Need for Speed Payback publisher EA Games has been teasing an update for the game for the past couple of days, and now it’s finally here.
The Speedcross update for Need for Speed Payback is a free update that’ll arrive to all players on December 19. This big content patch will introduce a few new vehicles to the game, a new mode, and some new customisation parts, as well as other updates like enabling support for Logitech racing wheels.
While the patch will download for free, it’s probably worth mentioning that not all of the content included will be, you see EA is giving it all away to owners of the Deluxe Edition, however those with the standard edition will have to pay for certain bits – though we’re unsure how much as EA is yet to reveal the cost.
For those with the Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition, the patch will come with a free Speedcross mode, which will offer two brand new cars, the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman, and the Infiniti Q60 S. Everyone else on the other hand will get access to three cross-class vehicles, the Nissan 350Z, the Ford Focus RS, and the Dodge Charger.
The mode itself is a big score challenge where players race through certain areas such as Drift Zones, Jumps, Speedtraps, and more in order to rack up points. Additional points can also be earned by trashing some stuff at the side of the road.
Elsewhere in the update, all players will be able to access and earn more Abandoned Cars, these cars will be slightly different to the Derelicts as they’ll be ready to race as soon as they’re found. Once found, if players manage to evade the police in them, they’ll get to keep ’em.
EA Games has revealed that the first Abandoned Car for Need for Speed Payback will be the Mazda RX-7 Spirit R, and will be available to track down when the Speedcross update lands on December 19. From here more Abandoned Cars will arrive such as the Volvo 242DL, Volvo Amazon P130, Plymouth Barracuda, Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR and the BMW M3 Evolution II E30.