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Lunar Sale 2020Jan 23, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsHello Heisters. The Year of the Rat is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to gather your friends and play through classic heists like Rats, or solving the mystery of who ratted out the PAYDAY gang. We're marking the occasion by offering the following discounts on PAYDAY 2: PAYDAY 2 is discounted by 50%. PAYDAY 2: Legacy Collection is discounted by 83%. 财源广进 Much love, OVERKILL_Elisabeth OVERKILL - A Starbreeze StudioHappy New Year, HeistersJan 9, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsHello Heisters! We’d like to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2020! Now that the holidays are over, the FBI will be removing the Christmas decorations from their offices and you may also notice a post-holiday thaw. There is an update to the game files today as the streets are cleared of snow and the decorations are stowed away. We hope you enjoyed the holiday update! Sincerely, OVERKILL_Elisabeth OVERKILL - A Starbreeze Studio Update 199.1 Changelog Date: 2020-01-09 Update size: 73.3 Removed Holiday Decorations from Hoxton Breakout and Breakin' Feds Happy Holidays, Heisters!Dec 19, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsHey Heisters! Here’s a short holiday greeting: You're an awesome community. We hope you have a great holiday, wherever you are. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4458711/1d16a50a9f77eb6481f636aef7b0bfee9798d08e.png Winter sale If you happen to do a heist or two over the holidays, and you want to recruit new heisters for your crew (or pick up any missing items for yourself) we currently have some great offers on the Steam winter sale, including 90% off the PAYDAY 2 base game. https://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/PAYDAY_2/ Free stuff While we were taking out the holiday decoration in the safe house, we found some items in a safe. Rather than keeping them in there, we figured they'd look better on you. Have a look and see if you'd like any. From all of us in the crew, happy holidays! Those helmets, flying you keep them OVERKILL_Almir OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.Christmas Update 2019Dec 16, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsMerry Christmas Heisters! The snow is starting to fall outside the windows of the OVERKILL office and we bring a little Holiday Update to warm our heisters. Put on some festive and cozy Christmas blazers to get into the mood for eggnog and thermite. If you’re among those who need to work during the holidays, then the "Repairman" might be the outfit for you, good for manual labor and hard to tackle tasks. Hoxton is bringing his own flavor of holiday cheer to the team. Check out Hoxton Breakout or Breakin' Feds during the holidays to celebrate in OVERKILL style. Hoxton also has something special that he wants to share with you all - you can check it out here: One DC Winter Night - A christmas Tale. One of the things you might notice in the heists mentioned above is a new sound. That’s right - not one, not two, but three new music tracks to blast into the winter nights. If you like the new music track on Breakin' Feds you can even select it or any other stealth track on any stealth heist you want. Variety really is the spice of the heister life. 'Tis the season for a heist OVERKILL_Tobias OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio. Update 199 Changelog Date: 2019-12-16 Update size: 870.1 MB Gameplay Fixed an issue with ragdolls that made enemies sometimes appear to hit an invisible wall after being killed by a shotgun Fixed an issue where host and clients could get stuck in the results screen when the payout was very large Fixed an issue where the armor bag would not work if you started a stealthable level with your mask on Improved the way you attach bags to your team AI Fixed an issue where pausing an offline game would not stop the player’s forward momentum Level Added stealth bonus to White House, Border Crossing and Car Shop Added an objective description to the last objective on Hotline Miami Day 2 (visible when pressing TAB) Fixed an issue where marking a female biker enemy in stealth would remove textures from her face Fixed so that The White House has Casing Mode showing up in the right corner until you mask up Fixed an issue on Firestarter day 1 where it took several magazines of regular bullets to get the gas tank to explode Fixed a floating flag behind the bar in Border Crossing Fixed an issue in Border Crossing where the pump was making pumping sounds when you start on the Mexico side Fixed an