How many heists are in PAYDAY 3? All missions listed & DLC content

How many heists are in PAYDAY 3? All missions listed & DLC content
Images via Starbreeze Studios

Written by 

Morgan Truder


21st Sep 2023 13:05

You may be wondering how many heists are in PAYDAY 3 when you first start playing the game, so we're here to break down everything you need to know about all the available heists at launch and beyond.

The PAYDAY series has always been about working as a team (unless you're brave enough to do solo stealth) to secure the biggest bag possible. The games are four-player, first-person shooters all about heisting and going on the rob. The scale of the heists gradually increases as you progress through the game, offering you and your crew fresh obstacles to consider. 

How you tackle each heist will be up to you and your friends, so figuring out the best approach will be part of the struggle. So, let’s dive into how many heists are in PAYDAY 3 and what we know about the upcoming DLC so far.

How many heists are in PAYDAY 3? 

New York as it appears in PAYDAY 3
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At the PAYDAY 3 preview event, we were told that the game would launch with 8 heists, which turned out to be the case on release day. This is four less heists than the previous game launched with.

When we spoke with Almir Listo, Brand Director and Head of Community, he said: “PAYDAY: The Heist launched with six heists. PAYDAY 2 launched with 12, although they were fairly smaller than they were in PAYDAY: The Heist.”

We also found out there would be more heists added to the game after launch, with the game receiving 18 months of post-launch content.

All heists in PAYDAY 3

Below, we've listed all eight heists that are present in PAYDAY 3 so far, but that isn't to say there won't be more in the future. So, be sure to keep checking back for more updates on these missions:

  • 99 Boxes
  • Dirty Ice
  • Gold & Sharke
  • No Rest for the Wicked
  • Road Rage
  • Rock the Cradle
  • Touch the Sky
  • Under the Surphaze

The initial eight heists will all be located in New York, with the two we saw during our preview being Gold & Sharke, a Downtown NYC bank, and the other being Under the Surphaze, an Art Gallery beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

A third heist, 99 Boxes, was revealed at Gamescom 2023, themed around rapper Ice-T. In it, we see the gang infiltrate an area filled with shipping containers.

Will there be more Payday 3 heists?

The Payday gang running with their bags of cash in PAYDAY 3
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Although we don't know much about the proposed post-launch content, Starbreeze did confirm future heists will look to explore different parts of the world by leaving the Big Apple.

The first wave of DLC, known as Syntax Error, is slated for release at some point in winter 2023, and will likely feature new maps, heists, and maybe even more playable characters on the horizon.

That's everything you need to know about all the heists in PAYDAY 3. Once more are added, we'll be updating this page with all the information you will need.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our PAYDAY 3 review to find out what we thought of the game.

Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.

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