Ghost Games announced at the beginning of the year that they would be bringing free roam to Need for Speed: Payback. The developers have just announced that the update will release on February 13th.
In a developer update, they’re calling it Alldrive: Hangout. This mode will allow you to hang out with friends and others online.
“Alldrive: Hangout will allow you to show off your cars and gives you an environment to socialize. This is the place where you’ll be going when you want an impromptu car meet with your friends, the place to take cool Snapshots of your crew, and the place for you to just cruise the streets (and off-road),” reads a post on the NFS Payback Blog.
Alongside this new mode, progression elements also seem to be getting a change. “Catch Up Packs” are being introduced to the in-game Tune-Up shop. Catch-Up packs will allow you to speed up the progression of your cars, and this should allow you to upgrade a car completely much quicker. During the campaign of the game, there will be three different packs that are unlocked once you’ve reached a certain point in the game. A level 6 pack will unlock after chapter 3, a level 11 pack will unlock after chapter 4, and then a level 16 pack will unlock after chapter 5.
These packs can be purchased with in-game currency and are priced depending on their level.
- Level 6 Pack – 71,400
- Level 11 Pack – 131,000
- Level 16 Pack – 180,000
A handful of other things are being added alongside All Drive Free Roam, including new variations for underglow and tire smoke, the ability to scrap all unequipped parts, and improvements to snapshot pro.