Payday 3: Release date, platforms, gameplay, story, trailers, more

Joseph Pascoulis
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Starbreeze Studios and Overkill Software are bringing the return of their popular first-person shooter heist game with Payday 3. For those interested in the FPS, here’s Payday 3’s release date and more.

Payday 3 is the third installment of Overkill Software’s popular first-person shooter game, which sees players performing heists to steal objects or a certain amount of money.

The franchise quickly became one of the most popular multiplayer shooters out there, as the online experience of performing heists with your friends produced unique and entertaining gameplay.

The highly anticipated follow-up to Payday 2 is coming, so for those who are interested in knowing the details for Payday 3, here’s everything you need to know, including the release date, platforms, gameplay, and more.

Payday 3 release date

Payday 3, the sequel to the highly successful Payday 2, is set to release on September 21, 2023​. The release date was announced on June 11, 2023, during the Xbox Showcase of Summer Game Fest.

Payday 3 available platforms

Payday 3 will be available for PC and Xbox Series X/S come September 21, 2023. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will also be pleased to know that Payday 3 will be accessible on the platform from day one​.

You can now pre-order Payday 3 for some bonus content in the Trifecta Loot Bag, or, if you pre-order a special edition of the game you can get 3 days of early access.

Payday 3 story & gameplay details

Payday 3 is set several years after the end of Payday 2. Despite the heisters going their separate ways at the end of the second game, the gang has reassembled to confront a new threat that has stirred them from their retirement​.

The game mainly takes place in New York during the 2020s, and those familiar with the franchise will be right at home with the gameplay. In this adrenaline-fueled shooter, players will need to exercise their strategic minds and coordination to perform daring robberies, all while evading the clutches of the law.

While the gameplay will be fairly similar to previous installments, players can expect modern enhancements such as upgraded weapons and skills, as well as new elements like cryptocurrency and the dark web.

Payday 3 trailers

The anticipation for Payday 3 started with the release of the teaser trailer “A New Criminal Dawn” on December 31, 2022, which intriguingly unveiled the game’s logo​.

The excitement was further stoked with the first gameplay reveal trailer showcased at the 2023 Xbox Games Showcase event on June 11, 2023. This trailer provides a glimpse into the high-intensity, team-based gameplay that awaits players in Payday 3​.

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