Entering the Payday 3 Beta: A Guide
As Payday 3 gears up for its September release, Starbreeze Studios and Deep Silver are offering fans an early taste of crime-filled action alongside the original gang: Dallas, Hoxton, Chains, and Wolf. The Payday 3 closed beta will run from August 2 to 7, accessible on both PC and Xbox Series X|S.
This beta spotlights the heist titled “No Rest for the Wicked”, where players aim to raid a vault of its cash, all while evading imminent threats. Whether you prefer a stealthy approach or raw force, the beta promises a thrilling glimpse of what Payday 3 has in store. If you’re eager to get a head start, this guide outlines the steps to gain access.
Accessing the Payday 3 Closed Beta: A Step-by-Step Guide
Depending on your platform of choice, the process to sign up for the beta varies. Here’s a breakdown:
For PC players, joining the Payday 3 closed beta on Steam can be done by following these steps:
- Sign in with the account you plan to use for the beta.
- Visit the Payday 3 page on Steam, either through a web browser or the Steam app.
- Scroll to the purchase options, and under the ‘playtest’ area, select ‘Request Access’.
- If you’re picked, you’ll receive an email granting you beta access.
Xbox Series X|S:
Players who prefer to do their heisting on the Xbox Series X or S, here are the steps to take:
- Log in to your chosen Xbox account designated for the beta.
- Head to the Xbox Insider Hub and choose the ‘Previews’ category.
- Find Payday 3 in this section and apply for entry.
- Selected participants will receive an email with more information about the beta.
During the Payday 3 closed beta, participants will have access to the full range of difficulty settings that will be available in the final release. However, Infamy levels will be restricted to a maximum of 22, and weapon progression will be capped at level eight. While any advancements made in the beta won’t transfer to the main game, it offers players a chance to get a feel for the gameplay, whether they team up or venture solo.