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Need for Speed War (Abbreviated NFSW) is a future open world racing game in the long-running Need for Speed franchise. The twenty-fifth installment in the series, it will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Microsoft Windows. A Nintendo Switch port was planned, but never went into production due to unknown reasons.

Story Premise

You are Rowan Cooper, an action-seeking street racer who's earned attention because of your relation to your estranged twin brother, Ryan. Your driving skills take you to a populous city called New Fournier, where you're contacted by a man known as "The Beneficiary", who reveals he is a prominent figure within the city's racing scene.

The Beneficiary also reveals the city's underground is made up of several street crews fighting one another for total control. Seeing potential in you, he offers you a chance to seize the scene for yourself and offers you his connections should you accept. Longing to escape from the shadow of your brother's legacy, you accept without hesitation.

However, you'll quickly find that this turf war is more drastic (and creatively dangerous) than what went down in Palmont. Hey, you wanted action. You got it!


At its core, Need for Speed War can be considered as a spiritual successor to Need for Speed: Carbon, and its handheld cousin, Own the City to a lesser extent. Like in those games, the overall objective of the game revolves around the player's character taking control of the city back from various street racing gangs, while tending to the attempts of the police to take them down.

Despite featuring similar gameplay principles, the game introduces new gameplay elements that make it stand out from Carbon. These are most notable in the career progression. In order to challenge each of the region's controlling crews, players must accumulate a certain amount of Bounty Points, which can be accrued after completion of races, evasion of pursuits, and completion of events in the revamped Challenge Series, a separate game mode not featured since 2011's Need for Speed: The Run. Additional new gameplay elements include participating in "Turf Challenge" races in order to permanently control a region after attaining it, and the inclusion of The Patricians, a vigilante group of police officers posing as street racers and inflitrating certain events.

Players can highly customize any vehicle they own with vast assortments of visual and performance upgrades. However, they should keep in mind that certain upgrades are unlocked for use only after completion of select Challenge Series events. The game features the ability to layer vinyls over each other and the return of Autosculpt, a component-altering means of customization last seen in 2008's Need for Speed: Undercover.

Game Modes

Collectively, there are a total of 11 types of playable events in the game; 8 are exclusive to single player use and 3 are exclusive to online play only. Unless otherwise noted, all race oriented events feature up to 10 racers at one time. The bulk of these events also have police and/or Patrician members integrated into them with random chances of appearing.

Single Player/Career

  • Circuit - Lap based racing along a set route. Circuit races range anywhere from 1 to 3 laps in length.
  • Sprint - Point-to-point racing with the goal of reaching point B from point A in first place.
    • Speed Run - A Sprint race where the goal is to accumulate the highest total top speed. This event is similar to the "Speedtrap" events from past NFS games.
    • Checkpoint - A Sprint race where the player must reach the finish line before the time limit expires. This event features the player as the only racer.
  • Drift - Multi-lap circuit racing with the goal of accumulating more drift points than any other racer. This mode and Drag are the only ones where there is no risk of police. This event features up to 6 racers at one time.
  • Drag - Event where the player must finish a 1/2 mile, 1.0 mile or 1.5 mile long drag race in first place. Drag races require the use of manual gear changes and nitrous in order for the player to be successful. This mode and Drift are the only ones where there is no risk of police.
  • Turf Series - A series of races that feature only the player and the leader of a crew that controls a territory. If the player wins all the races in the series, the player takes control of that territory away from their opponent. The number of races in the Turf Series increases from two to four as the player progresses through the career. Turf Series' events always feature a combination of circuit and sprint races.
  • Turf Challenge - An event where the player is randomly challenged by members of either a smaller street crew or a more established one for control of the player's territory. Winning a Turf Challenge will cement control of said territory to the player; losing one will allow the challenging crew to repossess said territory. This event begins to occur once the player acquires a territory and will occur more frequently as the player controls more territories. Turf Challenges are almost always circuit races.
  • Free Roam Challenge - An event where the player is randomly challenged to an open-route sprint race by an independent racer if he/she sits idle or cruises the city long enough. In this event, players can set the race length and choose their own finish line. The player wins the challenge if he/she reaches point B from Point A in first place. There is a chance for multiple racers to challenge the player in this event.
  • Pursuit - An open world event where the player must escape from the police and/or The Patricians without getting caught.


