Heat Gameplay Improvements by FenrirTheGray

Category: Miscellaneous | Game: Need for Speed: Heat


Heat Gameplay Improvements




 

Description:

A mod that intends to make the game more fun to play.
You can now battle it out with cops without fearing that two-three cop hits will take you out. Not only can you now hit them back, you will also be properly rewarded for that!
But be careful, cops don't like getting hit either. Heat will build up faster if you take them down!

Progression has been changed as well to a more linear system.
Instead of a rapid career start with a hard grind waiting for you at the end, you now get to enjoy a proper amount of every part of the game.

Credits have been increased throughout the levels as well.
You can now actually build up more than one car throughout the career!
And at the later part of the game, you will have enough cash to play around and try any car build you want.

Changes:
- Reduced damage from going out of bounds during a cop chase (example: falling into water)
- Increased amount of Gas Station repairs during night (3 > 5)
- Completely redone XP and Credits systems (Linear progression)
- Taking out Cops now actually gives a proper amount of Rep
- Increased player HP
- Increased REP Cap per night
- Adjusted Kill Switch time
- Adjusted Busting time
- Further increase to HP
- Strength of Active Items and Passive Items increased
- Slightly adjusted Cop HP

Compatibility:
- Fully compatible with UNITE mod, just make sure that this mod comes after UNITE in the load order

Installation:
- Install Frosty Mod Manager (you can find instructions for how to do this on Unite's Discord Server)
- Make sure that Origin, Frosty Mod Manager and NFS Heat executables have Admin privilages (do this if you are having issues)
- Extract the zip file anywhere, so that you can see the .fbmod file
- Press the Add Mod(s) button, locate the previously mentioned .fbmod file, select it and press the Open button
- Press the Apply Mod(s) button
- Press the Launch button to start the game

Change Log:

V1.2:
- Reworked XP system for early levels (Thanks to KuruHS for the feedback)
- Increased REP Cap per night
- Increased REP gain per race
- Adjusted Kill Switch time
- Adjusted Busting time
- Further increase to Player HP
- Strength of Active Items and Passive Items increased
- Slightly adjusted Cop HP

V1.1:
- Increased starting cash rewards (thanks for the feedback)
- Adjusted Heat level generation and rewards to fix some Night mode bugs

V1.0:
- Initial Release

***NOTE***
It is recommended to start a new save when applying this mod.
While it can work with existing saves, something might break.

Disclaimers:
- Tested with Origin version of the Need for Speed Heat

Known Issues:
- HP changes do not work in Online Multiplayer mode (Unfixable, as it is server side checked), UI will report that the car is at low of HP as soon as you leave the garage (even tho you are really at Default Max HP)





Comments


FenrirTheGray (September 06, 2022 @ 16:11)
@airriderz15 Thank you for the endorsment! 😊

airriderz15 (September 06, 2022 @ 03:04)
Thanks for your work man, this is the best most balanced cop mod for heat!

FenrirTheGray (August 03, 2022 @ 16:21)
@Zephyr4040404 Thanks for the feedback! 😊

Zephyr4040404 (August 03, 2022 @ 12:27)
I've beaten everything and it really feels very good in high heats, it's much more fun and not CBT anymore with unite.

FenrirTheGray (July 30, 2022 @ 13:43)
@Zephyr4040404 Heat level can indeed get very high easily, but I went through the campaign multiple times during the testing phase to test it out 🙂
You can escape even with stock car, you just have to get tactical and learn the weakness that Heat cops have 😄
They very much don't like water or jumps ... Use that to your advantage since you have way more health now 😉
Wanted to make sure there is a mechanic to get rid of them easily (like Pursuit Breakers in Most Wanted) this seemed like the best solution🙂