Electronic Arts 14633197464 Video Games User Manual

COMPLETE CONTROLS.............................................................. 1
GENERAL INFORMATION.......................................................... 2
GAME MODES.............................................................................. 3
AUTOLOG..................................................................................... 3
EASYDRIVE.................................................................................. 4
KINECT.......................................................................................... 5
MAP................................................................................................ 6
FPD................................................................................................ 7
COLLECTIBLES............................................................................ 9
MODIFICATIONS......................................................................... 10
MULTIPLAYER.............................................................................. 11
Default Controls
Move camera
Change view
Spot player (Multiplayer only)
Pause menu
Most Wanted
The Fairhaven Police Department has a list of many of Fairhaven’s streetracers, some of which
are only known by aliases. The top 10 elite of this select group are the FPD’s Most Wanted. To
earn the opportunity to meet and beat these racers, you will have to earn enough Speed Points
through competing in events and exploring the city.
Defeat one of the Most Wanted racers and you will have the chance to take them down and
claim their car as your own. Why take them down? Because the cars these racers drive won’t
be found on the streets until you have gone wheel-to-wheel and won them.
Freedrive is open world freedom. It’s your chance to trigger a pursuit with the FPD, hit those
Billboards, or simply explore the city of Fairhaven.
If you feel like getting physical, then you can take other racers and cops down. Taking down
racers scores Speed Points and slows them down. Taking down cops is one way to get away,
but wrecking police units will increase your HEAT level too.
If the police trap you, then you must escape before the Busted bar fills completely. When you
are Busted, you will be returned to the location of the Jack Spot you most recently used, and
lose any Speed Points which you earned in the Pursuit.
Evading the police is all about breaking visual contact with pursuing units. Drive fast,
handbrake around corners, jump through Billboards, hit drops, and look for shortcuts to
get away.
The circle on your mini-map highlights where the police are searching for you. Get out of this
zone and you will evade the police and enter Cooldown.
Once you have evaded the police and broken visual contact, you enter Cooldown. This is the
period of time in which the police are searching for any fugitive that has escaped a pursuit.
If any police unit spots you during this time, the pursuit will restart. Avoid being noticed until
the end of the Cooldown period and you will escape.
Evade the police and you have a chance to escape. Burn that Nitro or find somewhere to park
and hide. Whatever your chosen tactic, you will need to stay unnoticed until the pursuit is
called off and you have made your getaway.
You are surrounded by the FPD and must try to escape in the fastest time possible.
Circuit Race
Race multiple laps around key locations in the city.
Sprint Race
Take part in a location-to-location race, one-way, as fast as possible. Follow the checkpoints to
reach the finish.
Speed Run
SpeedWalls show you the fastest people on your Most Wanted list. Who jumped the farthest?
Who has the highest speed through each Speed Camera? Who is dominating an event? Your
SpeedWall tells all.
Speed Points
To climb the rankings in your Most Wanted list, you need Speed Points. Do well in events,
rank-up online, or beat your friends’ times; all of these will earn you the points you need to
seize that number one spot. Jump through Billboards, log yourself as the fastest through Speed
Cameras, takedown cops, drift those corners and build up that total.
Powered by Autolog 2.0, the race-tuned heart of Most Wanted, this is the way you can stay in
touch with your progress and scores of your Most Wanted friends.
Updating in real-time, Autolog 2.0 will tell you when a friend has beaten your score, if there’s
an event waiting to be completed, and measure your performance against the others who are
out there challenging the streets.
If you want information and want it fast, Autolog 2.0 will keep you up to speed.
Explore, discover, race.
Fairhaven is a big city and there are lots of things to see and do. For instant access on the
move, activate EasyDrive. There’s no need to stop the action, no maps, no wait, and no
problem. EasyDrive is designed to take you where you want as you drive.
Select from each car’s events to be guided to it via your mini-map, or select the option to jump
straight there and start the action right away. EasyDrive will also remember the last event you
played and give you the option to replay it at any time.
Want to know the challenge in front of you? EasyDrive grades the difficulty of all the events and
tells you the reward you can expect from completing it.
And that’s not all. EasyDrive also gives instant access to your Autolog Recommended events.
It lets you select Multiplayer and jump straight into the gear-shifting world of Most Wanted
online. You will be able to get the latest info on your Most Wanted list and progress on the
Most Wanted rankings. You also get fast access to all the vehicles you have discovered; simply
select the one you want and you can jump straight to it.
