-Estimated trophy difficulty: 7/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
-Offline: 43 (31, 9, 2, 1)
-Online: 3 (3) - No longer possible due to server closure.
-Approximate amount of time to : 40-80 Hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable trophies: None
-Glitched trophies: None
-Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
In this open world racing game you are free to roam the vast terrain and do anything whenever you like. The trophies are not particularly hard but to obtain the platinum it will require a lot of endurance as the game will start to feel a little repetitive towards the end. You are able to get all of the trophies in one playthrough as they are mainly cumulative and collection based.
Step 1: Single Player
Firstly you should complete each regions career races on Legend to obtain three stars for each race. The more stars you have, the more camps that will unlock. Once you do the career races, ram the Doppler trucks that unlock to reveal the zones Vista points and Livery and Challenge locations. The best way to approach it is to completely finish a zone off before moving to the next one, completing all challenges, obtaining all the stars, vista points and liveries. You can check the completion of that zone on the pause menu through the button. This will net you all the “Obsessional…” trophies.
A useful tip that was able to cut HOURS off of my final play time is to abuse the race editor feature. Press and scroll over to the ‘Race Editor’ tab. Create a short race with the start checkpoint on a road which is near the Vista or Livery location you want to collect, press and save it. Then select ‘Try Race’. This will transport you to your point of interest saving a massive amount of driving time. Then just quit the race from the pause menu and your free to roam. Be mindful of the driving distance trophies though as you may want to drive to the vista points of the last few camps to clock up the miles.
Step 2: Online - No longer possible due to server closure
There are 3 trophies to get online. They are “Natural Selection”, “Underground Brotherhood” and “A Prophet in his own country”. None of them are particularly challenging to get but I would recommend using a boosting partner as with “Underground Brotherhood” it is tough to find people to beat on their own created course.
Put a request for a partner in the trophy boosting thread, here
Step 3: Mop Up
If you have completed step one then you would have completed all the challenges and career races and also collected all the Vista points and liveries. All that is left to do is drive from one corner of the map to the other twice for “Sand to Stone” and "Salt over Snow" and finish up any oil drum collections and whatever else you may have missed. Be sure to prepare yourself for a long drive when attempting to unlock “Sand to stone” and "Salt over snow" you will need to free up 2 hours for each of these and make sure to take 15 minute breaks every hour, you don’t want to do yourself damage! Public service announcement aside, you have now unlocked the FUEL Platinum!
[PST would like to thank avfc52 for this Roadmap]