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Payday 2 DLC finds Overkill “tipping our hats” to Battlefield and DICE

The Gage Assault Pack: a tribute to Battlefield in Payday 2.

Much has been made of the shared thematic ground in Battlefield Hardline and Payday 2, but evidently Overkill aren’t worried about associating too closely with the DICE series.

Their Gage Assault Pack is a collection of weapons, mods, masks and materials for Payday, and comes swathed in a familiar orange and grey-blue aesthetic.

The Assault Pack’s website is backed by a pulsing techno-classical soundtrack which rings a few bells. And its blurb describes a shoot-first, sneak-next-time approach that fits DICE’s MO.

“Yes, this is us at Overkill tipping our hats to a fellow Swedish game developer,” confirmed the developers.

Payday arms dealer Gage says the pack’s contents will do the trick when you want to “go loud from the start”, and “fill the air with high velocity rifle rounds, and plenty of them”.

To that end, the DLC includes four guns, 28 mods, four melee weapons, four masks, four materials, four patterns and 10 achievements. They’ll all be detailed before Thursday, when the pack will go on sale for $4.99.

Are any of you lot still playing Payday 2?

Cheers, Polygon.