MotorStorm: Pacific Rift

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ



  • Eliminator events

    Finish within the top three places and be under the wreck limit for a zone to unlock the Eliminator events.

  • Speed events

    Finish within the top three places and be under the time limit for a zone to unlock the Speed events.

  • Bonus vehicles

    Get the indicated trophy to also unlock the corresponding vehicle:

      Atlas Arizona big rig: "Last Man Standing" trophy
      Atlas Earthquake monster truck: "Over Acheiver" trophy
      Lunar-Tec SpaceFrame II buggy: "Stunt Man" trophy
      Mirage Bastille mudplugger and Monarch Backpacker big rig: "Champion" trophy
      Mojave Globetrotter mudplugger: "Speed-Demon" trophy
      Molotov Elbrus ATV: "Ghost Rider" trophy (may also appear for other trophies)
      Monarch Deerstalker ATV: "Legend" trophy
      Monarch Mk 1 rally car: "Ranked Streak" trophy
      Monarch Sparrowhawk bike: "FriendShip" trophy
      Ozutsu Daimyo racing truck: "Speeder" trophy
      Ozutsu Ronin rally car: "Competitor" trophy
      Springbok Namibia racing truck: "Wreckless" trophy
      The Nord Viking big rig: "Hero" trophy
      Voodoo Thunder Lizard monster truck: "Racefan" trophy
      Wombat Beachmaster buggy: "Casual" trophy
      Wombat Mudslide ATV: "Runner Up" trophy
      Wombat Typhoon buggy: "Hire Me" trophy

    Reach the indicated Festival rank to unlock the corresponding vehicles:

    Rank 1 (0 points)

      Atlas Varjack mudplugger
      Aztec Komodo ATV
      Castro Capitano racing truck
      Italia Strano rally car
      Jester BXS buggy
      Lunar-Tec Rollcage buggy
      Lunar-Tec Sasquatch monster truck
      Lunar-Tec Wendigo monster Truck
      Molotov Caucasus big rig
      Monarch Claymore mudplugger
      Patriot Blackfoot rally car
      Patriot Minuteman big rig
      Patriot Rodeo racing truck
      Wakazashi Razor bike
      Wasabi Eagle ATV
      Wasabi Ventura bike

    Rank 2 (400 points)

      Atlas Governor big rig
      Castro Robusto big rig
      Jester BXL mudplugger
      Jester BXR II Concept buggy
      Mojave Slugger mudplugger
      Molotov Baikal big rig
      Wasabi Rascal ATV
      Wuff Expedition bike
      Wuff Jager racing truck

    Rank 3 (1,200 points)

      Beelzebuggy Bombadier monster truck
      Beelzebuggy Carabid buggy
      Castro Varadero big rig
      Ibex Bushfire ATV
      Mohawk Indiana bike
      Nord Jormungand big rig
      Ozutsu Tanto racing truck
      Patriot V-8 rally car
      Voodoo Anaconda mudplugger

    Rank 4 (2,600 points)

      Atlas Pacifier mudplugger
      Atlas Teamster racing truck
      Italia Velocita rally car
      Lunar-Tec Treefrog buggy
      Lunar-Tec Yeti monster truck
      McQueen Adventurer mudplugger
      Mirage Belette ATV
      Patriot 80 big rig
      Wasabi Junior MX bike
      Wombat Hurricane buggy

    Rank 5 (3,800 points)

      Atlas Jackhammer mudplugger
      Aztec Sabretooth ATV
      Castro Conquistador racing truck
      Humbler Diablo buggy
      Ibex Scout ATV
      Lunar-Tec Buffalo big rig
      Mohawk Roadhog bike
      Patriot Renegade rally car
      Voodoo Mastadon monster truck

    Rank 6 (5,000 points)

      Italia Gagliano rally car
      Lunar-Tec Grendel Monster truck
      Lunar-Tec Invader big rig
      Mirage Caliano ATV
      Monarch Bulldog mudplugger
      Patriot Riot racing truck
      Patriot surger rally car
      Super Jester BXR buggy
      Wasabi Osh!zushi bike

    Rank 7 (6,200 points)

