Posts Tagged ‘Overkill Software’

Payday 2 And Goat Simulator Swap Goofy Crossover DLC

Checks calendar. Okay, it’s not April 1. Checks Steam. There’s definitely a store page for it. I guess this is really happening.

The latest Payday 2 [official site] heist is themed around…Goat Simulator. And the latest Goat Simulator [official site] DLC is themed around… Payday 2.

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Payday 2 Gets Point Break Remake Tie-In DLC

Since launch, Payday 2 [official site] has received a staggering 39 different bits of DLC that range, from festive soundtracks to cross-promotional movie-game tie ins. John Wick joined the co-op crime FPS last year, and now it’s going a bit Point Break. Overkill have teamed up with Warner Bros. to add things loosely inspired by the upcoming remake (no, not the 1991 Patrick Swayze-starring original) to Payday 2, in both a free update and extra paid DLC.

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Payday 2 Adds More Microtransaction Bonuses

When Overkill Software first added TF2-like weapon crates to Payday 2 [official site], putting special gun skins with better stats in ‘safes’ unlocked by paying real money for ‘drills’, it went poorly. The vocal portion of the co-op heist FPS’s playerbase were riled, to say the least. Overkill backpedalled a little, making it so folks might randomly earn free drills while playing, but it was still pretty crummy of them. Now they’ve returned with a new set of safes, containing guns with new unique bonuses. Oh dear.

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Microtransaction Mishap: Payday 2’s ‘Safe’ Skin Tweak

We can be fairly certain that affordable time travel won’t exist within our lifetimes because Payday 2 [official site] developers Overkill Software evidently haven’t travelled back to last week and erase their mistake of adding microtransactions to unlock more-powerful versions of guns. If they had, memories of CS:GO-style weapon crates and keys concealing a random selection of garish weapon skins with better stats would fade away. No, clearly we don’t have time travel, because instead they’re now fiddling with the heist FPS’s safe system a bit, trying to placate riled-up players.

Heisters can now earn keys (or ‘drills’, in its terminology) to unlock crates (‘safes’) for free as they play, rather than having to buy or trade for them. It’s a start.

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Crate Disappointment: Payday 2 Crimefest Starts Rocky

Payday 2 [official site] has kicked off its latest Crimefest event to celebrate the co-op heist FPS series’s fourth birthday, and it has brought presents for everyone. You’ll need to pay extra if you want to open your present, though.

Doubtless inspired by Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive‘s weapon crate drops, Payday 2 will now randomly give players ‘safes’ containing unlockable colourful weapon skins with stat boosts – but which cost £2 to open. What’s unpleasant is that these paid skins’ stats can be straight-up better, and developers Overkill had previously said they’d never add microtransactions.

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Five-O! Payday 2 Calls In New Mini-Boss

You know you’re doing well when your foes start breaking out custom equipment and specialists to stop you. For Big Boss, that may mean body armour and snipers. For the Payday 2 [official site] heisters, well, they’re already going up against heavily-armed and armoured police forces, so what could ever hope to stop them? Enter Captain Winters, a new mini-boss sort of enemy added yesterday with the FPS’s latest free update, The FBI Files.

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Viva Las Vegas! Payday 2 Casino Heist DLC Released

I swear, you can’t take that naughty Payday 2 [official site] gang anywhere! Take them to Las Vegas and do they marvel at the Neon Museum, swing by the Erotic Heritage Museum, flip out at the Pinball Hall of Fame, and get drunk watching the skies outside Area 51? They do not, I tell you.

The latest Payday 2 DLC heist launched last night, sending the crew in to rob a casino. Ambitious, certainly. To help them out, you can also get a new easily-hideable rifle, new melee weapons, and masks including an impressive Elvis shades & quiff combo. A new member is joining the crew too.

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Loadsa Money: Payday 2 Cuts Older DLC Prices

I’ve grumbled enough about being overwhelmed by the torrent of Payday 2 [official site] DLC, and feeling overwhelmed by it, that I should point out a cool thing developers Overkill have done. Or another cool thing, I should say, given how many content updates they’ve released for free.

As so few games do, Payday 2 has permanently cut the price of its older DLC. Gosh, I wish this wasn’t so rare. I would like to play those Mass Effect 3 DLCs, for example, but not for $10 a pop – and it seems EA will never bundle them up into one wallet-friendly lot. Oh, back on Payday 2, a new update brought another free heist.

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Year Of The Bow Continues In Payday 2 Western DLC

Flingboomza.

What if The Year of the Bow never ended? Maybe this is simply the modern state of video games: they have cool bows to pling arrows at faces. E3 2012 sparked YotB declarations between games like Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed III, and Crysis 3 but then the bows kept coming, through Shadow of Mordor, Eidolon, and more. Bows are a thing video games just do now.

Having now received the memo, Payday 2 [official site] has added a bow. Its latest DLC weapon pack included the ole arrow-plonger, along with other Wild West weapons and masks and gubbins.

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Cooler Guns: Payday 2 Reworks First-Person Animations

I don’t know why you’d shoot men with an uncool gun. Why have a daggy lump of crud clogging up the corner of your screen when you’re trying to do cool murders? I must confess my FPS preferences for huge revolvers, pump-action shotguns, and bolt-action rifles is partially down to them being super cool crimetools (also: their murderpower, tense pauses, and chunky sounds).

Payday 2 [official site] now has cooler guns. Coming up on two years after launch, Developers Overkill Software have gone back and reworked a load of the robbery FPS’s first-person animations, from reloading guns to shouty gestures. They’ve also added proper transparent magazines to older guns which have ‘em, showing the bullets deplete as you fire. Cool guns.

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