New to Payday 2? Want to get familiar with the game? Here’s a guide to help you get started with Payday 2.
What You Should Do First
The best thing to do when you first start up the game is to go through the tutorial. it will teach you the basics about going stealth and going loud.
Doing Your First Heist
Go to the Crime Net. If you are going to play multiplayer, then click on one of the icons that show up. If you are going to be a single-player, then go to the Contract_Broker. You should start out with the basics, i.e, Jewelry Store, Go Bank, Bank Heist, etc. If you believe you can handle difficult challenges, choose one with one or two yellow skulls. You probably shouldn’t start with stealth first, but I’m not your boss. If you are going stealth multiplayer then when you join the game before you press start ask the host if it is safe to join.
When you complete your first heist, you unlock a lot of different things, ranging from guns, weapons, melee weapons, and armor. You can also unlock things like skins from card drops at the end of the heist.
Money can be used for a variety of purposes, but most of your money should not be used to purchase firearms or other items. When you complete a heist, you get 2 types of money: offshore money, and regular money. Offshore money is for paying for heist contracts, offshore paydays, and other things.
When you complete a mission, you will gain “skills,” which will allow you to develop your own play style. into your inventory and go through your skills. You will see tabs at the top called Mastermind, Enforcer, Technician, Ghost, and Fugitive. You unlock these different skills by clicking on them. You cannot have all of the skills. You can ace them, giving you more abilities. Look for tutorials on the building you want to work in. If you don’t know which building you’ll be in, I’d recommend starting with the tank building.
The perk deck, like the skills, is used for what you’re going to do, and I recommend using a video for your building once again. You unlock more of your perk deck by gaining XP and using the XP on the perk deck.
Amour is used to protect yourself from bullets. You have to have iron man skills to have an improved combined tactical vest.
Every single player in your game has equipment (except the A.I.). You use the equipment in different ways, so if you are putting down a medic bag, it should be in a place where people go by a lot, if it is a turret, it should be in a place where the police are a lot, or if it is just a medkit, you can really place it anywhere. Medic bags can heal you but can also remove diseases. If you want to find out more about gadgets, I would recommend using the Payday 2 wiki.
Buying a Gun
Buying your first gun can be overwhelming. Most of the building videos will tell you which gun to use. Try looking for one that has really good damage and good ammo. Customizing a weapon can be confusing. If you haven’t unlocked any weapon modifications, then you have to unlock them with Continental coins. You get continental coins by completing missions, doing safe house raids, or doing crime sprees. Or you can unlock them by doing a card drawing at the end of a heist.
Melee weapons are used for close-range attacks. Different melee weapons perform different functions, while others perform similar functions. Some melees, such as the Gage shotgun pack, must be purchased in packs. Some of the melees do different things, like electric brass knuckles, which will shock cops and cause them to stagger where you can shoot them.
When you reach 100 levels and have amassed 200,000 in offshore funds, you are ready for infamy. Infamy is basically going back to the start but with your guns, perk decks, and masks with some other cool new stuff like new masks, a new rank, and gaining more XP faster.
And lastly, getting kicked. It always sucks to get kicked, but when you are new to the game, it will happen a lot. If you are attempting to obtain a death sentence in one game and are at a low level, you have a very high chance of being kicked off. Some people in this game are just downright and will kick you for absolutely no reason.
And that concludes this PAYDAY 2 guide. Help us improve this guide by leaving your suggestions in the comment section below.