issue in Border Crossing where the left door leading up from the vault would be blocked by a wall Fixed an issue in Border Crossing where detaching the hose at the same time as going loud could block the player from completing the level Removed burning money flying around if the C4 in the briefing room blows up in Border Crossing Fixed an issue on Transport: Train Heist where the player could jump out of the level near the van where you secure bags Fixed an issue where The Big Bank did not have the proper Titan cameras on the higher difficulties Fixed an issue where Four Stores did not have the proper Titan cameras on the higher difficulties Fixed an issue wi...PAYDAY 2: Hotfix 198.2Nov 15, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsHello Heisters! We bring you another hotfix today. We are addressing two issues that been brought up and we felt could not wait for a future update. Seems like Hoxton got himself a flat tire. OVERKILL_Tobias OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio. Update 198.2 Changelog Date: 2019-11-15 Update size: 243 MB Fixed a crash on Hoxton Breakout Day 1. Fixed the achievement "Two Step Verification" to be triggerable at any point during the heist PAYDAY 2: Hotfix 198.1Nov 8, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsHello Heisters! We are super happy with how many of you have joined us in our assault of the Coyopa Cartel and Murkywater. We hope you are enjoying playing the new content as much as we have had making it. Of course, there are always things that get missed so we bring you a hotfix that addresses the most urgent issues. Poor Dallas, his face :( OVERKILL_Tobias OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio. Update 198.1 Changelog Date: 2019-11-08 Update size: 43.5 MB Reduced the drill timers on the Border Crossing heist for the storages on the American side from 240s to 120s Fixed a VO issue on the Border Crossing heist, where Locke would comment on taking out the cameras while playing the Mexican side in loud Lowered the frequency of Lockes banter VO while playing the Border Crossing heist on the Mexican side in stealth Restored Dallas' model that had inadvertently been reverted to an outdated version Fixed an issue where players could get stuck behind a sofa on the Border Crossing heist Fixed an issue where all AI teammates would use the loadout specified for the first AI Fixed an issue where the statistics for the Bolivian guards would not count correctly Reduced the timer before the waypoint for the explosives would appear on the American side of the Border Crossing heist to 30s Lowered the number of snipers that Spawn on Normal difficulty while playing on the American side the Border Crossing heist to 1 Lowered the number of times the drills can jam on the American side of the Border Crossing heist to 1 Move the spawn location for the addition keycard that can spawn on the Mexican side of the Border Crossing heist for solo players, to an easier to find location in the small warehouse Daily Deal - PAYDAY 2, 50% OffNov 7, 2019 - AnnouncementToday's Deal: Save 50% on PAYDAY 2!* Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are! *Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time PAYDAY 2: Silk Road UpdateNov 7, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsHello Heisters! It's time to get back in the van and kick some ass. We here at OVERKILL have something wonderful for you. A big update to make up for the recent year of silence. We bring more content and fixes to the game we all love. So suit up and join the fray as we once again put on our masks; let's head south of the border to hunt murkies. Outfits system A new cosmetic Outfits system is introduced in PAYDAY 2 with this DLC. In addition to selecting a mask of their choice, players can now also select an Outfit from a selection in their inventory. Outfits are clothes that the character wears below the neck and are selected in the same screen as armor. Improved UI The general UI and menus have been given an overhaul and streamlined to make things more efficient and easier to navigate. This also, of course, includes added elements for managing the new outfits system. Outfits In addition to the outfits system itself, the following outfits are made available in the Silk Road update: Silk Road update (free) outfits: Tactical BDU Raincoat Scrubs Winter Camo Parka Tuxedo Murkywater Uniform Community Safe 8 Alongside the update, a new community safe is added to the drop pool. The safe contains 16 new weapon skins from the Steam workshop to customize your loadout with. It will have the same drop chance as all other community safes. Border Crossing Heist DLC The