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Payday 2 essentials guide and walkthrough

Payday 2 simulates bank robberies, jewelry store break-ins, and so much more. As fun as this illegal activity can be, it's not easy running your game like Tony Soprano--it takes practice.

Payday 2 is not an easy game to jump into, but we've assembled a ton of tips and tricks to help ease you into the underworld. Keep reading to learn about the basics of the game, the roles you can play in each crime, and the heists you'll be pulling off. And hey, if you want to know what we thought of the game in a score kind of sense, read our Payday 2 review!


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