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    Achievement Guide by conlan2218

    Version: 1.3 | Updated: 03/09/10 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    This guide is designed to help you get 1000 gamerscore/ all the trophies in
    Need for Speed: Shift. This is my first attempt at a guide of any kind so 
    I hope it helps! If you have any questions feel free to email me at
    gator10{at}sbcglobal{dot}net.
    
    
    
    Versions:
    
    1.0 Finished on disc achievements 2/23/2010
    1.1 Added Ferrari DLC  2/24/2010
    1.2 Finally figured out what plain text meant lol 3/5/2010
    
    
    
    
    Table of contents:
    ..........On disc achievements..........
    
    	1. Trial By Fire (10)
    	2. One Small Step (25)
    	3. Road to Success (100)
    	4. Chance of a Lifetime (100)
    	5. The Final Countdown (100)
    	6. NFS Live World Championship (150)
    	7. Driving Rookie (10)
    	8. Driving Amateur (25)
    	9. Driving Semi-Pro (50)
    	10. Driving Pro (50)
    	11. Driving Veteran (50)
    	12. Driving Hero (50)
    	13. Driving Legend (50)
    	14. Bronze Earner (5)
    	15. Bronze Hunter (10)
    	16. Bronze Collector (15)
    	17. Bronze Master (20)
    	18. Silver Earner (5)
    	19. Silver Hunter (10)
    	20. Silver Collector (15)
    	21. Silver Master (20)
    	22. Gold Earner (5)
    	23. Gold Hunter (10)
    	24. Gold Collector (20)
    	25. Gold Master (25)
    	26. Epic Earner (10)
    	27. Epic Hunter (15)
    	28. Epic Collector (20)
    	29. Epic Master (25)
    
    ..........Ferrari DLC achievements..........
    
    	1. Tifosi (20)
    	2. Online ferrari Master (20)
    	3. Challenge Star (25)
    	4. World Tour Star (35)
    	5. Nordschleife Endurance Champion (25)
    
    
    
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    Name: Trial by fire (10)
    Description: Complete the NFS Live Pre-race event.
    
    Guide: This one is as easy as they come. When you start up the game you will be 
    forced to compete in a race. All you have to do is finish this race and you will
    get the achievement.
    
    
    
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    Name: One Small Step (25)
    Description: Win your first event.
    
    Guide: Very self-explanatory, just place first in any event in the game.
    
    
    
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    Name: Road to Success (100)
    Description: Reach Tier 2
    
    Guide: At the top of the screen in career mode there is a star with the number 
    of stars required to reach the next tier of race events. In order to reach the
    second tier you will need 30 stars. Stars can be achieved in three ways. First
    of all you get one star for finishing third, two stars for finishing second,
    or three stars for finishing first in a race. Secondly, each race has two 
    different point thresholds that must be reached by doing aggressive or precise 
    moves. You et one star for reaching each threshold and the thresholds vary by
    race. Thirdly, there is always one star given for a bonus objective. If you go 
    to the event you want to race you can press LB for an event preview that will 
    list the bonus star for that race.
    
    
    
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    Name: Chance of a Lifetime (100)
    Description: Reach Tier 3
    
    Guide: To reach tier 3 you will need to get 80 stars doing the same things as 
    you did to reach tier 2.
    
    
    
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    Name: The Final Countdown (100)
    Description: Reach Tier 4
    
    Guide: You will need to obtain 180 stars to reach tier 4 using the same 
    strategies as you used to reach the last two tiers.
    
    
    
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    Name: NFS Live World Champion (150)
    Description: Win the NFS Live World Championship
    
    Guide: After getting 280 stars you will unlock a fifth tier which consists of 
    two series and one race called the NFS Live World Championship. All you have to 
    do is win all the three events and you will get the achievement. This is the 
    most competitive race in the game so I recommend using a super car (a car with 
    no upgrades available from the start) or a works converted car (a car that has
    been given all the upgrades including the works conversion). I used either the 
    Pagani Zonda F or the Lamborghini Murcielago works convert. You should have no 
    problem beating this race especially if you set AI and driving level to easy.
    
    
    
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    Name: Driving Rookie (10)
    Description: Reach Driving Level 2
    
    Guide: See Driving Legend
    
    
    
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    Name: Driving  Amateur (25)
    Description: Reach Driver Level 5
    
    Guide: See Driving Legend
    
    
    
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    Name: Driving Semi-Pro (50)
    Description: Reach Driver Level 10
    
    Guide: See Driving Legend.
    
