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Payday: The Heist completely free for 24 hours via Steam on Oct. 16

In celebration of the 3rd anniversary of Overkill Software’s popular Payday franchise, the developer has been handing out a large amount of digital goodies – masks, guns, new gameplay features – but only as Payday 2‘s official Steam group reaches certain community member number milestones, with reaching 1.5 million community members by October 18th being the ultimate goal.

Fortunately, Overkill Software, developer of both Payday: The Heist and Payday 2, has reached their 1.5 million community member goal.

To reward their faithful community members for reaching the 1.5 million member mark ahead of time, Overkill is releasing their first Payday game, Payday: The Heist for free on Steam for 24 hours starting Thursday, October 16th. at 10AM Pacific time, which can then be kept forever even after the 24 hours has ended.

Payday: The Heist was originally set to release for free for 24 hours starting October 18th, however, considering that Overkill attained their end goal faster than anticipated, the game developer has pushed the game’s free download window ahead two days.

Read more details on how to get Payday: The Heist for free after the break.

Payday: The Heist Free for 24 Hours Via Steam

Payday: The Heist Free on Steam 24 Hours


Overkill Software had the following to say on Payday 2‘s official Steam announcement page in regards to Payday: The Heist being free for 24 hours:

“PAYDAY: The Heist for free for 24 hours via Steam Thursday morning at 10AM Pacific.

To celebrate that you reached the goal earlier than anticipated, we’re giving out PAYDAY: The Heist for free via Steam Thursday morning at 10AM Pacific and going forward for 24 hours. This was going to happen on the 18th originally but since you guys did such an awesome job we want to give you the reward as soon as possible.

Tell your friends and family that they can download PAYDAY: The Heist for free on Thursday morning of October 16th at 10AM Pacific. We’ll give out clear instructions on how to download it come Thursday.

Thanks everyone!”

What are your thoughts on Overkill releasing Payday: The Heist for free? Have you played the original or its sequel before? What did you think? If not, are you going to give the original game a spin?

Let us know in the comments section below! As always, stay tuned to GamerHeadlines.com for the latest in video game and technology news!

Source: Payday 2‘s official Steam community page

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