PvP events net you a great deal more experience and cash than the main missions, and thus provide one way to escape the tortuous campaign altogether if you choose. Free-for-all races pit you against up to seven others in decent challenges, assuming the matchmaking doesn’t toss in a player with a vastly superior car. If you’d prefer to work with a team, the game’s map is split into five territories, each of which sports its own faction to join. Competing in faction multiplayer events, either solo or with a crew, increases your driver reputation level as well as contributing to your chosen faction’s overall standing. Each month, members of the most successful faction get to compete in bonus missions.