PayDay 2 update makes microtransaction content available for free

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:20 GMT

PayDay 2 has had a pretty rough week. It looks like Overkill is listening.


Last week PayDay 2 developer Overkill introduced microtransactions to the co-op shooter, in the form of random loot drops (safes) that could only be “opened” with a second item (drills) purchased with real money.

The loot found within these paid drops has gameplay-affecting attributes – and some of them were tied to weapons only available in paid DLC. As you might have predicted, those who’d paid full price for the game were less than impressed by this development and have been giving vent to their displeasure all over the Internet.

Overkill seems to have taken the criticism onboard, and has made an adjustment that improves the situation a little: you can now expect to find drills in random loot drops, allowing you to open safes for free.

This change was noted in the latest hot fix notes on Steam, along with the very good news that the First World Bank heist has been added to the Classics section of the Contract Broker.

The PC version of PayDay 2 is free to play at the moment thanks to the annual Crimefest event, and is also on sale for 75% off. It’s also available on PS4 and Xbox One, where none of this applies at all – and on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, although support has been discontinued.

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