Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged Cheats


Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged Cheats




Drifting is essential in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 if you want to go fast. Swinging the back end out not only looks cool but is also a quick way of filling up your boost. It’s also the fastest way around corners in most scenarios.

Like many classic arcade racers, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 adopts a brake-to-drift mechanic. As you approach a corner, tap the brake using the left trigger. Reapplying the throttle will kick the back end out and start a slide. Steer into the corner and keep the car center.

Don’t steer too sharply or you may lose control and hit a wall or fall off the track. If a long straight is coming as you exit the drift, apply the boost you’ve earned to straighten the car and regain speed.

Boost start

One of the easiest ways to get ahead of the competition at the start of the race is performing a boost start. Mario Kart veterans will be familiar with this tactic.

To perform a boost start, press and hold the accelerator using the right trigger as soon as the countdown says “2.” Your tyres will start to smoke, and a green flame will appear under your car.

Keep holding the accelerator and press the boost button (X on PlayStation/A on Xbox/right shift on PC) as soon as the countdown says “go.” This will give you a speed boost as you race off the line, allowing you to get ahead of opponents early.

This tactic doesn’t work for every car, however. If you see a guage appear on-screen next to your car, tap the accelerator until the meter hits the green area. Keep holding the accelerator until the countdown says “go” and press boost to perform a boost start.


Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 doesn’t just add new cars and tracks, but it also introduces new gameplay mechanics. One of these is a new jump ability. To perform a jump, press triangle if you’re playing on PlayStation, Y if you’re playing on Xbox, and K if you’re playing on PC.

Jumping allows you to avoid opponents and find hidden shortcuts. Some vehicles can also double jump, allowing you to leap in the air even higher and access hard-to-reach areas.

The only caveat is you need boost to jump. If your boost meter is empty, you can’t jump. Thankfully, there are several ways to earn boost from drifting to driving over boost pads on the track.


Slipstreaming is another effective way to way of rapidly filling up your boost meter. A real tactic used in motorsport, slipstreaming is where a driver directly follows the car in front. This lowers the drag and air resistance, allowing the driver who is slipstreaming to gain speed.

Even though the physics in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2’s aren’t realistic, you can use slipstreaming to your advantage. To slipstream, follow the opponent in front as close as you can. If you do it right, “slipstream” text will appear on-screen above the car you’re slipstreaming. This will give you a quick boost refill.