Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

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Info on All Burnout Paradise DLC
By SlyCooperFan1
This guide aims to present all accurate and updated information related to the DLC for Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box. Criterion Games abandoned the Steam version of the game, so I took it upon myself to explain the situations behind the game's various DLC packs. I hope you will find the information here to be helpful!
 
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Burnout Paradise Remastered
On March 16, 2018, EA released Burnout Paradise Remastered on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with all of the game's DLC. The game will also receive a PC release later in 2018 exclusively on EA's Origin platform. This will be the first time Big Surf Island and Cops & Robbers will be officially available on PC. Source: http://criteriongames.com/games/burnout-remastered/

Unfortunately, Burnout Paradise Remastered will not be receiving a Steam release. If you want to play it on PC, you'll have to stick with EA's Origin platform. It's not all bad! Origin isn't nearly as crap as Ubisoft's uPlay, and the Steam version of the game, The Ultimate Box, has been using Origin's servers for multiplayer the entire time. The downsides are that we won't see regular sales on Remastered, and it's an extra hurdle for people exclusively on Steam to play the game.

But never fear! For those of you who have The Ultimate Box or may purchase it at some point, I will continue updating the guide below as much as I can regardless of the Remastered release.
Introduction
Whether you are a veteran Paradise City racer with thousands of hours logged in, or you are just joining us for the ride thanks to a Steam sale, let me welcome you once more to the world of Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box!

Unfortunately, you've entered an unsupported world. Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box is no longer supported by Criterion Games or EA, and we've resorted to writing guides for helping other players understand what happened to the Downloadable Content (DLC) for this game that the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Remastered versions of the game already have.

Lots of guides have cropped up in the past couple of years, and the community for this game is still ripe to look for concrete official answers. After getting the game through a Humble Bundle, I was really interested in getting all of the DLC properly and helping everyone else figure out how to do it.

This guide is entirely legal. If you are looking for illegal methods to obtain DLC, you won't find them here.
Party Pack - Included
The Party DLC was the first DLC for Burnout Paradise which allows for a pass-the-controls group party in the game to complete challenges.

This DLC has been included with the PC versions of the game, so there's nothing you need to do to unlock this DLC. Just go into the game and select "Start a Party"!
Bonus Vehicle Pack - Purchase
This section contains information on four DLC packs that are bundled together: Legendary Cars, Time Savers, Toy Cars, and Boost Specials. Together, they are collectively referred to on PC as the Bonus Vehicle Pack. This DLC is available for purchase worldwide. See below for more information.

What's Included?
  • Boost Specials Collection
    • Carson Extreme Hot Rod
    • Hawker Mech
  • Time Savers
    • Unlocks all 75 non-DLC cars
      • Also unlocks some Carbon variants
      • Also unlocks all Platinum and Gold paint schemes
    • Unlocks all 4 non-DLC bikes
    • Unlocks all Burning Routes
  • Toy Car Collection
    • Toy Carson GT Concept
    • Toy Carson Inferno Van
    • Toy Hunter Cavalry
    • Toy Hunter Citizen
    • Toy Hunter Manhattan
    • Toy Hunter Takedown 4x4
    • Toy Jansen P12
    • Toy Krieger WTR
    • Toy Nakamura Firehawk
  • Legendary Cars
    • Carson GT Nighthawk
    • Hunter Cavalry Bootlegger
    • Hunter Manhattan Spirit
    • Jansen 88 Special

Purchasing this DLC
As of October 2015, Criterion Games and EA have finally enabled purchase of the Bonus Vehicle Pack directly from Origin for an extremely low price!

Log on to the Origin website[www.origin.com] with the same email address you use to log in to Burnout Paradise.

Then click here to purchase the DLC![www.origin.com]

After the purchase is successful, run the game (ensuring you use the same Origin account to log in as the one you used to purchase the DLC), and you should be able to select any car from the list of Legendaries, Toys, and Boost Specials. In fact, you should also have access to ALL of the 75 cars from the standard single-player as well as the 4 bikes.

If this didn't work, then you might have to perform an additional step. Don't do this unless you already followed the steps above. In your Steam client, select Burnout Paradise and then select "CD Key". Copy the key provided to you, and then redeem it on Origin using the same Origin account you used to purchase the DLC and log in to the game. That should finalize the DLC unlock for you!
Cops & Robbers - Not Available
Cops & Robbers is another DLC pack released for Burnout Paradise that added a new online multiplayer mode called... well, Cops & Robbers. It allows players to race using Cop cars and bust other players playing as the Robbers.

