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Need For Speed Hot Rod Update way cooler than Porsches

Illustration for article titled Need For Speed Hot Rod Update way cooler than Porsches

Haven’t seen any posts on the new Need For Speed Update today. To me this is way to finally see a 32 ford in a game. Here is the full official noted on the update:


Under the Hood #5

Manual Transmission, new cars, more garage space and Drag Racing. All things you’ve been asking for and all of which will be going into the next update, due March 3rd.


New Feature: Manual Transmission

A few weeks ago we broke the news that Manual Transmission would be making its way into Need for Speed and we’re really pleased to be able to confirm that it’ll arrive as early as next week. We know that this is a feature that many of you have requested and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on it.


New Cars: Hot Rods

Arriving fresh into Need for Speed are two brand new Hot Rods. Starting with the 1932 Hot Rod which will come with four unique Bodykits. Each of these bodykits has the potential to transform your Hot Rod into a great new look; Soft Top, Coupe, Sedan and Pickup.


Each version of the Hot Rod also comes complete with a full set of customization, including Hood, Lights, Grille, Exhausts, Bumpers and more.

Illustration for article titled Need For Speed Hot Rod Update way cooler than Porsches

The second Hot Rod being added into Need for Speed is the Aaron Beck ‘BeckKustoms F132’. This is an absolute monster of a ride and defines the word ‘custom’. When you take the shell from a Ford 1932, gently massage it into a fierce Formula One style chassis and strap in a high performance NASCAR engine, this is what you get.

New Events: Drag Racing

Inspired by the Drag Events of previous NFS titles, these new events are the perfect place for you to get your speed fix.


Unleash a burnout on the starting line to prime your wheels, align in the start box and time your revs perfectly. Think wisely about the use of nitrous, as it may just influence the outcome of the event.

There will be five new Drag events for you to take part in; Neck to Neck, The Perfect Shifts, Drag the Town, Pedal to the Metal and Speed Tunnel.


New Feature: The Warehouse

You’ve read that we’re adding new cars but before you head over to Twitter or Reddit to proclaim you need more garage space we’ve got your back.


Starting next week your garage will receive an upgrade that will allow you to store an additional five cars, perfect for those eyeing up a new ride and no excuse now not to take a Hot Rod for a fun-filled spin around Ventura bay.

Wrap Editor Improvements

We’ve been constantly blow away by your Wrap Editor creations and we can’t wait to see what you do based on the improvements coming in the Hot Rods update.


One of the most common bits of feedback we’ve received about the Wrap Editor is that you would like a coordinates system allowing you to position decals with a lot more accuracy. This information will now be shown in a panel below the selected decal in the edit decal menu and will update in real time when the decal is transformed.

Writing on your car also becomes even easier as we introduce Text Decals 2.0 and selectable fonts. Simply select your desired font and a popup will appear where you’ll be prompted to input your desired text.


Animations within the Wrap Editor are also being improved including:

Animation indicating when a decal has been added to a vehicle

Improved animation to indicate more clearly the selected decal on a vehicle

Speed up info text animation when showing an action happening

Achievements and Trophies

There are three new achievements and trophies for you to go and unlock:

Drag Queen – Win five Drag Race events

Wrap it up – Download a shared Wrap

Kustom kar – Buy your first Hot Rod

Full Patch Notes

With this Living Game update there will be two new vehicles, a new game mode and Manual Transmission.


We are bringing Hot Rods to Need for Speed! Firstly the Ford 1932 Hot Rod, secondly the Aaron Beck BeckKustoms F132. Along with the Hot Rods players will now be able to play a Drag Race and use Manual transmission

On top of these big features the update also includes:

A Virtual Warehouse where you can keep an additional 5 cars in your garage

Improved Snapshot overview screen in the Need for Speed Network menu so you can find out more about your snapshots


Improvements Snapshot Pro mode

Improvements to the wrap editor

3 new Trophies and Achievements

More campaigns for Rep / Cash and Discounts

A variety of tweaks and improvements including game play, World and audio

Multiple stability fixes

The thing that has me the most excited is the pickup option, mainly because i can finally have 33 ford pickup in a game, but the options for this car is spot on for someone like myself that gets very picky on hot rods in a game.


Here is a video showing all the cool custom parts for the new 32 Ford:

All in all a much needed update to Need For Soeed that will definantly suck me back into playing.

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