Need For Speed Update Lays Down Rubber with Drag Racing and Manual Transmission

Need for Speed Series 3 March 3, 2016 by
A suitably rough-looking rat rod, courtesy of MXHyland.

The updates keep on coming! Detailed earlier this week, the latest in the line of Need For Speed’s free content updates showed up this morning on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, weighing in at roughly 1gb for either camp.

As the title states, manual transmissions have returned to the franchise. Easily one of the most-requested features, it’s encouraging to see that Ghost has listened to the fans, even if the addition is four months after release. Reports around the community make mention of incorrect numbers of gears for some cars, so we expect future updates will further refine this feature.

Drag racing has also returned. The new game mode requires staging prior to the race itself, where players will need to lay down some rubber and get their tires up to optimal heat levels. This introduces a little more strategy to the mode, surely a welcome addition for fans.

The evergreen ’32 Ford has been added, ripe for customization. Alongside it, the BeckKustoms F132 – an oddly appealing mash-up of hot rod and modern F1 car – makes the jump from simple render to in-game vehicle. With four body styles, and untold further customization options, the Ford should be a welcome canvas for painters, tuners, and racers alike.

Full patch notes below:

  • Increase in garage space to 10 spaces
  • Positioning information added to paint shop
  • New fonts added to paint shop
  • 3 New Achievements/Trophies
  • More campaigns for Rep / Cash and Discounts
  • A variety of tweaks and improvements including game play, World and audio
  • Multiple stability fixes
  • Improved Snapshot overview screen in the Need for Speed Network menu so you can find out more about your snapshots
  • Improvements Snapshot Pro mode

Swing by our Need For Speed section for all the latest news on the game!

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