Need for Speed has received yet another content update, filling the game to the brim with more stuff for you street racers to enjoy. Expect Competitive Multiplayer, Prestige Mode and Activities which should today be rolling out for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The first of the new features is Speedlists. SpeedLists are a series of five pre-selected events that you compete in against other human opponents. Getting into the action is quick and easy, simply select the new SpeedList tile from the main menu, chose from Quick Play, Speed, Style or Mixed, and away you go.
At the end of each event you’ll gain points for the place you finish. Then, once all events have been completed and the points tallied up, the final standings are displayed and the best racers shown off in a short cinematic sequence. Once the winner has been crowned, the action starts again, meaning for those that enjoy competitive multiplayer racing, SpeedLists will quickly become the go-to choice.
Playing Speedlists will rank you based on your ability, and you can level up to unlock new titles such as Street Urchin, Sunday Driver, Urban Legend and World Champion, with a good few more titles in between.
Secondly, a new Prestige Mode has also been added, which lets you test your skills and beat the target scores across each of the Five Ways to Play; Speed, Style, Build, Crew and Outlaw; to once and for all prove that you really are the Ultimate Icon.
Once you’ve completed the main narrative you’ll get a call from an old friend who’ll hook you up with all the details. From there, a brand new App will be installed into your phone, allowing you to toggle between both regular and Prestige events.
Thirdly, located across Need for Speed’s Ventura Bay will be two new types of Activity for you to participate in, Drift Corners and Speed Runs.
Approach a Drift Corner and send your car sideways to rack up the points, or go full throttle through one of the Speed Runs. Keep your run clean and leave your mark on the Speedwall – with bragging rights at stake you’ll want to ensure you’re coming out on top.
You can read the complete list of updates and patch notes in the Need for Speed blogpost if you want to learn more, but this update is free and should be available to download now. It also comes with some new Achievements/Trophies to unlock!