'Need for Speed Heat' Release Time: When Can I Download on PS4, Xbox & PC?

Need for Speed Heat is about to release, so we're here to offer all the pre-launch information you're looking for. Want to know when the game is expected to release, how to preload it and which editions are available to pre-order? You've come to the right place. Follow this quick rundown to start racing as soon as possible.

What time does Need for Speed Heat release?

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'Need for Speed Heat' is set to release at 12 a.m. EST November 8. Learn about the editions you can preload across PS4, Xbox One and PC. Ghost Games/EA

Need for Speed Heat is expected to go live on PS4, Xbox One and PC at 12 a.m. EST November 8 for its global launch. The release time is the same for all three platforms on which the game is available.

It should be noted that Origin Access Premiere subscribers on PC have been able to play Need for Speed Heat since Tuesday. If you can't possibly wait just a few more hours, there are free trial options available for you to get your adrenaline fix early.

What about Need for Speed Heat preloads?

Preloads for Need for Speed Heat have begun across all platforms, which means those who pre-order the game before its release time have a chance to download everything and start playing right at launch. Just make sure you have about 35GB of free space on your hard drive, and you should be good to go.

If your preload hasn't automatically triggered, here's a recap of how to start one up manually.

  1. Go to the Need for Speed Heat store page on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store or Origin, and you should be given the open to download the game.
  2. On PS4, scroll over to your games Library and select Need for Speed Heat. The option to download the game should appear.
  3. On Xbox One, Need for Speed Heat should be visible in the "ready to install" section of "Games & apps."
  4. On Origin, Need for Speed Heat should appear in your games library. Click the name of the game and press the large button that says "Install." Pre-order customers should also receive an email directing them through the preload process.

What editions can I pre-order?

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'Need for Speed Heat' has two editions with various opportunities for 10 percent discounts. Ghost Games/EA

Like many triple-A games of its day, Need for Speed Heat offers a few different editions with various benefits. Here's a quick recap of your bundle options and their associated bonuses.

Standard Edition [$59]

  • K.S Edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Starter Car (pre-order only)

Deluxe Edition [$69]

  • K.S Edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Starter Car
    • Available from start in player garage
  • K.S Edition BMW i8 Coupe
    • Available at REP level 10 from player garage
  • K.S Edition Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe
    • Available at REP level 14 from player garage
  • K.S Edition Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
    • Available at REP level 18 from player garage
  • 4x Character Outfits
    • Available in character customization
    • All items are swappable and fit both male and female avatars
  • REP Boost (REP rewards increased by 5 percent)
  • BANK Boost (BANK rewards increased by 5 percent)

Origin/EA Access subscribers also receive 10 percent discounts off the above-listed prices. Those who pre-order Need for Speed Heat and also own 2017's Need for Speed Payback on the same platform also get a 10 percent discount.

For owning other recent Need for Speed titles, there are additional in-game bonuses as well.

  • Need for Speed Payback – Payback License Plate
  • Need for Speed (2015) – Genesis License Plate
  • Need for Speed Rivals – Rivals License Plate

Those are all the key details you needed to know gearing up for the launch of Need for Speed Heat.

Need for Speed Heat is available November 8 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Will you be playing Need for Speed Heat before it releases? Can this game fix this languishing franchise? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section!

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