Need For Speed Heat Release Date: Origin Early Access, Police Chases - Everything We Know

Need For Speed Heat Release Date: Origin Early Access, Police Chases - Everything We Know

A brand new Need For Speed game is on its way. Here’s what you need to know about Need For Speed Heat.

EA just lifted the hood on this year’s Need For Speed game. It’s called Need For Speed Heat, and looks set to blend features from the last few iterations into something larger and more cohesive. We haven’t had much in the way of official details yet, so to keep track of the new info on Need For Speed Heat we've put together this Need For Speed Heat Everything We Know Guide. We’ll take a look at the Need For Speed Heat release date, setting and more.

Need For Speed Heat Release Date

Let’s start off by taking a look at when you’ll be able to play Need For Speed Heat. Need For Speed Heat launches worldwide on November 8. Not long to wait at all.

You Can Play Need For Speed Heat Early As Part of Origin Access and EA Access

Given that Need For Speed Heat is published by EA, it is eligible for the Origin Early Access and EA Access schemes. Origin is now available on PC, with EA Access on Xbox One and PS4, so just sign up and you can play Need For Speed Heat early on November 5.

Need For Speed Heat Setting

Leaks surrounding Need For Speed Heat pointed towards a Miami setting. This has been confirmed in the latest trailer as the game seems to take place in a semi open-world Miami environment called Palm City. We’ll have to wait and see whether EA sticks to recreating Miami faithfully, or if it’s more of an homage.

Need For Speed Heat Underground Races

Need For Speed Heat appears to revolve around a day/night cycle. During the day players will compete in the Speedhunter Showdown, a more legitimate competition. At night, it’s all about underground street racing, with neon lights and nitrous taking the front seat. You can switch the time of day at any time by heading to your Garage.

Need For Speed Heat Gameplay

During gamescom 2019, a brand new trailer for Need For speed Heat was released. It showed off some brand new features including police activity and upgrades. In your Garage, you can use the RP you've earned to unlock new parts. The money you earn during the day can level up these parts. You'll also get to customize your own avatar, which will represent you in the cutscenes.

Need For Speed Heat Studio App

For the first time ever in a Need For Speed game, Heat will launch with a companion app. It's called NFS Heat Studio and allows you to customize your cars and then add them to the game. You can download it now for iOS and Android.

Need For Speed Heat AllDrive

AllDrive returns for Need For Speed Heat. It allows friends to enter into a Crew, where they can pool their experience to upgrade cars under one banner. It looks like it works almost identically to how it has in the past, with free-roam options and Crew Emblems to be designed.

Need For Speed Heat Police Chases and Rogues

The local law enforcement will also change depending on whether or not it is day or night. In the day, you’ll need to go out of your way to rile up the cops patrolling palm city. But after Dark the rules change when a Rogue task force comes out to play – now they’re on the hunt for you and your wheels.

That’s all we have so far on Need For Speed Heat. We’ll be adding more info to this page as it is released, so be sure to check back for future updates.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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