How to use bots in heists to play solo in PAYDAY 3

How to use bots in heists to play solo in PAYDAY 3
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Written by 

Jack Roberts


23rd Sep 2023 12:40

In PAYDAY 3, you may be wondering how you can embark on heists solo and make use of the in-game bots, well we’re here to show you how to do just that.

While ordinarily, you’re only as strong as your team and the weapons you bring to heists in PAYDAY 3, sometimes you just want to go it alone and work with some efficient bots to get the job done and secure the bag.

Here, we’re going to show you how you can make use of bots in PAYDAY 3 so that you can embark on some solo missions in the game without having to wait for real-world teammates – so read on to find out.

How to use bots and play solo in PAYDAY 3

To use bots in PAYDAY 3, you first need to hop into a heist with an empty lobby. Once you have selected the heist you want to take on, like Under the Surphaze or Dirty Ice, you need to move your selection to Invite Only and start the matchmaking process.

Once you do, you just need to wait a little while for the game to start. Because you haven’t invited anyone to join your game, PAYDAY 3 will instead load in some bots to join you on your misadventures.

Why use bots and play solo in PAYDAY 3?

The bots during a heist in PAYDAY 3
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There are various reasons why you may wish to use bots in PAYDAY 3 including wanting to play some Solo Stealth games.

While it is certainly beneficial to work with your team of real-world friends and strangers, it can make a heist somewhat unpredictable, especially if someone gets unintentionally caught.

However, if you’re playing with bots, you maintain a degree of control over the situation, and can even complete some heists without even masking up.

It's worth noting that, even if you load into a game with bots, you'll still need to go through the normal matchmaking process. As PAYDAY 3 is an online-only game, you'll still need to contend with the online server queues.

That’s everything you need to know about how to use bots and play some solo games in PAYDAY 3. While it is probably more beneficial to work with real-world players, at least you have more options for your heists. Now, be sure to check out how to level up your Infamy fast 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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