EA and Ghost Games have detailed
the next update for Need for Speed Payback, which launches on Tuesday, March
20th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
This one features two brand-new cars, the introduction of
Activities to AllDrive, and new events to enjoy in single-player, as well as an
important change to Bait Crates.
Let’s start with AllDrive – the online freeroam experience
featured in Need for Speed Payback that was introduced with last
month’s content update. Drift Zones, Speed Runs, Speed Traps, and Jumps are
coming to AllDrive, allowing you to head out into Fortune Valley with your
friends to set record scores by putting your car sideways, getting some
airtime, and pushing beyond the speed limit.
The March 2018 Update for Need for Speed Payback also
introduces a series of brand-new events to enjoy in single-player – allowing
you to prove that you’re the best driver Fortune Valley has to offer as you
race your way towards winning the Castrol Edge Titanium Trial.
Ghost says these new events appear automatically on your
in-game map and will be visible to all players who have completed Chapter 2 of
Tyler, Mac, and Jess’ storyline. Simply look out for the event icons in Silver
Canyon, Liberty Desert, and Mount Providence.
As for cars, there’s two all-new vehicles coming to Need for
Speed Payback – but they aren’t free. The Pontiac Firebird and Aston Martin DB5
will be available to players as a standalone purchase, either as a bundle
together or bought separately. Both cars can also be customized into the Super
Build class of your choice. Race, Drift, Drag, Offroad, or Runner – the choice
In addition to the new paid vehicles, this week’s update
also introduces Eddie’s Skyline to Need for Speed Payback. This one was also
added to Need for Speed 2015 in a post-launch update, but to unlock it in
Payback, you’ll need to have played both games at least once. This is the first
car that will make the jump from Level 299 to 399.
“We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback on this as
it will shape the future of increasing the limit of further cars,” Ghost said.
Finally, this update also sees Bait Crates overhauled with a
more open cop experience. Based on feedback from fans and the in-game telemetry
from Abandoned Cars, the team at Ghost Games has removed all checkpoints from
Bait Crates. The end point will remain in place, but how you get there is up to
you. In addition to the checkpoint removal, this update also increases the
spawn rate of Bait Crates, and they will now appear in greater frequency across
As usual, this update also introduces a series of bug fixes,
tweaks, and smaller improvements, which you can read about in the patch
notes over on the official Need for Speed website.
The March 2018 Update for Need for Speed Payback will be
available on Tuesday, March 20th, followed by the next Abandoned
Car rotation on Wednesday, March 21st.
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