Tyler "Ty" Morgan is a playable character that appears in Need for Speed: Payback as a member of The Crew with Sean "Mac" McAlister and Jessica "Jess" Miller.

He is a 24-year-old[1] racer who possesses a strong desire to win through his racing skills whether that be in a street race or on a drag strip.

Born in The Barrio, Silver Rock of Fortune Valley, he grew up in the shadows of the city's casinos and neon lights. He's had a wrench in his hand from a young age and the grease under his fingernails to match.

According to Marcus Weir, Tyler's mother is Sylvia Morgan, and Tyler has spent 6 months in a juvenile detention centre for reckless driving.[2]

Need for Speed: Payback

Tyler's out for revenge after being betrayed by Lina Navarro.

He is working his way through the criminal underground of Fortune Valley with his crew to participate in the Outlaw's Rush; a high stakes street race, and bring down The House.


Development - Some content may have altered during development.
  • Tyler Morgan's name was Tyler Ramirez at some point during development of Need for Speed: Payback.[3]


  1. Need for Speed: Payback - Manual. (2017). Page 8. [online] Available at:
  2. Video: Willzyyy (2018) Need for Speed: Payback - Prologue & Mission #1 - The Job. Available at:
  3. Quote: "Old habits resulted in a Ramirez. (we changed his name during development)" (Ben Walke, 2017, /r/NeedForSpeed discord server).
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