Multiplayer gameplay in Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) features intense competition, team races, massive variety, persistent scoring, deep ranking, endless rewards and modifications. Each multiplayer instance features a SpeedList that will randomly switch between each game mode in order to create a varied gameplay experience.
Players are able to join and leave a multiplayer environment seamlessly without having to leave the single player experience. The number of players that will be able to join the same multiplayer environment differs between platform releases;
- PC - Up to 12 players
- PlayStation 3 - Up to 8 players
- Xbox 360 - Up to 8 players
- PlayStation Vita - Up to 4 players
- Nintendo Wii U - Up to 6 players