Have you been playing Need for Speed Unbound recently, but do not understand why the police are so interested in getting you. There’s a reason for that, and it’s called Heat. Warmth plays a big role in the interactions you’ll have in Lakeshore City. Different actions have an effect on your Heat rating, but how does it all work? Here’s what you need to know about Heat in Need for Speed Unbound.
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What is Heat doing in Need for Speed Unbound?
Heat, simply put, is how much the police see you as a threat in Need for Speed Unbound. In Need for Speed Unbound, you have a Heat rating. This rating will be displayed at the top of the screen while navigating Lakeshore City, and it’s important to keep an eye on it. Here’s why that’s the case.
The higher the Heat score, the more aggressive the police will be in trying to arrest you. If you have a Heat score of zero, the police are not interested. You have a score of one, probably better to avoid the police. And if your Heat score is three or four, be prepared to step on the gas as soon as possible.
Now, how to increase the score of the Heat? The Heat rating increases when doing different activities. These activities can range from participating in Meetup races, owning a high-end car, or hitting a police car. If you’re on a police chase and in the middle of trying to escape, remember that the Heat score will also increase as the chase continues with time.
How to reduce Heat score? Well, one way is to successfully escape from the pursuit. We must note that in many cases, escaping does not drop the score to zero. However, making an escape will lower it though. The surest way to bring it down is to successfully make it to a safehouse at the end (night) of the day. If this happens, the Heat score will reset back to zero and you don’t have to worry about losing money.