Frequently Asked Questions - Burnout Paradise

Burnout Paradise

Yes, you can delete the previous updates as each successive update includes all of the information from the previous updates.

Once you have v 1.7 installed, you can delete 1.6 the Bike pack and Cagney.

The Re-Start option can be found in the Easy Drive menu on the D-Pad, just press right on the D-Pad when you want to re-start the event you are on, or the previous event and select Re-Start.


This applies to the XBOX 360 version of Burnout Paradise.

'Try to go back to the dashboard and reload the game. The problem seems to be intermittent and reloading the game should solve the problem.

Revenge Racer

Yes, currently there are two boostless cars available for online play in Burnout Paradise.

The Hunter Olympus and the Nakamura Raj-Jin both have a 10 speed rating and no boost. When you enter showtime with boostless cars you get a white boost bar for the duration of the showtime.

The shortest race you can create is 1093 yards.

The shortest race in Burnout Paradise


The Cagney update includes the following new cars:

  • Hunter Olympus 4x4 - This car can be unlocked in the Calendar event Mount Olympus.  If you win an online Road Rage Event this day you will get to keep the car for ever.
  • Tiger GT - This car will be made available in a future Graduation Weekend event called "Eye of the Tiger".
  • Nakamura Raj-Jin Turbo - This car is only awarded to Criterion Games Elite Forum posters and to a very limted group of "Friends of Criterion". Unless you are in either of these categories you will never be able to get this car. You can however take the car for a test drive if you are lucky enough to join a lobby where the host owns this car. He or she can then setup a race and select the car for everyone.


There are 6 Carbon cars in Burnout Paradise.

Krieger Carbon UBERSCHALL 8 -  (completed 2 full sets of online freeburn challenges)
Montgomery Carbon Hawker - (all billboards)
Carson Carbon GT Concept - (all smashes)
Jansen Carbon X12 - (all super jumps)
Kitano Carbon Hydros Custom - (beat all Showtime Road Rules)
Nakmura Carbon Ikusa GT - (beat all Time Road Rules)

A road rule is a online or offline ShowTime record or Time record for a street. To be able to set a road rule the first thing you must do is activate the type of road rule you want to set. There are basically 4 different choices:

  • Time Offline
  • Time Online
  • Showtime Offline
  • Showtime Online
You select what kind of road rule you want to compete against by pressing up on your D-pad (scrolls through the different types of road rules).
To set a ShowTime road rule for a street you need to start the ShowTime in the street you want to set the road rule for. After you have started you can take the ShowTime wherever you want (other streets).
To set a time road rule you need to start in either end of the street. When you enter the street you will see timer in the middle top part of you screen.


The quickest and easiest way to access the map (on XBOX 360) is by pressing the BACK button.

If you have beaten the offline Showtime road rule on East Crawford Drive and didn't get the achievement you also need to beat the online time road rule.

To avoid any problems with this achievement make sure you do the offline Showtime road rule on East Crawford Drive before any other road rules on this street. If you have done any other road rules on East Crawford Drive  you also need to beat the online Showtime road rule.

I'm not sure whether or not this is a glitch with the achievement or an inaccurate achievement description. Hopefully this will be fixed in a patch.

If you only want to play Offline and do not want the version 1.6 update, events can not be restarted. If you feel that you will not be able to win the event you can either race to the finish or just stop your car for about 5 seconds and the event will end automatically. Sometimes it might actually pay off finishing the event even though it feels like you will lose. The AI might crash or take a “wrong” turn and you could end up winning.

If you end up losing the event or decide to cancel the event there is lots of fun stuff to if you want to retry the event.
  1. Do another event. There is almost always another event going back to the same area that you started the original event.
  2. Do a Road Rage or Stunt Run and take it in the same direction as the start of the original event. Remember that you decide where to go!
  3. Do Road Rules when you are driving back to the event.
  4. Do a Show Time and take it in the same direction as the start of the original event.
The only time you really need to restart races is when you do Burning Routes and then you can use one of the techniques above. For any other event just choose another event close to where you are and have fun!
Remember that this is a totally open world and the game play is non-linear. You can do any event in any order you choose!


I you want to cancel any offline event in Burnout Paradise just stop your car. The event will end automatically after about 5 seconds.

If you have beaten the offline time road rule on Watt St. and didn't get the achievement you also need to beat the online time road rule.

To avoid any problems with this achievement make sure you do the offline time road rule on Watt St. before any other road rules on this street. If you have done any other road rules on Watt St. you also need to beat the online time road rule.

I'm not sure whether or not this is a glitch with the achievement or an inaccurate achievement description. Hopefully this will be fixed in a patch.

Edit: This has now been patched.

