Criterion is to release a patch for the PC version of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit "early next week".
The update will address a number of issues, including game crashes related to multi-core CPUs, and missing weather effects.
"We've now located and fixed the problem that players were reporting where the game would crash on Car Select, Map Screen, Loading screen or just at the start of an event," said the developer.
"Interestingly we're actually intrigued that the game works at all after our investigations with the problem actually manifesting itself in code that we shipped as part of Burnout Paradise."
If you haven't already, cast your eyes over CVG's 9/10 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit review.