Payday: The Heist Update Brings New Difficulty Setting, Masks and SWAT AI
Written Monday, April 09, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
While we were stuffing our face with chocolate and Masters golf over the weekend, an update for Payday: The Heist hit, adding a new difficulty setting, masks and weapons.
The sizeable patch will be appreciated most by those that have dedicated a serious amount of time to the game, which is arguably the way it should be. The new difficulty setting, along with the masks and events will only be available to players that have reached level 145.
In addition to this, the update also boasts new SWAT TEAM AI and animations for improved strategy, as well as the ability to drop into games mid-heist. Full update details can be found below:
Masks of Disguise: Feeling stately? Presidential masks are now available to those players that have reached level 145. Players can grab a Golden mask when all heists are completed on OVERKILL 145+. BEEEF masks have also been added to the game, and can be picked up in the lobby.
OVERKILL 145+: Players that have reached level 145 can now play on a new difficulty called OVERKILL 145+, which opens up the possibility for new events and achievements. It also unlocks new weapons, such as the crowbar to open doors, as well as leaderboards.
DROP-IN: With the added in-game drop-in ability, players can set the server to allow for others to join the game mid-heist. Players can also filter players by setting server reputation and difficulty requirements.
SWAT Tactics: The SWAT captain has trained a slew of new recruits, resulting in challenging new tactics and counter measures for players to face on each of the heists.
Sweet Moves: Players can check out new weapon animations for the Shotgun. Law enforcers now move more tactically than ever before. Even civilians have new dance animations in the DIAMOND HEIST.
Portrait Window Additions: Players can now see the name of the character they are currently playing in the portrait window while in game.