The beta will include the whole original Payday crew as playable characters, Dallas, Hoxton, Chains and Wolf. The beta is set to feature one heist, No Rest For The Wicked.
“No Rest For The Wicked, a classic heist, that gives players the opportunity relieve a small bank of the cash cluttering up their vault. Go stealthily without anyone noticing how the cash evaporated or go loud and create cinematic chaos in an NYC robbery that’s worthy of the silver screen,” reads a description from Starbreeze.
All difficulties will be playable, however, there will be a level cap of Infamy Level 22 and Weapon Level Progression is at 8.
Speaking on a recent livestream, Starbreeze’s global brand director Almir Listo confirmed that the game, which offers both multiplayer and single-player gameplay, will require an online connection regardless of which mode is chosen.
In our recent preview of Payday 3 we said: “We can foresee getting the perfect stealth heist on the game’s highest difficulty to be a Sisyphean challenge for some friend groups, but for others, it’s a whole new level of replayability for the game.
“Payday 3 seems like it has all of the ingredients necessary to pull off its lofty goal of emulating the classic heist films of Hollywood, but the question remains whether its new stealth systems will be fully embraced by a player base that has gotten so used to the ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ action of the previous games.”