Check out our MAP for details about the location of each parking garage.

There are 76 cars in Burnout Paradise. This does not include the sponsor cars. Note that the the game says car x of 75 when you enter the junk yard the first time. Car 76 is awarded when you get the block party achievement.

The timer pie tells you how much time is left until your combo will be lost. The countdown is 5 seconds. The timer counts down as long as you don’t do any:

  • Boosting.
  • Driving in reverse. Also note that driving in reverse also gives you more points when performing combos.
  • Air time.
  • Flat spins
  • Barrel rolls
  • Billboards
  • Boost chaining
  • Super Jumps
TIP: One boost squirt is enough to reset the timer pie.
When the timer pie gets red your combo is over and the combo score is added to your total. Your multiplier will also be reset when the timer runs out.


Additional cars can be unlock in by entering the codes below in "Under the hood" in the main menu of Burnout Paradise.
The following codes only works in the US:
  • WALMART - unlocks Wal-Mart Racer
  • BESTBUY - unlocks Hunter Bestbuy Oval Champ
  • CIRCUITCITY - unlocks HotRod (name of car not known yet)
  • GAMESTOP - unlocks Kitano GameStop Sport

Codes that work in Europe:

  • Z891 4K88 IN25 79AA - unlocks Steel Wheels
  • B179 8M20 XA09 80FF - unlocks Kitano GameStop Sport

In France Micromania have a car, to unlock it enter this code:
H211 1Z99 LZ00 00BB


  • Driving in oncoming.
  • Boosting.
  • Drifting.
  • Driving in reverse. Also note that driving in reverse also gives you more points when performing combos.
  • Air time.
  • Flat spins.
  • Barrel rolls.
  • Smashes.
  • Billboards.
  • Boost chaining.
  • Super Jumps.
Also note that some of the actions in the list above also will give you multipliers. Click here for details.


Here are the rules for repetition:

  1. The same jump is only scored once. This means if you go over a jump in one direction and do a flat spin then go back and do a barrel roll in the same direction you will not be scored for the second time.
  2. Billboards and smashes can not be repeated.
  3. Repetition is per combo so you can go back and try again if you crash.
  4. Boost scoring degrades over time. It ends up on 1 point a second.
 Please note that there are lots of jumps you can jump of both ways. This does not count as repetition.


You can get multipliers in several ways.

  • Big Air (+1)
  • Flat Spin (+1 seems like angle must be > 180 degrees and the multiplier increases with higher angles)
  • Super Jumps (+1)
  • Barrel Rolls (+2)
  • Billboards (+1)
  • Boost chaining does not give you mulipliers but points. If you do a 3x boost chain you will get: 1000 + 2000 + 3000 = 6000 points!



No. Burnout Paradise can only be played online through XBox Live.
  • 50 Super Jumps
  • 120 Billboards
  • 400 Smashes


You can find complete maps to all smashes, super jumps and billboards in the Burnout Paradise demo below:

To unlock the Wal-Mart Racer enter code "WALMART" in "Under the hood" in the main menu of Burnout Paradise.

The Wal-Mart racer was first announced in the Wal-Mart Trailer released 2007-01-04.

Here is the full list of Achievements for the Xbox 360 version of Paradise, I have added helpful hints and tips, so all you Gamerscore lovers should be able to get 1000/1000, but it might take a little time and a bit of effort!


Lookin' Good  Repair your first wrecked car   5 points 

This one is simple and will probably be the first achievement you get, just drive that Hunter Cavalry through a Auto Repair shop to get it repaired.

Watt?  Set a Time Road Rule on Watt St   10 points

First off select Time Road Rules on the D-pad. Then find Watt Street, then hit your boost and try to avoid the traffic and parked cars! ping.. Achievement Unlocked!

If you have done the Road Rule but not received the achievement, please read our Watt? FAQ.

It's Showtime  Set a Showtime Road Rule on East Crawford Drive  10 points

First off select Showtime Road Rules on the D-pad. Then go to East Crawford Drive and enter Showtime.

You know how to start Showtime don't you? Just pull your LB & RB at the same time and Whoa! It's Showtime!! You have to make sure you start on East Crawford Drive to get the Achievement.

If you have beaten the Showtime Road Rule and have not been awarded the achievement, read our It's Showtime FAQ.

Great Start  Win a Race  10 points

Do I need to explain this one? I didn't think so.

Misdemeanour  Collect 5 Billboards  10 points

You see those big advertising hoardings with Burnout on them? Drive through 5 of them!

Off the Beaten Path  Collect 25 Smashes  10 points

Keep Out warnings and yellow lights, ignore the warning 25 times  and you will get an Achievement and find loads of cool shortcuts and alternative routes.

