Payday 3 Open Beta: Exciting news for Xbox Series X|S and PC gamers! You have the chance to dive into the Payday 3 open technical beta ahead of the official game release on September 21, courtesy of Deep Silver and Starbreeze. From September 8 to 11, players worldwide can take part in a heist experience while assisting in testing the game’s servers.
Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know about the Payday 3 open beta:
During the beta, you can participate in one heist, “No Rest for the Wicked,” featuring the original quartet of heisters: Dallas, Hoxton, Chains, and Wolf. The full game release will introduce two more characters, Joy, known for her iconic “Switch” mask from Payday 2, and Pearl, a newcomer to the gang. All difficulty levels will be available during the beta, and while you can progress up to infamy level 22, your progress won’t carry over to the official release.
The primary goal of this open beta is to stress test the game’s servers, so be prepared for occasional lag, disconnects, and issues. It’s all part of the process.
How to Access the Payday 3 Open Beta
To join the Payday 3 open beta on Xbox Series X|S and PC, follow these steps:
- Xbox: Navigate to the Xbox Insider Hub, access previews, and select Payday 3.
- PC: Log in to Steam, visit the Payday 3 store page, and click “Request access.”
Payday 3 Open Beta Start and End Times
The Payday 3 technical open beta kicks off on September 8, 2023, at the following times:
- 3:00 PM PST
- 5:00 PM CST
- 6:00 PM EST
The beta will be available until September 10, 2023, at the following times:
- 8:00 AM PST
- 10:00 AM CST
- 11:00 AM EST
Following the open beta, the full Payday 3 game will be officially released on September 21, 2023, and will be accessible on Xbox Game Pass, the Epic Games Store, Steam, Xbox Series S|X, and PS5.”