A new movie will appear once you reach your current destination. Mia will welcome you to your new hideout. She will also offer a place to keep your current cars. That’s not all. You will be able to pick ALL challenges from the garage screen. The drivers from the Black List will require you to complete a number of races and police pursuits. Thankfully, the list of challenges in most of the situations will exceed the number of required races. As a result, I will be presenting only those challenges who aren’t too hard. Thanks to that you will be able to advance in the career much faster than usual. You should also remember that you have an opportunity to repeat the completed races in order to get more cash. Furthermore, you’ll be able to do it even if you advance to the higher place on the Black List. In that case use the arrows on your keyboard to pick a desired “class”. There’s only one exception. It involves the drivers from the Black List. You won’t be able to race them again in the future.
The first guy you will be trying to take down is nicknamed Sonny. You may only start the challenge after you achieve all of his requirements. The list of the desired challenges is visible on your screen at all times. Here are the current requirements:
1) Races won: 3
2) Milestones completed: 2
3) Total number of points: 20000+.
It would be a good idea to explain that the number of accumulated points depends on how long the pursuit takes place and the damage that has been done to the other cars and the neighbourhood. You shouldn’t have any problems with getting the first 20000 points. You will also notice that you may start the pursuit on your own. Reckless driving will be considered a crime and resolve in an increased attention from the police. You may also drop your car in those spots that are being patrolled by larger groups of police forces. That’ll help you to start the pursuit faster than using standard methods.
Like I said before, you may proceed to the challenges without leaving the garage itself. You must only pick a desired race or a police challenge. Don’t forget to spend your cash on performance and visual improvements. As an example, you might consider buying new brakes. You should be able to afford them. Remember to check back to the part shop often.
1. Circuit – Ironwood Estates
This race is a rather easy one. Furthermore, you will have an opportunity to use several shortcuts along the way. You should notice a small path on your left (#1). It’s located near the start. Destroy the small fence in order to get there. Be sure to check your map often in order to locate new types of shortcuts. A second one will be much more interesting. Don’t turn left, instead continue moving forward (#2). You’ve got to be extra careful, because even the smallest mistake will result in a serious crash. Nevertheless, I would recommend using this path often.
A rather challenging corner awaits you near the finish line. You have to be careful. I wouldn’t recommend leaving the main road, because you might hit a nearby gas station (#1).
2. Sprint – Diamond & Union
You will encounter your first shortcut on the left. It’s located near the start line (#1). This road should be visible on your map. Destroy the metal gate (this shouldn’t be a problem). Doing that will help you to extend your lead even more. A series of mild corners await you. Don’t brake too often, instead concentrate your efforts on picking the right shortcuts. More challenging corners will begin to appear near the end of this sprint (#2). You should encounter some police forces along the way. You don’t worry about that too much, however bear in mind that the pursuit will continue even if you’re able to finish the race itself.
3. Lap Knockout – Hickley Field
The rules of this race are rather obvious ones. At the end of each lap the last driver from the current pack is being eliminated. I don’t have to remind you that you must be concentrated from start to finish. Watch out for the more difficult corners (#1). You will have to use your brakes often in order to pass through them safely.
1. Trade Paint (5000 points)
You shouldn’t have any problems completing this police challenge. You will have to destroy or immobilize at least two police cruisers. I would recommend looking for the red triangles that should be visible on your map. In most of the situations you’ll encounter some huge objects (#1). You should be able to destroy them without any problems. Be sure to aim at the pillars in order to bring down the whole construction. You will be able to see it during a short cut-scene (#2). This should help you to get rid off the police. Use these methods to immobilize at least two squad cars. You may also try ramming into the police vehicles, although you probably won’t achieve much at this point of the career. After the damage has been done you will have to lose the pursuit.
2. Pursuit Evasion (5000 points)
Another simple challenge. You will have to lose the police forces in less than four minutes. I wouldn’t recommend ramming into them. Concentrate your efforts on maintaining a decent speed. You should be able to outrun the cops within a few seconds. You might want to hide in one of the marked points, although this is not necessary. Find a quiet spot and stay there until the bar fills up (#1).
3. Pursuit Time Challenge (5000 points)
This time you will have to maintain a successful pursuit for at least two minutes (#1). It shouldn’t be much of a problem, especially since the police are using rather slow cars. Be sure not to outrun the cops, because it will end this challenge too soon, forcing you to repeat it.
4. Photo Ticket (4000 points)
Another simple challenge. I would recommend starting it from the garage. This way you can be certain that you’ll be dropped at a correct stop. Start accelerating (#1). You will have to achieve a certain speed limit once you get closer to the camera (#2). This challenge will require you to go faster than 80 MPH (130 KM/H).
Before you head on to the main event (races with the driver from the Black List) I would recommend visiting the shop for new parts. You should have some money from the previous races. You may also consider repeating them, although this is not necessary. Be sure to buy all unlocked performance upgrades. If you’re low on Bounty points you might want to consider starting a pursuit in one of the “hot spots”.
Taking down a driver from the Black List will require you to compete in at least two races. Furthermore, the type of the event will be picked by your opponent. Some of the drivers will like Circuits and Sprints, while the others will concentrate on Speed Traps or Drags. Each race will have to be won. Thankfully, you will have an opportunity to repeat them, so you shouldn’t worry that making a lot of mistakes will end the whole event. Sonny will require you to take part in two Circuit races. Get ready, because they are quite challenging.
1. Circuit – Campus Way
The first race is definitely a more challenging one. You may have some problems with it, especially when you’re driving a slower car. The first corners are located near the start line (#1). Concentrate your efforts on picking a correct line, so you should be able to accelerate at the end. After reaching the town square use the two shortcuts located on your left (#2). You will have to drive onto the pavement in order to do that.
The ending part of the lap is the most difficult one. At first you will have to deal with some mild corners (#1). Remember to use shortcuts along the way. You will have to drive through the right turn with maximum speed. Otherwise you would have lost your lead. Bear in mind that you don’t have any nitro, so you couldn’t catch up to your opponent.
2. Circuit - Highlands
This race, on the other hand, is quite easy to win. You should remember the track itself, because you were racing on it a while ago (in a different direction). Remember to use the shortcuts. The first path lies on your left (#1). Just as before, you have to be careful. Don’t hit the brick wall. You should reach the forest in a few seconds. Destroy the wooden fence and head on to the right path (#2). Thanks to that you should win with a comfortable lead.
After winning both races you will be transported to the new screen where you will be able to choose your reward. Bear in mind that that defeating a driver from the Black List doesn’t mean that you automatically receive keys to his (or her) car. You will be presented with six cards from which you will pick two. The car is hidden behind one of the cards with the question marks on it. I would recommend disabling the autosave feature before taking down the guy from the Black List. That way if you pick the wrong cards you will be able to repeat both of the events. As you might have suspected, it would require you to beat Sonny again, however it is recommended to do so, because you will be able to save up a lot of money, which you would have to invest in a new car. It’s also very important at this point of the career to have a Volkswagen Golf. It’s a perfect car for the upcoming races, definitely the strongest and most agile one. As for the second card, I’d recommend staying with the question marks. If you’re lucky you’ll get extra money or a get out of jail free card that can be used after you’ve been caught by the police.