Need for Speed Rivals update prepares for future DLC

A massive patch released today for Need for Speed Rivals, preparing the game for an influx of DLC over the next five weeks.

There will be a new car each week, including new cop and sports cars.

Here are the full details up the game’s upcoming schedule..
The Need For Speed Rivals downloadable vehicle packs consists of one free-to-download vehicle pack and 4 additional vehicle packs which can each be purchased in their entirety or as 2 micro packs (Cop & Racer).

The paid packs consist of Cop* and Racer variants of additional vehicles with liveries which will be immediately available after purchase, once the tutorial has been completed.
The free to download Koenigsegg One:1 pack also consists of Cop and Racer variants with liveries. You must be rank 21+ to unlock it in-game for either faction.

As with all of the other vehicles in Need For Speed Rivals, each of the new downloadable vehicles can be modified with performance upgrades and visual customisation and have no restrictions on which events they’re eligible to participate in.

*Each Cop version has 3 variants as is the case on the base game; Patrol, Enforcer and Undercover.

ACCESSING THE NEW PACKS/VEHICLES
To get access to these new paid packs, you can purchase them through the in-game store or also through the PlayStation Network Store or the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
The free Koenigsegg One:1 will be available through the in-game store, as well as the PSN Store and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Remember, you must be rank 21+ to unlock it in game.

PACK INFORMATION
Each downloadable vehicle set can be purchased as a Complete Pack (both Cops and Racers), or as individual ‘micro packs’ (just Cops or just Racers).
Cop micro packs come with 3 variants of each vehicle as is the case of the base game; Patrol, Enforcer, and Undercover.

Racer micro packs typically come with 2 unique liveries, but you can receive a bonus third livery when you purchase the Complete Pack (both Cops and Racers in one inclusive pack). The exception to this is the Simply Jaguar Racers pack which comes with only 1 livery in the micro pack, but you get 2 bonus liveries when purchasing the Complete Pack (3 total).

Simply Jaguar – available February 18th, 2014 – Now live on Xbox360 and Xbox One. Content will be available on PC and PlayStation (NA) later today (2/18), and PlayStation EU will be available tomorrow (2/19).
The Simply Jaguar Complete Pack contains Cop and Racer versions of the Jaguar XJ220 and the Jaguar C-X75 Prototype, each with 3 unique liveries.

This can also be purchased as 2 separate micro packs: Cops or Racers (Racers pack comes with 1 livery. Receive 2 bonus liveries with the Complete Pack).

Ferrari Edizioni Speciali – available February 18th, 2014 – Now live on Xbox360 and Xbox One. Content will be available on PC and PlayStation (NA) later today (2/18), and PlayStation EU will be available tomorrow (2/19).
The Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack contains Cop and Racer versions of the Ferrari F40 and Ferrari F50, each with 3 unique liveries.

This can also be purchased as 2 separate micro packs: Cops or Racers (Racers pack comes with 2 liveries. Receive 1 bonus livery with the Complete Pack).

Concept Lamborghini – available February 25th, 2014
The Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack contains Cop and Racer versions of the Lamborghini Muira Concept and Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo, each with 3 unique liveries.

This can also be purchased as 2 separate micro packs: Cops or Racers (Racers pack comes with 2 liveries. Receive 1 bonus livery with the Complete Pack).

Movie Pack – available March 11th, 2014
The Complete Movie Pack contains Cop and Racer versions of the GTA Spano, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento and Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR, each with 3 unique liveries with the exception of the Setso Elemento which has 4 including the ‘stock’ carbon fibre livery.

This can also be purchased as 2 separate micro packs: Cops or Racers (Racers pack comes with 2 liveries. Receive 1 bonus livery with the Complete Pack)

Free to Download Koenigsegg One:1 Pack – available March 4th, 2014
The free Koenigsegg One:1 pack can be downloaded at any rank, but the Koenigsegg One:1 Racer and Cop variants will not be available for unlock until you are rank 21+ in that faction’s progression.

The Koenigsegg One:1 Racer Variant has the same upgrade and personalisation options as the base game cars with the exception of not being able to increase the top speed any further to preserve gameplay balance due to its already extremely high top speed. The Racer variant has 4 liveries including the stock which can be applied, 3 of which require purchasing with SP.

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