The most popular racing video game franchise, Need for Speed, is back with a new entry, Payback, but with a few bugs and errors that can affect the gameplay and your overall experience. Especially when NfS Payback simply crashes, no derelict cars, shows a black screen or freezes and stops responding. In this troubleshooting guide, we share you some known NfS Payback problems and give you solutions to make your driving experience more enjoyable.
Derelict Cars Are No longer Available / Disappear
If NfS Payback crashes, then the collectibles can suddenly disappear. There is no proper fixe for this yet. However, we will update this guide as soon as there is a solution.
Steering Wheel Controllers are Not Working
Unfortunately, some of the steering wheels are not compatible with the NfS Payback, especially the devices from Thrustmaster. So far, there is no real statement from EA.
No Sound or Voices in a Conversation
If you're in a conversation but cannot hear the sound or the voice, then you need to change the language of the game. This problem seems to be particularly noticeable on the consoles. Search for language in Preferences and change to English (United States). This is best changed in the console settings and then starts the game again.
Mission Freezes or Stuck at Loading Screen
Some missions can only start if you have a car in each class. So if you sold less cars or even the last one from a certain class, then some missions won’t load. Restart the game and just buy a car so that you have one in all four classes.
Black Screen and Game Crashes
Here, you have to make sure that your graphic cards drivers are up-to-date. Also, check if you have the latest updates and patches from NfS Payback installed. If everything is correct, then you have to check whether your PC meets the minimum system requirements.
Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
Processor: Intel i3 6300 (3.8GHz) or AMD FX 8150 (3.6GHz) with 4 threads
Graphic card: Nvidia GTX 750 Ti, AMD Radeon HD 7850 or a comparable graphics card that is compatible with DX11 and has 2 GB of memory
RAM: 6 GB RAM
Hard Disk: 30 GB
192 kbps or faster connection
If your PC meets the above requirements, then you should check if Origin needs an update. With a black screen can also help that with Alt and Enter at the same time between the full screen and the window mode changes.