    
    
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    Name: Driving Pro (50)
    Description: Reach Driver Level 20
    
    Guide: See Driving Legend.
    
    
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    Name: Driving Veteran (50)
    Description: Reach Driver Level 30
    
    Guide: See Driving Legend.
    
    
    
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    Name: Driving Hero (50)
    Description: Reach Driver Level 40
    
    Guide: See Driving Legend.
    
    
    
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    Name: Driving Legend (50)
    Description: Reach Driver Level 50
    
    Guide During races you will be given points for doing actions that fall into one
    of two categories. The first type of move is an aggressive move and it includes:
    
    	-Drafting opponent (Driving closely behind an opponent)
    	-Blocking opponent (Prevent an opponent from passing you by blocking 
    	 them with your car)
    	-Trading paint (make contact with an opponent)
    	-Spin opponent (uuuuuhhhh spin opponent)
    	-Dirty overtake (make contact and pass the opponent)
    
    
    The other types of moves are precision moves and they include:
    
    	-Perfect launch (Having the correct RPM at the start of the race)
    	-Racing line (Follow the racing line)
    	-Corner master (master any corner)
    	-Clean overtake (pass an opponent without touching them)
    	-Clean sector (Drive cleanly through a sector of the track)
    
    
    Doing these action will earn you more an more experience points and get you 
    closer to the 500,000 points that are required to reach level 50. There are 
    also some strategies that can help you reach level 50 faster. If you are good
    at drifting you can go to the quick race section and do a short drift track
    which will allow you to get a lot of points quickly. If you aren't good at 
    drifting then you can race at one of the short oval tracks. Do 20 laps with
    15 opponents and drive aggressively and you will get over 10,000 a race.
    
    
    
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    Name: Bronze Earner (5)
    Description: Earn 5 Bronze Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Bronze Hunter (10)
    Description: Earn 10 Bronze Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Bronze Collector (15)
    Description: Earn 15 Bronze Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Bronze Master (20)
    Description: Earn 20 Bronze Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Silver Earner (5)
    Description: Earn 5 Silver Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Silver Hunter (10)
    Description: Earn 10 Silver Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Silver Collector (15)
    Description: Earn 15 Silver Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Silver Master (20)
    Description: Earn 20 Silver Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Gold Earner (5)
    Description: Earn 5 Gold Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Gold Hunter (10)
    Description: Earn 10 Gold Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Gold Collector (20)
    Description: Earn 15 Gold Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Gold Master (25)
    Description: Earn 20 Gold Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Epic Earner (10)
    Description: Earn 5 Epic Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Epic Hunter (15)
    Description: Earn 10 Epic Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Epic Collector (20)
    Description: Earn 15 Epic Badges
    
    Guide: See Epic Master
    
    
    
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    Name: Epic Master (25)
    Description: Earn 20 Epic Badges
    
    Guide: This is the toughest achievement in the game because a couple of the 
    European tracks are very tough to master all of the corners on. That being 
    said it is still doable with practice. Throughout the game you will earn minor
    badges for doing specific things. For example, drafting 25 opponents will get
    you a minor badge for drafting. Once you collect all of the minor badges in a 
    certain category you will be awarded with an epic badge. (presumably named 
    because "epic" became popular during the making of this game) In order to get
    the achievement you must get 20 out of the 27 available epic badges. There are
    21 badges that can be done offline and 6 badges that must be done online. 
    Therefor, you can get this achievement completely offline with one badge to 
    spare.
    
    
    Epic Badge #1: Clean race at European tracks- For this badge you must perform
    a clean race at all 16 of the European tracks. The easiest way to do this is 
    to go into quick play and race a 1 lap race with 0 opponents at each of the 
    tracks. Simply finish each race without going off the track and you will get 
    the badge.
    
    Epic Badge #2: Clean race at Japanese tracks- For this badge you must perform 
    a clean race at all 7 Japanese tracks. Use the same strategy as discussed for 
    the European tracks to get this badge.
    
    Epic Badge #3: Clean race at US tracks- For this badge you must perform a
    clean race at each of the 14 US tracks. Use the same strategy as the first 
    two badges to get this one as well.
    
