Forblaze Jun 21 @ 3:28pm
Should you get this game & new player guide/FAQ
Summary of game

PAYDAY: The Heist is a fast paced, first person shooter themed around large scale robberies and activities associated with being a crew of people capable of performing such robberies. Multiplayer is HEAVILY recommended. Buying this game for single player is discouraged.

Each of the maps, called Heists, last around 10-25 minutes. There are random events in each map that you must adapt to. These can be minor or major, and can be the difference between succeeding or failing a level. They can range from a specific door being open to the location of a VIP to the amount of time a time based objective takes to complete. There are nine total heists. Six in the base game, one with a free dlc (downloaded automatically), and two with the Wolf Pack DLC. Only the host needs the DLC to be able to play a map. If you join someone who has the DLC, you can play the map even if you don't own it. Heists are meant to be replayed, a lot. While that may sound bad, the random events, in my opinion, do well to spice up each run. A lot of people like this, a lot of people hate this.

Do people still play this?

After sales are over and the population is stabilized, only a few hundred players are online at any given time. It's very possible to get a game going for the middle and lower tier difficulties. However, getting an impromptu game going for the higher two difficulties may prove more difficult. I would personally recommend you find a group to play with consistently.

Differences between the first and second game

PTH has maps that are of a much larger scale. The guns handle a bit different, and there's fewer RPG elements. No one will be able to tell you which you'll prefer, but I would personally consider PTH to be the better shooter.

Stealth still exists, but it's much less prevalent. Only one map can be said to be "fully" stealthed, and even then it's closer to 90%.

Gun and character customization exist in a very limited capacity.

PAYDAY: The Heist has NO controller support

Guide for new players

If you're new and have questions about the game, I would recommend looking through this guide. it covers most of the basic concepts, as well as some common strategies.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=113164248

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if anyone has any ideas on what else to add to this, then please let me know.
Last edited by Forblaze; Jun 27 @ 10:18am
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mbutton15 Jun 23 @ 6:22am 
You don't explain why single player is discouraged as I have only ever played it in single player mode and love this game !!
CashulScrub Jun 23 @ 3:22pm 
Nice little bit of information and i must agree, getting a group going in Payday is extremely beneficial!
JonSnow Jun 24 @ 8:45am 
good
credderp Jun 24 @ 12:23pm 
great thread, thanks for the information!
fortinbras77 Jun 24 @ 4:46pm 
good
hsilva92 Jun 25 @ 12:14am 
good...buenaaaa l
rocksoldier_alex Jun 25 @ 3:50am 
how do i get the weapons from DLC? i need to unlock them? thanks (sorry if this is explained in the guide, i have yet to read it)
manukawaii Jun 25 @ 6:34pm 
good
Mr.MW Jun 25 @ 8:35pm 
good
1UtuberDOTcom Jun 26 @ 2:27am 
Is the Wolf pack really worth though?
mbutton15 Jun 26 @ 6:42am 
Originally posted by 1UtuberDOTcom:
Is the Wolf pack really worth though?

It's currently on sale at 90% off so for 0.80p I couldn't refuse, though I've not yet tried any of it out.
oLadyGamer Jun 26 @ 5:25pm 
I'm not ready for MP yet. So this really isn't good for single players?
mbutton15 Jun 26 @ 7:41pm 
Originally posted by OldLadyGamer:
I'm not ready for MP yet. So this really isn't good for single players?

There was another thread recently which asked if the game was worth getting as a single player game. That thread seems to have vanished now but my reply was that it is worth getting as a sinlge player game. The game is fast paced and a bit hectic, but your AI are pretty good at reacting to your situation and provide decent support when you are under fire and in trouble. The game also has loads of replay value due to random changes to locations of targets and objects that you need to find so I'm never thinking I'm bored of repeating the same thing over and over. I didn't know quite what to expect from this game and have been very pleasently surpried at how much fun I have had playing it.
oLadyGamer Jun 26 @ 9:04pm 
Originally posted by mbutton15:
Originally posted by OldLadyGamer:
I'm not ready for MP yet. So this really isn't good for single players?

There was another thread recently which asked if the game was worth getting as a single player game. That thread seems to have vanished now but my reply was that it is worth getting as a sinlge player game. The game is fast paced and a bit hectic, but your AI are pretty good at reacting to your situation and provide decent support when you are under fire and in trouble. The game also has loads of replay value due to random changes to locations of targets and objects that you need to find so I'm never thinking I'm bored of repeating the same thing over and over. I didn't know quite what to expect from this game and have been very pleasently surpried at how much fun I have had playing it.



Okay thanks, will probably get this before the sale ends.
Frosty85 Jun 27 @ 1:12am 
Originally posted by OldLadyGamer:
I'm not ready for MP yet. So this really isn't good for single players?
you can play single player nicely, i have done it for 75 of my 88 levels.
just remember to take it a bit slow as the 3 npc crew members tends to wander off and they cant interact whit objectives.
they will revive you and themselfs if they are clouse.

look at them and press F to call them to you, it helps controlling them.

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