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Need for Speed Unbound Guide

Need for Speed Unbound Guide

Drift like there's no tomorrow Need for Speed Unbound guide is the best Beginner's Guide and description of all mechanics. We describe how to use drift and how to set up the car, a list of all cars, trophies, secrets, system requirements, controls.

Last update: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

In this guide, you will learn the most important information about Need For Speed: Unbound. You will learn what aspects of the game to focus on to complete the storyline fast, and what are the multiplayer rules.

Need for Speed Unbound: Guide contents

The guide describes the content of the game, the list of available cars, and the mechanics of the single player and multiplayer modes. You will learn how to set up the car and how to adjust the car to drift. In addition, we have included numerous starting tips where we explain the key elements of the game and the rules of quick driving, as well as a list of the best upgrades for cars, especially those that improve performance at the lowest possible cost. You will also learn the location of secrets and how to get all the achievements/trophies.

Need for Speed Unbound: Quick beginner's guide

  1. Never spend all your money - remember that most races require a fee without which you cannot participate.
  2. The storyline does not affect the multiplayer mode - when you start a multiplayer game, you create a new character and start the game from scratch, without story quests.
  3. You don't have to win every race - the way the game is designed will make it difficult for you to win at the beginning. Don't worry - even if you don't get the first place, you still get money to develop and upgrade your vehicle.
  4. Don't buy front-wheel drive cars - they are very difficult to drive for beginners and aren't great for drifting either, which is required in some races and generates a boost bonus in every race and when moving around the city.
  5. You can repeat races - if you have already made significant mistakes at the beginning of the race, you can repeat the race a limited number of times. It's better to try again than to face opponents for less money in other races.
  6. Appearance does not affect performance - in some editions of NFS or other games, you may have encountered the possibility of modifying the body and its elements, such as a spoiler or side steps, to improve aerodynamics and speed or vehicle's downforce. This does not appear in Need for Speed Unbound.

For more in-depth tips, see the Beginner's guide page.

Need for Speed Unbound: Basics

The following pages will provide you with information about the game and will explain its mechanics.

  1. Vehicle list - get to know all the cars you can race in NFS Unbound and pick your favorite.
  2. Lakeshore map - this is a map of the main location in the game with marked places where you will start the challenges and the locations of secrets: billboards, bears and graffiti.
  3. Quick tuning and drift - read how to set up your car to adapt it to driving in races or drift competitions.

Need for Speed Unbound: FAQ

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Need for Speed Unbound.

  1. What car to choose first? - you will find out which of the cars available at the start is the best.
  2. Does the game feature fast travel? - check if the game has fast travel.
  3. How to earn money quickly? - where to get cash and how not to lose it, some useful tips.

Need for Speed Unbound: Game editions

Need for Speed Unbound has a standard and deluxe edition - Palace. It also includes modified vehicles and visual elements:

  1. Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2020,
  2. Volkswagen Golf GTI 1976,
  3. BMW M3 Evolution II E30 1988,
  4. Mercedes-AMG G 63 2017,
  5. Palace driving effects,
  6. 20 pieces of Palace clothes for customizing a multiplayer hero,
  7. Palace decals and "Palifornia" license plate,
  8. Tri-Ferg pose and Palace banner artwork.

The base game can be upgraded to the Palace Edition for an additional fee.

Need for Speed Unbound: PC system requirements

Here are the minimum hardware requirements for the game:

  1. Processor: Intel Core i5-8600/AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  2. RAM: 8 GB
  3. Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti/AMD Radeon RX 570
  4. Disk space: over 50 GB
  5. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bits

More info can be found on the System requirements page.

About Need for Speed Unbound Guide

Author : Patrick "yxu" Homa for

Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka

last update : December 2, 2022

Use the comments below to submit your updates and corrections to this guide.

Need for Speed Unbound Video Game

  • genre: Racing

  • developer: Criterion Games
  • publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • platform: PC, PS5, XSX

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