Payday 2’s Border Crossing heist is out now on PC and the Silk Road update comes with new outfit customisations, new outfits, and improvements to the UI (via Eurogamer).
Silk Road is a ‘free core game update’ that livens up the game’s UI and introduces a new outfit system. This will let players express themselves with new customisations and adds six free outfits. These are Murkywater Uniform, Raincoat, Scrubs, Tactical BDU, Tuxedo, and Winter Camo Parka. That’s the free stuff covered.
As for the paid stuff, that includes the Border Crossing heist that is available now on PC. ‘While the Payday Gang is preparing to hit Hell’s Island,’ the publisher described what the DLC entails, ‘they find out that their old enemies Murkywater and the Dentist are in the process of moving large amounts of money and illicit merchandise from the US to Mexico, using a secret tunnel across the border. The gang decides to divide their forces as they formulate a plan to strike at this border operation.’
The heist has options for stealth and loud mode, and has a mini-heist titled ‘Border Crystal’ bundled in with it. In addition, there’s another paid outfit pack and a paid weapons mod pack. The Tailor Pack 1 DLC folds four new outfits in, each with five different colour schemes. 10 mods, comprised of five sights, two optics gadgets, one grip, one compensator, and one muzzle brake, are in the Cartel Optics Mod Pack.
Payday 2 was a smash hit when it launched in 2013. It worked wonders for its developer Overkill and its publisher Starbreeze, who were then tasked with delivering a The Walking Dead game with Skybound Entertainment’s blessing. It seemed like one more step in the stratospheric rise of Starbreeze, as it collected titles like Dead By Daylight and began to experiment with VR as a rebranded boutique publisher. But it all went wrong. Overkill crunched to finalise the delayed The Walking Dead game, yet it reviewed disappointingly.
Skybound Entertainment ditched its contract with Starbreeze as soon as it could, and spiralling financial losses meant the publishing rights of System Shock 3, 10 Crowns, and Psychonauts 2 were sold back to their original owners. Against all the odds, Starbreeze and Overkill survived and made some serious changes. One of these was resuming development of Payday 2 and producing a cluster of paid and free DLC to support the beloved game and by extension the companies that made it.
It is hoped that the players purchasing Border Crossing buoy the spirits and the bank accounts of the Overkill team. Individually, the Border Crossing heist is priced at £5.19 and Tailor Pack 1 and Cartel Optics Mod Pack are priced at £2.09. The Border Crossing Bundle which has all of the aforementioned included is priced at £7.22.
Payday 2 is out now for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Switch.
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