Need For Speed Heat (NFS Heat) update version 1.03 released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to the official NFS Heat update 1.03 changelog, the new update brings various gameplay changes and bug fixes. Apart from this, Need For Speed Heat patch 1.03 also includes stability improvements.
Previously, an update was released with the new features like Broadcast Mode (Beta) and a new camera angle: “Dashboard” and much more. Unfortunately, many players are still experiencing a number of issues while playing the game. Today’s NFS Heat patch 1.03 is expected to fix a few of these issues.
Environment – Night race intros
You’ve reported long loading screens before the start of races, and we have made an effort to reduce these. While we hope you’ll notice this improvement, you might also notice something else.
When you play after the update, the visual effects will be less spectacular during the intro and start of a night race. More specifically, there’ll be no fancy lights, smoke, fire or spectator’s cars. While this isn’t ideal, we wanted to improve the stability and reduce loading times in the short run, and we are aiming at bringing back these effects in a future update.
No Bank or Rep rewards awarded for playing the first races in the game.
Some players would not earn any Bank or Rep rewards when they first played the game. Prior to the update, this could be resolved by restarting the game – which should no longer be necessary now, as it shouldn’t be happening anymore in the first place.
Inventory sync error
There were rare cases where upon choosing “Play Solo” or “Play Online”, players would be prompted with a message that their local and online inventories do not match, and asking if they wanted to sync them. In a few cases, when choosing yes, Bank and cars would disappear, while story progression and Rep level remained.
We’re sorry this happened – it should now no longer occur, and players should find the Pre-Order and Deluxe cars again in the dealership to purchase for 0 Bank.
Crashes & Freezes
You reported that using community wraps or wraps with a high amount of layers could cause some issues. We’ve taken a closer look, and this should no longer cause the game to crash.
Additionally, we fixed some other instances where the game could freeze or crash, which should increase the overall stability of the game client.
NFS Heat update 1.03 is now available for download.