When planning an elaborate heist, you’ll need to have a clear goal in mind. But once you’re on the job, you may find some other valuable loot that might be worth taking along the way. The Payday 3 Dirty Ice vault won’t be your main objective in the game’s third mission, but it may be worth breaking into.
Payday 3 offers players a lot of flexibility when it comes to accomplishing missions. Not only are you given plenty of optional tasks to complete, but you will also have a variety of perks, skills, and weapons at your disposal to get creative with how to achieve an objective.
So, let’s figure out how to break into the Payday 3 Dirty Ice vault to leave the mission with an even bigger score than your crew had initially planned.
How to open the vault in Dirty Ice
To open the vault in the Dirty Ice mission, you’ll need to press a button on the manager’s desk and scan a keycard at the same time. This button and the keycard scanner are in different areas of the building, so you will need two people to do this.
The trickier part of opening this vault seems to be obtaining the keycard for the scanner. The red keycard that you need is usually found in the basement. To reach it, you’ll need to get through a pin pad whose code can be found in the manager’s office.
Once you have the red keycard, all you need to do is have one of your crew members go to the button on the manager’s table, make your way to the keycard scanner next to the vault, and activate both at the same time.
Can you open the vault while playing solo?
Yes, there is a way to open the vault in Dirty Ice even if you are playing solo. To do this, you’ll need to bring a hostage to the button on the manager’s table while you use the red keycard.
The timing for this does seem to be more forgiving, but the hostage AI can still be unreliable at times. So while it is possible to open the vault on a solo playthrough, you might have an easier time achieving this if you team up with a friend.
And that’s our guide on opening the Payday 3 Dirty Ice vault. Once you complete this mission, you may want to prepare for the next one by going over the best team compositions and reading up on our Rock the Cradle guide.