Need for Speed Payback

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Need for Speed Payback
Need for Speed Payback cover
Ghost Games
Electronic Arts
Frostbite 3
Release dates
Windows November 10, 2017
Need for Speed Payback at Wikipedia
Need for Speed
The Need for Speed 1994
Need for Speed II 1997
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit 1998
Need for Speed: High Stakes 1999
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed 2000
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 2002
Need for Speed: Underground 2003
Need for Speed: Underground 2 2004
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2005
Need for Speed: Carbon 2006
Need for Speed: ProStreet 2007
Need for Speed: Undercover 2008
Need for Speed: Shift 2009
Need for Speed: World 2010
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2010
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed 2011
Need for Speed: The Run 2011
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) 2012
Need for Speed Rivals 2013
Need for Speed (2016) 2016
Need for Speed Payback 2017
Need for Speed Edge TBA

General information

Official website


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
All versions require Origin and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Need For Speed(TM) Payback\settings\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor resolutions are available in game but the fov is Vert-
For the minimizing issue with 5120x2160 see the following issue. FOV is Vert- for ultrawidescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
FOV is Vert- for ultrawidescreen or multi-monitor resolutions there is no FOV slider in the game.
Occasional bug where the game will change to windowed mode but not actually display on the screen, although sound can be heard from the game. If this happens, simply close the game and re-launch it. It will launch into windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Can be worked around using the "Windowed Borderless Gaming" Application.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
On by default under "Post Processing" graphical setting in game. Anisotropic setting is enhanced or reduced based on the setting selected for Post Processing.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
However, only with pre-defined input options.
Controller sensitivity
Game allows steering response adjustment for all vehicle classes
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
5.1 and 7.1 supported
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
no setting to change this


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

5120x2160 resolution causes the game to stay minimized[edit]

Edit config[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open PROFILEOPTIONS_profile in text editor
  3. Find GstRender.ResolutionWidth and GstRender.ResolutionHeight
  4. Edit them back to their default values
GstRender.ResolutionWidth 2560
GstRender.ResolutionHeight 1080

5. Save the file

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

NFS Payback Cinematic Tools[edit]

Camera manipulation tool for taking screenshots.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 6300 3.8 GHz
AMD FX 8150 3.6 GHz
Intel Core i5 4690K 3.5 GHz
AMD FX 8350 4.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060


  1. "Scan exe Need for Speed: Payback". Scan of NFS Payback exe file.