Need for Speed Unbound is the latest game in the franchise and it does some things differently. If you have skipped a few games or are new to the franchise then there are a couple of tips and tricks that can help you get started. In this Need For Speed Unbound beginner’s guide, we give you some useful tips and tricks that will help you out.

Need For Speed Unbound Tips And Tricks

The following are some useful tips and tricks that will help you get started in Need for Speed Unbound:

Do Not Stress About The Prologue

When first starting out, you can get super serious about the intro of the game, the car you pick, and the event that you take part in. There is a time skip in the early stages of the game and you will end up losing all the money that you earned. So enjoy the intro and do not take it too seriously. Once the prologue is over, you can get serious.

Not Finishing First Is Alright

While most games encourage you to come first in every race, Need for Speed Unbound is a bit different. While you get the maximum cash for coming in first, the second and third places have decent rewards as well. The game also gives you 4 retries each run, so you can try again if you are not happy with the outcome of the race.

Some races have buy-ins and we recommend using your retries if you were not able to break even. Remember, if the race has a buy-in of $3000 and you get $12000 for 1st place, then you really only earned $9000.

Bet On The Competition

You can bet on the competition in order to win more money. AI can be tricky to judge and there is rubber-banding in the game. We recommend betting on opponents that are way below your level to lose to make sure that you can make the most money at the end of a race.

Tweak Your Drifting Settings

By default, the game has the drift initiated by breaking. While this is easy for beginners, it is not the smoothed method of drifting as braking does take away some momentum. Try throttle drifting since it is much smoother and allows you to maintain your momentum. It does require more accuracy and can take some getting used to.

Bank Your Cash

If you are busted by the police, they will take all the cash that you have on you. That is why getting to the garage and banking your cash is important. The higher your heat level the more rewards you earn but the higher the chances of getting busted. So there is high risk and high reward.

Focus On Upgrading Your Speed And Acceleration

These are the two metrics that you should focus on first when upgrading your car. These will allow you to outrun the competition and make money faster. You can upgrade other aspects of your car later on.

Go Off The Main Road

The police do not typically patrol off-road. If you are chased by the cops and your heat level is high then you can go off-road. Note that helicopters are going to follow you.

These are some of the tips and tricks that will help you get started in Need for Speed Unbound. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our guide on how you can make money fast. You can also check out our guide on how you can avoid getting busted.

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