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The December Update is an update for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One releases of Need for Speed: Payback that was made available to download on December 19, 2017.

New Content

  • New feature: Abandoned Cars.
  • New game mode: Speedcross.
  • New car class: Speedcross.
  • Two new cars as part of the Speedcross update: Mini John Cooper Works Countryman and the Infiniti Q60 S.
  • New BMW M Performance visual customization options for the BMW M4 GTS, BMW M5, BMW X6M and BMW M2.
    • BMW M4 GTS
      • Front Fender
      • Side Skirts
      • Wing Mirrors
    • BMW M5
      • Front Canards
      • Front Bumper
      • Spoiler
      • Diffuser
      • Rear Bumper
      • Sideskirts
      • Front Fender
      • Grille
      • Wing Mirrors
    • BMW X6M
      • Sideskirts
      • Front Fenders
      • Wing Mirrors
      • Grille
      • Rear Bumper
      • Front Bumper
    • BMW M2
      • Front Canards
      • Front Bumper
      • Spoiler
      • Diffuser
      • Rear Bumper
      • Exhaust
      • Sideskirts
      • Front Fenders
      • Grille
  • New game mode within Speedlists: Drift Run.
  • Steering wheel support.
    • Logitech G29
    • Logitech G920

Alterations

  • Part tokens are now the right colour when collecting them from shipments.
  • A player's win-rate is no longer affected if they join a Speedlist part way through.
  • You can no longer join a Speedlist during the last two events.
  • The license plate on the Chevrolet Bel Air is now restricted when applying The Alchemist hood trunk lid.
  • The chemical formula for Nitrous is N20, you will no longer be putting NO2 into your game, which is probably for the best.
  • The cinematic camera will now do more cinematic things.
  • The speed trap "Paparazzi" will now only award three stars at 150mph, and not 149mph. Go a little bit faster, it's only 1mph.

Fixes

  • Speedcards can no longer be duplicated.
  • Corrected an issue on the Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR where ride height would only change the camber of the wheels.
  • The mini map will now correctly route you when playing the Mac Truck blockbuster mission. As a result, you will now longer be routed down a dead end.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause your nitrous gauge to not refill.
  • In the double or nothing event, players would sometimes find themselves stuck in a looping state if you get busted, this no longer happens.
  • A UI callout for "My Speedlist Loadout" should now be visible.
  • Drifting should now unlock front bumper customization options as expected.
  • There is now a pop-up after completing the "Recommended" daily challenge "Beat 3 Autolog recommendations".
  • Players will no longer drive through the road around the airfield, please keep your tyres firmly above ground.
  • Rav will no longer take a jump (badly) during his race against Tyler.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing players to sometimes disconnect while moving from one Speedlist to another.
  • The event "Proving Grounds" will now reward the correct amount of money and REP.
  • Fixed a typo that said "Huarya", we blame autocorrect.
  • Players would sometimes find themselves in an online game with no HUD, no pause menu and the event not starting. This doesn"t happen anymore.
  • Fixed a typo "Powerful mssage" in the Solar Sprint event. Message or massage? Find out in-game.
  • Repositioned some of the collectible chips that was placed too high for some cars to collect.
  • Removed some collision walls that did not belong in the desert.
  • The off-road starter cars should no longer give the appearance of being locked when purchasing them for the first time.
  • Applying a window decal to the Nissan Fairlady 240Z will no longer apply it to the spoiler, diffuser and hood.
  • Loading screens will no longer claim that a level 275 car is needed for ranked Speedlists.
  • One of the billboards, south east of Silver Dam will now be visible in the game world at all times.
  • Live tuning sometimes caused players to lose control of their vehicle, not anymore.
  • Nitrous now refills correctly on a level 399 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.
  • The achievement "Another Man's Treasure" now unlocks correctly.
  • Speedlists would claim it's actually "Libery Desert", when in fact it's "Liberty Desert".
  • Weld Racing Rims now fit Drag cars correctly.
  • Players can now install all 'Vertex Edge' parts without the need of the part set on the Nissan Silvia Spec-R Aero.
  • The CWest branded diffuser on the Honda S2000 is no longer restricted by the exhaust.
  • Two of the Need for Speed branded front spliters on the Acuras RSX-S are no longer misaligned and off center.
  • Jess is no longer the driver in the Nissan Fairlady instead of Tyler in the "Racer's Revenge" event. Bad Jess, stay in your own car.
  • The pillars in front of Kobashis mansion now have the correct size collision box applied to them.
  • Players will no longer lose part tokens after restarting the game.
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause players to reset when entering or teleporting into the Braxton area.
  • Players will no longer find themselves disconnected from a Speedlist if their controller disconnects during the loading screen.
  • The achievement "complete all 5 events in a Speedlist" is no longer rewarded incorrectly.
  • The nitrous flames on the Ford Mustang Foxbody will now align with the exhaust when the Need for Speed bumper is equipped.
  • Modified a checkpoint in the liftoff event that could be missed by going too fast over a jump.
  • Corrected a problem which resulted in no in-game VO from being played.
  • Beating Udo Roth will now unlock the corresponding achievement.
  • "Don"t lost a single round" has now been corrected as one of the side bets, it now reads "Don"t lose a single round".
  • The tyres on the Plymouth Barracuda no longer clip through multiple fenders. You"ll get to play it soon.
  • You can no longer unlock the same Derelict multiple times.
  • Music will no longer play at full volume during Lina's phone call scene in the Highway Heist.
  • In a Speedlist event on "Gamblers Victory Lap", your car will no longer be able to drive under the map.
  • Sliding the smoothness setting from 0 to 100 will visibly change a Wrap's reflective surface.
  • "Unlocked Hoods now Customization" now reads as "Unlocked Hoods Customization".
  • Daily challenge progress will no longer reset if a player teleports.
  • Icons are no longer different colors on both the world map and game map.
  • Pressing down to select "no" when prompted to "join another Speedlist" will no longer bring up the Live Tuning menu.
  • The trunk and bumper on the Ford F150 Raptor will no longer clip through the vehicles body when at 100% damage.
  • When leaving the "Agent Escape" race, the Police roadblock will now disappear as expected.
  • Fixed a decal issue on the Ford F150 Raptor.
  • Stance is no longer reset after selecting front fenders on any off-road car.
  • The racer "La Triste" has fixed his rims, they will no longer flicker during the "Noche de Muertos" race.
  • The level of dirt on the spare tyre on the rear of the Land Rover Defender now matches its surroundings
  • Parked cars will no longer spawn in the air and fall to the ground in dramatic fashion when driving north of the "Elysium Dash" event.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle's Off-road Super Build's rear suspension has had its animation fixed.
  • Multiple performance tweaks and improvements.
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