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Payday 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Overkill Software and published by 505 Games.

It was released on August 13, 2013, for PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3. Eventually, an updated version of the game made its way to Playstation 4 and Xbox One, as well as a version for the Nintendo Switch.

Even though Payday 2 can be played as a single-player experience, the co-op gameplay really shines.

So that begs the question, is Payday 2 cross-platform?

Payday 2 is only cross-platform between PC and Linux through Steam. There’s no crossplay between the Steam version and PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Switch.

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Payday 2 FAQ:

Here are the answers to some other common questions about Payday 2:

Is Payday 2 cross-generation?

Payday 2 is cross-gen – though only through backward compatibility and between PS4 and PS5 as well as between Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. That means there’s no cross-generation compatibility with PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles as these versions are too different compared to the later console version of the game.

​Is Payday 2 cross-progression?

Payday 2 isn’t cross-progression, meaning the game doesn’t support cross-saving between different platforms.

​Is Payday 2 available on Mac?

Payday 2 isn’t natively supported on Mac. However, you can play it using PlayOnMac, WineHQ, or Bootcamp.

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​What is Payday 2? – A quick overview.

  • Game Developer: Overkill Software
  • Game Publisher: 505 Games
  • Genre: First-person shooter, stealth

In Payday 2, you take control of one of four robbers wearing masks to hide their identity. The game’s story involves the robbers being contracted to perform various heists and crimes.

You’ll need to work with your team to ensure you make it out of each crime alive.

Many heists are difficult in the later levels of the game, and you’ll unravel the story by continuing to work your way through each mission.

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​Gameplay

Payday 2 is designed as a co-op experience whether you’re playing with other humans.

You can play this game online with friends to work your way through each of the heists. If you don’t want to play with others, then you can have AI-controlled teammates assist you.

Many heists in this game will involve robbing banks, drug trafficking, and even rigging elections. 

You can go in guns blazing in this title if you wish to, but it’s often better to take a stealthy approach.

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Working through the levels without killing too many guards or raising suspicion will be beneficial. It’s up to you to decide how to approach this game.

​What platforms are Payday 2 available for?

Payday 2 is available for:

  • PC (Microsoft Windows)
  • Linux
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S – through backward compatibility
  • PlayStation 3 (PS3)
  • PlayStation 4 (PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 (PS5) – through backward compatibility
  • Nintendo Switch

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