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Factory Driver Achievement

Forza Motorsport 4 Walkthrough and Guide

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Factory Driver Achievement

Get any Car Manufacturer to Affinity level 50.  (60 GS)

This Achievement probably looks and sounds easier than it will actually turn out to be, largely because there are so many races in the game that require you to use this make of car or that make.  Before we discuss the strategy you need to be following to unlock this one though, we should address the while issue of Affinity and why it is important...

When you start the game you should be picking the make of car you plan to drive the most, and then expand your stable of cars from that manufacturer and drive them as much as you can to work towards getting the Affinity up -- but prior to really getting into that, it would be a good idea to spend some time with the major makes in Rivals Mode boosting their Affinity to Level 5 each.  Why?

At Level 5 Affinity you get a 100% discount on upgrade parts (excluding wheels, swaps, and body kits), which means that any time you have to use a car from that manufacturer and it needs to be upgraded for a new Class to race, most of the cost of the upgrade is FREE.  Now THAT is a good reason to spend a little time boosting Affinity, right?

Choose a Maker and Stick with them - I chose VW 

There really is not a suggested list for you to simply fill in by leveling them, but you will see certain makes popping up frequently -- Ferrari, Ford, Chevy, BMW, and the like -- but it is hard to predict.  The best approach seems to be to continue through career mode and, when confronted with the need to use a car you do not have at Affinity Level 5, back out and level that one.

In any event beyond leveling up the makes you need to in order to keep from spending credits on upgrades, you should focus on one specific make and drive it whenever it is possible to do so, because getting to Affinity Level 50 is actually something that the developer does not expect you to do!  Seriously!  Here is a quote from a feature piece written by Turn 10:

"Rather than five levels per car, we now have 50 levels per manufacturer. We used logged community data from Forza 3 to set the Affinity level milestone. Our target was to have less than once percent of our players have any manufacturer up to level 50 within 24 months."

Less than 1% in two years!  So really, if you unlock this in your first year of play you will be in the top 1% of players...



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Comments for Factory Driver Achievement

3 comments, latest first.
Feb 27th 2013 Guest
level 50 in a month with ford
ID #259181
Dec 16th 2012 Guest
Two years to get to level 50? I use Nissan and after less than two months I am at level 41... Nissan, by the way, is an excellent choice if you ask me. They have cars for most class races, and I now use a heavily modified R1888 GT-R R35 in event list to race low class cars (up to S).

Affinity Top Tip : set events to 'open' you can now use any car in any race in event list; use a fast car in low-class races that give you a lot of XP. you can level very fast this way.
ID #222625
Dec 2nd 2011 Guest
level 4 gets you 100% discount actually
ID #92131