Need For Speed Payback Gets A New Update For Its Progression System

In the aftermath of Star Wars Battlefront II’s controversial pay-to-win approach with loot crates and microtransactions, the issue escalated to a whole new level thus making developer Ghost Games and publisher Electronic Arts (EA) to make sudden changes in Need For Speed Payback’s progression system.

According to the update post over at EA’s official website titled “Under the Hood”, they have made subtle changes when it comes to upgrading cars. They went to decrease the refresh duration with the tune-up shops in Need For Speed Payback from 30 minutes to 10 minutes.

There are also changes to the events, bait crates, and roaming racers. By completing tasks can give you more REP and currency.

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There’s also been changes to the way events, bait crates and roaming racers work. Completing any of these tasks will now grant you more in-game bank as well as more REP. The increase in winnings will allow you to purchase more cars, as well as parts. The increase in REP will have a side effect of awarding you more shipments, which in turn will lead to more bank, more part tokens and more vanity items.[/alert]

You can check the full list of updates below:

The Changes – Already Live

  • Decreased the time it takes for new parts to appear in Tune-Up shops, down from 30mins to 10mins.
  • Increased the amount of REP awarded by taking part in events.
  • Increased the amount of Bank awarded by taking part in events.
  • Bait crates now reward increased REP.
  • Bait crates now reward increased Bank.
  • Competing against a Roaming Racer will reward you with increased REP.
  • Competing against a Roaming Racer will reward you with increased Bank.
  • Increased rate in which parts are rewarded within Ranked Speedlists.
  • Air Suspension will now appear more frequently.
  • Slightly increased REP and Bank for finishing an event outside of first place.

The Changes – Coming in a Patch

  • Tune-up shops now stock higher quality parts.
  • Improved quality of cards from targeted rolls in the Tune-up Shops.
  • Increased the level on parts awarded from winning events.
  • Multiple fixes to Improve stability.
  • Improved game performance.

Need For Speed Payback is already out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can read Leif’s full review of the game right here.