Payday 3: Release date, platforms, trailers & more

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Payday 3 has finally been announced, so here’s everything we know about the game’s release date, platforms, trailers, and more. 

There are a lot of multiplayer games to delve into in 2023 including the highly anticipated Payday 3. As the direct sequel to the critically acclaimed Payday 2, the latest game aims to deliver even more intense FPS action and adrenaline-fueled co-op gameplay. 

Players will certainly need their wits about them if they wish to get away with death-defying robberies and work their way up the criminal underworld. 

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So, if you’re looking to delve back into the Payday gang and conduct some high-level heists, then our handy Payday 3 hub has everything you need to know about the release date, platforms, trailers, and more.


Is there a Payday 3 release date?

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Payday 3 is one of the most anticipated FPS games of 2023.

Payday 3 will come out on Sept. 21, 2023. The Xbox Summer Game Fest officially confirmed the anticipated release date.  

Payday 3 platforms

Payday 3 will launch for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. The game will arrive on Xbox Game Pass on day one. Payday 2 was previously released on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Linux.

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Payday 3 trailers

Payday 3 Logo reveal trailer

Payday 3 received a teaser trailer called “A New Criminal Dawn” on December 31, 2022, which also revealed the game’s logo.

Payday 3 Gameplay reveal trailer

Payday 3 received its first gameplay reveal trailer as part of the 2023 Xbox Games Showcase event on June 11, 2023.

Pearl & Joy trailer

On September 7, 2023, another trailer was released that serves as an introduction to 2 brand-new heisters, Pearl and Joy, who will be joining the Payday universe in Payday 3.

Payday 3 story details

According to the official Payday 3 store page, the game’s story takes place after the events of the previous title. Players will step back into “the life of crime” as they rise up the ranks of the Payday gang and wreak havoc on law enforcement.

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Payday 3 is set “several years after the crew’s reign of terror over Washington DC has ended,” but this time, the gang has reassembled once again to deal with the threat that has roused them out of early retirement. 

Payday 3 gameplay

The 2023 Xbox Summer Game Fest revealed Payday 3 gameplay. Like its predecessor, it seems players will need to coordinate their actions with their team in order to pull off death-defying robberies and avoid the clutches of local law enforcement in Payday 3. 

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As seen in the trailer, players loot a New York City bank with new weapons and skills. Payday 3 will also feature elements surrounding cryptocurrency and the dark web.

Payday 3 DLC

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4 DLCs will be released for Payday 3 over the next year.

Starbreeze Studios has officially revealed their one-year post-launch plan for Payday 3, which is set to include four waves of DLC. The content will be released in the following order:

  • DLC 1: Syntax Error – Winter 2023
  • DLC 2: Boys in Blue – Spring 2024
  • DLC 3: The Land of the Free – Summer 2024
  • DLC 4: Fear and Greed – Fall 2024

While it’s important to note that the names and dates of these DLCs are subject to change, fans can look forward to seasonal events, new playable characters, new enemies, weapons, quality-of-life improvements, and more after the game launches.

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So, there you have it. That’s everything we know about Payday 3. In the meantime, be sure to check out our other game release date hubs for all the latest news and updates. 

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