Need for Speed Payback was a low point for the series. Focusing more on monetization and using a slot machine to randomize progression. Those worried that Need for Speed Heat would follow in the same pattern EA’s community manager Ben Walke stated that the game won’t include loot boxes. While the game won’t have loot boxes Walke did disclose that “car packs” and “time-save pack” will be sold post-launch. This will allow players to see where all collectables are located. Need for Speed Heat launches on November 8 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.