Thick as thieves
Much like the armed robbers of its heist-happy world, PAYDAY 2 rarely strays from the blueprint of its criminal lifestyle. Case the joint in question, scope out the vault, note the security, return with masks and guns in tow, drill some safes, shoot a small country’s worth of cops to death and escape. The location may change, the...
PAYDAY 2 Guides
Equipment can completely turn the tide of battle, looting, and escaping in PAYDAY 2. In fact, it's a pretty essential feature of the game, and bringing a variety that each complement each other can make your life an awful lot easier. But first you have to know what each of the equipment types are capable of, and that's where we come in...
Get in, get out, get paid
Payday 2 is the first competitive first-person shooter to launch on Nintendo Switch since DOOM. While DOOM focused more on its single-player experience, Payday 2 is all about the multiplayer though. In fact, aside from a brief tutorial and offline modes, there's no single player to speak of in the game. As a result, you...
A call to arms
You're not going to complete any heists in PAYDAY 2 without the appropriate weapons, that's for sure. But before you go equipping anything, you're going to have to understand how it all works. That means how the different weapons function, the difference between a primary and secondary weapons, and how much it all costs. Now, we're...
There are 20 Perk Decks in PAYDAY 2, and each of them provide a bunch of passive bonuses that help customise your character in your own play style. This guide takes a good look at Perk Decks to help you understand the system. We'll also include all perks in the game to help you decide which deck is for you. <related tags="Payday 2,...
A big part of the fun in Payday 2 is creating your own character build to suit your play style. There are a lot of skills too, and you can mix and match them as you grow in levels to further refine your character. In this guide, we'll explain exactly how the skill system works, how many skill points you can acquire in total, and how much...
UPDATE: The Switch version is currently a year behind in updates
UPDATE: Publisher-cum-developer Starbreeze has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch version of PAYDAY 2 is indeed outdated in terms of updates. In an official response to Polygon, it confirmed the port includes content up until last year's Most Wanted update. The firm says Nintendo...
PAYDAY 2 is about to join the Nintendo Switch's very small selection of first person shooters. But where this differs from the likes of DOOM, is in that multiplayer takes priority over single player. More importantly though, it focuses on co-op, which is an area in which the Switch specialises in. You'll play with up to three other players...
About The Game
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.
Up to four friends co-operate on each heist, and as the crew progresses the heists get bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming an infamous criminal comes new customisation that lets players build and alter their guns and gear.
PAYDAY 2 comes with full touch screen menu support, and a newly developed rumble feature that responds as you, for example, fire weapons or throw grenades.
There’s also an added local multiplayer mode to CRIME.NET called CRIME.NET Local Play, which lets you set up a local game and invite friends that share the same local network*.
Finally, PAYDAY 2 comes with an exclusive character called Joy, who’s initially releasing only on Nintendo Switch – complete with her own mask and weapons.