Payday 2 is only 99 cents on Steam

Payday 2 is only 99 cents on Steam right now to celebrate the game’s 10 year anniversary.

Since the game launched, the price has slowly dropped before settling in at around $9.99 USD. Now the game is at its lowest price ever, likely due in part to the imminent release of Payday 3 next month.

Starbreeze Entertainment also announced an in-game event for the anniversary, and announced that players can unlock Payday 3 cosmetics by playing Payday 2.

The Event

Rejoice heisters! Today marks the return of the most popular porcine payday pal, the golden piggy! Whatever heister is having this fever dream must’ve eaten something horrid.

You might recognize elements of previous community events for this one, though Mr. Piggy has gone through some… improvements. Bigger, stronger, piggier!

TL;DR – defeat enemies to feed the pig, once the pig grows big enough for you, smash it, and make off with the rewards!

To explain it a bit more thoroughly… Defeating enemies will cause them to drop piggy bucks, remember to check the side-jobs to see what you can unlock and what you need to do. How you defeat enemies will affect how efficiently you gain piggy bucks, you’ll get 1 piggy buck for every:

  • 5 headshots kills
  • 10 body shot kills
  • 5 cash blaster kills
  • 1 kill with either of the two available event weapons

The piggy will then feast on the fruits of your labor! To put it simply, throw the piggy bucks into the pig to make it grow, the bigger it gets the more you’re rewarded.
The piggy will grow in up to 5 stages, each stage will grant you a random buff such as faster run speed while carrying bags, increased drill speed, or less damage taken. You can choose to get out before the piggy is full if you smash it early, your reward will depend on what stage the piggy was in, so the more you risk the more you stand to gain.

For every 3 million piggy bucks the PAYDAY 2 community collects, we’re upping the ante and providing rewards! Check out the event page to see what the community can earn!

Do note that we use telemetry in order to track the progression of this event, so if your telemetry is turned off, your contributions will not count. Check here for how to turn it on or off. The event starts today August 16th and will run until [day] August 22th

Payday 2 is available on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Payday 3 is set to launch on September 21, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store).



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