Are You in the Lead?

Have you been racking up major points and driving your way toward victory for your team? Whether you’re a Dragon or Scorpion, making your way onto the Racing Circuit LeaderBoard is a victory like no other. After you kill some zombies and finish trash talking your opponent, head to the races to burn some serious rubber. It is important you vamp up your ride to give you the best chance of defeating your racing foes!

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Today’s leader has a serious head start on the rest of the players, so rev your engine and start trying to make your way to the top! You can also check out the Team Scoreboard where the Dragons currently have a big lead on the Scorpions. Don’t let your team fall behind, hop in your ride and start killing some zombies and earning some serious points! No matter which team you’re on, however, making your way onto the LeaderBoard will give you some bragging rights and a chance to show Dragons and Scorpions alike who the real leader is!

Wrench’s Fact- What’s your Racing Style?

Whether you realize it or not, each racer has their own style when it comes to winning a race. As you’ll see, each of these racing styles has their own weaknesses and strengths. However, you will often find that the racers who consistently finish near the top have chosen a style that fits their personality and then, through hard work and perseverance, perfected it by minimizing its weaknesses and maximizing its strengths.

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Run and Gun

Run and Gun racers provide some of the most interesting races on the tracks. Their primary goal each race is to stay in the thick of the action by constantly shooting their opponents and staying with the pack. These racers live for thrill of dusting their opponents and gradually pulling ahead after devastating their opponents. To hang with this crowd, you must be one tough cookie!

Lead Driver

Lead Drivers are their own special breed. This select group solely relies on speed and handling. Rather than collecting ammo, they focus on amassing as much nitro as they can in order to gain a large lead. These racers are unconcerned with their opponents and ignore retaliation because they are so intent on achieving maximum speed and working their way to a massive lead. However, lead drivers tend to struggle and lose close races if they can’t establish a big lead.

Support

Support drivers are by far the rarest type found on the race track. Support drivers usually work as a team with a lead driver or two and focus on helping them win the race. Rather than seeking glory for themselves, Support drivers use their weapons and cunning to slow down other racers allowing their teammates focus on building a substantial lead. These team players are not concerned with earning the top podium spot for themselves but rather seek to better their team as a whole.

The Late Bloomer

Late Bloomers are all about high risk and high reward. Easily the source of the most exciting finishes, Late Bloomers focus on establishing their lead as late as possible. These racers stay in the middle of the pack for most of the race, but unlike Run and Gun racers, they keep a low profile. Because they are often overlooked and typically don’t surface as a threat until late in the race, Late Bloomers lull their opponents into a false sense of security. However, during the last half lap or so, these drivers spring into action and do whatever it takes to eek out a win.

Now that you know a little bit more about these different racing styles, be sure to head out to the track and try them out. Once you find a style that suits your personality best, make sure to practice it and build your car in a way that can maximize its strengths.

Wrench’s Facts- Perfecting the Turn

Do tracks with lots of curves and turns scare you? Do you often find yourself falling behind on those tight corners? Most racers don’t realize that making the perfect turn isn’t all about handling- in fact, all aspects of the car contribute to its ability to round a corner.

When approaching a corner, be sure to take an exterior approach. This means that if you are turning left, you should be on the far right side of the track. Taking an exterior approach will help to decrease the angle of the turn, allowing you to maintain a higher speed.

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Surprisingly, when rounding a corner, you should apply your brakes as late as possible but before you actually start to turn. By driving straight and slowing down rapidly, your car will slow down faster. However be sure not to brake too much!

As you enter the curve, accelerate enough to maintain a constant speed throughout the turn. This is where your car’s suspension and handling will make an impact. A car’s handling directly impacts the speed at which it can make a turn. Similarly, a car’s suspension will help to keep all of the tires on the ground, although too much suspension can make it difficult to control. Once you are ready to start exiting the turn, be sure to progressively increase your acceleration while decreasing your turning.

In conclusion, just as mentioned before, it’s not only your cars handling but also its speed, acceleration, and off-road attributes that contribute to the perfect turn. Be sure to head over to the mechanics shop and use your new knowledge to tune your car for the next big race! -Wrench

Wrench’s Challenge!

Hi Racers! I hope you enjoyed watching this weekend’s Indy 500 as much as I did! The winner, Tony Kanaan, set a record for most consecutive top-five finishes (15) and won over 2 million dollars. In light of this record performance, I challenge you to beat these top times:

Big Chomper:
Amateur: 4:22.00
Rookie: 4:13.00
Pro: 4:01.00
Veteran: 3:45.00
Legend: 3:30.00

Octo Inclie:
Amateur: 4:03.00
Rookie: 3: 50.00
Pro: 3:38.00
Veteran: 3: 25.00
Legend: 3:17.00

Also, try one of the knock out races for an extra challenge. Let me know how you do!
– Wrench

Dragons vs. Scorpions: Who is the Top Team?

Legend has it that the Dragons and Scorpions have long been mortal enemies, sworn to battle each other above all else. Which side of this conflict are you on? Remember, when you first signed up, you were able to choose which team to align yourself with.

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How is your team doing now?

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It looks like the Dragon team is dominating the scoreboard, ruling the Eat My Dust world. With such a swift and powerful team, it is no wonder that they have earned so many points!

However, you can never count out the Scorpion team, with their sly and cunning ways, they could easily overtake the Dragons for the lead before the Dragons even know it! So whether you are a devoted member of the Dragons or a loyal member of the Scorpions, be sure to keep playing Eat My Dust to earn more points for your team.

What about individual accomplishments?

Here are the top Racers as of this morning!

Happy Thanksgiving, Racers!

What are you and your fellow drivers most thankful for this time of year? Whether it’s a new ammo pack or a cool car customization, why don’t you and your pals celebrate this day with a few races around Eat My Dust?

Help us keep EMD safe, this Thanksgiving!

After you fill up on all of your turkey day eats, get ready to take to the combat zone or even one of our terrifying tracks. After all, those pesky zombies won’t be taking the day off, so while everyone else if off celebrating we might need some extra help keeping them on the other side of the gates. Simply login to the game and help us make sure everyone in Eat My Dust has a happy and safe holiday!

On a day like today you and your rival racers might even want to start a little tradition of your own by competing for top honors on our leaderboards. But before you begin that battle, don’t forget to let us know what you have to say about the game. Because, today, we’re most thankful for our fans and all of their feedback and support!

Check into Your Car’s Computer

Taking down zombies and burning up the race tracks are achievements to be proud of—keep track of your speeding successes with the car computer located on the right side of your driver’s toolbar. There, you can click on the car icon to view your car stats and recent race results.

Every time you finish in that first place spot, your achievements will appear under Race Placements. Don’t forget the more you play, the more Street Cred you’ll earn to rise through our ranks. You can also check to see how many EMD coins and Turbo Bucks you have to spend!

How many trophies have you unlocked? Click the trophy icon in your car computer to see. Not only will you see the awesome trophies you have unlocked, but you will also be able to track the achievements you have already earned. So go for the gold and try and unlock them all! 

Burning up and dominating those racetracks can be even more exciting if you go to Settings (the Gear Icon) in your car computer and hit “Full Screen.” Fill your whole screen with high speed racing, missile firing, and zombies.

Your car’s computer is the go-to-tool for everything you might need to take over the race tracks and stay on top of our leader boards – so get in your car and activate it now.