Frequently Asked Questions - Burnout Revenge

Burnout Revenge

EA closed the Burnout Revenge servers 2012-04-13. EA actually changed their mind and the servers were back online 2012-05-01!

Burnout Revenge supports up to 6 players in the same lobby for online racing and road rage.

Yes! If you own a XBOX 360 and the XBOX 360 version of Burnout Revenge you can still enjoy the game online.

Online service for Burnout Revenge on all other platforms (XBOX and PS2) was shut down in 2007.

 

We have two really good articles on BurnoutAholics.com that tells you all you need to know about drift jumping.

1. The art of Drift Jumping by IVORBIGUN7
2. FrozenVapor's Drift Jumping Guide

Here is the list of the songs and artists featured in the Burnout Revenge in-game music soundtrack. The soundtrack is also available from iTunes.

ARTIST - SONG

Andy Hunter - Come On
Animal Alpha - Bundy
Apocalyptica - Life Burns!
Asian Dub Foundation - Flyover
Avenged - Sevenfold Beast...
Billy Talent - Red Flag
Bloc Party - Helicopter
Bullet For My Valentine - Hand Of Blood
The Chemical Brothers - The Big Jump
CKY - As The Tables Turn
Comeback Kid - Wake The Dead
The Dead 60s - Riot Radio
Dogs - Tuned to a Different Station
The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side) BT vs. The Doors Remix
Emanuel - The Hey Man!
Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
Finch - Ink
Funeral For A Friend - All The Rage
Goldfinger - I Want
Infusion - Better World (Adam Freeland Mix)
Junkie XL - Today
LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at My House (Soulwax Shibuya Mix)
Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
Mindless Self Indulgence - Straight To Video (KMFDM Remix)
Morningwood - Nu Rock
MxPx - Heard That Sound
Nine Black Alps - Shot Down
OK Go - Do What You Want
Pennywise - Stand U
The Academy Is... - Almost Here
The All-American Rejects - Top Of The World
The Black Velvets - Fear And Loathing
The Bravery - An Honest Mistake (Superdiscount Remix)
The Outline - Shotgun
The Starting Line - The World
Thrice - Lullaby
Timo Maas - First Day (General Midi Remix)
Tsar - Band-Girls-Money
Unwritten Law - F.I.G.H.T.
We Are Scientists - The Great Escape
Yellowcard - Lights And Sounds

ELO is a rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in two-player games such as chess and Go. ELO is not an acronym. It is the family name of the system's creator, Arpad Elo (1903–1992), a Hungarian-born American physics professor.

ELO was originally invented as an improved chess rating system although it is used in many games today. It is also used as a rating system for competitive multi-player play in a number of computer games. For more information on ELO go to wikipedia.org

Harmless
Unsafe 
Reckless
Offencive
Fearless
Dangerous
Insane
Maniac
Assassin
Dominator Elite

Here is how to unlock the downloadable cars for offline play. You need to unlock their equivalents in the offline game in order to use them.

To get the Spike TV Car you must unlock the Black Elite, to get Dolby car you must unlock the Etnies Racer and so on.

To unlock the 360 car get to Dominator Rank and win a medal on Lone Peak Crashbreaker Race Reverse.

To unlock the Circuit City Car get to Assassin rank and win a medal on Central Route Crashbreaker Eliminator Short Forward.

To unlock Best Buy car complete Motor City Challenge Sheet.

To unlock Gamestop car get to Assassin rank and win a medal on Central Route Short Reverse Traffic Attack.

There are six different “online” leaderboards in Burnout Revenge. Race Ranking is the rank that is your overall ranking and is based on ELO. The higher ELO the lower the rank. Rank 1 is best and rank 75000 is the worst. All the other leaderboards has ranks from 1 to 3000. Burnout Revenge 360 leaderboards are available on the Official Burnout Revenge web site.

1. Your time is not in the top 3000 in the world for that track. If your time is not good enough it will show up as a -. Also not that lap times for player matches (unranked matches) does not register on the online leaderboards.

2. If you know for sure that your time is in the top 3000 your time is not showing because of a bug in Burnout Revenge. This problem affects both the online leaderboards and your best time that is shown when a track is loading. For some players the lap times just disappear or never register at all.

Criterion claims that there are no known bugs with this feature. BurnoutAholics.com can however confirm that there is a bug with this feature and that lap times sometimes just disappear and never show again. If you are lucky your time might have registered on the offline leaderboard.

No. Burnout Revenge for the original XBOX and Burnout Revenge for the XBOX are not compatible.

