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Need For Speed Heat Has Been Updated With Steering Wheel Support

I feel the need...the need for precision control.


Need for Speed Heat's latest patch has added steering wheel support for the game across all systems, so you can now have a greater deal of control than a controller will allow for. The update, which landed on January 28, also added a few new functions to the game and introduced various fixes and updates.

Heat will now let you use a steering wheel, and while EA has listed examples of wheels they have personally tested, they note that others may work as well. If you own any of the following, you're guaranteed to be able to play Need for Speed Heat with it:

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PC players are advised to install the Logitech G Hub, regardless of the wheel brand they're using. It's also noted that you'll still need to use a controller to navigate some menus on all systems.

The game is also adding a chat window, letting you send quick pre-written messages to other players during an online session without needing to use voice chat. They'll be assigned to the D-Pad buttons. You can also now pay real-world money for the "Keys" to the map, which will show every location and undiscovered street on your map, and cut down on the time you need to spend exploring.

The various quality-of-life improvements, and a long list of bug fixes, are available to read in the update notes.

Need for Speed Heat scored a 7/10 in our review, and reviewer Richard Wakeling said that the game "puts the Need for Speed series back on the right track" after a few dodgy installments.

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