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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.

Race Skills

Nitro Extended Nitrous
Increases the duration of a Nitrous Powerup.
Rank 1 +10% Duration Requires Driver Level 4
Rank 2 +15% Duration Requires Driver Level 12
Rank 3 +20% Duration Requires Driver Level 20
Rank 4 +25% Duration Requires Driver Level 28
Rank 5 +30% Duration Requires Driver Level 36
PerfectStart Perfect Start
Boosts a car's performance at the beginning of a Race if you keep the revs in the sweet spot when the light turns green.
Rank 1 2.5 second Boost Requires Driver Level 3
Rank 2 3.0 second Boost Requires Driver Level 10 & 2 points on Race Skills
Rank 3 3.5 second Boost Requires Driver Level 17 & 4 points on Race Skills
Rank 4 4.0 second Boost Requires Driver Level 24 & 6 points on Race Skills
Rank 5 4.5 second Boost Requires Driver Level 31 & 8 points on Race Skills
CatchUp Catch Up
Increases the performance of your car if you're third place or lower in a race.
Rank 1 +10% Performance Requires Driver Level 3
Rank 2 +15% Performance Requires Driver Level 13
Rank 3 +20% Performance Requires Driver Level 23
Dragster Dragster
Increases the acceleration performance of your car.
Rank 1 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 17 & 2 points on Race Skills
Rank 2 +15% Increase Requires Driver Level 27 & 4 points on Race Skills
Rank 3 +20% Increase Requires Driver Level 37 & 8 points on Race Skills
NeedForSpeed Need for Speed
Increases your car's top speed.
Rank 1 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 20 & 2 points on Race Skills
Rank 2 +15% Increase Requires Driver Level 30 & 4 points on Race Skills
Rank 3 +20% Increase Requires Driver Level 40 & 8 points on Race Skills
NervesOfSteel Nerves of Steel
Improves your car's handling.
Rank 1 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 15 & 2 points on Race Skills
Rank 2 +15% Increase Requires Driver Level 25 & 4 points on Race Skills
Rank 3 +20% Increase Requires Driver Level 35 & 8 points on Race Skills
RapidFire Rapid Fire
Reduces the cooldown period for the Nitrous Powerups.
Rank 1 25 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 2
Rank 2 20 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 12 & 2 points on Race Skills
Rank 3 15 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 22 & 4 points on Race Skills
StrongFinnisher Strong Finisher
When One More Lap is activated, your car's performance is increased.
Rank 1 +5% Increase Requires Driver Level 6 & 2 points on Race Skills
Rank 2 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 16 & 4 points on Race Skills
SuperShot Super Shot
Increases the power of the Nitrous Powerup.
Rank 1 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 8
Rank 2 +15% Increase Requires Driver Level 21 & 4 points on Race Skills
Rank 3 +20% Increase Requires Driver Level 34 & 8 points on Race Skills
TrafficCop Traffic Cop
Reduces the cooldown time on Traffic Magnets.
Rank 1 25 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 8
Rank 2 20 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 14
Rank 3 15 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 23 & 4 points on Race Skills
Jumpstart Jumpstart
Powerups can be played more quickly at the start of a race.
Rank 1 5 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 5
Rank 2 No Cooldown Requires Driver Level 15
RollingFortress Rolling Fortress
Increases the duration of a Shield Powerup by a few seconds.
Rank 1 +5 second Duration Requires Driver Level 4
Rank 2 +10 second Duration Requires Driver Level 14 & 2 points on Race Skills
Rank 3 +20 second Duration Requires Driver Level 24 & 4 points on Race Skills

Explore Skills

Radar Radar
Displays cops on the minimap within a certain range.
Rank 1 100 yards Requires Driver Level 3
Rank 2 200 yards Requires Driver Level 11
Rank 3 300 yards Requires Driver Level 19
MostWanted Most Wanted
Gives your driver more rep from escaping cop Pursuits.
Rank 1 +2% Increase Requires Driver Level 9
Rank 2 +4% Increase Requires Driver Level 19 & 2 points on Explore Skills
Rank 3 +6% Increase Requires Driver Level 29 & 4 points on Explore Skills
Socialite Socialite
Increases the amount of Cash you win from Multiplayer Races.
Rank 1 +5% Increase Requires Driver Level 5 & 3 points on Explore Skills
Rank 2 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 15 & 5 points on Explore Skills
Tycoon Tycoon
Increases the amount of Cash you win from all Races.
Rank 1 +2% Increase Requires Driver Level 2
Rank 2 +4% Increase Requires Driver Level 11
Rank 3 +6% Increase Requires Driver Level 20
Rank 4 +8% Increase Requires Driver Level 29
Rank 5 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 38
LightningReflex Lightning Reflex
Reduces the cooldown period of the Ready! Powerup.
Rank 1 80 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 5
Rank 2 70 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 10
Rank 3 60 second Cooldown Requires Driver Level 15 & 4 points on Explorer Skills

Pursuit Skills

Ram Ram
Increases the weight of a car for collisions with cops and traffic.
Rank 1 +12% Increase Requires Driver Level 3
Rank 2 +24% Increase Requires Driver Level 12 & 2 points on Pursuit Skills
Rank 3 +36% Increase Requires Driver Level 21 & 4 points on Pursuit Skills
Rank 4 +48% Increase Requires Driver Level 30 & 6 points on Pursuit Skills
Rank 5 +75% Increase Requires Driver Level 39 & 8 points on Pursuit Skills
Cooldown Cooldown
Decreases the time needed to escape a Pursuit.
Rank 1 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 4
Rank 2 +20% Increase Requires Driver Level 12
Rank 3 +30% Increase Requires Driver Level 20
Terminator Terminator
Receive larger rewards for taking out cops during a Pursuit.
Rank 1 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 10 & 2 points on Pursuit Skills
Rank 2 +25% Increase Requires Driver Level 18
Rank 3 +30% Increase Requires Driver Level 26
DemolitionMan Demolition Man
Increases the damage done to police when you crash into them.
Rank 1 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 5 & 2 points on Pursuit Skills
Rank 2 +15% Increase Requires Driver Level 11 & 4 points on Pursuit Skills
Rank 3 +25% Increase Requires Driver Level 17
Evasion Evasion
Increases the power of the Emergency Evade and Team Emergency Evade Powerups.
Rank 1 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 4
Rank 2 +25% Increase Requires Driver Level 14 & 2 points on Pursuit Skills
Rank 3 +50% Increase Requires Driver Level 27 & 4 points on Pursuit Skills
Untouchable Untouchable
The 'Evade' meter fills up more quickly during Pursuits.
Rank 1 +10% Increase Requires Driver Level 2
Rank 2 +20% Increase Requires Driver Level 10
Rank 3 +30% Increase Requires Driver Level 18
Rank 4 +40% Increase Requires Driver Level 26
Rank 5 +50% Increase Requires Driver Level 34
Rampage Rampage
Increases the duration of the Juggernaut Powerup by a few seconds.
Rank 1 +4 second Duration Requires Driver Level 2
Rank 2 +6 second Duration Requires Driver Level 17
Rank 3 +8 second Duration Requires Driver Level 27 & 3 points on Pursuit Skills

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