How to unlock all weapons in PAYDAY 3

How to unlock all weapons in PAYDAY 3
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Written by 

Jack Roberts

Published 

22nd Sep 2023 12:32

When embarking on your heists in PAYDAY 3, you may be wondering about the weapons you can use and how to unlock them all. So, we’re here to show you just that.

In PAYDAY 3, you’re only as strong as your team and the weapons you bring with you, so learning how to unlock some of the more powerful weapons will give you a better chance at securing an enviable amount of loot.

So, we’re here to break down all the weapons you can get in the game, as well as the necessary steps you need to take to unlock them all – so read on to find out.

How to unlock weapons in PAYDAY 3

To unlock more weapons in PAYDAY 3, you’re going to need to complete heists and level up fast to get your hands on a wider selection. You can then buy them from the Arms Dealer.

When you first start playing PAYDAY 3, you will have two default weapons. However, the more you play and increase your levels, the more you will unlock.

A collection of weapons you can unlock in PAYDAY 3
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While the majority of the weapons can be bought with standard cash you accumulate from heists can only be bought with C-Stacks, a separate type of in-game currency.

All weapons in PAYDAY 3

A selection of Pre-set Weapons you can unlock in PAYDAY 3
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There is a vast assortment of weapons in PAYDAY 3 that fall into three categories:

  • Standard Weapons
  • Preset Weapons
  • Overkill Weapons

Your Standard Weapons in PAYDAY 3 will make up the bulk of your loadout and can be customised with sights, barrels, silencers and more. They can be bought with cash.

Preset Weapons are a selection of the same standard weapons, with the modifications to them already done and cannot be changed. They can only be bought with C-Stacks.

The Overkill Weapons are special weapons that can only be used for a limited amount of time in a heist, and only when certain requirements are met. However, they are incredibly powerful.

Below, we’ve listed all the weapons that will make up your arsenal in PAYDAY 3, their type and the level they unlock.

Standard Weapons

More weapons below...

Weapon

Weapon Type

Unlock Level

CAR-4

Assault Rifle

Default

Signature 40

Pistol

Default

Reinfeld 880

Shotgun

Level 2

J&M Castigo 44

Revolver

Level 10

SA A144

Marksman

Level 15

FIK PC9

SMG

Level 18

Northwest B-P

Assault Rifle

Level 21

Stryk 7

Pistol

Level 25

Ziv Commando

SMG

Level 29

Weapon

Weapon Type

Unlock Level

KU-59

Assault Rifle

Level 35

SP Model 11

Pistol

Level 38

Mosconi 12 Classic

Shotgun

Level 43

Reinfeld 900S

Marksman

Level 53

Signature 403

Pistol

Level 59

SG Compact-7

SMG

Level 65

Sforza Bison

Revolver

Level 70

VF-7S

Assault Rifle

Level 77

Preset Weapons

More weapons below...

Weapon

Weapon Type

Unlock Level

Ziv Commando “Kick Murder”

SMG

Default

R900S “Thunder Scythe”

Marksman

Level 26

VF-7S “Featherlight”

Assault Rifle

Level 40

A114 “Sentinel”

Marksman

Level 49

Castigo 44 “Tin Hammer”

Revolver

Level 60

S40 “Square Off”

Pistol

Level 60

SP M11 “Hard Cough”

Pistol

Level 86

R880 “Porch King”

Shotgun

Level 93

CAR-4 “Monument”

Assault Rifle

Level 100

Weapon

Weapon Type

Unlock Level

KU-59 “Ruthless”

Assault Rifle

Level 110

Stryk 7 “Hard Liquid”

Pistol

Level 125

Bison “Long Rager”

Revolver

Level 136

Mosconi 12C “The Poacher”

Shotgun

Level 150

Overkill Weapons

Weapon

Weapon Type

Unlock Level

Marcom Mamba MGL

Grenade Launcher

Default

HET-5 Red Fox

Sniper Rifle

Level 40

That’s everything you need to know about all the weapons in PAYDAY 3. As the game progresses, there may be some more additions to this list, so keep checking back for any added content. In the meantime, be sure to check out all the information you need about Telemetry in PAYDAY 3.

Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.

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