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Payday 3 Early Access: How To Get & Date

We explain how you can get early access to the launch of Payday 3, allowing you to join heists roughly three days earlier.
Payday 3 Early Access: How To Get & Date
Starbreeze Studios

Developer Starbreeze Studios and publisher Deep Silver are gearing up for the launch of Payday 3 on PC and current-gen consoles. Prospective virtual heisters are eager to jump in, and we are happy to inform you there is a way to play Payday 3 early.

This article explains how you can get early access to the launch of Payday 3, allowing you to play the game up to three (3) days before its release on 21 September 2023, so let's jump in.

How To Get Payday 3 Early Access

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Only two Payday 3 Editions grant early access to the game...(Picture: Starbreeze Studios)

Payday 3 releases on 21 September 2023. You can play it three days early (18 September 2023) if you have one of the following two editions:

  • Payday 3 Silver Edition (Digital): $69.99
  • Payday 3 Gold Edition (Digital): $89.99

It appears that both the Standard digital edition and physical edition, alongside the Collector's Edition, do not grant you early access. Learn about the prices and content of all Payday 3 Editions, including the Collector's Edition.

The Xbox Game Pass Payday 3 version is, of course, free for subscribers to download and play as long as the game remains on the service. However, this version does not include Early Access to the game.

If you want to play the game even earlier, then you can test Payday 3's first Heist, called "No Rest for the Wicked," on PC and Xbox Series X/S consoles. This can be done for free via the Payday 3 Closed Beta running from 2 to 7 August 2023. 

Payday 3 Early Access Date & Time Countdown

Check out the countdown clock below, counting down the days and hours until Payday 3's Early Access release.

Payday 3 Early Access Countdown

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; the only way to get early access to Payday 3 is by opening your wallet. Remember, pre-ordering the game does not guarantee participation in the beta either. If anything changes, we will endeavor to update this article swiftly.

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