Everything you need to know to become the Most Wanted, whenever and wherever you want it,
right away at the touch of a button... that’s EasyDrive.
Autolog Recommends
Maintain the highest average speed you can on a point-to-point course.
Autolog 2.0
Autolog Recommends is a quick-view guide to the events that are available to you.
Once you’ve unlocked an event, Autolog Recommends shows your score and those of your
friends. Want to see if a friend is ahead of you or if you’ve left them in the dust? This is the
place to come. Haven’t unlocked an event yet? Then you can see the time your friends have set
and get ready to take them on.
The Multiplayer option gives you the ability to join your friends online, join other players
in online Public Games, or create Friends Games where you can serve up your own
Custom SpeedLists.
Kinect® gives you voice control over your EasyDrive menu and other selected car controls,
letting you keep your hands on the wheel while you access these features. Using it is as simple
as saying what you see to make it happen.
To open EasyDrive say “EasyDrive”. To close EasyDrive, just say “Drive”. On the main menu,
read out the option (“races”, “change car”, “customize car”, and more) you’d like to select and
you jump straight to it.
On the submenus, moving through options is as simple as saying “Next” to move down the
menu and “Previous” to move up. When the option you want is highlighted, say “Yes” to open
it. Want to go back up a level in the menu? Then simply say “Go Back”. Want to see more? Say
“Show More” to move down screens with multiple pages.
If you are experiencing problems with Kinect Command recognition, try reducing your volume
levels. Kinect voice control is only available in single player.
Jack Spots
Make your car switches smoother with Kinect. Drive to the Jack Spot and say “Drive Car” when
you are close to the car to switch between vehicles.
Change your view on the move by saying “Change View”. Want to look back at the other cars
behind you while you’re driving? Then just say “Rear View”.
Access EasyDrive by saying “EasyDrive”. To exit, just say “Drive”.
EasyDrive In Events
When you’re in an event, you can use Kinect to restart a level. Just say “Retry” to go back to
the beginning of that event. Want to leave an event? Then say “Leave Event”.
Want to locate the nearest Speed Camera? Wondering where there is a Billboard nearby? Then
call out “Speed Cameras”, “Jack Spots”, “Recommends”, “Billboards”, or “Races” to filter the
map in order to highlight those locations. Just say “Open Map” to shortcut straight to the map
screen when driving.
Starting And Stopping Your
To start your car with Kinect, say “Engine Start” or “Ignition”. You can also stop the engine by
saying “Engine Off”.
Looking Around
Say “Look Around” to rotate the camera around your car. It’s a great way to admire your ride or
to spot any police units that are trying to sneak up on you.
EasyDrive Shortcuts
You don’t even need the menu open to use Kinect, just say “Races”, “Customize Car”, “Change
Car”, “Most Wanted Cars”, Autolog Recommends”, “Tires”, “Nitrous”, “Chassis”, “Body”,
“Transmission”, or “Multiplayer” to open those menus.
You can pause the game simply by saying “Pause Game”. Say “Drive” to return to the action.
This guide doesn’t just show the streets of Fairhaven. Find a Billboard, discover a Bodyshop, or
crash though a Security Gate, and it will be shown on your map.
The more you explore the more you’ll discover, and everything you find will appear here along
with its SpeedWall challenge.
Your map will also show you all the events you can compete in, with every car you discover
opening up more opportunities. Simply select an event and you can jump straight to it, or
display a route to reach it.
Map Symbols
Want to locate the nearest Speed Camera? Wondering where the closest Billboard is located?
Then select the view you want to see on the map.
Your heads up display (HUD) includes a GPS driven mini-map and is capable of displaying all
known race routes used in Fairhaven. The mini-map shows your current route, pursuing police
units, and allows you to plan your escape.
This modified police kit will also display the radius you must escape in order to evade the
police and enter Cooldown.
The nemesis of Fairhaven’s street racers, the Fairhaven Police Department has an array of
different vehicles and tactics designed to take you down and end your race. You won’t be able
to make your name without encountering the cops, and when you do, they will go all out to
stop you.
HEAT is the system the FPD uses to prioritize pursuits in Fairhaven. The higher the HEAT level,
the more police units and tactics will be deployed to bring a pursuit to an end.
Taking down vehicles, speeding, and remaining in a pursuit all increase your HEAT level,
making your escape more difficult. Staying out of sight will cause your HEAT level to decrease.
Dispatch is the coordinating voice of the FPD. The police dispatch team gives the FPD’s mobile
units their orders, intel and directions.