  • Pursuit Eliminator - A "lap knockout"-style circuit race where the last player eliminated after each lap becomes an NFPD officer and chases the remaining racers. Once only one racer remains, they must must drive two more laps around the course and finish the race before they are captured. This event features up to 8 players at one time.
  • Pursuit Tag -A "player vs. player"-style event that takes place in an enclosed part of the open world. One player begins in one part of the map as a racer, while all other players are NFPD police units. Racer players must dodge the cops for a certain amount of time, while the cops attempt to bust that player before said time runs out. The busted racer becomes a cop, while the closest cop that busted the racer becomes a racer. A racer that survived the pursuit becomes a cop, and the cycle repeats until the timer runs out. Up to five players can join each side and the winner is the racer or cop that acquires the most points during the event.
  • Money Grab - An open-environment event featuring up to 30 players at once, split into three groups: 1 group of racers, 1 group of NFPD officers and 1 group of Patricians. In this event, members of the racer group must transport bundles of cash from one point of the map to the other without getting taken down by the NFPD group or the Patrician group. If the player is taken down by either, the cash reward will go to them instead. The group with the most cash awarded to them wins the event and keeps all cash earned, which can be used in single player.

Challenge Series

Need for Speed War/Challenge Series

New Fournier

Known in game as "the street racing capital of the world", New Fournier is a fictional Louisiana city, and the open world setting of Need for Speed War.

The open world location draws primary inspiration from two southwestern U.S. states in Louisiana and (eastern) Texas, and can be explored during the day or night. Inspirational ques for the city's design include, to name a few, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Driscoll Mountain, the Bayou, Houston, and Galveston. A dynamic weather system can change the driving conditions from dry to wet through differing amounts of rain, as well as fog and mist.


  • Chambermonte - New Fournier's primary downtown region located in the central portion of the map. Despite its status, it is the secondary business district behind Evermore. It's made up of various skyscrapers and high-rise hotels and is based primarily off of Baton Rouge, with additional inspiration from Houston. This region is controlled by Fournier Saints.
  • Evermore - Located directly north of Chambermonte, Evermore is New Fournier's primary business district despite its slightly smaller size compared to its neighbor. Like Chambermonte, it is a skyscraper-centric region and features a space headquarters as one of its landmarks. This region is inspired by and is modeled after Houston, and is controlled by Bad Company.
  • St. Charlotte - A region that can be found in southwestern New Fournier, St. Charlotte is one of two entertainment focused regions (alongside Livingston) and the biggest between the two. It is the oldest region in New Fournier, prominently showcasing old architecture among its landmarks. It is a region modeled after New Orleans, and is controlled by Olympiques.
  • Silverport - Silverport can be found directly south of Chambermonte and is situated between St. Charlotte and Livingston. It is a port/beach region made up of dockyards and some entertainment venues. It prominently features a blend of old and new architecture among its building designs. This region is modeled after Shreveport, and combines the names of Silverton from Need for Speed: Carbon and Rockport from Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005). This region is controlled by Board of Directors.
  • Aransas Pass - Aransas Pass is a region located northeast of Evermore and is one of the northernmost regions on the map. It is a forest region featuring Aransas Forest and Bay Mountain (New Fournier's lone mountain) as primary landmarks. This region is inspired by Driscoll Mountain and its surrounding areas, and is controlled by Nitro Kingz.
  • Livingston - Located in southeastern New Fournier beside Silverport, Livingston is the second entertainment region in the city. It's a coastal resort oriented region made up of hotels, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions, including a neon Ferris wheel, along a clear sand beach. Like Silverport, Livingston features a blend of old and new architecture among its building designs. This region is modeled after Galveston, and is controlled by TerrorNine.
  • Redview Marsh - Redview Marsh is a region found northwest of Evermore, and one of the northernmost regions on the map. It is one of two regions that prominently feature swamps/bayous (alongside Fortuna Grove) and the biggest between the two. In addition, country houses and abandoned properties are landmarks that can be found here. This region is inspired by the Bayou and is named after Redview County from Need for Speed: Rivals. This region is controlled by Swamp Rats.
  • Fortuna Grove - Fortuna Grove can be found directly north of Evermore, and it is one of the northernmost regions on the map. It one of two regions that prominently feature swamps/bayous (alongside Redview Marsh) and the smallest between the two. This region features lookouts,and a water treatment plant as notable landmarks and is also inspired by the Bayou. This region takes part of its name from Fortuna from Need for Speed: Carbon and is controlled by ?.
  • Palmfield - Palmfield is an area that can be found primarily west of Chambermonte, northwest of Evermore and north of St. Charlotte. It is a tertiary business/entertainment region, featuring casinos, high rises and a superspeedway as prominent landmarks. This region is inspired (to varying degrees) by Baton Rouge, Houston and New Orleans, and is controlled by ?.


