A 2013 cooperative first-person shooter, developed by Overkill Software, for Windows, Xbox 360 and PS3. It is the sequel to Payday: The Heist.

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How do perk decks work?

I dont' understand how this even works? It just got updated so there's no more set bonuses. Can someone explain the full concept to me?
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How can I get Perk Points?

Update 39 added perk decks that require perk points to unlock. But I don't know how to acquire these points, as it's not explained in the update log and I kind of skipped past the tutorial prompt. ...
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With the new music update, is it possible to play the “loud” music during stealth?

As stated in the title, with the release of the Big Music Update, is there any way to play the music that would play during a loud heist while still in stealth rather than the stealth music?
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Do flechette rounds pierce/reduce armor?

Do flechette rounds actually bypass shields and/or reduce the effectiveness of armor? If yes, does the damage drop to 25% similar to how AP rounds work with shields? I haven't had much luck using ...
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Pay Day 2 Pro Job vs Difficulty for experience

In Pay Day 2 do you get more experience for doing a heist on a higher difficulty (say very hard) then doing the same heist as a Pro Job on a lower difficulty (say hard)? Does the number of days a ...
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Where are the Crowbar spawn locations in Shadow Raid?

Where are the spawn locations for he Crowbar mission item in the Shadow Raid heist? And do the locations differ based on difficulty? I've played through a couple times on Hard and there is always ...
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opening deposit boxes

I was playing a round of firestarter, on the day 3, full team We did it all stealthily and burned the money. One guy started to sawing the boxes but next thing I knew all the boxes popped open. One ...
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Melee stats: difference between Damage and Knockdown

What is the difference between the "damage" and "knockdown" stats on melee weapons? For example, what does it mean if a weapon has 28 Knockdown rating?
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Big Bank Heist: Does 'the Beast' benefit from technician skills?

When the drill "The Beast" in the Big Bank job is set up by a technician, does the drill benefit from any unlocked skills (e.g. auto restart from "Hardware Expert"-skill or 15% efficiency from the ...
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Big Bank Job - 12 Angry Minutes

In the Big Bank Job, there is an achievement for accomplishing the entire job in 12 minutes. What pre-planning options and actions within the bank are essential to finish this job as per the ...
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Best way to see complete heists and on what difficulty

I am currently trying to get some of the masks that you get from completing all the heists on specific difficulties and at the moment and not able to figure out which heists I have actually completed ...
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Loadout that allows for better armor and concealment value of 3

What equipment loadout will allow for the best possible armor while maintaining a concealment rating of 3 for the character? I do have the ghost perk that improves concealment by 5, which helps with ...
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How can a crew perform a stealth job on the Big Bank job?

The Big Bank job introduces the pre-planning phase which has a number of options for entering the safe and escape plans. What pre-planning options allow for completing the job in stealth?
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Duration of money burning on the third day of firestarter?

On the third day of the mission "Firestarter" you have to break into a bank and burn a load of cash inside a bank vault. I was wondering if anyone knows the amount of time that it takes for all of ...
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How do the weapons and ammo introduced by update 27 and 31 (Gage Sniper, Shotgun Pack DLCs) work?

Update 27 with the Gage Sniper Pack DLC introduces new bolt action sniper rifles. Its website describes them as: ...if you are a good shot, one-shot-one-kill may actually translate to ...
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Does the drill need to be started by a person with Hardware Expert for it to kick in?

Do you need to start the drill so the Hardware Expert skill will work? What if your teammate, who doesn't have that skill, starts the drill?
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What decreases the negative exp effect on jobs

When you have played a contract multiple times like "Firestarter" the experience will start to get a negative modifier on it which can range to quite a high value. I was wondering if anyone knows ...
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Are there unadvertised world interactions like shooting off locks to open doors?

I just learned the other night that you can shoot the doorknobs off of wooden doors (as opposed to picking them, like the door to the shed in the mission Rats). Makes sense right? I just assumed that ...
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Leveling up in solo-play?

I prefer solo play, and I'm asking this question mostly as a follow-up to my previous question: Crime.NET Offline. As many have pointed out in the my previous question, my main problem arises from ...
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Crime.Net Offline Play?

I purchased Payday2 a couple of weeks ago. I really like it and it's really fun, but I'm having difficulties when it comes to playing solo on some of the missions. Why I want to solo: Stealth: It ...
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How to determine the correct truck on Election Day: Day 1?

There are six trucks to choose from. Bain says I should check the open containers in the shipyard to figure out which truck is the right one, but I don't get it. I also found a computer listing the ...
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DLC for PAYDAY 2 on PS3

I have looked around at DLC for PAYDAY 2 and I am wondering if any of the DLC packs, like Deathwish, can be downloaded on a PS3. I have achieved a lot of the game on PS3 and I was hoping I could play ...
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How do I read knife stats?

The damage and knockdown stats are confusing me. What's the difference between the value and the value in brackets? Why is 15(75) better than 20(52)?
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What is the difference between the paydays?

There are two different values for payday when you hold tab during a mission: As you can see in the image, the payday on the bottom-left is about $500 000 less than the payday on the top-right. ...
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Are pro versions of the contracts considered separate for all achievements?

There are many achievements for completing all contracts on a certain difficulty or from a certain contractor and some of them mention pro jobs, such as: OVERKILL Salutes You! Complete all ...
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What are all the infamy skills?