Patrol Cars
The Crown Victoria is used by police forces across America. Combining speed, durability, and
reliability, these Patrol cars are the frontline against street racers. Patrol cops have Lemur,
Charlie, and Echo call signs.
Highway cars are upgraded Patrol cars especially modified to handle pursuits. Tougher,
faster, and with advanced drivers at the wheel, these units will be called out if their Patrol car
colleagues hit trouble. You are that trouble.
Interceptors are the fastest units in the FPD’s garage. Light, nimble, speedy Chevrolet Corvettes
crewed by highly skilled drivers; these Interceptors are almost impossible to escape through
pure speed alone. All Interceptors use ‘Indigo’ call signs.
The FPD’s heavy hitters; these specially designed Ford Interceptor SUVs are brought in to
takedown street racers who just won’t stop for Patrol Cars. Rhino cops use ‘Romeo’ call signs.
Tactical Units
Large, armored police response vehicles; these mobile roadblocks are impossible to takedown.
When a pursuit goes on long enough, the police will mobilize these units to make roadblocks,
close side roads and reduce your escape options.
Used to contain suspects, police roadblocks can be evaded or taken down. Try to avoid hitting
cars around the engine blocks where they are the heaviest, watch out for spikestrips, and if
you see a tactical roadblock, evade – these bad boys can’t be taken down.
A chained set of spikes in a plastic cover; these devices puncture tires, slowing vehicles
and making them hard to control. Deployed manually across roadblocks, or dropped from
intercepting police vehicles, spikestrips have been the end of many street racers.
Police Radio Codes
10-1 10-2 10-3 10-4 10-5
10-6 10-10 10-30 10-31 10-32 10-34 10-36 10-40
10-41 10-42 10-43 10-44
11-50 11-51 11-52 11-53 11-54 11-55 11-56
11-57 11-58 11-59 11-23 Responding
Cancel response
Arrived on scene
Message received, understood, acknowledged
Return/returning to station
Back-up required
Patrol unit back-up
SUV/Rhino unit back-up
Interceptor unit back-up
Tactical back-up needed
Suspicious vehicle
Speeding vehicle
Wreckless driver
Vehicle wanted
Racing vehicles
Hit & run
Auto accident
Tractor trailer accident
Spilled cargo
Traffic hazard
Tow truck required
Transport required
Accident – no detail
Major emergency
Vehicle out of service
Changing Cars
The Mobile Data Computer (MDC) is the FPD’s guide to locations, suspect descriptions, and the
position of supporting units. Every police unit has one of these devices onboard to coordinate
pursuits and Cooldown searches.
Fairhaven’s street racers carry hacked versions of this police support equipment to help them
get around the city and to avoid the police.
You can change your car by driving to a Jack Spot, or by jumping to one via EasyDrive.
Security Gates
Police slang for a civilian car.
From Billboards to Jack Spots, Speed Cameras to Bodyshops – there is a lot to find out there.
There are Billboards all around the city just waiting for you to find them and set your distance.
To complete a jump and register a score, you will have to smash the Billboard and land
without crashing.
Every completed jump will win you Speed Points. If one of your Most Wanted friends has set a
distance from a Billboard, then you will see their distance set against yours.
The driver with the longest jump will have their picture displayed on that Billboard.
Jack Spots
Fairhaven’s street racers have located Jack Spots around the city. Find the Jack Spots and
you can get behind the wheel of some of the finest automotive engineering ever to grace the
road. As each vehicle has its own set of five races, you will have to find and drive all these cars
before you can truly claim to have mastered the streets of Fairhaven.
Once you have found a Jack Spot, you can jump into the vehicles there through EasyDrive.
Stuck in a pursuit? Then switch vehicles at a Jack Spot without being seen to get away. This
tactic won’t work in Ambush, though. In Ambush events you will just have to use your skill and
wits to get away.
Speed Cameras
Each Speed Camera has its own SpeedWall to show you who went through these speed traps
the fastest.
Concealing escape routes and Jack Spots; Security Gates are there to be crashed through to
gain you Speed Points.
There are Bodyshops across Fairhaven, just waiting to fix or re-spray the vehicle you are
driving. Driving through a Bodyshop will change the color of your vehicle, and when it’s
damaged, will fix it up instantly. If you wreck in Freedrive, then you will restart at your
nearest Bodyshop.
Modifications (“mods”) are upgrades for your vehicles. You can earn these by finishing 1st
or 2nd in events. Once you have gained a mod, you can apply it to your vehicle through the
modification option on EasyDrive.