War features a total of 157 vehicles that the player can purchase and customize with cash. It is the biggest vehicle list to date in a Need for Speed game, surpassing the 126 vehicles available in Need for Speed Heat.

* Vehicle cannot be fitted with performance upgrades

~ Vehicle has convertible/roadster option

Year Vehicle Purchase Price
2000 Acura Integra $24,000
2000 Acura Integra Type-R $36,000
2017 Acura NSX $152,000
2004 Acura RSX-S $36,000
2007 Alfa Romeo Brera $45,000
2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio $100,000
2019 Apollo Intensa Emozione $1,263,000
1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe $86,000
2009 Aston Martin DB9 ~ $109,500
2017 Aston Martin DB11 ~ $144,000
2018 Aston Martin Vantage $136,500
2016 Aston Martin Vulcan $1,209,000
2019 Audi R8 V10 Performance Coupe $190,000
2007 Audi S5 (B8) $46,500
2017 Audi S5 Sportback $69,000
2008 Audi TT 3.2 Quattro (8J) $41,000
2018 BMW i8 ~ $94,000
2006 BMW M3 (E46) $62,000
2010 BMW M3 (E92) $77,000
1988 BMW M3 Evolution II $49,000
2018 BMW M4 ~ $85,500
2016 BMW M4 GTS $112,000
2018 BMW M5 $114,000
2007 BMW M6 $82,000
2016 BMW X6 M $96,000
2019 BMW Z4 M40i ~ $88,500
2018 Bugatti Chiron * $1,492,000
2019 Bugatti La Voiture Noire * $1,550,000
2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 * $1,087,500
1987 Buick Grand National $33,000
2015 BXR Bailey Blade GT1 * $1,353,000
2003 Cadillac Escalade $43,000
1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air $20,000
1965 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside Pickup $24,000
2006 Chevrolet Camaro Concept $58,000
1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS $29,000
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 $84,000
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS $48,500
2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 $41,000
1967 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Stingray $60,000
2013 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 $119,000
2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport ~ $89,000
2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1 ~ $182,000
2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray $134,000
1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS $46,500
2007 Chrysler 300C SRT-8 $52,000
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 $41,500
2006 Dodge Challenger Concept $55,000
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T $45,000
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat $113,000
1969 Dodge Charger R/T $38,000
2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat $106,000
2009 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee (LX) $50,000
2011 Ferrari 458 Italia ~ $204,000
2015 Ferrari 488 GTB $225,000
1987 Ferrari F40 $519,500
2013 Ferrari LaFerrari $1,031,000
1984 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe $242,000
2021 Ford Bronco Sport $56,000
1956 Ford F100 $26,000
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor $53,000
1974 Ford Falcon GT Coupe (XB) $43,000
2016 Ford Focus RS $55,500
2006 Ford GT $196,000
2017 Ford GT $330,500
1932 Ford Model 18 $30,000
1965 Ford Mustang $19,000
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 $35,000
1990 Ford Mustang Foxbody $36,000
2003 Ford Mustang GT $47,000
2015 Ford Mustang GT $63,000
1999 Honda Civic Type-R (EK9) $37,500
2015 Honda Civic Type-R (FK2) $54,000
1992 Honda NSX Type-R $102,000
2009 Honda S2000 $46,000
2004 Hummer H2 $54,500
2018 Hyundai Veloster Turbo (JS) $40,000
2017 Infiniti Q60 Sport $68,000
2016 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe ~ $115,000
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 $63,000
2009 Koenigsegg CCX * $1,156,000
2016 Koenigsegg Regera * $1,314,000
2017 Lamborghini Aventador S ~ $334,000
2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe $364,000
1989 Lamborghini Countach $205,000
1995 Lamborghini Diablo SV $275,500
2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 $214,000
2018 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 ~ $175,000
2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante $240,000
2006 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 $226,500
2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV $322,000
2008 Lamborghini Reventón $634,500
2015 Land Rover Defender 110 $52,000
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR (L494) $105,000
2005 Lincoln Navigator $49,000
2006 Lotus Exige S $67,500
2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale $163,000
2015 Mazda MX-5 (ND) $29,000
2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R $60,000
2018 McLaren 570S ~ $176,000
2018 McLaren 600LT $211,500
1993 McLaren F1 * $1,179,500
2014 McLaren P1 $716,000
2019 McLaren Senna $1,524,000
2016 Mercedes-AMG A 45 $64,000
2018 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe $95,000
2015 Mercedes-AMG GT ~ $123,000
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition $218,000
1967 Mercury Cougar $32,000
2017 Mini Cooper JCW Countryman $40,000
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse (4G) $43,000
2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX $68,000
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X $51,000
1996 Nissan 180SX (S13) $32,500
1991 Nissan 240SX (S13) $35,000
2008 Nissan 350Z (Z33) $46,000
2019 Nissan 370Z (Z34) $53,500
1971 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG $26,000
2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO $158,000
2017 Nissan GT-R Premium $110,000
2002 Nissan Silvia Spec-R Aero $41,000
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 $70,000
2017 Pagani Huayra BC * $1,526,000
2009 Pagani Zonda F $967,000
1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda $54,000
1969 Plymouth Road Runner $48,000
2020 Polestar 1 $139,000
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SE $26,000
1965 Pontiac GTO $30,000
2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS $83,000
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS $125,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 $85,000
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S (993) $101,500
2008 Porsche 911 GT2 (997) $157,000
2019 Porsche 911 GT3 (991.2) $179,000
2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS $132,000
2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S (991.2) $146,000
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder $571,500
2003 Porsche Carrera GT $392,000
2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo $129,000
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C $54,000
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe $73,000
1967 Shelby GT500 $57,000
2020 Shelby GT500 $90,000
2014 SRT Viper GTS $119,000
2014 Subaru BRZ Premium $37,000
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI (GDB-F) $50,000
2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI (GR) $50,000
2021 Toyota Supra GR (Mark V) $75,000
1993 Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) $36,000
2018 TVR Griffith $211,000
2006 Vauxhall Monaro VXR $42,000
1963 Volkswagen Beetle $14,000
1983 Volkswagen Golf GTI $25,000
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport $47,000
1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe (Type-1) $20,000
2015 Volkswagen Scirocco R $51,500
1970 Volvo Amazon P130 $19,500

