Since it seems like everyone here has questions about the console versions, I figured it was a great idea to start a thread in the PC portion of the PAYDAY Steam Forums so you guys can all have a place to go to find out anything you need to know about both PAYDAY: The Heist and PAYDAY2. --Or, you can stay in here, and I will update this thread regularly with the answers to your questions to the best of my abilities. (Please see the link at the bottom of this post)
The goal of the thread is to have a place where you can ask players specific questions pertaining to both games, so we can all move forward, and learn the best strategies and also gain helpful hints and tips along the way.
Understand that I also want to help ease the minds of the people that have come here looking for information and feel like they are treading water and going nowhere.
Please ask your questions here!
I noticed a LOT of threads concerning the bugs and information on a Patch Update.
Players will be happy to know that a patch will be coming very soon. From what I've gathered, the Patch Notes relating to the console versions will be released tomorrow October 21st 2013- But also keep in mind, things do happen and nothing is set in stone. But, so far nothing has changed.
If you've recently learned about the PAYDAY Birthday Group ( http://www.overkillsoftware.com/birthday/
) and you were wondering if this was coming to the consoles- I don't believe that it is happening as it came with the most recent update. But don't worry- It's just a Bear Mask, a 33% EXP increase for one week, and a gambling feature. It's nothing to get bent out of shape over. It's a good idea to want to save up Offshore Cash anyway. You will need it to buy your own heists instead of waiting half an hour for CrimeNet to give you what you want. --Further in the future, I think we will be able to use the Offshore Account to upgrade your SafeHouse if that's your thing.. No news on the SafeHouse feature has been released yet, except that it will be "released in chunks".
To everyone that is sad that the PC version has been getting all the updates- It's all good guys. The PC players have been testing the game and providing their feedback to make the game better for us! We won't have all those annoying bugs that they've had the misfortune of dealing with.
To players that keep getting duplicates of weapons and other mods that they don't want- You guys will be happy to know that after you've accumulated 2 duplicates of a mod or mask- You won't be getting a third. If you have like nine of them...Well, then you have nine of them! Lol
Also, Almir from OVERKILL himself has recently did a Q&A! Here is what we know so far:
-The Armored Car DLC will be out before the end of the year
-Five DLCs planned
-Cloakers are still in development and will be released "when he's ready." Will be free update.
-They've hired 3 more programmers since they've launched.
-Solutions coming for more mask slots. Devs know 9 slots is too little.
-More plans for 100+ difficulty
-Workshop support is being "investigated." (It's a STEAM feature )
-They want to add more random events for heists but everything takes time.
-Everyone hates escort missions
-The office plays ice hockey three times a week.
-Safehouse Customization will be released ASAP, and in "chunks"
-DLCs will be under $10
-Content will be realeased in both free and paid DLC form, this was in response to a question about heists, so maybe we'll be getting more free heists
-DLC will be released in a similar structure to the "Wolf Pack" from Payday: The Heist. This means heists, weapons, and you can play the DLC heists with people without the DLC
-They want to convert the old Payday: The Heist missions into Payday 2, but they don't have any plans to
-They want to include 4+ day missions, but community feedback says people want longer 1 day missions (like Payday: The Heist)
-Character backstory missions? They said they would like to look into those, maybe even find out what happened to the old Hoxton (Editor's note: BRING BACK MY BRIT!)
-Host migration and connection issues are constantly being looked at, no ETA for a specific fix
-"Challenges" from Payday: The Heist may come back in some form in Payday 2
-They want to put more storyline (backstory, etc.) in heists
-Female Hesiter probably won't be out until 2014
-AI is not being looked at right now, but will be in the future
Additional note- To players wondering if an official console group exists.. Yes, we do exist and we've been flying very low under the radar. We walk softly, but carry a pretty big %*$(ing stick! Check out our 8 videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/PaydayTeamGameHog/videos
We will be working on PAYDAY2 videos shortly after we get this patch update so stay tuned!
As I said before, please don't hesitate to ask any additional questions here.
That's why I made this thread for everyone!