Burnout Paradise Servers to Close in August

By Rebecca Smith, 6 days ago
Believe it or not, Burnout Paradise was released 11 years ago. While there hasn't been a new instalment in the franchise since, the game was remastered for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It's likely to be for the latter reason that the servers for the Xbox 360 version of the game have been confirmed for closure in August.

Once the game's servers go offline, players will be able to play all single player and offline modes for the game, and the game's offline DLC. However, none of the online multiplayer modes will be available. This means that some of the game's achievements will become discontinued on August 1st, when the servers are closed. The full list of achievements that will be affected is below:

Main Game

Burnout ParadiseOnline RacerThe Online Racer achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 18 pointsComplete an online Race

Burnout ParadiseFirst WinThe First Win achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 37 pointsWin Your first 8 Player online Race

Burnout ParadiseOnline ChampionThe Online Champion achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 77 pointsWin 10 online Races

Burnout ParadiseOnline and KickingThe Online and Kicking achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 101 pointsComplete 20 online Events

Burnout ParadiseFirestarterThe Firestarter achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 77 pointsMake 50 online Rivals

Burnout ParadiseJust for PicsThe Just for Pics achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 16 pointsMake Your First online Rival

Burnout ParadiseHappy SnapperThe Happy Snapper achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 31 pointsSend 5 Camera Shots

Burnout ParadiseNotoriousThe Notorious achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 72 pointsSend 50 Camera Shots

Burnout ParadiseHotshotsThe Hotshots achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 99 pointsGet 50 Snapshots in your Lineup

Burnout ParadiseJoin the PartyThe Join the Party achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 19 pointsComplete 1 online Challenge

Burnout ParadiseParty CrasherThe Party Crasher achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 37 pointsComplete 25 online Challenges

Burnout ParadiseParty AnimalThe Party Animal achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 129 pointsComplete 250 online Challenges

Burnout ParadiseBlock PartyThe Block Party achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 152 pointsComplete 2 whole sections of online Challenges (excluding PDLC)

Burnout ParadiseBurnout SkillsThe Burnout Skills achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 119 pointsIn 8 Player online Freeburn lead 6 of the Today's Best Scores

Burnout ParadiseCriterion FeverThe Criterion Fever achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 33 pointsCatch Criterion Fever - Visit www.burnout.ea.com to find out more


Cops & Robbers DLC

Burnout ParadiseThe Right Side of the LawThe The Right Side of the Law achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 72 pointsAwarded for being on the winning Cops team in a Cops and Robbers game on Xbox LIVE

Burnout ParadiseThe Gang Is Back In TownThe The Gang Is Back In Town achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 73 pointsAwarded for being on the winning Robbers team in a Cops and Robbers game on Xbox LIVE

Burnout ParadiseGoldenThe Golden achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 70 pointsAwarded for delivering the Gold to your team base in a Cops and Robbers game on Xbox LIVE


Big Surf Island DLC

Burnout ParadisePeople PersonThe People Person achievement in Burnout Paradise worth 66 pointsAwarded when you complete all 10 Island Freeburn Challenges. These can be completed by 2 - 8 players

Players were notified of the server closure through e-mail. You can read the full e-mail below if you haven't received one yourself:

Hello, burnout fans!

It was great fun to race with you through Paradise City since 2008. We would like to thank you for spending time exploring the city, doing cool stunts and shattering billboards and racing together. Now that we have been entertaining you on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC for 10 years, we now have to tell you with a heavy heart that we will officially shut down the servers from August 1, 2019. Of course, you can still play the game offline on the usual platforms, including all extra content (such as Big Surf Island), if you have downloaded them.

If you want to experience Paradise City again in 4K and from the beginning with all premium DLCs (including Big Surf Island - for the first time on PC), you can find Burnout Paradise Remastered in the stores for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin.

Thank you for your many years of support!

- Criterion and the Burnout Paradise development team
The Xbox 360 version of the game has already been delisted from the Microsoft Store, disappearing in January last year. If you already own the game, or manage to find a disc copy at a retailer nearby, make sure you get all of the online achievements completed before the servers close on August 1st. The Xbox One version of the game is unaffected and the servers will remain open on that platform.

We've got the full list of Burnout Paradise achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

Check out our Best Xbox One Racing Games Available in 2019 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Credit for this story goes to Quickdontdie
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.