EA are also making changes to Need for Speed Payback’s progression system

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While the response to Star Wars Battlefront II was far louder, it’s not the only EA game in recent weeks to suffer criticism over its progression systems. Need for Speed Payback has been criticized from a variety of angles, but one of the most stinging complaints is how long it takes to unlock new parts and upgrades for your cars, encouraging players to run toward real-money purchases in order to speed up progression.

How is the Battlefront II progression broken? Let us count the ways.

Though the complaints about NFS haven’t made quite the same headlines as those around Battlefront II, they have prompted EA to make some changes in how progress is rolled out in the game.

Here’s what’s changing, according to a post on the game’s subreddit:

  • 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.

This follows changes made to shorten the time between parts refreshes in tune-up shops, and increased part rewards in ranked speedlists. The developers promise further changes to tune-up shops, making sure they stock better gear.

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slappedtiger Avatar
3 Weeks ago

There was no problem with the game, I was able to make easy money before the updates, 30 billboards and about 40 chips and I had enough to boost my 2 1st cars to mostly level 6 parts, with extra bank to spend on the 1st derelict as a drift build, then the the money from them races helped boost the 2nd derelict to a drag build, the only part of the game I didn't like is the parts upgrades, but now they've made the game easier cuz people can't handle a little bit of struggle, suck it up. haven't tried the multiplayer part yet, but will do when I have time to finish the game

GewdGuySteve Avatar
2 Weeks ago

Ahaha you do realize parts go to level 18 getting to level 6 and you think you are progressing you are so mistaken

Premchand Avatar
3 Weeks ago

Still not gonna buy it. The idea of speed cards or whatever its called means i will never buy it. Shame.. i think Ghost games is a prefect fit for NFS... but EA gotta ruin everything.