Need for Speed: Payback Progression Adjusted to be a 'More Enjoyable Experience'

Need for Speed: Payback Progression Adjusted to be a 'More Enjoyable Experience' - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 20 November 2017 / 744 Views

Electronic Arts has adjusted the progression in Need for Speed: Payback to make it more enjoyable for players. 

"As you’ve seen from previous updates recently, we’ve been working on improving your experience with the progression," said the developer on Reddit.

"We’ve been using Community feedback, along with our own in-game data and have come up with a number of changes, many of which are in the process of going live. Our aim with these changes is to make the progression, especially around the ownership of cars a much more enjoyable experience."

Here is the list of changes:

  • 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.
  • Air Suspension will now appear more frequently within Shipments.
  • Slightly increased REP and Bank for finishing an event outside of first place.

"Today’s changes are just phase one and we have further tweaks coming," the developer added. "Coming shortly will be some changes to the way tune-up shops work, especially around the quality / level of parts they stock. More on that soon.

"It is worth noting that we do encourage you to recycle your speed cards for tokens. Targeted rolls are a very good alternative to tune-up shops. Definitely worth buying out the parts from the tune-up shop and recycling them."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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2 Comments

Errorist76 (on 20 November 2017)

Doesn’t change the fact this game is the low point of that once so glorious franchise. The Crew is a better NFS game than every NFS game since the first Most Wanted. Sure hope The Crew 2 delivers.


shikamaru317 (on 20 November 2017)

Yeah, I'm skipping Payback. The Crew 2 looks much better.


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DonFerrari (on 20 November 2017)

Is that to contain critics of microtransactions?