EA claims that Need for Speed Payback
contains the largest open world that the franchise has ever seen. To back up this claim, a lot of information about the world of Fortune Valley was released along with a few screenshots and a trailer. The world contains four main zones and you'll be driving through canyons, mountains, desert, and a city as you explore. Each zone is complete with its own name, events, landmarks, collectibles, and more.
Ark Tower Construction Yard in Silver Rock
Silver Rock is a city that can be found to the southeast and its most notable areas are Billionaire's Row and Boomville. As its name suggests, Billionaire's Row is a wealthy area in which supercars are a common sighting. Boomville, on the other hand, is an industrial area that lacks style but is ideal for racing.
Silver Rock points of interest:
- The Rustway
- Ark Tower
- The Barrio
- Carville International Airport
Airfield 73 in Liberty Desert
Liberty Desert can be found to the east of Silver Rock and it's the perfect place to go wild off-road. The most notable area in the desert is Airfield 73, which is where your first garage will be located since the airfield is no longer in use. To the south of Liberty Desert is Las Almas Church. If you're looking for broken down vehicles to repair, this might be a good place to start.
Liberty Desert points of interest:
- Airfield 73
- Fortune Valley Solar Project
- Fortune Valley Railway Station
- Las Almas Church
Marshall Observatory in Mount Providence
Mount Providence is located to the west of Fortune Valley and it's definitely the place to go if you want to drive through nature on mountain roads. In this area, you'll be able to drift your way up to Marshall Observatory, race through Cohen Tunnel, and visit the sleepy town of Braxton. This town is probably the opposite of what you'd think of when looking to play Need for Speed
, but you can race through it just the same.
Mount Providence points of interest:
- Marshall Observatory
- Diamond Peak
- Cohen Tunnel
- Fortune Valley Resort & Casino
- Soledad Church
- Mount Graint
- Newhaven Cabins
Silver Dam in Silver Canyon
Silver Canyon is in the north of Fortune Valley and runs from the top of Silver Rock all the way to the northern and eastern sides of Liberty Desert. If you're afraid of heights, you should probably avoid Ember Peak. From there, you'll be able to look down on the world that's just waiting for you to explore it.
Silver Canyon points of interest
- Silver Casino Lodge
- Silver Dam
- Ember Peak
- Ember Valley Visitor’s Centre
If you're having a tough time visualising the entirety of Fortune Valley, hopefully the game map and the trailer below it can help bring the details to life.
You'll be able to experience all of what Fortune Valley has to offer first-hand when Need for Speed Payback
launches on November 10th.