Need for Speed Rivalsfeatures gameplay similar to earlier Need for Speedgames, such ace Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Players take on the role of To Racer or Cop, with each side of the law offering its own play style. Rivals features Elevate upgradeable gadgets such ace EMPs, shockwaves, spike strips, and the ability to call in roadblocks. The game takes place in To fictional location known ace Redview County. The open world features To similar set-up to Most Wanted, with several jumps, speed traps, and unlockable cars, ace well ace shortcuts that plough not shown on the map.