World Beta Release Notes and Known Issues

June 25, 2010

With the new beta for Need for Speed World getting ready for release this Monday, we thought we'd provide you with the release notes and known issues in list form. 

Release Notes

-New Region: Players can now explore the new Camden region in addition to taking part in the new race events located here.
-New Races: A variety of new race events, both circuit and sprint, have been made available throughout the world.
-Driver Level Increase: The max Driver Level has been raised to level 50, with new unlocks and Driver Skills now available.
-Performance Packages: Players can now customize their vehicle with a variety of Performance Packages that contain performance upgrades, as well as body kits, spoilers etc.
-New Cars: New cars have been added including the Audi R8 and Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06
-New Car Rentals: New rental cars have been made available. These vehicles now come pre-installed with Performance Packages and body kits
-Private Match: Players can now invite up to 7 of their friends into private multiplayer races
-Meeting Place: The stadium in Rosewood now functions as a Meeting Place. This is a non-race events that grants access to a photo mode camera for taking photos to show off your own car, or to host your own car show
-Time of Day: A new Time of Day system has been added. Watch as the world cycles from dawn to dusk as you play
-Event Improvements: Previously unlocked events will now remain playable regardless of Driver Level. Events closer to a Player’s Driver Level will be highlighted, but older events will remain available for racing
-Help System: An improved help system has been added that displays tips and tutorials throughout the game. In addition, the Game Guide (previously available from the website) has been made accessible from within the game
-Group Chat: Players can now invite friends to participate in private group chat. To do this, bring-up the context menu by right-clicking on a player name or car and select “Invite to Group”
-World Map/Mini Map Improvements: Both the World Map and Minimap have been remodeled. In addition, the World Map now displays event activity levels allowing Players to find matches even easier
-SpeedBoost Catalog Improvements: The SpeedBoost catalog has been expanded with even more items available for purchase
-Tier Restricted Races: Some events have now been limited to a specific Tier of vehicles 

Known Issues

-As this is Beta Software, it is recommended to uninstall previous versions of the game before installing the latest game launcher
-Players can continue to spend Boost on Rep Progression Amplifiers after reaching level 50 but this will have no effect
-Quitting out of a single player race currently counts as a DNF in the Player’s statistics
-Rarely, the Standings screen will report inaccurate/no times, or a ‘Retrieving Profile’ message
-Blocking a Player does not prevent that Player from being added to your Friends List
-Occasionally, spamming certain keys while entering/exiting the Safehouse will cause the game to crash
-The Nissan 350Z will occasionally lose its headlight texture when smashing into an object
-If a Player attempts to purchase a Powerup with insufficient SpeedBoost from the post-race/pursuit screen, the game will hang
-There is a known issue preventing some supported controllers from functioning on 32-bit Operation Systems