Bottom of the Class  Get your D Class License  20 points

Work through the offline game, you should get your D License without many problems, unless you suck!

Perfect Rage  Get 10 Takedowns in Road Rage without Wrecking  5 points

10 Takedowns without wrecking, this one might be harder then it sounds. If you are struggling pick a heavier car.

Rising From the Ashes Repair your car at critical damage in a Road Rage event  10 points

Make sure you don't crash again on your way to the Auto  Repair shop! One crash at critical damage and it's game over!

Spinnin' Around  Perform a 360° Flatspin in any car  10 points

Can you Flatspin over 360 degrees? Maybe our FAQ on Flatspin's will help.

Underachiever Get your C Class License 30 points

Keep playing through the game, aren't you an Underachiever yet?

Learning to Fly Successfully land 5 Jumps 10 points

Don't forget to flap your wings!

Duckin' and Weavin'  Win a Marked Man without being taken down  10 points

There's more then one way to win Marked Man, you can try to out run them, or pick a heavier car and fight your way through!

The Show Must Go On Get a x10 multiplier in Showtime  20 points

Time to Catch the Bus! You might have to catch 10 of them for this achievement!

Rampage!  Get a Takedown Rampage  20 points

I think you will have to get a few Takedowns in a row for this achievement, I will update this with how many when I know!

Must Try Harder  Get your B Class License  40 points

Getting closer to that A license! Keep playing through the events for more Achievement points.

Parallel Park  Power Park with a 100% rating  20 points

Don't be accused of being a lady driver! read our power parking FAQ.

Daredevil  Land a 2 barrel roll jump  25 points

Read our Barrel Roll FAQ and don't forget to get 2 you need to go FAST!

Boosting Around the World  Get a x20 Boost Chain  25 points

You need to pick the right kind of car for this one, a speed class car. Keep driving oncoming getting near misses and drifting while boosting to earn enough boost to refill your boost bar before it runs out. Whatever you do, don't let go of BOOST!

Flying Colors  Get your A Class License  50 points

WooHoo! You are an A Class driver! Winning events upgrades your license. Can you get to be Elite?

Millionaires' Club  Score over 1,000,000 in Stunt Run  25 points

Pick a Stunt car and hit as many billboards, jumps, drifts, flatspins and barrel rolls as you can, combo them together for big points.

Supercharged  Win 25 Burning Routes  20 points

Having trouble with Burning Routes? Choose a Speed car and find those shortcuts. Work out your route and make sure you don't crash!

Car in a China Shop  Get 500 Takedowns (incl online and offline)  20 points

Feeling aggressive? Pick an Aggression car and pick fights with all of your oponents, but watch out cos they fight back!

Paradise Won  Win your Burnout Driving License  60 points

Your not Elite yet, but your getting there!

All Pimped Out  Win all Burning Routes  10 Points

Check your map to see which events you are missing, you need to win all Burning Routes for this Achievement.

Explorer  Find all Events 10 points

There is an Event at each set of Traffic Lights, check the map for places you might have missed.

Paid and Displayed  There are 3 in Harbor Town, 4 in Palm Bay Heights and 4 in Downtown Paradise. Enter all 11 Car Parks to unlock this achievement. Whether you leave the way you came in, or jump from the top is up you!  20 points

Can't find them? Look at our Car Park Map!

Bustin' Out  Collect all Billboards  20 points

If you see a Billboard but you don't know how to get to it, try looking at it from another angle, drive around... there must be a ramp somewhere!

Totally Smashed  Collect all Smashes  20 points

Once you have found them all the whole map will be opened up!

Flying High  Successfully land all SUPERJUMPS  20 points

The SuperJumps are obvious cos they have Yellow Lights on them.. drive towards the shiny yellow lights! Check the Super Jump Guide to find them.

Speed King  Set a Time Road Rule on every road  20 points

That's every single road, even the little ones!

Crashin' All Over The World  Set a Showtime Road Rule on every road  20 points

That's every single road, even the little ones! The Showtime Road Rule is for the road you start Showtime on.

Shopaholic  Find all Drive Thru's  10 points

Thats all of the Junk Yards, Auto Repair Shops, Paint Shops and Gas Stations. Check the map for areas you might have missed.

Elite  Win your Burnout Elite License  70 points

You Made it to Elite! Way to go on completing those events!!

Criterion Elite  Get your Elite License, win every event, find all discoverables and beat every Road Rule  20 point

Once you get this you are done with the offline game, time to go online and dick around with your friends!

Online Racer  Complete an online Race   10 points

Get online and Race, how easy is that? ping.. Achievement unlocked!

First Win  Win your first 8 player online Race  10 points

You need a full room of 8 players for this Achievement, and you have to win a race.

