Payday 2 update rings in 2022 as fans await sequel news

Overkill has released a new Payday 2 update for PC. Patch 216.3 is now available to download and is required in order to play co-op heists online.

All round, it’s pretty minor update. Weighing in at just over 30MB, the heisters have been busy shredding tinsel now that the festive period is over.

The game’s developers confirmed that 216.3 doesn’t include any new Payday 2 content, fixes, or balancing tweaks. Here’s a quick overview of what’s changed:

The heists Breakin’ Feds, Hoxton Breakout, and Buluc’s Mansion have now returned to normal. Bulldozers and Cloakers have (for the most part) hung up their Santa hats in wait for next year.

As the weather starts to slowly turn warmer to more slush, the fine white now to make snowballs is sadly no longer available. As Jimmy threw out the stash that I saved in the fridge to make room for more booze, we will have to wait until next winter for another snowball fight.

Of course, the Leech Perk Deck is will remain available as will “Bulbous Bauble” and the “Lightbringer” weapon charms with their associated achievements. The Winter Ghosts Tailor Pack and all its content will remain available.

When is Payday 3 coming out?

Payday 3 will be coming to PC and consoles in 2023, it has been announced. Payday creators Starbreeze confirmed that the sequel is back on track following a landmark €50m publishing deal with Koch Media.

Koch and Starbreeze didn’t specify which platforms we’ll see Payday 3 launch on though it’s safe to assume the heist sim will appear on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.

The announcement came tagged with our first look at Payday 3 – a new piece of concept art.

Much like Payday 2, the sequel will embody its games as a service approach to dishing out regular new content. Having originally launched in 2013, Payday 2 continues to enjoy a thriving fanbase with dozens of DLC packs having been released featuring new levels, characters, weapons, and cosmetics.

Source: Steam

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