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PAYDAY 2 now available on SteamOS & Linux, free to try for a few days

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The co-op shooter PAYDAY 2 is now officially available on SteamOS & Linux, yet another popular game! I’ve been waiting on this one as I am keen to play it to see what the fuss is all about. Being the bad guy can be more interesting than being forced to be the hero of everything most of the time.

It’s a shame it got review-bombed after they made some changes recently, but I can’t say if they are good or bad since it has only just arrived for us. We will have our thoughts and a port report up as soon as we can. We had no advanced warning, so it will take time.

It’s also on sale, so now is a great time to check it out! I picked up the GOTY edition myself, and will be checking it out.

About the game

PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.

The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts, and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to big league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in DC, why not participate in the local community, and run a few political errands?

Up to four friends co-operate on the hits, and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear.

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serjor Mar 21, 2016
And it's free for a week: it's time enough to try and buy if it's good (and by good I mean with a good linux support)
sigz Mar 21, 2016
Download still not available for me yet.

Last edited by sigz on 21 March 2016 at 5:55 pm UTC
RTheren Mar 21, 2016
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Copied from PlayonLinux == Missing executable.

Guess, I'll have to wait a little bit more :(
shigutso Mar 21, 2016
Awesome! With one week for free, many people will try and definitely buy it :)

Download still not available... even changed the download servers (to New York and Washington), but no luck :(
Liam Dawe Mar 21, 2016
The Linux content isn't actually linked to any CD Keys, so we won't get anything until they fix it.

You can see it here:
Mblackwell Mar 21, 2016
Shows up in the library but when I install it I get no download, it just creates an empty folder and says, "hey it's installed now!"

I tried deleting and reinstalling, verifying game cache, and restarting Steam. Nada!

Quoting: TheBossThe Linux content isn't actually linked to any CD Keys, so we won't get anything until they fix it.

You can see it here:

Well that's pretty er...

Last edited by Mblackwell on 21 March 2016 at 6:09 pm UTC
Liam Dawe Mar 21, 2016
It's now downloading.
Jarno Mar 21, 2016
Installing, hope it's native.
LinuxGamesTV Mar 21, 2016
Quoting: TheBossIt's now downloading.

Same here. 11,9 GB.
ljrk Mar 21, 2016
I liked the game but stopped when they did micro-transactions. They have lessened it a bit but still, I don't like them selling *that* many DLCs + micro-transactions. I do doubt that they need the money so bad that they really have to go that far tbh.
I have nothing against a few DLC but this is too much.
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