Street Crews

Aside from smaller and more minor ones, there are 9 main, well known street crews that the player will interact with during his/her career. These crews are made up of several members, including one leader and many subordinates. Each crew's leader controls a respective territory and can only be challenged for that territory in "Turf Series" events. At the same time, most of each crew's subordinates will challenge the player in "Turf Challenge" events in an attempt to either acquire more territory or take a territory back from the player for their leader to control.

Main Crews

Fournier Saints

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Bad Company

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Board of Directors

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Nitro Kingz

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Swamp Rats

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The New Fournier Police Department (NFPD) is the main law enforcement agency for New Fournier and one of the many forces attempting to impede the player's progress in Need for Speed War. Despite appearing as being connected to them on the surface, the NFPD is ultimately a separate entity from The Patricians.

The NFPD's system is a mixture of those from Need for Speed: Undercover and Need for Speed: Carbon. Specifically, they are like the former in that they will engage in pursuits if rammed by the player and like the latter in terms of overall aggressiveness. However, like The Patricians, they are capable of utilizing certain special tactics and increased aggressive manuevers in order to take the player down.


Year Vehicle Designation(s) Within NFPD
2011 Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor Primary Response Unit
2009 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee (LX) Secondary Response/Special Aggression Unit
2017 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport High Speed/Anti-Patrician Interceptor
2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak 4-Door Primary RHINO
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk High Speed/Anti-Patrician RHINO

Heat Levels

(NOTE: In heat levels 2 & 5, the bolded vehicle represents the primary Pursuit Unit. The italicized vehicle represents the secondary Pursuit Unit)

Heat Level Pursuit Unit(s) Roadblocks Pursuit Tactics
1 Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor N/A P.I.T.
2 Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor

Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee (LX)

Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee (LX) P.I.T.