This achievement can seem really hard to get. The clips are reset on midnight GMT of 25th of every month. If you want to get the achievement you should try and do it around this time. Here is what you need to do:

1. First check how many downloads you need to get into the top 20. If it is just after midnight (GMT) on the 25th it should be less than 50.

2. Create a short clip so that it is quick to download. Share it.

3. You need a second gamertag. Create a new silver account or just create a free trial Gold membership.

4. Add yourself as a friend to the second gamertag.

5. Go to 'Friend's Clips' on the secondary gamertag and download your clip.

6. When the clip is finished downloading but before it starts playing press your XBOX Guide button and sign out. You will be thrown back to the Burnout start screen.

7. Sign in again with the secondary profile and repeat from step 5.

8. When you have enough downloads sign in with your primary profile.

9. IMPORTANT! You now need to go to the "Top 20 Clips". If your clip is on there you will get the "Celebrity Status" achievement!

10. Now unshare your clip to make it easier for everyone else to get the achievement as well! Good luck!

There are 8 different locations:

  • USA - Sunshine Keys
  • USA - Motor City
  • USA - Lone Peak
  • USA - Angel Valley
  • Europe - White Mountain
  • Europe - Eternal City
  • Far East - Eastern Bay
  • Far East - Central Route

All the tracks have a forward and reverse version. There are 6 variations of the Eastern Bay track:

  • Eastern Bay Forward
  • Eastern Bay Reverse
  • Upper Link Forward
  • Upper Link Reverse
  • Lower Link Forward
  • Lower Link Reverse

Motor City, Eternal City, Central Route have short and long variations. In total there are 26 tracks in 8 locations.

There is a totalt of 36 achievements (23 single player and 13 online achievements ) in Burnout Revenge. You can get online achievements in both ranked and player matches.

  • 50 to Won!: "Champion! Snagged by winning 50 races online" (25 points)
  • Celebrity Status: "Online Superstar! Bagged by getting a Clip in the Top 20 Downloads!" (65 points)
  • Check It Out!: "Lights! Camera! Destruction! Awarded for sharing up a Burnout Clip!" (10 points)
  • Complete Maniac!: "Crazy! Awarded for getting all Perfects in the Maniac rank!" (45 points)
  • Crack the Unsafe!: "Fantastic! Awarded for getting all Perfects in the Unsafe rank!" (15 points)
  • Crash Addict!: "Crash Master! Picked up for winning 40 crash events online!" (20 points)
  • Crashes to Ashes!: "Total Carnage! All Crash Intersections completed with Perfect ratings!" (35 points)
  • Dominate the Dominator!: "Dominated! Awarded for scoring all Perfects in the Dominator rank!" (60 points)
  • Easily Offensive!: "Brilliant! Awarded for getting all Perfects in the Offensive rank!" (20 points)
  • Extremely Dangerous!: "Awesome! Awarded for getting all Perfects in the Dangerous rank!" (30 points)
  • Grudge O' War!: "Grabbed for settling the Score over 100 times with the same rival! Why stop now?" (40 points)
  • Laying the Takedowns!: "Mr Popularity! Bagged for getting 50 Takedowns online!" (20 points)
  • Most Wanted!: "King of the Road! Awarded for getting ahead of all 5 rivals in an online lobby!" (55 points)
  • Not Harmless!: "Cool! Awarded for getting all Perfects in the Harmless Rank!" (10 points)
  • Opening a Can!: "Brutal! Awarded for getting 5 in a row on one Revenge Rival!" (15 points)
  • Perfect Assasin!: "Stunning! Awarded for scoring all Perfects in the Assassin rank!" (55 points)
  • Race Ace!: "Cruisin'! All race events stormed with Perfect ratings!" (35 points)
  • Road Warrior!: "Wow! Presented for racking up 1,000 Takedowns!" (25 points)
  • Run, Burner, Run!: "Nice Getaway! Picked up for winning 30 times for the Blue Team in online Road Rage!" (20 points)
  • Rush Hour Revenge!: "Rush Hour Smashed! All Traffic Attacks completed with Perfect ratings!" (35 points)
  • Server Surfer!: "Get stuck in! Awarded for competing in a Burnout Revenge event online!" (5 points)
  • Settle With Metal!: "Revenge is Sweet! Awarded for settling a score online!" (10 points)
  • Should be Autographs!: "Signed off! Awarded for completing all 24 Signature Takedowns!" (35 points)
  • Speeding Bullet!: "Slick! All Burning Lap and Preview events completed with Perfect ratings!" (25 points)
  • Stack the Pack!: "Boom! Awarded for blowing up 5 rivals at once! Total Payback!" (15 points)
  • Start Something Ugly!: "It was them or you, right? Scored for taking someone down online!" (5 points)
  • Takedowns Galore!: "Savage! Earned by chalking up 250 Takedowns!" (20 points)
  • The Crushinator!: "Look Out Below! Awarded for getting 2 Vertical Takedowns in a race!" (15 points)
  • The Terminator!: "Left for scrap! All Eliminator events smashed with Perfect ratings!" (25 points)
  • Totally Insane!: "Psycho! Awarded for scoring all Perfects in the Insane rank!" (40 points)
  • Triple Trouble!: "Smack! Gained by getting Revenge 3 times in 1 event! Knockout!" (15 points)
  • True Elite!: "The Ultimate Burner! Awarded for nailing all Perfects on Burnout Revenge!" (70 points)
  • Truly Fearless!: "Excellent! Awarded for getting all Perfects in the Fearless rank!" (25 points)
  • World Rage!: "Takedown Frenzy! All Road Rage events blitzed with Perfect ratings!" (35 points)
  • Wreck Reckless!: "Amazing! Awarded for getting all Perfects in the Reckless rank!" (15 points)
  • Your Opinion Counts!: "Earned by spreading the word and recommending a Burnout Clip!" (10 points)

