Need for Speed Payback Update brings First Big Content Update – Patch Notes

Need for Speed Payback update for PS4 and Xbox One is now available for download. The new update brings first big content update for the game including new cars, a new game mode and more. The Need For Speed Speedcross update also includes sixteen brand new events, split across four zones; Canyon, Airfield, Construction and Ember valley. In addition, there are various bug fixes and improvements.

Need for Speed Payback Speedcross Update

Abandoned Cars

Need for Speed Payback is home to a number of beautiful cars including the Mazda RX-7 Spirit R, Volvo 242DL, Volvo Amazon P130, Plymouth Barracuda, Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR and the BMW M3 Evolution II E30.

The abandoned cars are now available within Fortune Valley as a free addition to all owners of NFS Payback.. Find the car, escape the cops, keep the car. Once you’ve acquired the car, it will then be available to purchase from a dealership of your choice.

The first car to go find is the Mazda RX-7 Spirit R, with more cars to arrive in the comings weeks.

Rav has been busy setting up a Mini John Cooper Works Countryman for a Speedcross driver who has since disappeared, and with no-one to drive it he agrees to let Mac give it a shot. Ever the Showman, Mac impresses Rav, who in turn decides to let him use the car in the upcoming Speedcross Competition.

Take control of Mac as you go up against a number of drivers from all over the world, with cities such as Palmont, Bayview, Rockport, Fairhaven and Olympic City all represented, with the ultimate goal of beating the reigning champion, The Barracuda.

Speedcross is an event that focuses on scoring as many points as you can through a pre-determined course. Go big, and go fast as you score points in each of the following areas; Drift Zones, Jumps, Speedtraps, and Smackables.

The introduction of Speedcross will also include sixteen brand new events, split across four zones; Canyon, Airfield, Construction and Ember valley.

Two new cars will be added to the Speedcross pack, the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman and the Infiniti Q60 S. More cars are coming like Nissan 350Z, Ford Focus RS, and Dodge Charger.

Speedcross will be free to all owners of the Deluxe Edition and will be purchasable as a separate standalone for everyone else.

BMW M Performance Parts

A selection of our BMW cars will be receiving a number of new BMW M Performance parts as part of their visual customization options. These parts will be available to buy and equip the same way as all other visual customization parts, via the garage.

BMW M4 GTS

  • Front Fender
  • Side Skirts
  • Wing Mirrors

BMW M5

  • Front Canards
  • Front Bumper
  • Spoiler
  • Diffuser
  • Rear Bumper
  • Sideskirts
  • Front Fender
  • Grille
  • Wing Mirrors

BMW X6M

  • Sideskirts
  • Front Fenders
  • Wing Mirrors
  • Grille
  • Rear Bumper
  • Front Bumper

BMW M2

  • Front Canards
  • Front Bumper
  • Spoiler
  • Diffuser
  • Rear Bumper
  • Exhaust
  • Sideskirts
  • Front Fenders
  • Grille

Speedlists – Drift Run

Need for Speed Payback Update also adding a new game mode to Speedlists, Drift Runs. These are based on the Drift Trial events that you will have played within the single player of NFS Payback. Up to 8 players will be able to take part in the event, with a multiplier being given to those that are in front (distance wise). In total there will be 10 different drift runs, available in both day and night settings.

Steering Wheel Support

With Need for Speed Payback December Update, steering wheels are now supported.