There are 14 infamy skills in the infamy tree, but I can only see 5 of them. What are all of the skills and what do they do?
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What are the possible locations of the notebook and clipboard in Big Oil: Day 2?

In Big Oil: Day 2, some of the hints to knowing the correct Fusion Engine to steal are located in a notebook and a clipboard. Since they appear in random locations, or randomly do not appear at all, ...
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How do I deal with Cloakers?

I'm getting very consistently demolished by charging Cloakers. As they are designed, I never really see them coming, and on the occasions that I do see them, I tend to panic and miss a lot of my ...
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What are the possible numbers of meth ingredients in Rats - Day 1?

I would like to cook as many meth as possible in Rats - Day 1. I'm wondering what are the possible numbers of meth ingredients / chemicals (or how are their numbers randomized), so I and my team will ...
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Why can't I dominate certain law enforcement in payday 2

I'm trying to understand how you can effectively dominate a SWAT/FBI/whatever law enforcement in payday 2, because only certain ones are "able" to be dominated. which confuses me, how is this ...
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What are the three most valuable stores in Mallcrasher?

Vlad wants the mall smashed up. I have three grenades. Which three stores should I use them on to get the most buck for my bang?
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Can you escape the vault in framing the frame while solo

On day 3 of Framing Frame after you've done everything you have the option of getting the gold out of the vault. You can deactivate the lasers using the keyboard in the office giving you enough time ...
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How much health do the various enemies have?

Every gun lists the damage it deals and that damage can be increased or decreased by various weapon mods. Most mods increase damage by 2 some by 5 or 10 depending on the weapon. The problem is, I ...
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Why does the Commando 553 rifle's Tactical Stock mod give a -1 penalty to Concealment and give no bonuses?

What causes the Tactical Stock mod for the Commando 553 rifle to show up as giving a -1 to the Concealment stat and give no bonuses? Don't weapon mods (except sights) give at least 1 bonus to a ...
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What are the various map randomisations for the Charlie Santa heist?

The first annual Christmas heist for Payday 2 has been released - codenamed "Charlie Santa". It takes place at the Go Bank and the objective is to steal the contents of the vault... or the vault, ...
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Where can I find the vault keycards?

For the new Christmas Heist, a new bank has been added: Go Bank. I'm trying to work my way through this bank stealth and Bain is telling me I need to search cars to find keycards for the vault. Now, ...
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I accidently threw a money bag back up onto the train roof. What now?

I just really love throwing things, ok? Don't judge me. Now the money bag is stuck on the train roof and none of us can get it back down, even with fast hands. Is there anything we can do?
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Is it possible to get your detection risk below 3?

I currently have most of the Ghost perks. When carrying the CAR-4, the Bernetti 9, and wearing a two-piece suit, my detection risk is 3. No matter what mods I put on my weapons, though, I can't seem ...
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Can I shoot through teammates, enemies or civilians?

There are instances where a teammate could be blocking an enemy in your line of fire. I was wondering if shot bullets / projectiles can pass through teammates and hit enemies on the other side. If ...
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What do I have to do to unlock the “Train Heist” level?

I was playing one of the new heists included in the Armoured Transport DLC - the underpass level specifically. After completing this heist I got an achievement - "But Wait - There's More!", and rather ...
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How to kill Dozers effectively?

I often find myself getting killed by Dozers, especially on higher difficulty levels. Even unloading my secondary shotgun in their face at point blank doesn't seem to work very well. Are there ...
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Can Framing Frame Day 1 still be completed in stealth if the extra restroom guard spawns? [duplicate]

Occasionally, in Framing Frame Day 1, an additional guard will spawn in the restroom. This brings the total number of guards on the map to seven: One at the front desk. One in the security room. ...
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Is disconnecting and reconnecting a viable way to refill health and ammo during a heist?

Related to my other question, my group has proved that as long as you're not the host, it's possible to change your loadout in the middle of a heist, if you're dressed for stealth and things ...
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Is it possible to change my loadout in the middle of a heist?

Me and my crew were playing Payday 2, running a Framing Frame overkill pro job. We managed to complete day 1 and day 2 with full stealth, and we had just killed the last guard on day 3. ...
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Can you disable the lasers in Framing Frame day 1?

The lasers in the doorway are disabled when a guard walks nearby. Can I kill a guard near the doorway so the lasers stay disabled? Are there other ways to disable the lasers?
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Nightmare achievements

There are some achievements at the new Payday 2 halloween update and I was wondering how to get them. I mean these achievements: There are: First Nightmare Second Nightmare Third Nightmare ...
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How does the “Fully Loaded” ace work?

The description for the "Fully Loaded" perk says "Enemies drop 75% more ammunition". Does that mean: If my buddy, who has the Fully Loaded perk, kills someone, I can get 75% more ammo by picking up ...
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How do tier bonuses work?

Each skill in Payday 2 has a "tier bonus" associated with it. For example, the "Die Hard" skill in the Enforcer tree has a tier bonus of "You gain 10% more health." Under what conditions do I gain ...
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Which silencer is the quietest?

As far as I am aware, there are several silencers, but I'm not sure which one is the quietest. I'm trying to do a mission silently, but the standard silencer on my pistol alerted the guards and I ...
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In Framing Frame, will the guards get alerted if they see a missing painting?

In this heist, it's possible to steal the paintings without killing all the guards. But if one of them see any missing painting, will he trigger the alarm ?