Need for Speed Heat has 315 Collectible Locations (85 Billboards, 100 Flamingoes, 130 Street Art) and 120 Activities (45 Speed Traps, 40 Long Jumps, 35 Drift Zones). That’s a total of 435 Locations that you need for 100% completion and the platinum trophy / 1000 Gamerscore. This guide shows the locations of all collectibles and activities in NFS Heat with Maps.
None of them are missable. You can still do everything after the story.
Need for Speed Heat Collectibles
Collectibles in Need for Speed Heat consist of Billboards, Flamingoes, and Street Art. They aren’t all available at the start of the game, but become available shortly as you level up your REP level. You will be shown a prompt in game letting you know when each type of collectible is available to pick up.
If you pause the game and go to the “Progression” part of the menu then to “Collections” you can see your total collected for all types, as well as how many in each region. If you look at the map screen it will also show how many in the current region you have collected and how many total. There are a total of:
- 85 Billboards
- 100 Flamingoes
- 130 Street Art
Billboards are normally off jumps, and you need to collect them by running through them and destroying them. While working on these it would be recommended to use a car set up for off-road racing, because many of the jumps go off dirt, but don’t require such a far jump you’d need a car tuned to 400 rating.
Flamingos will always be on the ground, as you collect them by running into them. They are almost always around buildings or structures, aside from a handful that are just off the side of roads in unique areas.
Street Art will always be on walls, and is collected by pressing when near to it. They are typically on buildings, with a few extra on the underside of bridge structures or other unique places.
When you go near collectibles they will typically be marked on the map, so through normal play you will likely have most Billboards marked while doing races. Flamingos and Street Art are normally more out of the way though, and aren’t marked until you get much closer to them.
Collecting all of the collectibles in each region will give you a unique strobing underglow for car customization, then collecting all of each type of collectible will unlock another unique item and make an iconic car from the series available to purchase at the dealership.
The map below shows all Need for Speed Heat Collectible Locations. Click the image to zoom in (5945 x 6444 pixels, 2.62MB).
Activities in Need for Speed Heat consist of Speed Traps, Long Jumps, and Drift Zones. These are available mostly from the beginning of the game, but you won’t be able to 3 Star them until much later when you have late game cars or fully upgraded ones. Don’t worry about these until you’re REP Level 50 and got cars set up for high level activities.
If you pause the game and go to the “Progression” part of the menu then to “Collections” you can see your total completed for all types of activites, as well as how many in each region. If you look at the map screen it will also show how many in the current region you have completed (earning 3 Stars counts as a completion in this manner) and how many total. There are a total of:
- 45 Speed Traps
- 40 Long Jumps
- 35 Drift Zones
Speed Traps are on paved roads, and require you to pass through them at a certain speed to earn each star rank. While working on these I would recommend using either the Koensigsegg Regera as it is by default at 400+ rating, or tuning another high level car to that level so that it has a max speed of at least 400 kmh. Set it up with the larger single use nitrous tank, then set the Auxillary Passive slot to be Nitrous Power so that you can get more boost as fast as possible. Most Speed Traps are very easy with the Regera. There are only a handful of highway ones that might give you issues where you need a long leadup to reach the required speed.
Long Jumps are specially marked jumps that require you to travel a minimum distance to reach the start rank. Most of them are off roads and can be completed with the Regera, but there are a handful that go off dirt that you want to use a car set up for Off-road Racing to do. The majority don’t require that much power. Having a car leveled to 350~ with the single use Nitrous should get you through most of the jumps, and the Regera will blow past most of the ones done from roads. You can know that you’re going to hit the required amount immediately if the camera moves to an in front slo-mo view of the car instead of staying behind.
Drift Zones are specific areas of roads where you have to drift through them and reach a minimum score threshold to reach 3 stars. For these you need a car set up specifically to be as slidey as possible, because for a large number you need to basically drift back and forth on the road to generate enough points in the short space of time. Car choice is up to you, you just want as much power as possible with tuning set up to the Drift/Road side or the Drift/Off-Road side. There are some drift zones on dirt which you’ll need the setup more Off-Road for, as a Road/Drift car won’t be able to hold enough speed to generate points on those dirt ones. Set your car specs up also to be forced more on acceleration and low speed power, as you won’t be going that fast through Drift Zones but need to be able to hold low speed more instead of getting completely stopped while sliding around.
Getting 3 stars on all activities in a specific region gives you access to a unique customization item, and 3 Starring every activity gives you access to another as well as a unique car that you can buy from the dealership.
The map below shows all Need for Speed Heat Activity Locations. Click the image to zoom in (3722 x 3896 pixels, 1.20MB).
That’s all the collectibles / activities in NFS Heat.