DriveClub Mega Guide: Fame, Leveling Up Faster, Fastest Car And Customization

A complete guide for DriveClub.

Posted By | On 31st, Oct. 2014 Under Article, Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @DanteandSpardaX


Check out this complete guide for DriveClub. Using this guide you will be able to level up quickly, gain points/fame faster and unlock fast cars. You will also learn the tips and tricks on drifting, grinding and how to become a better driver. Furthermore we have also included guides for customization, a list of all cars, the fastest car in the game and some of the trophies in the game.

DriveClub is available for the PS4 and is being developed by Evolution Studios while being published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments section below the article.

Leveling up and gaining points/fame quickly and Unlocking faster cars:

Progression in DriveClub works by the means of completing objectives, gaining points to raise stats and level up, and earning cash in order to purchase vehicles. Vehicles are only available to unlock once the player has reached a certain level and met the right criteria. Joining a club and racing with friends online is the best way to earn these requirements as certain vehicles can only be unlocked through this method. Below is a video guide detailing various ways to level up faster by completing race objectives.

Drifting

As stated in the video below when it comes to drifting, the focus should be on the game mode’s actual objectives rather than its lap time.

The video below demonstrates more drifting and the importance of racking up points around corners in order to keep the numbers high.

Earning Fame

Known as Fame the game’s currency is earned based on the statistics of the race and its results. As you can see from the video below adjusting the race settings such as difficulty, number of laps, and number of opponents can have an effect on the amount of fame that’s earned.

Choosing to race with one car over another even for temporary purposes can prove useful in levelling up quickly. Racing against certain cars be they ones that are faster and being raced against at higher difficulties can vary the amount of points the player earns, in reference to how well they actually drive.

Grinding

The other means of progressing quickly on DriveClub comes from good old fashioned grinding. Focusing on just one car manufacturer and becoming familiar with it’s cars will also help the player become a better, as well as levelling up. Driving with the cars from just one  manufacturer and concentrating on the championship events in the game is a fast way of earning fame and levelling up. See video below.

Customization:

DriveClub features both a character and car customization menu so that players can stand out and be distinct amongst their peers online.

Customizing characters allows the player to set their gender and race, then decide upon a set of preset appearances from a selection of heads and bodies. While there’s nothing in-depth here that will allow the player to create a character in their own image, it adds a touch the game that does well in complimenting sense of belonging to a club, and racing with friends online.

Customizing cars provides more choices as opposed to that of the player’s character. Customization works through the means of the car’s visuals rather than their performance. The player is able to set up custom presets for each car so that they may switch between designs already created before heading in to a race.

There are five paint designs to choose from under different themes. Rebel, Graphic, Street, Retro, and Bonus. Each theme gives choices for different designs with the player to further adjust these by switching out the colours through a paint job. The player is also able to set their race number and club badge to represent their club.

Cars:

DriveClub features five tiers of vehicles all different one and other in terms of handling, acceleration, performance, drifting, and the like. Players should become familiar with each tier of vehicle while focusing on which ever one they feel most comfortable with. Below is a list of the cars available in each tier and the required level in which they will unlock.

Hot Hatch:

  • MINI John Cooper Works GP/Default
  • Volkswagen Beetle GSR/Driver level 1
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI/ Club level 1
  • Audi A1 quattro/Driver level 3
  • Renault Clio RS/Driver level 6

Sports:

  • Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG/Default
  • Bentley Continental GT V8/Club level3
  • BMW M235i/Driver level4
  • Audi RS 5 Coupé/Driver level7
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG/Driver level9
  • Lotus Evora S Sports Racer/Driver level10
  • Audi TT RS PlusDriver level12
  • BMW M135i/Driver level18

Performance:

  • BMW M3 GTS/Club level6
  • Maserati GranTurismo M/Driver level5
  • Spyker C8 Aileron/Driver level8
  • Bentley Continental GT Speed/Driver level13
  • Alfa Romeo 4C/Driver level15
  • Ferrari California/Driver level16
  • Aston Martin V12 Zagato/Driver level19
  • BMW M5, 2011/Driver level21
  • Aston Martin Vanquish/Driver level23
  • Lotus Exige S/Driver level25
  • Audi RS6 Avant/Driver level27
  • Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series/Driver level29
  • Ferrari FF/Driver level30
  • RUF RGT 8/Driver level32
  • Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary Edition/Driver level34

Super:

