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Burnout Paradise Update: Can You Attain Diamond Status?

Although LittleBigPlanet may be close in terms of available extra Store content, we still say that Burnout Paradise is the king of bonus DLC.

Now, you may already know that the Big Surf Island Pack gives you 9 new cars...but you probably didn't know how to obtain the ninth car. Well, it's the Diamond P12 - pictured here - and Criterion explains how to get it: the Gold and even Platinum levels are for chumps; only the truly elite can attain "Diamond" status. You must complete all 500 of the online Freeburn Challenges, and that means you have to finish all challenges in the original game, all the new Timed and Freeburn challenges in the Cagney and Bikes Packs, plus the 10 new Freeburn challenges that come with Big Surf Island. Obviously, this is going to take some serious time and dedication, but we figure if you've been following along with all these updates, you're willing to give it a try. How long will it take to complete all 500...? Well, that depends on your driving skill and whether or not you have a very high threshold for annoyance; patience is gonna be key. And you know, it seems as if Criterion is never going to stop adding on to Burnout Paradise. Why even bother with a sequel at this point? Heck, the game is so huge now, it has almost become its own sequel!

So do you have what it takes to nab this Diamond P12? Or are you just gonna flake out like a n00b? Sorry...had to say it.

Related Game(s): Burnout Paradise

6/29/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (23 posts)

Tim Speed24
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:49:23 PM
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Ummmm.....you probably can just buy it soon, like the other car packs. After all time is money.

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Killa_5150
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:08:37 PM

That would suck, I will get this car and when I get it I'l be proud I got it with sweat and tears.

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Highlander
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:41:23 PM

They'll do that eventually, just like they did before. Alex Ward of Criterion has stated categorically that they want the game to be accessible to everyone...In other words it's n00b friendly. Lots of elements in the game have been softened to make it easier with the more recent updates. The original game seems a tad faster, and has more challenge. Sad that we actually have an example of a game being 'dumbed down'.

You used to have to actually complete the game to get all the cars, now you pay $5 and get'em all immediately.

I can't comment further as I am finding it hard not to be overly cynical. I used to be so much into this game. I achieved 101%, Criterion Elite, got gold and platinum finishes on the cars, got the chrome finishes on the bikes, got all six carbon cars, Platinum trophy, etc...I was even one of a very few Rai-Jin crash test dummies given the car by Criterion a little early. But....stuff happens. Perhaps I can bring myself back to the game with the Island...


Last edited by Highlander on 6/29/2009 1:43:13 PM

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Beamboom
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 3:47:30 PM

I sure hope you are wrong - I did the horrible error of buying the "time saver" pack, and that made everything dull. It's good to have something to reach for. And the challenges are jolly fun!

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mexgeo86
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:08:27 PM
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One of my first ps3 purchases, i set it aside for Resistance 2 then KZ2 followed by Street Fighter and inFamous...guess it's not a bad time to pick up where I left off :-P

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dillonthebunny
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:10:57 PM
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I hated Burnout after about a month of getting it on BRD... it frustrated me.

but I brought it on the network months ago and have followed with a lot of the DLC, and I now think its one of the best driving exp on any platform, amazing.

Big surf is fantasic.. looking forward to the planes!!

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Thrill Kill
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:35:37 PM

best driving experience on a console? WOW. you just made my day...hahahahahah

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 8:34:16 PM

you're the one who brought it onto the network? *poke* *poke* lol

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:16:43 PM
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ill probably just flake out like a n00b lol

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mikeyp323
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 1:20:12 PM

I'll second that.

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CH1N00K
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:24:19 PM
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I beat the original game and got elite status, and then they came out with the trophies. I may have to start a new game all over again...I don't know if I'll get the diamond though...that's a lot of time invested..and it is summer...But I'll at least try, it just may take a while.

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Neurotoxiny
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:31:32 PM
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I only need to beat 3 more events (two in paradise, one in big surf) then I'm done with all the offline events (including jumps, smashes, billboards, showtimes and times)...

But I only have like three freeburn challenges because the n00bs I'm stuck wit alwayy fl8k owt.

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Highlander
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:42:12 PM

Visit Operation Burnout (just google "Operation Burnout") to find some folks that will help you with your Freeburn challenges.

Last edited by Highlander on 6/29/2009 1:42:36 PM

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www
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:25:31 PM
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Wow this game never goes away even Fallout 3 has been quiet with its DLC recently.
Am not hating on the game but every time i see some news on it, i feel guilty for not buying it.

Its like you want to forget something and they keep reminding you of it.Whats more, anytime i want to go get it, i feel like a sequel may be around the corner but this Paradise just won't go!

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Thrill Kill
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:34:06 PM
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people actually play this game? i bet ya'll play NFL blitz too. hahahah

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Highlander
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:42:43 PM

Did you enjoy your drive-by thumb-downing?

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CH1N00K
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:43:17 PM

What do you have against Burnout? I've always loved the series. They just keep adding to it. Sure it's no GT but it's not supposed to be. It's a fun arcade driver. And there aren't a lot of games out there in it's genre that offer what Criterion has offered. I wish they hadn't taken away the split screen racing, but I still really enjoy the game. What's your beef with it?

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mexgeo86
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 3:04:32 PM

dude, Burnout's always been about damage and the fun that comes with it. What does it have to do with Blitz?

also, is it me or did someone just go down the list of comments and giving them 'downs'? wtf?

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fluffer nutter
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 4:14:45 PM

I noticed that as well about the thumbs down.

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Robochic
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 5:53:03 PM
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I've been interested in buying this game since it's now 19.99 but is it worth it if you don't or can't get the DLC right away? I just can't afford the DLC at this time but want to play the game but if it's mostly enjoyable through the DLC i won;t be getting it.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 @ 12:53:17 AM

There's 120 events and 75 cars to unlock before you even touch DLC. Yes, it's fun.

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acidwolverine
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:49:17 PM
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I've had the Diamond car since the day the Island was released. I had 490/490 challenges done before then. All I had to do was the remaining 10 on the island.

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Nerull
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 @ 2:00:22 AM
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Whatever happened to the delorean they said they were going to release? Never seen it on the network anywhere.

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