The Need for Speed series hasn’t been so hot as of late, but EA is hoping it can turn that around with Need for Speed Heat. Set in the Miami-inspired Palm City, players will take part in the Speedhunter Showdown to earn ‘Bank’ to customize their cars and add to their collection. If all this street racing action sounds too good to wait for you’re in luck. Here’s how to play Need for Speed Heat early.
Playing Need for Speed Heat Early on PS4 and Xbox One
For those who are wanting to check out Need for Speed Heat early on consoles, you’ll need to have signed up for an EA Access subscription. This will allow players to check out Need for Speed Heat from today, Nov. 5 for 10 hours of in-game time.
This means you’ll be able to check it out three days ahead of its official release on Friday, but you will only be able to spend 10 hours of in-game time playing it. The trial isn’t available for players to download just yet, but it should be going live later today. Keep an eye on the EA Access Twitter page for announcements of when it goes live.
Playing Need for Speed Heat Early on PC
If you hadn’t already guessed, playing early on PC is pretty much the exact same as on consoles, but with a bit of a caveat.
PC players can choose from either the Origin Access Basic subscription (which is the PC equivalent of EA Access), or Origin Access Premier which grants a few extra bells and whistles.
The Basic subscription nets players the 10-hour trial that console owners will get via EA Access. The Premier subscription will give players full, unlimited access to the game. Again, Need for Speed Heat will be available to play early via both of these subscriptions at some point later today.
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