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Need For Speed Payback Sneaked In Loot Boxes


Oh no. As the review embargoes for Need For Speed Payback has lifted, we now know that the game have managed to add in loot boxes, or rather a system with randomised loot. This is tied to the performance parts, that are now based on cards with stats numbers, similar to the system seen in The Crew.

Unlike The Crew, good parts are hard to come by and early reports indicate that you need to grind to get the good parts. There is also shipments, a loot box-esque system where you can get random items, including vanity items and the performance parts required to challenge races at higher performance ratings.

Unfortunately, you can also buy a bunch of higher-grade shipments using real money.

Here is the video demonstrating it in action:

While you can still be optimistic that it won’t affect gameplay as much, it’s better not to get your hopes up. After what happened with Shadow Of War with its addition to loot boxes and early reviews indicating that Need For Speed Payback can be a grind, it’s hard to be optimistic.

If you want to play it to see for yourself, Need For Speed Payback is out on November 10 for the PS4, PC and Xbox One.