3 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee (LX) Ford Bronco Wildtrak 4-Door P.I.T.


Spike Strip (Level I)

Head-On Collisions (Bronco)

4 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport Ford Bronco Wildtrak 4-Door P.I.T.


Spike Strip (Level II)


Head-On Collisions (Bronco)

5 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk P.I.T.


Spike Strip (Level III)


Head-On Collisions (Trackhawk)


The busted system is similar to that of Most Wanted (2005) and Carbon. Players will be busted when their bright red busted meter is filled. This meter will start to fill if the player is not moving and has police units trapping their vehicle.

However, War's busted system comes with a slightly different gameplay mechanic. If the player is busted the first three times in their career, they have the option to either pay a fine and receive an impound strike on their vehicle or use one "AntiCrime" marker, which absolves the player of these penalties. Any subsequent bust after these markers are used will result in the player receiving a fine and an impound strike. If the player receives three impound strikes, their vehicle will be seized indefinitely by the NFPD. If all of the player's vehicles are impounded, the player will have to start from the beginning of the game again.


The cooldown system is the same as that of Most Wanted (2005) and Carbon. Players begin filling the blue cooldown meter by escaping from the police and by driving to hiding spots, which are scattered throughout the city. Each hiding spot fills up the cooldown meter faster.

The Patricians

The Patricians are a vigilante group of NFPD police officers that take to the streets of New Fournier, and the biggest form of opposition to the player.

Posing as high speed street racers and appearing unconnected to the NFPD on the surface, the collective aims to shut down other street racers themselves including the player, infiltrating certain events and pursuits to do so. They have also been known to take down NFPD units in the way of their objective, further highlighting their status as a separate force.


Need for Speed War/The Patricians


To date, there are 3 DLC packs available for purchase across all platforms. Upon purchase, these packs award the player with new vehicles among other desirable perks. Should the player purchase all DLC packs at once, the packs have a combined price of $29.99.

Deluxe Edition Upgrade ($10.99)

The first DLC and the more expensive of the three available, the Deluxe Edition Upgrade is a digital upgrade for the standard base game that includes 5 stock vehicles and a host of other desirable perks. These 5 vehicles are customizable and must be purchased from the car lot.

* Vehicle cannot be fitted with performance upgrades

Year Vehicle Purchase Price
2009 Beck Kustoms F132 * $244,000
2002 Honda Integra Type-R (DC5) $39,000
2014 Koenigsegg Agera R * $1,197,500
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (C253) $55,500
2018 Rezvani Beast Alpha $122,000

Additional awards included in the upgrade:

  • 20 additional vinyls
  • 24 additional events (6 Circuit, 4 of each Sprint, 3 Drag, 3 Drift)
  • 25% discount on cash prices for all stage 2 and stage 3 performance upgrades
  • 15% discount on cash prices for the following vehicles:
    • Acura NSX
    • Audi R8 V10 Performance Coupe
    • Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1
    • Ferrari 458 Italia
    • Ferrari F40
    • Ford GT (2006)
    • Ford GT (2017)
    • Lamborghini Aventador S
    • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe
    • Lamborghini Diablo SV
    • Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV
    • McLaren P1
    • Nissan GT-R NISMO
    • Porsche 911 GT3 (991.2)
    • Porsche 918 Spyder
    • Porsche Carrera GT
    • TVR Griffith
  • 25% discount on cash prices for the following vehicles:
    • Apollo Intensa Emozione
    • Aston Martin Vulcan
    • Bugatti Chiron
    • Bugatti La Voiture Noire
    • BXR Bailey Blade GT1
    • Koenigsegg CCX
    • Koenigsegg Regera
    • Lamborghini Reventón
    • McLaren F1
    • McLaren Senna
    • Pagani Huayra BC
    • Pagani Zonda F

Challenge Series Extension Pack ($8.99)

The second DLC available, the Challenge Series Extension Pack is a DLC pack that features ten extra Challenge Series events and three custom tuned vehicles designed by LoganC22, with each of these vehicles being awarded to the player when they complete a certain percentage of the entire Series.

