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Payday: The Heist will be free to download on October 18

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Posted on July 29, 2014 AT 05:49am

Overkill Software will offer its 2011 release Payday: The Heist for free on Steam for one day on October 18 as part of its Payday 2 Crimefest event.

The developer will be celebrating the third anniversary of the Payday franchise on October 18, and it wants to give players a slice of the action. To get involved all you have to do is simply join the Payday 2 community group on Steam. The number of members currently stands at over 1.1 million, and for each milestone up to 1.5 million something new will be added to the game.

Previous milestones have seen Brass Knuckles and a Golden AK added to the game, as well as Judge Gun and Money Bundle weapon that is currently still in development. at the 1,050,000 members mark that was recently passed Overkill promised that for 24 hours on October 18 it would make Payday: The Heist free on Steam.

Future unlocks include an Old Hoxton playable character and heist, the option of selecting the time of day, a gun from Cage, and more. The unlock for 1.5 million members is still a secret.

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