  • BAC Mono/Club Level10
  • Audi R8 V10 Plus/Driver Level11
  • Marussia B2/Driver Level14
  • Ferrari 430 Scuderia/Driver Level17
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage S/Driver Level20
  • Savage Rivale GTR-S/Driver Level22
  • Ferrari 458 Italia/Driver Level24
  • RUF RT12 R/Driver Level26
  • Ariel Atom 500 V8/Driver Level28
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series/Driver Level31
  • Aston Martin One-77/Driver Level 33
  • Ferrari 599 GTO/Driver Level36
  • GTA Spano/Driver Level37
  • McLaren 12C/Driver Level38
  • Ferrari F12berlinetta/Driver Level39

Hyper:

  • Pagani Zonda R/ClubLevel 15
  • RUF CTR3 Clubsport/DriverLevel 15
  • Pagani Huayra/Driver Level20
  • Hennessey Venom GT/Driver Level25
  • Koenigsegg Agera R/Driver Level30
  • McLaren P1/Driver Level35
  • Gumpert Apollo Enraged/Driver Level40

 

Venom GT -Fastest Car In The Game

General Tips & Tricks:

Drifting: Learning to drift properly is one of the most beneficial ways in earning fame so that the player can progress quickly throughout the game. As drifting relies on balance and skill of the car’s acceleration and braking, it would be wise to spend time practising this and maybe attempting to master drifting with just one car, so that the player becomes comfortable with what drifting fully entails.

Clubs: As the name of the game implies joining a club is the central role in how the game was designed to be played. Racing alongside friends and challenging rival squads will not only help the player in becoming a better driver both solo and co-operatively, but it will also aid in raking up the cash quicker, as well as reward points.

Driving: DriveClub is by no means different from any other racing game in terms of how the player should be driving on the basis of common-sense and gut instincts. Driving aggressively and defensively is key to remaining ahead of your opponents and the penalty for doing so isn’t large enough to place doubt in the player’s mind. This tactic can prove useful for beginners as they learn to become better drivers and work with their team mates more professionally while they level up.

Switch Cars: While there’s an importance on mastering just a few selection of cars and bringing out the player’s full potential on the track, the player isn’t going to achieve this just by sticking with the first car that flashes it’s wing mirror. Trying out other vehicles and finding which works best is highly beneficial for the player rather than just sticking out with one that may be holding them back.

Trophies:

In DriveClub there are 32 trophies to collect in total. Below is a video guide and a list on how to achieve some of them. DriveClub’s DLC Trophy Tour pack 1 contains additional trophies that can be achieved. The PlayStation Plus Edition also contains a Platinum.

Rack ’em Up, Knock ’em Down

Cleanup

The Amateur (Trophy Tour pack 1)

The Rookie (Trophy Tour pack 1)

The Professional (Trophy Tour pack 1)

The Semi-Pro (Trophy Tour pack 1)

The Legend (Trophy Tour pack 1)

Unbeatable: Win 5 of your own Solo Challenges after sending them to at least one other player
Mastery: Max out on Accolade
Hoon-a-tic:  Rack up 1 million Drift Points in total
Lifer:  Drive at least 1000 miles (1610 km) as a Club Member
Welcome to the Limit: Reach Driver Level 50
Credit Where It’s Due: Max out one of each Gameplay, Game Mode, Vehicle, and Event Accolades
Face-Off: Complete 50 Face-Offs
On the Podium:  Place in any of the top 3 positions during a 12 player race
Nose to Tail: Draft another vehicle for at least 2000 meters (2187 yards) in a single event
Team Work: Be a member of a Club that is Club Level 10 or above
Long Distance:  Drive for at least 300 miles (483 km)
Making Waves:  Reach Driver Level 15
Life Begins:  Reach Driver Level 30
Full House:  Win a Race in each class of vehicle: Hot Hatch, Performance, Sports, Super, and Hyper
You Only Get One First Time: – Complete your first event
Clubman: Join a club, or have someone join a Club that you have created
First of Many:  Beat your first Face-Off
This One is Mine:  Customize a vehicle
Contender:  When the timer expires on a Solo Challenge, be at the top of the leaderboard
And So It Begins!: Send a Challenge to another player
Level Up!: Reach Driver Level 2
5 and Counting: Reach Driver Level 5
Progress: Reach Level 1 with one Accolade
Tonnage: Complete a point to point Event with an average speed of 100mph or 161 km/h

#UniteinSpeed: Collect all of the other trophies

Note: This guide will updated once we have more information about the game.


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