The new Need for Speed Unbound content update looks pretty big at first glance, but it hasn’t impressed the community.
After a fairly successful launch where many reviewers agreed that Electronic Arts and Criterion were on to something, Unbound went four months without any new content updates, only for the first one to fail right away.
Reviews of Need for Speed Unbound were honest about the game’s many flaws, but they also pointed out that Criterion has created a solid gameplay foundation for future games.
Even though some people didn’t like the way the game looked, it helped Unbound stand out in a sea of hyperrealistic racing games like Forza Horizon 5 and Gran Turismo 7.
Need for Speed Unbound wasn’t a perfect game, so fans have been eagerly waiting for its first major content update. Criterion has said that the Vol. 2 patch will go live on March 21.
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It will add three new vehicles, dozens of new Challenges, extra events, new features, and a lot of cosmetics to unlock. The problem is that a lot of the content that was supposed to be in Vol. 2 was already in the game, like the Nissan Fairlady with its new custom body kit, which will remain locked as an EA Play Exclusive.
The customized Lotus Emira, on the other hand, was advertised as Eleonore’s car of choice before the game came out, but she ended up using a Porsche instead.
Players also don’t like the “Keys to the Map DLC” feature, which doesn’t add anything to the map of Lakeshore City in NFS Unbound. Instead, it tells players where to find all 260 collectibles, much like the treasure maps in Forza Horizon.
Even though the community has been waiting for new content for months, the new driving effects and different cosmetics don’t seem to be enough.
One of the good things about Unbound’s Vol. 2 update is that the police will now challenge players to races with other players, which wasn’t the case before. Since police chases in NFS Unbound can be a real threat during gameplay, this should make the game’s multiplayer a lot more interesting.
The mysterious “Ultimate Luxury” car, which seems to be unlocked by the new “Hot Lap” events, is still the biggest question mark about the Vol. 2 update.
Need for Speed Unbound’s one new possible A+ car won’t be enough to save the update, though, and it remains to be seen if Criterion will be able to speed things up in future patches. You can play Need for Speed Unbound on your PC, PS5, or Xbox Series X/S.