Need for Speed Unbound: Release Date and Preload Times

Here's the Need for Speed Unbound release date and preload times for the Standard and Palace Edition.
Need for Speed Unbound: Release Date and Preload Times

Need for Speed Unbound, revealed by EA on October 6, 2022, is the 25th game in the Need for Speed series. It’s Criterion’s first NFS game since NFS Rivals in 2013. The new installment takes place in the fictional Lakeshore City, inspired by Chicago. Here’s everything you need to know about the Need for Speed Unbound release date and preload start times.

When can I preload Need for Speed Unbound?

Here’s when you can preload Need for Speed Unbound:

  • PC: November 24, 2022, at 8 a.m. PT
  • Steam: November 28, 2022, at 8 a.m. PT
  • Xbox Series X/S: November 24, 2022, at 8 a.m. PT
  • PlayStation (Standard Edition): November 29, 2022, at 11 p.m. PT
  • PlayStation (Palace Edition): November 26, 2022, at 11 p.m. PT

When does Need for Speed Unbound release?

The Need for Speed Unbound release times are as follows:

  • Need for Speed Unbound Palace Edition: November 28, 2022, at 11 p.m. PT
  • Need for Speed Unbound Standard Edition: December 1, 2022, at 11 p.m. PT
  • EA Play/EA Play Pro: November 28, 2022, at 11 p.m. PT

EA Play subscribers get access to a 10-hour trial of Need for Speed Unbound Standard Edition and can retain progress after purchasing the game. 

EA Play Pro subscribers get full access to the Need for Speed Unbound Palace Edition with their EA Play Pro subscription.

Need for Speed Unbound PC Specifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 5 2600 or equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5-8600 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): RX 570 or equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): GTX 1050 Ti or equivalent
  • DirectX: 12 Compatible video card
  • Online Connection Requirements: 1 Mbps or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB+

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 5 3600 or equivalent
  • Processor (Intel): Core i7-8700 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics card (AMD): Radeon RX5700 or Equivalent
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): GeForce RTX 2070 or Equivalent
  • DirectX: 12 Compatible video card
  • Online Connection Requirements: 1 Mbps or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB+

You can pre-order Need for Speed Unbound on the official EA website. Visit our Need for Speed Unbound section for guides, walkthroughs, news, and more.

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