Need for Speed Payback

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Need for Speed Payback
Need for Speed Payback cover
Developers
Ghost Games
Lucid Games[1][2]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
EA Russia
1C-SoftClub
Engines
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows November 10, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 62
OpenCritic 60
IGDB 54
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Loot box, Currency
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing
Vehicles Automobile, Street racing
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Need for Speed
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Need for Speed Payback 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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
Origin
Windows
Origin
Origin
Included with EA Play. Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Origin
Deluxe Edition. Included with EA Play (Steam).
Windows
Humble Store (unavailable)
Origin
Windows
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[3]

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deluxe Edition Upgrade Includes the Platinum Car and High Roller Pack, which are both exclusive to the Deluxe Edition.
  • The Platinum Car Pack includes a unique custom Camaro SS '67, Dodge Charger '69, Ford F-150 Raptor '16, Nissan 350Z '08 and Volkswagen Golf GTI '16, all with exclusive "Platinum" car cosmetic options, and;
  • the High Roller Pack includes exclusive car cosmetic options, unique bonuses (5 Shipments, 5% Rep Bonus and 10% off all in-game purchases), and the Speedcross Story Bundle, which includes the Infiniti Q60 S and MINI JCW Countryman alongside the story itself.
Windows
Speedcross Story Unlocks in-game mission and a new car build type.
Windows
Infiniti Q60 S Included with EA Play Pro. Also available in a bundle with the MINI JCW Countryman.
Windows
MINI John Cooper Works Countryman Included with EA Play Pro. Also available in a bundle with the Infiniti Q60 S.
Windows
Aston Martin DB5 Superbuild Also available in a bundle with the Pontiac Firebird Superbuild.
Windows
Pontiac Firebird Superbuild Also available in a bundle with the Aston Martin DB5 Superbuild.
Windows
Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Also available in a bundle with the Chevrolet Colorado and Range Rover.
Windows
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Also available in a bundle with the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio and Range Rover.
Windows
Range Rover Sport SVR Also available in a bundle with the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio and Chevrolet Colorado.
Windows
All DLC Cars Bundle Unlocks all DLC cars listed above.
Windows
Fortune Valley Map Shortcuts Reveals all activities, collectibles and locations on the game map.
Windows
Speed Points are also available ranging from 250 to 5850 Speed Points.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Need For Speed(TM) Payback\settings\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1262580/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Need For Speed(TM) Payback\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1262580/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
External cams are Vert-. See the WSGF topic.
Ultra-widescreen
External cams are Vert-. See the WSGF topic.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF topic.
Windowed
Occasional bug where the game will change to windowed mode but not actually display on the screen, although sound can be heard from the game. If this happens, simply close the game and re-launch it. It will launch into windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On by default under "Post Processing" graphical setting in game. Anisotropic setting is enhanced or reduced based on the setting selected for Post Processing.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TXAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1 and 7.1 supported.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can't be disabled.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Region locked to Polish alone for copies bought in Poland. Changing language to any other language is impossible. This applies to Humble purchases (and possible other stores) as well well.[4]
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

5120x2160 resolution causes the game to stay minimized[edit]

Edit config[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open PROFILEOPTIONS_profile in text editor
  3. Find GstRender.ResolutionWidth and GstRender.ResolutionHeight
  4. Edit them back to their default values
GstRender.ResolutionWidth 1024
GstRender.ResolutionHeight 768

5. Save the file

Crashing/BSOD on AMD CPUs[edit]

Edit config[citation needed]
  1. Disable SMT in your Motherboard BIOS.
  2. When starting your PC, press the "Del" or "F12" key, your Motherboard may be different.
  3. Search for 'SMT' and disable it.
  4. Save and exit your BIOS, let your PC boot normally.
  5. You can check if this worked by checking the number of cores you have in Task Manager or a program like MSI afterburner.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Realistic shadows, no fog, no vignette[edit]

Introduces PCSS shadows, removes fog and vignette
Use realistic shadow no fog no vignette[5]

NFS Payback Cinematic Tools[edit]

Camera manipulation tool for taking screenshots.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-6300 3.8 GHz
AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible

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>/1262580/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1262580) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References