It’s been a rough time for Payday 2. Adding microtransactions to a game that promised to never have them, combined with the developer’s inability to respond to any criticism, seemed like it might prove fatal. As an olive branch, the developers have issued a formal apology—a step in the right direction.
Payday 2 developer Overkill Software has been eerily silent about the game’s controversial microtransactions, a move that’s had the community upset for more than a week. Over the weekend, Overkill finally spoke out. They apologized for bungling communication, but the microtransactions are here to stay.
For years, Payday 2’s developers insisted the game wouldn’t have microtransactions. That changed last week, and the community flipped out. The outrage got them to slightly change the way it works. But most importantly, the way they handled criticism—ignoring it–only stoked the flames.
Starbreeze Studios kicked off Payday 2’s 10-day Crimefest community event earlier this week by introducing random weapon-filled safes which require drills purchased with real money to open. Update: Starbreeze has added drills to the game’s loot table so players can receive them for free.
If you bought Payday 2: Crimewave Edition on Xbox One, it’s been a frustrating couple of weeks. The game was released on June 16, yet many players continue to report it’s impossible to play the game with strangers. A patch has been promised for a long time.
On today’s Highlight Reel we have heists attacks, SUV kills, mid-air rocket collisions, stolen bikes and much more!
PayDay 2 is getting a special Hotline Miami-themed DLC later this month, Overkill Software announced this morning. I wonder what it's gonna be like getting up close and personal with all that ultra-violence!
The super-popular criminal heist game is making its way to Microsoft and Sony's newest video game consoles.
Booker with his skyhook from Bioshock Infinite, redrawn by Jenny thorne on DeviantART. Looks really cool, just like a cell from a 90s cartoon.
Payday 2 is the latest freebie for PlayStation Plus subscribers. It hits the Instant Game Collection on PSN tomorrow.
Time for a heist Scooby, they won't suspect a thing! Made by Steam user Tatsuto, this Scooby-Doo-themed reskin of the escape van must be the funniest mod for Payday 2 out there. The next thing he should add is Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred masks to replace the clown ones.
Pulling off the perfect heist in Payday 2 with all its heinous gameplay mechanics is not an easy task—especially with with so much unexpected stuff happening. YouTuber Gonzossm, mostly known for his animations which parody his favorite games, featured all these abnormal moments in a funny but rather NSFW animation.
Between Patricia's review and this nifty launch trailer, I sure do find myself wanting to play Payday 2. Even if the game itself isn't in super-slow-mo.
The plan was to play it by the books: mask up, get in, get out. Grab six bags of cash, more if we're feeling confident. We'd go in through the back, it's easy to lockpick that door. I'd take point, 'cause I can talk patrolling guards down; no shooting required....but we'll put silencers on our pistols anyway, just in…
If you're wondering, the freaky clown masks are not the most terrifying items in Payday 2 — it's this 2011 issue of Bro! magazine.
The ever-quotable David Goldfarb used to write poetry and now makes shooter games. For a long time, those shooters had the world Battlefield in the title. These days, he's the game director for this week's co-op bank-robbery shooter Payday 2. He's got four answers for us...and one question for you.
This video breaks down how classes will work in the upcoming Payday 2. This game was totally off my radar until I read Stephen's E3 preview, and now I'm really looking forward to checking it out.
This has got to be the year of the heist video game. See Monaco. See the new Sly Cooper. See the Big New Focus of Grand Theft Auto V. See the fascinating, upcoming Payday 2. Yes, fascinating.