Payday 2

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All new Diamond Store Heist added! new

Payday 2 Content updated on Steam - now includes;

  • Update #11 brings new, free content to everyone that owns PAYDAY 2!

  • All new Diamond Store Heist added!

  • Revamped in-game systems based on community feedback.

  • Four new masks, patterns and materials!

  • Changes to the Nightclub and the Big Oil Heists.

  • New reload animations for the Deagle, new VO and better weapon sounds.

PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.

The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts, and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to big league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in DC, why not participate in the local community, and run a few political errands?

Up to four friends co-operate on the hits, and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear.

Key Features:

  • Rob Banks with Friends:

    Players must choose their crew carefully, because when the job goes down they will need the right mix of skills on their side.


    The dynamic contract database lets gamers pick and choose from available jobs by connecting with local contacts such as Vlad the Ukrainian, shady politician "The Elephant", and South American drug trafficker Hector, all with their own agenda and best interests in mind.

  • PAYDAY gun play and mechanics on a new level:

    firing weapons and zip tying civilians never felt so good.

  • Dynamic Scenarios:

    No heist ever plays out the same way twice. Every single scenario has random geometry or even rare events.

  • Choose Your Skills:

    As players progress they can invest in any of four special Skill Trees: the Mastermind, the Enforcer, the Ghost and the Technician. Each features a deep customization tree of associated skills and equipment to master, and they can be mixed and matched to create the ultimate heister.

  • More Masks than Ever:

    PAYDAY 2 features a completely new mask system, giving players the ability to craft their own unique mask together with a pattern and a color combination.

  • Weapons and Modifications:

    A brand new arsenal for the serious heister, covering everything from sniper and assault rifles to compact PDWs and SMGs. Once you've settled for a favorite, you can modify it with optics, suppressors, fore grips, reticles, barrels, frames, stocks, all of which will affect the performance of your weapon. There are also purely aesthetic enhancements - why not go for the drug lord look with polished walnut grips for your nine?

  • Play It Your Way:

    Each job allows for multiple approaches, such as slow and stealthy ambushes, to running in guns blazing. Hit the target any way you want, and watch as the heist unfolds accordingly.

Customer reviews


The game is enjoyable. With or without friends

tonydareizer | Nov. 27, 2015 | See all tonydareizer's reviews »

This is a fine game. Of course it's not "Saints Row 4" fine, but it's better than a lot of games. The gameplay is what you'd expect from a Payday game, meaning collecting ammo, struggling to survive if you made a wrong move, that sort of gameplay. The graphics are good, also. The whole idea of the game is an excentric one, and, despite seeing it in other games, this one does it right. Overall, i recommend it, but it will eventually get boring.


Great alone or online!

SirFoxLot | Nov. 19, 2015 | See all SirFoxLot's reviews »

I love this game, everything about it is just smooth and enjoyable. Guns feel good, the mechanics work, I've never had the game crash. I love the constant updates! Overkill truly cares about their buyers. It is a lot of fun with online users and even the computers. The only downside I think, (which is just personal) I don't enjoy the length of missions, I like to be quick with my games. Overall a really great and enjoyable game that is constantly evolving!


Its not even worth discussing singleplayer

09baydas | Nov. 7, 2015 | See all 09baydas's reviews »

Payday 2 is all about strategy. Many if not most missions can be completed in stealth, resulting in a higher pay-out. It is a team based game, so its best played with friends – if you want to complete missions stealthily, or play missions which require objectives to be done in a certain order, don’t even bother with the online community. Missions are fun to complete multiple times as often the game places guards/cameras etc. in different locations. There is a lot of DLC for this game but I haven’t bought any of it and I’m not bored yet (at the time of writing I have around 25 hours of gameplay).


Friends are required, and DLC is a nightmare

Padfoote | Oct. 17, 2015 | See all Padfoote's reviews »

I've put nearly 200 hours into this game and really enjoyed it for the first 100 or so, and only kept playing because friends wanted me to play with them. I enjoyed the game play at first, but it quickly turned into a repetitive grindfest. The DLC model is rather absurd as well, with a new $5 USD DLC coming out every other week or so. At first I got a DLC shortly after it came out due to the new heists and weapons, but now most of the DLCs are useless weapon and character packs containing about four subpar weapons, masks, and a handful of achievements. Basically, if you get this game for $20, you'll spend more than triple that on subpar DLC packs that are pretty much required to play the game anymore. Recently Overkill added microtransactions to the game in the form of weapon skins (which they promised several times they'd never do). If these were only cosmetic, it wouldn't be a huge deal. The problem is that they've added stat boosts to the skins, and in order to balance it, they nerfed the weapons into the ground. So your choices are either buy the skins, or deal with terrible weapons. If everything I've said thus far hasn't deterred you, let me warn you about the community and the AI. If you want to play online with the community, you had best be prepared to be kicked for not having a certain perk build, or certain weapons, or for not being a certain level. Want to play alone? Enjoy a terrible ally AI that can barely cover you and can't help with any objectives. In order to enjoy more than a small handful of heists, you'll need some friends who also own the game. TL:DR: Was fun at first, got grindy fast. DLC model is a little ridiculous, devs went back on their word and introduced a terrible microtransaction system. Friends needed to enjoy more than 5% of the game. Hope this helps.


Great game, horrible marketing stratagy

ManishP | Oct. 16, 2015 | See all ManishP's reviews »

What began as 4 friends robbing banks, has ended with greedy developers robbing its loyal fans. I began playing Payday 2 just as the game had started to flourish, during the first Crimefest in October 2014. The game had plenty of maps and weapons to keep me entertained for the next 6 months whilst I racked up well over 1000 hours, mastering the games hardest mode (Deathwish) and enjoying the excellent DLC available, such as the Big Bank heist. Overkill’s success soon led to their downfall, as they took their existing players for granted and began releasing a chain of half-arsed DLCs and “Free” updates which changed the very core of the game that led loyal fans to invest so many hours into. Heists became less about assaulters with heavy arms robbing banks, but a group of cowboys and ninjas throwing ancient and outdated weapons around, or team-killing with an RPG in a small shop. Rather than producing promised game content, Overkill began the money-grabbing ‘Hype Train’ event to provide ‘free’ future DLC in exchange for players buying current PD2 DLC. In addition the the original Payday crew, unrelated ‘advertisement’ characters, such as John Wick and Jacket, endorsed by other franchises, joined the list of playable characters to pollute games with walking billboards. The aforementioned ‘Deathwish’ difficulty is what drew in players to pour hundreds, if not thousands of hours into the game. It was a challenge; no matter how experienced you were, how well you knew the map and the objectives, it could all go wrong in a matter of seconds from a surprise attack by one of the Special Enemies downing half your team. However, already invested players don’t bring in many sales, so the the games Skill/Perk system was given a substantial buff to allow newer players to easily get interested, buy all the DLC and then usually leave after 30 odd hours. The challenge of Payday 2 was diminished and myself, and many other players began to move on to other games. The final nail in the PD2 coffin is the “CS:GO Skins Micro-transactions” update as I call it. Weapon stats were completely reworked and stat boosting weapon skins were added to the game inside rare card drop safes. To open the safe? You have to buy a drill, not with the millions of dollars you earned robbing banks, but real world cash. 1 drill costs £1.60 and provides a weapon skin. Or, you can spend £20-60 to buy a skin on the Steam Market with OP stat boosts to make your gun into an unbalanced death-on-click machine.