Payday will be free for 24 hours

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Payday is sadly, a franchise that I have not yet touched. It has always intrigued me though. A game all about the perfect heist? How have I missed it? If like me, you’d be interested in trying it out, then you’re in luck. Payday: The Heist will be free, but only for 24 hours.

Overkill Software, the developers, are doing it as part of their celebration of the franchise’s third birthday. They have made a steam group with various milestones. The more community members there are in the group, the greater the number of rewards that are unlocked. Payday as a free download was the 1 050 000 member milestone. They have long surpassed that, and are now sitting on 1 511 280 (at time of writing). Here’s what Almir Listo, an Overkill Producer, had to say (via PC Gamer)

“This was going to happen on the 18th originally but since you guys did such an awesome job we want to give you the reward as soon as possible. Tell your friends and family that they can download Payday: The Heist for free on Thursday morning of October 16th at 10AM Pacific. We’ll give out clear instructions on how to download it come Thursday.”

There are a ton of other rewards too, but this one is easily the most significant for gamers who have missed out on the title. Be sure to add it your untouched backlog!

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Maybe we should turn this into an opportunity for a community play night. What say you? I will gladly put aside my cabbage for one evening if it means coordinating and working together to… steal stuff?

Last Updated: October 14, 2014

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • ReaperOfSquirrels

    Oooo *sets reminder*

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I’ve been eyeing this game for a while, just not sure how fun it would be playing SP. If it’s anything like Warframe some missions are fine to solo while others you really do want other people around else it can get frustrating.

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      I’ve been eyeing it for a while too, will definitely be more fun with other people… the AI seems a bit… ummm… spethul.

    • Sageville

      I used to play these, good fun, always trying to work a way of doing it solo. Some maps you can’t do solo.

      Many maps are sort of like, you can do it quick and dirty or slow and stealthy. Invariably you need a full team to hit the quick and dirty option.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Slow and stealthy. Just like the courtship of my future wife.

        • HvR

          Or like my typical Payday game, starts out slow and stealthy up to the point somebody wants to call the pigs then you have to gag and cable tie somebody and go down quick and dirty,

          • Sageville

            Sound spot on!

            You miss hog tying one useless bystander and all shit hits the fan

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    Will the game be playable after the 24 hour period is up?

    • also been thinking that, plus it not showing it free on steam by me

      • HvR

        ” Tell your friends and family that they can download Payday: The Heist for free on Thursday morning of October 16th at 10AM Pacific. “

    • hairyknees

      As far as I know… and I hope so 😛

    • If you download it in that period, it will be yours forever…

  • HvR

    On PS3 the AI wasn’t up to scratch. Payday2 is a lot better since it made dropping in on public games easier. So it is a fun team shooter to kill 30min but still lacks depth.

    If they can incorporate Rainbow 6 style planning and coordination element to the game it will be a proper AAA game.

    • PC version gets a lot more love than the console versions… unfortunate truth.

  • Admiral Chief 0

    DAMMIT, stupid backlog.

    *sets reminder anyway*

  • Trebzz

    Uh uh this game was free on PS+ awhile back and we played like 4 games together and it was total shit :/ if we gonna play together we need to find something better which I’m not sure what.

    • FoxOneZA


    • Can’t really compare the console and PC versions. As they are very different. Unfortunately for console players, the PC version gets a lot more attention and love. Both Payday2 and the heist.

      • Trebzz

        Yeah but the game itself was just boring to me :/ but I hope you guys enjoy it and maybe I need to give it a go again to see I missed out on anything.

        • Well I’m a payday 2 player. Have almost 200 hours under the belt. And that game is fantastic. I have only played about 5 minutes of payday 1… but it’ll still be nice to add that game to my library. And maybe that will entice more people into joining the payday 2 community.

  • Oi! It’s free for only one night, but once you have downloaded it, it’s in your library FOREVER! In other words, you own it.

  • B3ware_za

    Just to put it out there. Some DICE members moved over and created Overkill Software. These guys worked on older BF titles, which was pretty awesome back then.

  • Squishbug

    Did I miss the deadline because I can’t find Payday for freeee. 🙁

    • Squishbug

      Oops…10AM Pacific = 19:00 SA time??? Or am I wrong?

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