Hello Heisters
We bring you a small Winter Holiday Update with some fixes, for example: tweaks to achievements and the White House chopper intro. There is alsoa tweak to the secret in there for all you solo player and heisting crews with less than four players.

Veron Locke
A month ago we asked you if you wanted to see an update to the Locke model to look like the voice actor, Ian Russell, who also played Locke in the films we created for Crimefest. The votes were almost 17 to 1 in favor of the update. With such a landslide victory we have now added Ian (and his glorious mustache) to the game and contact videos.

Finally, we have something for our Virtual Heisters. Bows are now available, as well as a virtual keyboard that helps communication if you don’t want to use voice chat. Last but not least, we added procedural arm movement so your teammates can see you flailing your arms about in real time. This can (of course) be turned off if you do not want them to see you frantically waving as a Cloaker charges you.

Holiday Spirits
Do you want to use the awesome image above as a desktop wallpaper or a heartfelt greeting card? Fret not dear heister, you can find the image here:
With the seasonal greeting
Or here:
Without the seasonal greeting

The 2018 Steam Winter sale Sale is now in full swing and PAYDAY 2: Ultimate Edition, is available at up to an 80% discount, and PAYDAY 2 Base Game has up to a 50% discount!

There is also a sale over on the OVERKILL Store.
giving you 20% off on all Apparel until tomorrow.

Merry Heistmas!
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.

Update 197 Changelog
Date: 2018-12-20
Update size: 99.1MB
  • Updated the character model for Vernon Locke
  • Updated the contact videos for Vernon Locke
  • Updated rich presence strings and functionality for steam

  • Changed the requirements for the secret; it can now be activated by any number of players, as long as everyone is "worthy”
  • Added an homage plaque to the grotto by the secret
  • Added an homage plaque in the safe house
  • Possible fix for an issue where clients would fall out of the helicopter at the beginning of the White House heist

  • Added the No Mercy heist to the achievements for completing all classic heists and completing all heists
  • Added the Hell’s Island, Shacklethorne Auction and The White House heists to the achievements for completing all Locke heists and completing all heists

  • Implemented Bow support
  • Implemented procedural arm animation for VR players in 3rd person
  • Implemented a virtual keyboard
  • Fixed the sheath for Kento’s knife, it is now hidden for VR players in 1st person
  • Adjusted and rotated the position for Kento’s knife for VR players in 1st person
  • Optimized VR rendering and added hidden area masking optimization for supported VR headsets

Update 197.1 Changelog
Date: 2018-12-21
Update size: 9.8MB
  • Fixed a mistake on the homage plaque by the secret
  • Fixed a spelling error in the VR arm settings

It just got a lot worse for the embattled video game company Starbreeze, which has suffered a raid on its offices by Swedish authorities.

The company behind the Payday franchise was raided Wednesday morning due to suspicion of insider trading, Swedish financial website Dagens Industri reports.

Officials from the Swedish Economic Crime Authority were seen carrying away computers from Starbreeze's central Stockholm headquarters. A person was arrested, but authorities have yet to name them. A spokesperson for the Swedish Economic Crime Authority confirmed the action in an email to Eurogamer. In a tweet, it issued the following statement (translated for Eurogamer by a native Swedish speaker):

Read more…


Starbreeze is desperately trying to save itself from going out of business after a string of high-profile flops.

Following the commercial failure of Overkill's The Walking Dead, the Payday publisher has filed for "reconstruction" with the Stockholm District Court - an alternative to bankruptcy that gives it breathing room to find the money it needs to pay off debts.

"The decision is based on a shortage of liquidity and deemed to be a necessary step to give the Company the time needed to negotiate a long-term financial solution and implement changes in the organisation and operations," Starbreeze said in a press release. "The financial targets for Q4 2018 and 2020 no longer applies."

Read more…

Nov 30, 2018
Hello Heisters
Here comes a small hotfix to a sync issue that was found in the release last week. The issue were related to players that played together from lobby.

Keep those helmets flying.
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.

Update 196.2 Changelog
Update size: 12.7 MB

  • Fixed a sync issue while fireing for players that joined each other in the lobby
Nov 23, 2018
Hello Heisters
Here comes a hotfix to some issues that appeared in the release yesterday. There were two issues related to the achievement interface menu. We've seen some great response to both the masks and the Locke voting. If you haven't voted yet you can find the vote here:

Keep on Heisting, forsure!
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.

Update 196.1 Changelog
Update size: 4.8 MB

  • Fixed a crash related to the achievements menu.
  • Fixed a bug with a missing icon in the achievements menu.
Nov 22, 2018
Hello Heisters!
We bring another update today with some fixes and two new masks for the secret hunters out there. For anyone whoattempts to solve the secret puzzle after this update,will be rewarded with two awesome masks to hide your identity while you commit crimes around Washington.

