GRID Legends’ trophies and achievements are packed with racing game references


With the launch now just a few days away (or you can play today if you're an EA Play Pro subscriber), Codemasters has revealed the complete GRID Legends trophy and achievements list for PlayStation and Xbox.

Hunting trophies and achievements will keep some players hooked on GRID Legends long after completing the Driven to Glory story and career modes.

In GRID Legends, there are 50 achievements to hunt on Xbox and 51 trophies on PlayStation including the Platinum trophy. If you take a closer look at the trophy and achievement list, you may find a reference to your favourite racing game.  

Racing at the heart of everything

GRID Legends’ trophies and achievements are packed with racing game references and easter eggs to discover. For example, “Moon above the Castle” is clearly a reference to Gran Turismo’s Moon Over The Castle theme song. Rewarded for achieving a Legend rating in a Drift event, the “Reiko fan club” achievement/trophy refers to Ridge Racer’s mascot race queen Reiko Nagase.

Naturally, there are references to other Codemasters racing titles including the first three TOCA Race Driver games and Onrush. There are also nods to Sega arcade racers (“Blue, Blue Skies”), San Francisco Rush (“San Francisco Rushing”), and Metropolis Street Racer (“Metropolis Sleek Racer”).

“We had lots of fun coming up with the names of [the achievements] in Grid Legends," GRID Legends’ Senior Game Designer Paul Lovell explained in an interview with TrueAchievements.

Grid Legends Subaru BRZ screenshot
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You won't need to grind too hard to unlock every achievement and trophy in GRID Legends

"There are nods and references to some of our personal favourite racing games that we love dearly and are close to our heart. We liked the idea that players may read them, understand the reference, and get some enjoyment out of them too. Who doesn't want to be a Reiko fan club member?!”

Mercifully, the trophies and achievements in GRID Legends’ are a lot easier to complete than the last game. Most focus on completing story chapters career events, and objectives or adding certain cars to your garage, so you’ll unlock them naturally when progressing through the game. There are no online multiplayer trophies or achievements either.

Other trophies and achievements require you to set up specific scenarios or event types, encouraging you to experiment with the versatile Race Creator.  "There is nothing too grindy or hugely time-consuming," said Lovell. “There's a nice mix of requirements in there that we are really happy with.”

You won't need to grind

In contrast, 2019's GRID required a lot of monotonous grinding to complete the achievement and trophy list. This was primarily thanks to the frustrating Around the Globe achievement/trophy requiring dedicated players to drive 40,075km in the game – the equivalent distance to the earth’s total circumference.

This led to hardcore achievement and trophy hunters resorting to desperate measures like attaching an elastic band to the controller and leaving the game running for several days to unlock it.

GRID Legends truck racing
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Many of the Trophies and Achievements in GRID Legends are named after your favourite racing games

The notorious Around the Globe trophy/achievement returns in GRID Legends, but this time it won’t cause you to smash your controller in frustration. Thankfully, all you need to do is complete an event in every country to unlock it, which is much easier.

“You won't be surprised to learn we received a lot of feedback on that particular achievement from GRID," said Lovell.

"We thought it would be amusing to bring it back, but this time give players a much easier time earning it. You won't need elastic bands stuck to your controller and endless laps of Indianapolis this time! We hope this significantly easier version of Around the Globe makes up for the time it took to earn last time."

