The Latest Need for Speed Payback Update is Live, and Overhauls the Progression System

Ghost Games has announced that today, a major change to Need for Speed Payback’s progression system is being made after the studio listened to feedback on the fans. According to the studio, the REP (your driver’s experience level) and Bank (in-game currency) will be increased for all events throughout the game.

Hopefully, the studio said, this change in Bank and REP will allow players to purchase more cars and parts, while also awarding players more shipments. The studio also announced that the amount of time it takes for parts within the tune-up shops to refresh has changed from 30 minutes to just 10.

Since the launch of Need for Speed Payback, there has been a bit of controversy going on surrounding the progression system in the game. Many fans thought that the in-game payouts given to fans were placed in the game simply to force players to grind through older events they had already beaten in order to upgrade their car, or buy a new one. Now, it looks like Ghost Games has finally addressed the issue and is making a huge batch of changes to the game to help placate fans. Ghost Games has said most of these changes are already live, but there will be a future patch to address even more issues.

For a full look at what changes are coming to Need for Speed Payback, check out the following, courtesy of Ghost Games:

The Changes – Already Live

  • Decreased the time it takes for new parts to appear in Tune-Up shops, down from 30mins to 10mins.

  • 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.

  • Increased rate in which parts are rewarded within Ranked Speedlists.

  • Air Suspension will now appear more frequently.

  • Slightly increased REP and Bank for finishing an event outside of first place.

The Changes – Coming in a Patch

  • Tune-up shops now stock higher quality parts.

  • Improved quality of cards from targeted rolls in the Tune-up Shops.

  • Increased the level on parts awarded from winning events.

  • Multiple fixes to Improve stability.

  • Improved game performance.