The mode will be free to all current owners of the game.
Ghost Games’ Need for Speed Payback didn’t exactly have the warmest welcome at launch, thanks primarily to microtransactions and gameplay elements gated behind them. But the developer has been working hard to rectify this with various free updates. The latest update brings freeroam mode, dubbed “Alldrive: Hangout” and allows players to simply drive around in Fortune Valley. It’s out later today and will be free for all platform holders.
On top of driving around, Alldrive: Hangout also allows people to play with friends, take Snapshots together and so on. There will also be some new items called Catch-up Packs which let you boost progression for a car to level 6, level 11 and level 16. These different varieties are unlocked by getting to certain points in the campaign and can be purchased with in-game currency. The level 6 pack is for 71,400; the level 11 pack is 131,000; and the level 16 pack is for 180,000.
There will also be new Underglow and Tire Smoke variations along with some improvements to Snapshot Pro mode. It will now be possible to increase the distance of the camera from your car and you can even take photos during takedown sequences. The option to sell and trade-in all Speed Cards that aren’t equipped will also be coming soon.