Payday 2

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Payday 2
Payday 2 cover.png
Release dates
August 13, 2013
Payday 2 at Steam Charts
Payday 2 at SteamDB
 Payday 2 at Wikipedia
Payday: The Heist 2011
The Wolf Pack
Mercy Hospital
Payday 2 2013
The Diamond Store Heist
Armored Transport
The Charlie Santa Heist
The Infamy Update
The Death Wish Update
The Election Day

General information

Information Port Report
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Master List of Fixes


[edit] Availability

Source(s) Store unlock Notes
Developer website Steamicon.png
Steam Steamicon.png Steamicon.png
Green Man Gaming Steamicon.png
GamersGate Steamicon.png
Information All versions require Steam.

[edit] Essential improvements

[edit] Skip intro videos

Fix -skip_introLink

  1. Find Payday 2 in your Steam Library.
  2. Right-click the game name.
  3. Select Properties.
  4. Select Set Launch Options....
  5. Input -skip_intro.
  6. Press OK.
  7. Launch the game.

[edit] Improving Graphics

There are multiple ways to improve the way Payday 2 looks, this thread on GEM is a good place to start, using an injector such as SweetFX will also help.

The game utilizes a chromatic aberration filter (color separation) which blurs textures and increases the effects of aliasing. The GEM project's Payday 2 package includes a utility to delete this filter from the game's data files, but the change may be reverted by game updates.

[edit] Game data

[edit] Configuration file(s) location


[edit] Save game data location

Information Steam cloud saves are stored in Steam\userdata\<user-id>\218620\remote\saves

[edit] Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native

[edit] Video settings

Basic and advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Native
Field of view (FOV) Native Unmarked slider, suspected to go from 60 to 120.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Impossible
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native Frame rate limiter, goes up to 135

[edit] Input settings

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

[edit] Audio settings

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native "Music", "SFX", and "Voice Chat" separated.
Surround sound Native
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
Dutch Native Unknown Native
French Native Unknown Native
German Native Unknown Native
Italian Native Unknown Native
Russian Native Unknown Native
Spanish Native Unknown Native

[edit] Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Online co-op Native 4

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Native
Peer-to-peer Native
Dedicated Impossible


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP (outbound) 9899

[edit] Issues fixed

[edit] Not fitting fullscreen despite running at 1080p/Black screen when selecting 1080p

Fix Change renderer settings fileLink

Information Sometimes PAYDAY 2 does not fit entirely to the user's screen even though the resolution is set to 1920x1080.
  1. Open %LOCALAPPDATA%\PAYDAY 2\renderer_settings.xml
  2. There are two lines of text. On the bottom line, find where it says resolution= and make sure that's followed by 1920 1080.
  3. Finally, then look for refresh_rate= and make sure that's followed by 60.
  4. The game should be running entirely in full screen now.

[edit] Mouse input delay

Fix Disable multi-threading[1]Link

  1. Open <path-to-game>\context.xml
  2. Find multithreaded="true"
  3. Replace with multithreaded="false"

Fix Change flip queue size to 0 or 1[2]Link

Information AMD users should try RadeonPro
Information Nvidia users can look in the "Manage 3D Settings" section of the graphic card control panel

[edit] Play on Intel HD3000 & HD4000

Fix Custom .dll light-wrapper[3]Link

  1. Download Nvidia d3d9 perf fix
  2. Extract d3d9.dll into <path-to-game>

[edit] Double mouse cursor after Alt+Tab

Fix Disable allowing themes to change mouse pointers[4]Link

  1. Go to Control Panel, Mouse, Pointers tab
  2. Uncheck "Allow themes to change mouse properties".

[edit] System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 XP SP3, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel Dual Core 2.3 GHz Intel Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
10 GB
Video card (GPU) GeForce 8800
Radeon HD 2600
256 MB of VRAM
GeForce GTX 460
Radeon HD 5850
512 MB of VRAM


  1. Master List of PAYDAY 2 Fixes - Steam Community Discussions
  2. Mouse Lag - Steam Community Discussions
  3. Intel HD graphics card and PAYDAY 2 - Steam Community Discussions
  4. Alt+Tab = double cursor - Steam Users' Forums

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