Year Vehicle Vehicle Photo C.S. Completion % Required
1969 Dodge Charger R/T "Heritage" link=File:Dodge_Charger_RT_-_%22Heritage%22_(NFS_War).PNG 50%
2017 Acura NSX "Max Attack" ??? 75%
2019 Bugatti La Voiture Noire "Zenith" Bugatti La Voiture Noire (Zenith) (NFS War).PNG 100%

Reward Cards Expansion Pack ($9.99)

The last DLC available for purchase, the Reward Cards Expansion Pack features the return of Reward Cards, a rewards feature involving new vehicles, aftermarket body parts, rims, and vinyls last seen only in Need for Speed: Carbon. Like in Carbon, each of War’s Reward Cards has four independent tasks with a set target that involve either the career and/or Challenge Series. Beating each task will count as a completed section for that card, and beating all four tasks will reward the player with that unique item.

There are 20 Reward Cards included in this pack totaling 80 tasks. Once this pack is purchased, the player will have access to a "Reward Cards" section in their garage/hub.

Reward Card Difficulty Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4
Pontiac GTO (2005) Easy "10 Penny" - Win 10 Races "Consolation Prize" - Lose 1 Sprint or Circuit Race "A Fitting Challenger" - Beat 10 Challenge Series Events "Shake Your Money Maker" - Have a Balance of $40,000 in Career
Lamborghini Miura S Medium "Speedbreaker" - Hit 180 MPH in a Speedtrap "Crash & Burn" - Take down 1 Patrician Member "Delaying Gratification" - Escape After a 7 Minute Pursuit in Freeroam "Mano e Mano" - Win 15 Free Roam Challenges
Bentley Continental GT (2018) Hard "Screech!" - Score 450,000 Drift Points in a Drift Event "Bounty Hunter" - Accumulate 750,000 Bounty Points over Career "Pro-Street" - Win 50 Races "First or Last" - Win 5 Turf Series.
Heritage Vinyl (NFS: No Limits) Easy "Hot Pursuit" - Extend a Pursuit to Over 3 Minutes "Rivals" - Win 3 Free Roam Challenges "Payback" - Take Down 1 NFPD Unit "Heat" - Raise the Heat on your Car to Level 2 in a Pursuit.
Chevrolet Impala (1967) Medium "Cash Cow" - Have a balance of $385,000 in Career "Shut 'Em Down" - Take Down 20 NFPD Units in Freeroam "Gold Digger" - Gold 20 Challenge Series Events "Rubber Burnt" - Escape from Patrician Members While in Freeroam
Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 Hard "Wheels of Fury" - Cause 200,000 Cost to State in a Single Pursuit While in Freeroam "Ride or Die" - Unlock 100 Cars "Night of the Hunted" - Escape Patrician Members in Two Different Races Before Finishing "Makin' It Rain" - Have a Balance of $1,250,000 in Career
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept Hard "Killing Time" - Escape after a 13+ Minute Pursuit in Freeroam "True Speed" -Hit 230+ MPH in a Speedtrap "Wanted" - Accumulate 600,000 Bounty Points over Career "Haymaker" - Take Down 1 Anti-Patrician NFPD RHINO Unit
Madballs Vinyl Medium "Unblockable" - Avoid 10 Police Roadblocks While in Freeroam "Beta Wolf" - Win 3 Turf Series "Principal of Territoriality" - Win 5 Turf Challenges "Death Wish" - Ride in Oncoming for 2000 Feet While in Freeroam
Jaguar Vinyl Medium "Lightning Reflexes" - Avoid 5 Spike Strips in a Single Pursuit "Monster Magnet" - Trade Paint with 35 NFPD Units while in Career Freeroam "Thin Wire" - Near Miss 20 vehicles in Races "Blur" - Win 1 Race by More Than 6 Seconds
TSW Laguna Easy "Thousandaire" - Have a Balance of $115,000 in Career "Street Cred" - Win 1 Turf Challenge "Comeback" - Win 1 Race by Coming from Behind "Camouflage" - Escape 3 Different Pursuits Using Hiding Spots
George Rose Vinyl (Autumnal) Hard "Living in Consolation" - Lose 1 of Every Event "Defender" - Win 10 Turf Challenges "Diamond Tires" - Avoid 13 Spike Strips in a Single Pursuit "Smash 'n' Dash" - Ram through 6 Roadblocks in a Pursuit and Escape That Pursuit
George Rose Vinyl (Night Life) Easy "Bullet" - Accumulate 600+ Total MPH in a Speed Run Event "Podium Finish" - Medal in 5 Consecutive Challenge Series Events "Dragging It Out" - Win 5 Drag Races "Litterbug" - Cause 4,000 Cost to State in a Single Pursuit While in Freeroam
Toyota AE86 Trueno Easy "Initial D" - Earn 5,000 Points in one Drift Event "Stake Your Claim" - Win 1 Turf Series "Collecting Novice" - Unlock 3 cars "Heating Up" - Escape 1 Pursuit
Speedhunters Roller x8 Hard "Tire Shredder" - Accumulate 1,500+ total MPH in a Speed Run Event "Too Fast 4U!" - Escape Patrician Members Once in a Race Before Finishing "Adrenaline Junkie" - Ride in Oncoming for 5000 Feet or Near Miss 60 vehicles in Races "Speed Hunter" - Win a Race by More than 10+ Seconds
Shansen Vortex-X Medium "Chain Gang" - Drift a Single Drift of 10,000 Points or More in a Drift Event "4 Star" - Raise the Heat on your Car to Level 4 in a Pursuit "1/4 Mile Master" - Win 20 Drag Races "Skin of your Teeth" - Win 2 Different Races by Less than 1 Second
"Ryan Cooper" Vinyl Hard "10 Second Car" - Record an Under 10-Second Time in a Drag Race. "Pro Street" - Win 8 Turf Series "Top 25%" - Complete 75% of Challenge Series "Impeccable Skills" - Finish 1 Race Without Damaging Your Vehicle's Paint
Double-V AutoSculpt Hood Medium "Steel Wings" - Accumulate Over 20 Seconds of Air Time over Career "Fighting Words" - Take Down 4 Different Racers in Free Roam Challenges "50/50" - Complete 50% of Career "Vandal" - Cause 75,000 Cost to State in a Single Pursuit While in Freeroam
Ripper AutoSculpt Spoiler Easy "Studio Artist" - Integrate 1 Car Customization from NFS War Studio "Speed Racer" - Accumulate 350+ Total MPH in a Speed Run Event "Double Trouble" - Escape from Both NFPD Units and Patrician Members in a Single Pursuit "Can't Touch This!" - Avoid 1 Roadblock in a Pursuit
Switchblade AutoSculpt Spoiler Easy "Sculptor" - Unlock 3 AutoSculpt Parts "Need 4 Speed" - Win 2 Speed Run Races "Feet Wet" - Gold 2 Challenge Series Events "Clean Bill" - Win 1 Race without Crashing
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport "K.S." Hard "Challenge Accepted" - Gold All Challenge Series Events "King of the Asphalt Jungle" - Gold All Races "Ultimate Collector" - Unlock All Cars "All or Nothing" - Reach 100% in Career

