Payday: The Heist getting Left 4 Dead’s “No Mercy” map

Saturday, 16th June 2012 14:27 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

It looks as though the Overkill and Valve cross-over project with left 4 Dead undertones is the No Mercy map.

According to a video posted by Overkill, and hastily removed, the video shows the bank robbers from Payday: The Heist inside the hospital from the first L4D campaign.

Speaking with Kotaku, Valve’s Chet Faliszek said players will see one of the L4D characters in the hospital and a “fun little easter egg with a payoff later in Left 4 Dead.”

Faliszek said this was Valve “having some fun with a studio we are friends with and who have also made a great co-op game.”

“This is a 100% Overkill made mission for Payday: Heist simply set in no mercy hospital from the Left 4 Dead series,” he said. “It is not telling the origins of the Infection and is not canon.

Earlier rumors pegged the two studios as working on a L4D prequel, but Faliszek said this was false.

As mentioned above, the video was removed, but not before someone else pulled it. Watch it below.

A released date for the map hasn’t been announced.



  1. roadkill

    Hey how good is Payday? Should I get it?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. The_Red

    I didn’t like it. It did have a kickass Heat theme but the gameplay was nowhere as dynamic and awesome as L4D. Also, I was hoping to see a lot of elements from Fragile Alliance (Kane & Lynch’s multiplayer mode) which didn’t happen :(

    #2 3 years ago
  3. roadkill

    OK. Thank you. I will not buy it then. :)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @3: Yeah, i second that. The idea is great, but the gameplay is nowhere near as fun as it could be, the shooting mechanics feel very unsatisfying, you really need to have a tight crew, because the AI is a joke. The biggest problem however, is that you have to grind the hell out of the game just to get the basic things. It also doesn’t help that you only have a handful of maps.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    It feels like a Unity game, pretty much.

    Good enough to play on a free weekend, but I didn’t want more after that.

    A lot of the ideas are pretty great though.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. roadkill

    Understood. I’ll stick with L4D then. Thank you everyone!

    #6 3 years ago

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