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    Does anyone have any tips for the Subway combat event in the 2049 grid? I'm consistently getting regular passes with the Auricom Prototype, but I can't seem to get 100 points, and I do even worse with the Qirex Fighter.

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    I used the Qirex Prototype and simply shot my way through the 100 points barrier with its only weapon, the cannon.

    Got 104 points I think. Not that hard, just gotta stay with the pack at all times (behind everyone), be lucky (shoot already damaged opponents and destroy them) and patient (took me about 5-6 tries).

    Also, you’ll notice the others tend to stay to the left at the fork and not take the underground tunnel.

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    This one is just plain hard. Part of the reason is that the split divides traffic quite a bit, and it always seems random. I must have had a score of 99 about 6 times before finally getting 125 (I think that's what it was). I wound up sticking with the Qirex Fighter. The key here is wait for narrow spots to strategically land plasma bolts.

    •I typically got at least one fired off right away before the split which almost always makes contact.

    •After the ships break up a little bit, I went left, and the back right underground because of the narrow tunnel there. Also, you'll have a great line up for that next turn on the exit just before the first open air part of the track. Any ship that took the other route that lap will be passing by as you exit, so this is a great place to use a plasma as well.

    •Having done this enough, I'm fairly positive the routes are pretty random, I think that adhoc might have just had a lucky streak. In my experience, there seemed to be no correlation whatsoever, so I just chose a route and stuck with it. If you can, try to force pilots over into your route on splits. Act as a barrier and nudge them over.

    •I always went left (in the tunnel) as opposed to the open air route. That straight makes is hard to successfully use Plasmas there because of all the speed pads and the wide track. If you use the tunnels, it fusterclucks the ships up enough to deal some damage.

    •I'm sure you are doing this already, but I always bomb the route I didn't take for each split if I had a defensive weapon near by.

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    Wow, the 2050 Sol Combat challenge is annoying. Since the ships are slowed down, none of them can make the first jump and end up dying endlessly and repeating it over and over. I don't know if this has been mentioned in the glitch thread yet...

    Anyway, I took advantage of it and parked the Qirex prototype next to the jump and just shot the endlessly respawning ships until I got the Elite pass. Super annoying event otherwise.

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    You’ll pass the jump by lifting the nose of the ship even at low speeds. And use the side speed pads, not the middle one.

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    I figured that out eventually but the AI didn't. They get into an infinite loop failing it.

    Also, what is the easiest A+ challenge to Elite pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skythian View Post
    I figured that out eventually but the AI didn't. They get into an infinite loop failing it.

    Also, what is the easiest A+ challenge to Elite pass?
    I thought the Sol Elite challenge was pretty straight forward and prob the easiest for me.

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    Agreed, only took me a few tries. Thanks!

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    Also for future pilots needing advice, the Empire Climb isn't bad either since you already have to do it for the Feisar Prototype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardwire View Post
    Does anyone have any tips for the Subway combat event in the 2049 grid? I'm consistently getting regular passes with the Auricom Prototype, but I can't seem to get 100 points, and I do even worse with the Qirex Fighter.
    Yeah, I can't beat this either. I've spent over 4 hours on it now over the course of 3 evenings. Seriously contemplating giving up on the platinum because of this. This race is awful. Any other tips? I've tried the Qirex prototype, but I always seem to score better with the Qirex fighter. I have been choosing left at all the forks. Gotten in the 90s several times but I can't break 100.

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