Need for Speed Update Today Brings Back Eddie, Adds New Items, Lets You Mute Phone Calls

December 9, 2015Written by Jason Dunning

Releasing throughout the day on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the latest Need for Speed update is titled Legends and sees the return of Eddie, new items, new Trophies/achievements, improvements, the ability to mute phone calls, and more.

Reportedly a 1GB download, here’s what you need to know about today’s Need for Speed Legends update:

The Return of Eddie

There aren’t many characters in Need for Speed history who are as legendary as Eddie. After a decade of doing his own thing, he’s back, and heading straight towards Ventura Bay.

He’s put together a list of the hottest street racers in Ventura Bay and you’re on it! He isn’t alone though as he’ll be accompanied by Melissa. She’ll be in touch as you look to compete in a series of knock-out events to earn a shot at Eddie himself, with the goal of walking away with his tricked out Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (1999).

Customization Items

One of the key bits of feedback we’ve been receiving is that you’d like to see some more customization parts – and that’s exactly what we’re giving to you! We’ll be adding 113 new items, spread across six cars that we felt needed some love in the visual customization department: Dodge Challenger SRT8, Ford Mustang 1965, Honda Civic Type-R, Lotus Exige S, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volvo 242

Decals

Love creating your own wrap? You may be wondering if we’re going to be adding in any new decals to the game. If so, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve got a bundle of new decals on the way to make your one of a kind ride even more unique. With over 200 decals being added there’s something for every ride.

Maximum REP increase

We increased the REP limit from 50 to 60 in the Icons update and will be doing the same again in Legends. With an increase up to REP level 70, you’re going to be able to head back onto the streets, earn REP and along the way unlock new decals.

For each REP level you gain between 61 and 70 you will unlock a brand new decal. From a Speedhunters heart to Drift Punk logo, there’s something to help finish off your latest wrap design. We’re big fans of the fish at REP level 67, keen an eye out for that one!

Collectables

We’re expanding on our list of collectables too. First up is a brand new type for you to seek out and add to your collection.

Urbex Spots are located across Ventura Bay and can include; graffiti murals, statues and other interesting details you may have missed when travelling past at 200mph. There are ten in total, just waiting for you to find.

We’re also adding in 12 new donor cars. Finding these will unlock one of the new pieces of customization that we are adding into this update. Track them down and add their parts to your inventory.

Achievement and Trophies

Three new achievements and trophies will be unlockable, go out and earn them:

  • Zero to hero – Win a race while driving Eddie’s car
  • Eddie is back – Win Eddie’s progression
  • Hit the ceiling – Get to REP level 70

Brake Discs and Calipers

Fans who have been with us since the day we announced will have noticed we talked about the option to customize brake discs and calipers. We’ve applied the necessary polish and made the required tweaks and can now confirm that both of these customization options will also be included within the Legends update.

Daily Challenges

More daily challenges are the on way and will give you even more new ways to hit your monthly rank targets.

General bugs, tweaks and improvements

We’ve squished a number of bugs and made improvements across a variety of areas, including AI.

Full Patch Notes

  • Brand new progression thread unlocked at Rep Level 25. Eddie and Melissa are back and ready for a new challenge in Ventura Bay. 15 new events with a great reward at the end
  • Unlock Eddies Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (1999)
  • 12 new Donor car collectables hidden around Ventura Bay
  • 10 Urbex spots – Collect interesting spots around Ventura Bay
  • 113 New customisation items for a selection of cars
  • New screens in My NFS to track new collectables and progression
  • Rep Level has now been increased to 70, each level unlocking new decals for the Wrap editor
  • 3 New Achievements & Trophies
  • New Daily Challenges and new rewards
  • Hundreds of new decals so you can make your favourite Need for Speed cars
  • 20+ Pre-set Wraps from Most Wanted, Underground and Pro Street
  • A selection of new music tracks to remind you of the old days
  • Ability to mute new phone calls
  • Phone call improvements
  • You can now customize brake discs and calipers!
  • Improvements to AI
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements

As revealed in the patch notes, you’ll also find new music and wraps from past Need for Speed games, with full details on those available over here.

[Source: Need for Speed (1), (2), Reddit]