In Burnout Revenge for the XBOX 360 you can set up ranked Road Rage events that counts towards your rank. Some players exploit the fact that Criterion forgot to change it so that both teams have to have the same class of cars in ranked events. Basically the host sets up the game so that his team is racing in far superior cars to the other team.

The 25th of every month, at midnight GMT. In the summer (summertime) his is the 26th of every month at 1AM GMT.

Yes, but Burnout Revenge does not support Force Feedback.

No. This must be done online in a ranked or unranked race or road rage.

This achievement description: "King of the Road! Awarded for getting ahead of all 5 rivals in an online lobby!"

To get the achievement you need to be in a full lobby (6 players). I does not matter if the race is ranked or unranked. You must have at least one takedown on all the 5 players in the lobby (green triangle). If you get this during a race you will only get the achievement when you return to the lobby after all the races have completed. If someone quits out on the way back to the lobby you will not get the achievement.

One important thing to note is that you can get this achievement without racing at all. If you are in a lobby with 4 other players that you have takedowns on you will get the achievement if another player joins (the 5th) and you have takedowns against that player.

No.

No. To get this achievement you must perfect all events in the World Tour. This does not include signature takedowns and the challenge sheets.

No. You cannot bring "guests" online in Burnout Revenge.

No.

For your friends to be able to view your clips they need to have Burnout Revenge for the XBox 360.

The Xbox 360 version of Burnout Revenge includes several new features and improves:

  • Improved graphics and sound to utilize the power the XBox 360.
  • 10 new crash junctions.
  • Introduces online Revenge Rivals. This system allows players to keep track of their number of times they have been taken out or have taken out any given player. This number is reset every time the score is settled. Settling the score means that you take down someone that has takedowns on you. The number of times you have settled the score with a player sometimes is displayed before a race is started. When you have settled the score more than 100 times with the same player he or she will become your nemesis.
  • Burnout Clips feature, which allows to save 30 second clips of any offline race played and can be shared your friends. Your friends must have Burnout Revenge to be able to view a clip.
  • All cars are unlocked for online play. You don't have to play the game offline to unlock your favourite car anymore.
  • Removed the launch meter from Crash Mode that was seen in the PS2/Xbox version.
  • No longer seperate ranking for crash and race.
  • Ranked Road Rage events counts towards your rank.
  • Friends can no longer be invited to ranked matches.
  • Downloadable content (7 cars).
  • Start/finish line moved on Lone Peak.
  • Added more boxes, barrels, cones and rubbish on most tracks
  • Fixed various glitches on some tracks. Added some new glitches on other tracks.
  • You actually need to complete the game 100% to unlock the Revenge Racer for offline play. That includes all signature takedowns.

 

To get this Crash Mode vehicle, just go to Extra Content in the Main Menu, and select the Madden 06 Trailer. As soon as you start the movie, the Madden Challenge Bus will be unlocked.

You cannot invite friends to ranked matches. Make sure that you make the game unranked when you create it. If you want your friend to join you for a ranked race you can send him a message and tell him the name of the lobby you're in.

No.

No.

The following cars can be downloaded for free. Please note that they are not available in all regions.

  • XBox 360 Live Car
  • Alienware Car
  • Dolby Car
  • Monster Car
  • Plantronics Car
  • Spike TV Car
  • Yellowcard Car