    Epic Badge #4: Corner Master Europe- Master all of the corners at the 15
    European tracks. It is best to use a slow AWD car to get the corner master 
    badges for the harder tracks. You must enter the corner at the correct speed
    as well as follow the race line through the corner. Braking in the middle
    of the corner will prevent you from mastering that corner. This is one of 
    the hardest badges to get Epic in because there is one corner at Nordschleife 
    that is very hard to get. Many people have made youtube videos of this corner
    so if you are having trouble check those out. It is also beneficial to run a 
    quick race with 0 opponents if you are having trouble mastering certain 
    corners.
    
    Epic Badge #5: Corner Master Japan- Master all of the corners at the 6
    Japanese tracks using the same techniques as were discussed for the 
    European Corner Master badge. 
    
    Epic Badge #6: Corner Master US- Master all of the corners at the 11 US tracks
    using the same strategies as the European corner master.
    
    Epic Badge #7: Trading paint- To get the epic badge you must trade paint with 
    250 opponents. 
    
    Epic Badge #8: Clean overtake- To get this epic badge you must perform 500
    clean overtakes. A clean overtake is when you pass an opponent without making
    contact with them. 
    
    Epic Badge #9: Dirty overtake- To get this epic badge you must do 500 dirty 
    overtakes. A dirty overtake occurs when you make contact with an opponent 
    before passing them.
    
    Epic Badge #10: Drafting- This epic badge is obtained by drafting 250 
    opponents. Drafting occurs when you drive closely behind an opponent. 
    
    Epic Badge #11: Perfect launch- Perform 250 perfect launches to get this 
    epic badge. To do a perfect launch you must get the gear indicator to turn 
    perfectly green before the race starts. It's easy to do this if you hold
    the trigger down at a constant spot instead of trying to rev the engine the
    whole time trying to get lucky. 
    
    Epic Badge #12: Difficulty- Win 15 races on hard difficulty. A very easy way 
    to do this is to turn the AI difficulty to hard and then go to quick race and
    do a one lap race with zero opponents. Do 15 races like this and you will 
    have an epic badge.
    
    Epic Badge #13: Iron man- To get this one you will have to get first place in
    10 consecutive races. You should probably get this sometime in the first tier 
    because those races are pretty easy to win.
    
    Epic Badge #14: Endurance- Finish first in every endurance event.
    
    
    Epic Badge #15: Star collector- Collect every star in tier 1, 2, 3 and 4. This 
    one is probably the most consuming and might be even harder than getting 
    European Corner master so you might want to just skip this one.
    
    Epic Badge #16: Series- Place first overall in all of the series events. You 
    do not have to win every race in every series just place first overall.
    
    Epic Badge #17: Mixed track- Win all of the mixed track events.
    
    Epic Badge #18: Defeat rivals- Beat all of the rival drivers in career. Rival
    events are unlocked when you finish on the podium in all the races in a given 
    category. Not all events have a rival race. 
    
    Epic Badge #19: US manufacture loyalty- You must put 100 miles on three
    different US manufactured cars. You can check how many miles are on each of 
    your cars by looking in the garage area.
    
    Epic Badge #20: Japan manufacture loyalty- You must put 100 miles on three
    different Japanese cars.
    
    Epic Badge #21: European manufacture loyalty- You must put 100 miles on 
    three different European cars.
    
    
    The rest of the badges can only be obtained by racing online.
    
    Epic Badge #22: Online domination- Get a podium finish in 250 online events
    to get this epic badge.
    
    Epic Badge #23: Online European champion- Get a first place finish at all
    16 of the European tracks. Must be an online race or time attack. 
    
    Epic Badge #24: Online US champion- Finish first at all 14 US tracks in an
    online race or time attack. 
    
    Epic Badge #25: Online Japanese champion- Finish first at all 7 Japanese 
    tracks in an online race or time attack. 
    
    Epic Badge #26: Online drift champion- Finish first at all 12 drift courses
    online.
    
    Epic Badge # 27: Driver duel champion- For this one you must win 10 online
    championship in driver duel as well as defend you r championship 10 times.
    
    
    
    
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    Name: Tifosi (20)
    Description: Complete an online race or time attack in all Ferrari vehicles
    
    Guide: Finish an online race or time attack using each of the new Ferraris at
    least on time.
    
    
    
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    Name: Online Ferrari Master (20)
    Description: Achieve 200 Podium Finishes in a Ferrari
    
    Guide: This can be done in exactly 200 races if you race with only 1 or 2 
    other drivers as you will be guaranteed to finish on the podium which is the 
    top three spots.
    
