Need for Speed Unbound

Here’s everything we know about Need for Speed Unbound

By Fariha Bhatti


Nov 28, 2022

Reading time: 3 min

Need for Speed Unbound is all set to rejuvenate the iconic franchise that had gone stale in the past few years. 

Need for Speed is a household name in the racing genre of video games. Since 1994, EA has rolled out groundbreaking titles with a new twist featuring supercars from the pipe dreams of racing fans. However, recent installments weren’t precisely at par with the standard EA has set over the years. Need for Speed Unbound’s anime-style trailer had also poured cold water over expectations, but later trailer and teasers convinced the players to hold tight. 

Now, the game is a few days from release, and we have compiled all the information players need to tune their steering wheels. 

Need for Speed Unbound gameplay 

Need for Speed Unbound also includes cars with Burst Nitrous, a new boost tactic that delivers a dizzying rush of speed. Drifting and Grip Turning will build up your Burst Nitrous bar to edge past the opponents when needed. This time, the map is much bigger, so the roads aren’t the only route. But, if you’ve got your car dialed in for street racing, going off-road can be wrong. 

The gameplay trailer allowed a peak into the city where racing would take place. From cars to the map, everything in Need for Speed Rebound is a class apart. For starters, players can customize their rides to the fullest, adding a personal touch. After selecting the preferred style, players can customize paint, wrap, driving effects, vanity, cutaways, rims, and more. The game has more than 10,000 customization options for your ride to help transform old boring cars. 

Those who were on the fence about the signature NFS Rebound visual effects can turn them off. But it’s worth noting that these effects may help keep eyes on the screen in the game. If you don’t like over-the-top animation, you may opt for something less flashy that still enables you to navigate through nitrous bars. 

Akin to the previous games, the screen will have a small radar in the corner, a speedometer on the right side, a lap count on top, and participant names on the left side. So overall, your monitor would look clean. Besides that, you’ll see a whole lot of graffiti and street art. 

Game modes in Need for Speed Unbound

Need for Speed Unbound offers plenty of options to explore the city while living a fast-paced life. Here’s everything you can do in Need for Speed Unbound.

  • Takeover: Competing against the other racers’ scores
  • Car Delivery Jobs: Getting to a fixed point-to-point route in time.
  • Passenger Delivery Jobs: Get the passenger to the Safe House successfully.
  • Drift Zones: Get Sideways
  • Speed Traps: Radar Enforced
  • Speedruns: Go, go, go!
  • Jumps: If you had wings, you could fly

Besides, Need for Speed Unbound has challenges that’d help you make bank and customize cars. The game also takes inspiration from Fortnite as it allows players to collect items during their racing journey. The shiny scrap can later be used to create driving effects, poses, and more. 

Where is Need for Speed Unbound located? 

Need for Speed Unbound 2022 is located in Lakeshore city, as shown in the trailer. The map is vast, unlike anything you have seen in previous games. This time, EA has added pedestrians, more traffic, and realistic buildings to pump life into the game. 

Need for Speed Unbound map

Need for Speed Unbound minimum system requirements

Need for Speed Unbound runs seamlessly on Core i7-8700, but players with lesser builds can also enjoy the game. Here are the minimum requirements to run the game.

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 5 2600 or equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5-8600 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card (AMD): RX 570 or equivalent
  • Graphics Card (Nvidia): GTX 1050 Ti or equivalent
  • Direct X: 12 compatible card
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 Kbps
  • Hard Drive Space: 50 GB+

Need for Speed Unbound release date

Need for Speed Unbound officially releases on December 2 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, but fans can play the Need for Speed Unbound Palace Edition starting November 29, three days before the launch with EA Play Pro. 


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