How to get cash quickly in PAYDAY 3

How to get cash quickly in PAYDAY 3
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Written by 

Jack Roberts

Published 

26th Sep 2023 10:16

When you’re embarking on heists in PAYDAY 3, you’re going to want to know how to get a huge amount of cash as quickly and efficiently as possible, so we’re here to show you how to maximise the amount of loot you can secure from loose cash, huge payouts and more.

Securing the bag by any means necessary is essential for any heister in PAYDAY 3, but there are things you can do to add to your score and leave with even more cash.

Here, we’re going to break down everything you need to earn more cash fast in the game and get yourself an enviable amount of loot to spend as you wish.

How to earn more cash fast in PAYDAY 3

To earn more cash fast in PAYDAY 3, there are activities you can perform to boost your balance, including:

  • Cracking safes and lockpicking
  • Completing optional side objectives
  • Playing as a team
  • Playing in stealth
  • Using the zipline favour to move cash out quickly

Cracking a safe is a sure fire way to get some extra cash in PAYDAY 3
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By working stealthily, you’ll have more opportunities to secure loose cash lying around the map, because apparently some people just leave it unattended.

There will always be some small change and valuables in safes (or in some cases an entire bag full of cash) so safecracking and lockpicking deposit boxes will also net you that little bit extra.

Additionally, you can get bonus payouts by working with a team of players (or bots in some cases). They will also be able to carry more bags of cash so that you can get a chain going.

What is cash used for in PAYDAY 3?

In PAYDAY 3, cash is used to buy pretty much everything in the game, from all the weapons to the favours that can help in a heist. Personally, we prefer spending our cash on some of those sick customisation options that make us look cool while heisting.

A big pile of money in PAYDAY 3
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Below, we’ve listed all the things you can buy with cash, including:

  • C-Stacks
  • Favours
  • Masks
  • Mask customisation and patterns
  • Weapons
  • Weapon upgrades

While some things need to be bought with C-Stacks (the in-game equivalent of Crypto Currency), cash proves to be king and can be used to purchase the majority of upgrades and items in PAYDAY 3.

However, if you’re going to be a big spender, then you need to know how to get cash fast in PAYDAY 3.

That’s everything you need to start earning more cash fast in PAYDAY 3. Before you know it, you’ll be able to buy all the masks in the game so you can look your very best during your criminal escapades.

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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