GRID Legends Trophy and Achievement list

Name
Description
Rarity (PS)
Gamerscore (Xbox)
You must be one genius of a driver!
You are the GRID Legend
Platinum
N/A
Rhythm Shifter
Win a race using manual transmission
Bronze
15
Raged Racer
Cause at least 3 opponents to reach Nemesis status during a single event
Bronze
15
Prepare to Dye
Set up your Team design
Bronze
15
THE ACCIDENT
Complete Story - THE ACCIDENT
Bronze
15
Incredible, nobody can catch you!
Win your first event
Bronze
15
PROVE YOURSELF
Complete Story - PROVE YOURSELF
Bronze
15
ELBOWS OUT
Complete Story - ELBOWS OUT
Bronze
15
THUNDER DOWN UNDER
Complete Story - THUNDER DOWN UNDER
Bronze
15
THE MAIN EVENT
Complete Story - THE MAIN EVENT
Bronze
15
SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE
Complete Story - SUPERFICIAL DAMAGE
Bronze
15
LIGHTNING BOLT
Complete Story - LIGHTNING BOLT
Bronze
15
HEADHUNTERS
Complete Story - HEADHUNTERS
Bronze
15
ROAD TO NOWHERE
Complete Story - ROAD TO NOWHERE
Bronze
15
THIS IS IT
Complete Story - THIS IS IT
Silver
30
Take them for all they've got
Complete 5 Sponsorship objectives
Bronze
15
Like a Cobra
Win the Shelby Cobra 289 FIA by completing its Sponsor event
Bronze
15
Bedroom poster car acquired
Win the Ferrari F40 LM by completing its Sponsor event
Silver
15
Motorbike Lover
Win the KTM X-BOW R by completing its Sponsor event
Bronze
15
Formula Exhaust Feat
Win the Renault R26 by completing its Sponsor event
Bronze
20
Insert Joke Here
Win the Porsche 935/78 Group 5 'Moby Dick' by completing its Sponsor event
Bronze
15
Radical Rotary
Win the Mazda Furai by completing its Sponsor event
Silver
30
Thanks for the Mad approval!
Complete the Formula X Event
Bronze
15
Race Driver
Complete the TC-2 Finale
Bronze
20
Race Driver 2
Complete the Classic Touring Car Finale
Bronze
20
Race Driver 3
Complete the TC-1 Finale
Bronze
30
Alpine Won
Win a race on Strada Alpina (Circuito Stradale) in the Mitsubishi Evolution IX Time Attack
Bronze
15
Sure, Jan
Complete 10 Race Events with the Ginetta G55 GT3
Bronze
15
Careering along
Complete 15 Events in Career mode
Silver
30
For the Time Extend crew!
Complete every launch Elimination event in Career
Silver
25
Balancing task
In a Multi-Class event, beat a Mazda 787B in a Mazda MX-5
Bronze
15
Caffeine and Catchup
Be in 22nd place during an Elimination event, then go on to win
Bronze
15
Around the Globe, AGAIN!?
Complete any event at every country in the game
Silver
30
Going the distance
Gain access to Tier 3 Upgrades within any vehicle upgrade tree
Bronze
30
I played so much GT1
Gain access to Tier 3 Upgrades for each launch car in GT Class 1
Silver
15
Last minute change
Own all 4 launch Beltra vehicles
Bronze
20
Passione Rossa
Own every launch Ferrari and gain access to Tier 3 Upgrades for all of them
Silver
40
Power and Honor
Own both Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro Concept
Silver
30
Ramp it up!
Hit every ramp on every lap of a Stadium Trucks ramp event
Bronze
15
For EV, with love
Successfully hit 50 Boost gates in Electric events
Bronze
15
Reiko fan club
Achieve a Legend rating in any Drift event
Bronze
15
Chill Out
Complete 5 events in Snowy conditions
Bronze
15
Moon above the Castle
Complete any event at the Havana Castillo View route during Night conditions
Bronze
15
Metropolis Sleek Racer
Complete a race at London, Paris, Moscow, and Chicago locations in any Track Day Hypercar
Bronze
15
The time is now
Win a Time Attack event using the Honda CRX MightyMouse
Silver
30
RUSH ON
Win a Stadium Truck event on any Moscow route
Bronze
15
Couldn't be more British
Win a race featuring a 22 grid of Mini Miglias around any London route. At night. In the rain.
Bronze
15
San Francisco Rushing
Win a race event on every San Francisco route
Bronze
20
Blue, Blue Skies
Win a race at Indianapolis Oval Circuit in the Jupiter Classic Stock in Dry conditions
Bronze
15
Content Tracker Redux
Own 100 cars and complete any event in each of them
Gold
50
What a Legend!
Complete The Gauntlet in Career Mode
Gold
50
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