Following Battlefront II Backlash, EA Toning Down Need for Speed Payback Microtransactions

With the recent public backlash of the loot crates and progression system in Star Wars Battlefront II, EA and Ghost Games are making even more changes to the recently-released Need for Speed Payback. While a slew of initial changes were announced, EA is planning on even more changes. Most importantly, the time for parts within the tune-up shops has been reduced from 30 minutes to 10 minutes. Completing events, bait crates and roaming racing will amount in more in-game bank as well as more REP.

More changes are coming to Ranked Speedlists and will offer an increased amount of parts for payout. Even participating will net a 50% chance of receiving an item. Lastly, Air Suspension will have the same chance of being in a Shipment as all other vanity items. EA and Ghost Games are listening to player feedback for Payback and below are these changes that are available now and upcoming changes with a patch to be dated later.

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.