Payday 3 closed beta is coming this August

Payday 3 closed beta
Credit: Starbreeze Studios

Payday 3 closed beta
Credit: Starbreeze Studios

While the launch may be surrounded by some controversial decisions, it's undeniable that the upcoming Payday 3 closed 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.

When does the Payday 3 closed beta start?

Announced via social media, the Payday 3 closed beta will be held from 2 to 7 August on PC (via Steam) and Xbox Series S/X consoles.

Sadly for PlayStation users, there's no announcement of a beta of any kind. At least for the time being.

How to access the Payday 3 closed 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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