Payday Gang’s enemies, Murkywater and the Dentist, are moving money and illicit merchandise from the US to Mexico through a tunnel across the border. The Gang gets wind of this and formulates a plan. While some Payday Gang members are off rescuing Bain, others will travel to Arizona to hit Murkywater and the Dentist. Tailor Pack 1 DLC Tailor Pack 1 DLC outfits (each of these has 5 color variations, for a total of 20 outfits): The Showman The Casual Formal The Sunny Rico The Classic Cartel Optics Mod Pack DLC The Cartel Optics Mod Pack DLC includes 10 new weapon mods to help you customize and improve the performance of your weapons in combat. The central theme for this mod pack is optics and sights. Mods included: 3 Sights 2 Pistol Sights 2 Optics Gadgets 1 Grip 1 Muzzle Brake 1 Compensator Buy all 3 DLCs as a bundle here It's time to make those helmets fly again! OVERKILL_TestTobias OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio. Update 198 Changelog Date: 2019-11-07 Update size: 2.0GB GAMEPLAY Fixed an issue where players would be able to use Pocket ECMs on objectives that would normally lock when exposed to the ECM effect Another attempt at fixing an issue where an ammo bag that appeared empty could prevent smoke and corpses from properly despawning for clients Fixed a crash that could occur if the player used the HRL-7 Rocket Launcher on Captain Winters Fixed an issue where the clients would not get progress on Holdout if the host changed from regular lobby to holdout after they joined Fixed an issue with containers always showing the 'hold F to open' prompt even though you are closing the containers Fixed s...Payday 2 gets new Border Crossing heist and two more paid DLCs tomorrow on PCNov 6, 2019 - EurogamerDeveloper Starbreeze has confirmed that Payday 2's previously announced Border Crossing heist DLC - the first fruits of its renewed work on the popular multiplayer game - will launch on PC this Thursday, 7th November. Last month, Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark announced that work would resume on Payday 2, following a difficult 12 months for the studio, despite development on the game having formally ended last December. As a result of that decision, explained Nermark, Payday 2 fans could expect"both paid and free" updates in the future. The first of those updates, titled Silk Road, is officially described as a "free core game update". However, the bulk of the components it ushers in are, in fact, paid DLC. Read more PAYDAY 2: Border Crossing Heist TrailerNov 5, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsHeisters! It's time to cross some borders. Available November 7th. Check out http://www.overkillsoftware.com/games/silkroad/ EDIT: The website has now been updated with more info. Let's do this, OVERKILL_Almir OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio. Embattled Starbreeze resurrecting Payday 2, despite officially ending development last yearOct 25, 2019 - EurogamerBeleaguered Swedish studio Starbreeze has announced that it will be restarting development on its popular multiplayer heist game Payday 2, despite shutting down work on the game last December to focus on other projects. It will also be creating new paid DLC, contrary to its previous announcement that all future updates would be free. All of this comes via a candid post by Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark, who explained that the decision to resurrect Payday 2 was made "having reconsidered future". The studio has been engaged in a well-documented fight for survival over the 12 months, following the disastrous launch of Overkill's The Walking Dead - a failure that placed Starbreeze in dire financial straits and lead to the acrimonious exit of the studio's former boss Bo Andersson, as detailed in Eurogamer's lengthy report The fall of Starbreeze. Read more Winds of ChangeOct 25, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsHeisters, I’m posting this today to communicate a few of the changes coming to PAYDAY 2. Most of you don’t know me, and that’s how it should be. The day to day interactions you have with our OVERKILL devs, community managers and moderator crew are by far more interesting, I’m sure. Our team, together with you, provide a forum where firsthand input can be discussed, and these are dialogues that directly affect our current and future development. I took over the helm in December of last year (for the second time). I see myself primarily as the custodian, facilitator of making great games. If you look at a company as a well-oiled machine; every cog in the engine is more important than I. I’m just here to make sure everything’s clean, oiled, and