Each Skill Mod has a four tier rank of either one star, two star, three star or four star rating with higher ranks giving improved results. Some Skill Mod ratings may have a slightly higher or lower value within each star rating. Each mod initially had only three tier ranks but a fourth was introduced with the application of the December 13th, 2012 patch.
Skill Mods were unveiled in a post on the Need for Speed: World website on May 29th, 2012. Thirty Skill Mods were introduced as a means of replacing Driving Skills as players that reached the level 50 cap became unable to alter their driver's skill attributes.
Players that had already applied points to their Driver Skills were given corresponding Skill Mods relating to their currently implemented Driver Skills. The amount of given Skill Mods was capped at a maximum of 125.performance parts. The amount of given performance parts was capped at a maximum of 50 but were spread amongst each car tier.
Players are able to equip up to five Skill Mods at once to a car. Each skill can be stacked with the exact same skill for a combined effect on the car although each has a maximum allowance. The effects of the combined skills on a car is displayed within the Skill Workshop section of the player's safehouse under the header - "Skill Effects".
A Skill Mod cannot be removed and placed on another car after it has been applied but can instead be sold for in-game cash.
Skill Mods can be won from the Lucky Draw upon completing events such as Circuit, Sprint, Pursuit, Team Escape and Treasure Hunt although the Treasure Hunter skill, Aero Drag skill and the Heavy Mass skill are exceptions to this. Skill Mods can also be purchased from Card Packs which cost SpeedBoost. 1 Star rating Skill Mods can be purchased for in-game cash through the store within the Skill Workshop.
Optimised to improve performance in Drag races
|Equipped and locked to Drag Edition cars|
Increases the performance boost from Slingshot by
Increases cash earned from Pursuits by
Increases acceleration when in third place or lower by
Decreases the time required to escape a pursuit by
Increases the force of Juggernaut by
Increases the power of Emergency Evade by
Increases cash earned from Treasure Hunt by
Increases the duration of Nitrous by
Increases the duration of the Perfect Start boost by
Increases vehicle mass for greater collision impact
|Equipped and locked to Juggernaut cars|
Reduces powerups cooldown at the start of events by
Increases the cooldown rate of Ready by
Increases duration of Traffic Magnet on opponents by
Increases the duration of Slingshot by
Increases the range of Emergency Evade by
Increases the cooldown rate of Slingshot by
Detects all cops on the map within
Increases car weight in collisions by
Increases the duration of Juggernaut by
Increases the cooldown rate of Nitrous by
Increases the cooldown rate of Run Flats by
Increases the RPM range to get a Perfect Start by
Increases the cooldown rate of Emergency Evade by
Increases the duration of Shield by
Increases the cooldown speed of Shield by
Increases cash earned from Races by
Increases the acceleration boost from Nitrous by
Increases the cooldown rate of Traffic Magnet by
Improves initial launch speed by
Displays all Treasure Hunt gem locations
|Equipped and locked to Treasure Hunter cars|
Increases the cooldown rate of Juggernaut by
|Well Oiled Machine|
Increases Good and Perfect Shift ranges by