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A 2023 cooperative first-person shooter, developed by Overkill Software and Starbreeze Studios for Windows, Linux, Xbox Series, and PS5. It is the third installment in the Payday game series.

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How can you steal the SINS core in Syntax Error?

One of the heist specific challenges for Syntax Error is to steal the SINS core. However, even when the core is completely shut down in loud, it's still protected by a dome of bulletproof glass. How ...
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How can you identify a hidden Techie?

The Techie is a new special unit who spawns in, hides behind an active camo shield, and spawns drones. Drones do a lot of damage since they constantly have the high ground. Finding and eliminating the ...
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Where can the red keycard spawn on Syntax Error?

In the Syntax Error heist, you need a red keycard to access the AI control room. However, in my first run on this heist, we had an extremely difficult time finding a red keycard anywhere in the data ...
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How can I tell if my meth is pure?

On the Cook Off heist, once a batch is done, Shade says something to the effect of "the purity will increase if you let it cook a little longer, but don't let it sit for too long". How can I ...
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What happens if the guards begin a search while you have the VIP Pass on Rock the Cradle?

If you have the VIP Pass on Rock the Cradle, all private areas of the heist essentially become public areas. Cameras and guards do not detect you in casing mode in the VIP area of the nightclub, or in ...
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I am currently cooking a grenade in stealth. How do I put it away?

I may have hit the wrong button while trying to answer a radio How do I put this grenade away?
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Where do the ziplines go on each heist?

Each heist lets you buy and place a zipline bag as one of the favor options. Where do these ziplines end up? Where should I consider placing a zipline instead of armor?
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Does a bag carried out to the escape count as a secured bag?

If I carry a bag out to the escape, rather than securing it in a helicopter or what have you (depending on the heist), does that bag count as a bag stolen at the end? Or do I need to throw the loot ...
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How do you gain heist-specific favors?

On certain heists, you can gain and use heist-specific favors in the ready up screen. For example, on Road Rage, you can place an alternate loot pickup that's active immediately. How do you gain heist ...
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What does this H buff icon mean?

Today I was doing No Rest for the Wicked and noticed this H icon in my buffs area. It's not the icon for edge, grit, or rush for certain, it's some kind of fourth icon that I've never seen before. ...
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How do you perform a takedown?

The skill "CQC Specialist" mentions performing takedowns to gain rush, and the remainder of that line is also mostly about takedowns. How do you perform a takedown to activate these skills?
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Why did the Negotiation phase end early?

In Payday 3, they added a negotiation phase to give you time to set some things up. You can trade hostages for more time, with a timer in the top left. However, sometimes the heist progresses to "...
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Can guards find and arrest you in casing mode in a public area during a searching phase?

In Payday 3, certain things can cause a Searching phase, such as a teammate being cuffed. During this phase, if you're caught in a private area in casing mode you will be cuffed instead of escorted ...
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