    
    
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    Name: Challenge Star (25)
    Description: Achieve all Stars in the Ferrari Series Competition
    
    Guide: Go to the Ferrari section in career which is located below the first
    tier. Then select the Ferrari Series Competition. There are three five race 
    series that you will have to get all of the stars in to get this achievement.
    Each series contains 30 stars with 6 stars for each race. These include three 
    stars for finishing first, two stars for reaching both of the points thresholds 
    and one star for a bonus objective that varies between the races. Each of the 
    series are restricted to one type of Ferrari so get as many upgrades as you can 
    for the cars and you shouldn't have too much trouble getting first place. If 
    you do not get the point thresholds on the same attempt when you win the race
    you can replay it and purposely go slowly so you can draft opponents and hit/ 
    spin them out in order to reach the point thresholds.
    
    Series 1: Ferrari F430 GTC Series
    
    	Race 1: Location- Laguna Seca
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Beat a lap time of 1.29:00
    		   Point thresholds- 2160/2400
    
    	Race 2: Location- Road America
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Perform a Clean Lap
    		   Point thresholds- 3200/3520
    	
    	Race 3: Location- Willow Springs GP
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Lead entire lap
    		   Point thresholds-  2160/2400
    
    	Race 4: Location- Ambush Canyon
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Own 75% racing line
    		   Point thresholds- 2560/2880
    
    	Race 5: Location- London Royal Mile
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Reach a speed of 152 mph
    		   Point thresholds- 2000/2320
    
    Notes: To reach the 152 MPH in the last race it might be easier to take off
    brake assist so the brake won't cut you off from pass 152 MPH.
    
    Series 2: Ferrari FXX Series
    
    	Race 1: Location- Brands Hutch Gp
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Beat the given lap time
    		   Point thresholds- 
    
    	Race 2: Location- Donington GP
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Perform a clean lap
    		   Point thresholds- 
    
    	Race 3: Location- Silverstone GP
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Lead for an entire lap
    		   Point thresholds- 
    
    	Race 4: Location- Spa GP
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Reach the speed threshold
    		   Point thresholds- 
    
    	Race 5: Location- Laguna Seca
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Own 75% of the racing line
    		   Point thresholds- 
    
    Series 3: Ferrari F50 GT Series
    
    	Race 1: Location- Autopolis GP
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Beat the given lap time
    		   Point thresholds- 
    
    	Race 2: Location- London Royal Mile
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Perform a clean lap
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    	Race 3: Location- Road America
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Lead for an entire map
    		   Point thresholds- 
    
    	Race 4: Location- Silverstone International 
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Own 75% of the racing line
    		   Point thresholds- 
    
    	Race 5: Location- Willow Springs GP
    		   Laps- 4
    		   Bonus star- Beat the given lap time
    		   Point thresholds- 
    
    
    
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    Name: World Tour Star (35)
    Description: Achieve all Stars in the Ferrari World Tour
    
    Guide: Go to the Ferrari section of the career menu and select the Ferrari
    World Tour which is a five race series. You simply need to get all of the
    stars in this series.
    
    Race one: Location- Road America
    	        Laps- 4
    	        Bonus star- Own 75% racing line
    	        Point threshold- 2640/2880
    
    Race two: Location- Silverstone GP
    	       Laps- 4
    	       Bonus star- beat lap time 1.05:00
    	       Point thresholds- 3280/3600
    
    Race three: Location- Tokyo Circuit 
    	       Laps- 5
    	       Bonus star- Perform a clean lap
    	       Point thresholds- 2480/2800
    
    Race four: Location- Spa GP
    	       Laps- 4
    	       Bonus star- Lead for an entire lap
    	       Point threshold- 3200/3600
    
    Race five: Location- London River
    	       Laps- 5 laps
     	       Bonus star- own 75% racing line
    	       Point threshold- 2560/2880
    
    
    
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    Name: Nordschleife Endurance Champion (25)
    Description: Complete the Ferrari Nordschleife Endurance event in 1st place
    
    Guide: Get in the Ferrari FXX and go to the Ferrari section of the career
    section which is located below the first tier. Select the endurance category 
    and choose the race at Nordschleife. If you are in the FXX you should have no 
    trouble passing all the other cars and finishing first.