How to get into the PAYDAY 3 technical test: Beta dates & platforms explained

How to get into the PAYDAY 3 technical test: Beta dates & platforms explained
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


28th Jul 2023 17:33

If you're wanting to know how to get into the PAYDAY 3 technical test to try out the beta prior to release, read on for all the information, as we've got the latest details on the start date and platforms. 

PAYDAY 3 is the next instalment in the first-person shooter franchise, where players can plan and partake in various heists to get filthy rich.

With its launch fast approaching, some players may want to get in on the PAYDAY 3 beta to see what they're in for ahead of time - and how this entry has changed from the previous one. So here's all the information you'll need about the upcoming PAYDAY 3 technical test.

PAYDAY 3 technical test: Dates and platforms

The PAYDAY 3 technical test will be taking place between August 2, 2023, to August 7, 2023, giving players six days - including a whole weekend - to try out the game. 

This PAYDAY 3 beta will only be available for the PC (via Steam) and Xbox Series X|S platforms, meaning PlayStation players are out of luck. 

Currently, details on whether this is the final chance to play before release still remain unknown. If you're looking to try it out, make sure you sign up for the technical test, which we cover how to do below.

How to get into the PAYDAY 3 technical test

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There are two ways to get into the PAYDAY 3 technical test, which are different depending on your platform of choice. 

For Steam, to access the PAYDAY 3 beta, you will need to do the following:

  • Head to the game's store page
  • Scroll down and find the section that says 'Join the PAYDAY 3 Playtest'
  • Select 'Request Access
  • In the new window, click the same button
  • A new pop-up will say 'Request submitted' to confirm your sign-up

For Xbox players looking to access the PAYDAY 3 technical test, the process is slightly different. Here's what you'll want to do:

  • Download the Xbox Insider Hub app from the store
  • Load the app up
  • Navigate to the 'Previews' section
  • Select 'PAYDAY 3', and you will be signed up

It's worth noting that registering your interest for the PAYDAY 3 beta does not mean you will automatically gain access, however, as applications are randomly approved. At the end of the day, it's all up to luck! 

That's all for our breakdown of the PAYDAY 3 technical test, and now you know what it takes to sign up, along with the beta dates and which platforms it'll be on.

Stick with GGRecon for more PAYDAY 3 guides.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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