To this day, there is no method to unlock the Cops & Robbers DLC on the PC version of Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box. Modders have added the vehicles to the game (see Big Surf Island below), but the online mode itself is likely never going to be added to the PC version.

The Cops & Robbers online mode and cars will be included in Burnout Paradise Remastered, which will be exclusive to Origin on PC. This is the first time the online mode is available officially on PC!
Big Surf Island - Incomplete Mod
This is the big one: the Big Surf Island DLC pack. Similar to Cops & Robbers, this DLC was released exclusively for PS3 and Xbox 360. It is not officially available for The Ultimate Box.

From 2009–2014, a modder known as smilingfrog was actively developing a Burnout Paradise PC mod called "Vanity Pack". Unlike other Burnout mods like illegal DLC unlockers, Vanity Pack was not illegal since it would not unlock the other DLCs that can be obtained through a purchase (see above sections). It only added the Big Surf Island territory and the Cops & Robbers vehicles to the game, as well as other neat features.

Unfortunately, Vanity Pack has not received any updates since May 2014, and smilingfrog has not released an update on Vanity Pack's future. For those of you who are willing to brave an incomplete mod, be warned that Vanity Pack has not been completed and you may encounter many crashes, bugs, and glitches. Vanity Pack may not even run at all. If you still want to try it, go to burnouthints.com and explore the website's navigation menu to download it.

Big Surf Island will be included in Burnout Paradise Remastered, which will be exclusive to Origin on PC. This is the first time Big Surf Island is available officially on PC!
Conclusion
In total, seven DLC packs were created for Burnout Paradise. To get them on The Ultimate Box on PC, these are the only methods:
  • Party - included with the game
  • Legendary Cars, Time Savers, Toy Cars, Boost Specials - can be purchased
  • Cops & Robbers - unavailable
  • Big Surf Island - unavailable except through an incomplete advanced mod

Burnout Paradise Remastered, exclusive to Origin on PC, will include ALL of the above DLC!

I hope this guide helped all of you in your quest for getting all of the DLC for this game! I'll see you guys in Paradise City :D

Please leave me some comments and rate this guide according to how you found it. I highly appreciate any and all feedback!
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225 Comments
So now I have to pay a second time for the ultimate box? No, I don't think so. I've already paid for it. That's utter bullshit.
NF-Jacquouilloh Jun 28 @ 2:08pm 
oh damn nice, can't wait to have my hands on it ^^
SlyCooperFan1  [author] Jun 28 @ 9:38am 
@NF-Jacquouilloh: Yes, it's real :) It's already out on PS4 and Xbox One, but the PC release (through Origin, not Steam) is coming out later this year, should be 2018 though. Check here: https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/burnout/burnout-paradise-remastered

The PS4 and Xbox One versions were priced at $40 on release, so I think Origin might also price it at $40 when it comes out at first.
NF-Jacquouilloh Jun 28 @ 6:56am 
is the remastered real ? ARE YOU FROM ORIGIN TO FINALY SAVE US, POOR PC PLAYER FROM THE NON-DLC BURNOUT STEAM VERSION ??????
I think that we can always link the non-steam version if it's a remastered to steam. I did it for emlator, why not for burnout FREAKING REMASTERED
I also hope it's not a joke and that it won't cost 60 $, I need to buy a trumpet (3500 or more $)

hope that's happening, thanks (I'm almost crying, since 6 years... T_T)
Just Yuri Jun 19 @ 9:56pm 
#remastered
Mangonie May 28 @ 9:27am 
johnjorillojr@ Better than nothing, I'd say. Also, apart from it not having a Workshop like Steam does, I don't know why you think that Origin "sucks"?
johnjorillojr May 28 @ 12:28am 
my god i hate EA for making it harder to get burnout paradise remastered why cant they just put it on steam for other people to play it. origin sucks
Samppu, On Army Stint May 15 @ 5:04am 
Thanks sir for this. Rated and faved.
Shellshock Apr 30 @ 7:51am 
which I call bullshit but then again it's EA we're talking about.
SlyCooperFan1  [author] Apr 29 @ 2:35pm 
No matter what you try, it won't work. The Remastered game is going exclusively to Origin, and that'll be the only official way to play the DLCs on PC.