running smoothly. My job is to create an environment where the team can focus on what’s important, the game(s). As many of you may or may not know, our company has gone through something of a purgatory fire in the past year. Because of this, we’re announcing a few PAYDAY 2 changes today. I’ll summarize them here in a TL;DR right here at the top, and then dive into the details: Last year PAYDAY 2 development was stopped. Having reconsidered our future, I’ve asked the OVERKILL crew to resume production on PAYDAY 2. The game will have more updates going forward, both paid and free. The team is working hard on the first new update, I will let the team present it soon™, but you can get a sneak peek here. We’re re-introducing the DLC smörgåsbord again. An à la carte option of previous legacy content DLCs will be made available again starting today! As a part of our journey into the future, we’ll be changing the PAYDAY 2: Ultimate Edition to PAYDAY 2: Legacy Collection starting later today. We want to be able to move forward together with all of you in our community, and to be able to do this we need to retire the promise of free future content based on old assumptions (more below). New curated bundles on existing content will be created to give great offers to new and returning players. Preface In the beginning of this wall of text, I mentioned the purgatory fire that we’ve been through in the past months, and challenges we’re still facing. To keep it relevant and not too lengthy, I’ll condense some of the background to this here, most of the details can be found on our website if you’d like to learn more. Late 2018 Starbreeze found itself in an acute liquidity shortfall (fancy words for: “we were urgently really out of cash”). In December of 2018, Starbreeze entered into “reconstruction”, a procedure similar to the US version of Chapter 11. On December 3rd, we only had projected cash reserves to run the company until mid-January 2019. This was how serious the situation had become. Since then we’ve been able, through extremely hard work and commitment by all of our employees, been able to stay afloat, clean up our business and start thinking about our future and the future of PAYDAY. We’re not entirely there yet, b...Starbreeze says it will release Payday 3 in 2022-2023Oct 12, 2019 - EurogamerEmbattled Swedish video game company Starbreeze has said it will release Payday 3 in 2022-2023. The claim comes as the company fights for survival amid a bruising reconstruction that has seen staff leave and subsidiaries sold off. Starbreeze has been under threat ever since the disastrous launch of Overkill's The Walking Dead on Steam. The game flopped, causing severe financial issues and the acrimonious exit of boss Bo Andersson. Check out our feature, The fall of Starbreeze for more. Read more Happy 6th Birthday to PAYDAY 2Aug 13, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/4458711/effbf522e771cb632fcfba423b0237fdce68f1ca.jpg Hello Heisters! Today PAYDAY 2 turns 6 years old. It’s been an incredible journey so far. Many of you reach out to us and express how much the game has meant to you. It is amazing to see how active the community is around this game, and we love seeing your memes, cosplays and gameplay. Whether you’ve been with us for the long haul or have just discovered the joy of heisting more recently, we would like to thank you for being part of the Payday gang. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/4458711/4be3083879ac718c7976440709e886e004587dce.png To commemorate the 6th birthday, we're asking for your input. We've made a community survey of PAYDAY 2 that we'd like you fill in, and spread to any PAYDAY heisters you know. The results of the survey will help us navigate our course going forward. You can find the survey here: PAYDAY 2 Community Survey In addition, one of our artists made a fiery image in honor of the anniversary. You can download it here: 1920 × 1080 2560 × 1440 3840 × 2160 While we got the gang gathered we also want to bring some attention to a charity stream that is being held by MadeofSandL on the 30th of this month. He’s streaming for 24h and will also hold an auction for a mask signed by us here at OVERKILL. If certain milestones are met, he will also be holding giveaways for additional PAYDAY crew masks. All proceeds will go towards Macmillan Cancer Support. https://www.twitch.tv/madeofsandl Keep those helmets flying! OVERKILL_CrewLast Chance! Ultimate Edition 95% off during the Summer Sale.Jul 8, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/D--23IQXUAgy_so.jpg:large Heisters, The Summer Sale is Almost Over! Thank you for a crazy summer sale. It's great