Payday 3 launching day one in Xbox Game Pass

Payday 3 Screenshot
Payday 3 Bank Gameplay (Image credit: Deep Silver)

What you need to know

  • Payday 3 is a co-op heist shooter from developer Starbreeze Studios. 
  • Officially announced in 2016, Payday 3 got a release date at the Xbox Games Showcase 2023.
  • Payday 3 is launching in Xbox Game Pass on September 21, 2023.

Earlier today, Microsoft hosted the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 and Starfield Direct. The events featured an array of major announcements and noteworthy game reveals. Fans of a beloved co-op heist franchise were treated to some especially exciting news. Payday 3 is launching day one in Xbox Game Pass for console and PC on September 21, 2023.

Payday 2 launched back in August of 2023, so by the time Payday 3 releases, it'll have been over a decade between entries. A passionate community and ongoing developer support have kept the Payday 2 player base thriving, but fans are still incredibly excited about the possibilities with this sequel. Payday aims to be bigger, bolder, and more ambitious than its predecessor, with more opportunities for players to fulfill their heist fantasies. 

Payday 3 was originally unveiled in 2016, and after seven years of uncertainty, fans are thrilled to see a hard release date for the highly anticipated sequel. A day-one launch into Xbox Game Pass will undoubtedly be a major boon for the player base as well. There's never been a better time to grab the squad and prepare to rob some banks, and previous and current-gen players can look forward to Payday 3 dropping on September 21, 2023, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, and PS5. 

And if you're looking for something to play while you wait for Payday 3, be sure to check out our list of the best games on Xbox Game Pass. 


Payday 3:  Pre-Order Edition

Plan and run through deliberate heists with friends in this co-op shooter. The game takes place in New York City providing exciting new opportunities in iconic locations. This edition gives you the Trifecta Lootbag.

Preorder at: Xbox | Steam (PC)

Preorder at: Xbox

Payday 3: Silver Edition

This version of Payday 3 gives players The Silver Season Pass, Trifecta Lootbag, as well as a mysterious Silver Edition bonus item. That way you'll be pulling off your heists in style.

Preorder at: Xbox | Steam (PC)

Preorder at: Xbox

Payday 3: Gold Edition

Going with the Gold Edition of Payday 3 nets players a Gold Season Pass, Trifecta Lootbag, and the Gold Edition Bonus item in addition to the Silver Edition bonus item. You can get it for Xbox or PC.  

Preorder at: Xbox | Steam (PC)

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