Those of you that are into the lore and story of PAYDAY will now be able to go back in Storyline Mode and re-read the text. (You will not be able to replay the missions within Storyline Mode.)

Would you like an update for Locke?
Have you seen the ending video yet? If you haven’t, be warned!
There is a small spoiler in the text below and the linked forum thread.

We are asking the community if you want to update the in-game model (and background video) of Vernon Locke to the likeness of Ian Russell the actor from the "Somewhere in Mexico" film.
Please check here:
You can find the poll and read more about the vote.

The Steam Autum Sale is in full swing and PAYDAY 2: Ultimate Edition, is on a 80% discount, and PAYDAY 2 Base Game has a 50% discount!

Time to cast your votes, forsure!
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.

Update 196 Changelog
Update size: 48.6MB

  • The White House: Tweaked the glow intensity of the lights in the RFID box.

  • Recently released weapons now have the Immortal Python skins.
  • Fixed some normal issues of the standard m4 magazine.
  • Tweaked the position of the compact laser sight on the Desertfox Sniper Rifle.
  • The Claire 12G Shotgun is no longer community locked.

  • Fixed an issue where a player could intimidate enemies that are outside the play area.
  • Fixed a crash related to Holdout.
  • Prevented a crash when starting up a holdout game without any holdout data.
  • Locked COP masks are now hidden in the inventory.
  • Fixed an issue where players that got completely downed while shooting with automatic weapons would shoot continuously.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck in a weapon holding state when transitioning between standard to mask off mode.
  • Players can now look at previously completed storyline missions.
  • Separated the last mission screen for the storyline instead of replacing the final mission.
  • Fixed an issue with suits while wearing armor.
  • TeamAI that are downed in the secret area will now revive after reaching a certain point.

  • Updated the credits list
  • Tweaked the strings for the Signature Submachine Guns.
  • Fixed some storyline mission description typos.
Nov 8, 2018

Earlier this year we were visited by Ogdon who through the Make-A-Wish® has wished to visit us. He got to meet the team and was shown how Payday is built. As we showed him around the office as everyone was working on the later to be released content.

If you want to read more about Ogdon’s visit and see the mask he designed.
Please visit the site here.

We wish all the best to Ogdon and his family,
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.

Update 195 Changelog
Update size: 229.6 MB

  • XL 5.56 Microgun: Fixed a graphical issue on the ammo belt.
  • DECA Compound Bow: Tweaked the callout animations.

