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OVERKILL_Sebastian  [developer] Apr 16, 2018 @ 7:15am
Issues joining/hosting a heist with Private Steam accounts
Hello heisters!

With the recent changes to Steam's Privacy Policy, we've seen some issues with hosting and joining lobbies for users who have their accounts set to the new default - 'Private'.
The issue is easily remedied by setting your account as either 'Public' or 'Friends-Only' here.

We've reached out to Valve and we're looking at possible fixes on our end. As this is a Steam setting however, we're unsure if a solution from our end will be possible.

We'll update this thread if we learn anything new.
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Arrancar Apr 16, 2018 @ 7:23am 
Guys do not forget to set game details to public/friends only as well.
Lammah Apr 17, 2018 @ 7:11am 
You may want to add a message when loading payday 2, at least for the next few updates. So people can know to change their privacy settings.
Last edited by Lammah; Apr 17, 2018 @ 7:11am
Lloyd Apr 17, 2018 @ 8:28am 
ahh , no wonder everyone is getting kicked for having a private profile
rip ngbto
ULTIMATE BATMAN Apr 17, 2018 @ 11:56pm 
somehow i cannot invite my friends?
Originally posted by Lloyd:
ahh , no wonder everyone is getting kicked for having a private profile
rip ngbto

and the thing's get worse when newbies joining your lobby
O_T Apr 19, 2018 @ 5:45am 
Why is a privacy setting for a Steam profile affecting the joining and hosting in PD2?
Lammah Apr 19, 2018 @ 6:51am 
Originally posted by O_T:
Why is a privacy setting for a Steam profile affecting the joining and hosting in PD2?
Because some popular mods check joining players profiles, which can be kicked depending on various factors.
Last edited by Lammah; Apr 19, 2018 @ 6:51am
O_T Apr 19, 2018 @ 9:35am 
Originally posted by Lammah:
Originally posted by O_T:
Why is a privacy setting for a Steam profile affecting the joining and hosting in PD2?
Because some popular mods check joining players profiles, which can be kicked depending on various factors.
That means a profile with friends only is working like a public profile for mods?
Originally posted by O_T:
Originally posted by Lammah:
Because some popular mods check joining players profiles, which can be kicked depending on various factors.
That means a profile with friends only is working like a public profile for mods?

no
Felixinius Apr 21, 2018 @ 12:31am 
Originally posted by O_T:
Originally posted by Lammah:
Because some popular mods check joining players profiles, which can be kicked depending on various factors.
That means a profile with friends only is working like a public profile for mods?

Lmao, no. What he meant to say is: Some mods installed by the host check on the peers profile for information regarding "hours played" or stuff like that. If it's private, it cannot check for hours, and most of the hosts set the thing to auto-kick private profiles because we cant be sure how experienced someone can be.
O_T Apr 21, 2018 @ 7:47am 
Originally posted by Felixinius:
Originally posted by O_T:
That means a profile with friends only is working like a public profile for mods?

Lmao, no. What he meant to say is: Some mods installed by the host check on the peers profile for information regarding "hours played" or stuff like that. If it's private, it cannot check for hours, and most of the hosts set the thing to auto-kick private profiles because we cant be sure how experienced someone can be.

Then there isn't any problem with the game or Steam. It's just the same old problem that is existing since this kind of mods are used, right?
yes and no, same problem just way bigger since all profiles are private since the steamupdate and hide games/achivements are a new option. so you need to opout of the privacy settings to get no kick or the hoster who whant to check whith who they play need to stop this or just play with known people.
since the 2. option most like wont happen (to much work to check players by playstyle ingame) people without friends and changed profilesettings need to stick now to newbys and cheaters and have to get lucky to find a good crew which has 1 free spot and dosnt use ngbto.
Sl1nky Apr 22, 2018 @ 7:20am 
How can i fix the failed joining... error.... any help?
Originally posted by Sl1nky:
How can i fix the failed joining... error.... any help?

depends on what the reason is.
if the reason is ngbto mod from host than make profile public and and dont join heists that are to hard for youre skill lvl.
if its a game bug no idea, but there are several treats about this problem. use search bar.
Sl1nky Apr 22, 2018 @ 7:35am 
I´m trying to join my friend or he trying to join me but always... joining fail.. we have set our profile to public and we don´t use any mods... what can we do?
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Date Posted: Apr 16, 2018 @ 7:15am
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