Driver Skills are a series of upgradable attributes for a player in Need for Speed: World. Players earn a Skill Point upon reaching a new level. A Skill Point can be assigned to a single skill attribute to unlock its benefits. There are three Driver Skill classes: Race, Pursuit and Explore with each giving unique benefits.
Players can continue to add their Driver Skills as they level up with more Driver Skills becoming unlocked as they progress to higher levels and increase Ranks of certain Driver Skill classes. Some Driver Skills are locked until the player reaches a certain rank in another skill or has placed a certain number of Skill Points into a particular class.
Driver Skills were made redundant after the application of the May 30th patch as a new Skill Mods mechanic was crafted to replace it. As a result the Perfect Launch skill was made available as a main gameplay mechanic for all driver levels.