How to access the Payday 3 Open Beta

Payday 3
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Payday 3
Credit: Payday 3

While the launch may be surrounded by some controversial decisions, it's undeniable that the upcoming Payday 3 open beta has gotten fans excited.

A sequel to the 10-year-old iconic Payday 2, this third instalment will require players to be constantly connected to an internet connection, potentially impacting performance, and the usage of mods, a feature that has made its predecessor relevant to this day.

This Payday 3 beta will have a lot to prove if the developers want to earn some of the goodwill they've built with the community these past few years. If you want to know how to get in, we got you covered with all the information you need to know.

Payday 3 Open Beta schedule

The September Payday 3 open beta testing period will start on 8 September, lasting until the 11.

Here’s what the open beta offers, from Starbreeze:

  • The original gang: Dallas, Hoxton, Chains and Wolf. The iconic clown-masked characters that made the Payday franchise infamous are all playable.
  • No rest for the wicked is a Payday 3 bank heist, that charges the players with relieving a small bank of the cash cluttering up their vault. It’s their own choice to go stealth without anyone noticing how the cash evaporated or go loud to really experience that NYC robbery feeling.
  • All difficulties will be playable, level cap is Infamy Level 22 and Weapon Level Progression is at eight.

How to access the Payday 3 open beta

So you're eager to try out Payday 3 ahead of its official release? While it not may be guaranteed that you'll get in, it wouldn't hurt to throw your name up there and see if the devs choose you to partake in the Payday 3 closed beta.

Here's how to do it:

For Steam users

For Xbox users:

  • Go to the Xbox Insider Hub
  • Navigate to previews
  • Select PAYDAY 3

Naturally, there are a few caveats with the Payday 3 closed beta you need to take into consideration, the most important one being that this playtest will focus on network performance rather than gameplay itself.

Other things to consider include the fact that pre-ordering the game won't grant you direct access to the beta, as developers are choosing at random who gets in and who doesn't.

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