Payday: The Heist – Primary Weapons Guide: Brenner 21

Payday: The Heist is a four player co-op FPS developed by Overkill Studios (now a part of Starbreeze) which allows you and three of your friends to perform all kinds of stings and heists, ranging from stealing diamonds to printing counterfeit money. Reviews of Payday were widely positive, and is frequently compared to the likes of the Left 4 Dead franchise. There are many things that set Payday apart from other four player co-op games: the sheer amount of teamwork needed to pull off a heist, the variety of ways to successfully finish a heist (some may be done stealthily, rather than blasting your way through), the adrenaline pumping music playing as you gun down thousands of police offers, and many more things. The four protagonists (Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf, Chains) work their way through heists usually wearing their trademark clown masks.

Since buying Payday when it went on sale a while ago, I haven’t regretted a single moment of it. With the ability to change load-out and play style so easily, it’s a game that I find myself going back to every week. Also, the randomly generated positions of objectives, guards and, in some heists, beginning spawn points, it’s safe to say that you will not play the same heist in the same way twice.

Thanks to the success of the original Payday, a sequel is being created and will be released in August – see this article for more details. To celebrate this, I have decided to help you out, with the ultimate Payday: The Heist guide. Through this guide, I’ll be running you through many things: special enemies, achievements, strategies for a heist, weapons and unlocks, and even more!

Brenner 21

Unlocked: Assault, Level 22

Power: Medium

Range: Medium

Rate of Fire: High

With a huge mag size, the Brenner 21 is the perfect gun for anybody who hasn’t a care in the World for their accuracy. Wanna gun down a hallway of policemen? The Brenner 21 is definitely your thing. A small tip though: bullet penetration is non-existent through people in Payday, so make sure you switch targets frequently, instead of spraying a falling corpse! The Brenner 21 has ten upgrades:


Damage increase 1 – unlocked at Assault level 27

Damage increase 2 – unlocked at Assault level 39

Damage increase 3 – unlocked at Assault level 44

Damage increase 4 – unlocked at Assault level 47

Mag increase 1 – unlocked at Assault level 24

Mag increase 2 – unlocked at Assault level 37

Mag increase 3 – unlocked at Assault level 42

Mag increase 4 – unlocked at Assault level 48

Recoil dampener 1 – unlocked at Assault level 31

Recoil dampener 2 – unlocked at Assault level 46

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