Payday 2 Free on Steam, Big Franchise Sale Now Through End of March

Play the heist game absolutely free through March 31, while everything Payday-related is marked down 75 percent.

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Overkill Software is celebrating Payday 2's SteamOS launch with a big sale and more on the heist-themed franchise. First, now through the end of the month, Payday 2 is entirely free to play.

Additionally, everything Payday-related on Steam, including the first game, the sequel, and DLC, is marked down by a healthy 75 percent. Payday 1 is going for $3.74, while Payday 2 can be had for $5. The Payday 2: GOTY Edition, which comes with the game and loads of DLC, is available for $12.50.

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As for Payday 2's SteamOS release, everyone who already bought the game gets a free copy of the SteamOS edition. The game is also free if you bought the Alienware Steam Machine.

The SteamOS version of Payday 2 features Steam Cloud functionality, too, which allows players to keep their files in the cloud and sync them across different operating systems.

Full details on the Payday Steam announcements can be seen in this blog post. The free play period and game sales are good through March 31.

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I thought the title meant the game is going free permanently

Curse you terrible titles!

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I'll try it!

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oh a free weekend..

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Why do I keep falling for Eddie's articles man? The title is so friggin' deceptive.

I think Eddie's articles get the most comments, and that's why GS keeps him around for, "community engagement"

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@ginobili1: Just get adblock. Then, he may get clicks, but Gamespot get's no revenue.

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Preferably, Overkill could go under and the world would be a better place. One less lying pile of shit releasing garbage unto the public.

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It doesn't make sense. Why make the game free for almost two weeks, yet take the time to put it on "sale" at the same time? What idiot is going to prefer paying for it?

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@sargentpsgamer: People who play it for 2 weeks then fall in love with it so end up buying it?!?

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@analgrin: The article made it seem like it was being given away. I didn't realize it was limited. (Totally forgot PayDay 2 is a micro-transaction mess.)

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This is that game that committed suicide by lying about microtransactions. Nice try though

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Are the microtransactions that Overkill promised multiple times would never end up in the game free as well? "Shame on you for thinking that Payday 2 will have microtransactions" LOL

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Not free, bad Eddie bad.

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With the bullshit Payday's developer pulled with their microtransactions you couldn't pay me to play this game or ever buy a game from them in the future.

https://roadfromgreedfest.github.io/Road-From-Greedfest/

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Not free at all.

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