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Starbreeze report strong Q2 financials from Payday 2, "very rare" in the industry

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Developer Starbreeze Studios is super chuffed with their latest fiscal report for Q2, with heist shooter Payday 2 performing better in sales than last year's Q2.

They're "very proud" of this "very rare" occurrence within the games industry, and the company is "getting close to the opening" of their new Los Angeles office, which will host the Geminose team.

Pre-order Hotline Miami 2 to get PayDay 2 crossover DLC

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number's release date comes news that DLC based on the gory action game will pop up in PayDay 2.

It'll be no big surprise to anyone that's played the game that we're talking masks here – lots and lots of animal masks. Starbreeze sure does love its collaborations with Dennaton Games.

Payday 2 gains 'The Bomb Heists' and 'Dragan Character Pack' DLC, first new content from an "external partner"

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Starbreeze has released the 15th and 16th DLC packs for Payday 2 this week, with The Bomb Heists adding two new heists through a new contact known as the Butcher, played by actress Mira Furlan.

Then there's the Dragan Character Pack adding a new crew member called Dragan, and a new assault rifle and cleaver weapon. He has his own mask and there's a new perk deck called Infiltrator.

PayDay 2 gets new playable class in Clover Character DLC

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PayDay 2's Diamond Heist DLC is out now, and if you fancy playing as the woman at the centre of the mission you can pick up a new character pack in order to unlock bad-tempered Irish burglar Clover.

The snappily named Clover Character Pack adds a whole new class, new melee and ranged weapons, and inevitably a new mask to wear while on the job.

New Diamond Heist drops next week for PayDay 2

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PayDay 2 players will be able to take part in a new heist next week, and developer Overkill Software has released the first trailer, giving fans an idea of what to expect.

Well, not very much of an idea as it happens. The trailer in question is more exposition that in-game footage – you're after a “cursed” diamond with a rather storied history.

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