      Falfer Domino rally car
      Italia Vulcan racing truck
      Lunar-Tec Asylum mudplugger
      Patriot Thunderchief big rig
      Voodoo Rattler buggy
      Wasabi Phoenix ATV
      Wasabi Twinblade bike
      Wasabi Wildcat MX bike
      Wuff Revo rally car

    Rank 8 (7,400 points)

      Castro Toro rally car
      Jester BXR buggy
      Lunar-Tec Weevil rally car
      Molotov Drago big rig
      Molotov Stuuka ATV
      Monarch Champ bike
      Patriot Bushwacker mudplugger
      Voodoo Iguana racing truck
      Wuff Enduro bike

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

      The Money Shot (Bronze): Boost Explode over the finish line to win 10 races.
      Track Master (Bronze): Win 5 races on each track.
      Just Getting Started (Bronze): Race for a total of one hour.
      Time Sink (Bronze): Race for a total of 10 hours.
      Stuntman (Bronze): Successfully land a jump of 185m or more.
      Race Fan (Bronze): Take part in 250 races.
      Tourist (Bronze): Travel a total of 500km.
      Hazardous (Bronze): Wreck your vehicle 250 times.
      Friendship (Bronze): Complete a Split-Screen race with 4 players.
      Ghost Rider (Bronze): Beat 48 developer's ghosts on Time Attack.
      Tumbler (Bronze): Perform an impressive Barrel Roll.
      Bully (Bronze): Successfully punch or ram 100 vehicles.
      Lightweight (Bronze): Win 50 races using a lightweight vehicle.
      Mediumweight (Bronze): Win 50 races using a mediumweight vehicle.
      Heavyweight (Bronze): Win 50 races using a heavyweight vehicle.
      Pugilist (Bronze): Punch 5 competitors in a single race and go on to win gold.
      Close Call (Bronze): Win a race by a margin of less than 0.1s.
      Survivor (Bronze): In Eliminator escape from last place 10 times with only 3 seconds to go.
      Freestyle (Bronze): Create and win 10 free-play races.
      Spoilt For Choice (Bronze): Reach rank 3 in the Festival to unlock all 8 vehicle classes.
      Bike (Bronze): Win 5 Festival races using a Bike.
      ATV (Bronze): Win 5 Festival races using an ATV.
      Buggy (Bronze): Win 5 Festival races using a Buggy.
      Rally Car (Bronze): Win 5 Festival races using a Rally Car.
      Racing Truck (Bronze): Win 5 Festival races using a Racing Truck.
      Mud Plugger (Bronze): Win 5 Festival races using a Mud Plugger.
      Big Rig (Bronze): Win 5 Festival races using a Big Rig.
      Monster Truck (Bronze): Win 5 Festival races using a Monster Truck.
      Necessary Roughness (Bronze): Knock down 10 dismounted drivers.
      Tortoise (Bronze): Win a race without using boost.
      Speeder (Bronze): Unlock all 16 Speed events.
      Wreck-Less (Bronze): Unlock all 16 Eliminator events.
      Last Man Standing (Bronze): Win all 16 Eliminator events.
      Beginner (Bronze): Complete a ranked Online race with 12 players.
      Competitor (Bronze): Complete 50 Online ranked races.
      Casual (Bronze): Complete 50 online casual races.
      Immortal (Bronze): Win an Online ranked race without wrecking.
      Beginner's Luck (Bronze): Come 1st in an Online ranked race.
      Rookie (Bronze): Reach Online rank 2 (Rookie).
      Veteran (Bronze): Reach Online rank 3 (Veteran).
      Hire Me (Silver): Beat the developer's best ghost times on every track with every vehicle.
      Speed Demon (Silver): Win all 16 Speed events.
      Can't Touch This (Silver): Win any Rank 8 race without being wrecked.
      Runner Up (Silver): Win 96 Silver Medals.
      Ranked Streak (Silver): Win 3 Online ranked races in a row.
      Hero (Silver): Reach Online rank 4 (Hero).
      Winner (Gold): Win 250 races.
      Champion (Gold): Win 96 Gold medals.
      Legend (Gold): Reach Online rank 5 (Legend).
      Over Achiever (Platinum): Unlock all the other 49 trophies.

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