Published on May 7th, 2015 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition Release Date Confirmed & Expansion for PC

Overkill Software, developers of the PAYDAY series, have a free expansion dropping for the heist-based shooter PAYDAY 2 on Steam. Named Meltdown, the expansion goes against the grain of the series’ focus on stealth, instead pitting players in a full bore assault mission. If you’ve never played a PAYDAY game before, players get higher payouts for planning and executing heists as quickly and quietly as possible. It’s one of the few games I’ve recommended on steam, and its the Review Showcase on my Steam Profile.

Needless to say, I’m a fan.

In addition to the free expansion, Overkill is lowering the price of all PAYDAY 2 games and DLC on Steam by at least 33% across the board. The base game drops from $29.99 to $19.99, the GotY version that includes almost all of the DLC drops from $79.99 to $49.99. They want you heisting, people.

Adding to the news, PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition was confirmed to hit stores on June 12th in Europe and June 16th in the US for the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One. What’s PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition, you ask?


Here’s what the official press release had to say about it:

The new edition is loaded with over a year’s worth of DLC packs and content updates including the popular Big Bank Heist, and even the addition of “Clover,” the first female heister. Action filled crime sprees look better than ever on next-gen consoles with improved frame rate, better textures and 1080p resolution.

PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition introduces new high-octane heists and new contacts The Dentist, voiced by actor Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and The Butcher, voiced by Mira Furlan (Lost and Babylon 5). In addition to new jobs and multi-stage contracts, a wider range of weapons such as shotguns, sniper rifles and grenades deliver an explosive kick to the new enemy archetypes that players will face.

New characters, more masks and brand new perk system bring a whole new level of customization to the experience along with a fifth skill tree for seriously stealthy players. The all-new preplanning stage has also been added, providing everything that perfectionist players need to pull off their dream crime spree.

Pre-Ordering through selected retailers nets you the Hard Time Loot Bag, which contains the following goodies:

  • Red dot weapon sight modification available for use on all rifle weapons
  • Exclusive Skull mask
  • PlayStation 4 or Xbox One exclusive mask
  • Unique mask pattern titled “I LOVE OVERKILL”
  • Unique colour pattern, only available with this unlock
  • Bundle of in-game cash

I’ll be there, heister. Will you?

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