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Payday 3 Preload: Everything You Need to Know

Payday 3 is set to bring the next era of co-op chaos to players on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. To ensure a smooth transition into the action-packed game, developer Starbreeze Studios has introduced the Payday 3 preload feature. This allows players to download the necessary files before the official release date, saving them time and giving them more opportunities to dive into the heist-filled world.

Unfortunately, the Payday 3 preload will not be available on Steam or the Epic Games Store. The preload time has not been specified by the developer, but it is expected to align with the game's early access period. Players who have pre-ordered the Silver or Gold edition of Payday 3 will have the chance to start playing a few days before the official release date. The early access for Payday 3 is set to begin at 4:00 PM BST/11:00 AM EDT/8:00 AM PDT.

Downloading Payday 3 will require approximately 46GB of storage, which is relatively modest compared to other modern console releases. Xbox players will also have the option to access Payday 3 through Game Pass, ensuring that friends can easily join in on the co-op fun, thanks to Payday 3 crossplay.

Based on a preview of Payday 3 at Starbreeze Studios, it is shaping up to be one of the best co-op games of 2023. The developers are focused on delivering an immersive “Hollywood Heist fantasy.” The game's future roadmap, as discussed with brand director Almir Listo and producer Andreas Häll Penninger, promises exciting possibilities.

For those new to the Payday series, it is not necessary to have prior knowledge of the story. Starbreeze Studios provides a development diary that covers the essential story beats for Payday 3. Additionally, detailed information about the game's weapons and skills is available for players who want to delve deeper into the gameplay mechanics.

– Official post on social media.
– Payday 3 listing on the Xbox digital storefront.