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Criterion Games released both free and premium downloadable Game Changing Content to enhance Burnout Paradise. After the game's release Criterion Games stated that they would provide new content for at least a year after the game's original release date entitled "The Year of Paradise." The year of Paradise began on July 10, 2008 with the release of the Cagney update and ended on July 11, 2009 with the release of Big Surf Island.

Release Summary[]

Free Updates[]

Game Version Name Release Date Notes
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC
v1.1 Astaire January 22, 2008 N/A Included in The Ultimate Box
v1.2 Bogart April 24, 2008 April 18, 2008 (withdrawn)[1]

May 12, 2008 (revised)[2]

v1.3 Cagney July 10, 2008 August 4, 2008
v1.4 Burnout Bikes (Davis) September 18, 2008
v1.5 Trophies September 25, 2008 N/A N/A PlayStation 3 Only
v1.6 (PC v1.0.0.1) Free February Update February 5, 2009 February 6, 2009 February 5, 2009 Included in The Ultimate Box
v1.7 (PC v1.1.0.0) First Burnout Store Update February 18, 2009 March 25, 2009 Current Version (PC)
v1.8 Second Burnout Store Update April 30, 2009 N/A -
v1.9 Third Burnout Store Update June 11, 2009 Current Version (Consoles)

Premium Downloadable Content[]

Premium Downloadable Content
Name Price Release Date Game Version
PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC
Party Pack $1.99 / €4.99 / £7.99 / 800 Microsoft Points February 5, 2009 Included Free February Update
Legendary Cars $1.99 / €4.99 / £3.99 / 400 Microsoft Points February 19, 2009 March 25, 2009 First Burnout Store Update
Time Savers Pack $1.99 / €4.99 / £3.99 / 400 Microsoft Points
Toys $1.99 / €6.99 / £5.49 / 1000 Microsoft Points March 5, 2009
Boost Specials $1.99 / €4.99 / £3.99 / 640 Microsoft Points March 12, 2009
Cops and Robbers Pack $1.99 / €4.99 / £3.99 / 800 Microsoft Points April 30, 2009 N/A Second Burnout Store Update
Big Surf Island $2.99 / €6.99 / £5.49/ 1000 Microsoft Points June 11, 2009 Third Burnout Store Update
Complete Downloadable Content £15.99 February 11, 2010 to March 31, 2010, present (UK only) N/A
Full Game Plus Bundle $7.99 July 5, 2011 N/A

How to Access Game Changing Content[]

Free Updates[]

If an update is available then a message will appear as soon as the game is started up on the console. If this doesn't occur at start up then another will be displayed when attempting to access an online game. The latest compatibility updates are always mandatory if the player wishes to play online.

  • PS3
The process is fully automated and the user only needs to follow the steps displayed on the screen after starting up the game.
  • Xbox 360
The user needs to navigate to "Burnout Paradise" in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and download the update from there or they can sign in on Xbox.com and download the update.
  • PC
The user needs to follow the on-screen steps after starting the game or they can go to the Criterion Games website and download the update.

Premium Content[]

An in-game Burnout Store was included in the Free February Update in which all Premium Content can be purchased and downloaded for use in the game.

Premium Content can also be purchased in the:

  • PlayStation Store
  • Xbox LIVE Marketplace

PC users were only able to purchase Premium Downloadable Content via the Burnout Store, which has been shut down. Premium Downloadable Content can now only be purchased in the US with the Bonus Vehicles Pack.

Unreleased Content[]

Criterion Games discussed many Game Changing Content ideas that never made it into the game. Some went quite far into the prototype stages with Criterion featuring airplanes flying around Paradise City in one of their live video podcasts. On Criterion Game's official website, a news post was released consisting of content that was proposed, but scratched off due to issues with EA and the "It was good on paper" excuse. The unreleased content included airplanes, helicopters, and boats. Also, locations such as the moon and tunnels beneath Paradise City. Time Travel was even discussed.


Planes becoming apart of Burnout Paradise had been hinted at multiple times by Criterion Games. In early 2009 a response on Criterion Games' FAQ stated that there would be an exciting "announcement" on April 1st but was then removed from the FAQ while Criterion's in-game Twitter page featured several hints such as "Won't you come fly with us?". It was stated as an April Fools Joke when Criterion Games posted on Twitter that there would be no content after Big Surf Island.


The use of helicopters was announced in a news post from Criterion Game's official website. It was an example of "Game Changing Content" and would be used to travel around Paradise City faster and complete unique challenges with cars and helicopters co-operating. It was never released due to issues with invisible walls and coding.

Time Travel[]

Criterion Games stated that it was originally a joke. The idea was that at a random time, a portal would open in Paradise City so you could travel to the past or future. An example being that the player could travel to Big Surf Island in the Old West timeline, get challenges done, then teleport back.

The Moon[]

Never released due to issues with EA's contract with Criterion Games, the moon planned to be DLC. The idea was that a rocket would be set on Big Surf Island. If the player completed a set number of challenges, the rocket would activate and the player could explore the moon as well as do "Zero Gravity Challenges".

Underground Tunnels[]

Content that was "good on paper", Criterion Games thought of using tunnels as a way of easy travel and more exploration for the player. The plan was to put a massive tunnel system underground, allowing the player to visit subway stations and invent new stunts.


