Overkill softens the blow of its recent microtransactions a bit.
It was an interesting week for Payday 2 fans, which is a nice way of saying they weren’t happy. This was due to Overkill Software introducing microtransactions into the mix through “safes” which contained random loot drops that could only be accessed by buying “drills” with real world money.
Though plenty of games are doing microtransactions, the outrage came from the fact that many of these drops actually affect gameplay and were only available with the DLC. So if you paid money for the DLC and discovered you had to pay more for a chance to get these weapons, you’d understandably be annoyed.
Overkill has responded by now allowing drills to drop in-game through random loot drops thus allowing you to access safes without paying additional cash. Also included in the new hot fix was the First World Bank heist being added to the Contract Broker’s Classics section.
Payday 2 is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, though support for the previous gen consoles has been dropped.