Online Champion  Win 10 online Races  20 points

The AI is one thing but are you good enough to win 10 Races against real people? 

Online and Kicking  Complete 20 online Events  30 points

Complete.. 20 ... online ... events.. ok?

Firestarter  Make 50 online Rivals  20 points

That's getting take downs on or being taken out by 50 different players online!

Just for Pics  Make your first online Rival  10 points

Aaahhh how sweet, your first online Rival, get a take down or be taken out by someone online.

Happy Snapper  Send 5 Camera Shots   10 points

Got a Live Vision cam? plug it in and use it! 5 Mug or Smug shots will get you this achievement.

Notorious  Send 50 Camera Shots  20 points

Get ready for your close up! 50 Mug or Smug shots and this Achievement is yours.

Hotshots  Get 50 Snapshots in your Lineup  20 points

Look at all those ugly mugs! 50 shots in your line up.. 20 points for you!

Join the Party  Complete 1 online Challenge  10 points

Got online, do a challenge, you need some co-operation for these Achievements.

Party Crasher  Complete 25 online Challenges 15 points

You need a lot of co-operation for this Achievement.

Party Animal  Complete 250 online Challenges  20 points

Hard core co-operation for this one! 250!!! WOW this might take some time..

Block Party  Complete a whole section of online Challenges (excluding PDLC) 40 points

If I knew what this Achievement meant, don't you think I would tell you?

Burnout Skills  In 8 player online Freeburn lead 6 of the Today's Best Scores 30 points

Todays Best are:

  1. Air Time
  2. Barrel Rolls
  3. Drift
  4. Flat Spins
  5. Jump Distance
  6. Near Miss
  7. Oncoming
  8. Power Parking

Get the highest score on 6 of them to get the Achievement.

Criterion Fever  Everyone at Criterion Games is infected with a virus. The virus spreads when those with it are takendown online, and from there it just spreads... You will unlock this achievement when you get infected.  20 points


The following release dates have been announced for Burnout Paradise:

  • 13-12-2007 - Burnout Paradise Demo released
  • 22-01-2008 - Burnout Paradise released in the USA
  • 25-01-2008 - Burnout Paradise released in Europe
There are three different car classes and boost systems in Burnout Paradise:
  1. Speed
  2. Stunt
  3. Aggression
The way you earn boost in these classes is quite different.
In a stunt car the most efficient way to earn boost is by doing stunts. This includes jumps, flat spins, barrel rolls, smashing billboards and so on. You also earn some boost by drifting, doing near misses and driving in oncoming.
In aggression class cars you earn most boost by doing takedowns, grinding, smashing and so on.
The way you use it is the same except for in Speed where you have to have a full boost bar before you can use your boost. This is often referred to as Burnout 2 type boost. When using a car with speed type boost you can also do boost chaining.


The easiest way to do a Barrel Roll is off the Barrel Roll ramps or Split ramps as they are called in the game. These ramps can be found throughout Paradise City. If you hit the left (or right) bit that is sticking up on these ramps with the left (or right) set of wheels it will make your car spin into a barrel roll. You can use your left stick to straighten out the roll. If your car has enough speed when you hit the ramp you can perform double, triple and even quad barrel rolls.
A Barrel Spin is the combination of a Barrel Roll and a Flat Spin. Put the two techniques together and with some practice you should be able to perform a Barrel Spin. Barrel Spins looks very cool and has a high wow factor.

A flat spin can be done on any kind of jumps and ramps. When your car hits the jump or ramp press your E-brake (x button) and push your left stick left or right. This will put your car into a flat spin. The amount of flat spin your car will get depends on your speed when you hit the ramp and how you hit the ramp. A lot of height and airtime might be good but it seems that the spin velocity is more important. The velocity at which the car spins mostly depends on how you hit the ramps and the timing of hitting your e-brake. With practice you should be able to pull off some amazing jumps.

Motor City, Big Surf Beach and Ocean View.

There is one car in the demo. You get to try out the Hunter Cavalry. This is a stunt class car. 
The stats for the car are as follows:
Speed: 2 / 10
Strength: 5 / 10
Boost: 1 / 10
To do power parking you need to find 2 or more cars that are parked fairly close together. Drive towards the cars and just before the front of your car is parallel to the back/front of the first car you want to park between hit your e-brake. You can then slide your car in between the two parked car. When you are starting to learn this it is probably a good idea to not have too much speed when you approach the cars.

To get a perfect power parking you need to make sure that your car is close (but not touching) and parallel to the curb and not touching the car in front of and behind you. If you touch the cars you are trying to park between and set off their alarms it seems that you cannot power park there again