Following last week’s controversy with Star Wars Battlefront II, EA and developer Ghost Games have also updated the loot crates and progression in Need for Speed Payback.
The game’s two main currencies – Rep and Bank – have had their values increased across the board. This means you’ll earn extra from crates, but also just from playing the game. Events and Roaming Racers will reward more of both currencies.
While the changes appear reactionary to Battlefront II, Ghost Games assures fans that they were “already happening.”
"We've been using community feedback, along with our own in-game data and have come up with a number of changes, many of which are in the process of going live,” said Ghost Games spokesperson F8RGE on Reddit. “Our aim with these changes is to make the progression, especially around the ownership of cars a much more enjoyable experience.”
Here’s the rundown of changes, via Eurogamer:
The developer promises that further tweaks and additions are in-store. Namely, tuning shops will have the quality and level of parts they stock adjusted.
Ben Wilson scored Need for Speed Payback a 4.5. He praised the game’s driving, but felt the grindy progression overshadowed much of the experience.