In Need for Speed Heat, the lines of the law fade when the sun starts to set. By daylight, compete in the Speedhunter Showdown, a series of sanctioned events where you can earn Bank to customize your personal fleet of cars. When your ride’s styled just right, ramp up the intensity at night. Enter illicit street races with your die-hard crew but stay ready – rogue cops are waiting. Take chances, burn competitors to increase your Rep, and risk it all for underground glory.
The launch of Need for Speed Heat is just around the corner, so it’s time to sum up what you need to know.
Before hitting the streets of Palm City, you’ll want to know which cars you can drive, customize and tune. We’ve put together a list of well over 100 cars for you to choose from. Featuring classic sports cars, muscle cars, pickup trucks, it includes some of the most iconic cars in the world.
Need for Speed is all about personalization, self-expression and playing the way you want - and Heat offers many ways to customize your personal experience.
Tweak your cars Engine, Chassis, Drivetrain and Auxiliary to suit your driving style: Road, Off-Road, Drift or Race. Need an extra bit of power? Upgrade the turbo. Want to upgrade your off-road ride? Better replace that suspension. The choice is yours.
Some will say that a car’s looks are as important as its performance. Who are we kidding, of course they are. Go wild with body customization, paint & wrap, go faster stripes, tire smoke, underglow and more. Make a statement.
For the first time in Need for Speed, you can customize your character and show off your clothing style. We’ve been working with a variety of lifestyle brands to bring their fashion into the game, so you can dress your avatar just the way you want.
Not only can you swap engines and upgrade their performance, but you can also adjust their sound to your liking. Want to match the sound and the aggressive livery? Just make it so.
Inspired by Miami, Palm City is a vibrant, urban playground with a multicultural blend of music, cool street art and stunning night neons. The perfect location for sanctioned races at day and heated cop chases after dark. There’s a massive city to explore, and the surrounding countryside, inspired by the Blue Ridge mountains, gives you some cool panoramic city views while you drive.
Read up on the world: Ea.com
Need for Speed always had a strong focus on the story, and Heat is no different. The duality of day and night is supported by two of the main characters.
When you first hit the road, you’ll meet Ana. She’ll show you around Palm City at night, while her brother Lucas is taking care of your car in the family garage and will send you on daytime missions. Unfortunately, not everyone gives you a warm welcome.
Soon enough, you’ll find out who you’re up against. Meet Lieutenant Mercer, Officer Shaw and Officer Torres, representing the Palm City PD that want to get rid of illegal street racers once and for all. In the middle of it all: You. This time around, you can choose your character from a set of avatars and customize your outfit to reflect your personality. You’re no longer a silent observer, but involved in the dialogues and the story, bringing the story closer to you.
Palm City stands for urban vibes, neon lights, and a place where cultures mix. The music is no different, showcasing a wide spectrum of artists and genres that reflect the vibrant setting. We’ve handpicked every song, some will make you want to just cruise around and discover the map, while others will pump you up for that High Heat race at night.
Head over to Apple, Deezer or Spotify to enjoy those Palm City tunes.
Make sure you’re prepared for the release by checking out the PC specs for the game.
If you’re curious what content you’ll receive with each edition and when you can play, our help article has got you covered.
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