  • Logitech G29
  • Logitech G920

Full NFS Payback December Patch Notes

  • New feature: Abandoned Cars.
  • New game mode: Speedcross.
  • New car class: Speedcross.
  • Two new cars as part of the Speedcross update: Mini John Cooper Works Countryman and the Infiniti Q60 S.
  • New visual customization options for the BMW M4 GTS, BMW M5, BMW X6M and BMW M2.
  • New game mode within Speedlists: Drift Run.
  • Steering wheel support.
  • Speedcards can no longer be duplicated.
  • Corrected an issue on the Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR where ride height would only change the camber of the wheels.
  • Part tokens are now the right color when collecting them from shipments.
  • The mini map will now correctly route you when playing the Mac Truck blockbuster mission. As a result, you will no longer be routed down a dead end.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause your nitrous gauge to not refill.
  • In the double or nothing event, players would sometimes find themselves stuck in a looping state if you get busted, this no longer happens.
  • A UI callout for “My Speedlist Loadout” should now be visible.
  • Drifting should now unlock front bumper customization options as expected.
  • There is now a pop-up after completing the “Recommended” daily challenge “Beat 3 Autolog recommendations”.
  • Players will no longer drive through the road around the airfield, please keep your tires firmly above ground.
  • Rav will no longer take a jump (badly) during his race against Tyler.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing players to sometimes disconnect while moving from one Speedlist to another.
  • The event “Proving Grounds” will now reward the correct amount of money and REP.
  • Fixed a typo that said “Huarya”, we blame autocorrect.
  • Players would sometimes find themselves in an online game with no HUD, no pause menu and the event not starting. This doesn’t”t happen anymore.
  • Fixed a typo “Powerful message” in the Solar Sprint event. Message or massage? Find out in-game.
  • Repositioned some of the collectible chips that were placed too high for some cars to collect.
  • Removed some collision walls that did not belong in the desert.
  • The off-road starter cars should no longer give the appearance of being locked when purchasing them for the first time.
  • Applying a window decal to the Nissan Fairlady 240Z will no longer apply it to the spoiler, diffuser, and hood.
  • Loading screens will no longer claim that a level 275 car is needed for ranked Speedlists.
  • One of the billboards, south-east of Silver Dam will now be visible in the game world at all times.
  • Live tuning sometimes caused players to lose control of their vehicle, not anymore.
  • Nitrous now refills correctly on a level 399 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.
  • The achievement “Another Man”s Treasure” now unlocks correctly.
  • Speedlists would claim it”s actually “Libery Desert”, when in fact it”s “Liberty Desert”.
  • Weld Racing Rims now fit Drag cars correctly.
  • Players can now install all ‘Vertex Edge’ parts without the need of the part set on the NISSAN Silvia Spec-R Aero.
  • The CWest branded diffuser on the Honda S2000 is no longer restricted by the exhaust.
  • Two of the Need for Speed branded front splitters on the Acuras RSX-S are no longer misaligned and off center.
  • Jess is no longer the driver in the Nissan Fairlady instead of Tyler in the “Racer”s Revenge” event. Bad Jess, stay in your own car.
  • The pillars in front of Kobashis mansion now have the correct size collision box applied to them.
  • Players will no longer lose part tokens after restarting the game.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause players to reset when entering or teleporting into the Braxton area.
  • Players will no longer find themselves disconnected from a Speedlist if their controller disconnects during the loading screen.
  • A players win-rate is no longer affected if they join a Speedlist part way through.
  • The achievement “complete all 5 events in a Speedlist” is no longer rewarded incorrectly.
  • The nitrous flames on the Ford Mustang Foxbody will now align with the exhaust when the Need for Speed bumper is equipped.
  • You can no longer join a Speedlist during the last two events.
  • Modified a checkpoint in the liftoff event that could be missed by going too fast over a jump.
  • Corrected a problem which resulted in no in-game VO from being played.
  • The license plate on the Chevrolet Bel Air is now restricted when applying The Alchemist hood trunk lid.
  • Beating Udo Roth will now unlock the corresponding achievement.
  • “Don”t lost a single round” has now been corrected as one of the side bets, it now reads “Don”t lose a single round”.
  • The tires on the Plymouth Barracuda no longer clip through multiple fenders. You”ll get to play it soon.
  • You can no longer unlock the same Derelict multiple times.
  • Music will no longer play at full volume during Lina”s phone call scene in the Highway Heist.
  • The chemical formula for Nitrous is N20, you will no longer be putting NO2 into your game, which is probably for the best.
  • The cinematic camera will now do more cinematic things.
  • In a Speedlist event on “Gamblers Victory Lap”, your car will no longer be able to drive under the map.
  • Sliding the smoothness setting from 0 to 100 will visibly change a Wrap’s reflective surface.
  • The speed trap “Paparazzi” will now only award three stars at 150mph, and not 149mph. Go a little bit faster, it”s the only 1mph.
  • “Unlocked Hoods now Customization” now reads as “Unlocked Hoods Customization”.
  • Daily challenge progress will no longer reset if a player teleports.
  • Icons are no longer different colors on both the world map and game map.
  • Pressing down to select “no” when prompted to “join another Speedlist” will no longer bring up the Live Tuning menu.
  • The trunk and bumper on the Ford F150 Raptor will no longer clip through the vehicles body when at 100% damage.
  • When leaving the “Agent Escape” race, the Police roadblock will now disappear as expected.
  • Fixed a decal issue on the Ford F150 Raptor.
  • Stance is no longer reset after selecting front fenders on any off-road car.
  • The racer “La Triste” has fixed his rims, they will no longer flicker during the “Noche de Muertos” race.
  • The level of dirt on the spare tyre on the rear of the Land Rover Defender now matches its surroundings
  • Parked cars will no longer spawn in the air and fall to the ground in dramatic fashion when driving north of the “Elysium Dash” event.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle”s Off-road Super Build’s rear suspension has had its animation fixed.
  • Multiple performance tweaks and improvements.

Check your game update and download the latest Need for Speed Payback update for PS4 & Xbox One.