Available mods include engine upgrades, tires for grip, aero packages, even improvement to
the strength of your car’s chassis, all of which are designed to help you achieve the top spot on
the Most Wanted list.
Want to know what the mod will do? The display here will show the stats of your current car
with or without the mods so you can choose a package that suits you.
Pro Mods
These special Pro mods are only available to the most dedicated of street racers, the ultimate
upgrades available to Fairhaven’s racing community. Master the streets, demolish those times,
and claim these Most Wanted mods.
In the Single Player game, Pro mods have to be unlocked for each car individually. In
Multiplayer, when you complete a Pro Driver Milestone for driving with a particular type of mod,
all mods of that type are upgraded to Pro for all cars.
Fairhaven, home to the hottest driving action on the planet and with Multiplayer, it only gets
hotter online.
In Multiplayer, you start at SpeedLevel 1 with a set of specially selected preset cars; these
are hand-tuned with a fixed set of preset mods to get you straight into the action. Hit higher
SpeedLevels and you will unlock more cars that can be customized. If you want to change your
ride in the game, bring up EasyDrive and select Change Car.
Online gameplay is served up in SpeedLists – sets of five events designed to challenge even
the best of drivers. From Speed Tests to Races to Team Races and Challenges, every event in
the SpeedList starts with a Meet Up. Drive to the Meet Up on the map and drive fast – whoever
gets there first gets a Speed Points bonus. If you’re ever stuck, then check the Ticker at the
bottom of the screen. It’s always there telling you what to do next.
Ready to go?
Speed Level
Your Multiplayer SpeedLevel determines how much you’ve unlocked to play with. As you go up
from SpeedLevel 1 to 70 you’ll unlock more cars, Milestone Lists, Sweet Revenge Awards and
License Plates.
The number of Speed Points you have determines your Multiplayer SpeedLevel. So if you have
played the Single Player game and earned some Speed Points, the next time you return to
Multiplayer, you’ll find your SpeedLevel has increased and unlocked even more cool stuff to
play with online.
Need for Speed
A pre-selected set of cars for you to drive in Multiplayer. These preset cars can be identified
by the
icon next to their name in EasyDrive. These cars come with a fixed set of mods
designed to get you into online play and cannot be customized.
Custom Cars
Once you reach SpeedLevel 2, you’ll start unlocking cars that you will be able to customize.
Each is unlocked with Stock components and a basic paint job.
To unlock mods to customize these cars, open up Customize Car in EasyDrive and check out
the Milestones that are available. Complete the Milestone and the mod will be yours to equip to
that car using the options in EasyDrive.
Tip: Once you’ve unlocked a Milestone for a car, progress towards that Milestone still counts
if you’re driving the Need for Speed version of the same car.
Every car has a list of Milestones for you to achieve. Reaching these Milestones will unlock
mods and paint for your car. To unlock further mods for your car, complete the mod
Milestones. These will require you to complete a Milestone with a mod you have already
unlocked equipped to the car.
Milestone Lists
As you get to higher SpeedLevels, lists of additional Milestones will be unlocked. Complete
these for Speed Point rewards, collectible License Plates and Pro mods.
These Milestone Lists and your progress to completing the Milestones they contain can be
viewed in the Milestone Lists section of Driver Details.
Public Game
Online Multiplayer where SpeedLists are served up automatically and everyone competes to be
the Highest Scoring Player.
Friends Game
Online Multiplayer between invited players, where players can join up to drive Fairhaven
together. Once players are together in a Friends Game, the player that set up the game can
then opt to: take the group of players who have joined up together into a Public Game, serve up
their own Custom SpeedLists, or kick off automatically served Criterion SpeedLists using the
options that are available to them in EasyDrive.
SpeedLists are the heart of Multiplayer – a specially selected set of five events that are played
back-to-back. The objective of a SpeedList is to finish the SpeedList as the Highest Scoring
Player by earning more Speed Points than anyone else.
The most important thing to remember while playing Multiplayer is to keep an eye on the
Ticker at the bottom of screen – it always tells you what you need to do at any time.
Meet Up
Every event in a SpeedList starts with a Meet Up. Just follow the green line on your mini-map
to the red pulsing circle. Get there first for a Speed Points Bonus. Once everyone’s there, the
event will begin.
Tip: If you run out of time or leave the Meet Up location after driving to it, don’t worry, your
car will automatically be relocated to the Meet Up in time for the start of the event.