seeing the support and all the activity over on Crimenet. We hope you are having a great time robbing banks with your friends. Get PAYDAY 2: Ultimate Edition for 95% off Just your friendly career criminal reminder: there's less than 24 hours left of the summer sale. This year you can get PAYDAY 2: Ultimate Edition for a staggering 95% off. If you have a buddy who hasn't turned to a life of crime yet, now's their chance. Get your copy of PAYDAY 2: Ultimate Edition here! PAYDAY: The Text Adventure Heisters, thanks to everyone who's been playing our summer sale story adventure. We enjoyed making it and it's great seeing you play it. Whether it's for the immersive story, deep progression system, the incredible graphics or just to nab a code or two (or three), we appreciate you spending your time with the PAYDAY gang. We'll keep the text adventure available after the sale, but we'll remove the possibility to gain bonus keys. If you want any of the keys made available through the text adventure, make sure to play it before the Steam summer sale ends. Click here to play the PAYDAY: The Text Adventure. Thank you for your support. Yours truly, Almir OVERKILL_Almir OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio. Steam Summer Sale and Text AdventureJun 25, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/4458711/727dad8c8a8cb0a02937e7a748e777f7242a56d1.png Hello Heisters, Summer is upon us with all that it entails, from holidays to heat, and of course Steam sales and heisting. For the duration of the Steam Summer Sale, you can get up to 80% off on PAYDAY 2: Ultimate Edition! and 50% off on PAYDAY: The Heist! In addition to the hefty discounts on Steam, we wanted to do something for those of you who already own the PAYDAY games and might be hoping for something new. We proudly present: PAYDAY: The Text Adventure. This short story takes place during the pre-planning for a heist and will let you pull the strings and lead the crew to either glorious victory or bitter defeat. There are different paths to take that will affect what ending you get, and who knows, there might even be something shiny at the end for you, should you succeed. Watch out for the summer heat! OVERKILL_Tobias OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio. Edit: We addressed the feedback and confusion about the recent changes to the discount for the Ultimate Edition. We apologize for the inconvenience. More information can be found here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/218620/discussions/8/1643167006260385389/Big layoffs at embattled Payday studio StarbreezeJun 4, 2019 - EurogamerEmbattled Swedish studio Starbreeze has announced plans to cut 60 jobs as part of its fight to stay afloat. The company behind the Payday franchise said it took the decision "to make the organisation more efficient and reduce costs", and "to be able to operate an efficient and profitable business long-term". The layoffs, due to happen in November, will result in a saving of 3m SEK ( 250,000) a month. Starbreeze currently has 240 employees. Read more Starbreeze sells subsidiary to Rockstar as its battle for survival continuesMay 14, 2019 - EurogamerStarbreeze has sold its Indian subsidiary to Rockstar as its battle for survival continues. The Swedish company behind the Payday franchise sold art outsourcing subsidiary Dhruva to Rockstar for $7.9m in a deal expected to close by the end of June 2019. Starbreeze can certainly do with the cash. It's currently amid a reconstruction in a bid to save itself from going out of business - a situation sparked by the failure of Overkill's The Walking Dead, among many other things. Read more PAYDAY 2 Free to Play, Ultimate Edition discounted at 80%!May 9, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6JHtRfXsAE1WzR.jpg:large Heisters! PAYDAY 2 is free to play until Monday! Just head to the store front and download the game to play. We've also discounted the base game at 50% and the Ultimate Edition at a whopping 80% off - a steal! The Free to play period as well as the discounts end on Monday at 10am Pacific. Check out the website for a link to the wallpaper! https://ovk.af/free-weekend-cdfb4 https://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/PAYDAY_2/ The Golden Crew https://www.overkillsoftware.com/ovk-media/redux/f2pmay/f2p-goldcrew.png Keep those helmets flying! OVERKILL_Almir OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.Daily Deal - PAYDAY 2, 50% - 80% OffMay 9, 2019 - AnnouncementToday's Deal: Save 50% on PAYDAY 2 and 80% on the Ultimate Edition!* Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are! *Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time