract' missions, i found the astra was a better all round vehicle for taking down the SUV's than the convertible

    For some of the 'made to order' missions, I found catching up to the target vehicle was quickest when you boosted up to them, so i recommend a car as the drifting helps build the boost bar quicker

    One of the 'hot potato' missions called Torres monumental which you collect packages around a stadium. I could not for the life of me find the last package (maybe im just dumb), its situated underneath the stadium which you get to it by going round to the back of the stadium
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