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Is Payday 3 Crossplay With Cross-Progression Functionality? Answered

We discuss if Payday 3 has crossplay and full cross-progression functionality across all platforms.
Is Payday 3 Crossplay With Cross-Progression Functionality? Answered
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For a co-op fps title such as the upcoming Payday 3 from developer Starbreeze Studios and publisher Deep Silver, crossplay functionality is important. If you are wondering if Payday 3 supports crossplay and cross-progression on all platforms, then we've got you covered.

This quick article explains everything you need to know about Payday 3's cross-progression and crossplay support, so you can plan your heists with friends accordingly.

Does Payday 3 Have Crossplay?

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Pull off heists with gamers from all platforms in Payday 3. (Picture: Starbreeze Studios)

Yes, Payday 3 will have full crossplay support at launch on 21 September 2023. Players from all available platforms (PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S) will be able to play together. At the time of writing, the only thing that is unclear is if you will have the option to turn off crossplay if you so desire.

That's right, no matter which edition of Payday 3 you purchase, on any available platform, you will be able to play with your friends from the same or different platforms. Remember, the game is also available as a Day 1 release on Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Series X/S consoles! This means that if you are an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you can play the game without purchasing any editions. 

Does Payday 3 Have Cross-Progression?

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Carry your Payday 3 progress over to another platform with ease and continue where you left off. (Picture: Starbreeze Studios)

The simple answer is YES! Payday 3 offers full cross-progression support. This means that, for example, you can play Payday 3 on PC and carry on your progress to PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S consoles, and visa versa. You will likely need to sign up to Starbreeze Nebula and link your gaming platform's account. Thankfully, we've got a full guide to use Starbreeze Nebula and get free Payday 3 rewards in the process.

This information comes straight from the developer Starbreeze Studios, as they've confirmed both full crossplay and cross-progression functionality via the game's official FAQ, stating:

PAYDAY 3 supports crossplay with all supported platforms, which means that you can play with your friends no matter where they prefer to play. You will also be able to avail of cross-progression, so you can heist from your preferred platform at any time.

In case you've been locked in a vault and missed it, check out the official Payday 3 gameplay trailer below!

So there you have it, Payday 3 has full crossplay and cross-progression support for all platforms the game is available starting 21 September (or 18 September if you get Early Access.) If anything changes, we will endeavor to update this article faster than a proficient getaway driver can get out of dodge.

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