Car Restrictions
Sometimes a SpeedList will serve up an event that will require you to drive a certain class
of car. When this happens, access EasyDrive to select from the list of eligible cars you’ve
unlocked for that event and drive to the Meet Up.
If you don’t get to the Meet Up in the right car in time, then you will automatically be swapped
into a default version of an eligible car before the event starts.
Multiplayer Car Classes
Car Restricted Events and some Multiplayer Milestones require you to drive a particular
class of car.
There are 7 classes of car: Everyday, Exotic, Grand Tourer, Muscle, Race, Sports, and SUV.
Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro
Ford Focus RS500
Ford Focus ST
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 2
Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION X
Subaru Cosworth Impreza STI CS400
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Ford GT
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Lexus LFA
McLaren MP4-12C
Pagani Huayra
Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Study
Koenigsegg Agera R
Grand Tourer
Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible ISR
Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Porsche Panamera Turbo S
BMW M3 Coupé
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Mercedes-Benz SL 95 AMG Black Series
Shelby COBRA 427®
Ariel Atom 500 V8
BAC Mono
Caterham Superlight R500
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Audi R8 GT Spyder
Jaguar XKR
Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV
Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante
Marussia B2
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0
Tesla Roadster Sport
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Range Rover Evoque Coupé
Switching Cars in Multiplayer
Use the Change Car option in EasyDrive to change your car while in Multiplayer.
Between every SpeedList, there is an Intermission. This gives you time to Freedrive, change
and customize your cars, and explore anything you might have unlocked during a SpeedList.
Multiplayer Races
Multiplayer Races begin at a Meet Up – there is no starting grid and no rules, so jostle for the
best start you can get and race through the Checkpoints.
Your finish position determines the Speed Points you get. If you fail to complete the Race in
time, you’ll get a DNF and receive no Speed Points.
Multiplayer Team Race
Arrive at the Meet Up to be sorted into two teams. The objective of a Team Race is to be the
team that earned the most Speed Points at the end of the event. Speed Points are earned from
your Finish Position, from Takedowns and from Spot Bonuses. A Team Race doesn’t finish until
the last player has crossed the Finish or the Race Timer runs out. So once you’ve claimed your
Finish Position, seek out opponents, spot them and take them down to boost Speed Points for
your team.
Multiplayer Speed Tests
Speed Tests are 90 seconds of intense competition where everyone competes to set the
highest speed through a Speed Trap, the longest jump, drift or time.
Race to get your score on the scoreboard first for a Speed Points bonus, then protect that score
by improving it or by taking down opponents to eliminate them from the Speed Test.
Eliminations are active during Speed Tests – this means that if you Takedown an opponent,
their score is frozen on the scoreboard and they are no longer able to set a higher score. If
you’re eliminated, do all you can to Takedown opponents and protect your score.
Custom SpeedLists
Custom SpeedLists are SpeedLists that you can create yourself with your favorite events to
play in Friends’ games.
To create a Custom SpeedList, access the Edit SpeedLists option from the Multiplayer Map
Screen. In order to play your Custom SpeedLists, you must be the player that created the
Friends Game.
License Plates
You can earn License Plates to show off to other players online by completing Milestones and
other secret challenges.
To customize your License Plate, access the Customize License Plate menu from the Driver
Details Screen.
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Highest Scoring Player
The Highest Scoring Player is the player who currently has the most Speed Points during the
SpeedList events. Takedown the Highest Scoring Player for additional Speed Points.
Multiplayer Challenges
Sweet Revenge Awards
Multiplayer Challenges are multi-part events where everyone cooperates to complete a
Challenge against the clock.
Check the Ticker for what you have to do and race to get your part of the Challenge done
fastest, or make the greatest contribution for the most Speed Points.
Tip: In cooperative actions like Jump Over, working together is what’s important, so you’ll
get an equal contribution for jumping over a car, as you will if your car is the one that’s parked
up and being jumped over.
If you are taken down multiple times without getting a Takedown yourself, a Sweet Revenge
award is activated. These will give you the ability to drive the same car as the person who took
you down, gain limitless Nitrous for a short time, be hardened against impact for a limited time,
or get a one-touch Takedown ability.
To assign which Sweet Revenge Award you wish to be activated for the car you’re driving,
access Customize Car in EasyDrive.
If you do something unique in an event, you’ll get a Ticket issued at the end of it for a Speed
Points bonus.
Tip: The Frenemy Ticket earns you the most Speed Points – awarded by beating the most
Friends SpeedWalls in an event.
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