  • Aftershock: Fixed an issue where team AI could leave the playable area while carrying loot.
  • Alaskan Deal: Fixed an issue where players could fall into the water when the gangplanks were removed under them.
  • Beneath the Mountain: Changed some force spawns on to Murkies.
  • The Bomb: Dockyard: Adjusted bag collision for the Meth Lab.
  • Branch Bank: Reduced the amount of time it takes for cops to initiate an assault.
  • Breakin’ Feds: Fixed some collision issues.
  • Breakin’ Feds: Added some collisions.
  • Brooklyn 10-10: Adjusted collision near a set of emergency exit stairs.
  • Brooklyn 10-10: Enemies should no longer be able to shoot through the stairs.
  • Brooklyn 10-10: Added some collisions to avoid players seeing through the world.
  • Counterfeit: Moved counterfeit money so they don’t clip.
  • Escape: Park: Fixed enemy pathing so they don’t get stuck behind a fence.
  • First World Bank: Added some collisions to avoid players getting stuck.
  • Four Stores: Moved a collision box near an escape to prevent players from getting stuck.
  • Hell’s Island: Added collision behind crates to avoid players getting stuck.
  • Hell’s Island: Adjusted the trigger for the thermite objective. You should now be able to place it earlier.
  • Hell’s Island: Moved a pipe sticking through a wall.
  • Hell’s Island: Reduced the wait time until Bain’s prison cell opens, from 2 mins to 1.5 mins.
  • Hell’s Island: Added collision to a corner where players shouldn’t be.
  • Hell’s Island: Ammo and health assets should now be properly removed when reaching the Point of no return.
  • Hell’s Island: Fixed floating text in the cell block.
  • Hell’s Island: Replaced blood effects with superior ones.
  • Henry’s Rock: Added collision behind the boxes at the helipad
  • Henry’s Rock: Added collisions in certain places to avoid issues when spectating a player.
  • Henry’s Rock: Disabled a certain VO line that should not be played.
  • Henry’s Rock: Replaced the helicopter snipers to Murky snipers.
  • Henry’s Rock: Changed the normal snipers to Murky snipers.
  • Hotline Miami: Moved some weapons cases to make it easier to interact with them
  • Hotline Miami: Fixed an issue where AI would jump through boarded windows.
  • Murky Station: Fixed an issue where drones could clip into each other.
  • No Mercy: Fixed a collision allowing players to glitch out of the level.
  • No Mercy: Modified strings related to the cutting of wires.
  • Safehouse: Fixed a very small light issue
  • Scarface Mansion: Fixed some flickering wall decorations in the red room.
  • Scarface Mansion: Fixed an exploit where players could potentially secure more bags than allowed.
  • Scarface Mansion: Fixed an issue with a waypoint to the gasoline.
  • Scarface Mansion: Fixed an issue with a waypoint on the computer.
  • The Big Bank: Adjusted some door frames to fix a hole.
  • The Big Bank: Fixed players getting stuck in the bus.
  • The White House: Fixed an issue related to players and the helicopter.
  • The White House: Moved some collision blocking the player from reaching the anti-air computer.
  • The White House: Fixed an issue where players could get stuck behind the bookshelves in the library.
  • The White House: Answering the telephone will not accidentally trigger the alarm.
  • The White House: Players should not be able to fall out of the helicopter now.
  • The White House: TeamAI will now not follow the player randomly while in stealth.
  • The White House: Fixed an issue where players could sometimes get spotted while on the helicopter.
  • The White House: Added some collision to the Humvee where players could get stuck.
  • The White House: Improved the turrets inside the PEOC - Beware.
  • The White House: Tweaked the lights for the cable boxes to make it easier for people with color blindness.
  • The White House: Added interaction text to make it clearer for players with color blindness.
  • The White House: Fixed a VO issue where the reminder for the library would only play once.
  • The White House: Added sounds to the books that fall down.
  • The White House: Fixed an issue with a button in the library
  • The White House: Fixed some spelling issues.
  • Undercover: Enemies on the roof should no longer be able to shoot the player through buildings
  • Watch Dogs: Removed an out of place prop.
  • Watch Dogs: Added collision to a gate on day 2.
  • The Secret: Fixed some collision issues.
  • The Secret: Fixed two waypoint issues.
  • The Secret: Fixed an issue with assets.
  • The Secret: Fixed an exploit.
  • The Secret: Added a small token of acknowledgment.
  • The Secret: Fixed some sound volume issues.
  • The Secret: Fixed a visual issue with the players after descending.
  • The Secret: Tweaked some timings to make it slightly less punishing.
  • The Secret: Fixed an issue where unworthy players could gain access to the secret.
Nov 6, 2018
Hello Heisters

We've seen a great Crimefest event come and go, and want to thank everyone that took part in making this event one to be remembered in the PAYDAY legacy.

It's been wonderful to see how many of you joined the fight to free Bain from the clutches of Kataru, and pulled off the Greatest Heist of All ;)

As PAYDAY 2 's main story has been successfully concluded, we now keep working on fixing bugs and polishing the game, for the near future.
Across the office hallway, our brothers in arms have just today released OVERKILL's latest addition to our co-op lineup; OVERKILL's The Walking Dead!

Tonight the Walking Dead team here at OVERKILL will be throwing a huge stream for the launch of the new adventure at 2pm PT or 11pm CET over on

We would love for you to check it out. We have a lineup of great streamers to play OTWD live. Watch shroud, JGhosty, Anne Munition, and AngryPug as they will face a new kind of co-op challenge.

Its always been great to see you guys so passionate in PAYDAY - never stop having fun. As more and more of you unlock the secret, we are working to add an additional reward for anyone who can reach the last vault. Here's a little work-in-progress sneak peek for you, look forward to the update soon. We will see you in the forums for continued discussions and communication about our beloved PAYDAY 2 and more.

Thanks again for everything! Keep those helmets flyin!
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.
Nov 3, 2018

The final Crimefest has come to an end and we are so happy to see how many heisters have taken part over the last couple of days. It’s been amazing to see all the reactions you've posted on Reddit, Twitter and the Steam forums. We thank all the heisters that have joined us over the years for taking part in the game. It's been one hell of a ride!

Stay frosty,
PAYDAY 2 Dev Team
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.

Update 194 Changelog
Update size: 1.3 Gb

  • ;)
Nov 1, 2018
Hotfix 193.1
This hotfix adresses the crash mentioned in the previous announcement. You can now open the achievement interface menu without any issues.

Quick Fix..
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze Studio.

Update 193.1 Changelog
Update size: 6.3 Mb

  • Fixed a crash when entering the achievement interface menu after unlocking one of the new achievements.

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