Boats seemed to be the content that would be released after Big Surf Island, but was scratched due to only one island being allowed release. These vehicles would be a fast way of traveling to the paradise keys. Sadly, the islands were never made and the idea gone to waste.

Free Updates[]

Astire (1.1)[]

Burnout Paradise's first update included various bug fixes.

Bogart (1.2)[]

Burnout Paradise's second update included various bug fixes.

Cagney (1.3)[]

Burnout Paradise's third update included;

Main article: Cagney

Burnout Bikes (1.4)[]

Burnout Paradise's fourth update included;

Main article: Burnout Bikes

Trophies (1.5)[]

Burnout Paradise's fifth update included;

  • New Awards
    • PS3 - 51 Trophies (Original Content)
    • PS3 - 6 Trophies (Cagney Content)
    • PS3 - 7 Trophies (Bike Content)
Main article: Trophies (Burnout Paradise)

Free February Update (1.6) / ([]

Burnout Paradise's sixth update included bug fixes, a new Premium Content Pack and new Awards;

  • The ability to restart events
  • Visual changes
  • Event changes
  • Changes to vehicle dynamics and stats
  • An in-game store
  • An in-game website (PC and PS3)
  • Party Pack
  • New Awards
    • PS3 - 7 Trophies (Party Pack)
    • 360 - 2 Achievements (Party Pack)
Main article: Free February Update

First Burnout Store Update (1.7) / ([]

Burnout Paradise's seventh update added various bug fixes, 4 new Premium Content Packs and new Awards;

Main article: First Burnout Store Update

Second Burnout Store Update (1.8)[]

Burnout Paradise's eighth update added a new Premium Content Pack and new Awards;

  • Cops and Robbers Pack
  • New Awards
    • PS3 - 8 Trophies (Cops and Robbers Pack)
    • 360 - 3 Achievements (Cops and Robbers Pack)
Main article: Second Burnout Store Update

Third Burnout Store Unlock Update (1.9)[]

Burnout Paradise's ninth update added a new Premium Content Pack and new Awards;

  • Big Surf Island Pack
  • New Awards
    • PS3 - 10 Trophies (Big Surf Island Pack)
    • 360 - 5 Achievements (Big Surf Island Pack)
Main article: Third Burnout Store Update

Premium Content Packs[]

Some Premium Content Packs can have their contents purchased individually on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Party Pack[]

Has party

The Party Pack includes a 2 to 8 player offline pass-the-pad multiplayer mode.

  • Party Pack
    $1.99 / €4.99 / £7.99 / 800 Microsoft Points
Main article: Party Pack

Legendary Cars Pack[]

Has legendary

The Legendary Cars pack includes all 4 vehicles but each can be bought individually.

Main article: Legendary Cars

Time Savers Pack[]

Has time-savers

The Timed Savers Pack unlocks all 70 original Paradise vehicles as well as gold and platinum finishes.

  • Time Savers Pack
    $1.99 / €4.99 / £3.99 / 400 Microsoft Points
Main article: Time Savers Pack

Toy Vehicles Pack[]

Has toys

The Toy Vehicles Pack includes all 9 vehicles. Each vehicle can be bought individually but only on the Xbox 360.

Main article: Toys

Boost Specials[]

Has boost

The Boost Specials Pack includes both vehicles. Each vehicle can be bought individually.

Main article: Boost Specials

Cops and Robbers Pack[]

Has cops

The Cops and Robbers Pack includes all 33 vehicles and a game mode.

  • Cops and Robbers Pack
    $1.99 / €4.99 / £3.99 / 800 Microsoft Points
Main article: Cops and Robbers Pack

Big Surf Island[]

Has island

The Big Surf Island Pack includes all 9 vehicles, 135 discoverables, 5 drive throughs, 24 Road Rules, 10 Island Challenges, 15 Offline events, Island License and Toll Booth Pass to the Island.

  • Big Surf Island Pack
    $2.99 / €6.99 / £5.49 / 560 Microsoft Points
Main article: Big Surf Island (Update)

Burnout Paradise Complete Edition[]


A special pack containing a Burnout Paradise PSN Game and all 7 premium contents.

  • Burnout Paradise Complete Edition
    $29.99 / €29.99 / £23.99
    • Burnout Paradise game
    • All 7 Car Packs (including Party Pack, Time Savers Pack, and Big Surf Island Pack)
  • Burnout Paradise Complete Downloadable Edition
    $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99
    • All 7 Car Packs (including Party Pack, Time Savers Pack, and Big Surf Island Pack)

Burnout Paradise - Full Game Plus Bundle[]

A bundle containing a full game, Boost Special Pack and Time Savers Pack.

  • Burnout Paradise - Full Game Plus Bundle
    $7.99 (US PlayStation Store only)
    • Burnout Paradise full game
    • Boost Special Pack
    • Time Savers Pack


  1. Bogart software update Xbox 360 – quick update!. Criterion Games (2008-04-21). Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved on 2019-09-18.
  2. 360 Bogart is online now!. Criterion Games (2008-05-12). Archived from the original on 2008-05-19. Retrieved on 2019-09-18.

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