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NFS: Heat Studio is a free downloadable companion app released for Android and iOS on August 15, 2019.

The app allows players to customise cars that can be driven in Need for Speed: Heat, which can be applied to cars in the game should players link their Electronic Arts account through the app.

An available selection of cars was offered at the time of release, with additional cars being released in the form of bundle packs through containers.

Each container has an undisclosed number of cars included, but does have a date in which their contents are made available to players through the app's showroom.

Showroom

The showroom allows player to show up to five of their customised cars, as well as access all the cars available for customisation.

Players can customise each car with a single unique style, which can then be applied to the same base model car in Need for Speed: Heat, so long as the player has connected their EA Account through both the app and the game.

All Cars

All Cars is a list of all cars available for customisation, with additional cars being made available through containers.

Cars can be downloaded or removed individually to help save on device storage space.

Container 1 (Aug 15, 2019)

Container 1 was released alongside the companion app's announcement, and has a secret car that can be unlocked by meeting its required activity monitor level.

Container 2 (Aug 27, 2019)

Container 2 was released on August 27, 2019, and has three secret cars that can be unlocked by meeting their required activity monitor level.

Container 3 (Sep 3, 2019)

Container 3 was released on September 3, 2019, and has three secret cars that can be unlocked by meeting their required activity monitor level.

Container 4 (Sep 10, 2019)

Container 4 was released on September 10, 2019, and has four secret cars that can be unlocked by meeting their required activity monitor level.

Containers 5 - 10

NFSHE HeatStudio Container
Container 5 through to container 10 include various unannounced cars featured in Need for Speed: Heat. The containers have a weekly release date, with each following the previous container.
  • Container 5 - Sep 17, 2019 at 2pm (BST)
  • Container 6 - Sep 24, 2019 at 2pm (BST)
  • Container 7 - Oct 1, 2019 at 2pm (BST)
  • Container 8 - Oct 8, 2019 at 2pm (BST)
  • Container 9 - Oct 15, 2019 at 2pm (BST)
  • Container 10 - Oct 22, 2019 at 2pm (BST)

Workshop

The workshop has a selection of options that can be accessed to alter the look, parts, and stance of a selected car.

Paint

The paint option allows for the colour, material, effect, and coat applied to a car's bodywork to be altered.

Colour

The base colour of the bodywork paint for a car can be selected with sliders ranging from 0 to 100 for three aspects to make up its HSL colour:

  • Hue - The value of the colour along the visible spectrum.
  • Saturation - The value of the colour's intensity.
  • Lightness - The value of the colour's brightness.

Specifications

The specifications of the bodywork paint for a car can be selected with options from three fields:

  • Material - The type of paint
    • Brushed Aluminium
    • Carbon Fibre - Style A1, A2, B, or C
    • Chrome
    • Composite Carbon
    • Damascus
    • Flake - Large or Small
    • Non-Metallic Paint
    • Satin Metal
  • Effect - Any surface enhancements to the paint
    • Analogous Colour Shift - A colour group near the base colour
    • Complementary Colour Shift - A colour group mixed with the opposite colour of the base colour
    • Chameleon Paint - The base colour changes hue based on the viewing angle of glass-like flakes
    • Iridescent - The base colour changes hue based on the viewing angle of magnesium fluoride flakes
    • Single Colour - The base colour without any effects applied
  • Coat - A paint layer applied over the primer
    • Gloss - Reflective shine
    • Matte - Flat shine
    • None - No additional coat layer
    • Satin - Dulled reflective shine

Window Tint

A scale of 0 to 100 for the amount of black tint applied to the cabin windows:

  • 0 - Blacked out
  • 100 - Clear

Parts

The parts option allows players to visually customise their selected car.

The number of available visual customisation options differs between cars, even though many offer the option to view the selection of available parts for a particular section:

  • Bumper Front
  • Bumper Fear
  • Canard Front
  • Canard Rear
  • Diffuser
  • Exhaust
  • Fender Front
  • Fender Rear
  • Grille
  • Headlight
  • Hood
  • Licence Plate
  • Roof
  • Side Skirt
  • Splitter
  • Spoiler
  • Taillight
  • Trunk Lid
  • Wheels Front
  • Wheels Rear
  • Wing Mirror

Wrap

The wrap option allows players to apply up to 80 decals to each individual section of a car:

  • Front
  • Left
  • Rear
  • Right
  • Top
  • Window Front
  • Window Left
  • Window Rear
  • Window Right

Tune Stance

The tune stance option allows for the camber and ride height of a car to be altered:

  • Camber - Front
  • Camber - Rear
  • Height

Activity Monitor

The activity monitor fills as the player customises more cars, with a filled meter adding to the player's total number of filled meters. The number highlights the number of times the player has filled their activity meter and can spend a single filled activity meter to unlock a secret car.

Each secret car only requires one filled activity meter, but the activity meter can be refilled multiple times through car customisation.

Gallery

The gallery allows player to save images they've capture of their cars in the garage.

Images captured using the camera are saved to the gallery, a catalogue of all images captured using the camera. These images can be selected and shared through options given by the app.

Camera

The camera has various pre-set angles that can be used to capture images of a car, as well as a free movement option that can be used to pan around a car to a particular angle or zoom in.

  • Angle 1 - 16
  • Free Movement

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality mode (AR) is a photo capture option that allows the player to place any of their customised vehicles into a 3D scene through the use of their device's camera. It was introduced with update 1.1.7, which was released on September 12, 2019.[1]

The AR mode scans an environment using a device's camera and allows the player to place their customised vehicle into the captured scene, but only once the scene has been correctly captured, aligned, and orientated.

The player can move around a captured scene using their device's camera and they can move around their customised car within that scene. Appropriate lighting and reflections are applied as the vehicle is integrated into the captured environment scene.

The vehicle's orientation and size can be adjusted to better fit the captured scene, and images can be taken of the vehicle in the scene for sharing through social media.

System Requirements

Android iOS
  • Minimum
    • Android version 8.0 or higher (API Level: 26)
    • OpenGL ES 3.0 Support
    • Touchscreen
    • 2GB of RAM
  • Minimum
    • iOS version 11.4 or later.
    • iPhone 5S and iPad mini 2 or newer
    • A7 64-bit/Cyclone/ARMv8-A
    • 1GB RAM
 
  • Recommended
    • iOS version 11.4 or later.
    • iPhone 7 or iPad (2018) and higher
    • A10 65-Bit/Hurricane & Zephyr/ARMv8-A
    • 2GB RAM

Patch History

1.1.7

1.1.7 was applied on September 12, 2019.

  • AR mode is now available in the Studio! Drop your customised rides into the real world and snap shots to share them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • We've also made a few behind-the-scenes fixes to make your overall experience better.

1.0.8

1.0.8 was applied on August 27, 2019.

  • The app is now available in the following countries: United Kingdom, Australia, Belize, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago.
  • We've also made a few tweaks to make your car customising even easier, including:
    • Fixed a rim scaling issue which occurred whenever a part changed on the car
    • Polished the part selection to allow default part selection to take effect

1.0.7

1.0.7 was applied on August 23, 2019.

  • The app is now available in the following countries: United Kingdom, Australia, Belize, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago.
  • We've also made a few tweaks to make your car customising even easier, including:
    • Fixed a rim scaling issue which occurred whenever a part changed on the car
    • Polished the part selection to allow default part selection to take effect

References

  1. Article: techraptor.net (2019) Need For Speed Heat Studio App Adds Augmented Reality Feature. Available at: https://techraptor.net/content/need-for-speed-heat-studio-app-adds-augmented-reality-feature
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