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Pay To Be A Sweary Lady: Payday 2 DLC Blast

Clover, the first female Heister

I'm torn. On one hand, I would very much like to play as a lady in Payday 2. On the other, I don't want to support the foolishness that is selling the only female character for £4 as DLC. I still feel a bit of a wally for buying Killing Floor's lady zombie-shooter. But I do like how the Payday gang's female member, Clover, is a sweary, excitable Irish lady (hey, this link will make loud noises). Ah, I'll decide later. This week also brought a new DLC heist, but it doesn't sound like a great buy.

I do like that developers Overkill decided to add a female character as, you know, for obvious reasons I kinda like the option to play as a gamelady. I get that a lot of work - and voicework! - went into creating Clover but paying to feel remotely represented in a game makes me mutter and grumble. Clover's pack does also bring a new perk deck, the stealthy Burglar, and new weapons, but £4! And given that Payday 2 only allows one of each characters on a team, really you're paying for a chance to play as her. Mumble grumble. It's on Steam if you're less indecisive than I.

Meanwhile, £5 would get you the new Diamond Heist, a crack at stealing a cursed diamond. Steam user reviews suggest it's small and not very interesting to replay.

I only started playing Payday 2 a few months back but I've been enjoying it a lot. I would like to play as a sweary Irish lady. I would not particularly like to pay £4 to do so. Hmm! Perhaps if it came with The Diamond Heist too. Here's the weird setup for that:

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.