Need for Speed Payback Speedcross update adds new cars, Sprint Runs and steering wheel support

Electronic Arts and Ghost Games have announced that a new major update for Need for Speed Payback will release tomorrow. This patch will allow players to own some cars that were available to them before.

These so-called Abandon cars include Mazda RX-7 Spirit R, Volvo 242DL, Volvo Amazon P130, Plymouth Barracuda, Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR and the BMW M3 Evolution II E30. In order to get them, players will have to find one of these cars, escape the cops, and keep the car. Once they’ve acquired the car, it will then be available to purchase from a dealership of their choice.

Furthermore, this update adds a new game mode into Speedlists, Drift Runs. Drift Runs are based on the Drift Trial events that players have played within the game’s single player. Up to 8 players will be able to take part in the event, with a multiplier being given to those that are in front.

In addition, this patch will add steering wheel support. The first wheels that will be officially supported tomorrow are the Logitech G29 and the Logitech G920 (though we are pretty sure that other wheels will also work).

Last but not least, the Speedcross update will also introduce a new paid DLC. Since we are against paid DLCs, though, we won’t bother covering it!