Need for Speed Heat

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Need for Speed Heat
Need for Speed Heat cover
Developers
Ghost Games
DLC Criterion Games
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows November 8, 2019
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Boost
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing, Open world
Vehicles Street racing
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, North America
Series Need for Speed
Need for Speed Heat on HowLongToBeat
Need for Speed Heat guide on StrategyWiki
Need for Speed Heat on MobyGames
Need for Speed Heat on Wikipedia
The Need for Speed 1994
Need for Speed II 1997
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (series)
Need for Speed: High Stakes 1999
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed 2000
Need for Speed: Underground (series)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (series)
Need for Speed: Carbon 2006
Need for Speed: ProStreet 2007
Need for Speed: Undercover 2008
Need for Speed: Shift (series)
Need for Speed: World 2010
Need for Speed: The Run 2011
Need for Speed Rivals 2013
Need for Speed (2016) 2016
Need for Speed Payback 2017
Need for Speed: Edge 2017
Need for Speed Heat 2019

General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Origin
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Deluxe Edition included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition only. Included with EA Play (Steam).
Windows
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Keys to the Map Reveals all activities, collectibles and locations on the game map.
Windows
McLaren F1 Black Market Delivery Adds the McLaren F1 and a side campaign revolving around it with unlockable visual parts and clothes.
Windows

Version differences[edit]

Digital Deluxe edition content includes the K.S Editions of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Starter Car, BMW i8 Coupe, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport; 4 Character Outfits, REP Boost, and BANK Boost

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Need for Speed Heat\settings
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Need for Speed Heat\SaveGame\savegame
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1222680/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
The save games are encrypted / can't start a new game
Steam Cloud
[1]

Video[edit]

Graphics Settings
Graphics Settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Includes resolution scale option, from 50% to 200%
Multi-monitor
Hor+ gameplay, pillarboxed FMVs and cutscenes.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay, pillarboxed FMVs and cutscenes.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Under Texture Filtering, options to choose are Low, Medium, High & Ultra.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and TAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Tritanopia & Protanopia.

Post-processing[edit]

Toggles for HUD, bloom on car headlights, lens flares/lens effects, and the rain droplets on the screen effect.

Input[edit]

Controls Settings
Controls Settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Game uses Keyboard or Controller only.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[3]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
[4][5]
DualShock button prompts
Uses Xbox One Controller prompts.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Use x360ce to make them work
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
[6]
Haptic feedback
Under Vibration, in Controls Settings.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[7]

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Speech, Cop Scanner & VOIP.
Surround sound
5.1
Subtitles
Speech-to-text available for VOIP.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
German
French
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
12 Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
developer-hosted
Self-hosting
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat true Uses inventory synchronization, anti-trainers (online even in solo will potentially get you banned or have progress reset).

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3570
AMD FX-6350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 35 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7970/R9 280X
Other 320 kb/s internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1222680/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1222680) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Troubleshooting EA games on Steam - last accessed on 2020-06-04
  2. Need for Speed: Heat - PC Ultra Quality (3440x1440) - last accessed on 2019-11-07
  3. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-09
    Verified by testing the game with a Microsoft Xbox One Controller with a USB cable
  4. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-09
    Verified by testing the game with a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 V2 Controller with a USB cable
  5. Verified by User:Sleaker on 2020-03-06
    All buttons except option button work by default. Use InputMapper or x360ce to fix. Verified with Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller connected via USB cable.
  6. Verified by User:AlRayes BRN on 2019-11-07
    Verified by hot-plugging 2 different controllers
  7. Verified by User:Sleaker on 2020-03-06
    Verified by using keyboard and PlayStation 4 DS Controller at the same time