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!
The Left 4 Dead’s hunter/smoker hybrid equivalent in Payday, the Taser has the ability to tase one of your team members, rendering him somewhat useless until a team member takes the Taser out. Whilst being tased, the team members gun will uncontrollably fire – this can help the team member free himself, but it can also be a huge waste of ammo. One simple trick to spot a taser through smoke when being tasered is to shake your mouse around and hit the ‘shout’ button. This will highlight the Taser, and allow you to centre your aim on him, hoping that your randomly shooting gun is able to hit him and throw him off of you. Obviously, the best way of dealing with a Taser is to simply kill him before he’s in any position to start tasing someone anyway.
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