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The Destroyer

Drive or Explode: Cause 3 vehicles to explode within 10 seconds of hitting them.

The Destroyer-5.2
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The wording to this one is a little bit confusing. You need to make sure that not only you directly or indirectly destroy 3 cars in the span of 10 seconds, but that those 3 cars have never been hit by your car before that 10 second interval! Needless to say, that if you keep playing this mode normally, you drive as fast as you can, you will bump a lot, and since the first lap or two are easy to survive for human players and AI alike, you'd be hard pressed to do this naturally. Congrats if you did, but it requires a lot of luck - or, alternatively, careful planning. I identified two ideal solutions to pull it off, based on whether you have enough controllers or online buddies or playing solo.

1) Super-easy solution, requires 4 controllers or 3 buddies online:
Whether you're playing locally in split-screen with 4 players or by finding 3 other folks who want to get this achievement with you, the execution never changes. All human players stand still at the start, doing absolutely nothing. You can make sure to get closer to each other to make things easier, as long as you make sure there's no touching. As soon as the lead AI hits the first checkpoint, a 10 second countdown begins. When it hits 6 or so, make sure you touch all 3 cars slightly. All players will be destroyed in the span of 10 seconds by the timebomb. Achievement unlocked with little to no effort.

2) Medium difficulty solution for solo players:
Single Race, Jungle, Temple Ruins. Drive Or Explode, Expert, 7 laps. With this combination of difficulty and track, AI will be pushing and shoving each other a lot, causing many of them to go into red health as early as lap 1 or 2. Follow the pack from a safe distance, making sure you're always either last or that you have at least 3-4 cars ahead, and of course that you're never touching any other car. You will see drivers go low on health continously, but make sure you don't make a move if you're close to the finish line, which replenishes 35 health to all racers. When you see 3 cars that are on fire and with red health, hit them all in the span of 10 seconds, between the hits, the close walls, the speed loss and the other cars coming up there's good chances of them getting destroyed in a matter of seconds. It requires luck, because sometimes there's only 1 or 2 cars at a time go red on health. If you have even a single person helping you locally or online, you can make this one easier by having two players ram into merely 2 AIs, with then the second player going straight into a wall for an instadeath, after making sure you touched the car obviously. It still requires luck, but it just became notably easier. I'm reading people claim your own car counts towards the 3 counted for the achievement, but I don't believe this is the case, as I did not unlock the achievement destroying 2 cars and myself in 7-8 seconds.

A bit of a confusing achievement that requires you to play in an unnatural way, but it can be cheesed.
Ar0nP1aYz05Omg, this has to be one of the best guides ever, that easy method was so much easier, thank you so much, I got a high ratio achievement, +1 like!
Posted by Ar0nP1aYz05 on 21 Sep 20 at 09:47
Thetoptom007Probably the YouTube trying to get top solution for more views on their vid. This is the best solution!
Posted by Thetoptom007 on 23 Sep 20 at 11:40
Raw Sauce RossI don’t think Authors of guides can downvote or upvote other solutions for an achievement they have a guide for.
Posted by Raw Sauce Ross on 03 Nov 20 at 22:41
The Manic MooseSince the game has been patched, this will not unlock as per the solution. Instead, a friend rams 3 other players but each player needs to grind themselves against the wall as soon as they have been hit.
Posted by The Manic Moose on 03 Nov 20 at 22:48
C64 MatBoom!
Posted by C64 Mat on 07 Nov 20 at 14:39
FL trooper beI'm looking to boost this. Have been trying legit for hours and fed up with it lol. Message Me on live if You want to create a session or just boost it with 2 people and each with a guest account on a second controller. So hit Me up if interested
Posted by FL trooper be on 09 Nov 20 at 00:18
SG1 Warrior@ the manic moose
don’t think the game has been patched I did solution 1 today with 4 controllers 👍🏼
Posted by SG1 Warrior on 09 Nov 20 at 23:43
FL trooper beYeah I did it same way but with just 3 controllers. I blew up myself after killing my 2 guest accounts and got it. I had to do it like 5 or 6 times before it popped. So it's def true what that guys says in one of the solutions. Your own car counts for 1 of the 3 kills needed for the achievement. Possibly not always but it def happens sometimes because that's how I got it yesterday. Just tapped both guests in the back, grab the guest controllers and grind the wall til I blow up both of them before switching back to my main controller and grinding the wall until I blow myself up. @Baboy1337 I can confirm it does work blowing up your own car plus 2 AI or 2 guest accounts/ boosting buddies. I unlocked it that way. Using 3 controllers. Only have 3.
Posted by FL trooper be on 10 Nov 20 at 10:51
MatrixAffectidk if this is a consistent bug, but when i did it i was playing splitscreen with no ais and the other player afk. i just kind of pushed them up against the wall and kept driving, when they exploded it gave me the achievement.
Posted by MatrixAffect on 02 Dec 20 at 06:00
Rusty Nail zh@The Manic Moose Comment is spot on. Thanks! The solution as described above doesn't work anymore. Needs to be adjusted.
Posted by Rusty Nail zh on 14 Dec 20 at 12:24
Spaceman ATSo I tried the solo solution as stated against expert AI and I managed to get the achievement on the first go thankfully (Temple Ruins really is a great track to try this on, I'd also suggest trying the 8 Ball Highway track as the AI bump and crash around like crazy), but I never blew up 3 drivers within 10 seconds. Each vehicle DID explode within 10 seconds of me touching them though, but they were spread out over the race. One vehicle I got earlier in the race I think on lap 3, then the last two vehicles I bumped on the last lap (lap 7) causing them to crash and explode. I also crashed into the final two cars multiple times earlier in the race, but again, the final bump I got on them caused them to crash and explode within 10 seconds of that bump.

Going with what KeaganS528 also said, I think this achievement is just very inconsistent.
Posted by Spaceman AT on 22 Feb at 01:14
staR eXistenZBrilliant solution, thank you very much! Used the super easy way toast
Posted by staR eXistenZ on 06 Apr at 02:33
The AllslayerJust unlocked by destroying a second controller for the K.O achievement, not sure what that's about but'll take it laugh
Posted by The Allslayer on 04 Sep at 18:36
ITS ALivExAny comments stating the game has been patched and this no longer works are wrong. Got this using three controllers. Drove into the back of the two 'guest' controllers, until they exploded, then rammed into the wall to drain my remaining health. Achievement popped along with K.O.
Posted by ITS ALivEx on 16 Sep at 02:43