NFS War Studio

NFS War Studio is a mobile car customization and companion app to Need for Speed War available on iOS and Android for free. The app functions very similarly to NFS Heat Studio. Players can integrate their customizations into the main game by logging in to their EA account. Every non-DLC car that is available in the main game is selectable in the app.


The game features a soundtrack curated by LoganC22 and consisting of 43 songs that the player can listen to. This soundtrack is split into two sections, with one being heard only in the garage/hub and the other during races and free roam. As a whole, the soundtrack has similar themes to both Need for Speed: Undercover and Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005).

Trailer Songs

Song Artist Song Title Album (Originally Appears On)
SNAILS feat. Big Ali King Is Back (SNAILS & Sullivan King Metal Remix) The Shell
Kottonmouth Kings Our City Krown Power


Song Artist Song Title Album (Originally Appears On)
Enter Shikari Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here (Tyler Mae Remix) A Flash Flood of Colour
Tim Hecker Chimeras Harmony in Ultraviolet
Gesaffelstein Vortex Hyperion
The Glitch Mob & Superposition Drive It Like You Stole It (Superposition Ambient Version) Drink the Sea
Amon Tobin Mission Bricolage
Amon Tobin Vipers Follow You Fear in a Handful of Dust
Circlesquare Fight Sounds, Pt. 1 Fight Sounds
Celldweller Venus Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head, Vol. 02
Gary Numan I Am Dust (Roman Remains Remix) Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)
Gary Numan My Name Is Ruin Savage (Songs from a Broken World)
Sonoio Minutes (Alan Wilder Expansion Mix) Red
Chelsea Wolfe Carrion Flowers Abyss
Covenant Unforgiven United States of Mind
How to Destroy Angels The Space in Between Welcome Oblivion
How to Destroy Angels And the Sky Began to Scream Welcome Oblivion

