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A Free Roam Challenge (also known as Random Encounter) is a type of sprint race featured in Need for Speed: Carbon.


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Free Roam Challenge Map

Random Encounters only take place in free roam mode. The player will run across a crew member of TFK, Bushido, 21st Street Crew or Stacked Deck depending on the location. The rivalling racer will challenge the player to a race, who can also be avoided by leaving him.

The finish point of the free roam challenge can be selected by the player. After beating the rivalling crew member, the player will receive a cash reward of 1,000.

Reward Cards

Challenge Requirements Reward Card
Free Ride Win 1 Free Roam Challenge. Skeleton Vinyl
Urban Combat Win 5 Free Roam Challenges. Giovanna Ararat
Urban Warfare Win 10 Free Roam Challenges. Specter Autosculpt Spoiler
Head To Head Win 25 Free Roam Challenges. Rhino SUV
Urban Battle Win 50 Free Roam Challenges. 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T


  • Rivalling crew members can still be encountered after acquiring their territories.
  • Free roam racers are not restricted to certain car classes and always use random cars within the player's tier.
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