EA Access Members Can Now Download Need for Speed Heat

By Sam Quirke,
We've had the Need for Speed Heat achievements list for a while, and now it's time to see how easy they will be to unlock: With the release date just around the corner, Need for Speed Heat is now available to download for EA Access members.

Need for Speed Heat Achievements

Need for Speed Heat invites players to race legally by day and earn illegal reputation by night, while fighting against an aggressive police force. Developed by Ghost Games, this latest iteration of Need for Speed comes after 2017's Payback, which received mediocre reviews and fan attention. This is the 16th Need for Speed game to have achievements, which started with Need for Speed: Most Wanted back in 2005.

The download for EA Access members and release-day players alike will apparently be 28GB, according to the Microsoft Store page. The game offers multiplayer for up to 16 players online, but no local multiplayer. Need for Speed Heat has HDR10 capability and enhancements for 4K display. Crucially for some fans, the game will not be always-online for those enjoying the single player, meaning the game can be paused and connection to servers lost without penalty. The game is open-world but doesn't feature a dynamic day-night cycle; instead players will choose whether they want to race by day or by night when they leave their garage. As far as we're aware, players won't be role playing as cops this time around.

Anyone who pre-orders the game before its release date will get the K.S Edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X as a starter car and an exclusive Xbox one cosmetic wrap. The game's Deluxe Edition adds three more K.S. Edition cars to be unlocked through game progression, four character outfits and an early boost to REP and BANK, the two progression currencies in Need for Speed Heat.

Need for Speed Heat will be available for non-EA Access members to purchase from November 8th. You can check out the game's two editions below, and track prices for future sales:

Need for Speed™ Heat Standard Edition
Need for Speed™ Heat Standard Edition

PRE-ORDER Need for Speed™ Heat Standard Edition and receive the K.S Edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X as a starter car and an exclusive wrap.

Need for Speed™ Heat Deluxe Edition
Need for Speed™ Heat Deluxe Edition

PRE-ORDER the Deluxe Edition and get noticed in Need for Speed™ Heat with a K.S Edition starter car, an exclusive wrap, 3 additional K.S Edition cars unlocked through progression, 4 exclusive character outfits and a REP and BANK boost.

Check out our Best Xbox Arcade Racing Games Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.