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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Character Statistics after Uninstall

PayDay 2 maintains a save file on your local machine which contains some character stats, I don't know the specifics of everything it contains, but I do know I had to restore a backup of it once as ...
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How to work out the correct tiles to step on? (Diamond Heist) [duplicate]

I have been trying to stealth the Diamond Heist with a friend for a while now. Most of the time we get to the end room with the tiles. I am aware you hack an electrical box that somehow can tell you ...
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Which perks and skills needed to get Tabula Rasa?

I am trying to get the 'Tabula Rasa' achievement on PAYDAY 2 and I wanted to know what the required perks and skills are to get it. You can view it here: ...
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How do I get the Beaver Team achievement?

So me and a few friends have been trying to get this achievement but never make it. How is it possible? Does each member have to find a chainsaw? If so what are the possible spawn points?
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How do I get the Breaking Dead achievement?

The achievement Breaking Dead for the Bomb heist specifically states: In the Bomb: Dockyard heist, find the meth lab. So where is this meth lab located? I checked all the buildings on both sides ...
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Where do I find meth ingredients in the Bomb: Dockyard heist?

In the new The Bomb DLC for Payday 2 there is an achievement for finding the meth lab in the Bomb: Dockyard. I found the lab in a container on the ship, but where is it possible for the meth ...
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Where are the instructions for making Meth in The Bomb: Dockyard

In the new The Bomb dlc for Pay Day 2 there is an achievement for finding the meth lab in The Bomb: Dockyard. I found the lab in a container on the ship, but couldn't find the instructions for ...
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What is the highest amount of EXP I can get from any heists?

Right now I have hit III-0 and would like to level up quickly. I hate doing small heists because they are tedious and don't net the best exp/time. So what heist can net me the most exp? Including ...
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What is the period between assault waves called?

What is the period between assault waves called? Break, intermission, pause, something like that? What is the official terminology for the phase between assault waves? I'm looking for the meaning ...
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What are the “Željezo se kuje dok je vruce. Cega nema, ne mose se ni uzeti” in the Payday 2 achievements for?

These achievements just popped up in Payday 2. NO clue what language they're in, nor why they don't obviously look English like. What are these achievements for?
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What is the highest dodge chance I can achieve in game?

Is there a cap for dodge chance in Payday 2, or is can I hit 100% dodge? What is the highest dodge chance I can hit in game?
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Where can the security rooms spawn on The Diamond heist?

Where are the possible spawn locations for the Security (ie Camera) room in The Diamond. I've seen in the maintenance rooms in the Lower Hall (see image below). Can the Security Room be in any of ...
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How do I pass the grid of stones to the diamond?

There's a grid of stones on the way to the diamond in the diamond exhibition room in the newest heist, The Diamond. Kind of like Indiana Jones, where one must carefully step on the right steps to ...
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Tiara in the front?

In Ukrainian job Bain often says "check the front too, it doesn't have to be in the back" referring to the Tiara. I've done the mission over a hundred times and never seen it in the front. So is Bain ...
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Payday 2 mask levels as they relate to the Ghost Riders achievement

The Ghost Riders achievement for Payday 2 states that you have to "Complete a heist while you and your four man crew are wearing one different difficulty mask each". My question: Do all the different ...
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What's the point of opening the train doors in the White X-mas Heist?

On the White X-Mas heist in Payday 2 there are two trains that have doors that can open with shaped charges. What are the benefits of opening the trains? I blew one open to go inside, but the only ...
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How do I get the Impossible, It Can’t Be. Is it? achievement?

How do I get the achievevment Impossible, It Can’t Be. Is it? Secure the rare Almir’s Toast. What is the Almir's Toast?
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How does the “Akimbo Ace” skill stack with the Hitman perk deck's “Tooth and Claw” perk?

The Fugitive skill tree's "Akimbo Ace" skill and the Hitman perk deck's "Tooth and Claw" perk modifies the same Akimbo weapon-related stats: Tooth and Claw Your stability penalty with Akimbo ...
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Can one high-level player permanently block cops from spawning during assaults?

I think we can all agree that heists such as Big Bank or Rats would be a lot easier to complete if there were no cops whatsoever on the map. Is there a way for one high-level player to prevent ...
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Avoid ever being John Wick

The October Crimefest brought about 2 additional playable characters within the game, namely Hoxton and the terribly acted John Wick. Within the game you can set your preferred character to whatever ...
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How do I rename my weapons?

I've seen some screenshots where the person renamed their gun. How do I rename mines? The only options are modify, move, sell, preview. No option to rename, nothing in options either.
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Low FPS when running Payday 2

I have noticed that in Payday 2, even at the LOWEST settings, I get ~20-30 fps. My specs absolutely blow the requirements out of the water. Here they are: (My specs | Recommended specs) ...
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Difference between doctor-bag (Mastermind) and first-aid-kit (Fugative)?

What is the difference between the two? (I just noticed the new class and recent changes yesterday and haven't had the time to play much) I'm guessing it has something to do with potency and ...
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Who was the traitor that sold out Old Hoxton?

Throughout the mission "Hoxton Breakout", Old Hoxton keeps saying lines like "I know who fucking sold me out", "There's a traitor already deep within our group". Does he ever reveal who the traitor ...
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How do I get the “I am free!” achievements?

In Payday 2, there are four achievements with no image and no description simply called "I", "am", "free", and "!" How do I get these? I tried searching, but couldn't find anything. For example, ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...