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Payday 2's latest update addresses complaints about the microtransactions

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But it doesn't really change much

Remember last week, when Overkill went back on its multiple promises that it would never add microtransactions to Payday 2? Remember the uproar that happened because of it, and rightly so? Well, it looks like Overkill has listened and acted on feedback. Kind of.

In day six of the Crimefest event, Overkill has added those infamous drills to the normal loot drops. You’re now able to earn the drills to get the pay-to-win weapon skins just by playing, and they’re rewarded to players in much the same way as any other item in the game.

It goes a way to apologizing to the players who have been angered by the initial update, but who knows whether it will be enough to get people to go back to Payday 2. It’s worth pointing out we don’t know how rare these drops are going to be for players, so it’s not like they’re ditching the scheme altogether.

If anything, this is just making the carrot all the tastier looking by teasing you every once in a while with what is in the safe, hoping you’ll be hooked enough to buy some more drills. Plus the fact there are still microtransactions in a game that people were previously promised would never have them is still a pretty big kick in the teeth.

Also in day six of Crimefest is a reworked version of the popular First World Bank from the first Payday game. The entire heist is now possible to complete stealthily and has multiple goals to put it more in line with other heists in Payday 2.

That’s a positive for those who weren’t driven away by Overkill lying, right? Right?

Remember last week, when Overkill went back on their multiple promises that they would never add microtransactions to Payday 2? Remember the uproar that happened because of it, and rightly so? Well, it looks like Overkill has listened and acted on feedback. Kind of.

In day six of the Crimefest event, Overkill has also snuck in a small patch that added those infamous drills to the normal loot drops. You’re now able to earn the drills to get the pay-to-win weapon skins just by playing, and they’re rewarded to players in much the same way as any other item in the game.

It goes a way to apologise to the players who have been angered by the initial update, but who knows whether it will be enough to get people to go back to Payday 2. It’s worth pointing out we don’t know how rare these are going to drop for players, so it’s not like they’re ditching the scheme altogether.

If anything, this is just making the carrot all the tastier looking by teasing you every once in a while with what is in the safe, hoping you’ll be hooked enough to buy some more drills. Plus the fact there are still microtransactions in a game that people were previously promised would never have them is still a pretty big kick in the teeth.

Also in day six of Crimefest is a reworked version of the popular First World Bank from the first Payday game. The entire heist is now possible to complete stealthily and has multiple goals to put it more in line with other heists in Payday 2.

That’s a positive for those who weren’t driven away by Overkill lying, right? Right?


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