Need for Speed Unbound’s Volume 2
Need for Speed Unbound’s Volume 2 update adds multiplayer cops and more next week
Criterion and EA announced Need for Speed Unbound: Volume 2, a free content update coming to all platforms on Wednesday, March 21.
Volume 2 – said to be the first in a series of post-launch updates for Criterion’s well-received racer – looks set to bring a little more of everything, starting with the introduction of the police chase in multiplayer mode. “Be one step ahead of the chase to make Banks while your friends help you chase them down,” the Criterion announcement explains, “or beat the Heat for their own rewards.
Alongside multiplayer police shootouts complete with new banner rewards, Volume 2 begins Daily Missions with players able to complete up to three (selected from a pool of 40) each day to earn XP and Bank. There is also a “private luxury cruise” for those who have completed enough challenges.
Need for Speed Unbound: Volume 2 content update trailer.
Elsewhere, Criterion is promising 30 new 30-second Hot Lap races – offering a host of cosmetic awards and a mysterious new vehicle described as “the world’s fastest leather seat” – plus two new Rumble playlists (each containing three new races), four new Endurance events, two new Street Races, and a couple of new Standard Playlists.
Criterion states that there is a Rare Special Lotus Emira Balmain Edition 2021 waiting for players who successfully complete three playlists in Lotus, and a two-seat Nissan Fairlady ZG 1971 will be distributed to all EA Play members. Finally, and even worse, Volume 2 gives players the option to unlock the locations of all collectible items and events on Unbound maps, as long as they’re willing to pay $4.99 for it.
Need For Speed Unbound: Volume 2 launches March 21 on Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC.