A player close to a bait crate will be prompted with an icon on their mini-map as to its location. Nearing a discovered bait crate will show a prompt that will allow the player to collect the crate's loot, but doing so will alert the FVPD to the player's presence and start a pursuit.bank, reputation, and the option to choose one of three Speed Cards.
If the player is busted during a bait crate pursuit, any loot collected from a bait crate will be seized by the FVPD.
Either successfully reaching an escape point or being busted will count as the player's only attempt at that specific bait crate for their current session. Players can attempt as many bait crates as they can find, but will have to log out and log back into Need for Speed: Payback to attempt further bait crate pursuits.
- Prior to the March Update, bait crate pursuits required the player to pass through a series of checkpoints towards their escape point within a given time limit.