Races/Free Roam

Song Artist Song Title Album (Originally Appears On)
Avenged Sevenfold Doing Time Hail to the King
Velvet Revolver She Builds Quick Machines Libertad
Justice Horsepower Audio, Video, Disco.
Blue Stahli Metamorphosis (RIOT 87 Remix) Blue Stahli
Kottonmouth Kings Our City Krown Power
Dirtyphonics Power Now (feat. Matt Rose) Write Your Future
Crossfaith Rockstar Steady (feat. JESSE) [The Bloody Beetroots Remix] Freedom
KMFDM Bait & Switch Blitz
KMFDM Never Say Never (Naughty Habit Mix by Ivan de Prume) Blitz
Ted Nugent Stranglehold Ted Nugent
From First to Last Cashing Out Throne to the Wolves
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Weapon of Choice Baby 81
Pendulum Driver Elemental
Tummler Here's to Your Destruction Early Man
Amp Live Hot Right Now (Bassnectar Remix) Hot Right Now
The Prodigy Boom Boom Tap No Tourists
Knife Party No Saint Lost Souls
The Crystal Method Play for Real (feat. The Heavy) [Dirtyphonics Remix] Play for Real
Dozer The Exit Call It Conspiracy
The Sword The Chronomancer II: Nemesis Warp Riders
Squarehead Stop, Drop & Roll (feat. XINA) [RIOT 87 Remix] Voltage Controlled Body Music
Nirvana Breed Nevermind
Intervals Still Winning The Space Between
Digital Summer The Thrill Counting the Hours
Feed Me Blanket Ban Feed Me
Foo Fighters Rope (Deadmau5 Mix) Wasting Light
Pop Evil Take It All Up
Camo & Krooked Dusk to Dawn Between the Lines


Want to suggest a DLC pack, Patrician member, Street Crew or Reward Card reward for War? Please don’t hesitate to let LoganC22 know! Leave your suggestions in the comment section or message him directly on his talk page! Any suggestions will be taken into consideration.


  • The trailers for War confirm its events take place after Need for Speed: ProStreet 2, LoganC22's preceding Need for Speed Idea.
    • This is further reinforced by Dale Tanner, the protagonist from that game, reappearing in his Camaro as a racer who can challenge the player in a Free Roam Challenge.
  • First Game Idea created by LoganC22 for 2022.
    • It is also the only Need for Speed Game Idea planned for the year.
    • It is also the winner of LoganC22's second poll on Game Ideas Wiki. This poll was similar to his first one in that he asked people to decide which Idea out of four planned for 2022 he should make. Out of 11 officially counted votes, Need for Speed War received 4 votes, or 36.4% of all votes.
  • If one switches the F & S in the game's "NFSW" abbreviation, they will end up with "NSFW", the abbreviation meaning "Not Safe for Work".
  • Unlike Ryan, Rowan Cooper does not have a helmet and interacts with the other characters.
  • The Beneficiary is modeled after two fictional people to varying extents: Gilbert Dauterive from the TV show King of the Hill (to a greater extent), and The G-Man from the Half Life video game franchise (to a lesser extent). According to LoganC22, he specifically has mannerisms and speech similar to the former and the enigmaticity and overarching influence similar to the latter.
  • The official insignia for the NFPD (See "Gallery" below) was created by LoganC22 using DesignEvo.
  • Other than in select Challenge Series events, it is not possible to drive as an NFPD police unit.
  • The street crew TerrorNine is a reference to TerrorFive, a group of street racers mislabeled as terrorists in Black Box's cancelled Need for Speed 10: TerrorFive.
    • It is indicated in-game that they are one and the same, as The Beneficiary refers to them being "stricken with mistaken identity at one point".
  • Aside from select characters/vehicle customizations, all street crews and ? other vehicle customizations were created by LoganC22 using the following:
    • Need for Speed: Carbon
    • Need for Speed: No Limits
    • Need for Speed: ProStreet
    • Need for Speed: Shift
    • Need for Speed: The Run
    • Need for Speed: Undercover
    • Need for Speed: Underground 2
    • NFS Heat Studio