One important thing to note is that the rewards gained from the Crime Spree are completely independent from those in typical gameplay. Gathering loot is pointless after the bare minimum has been secured, as additional loot will not increase the money or experience awarded when finishing a spree. The goal is to finish heists as soon as possible and any additional effort is wasted.
Crime Spree is essentially an endurance mode with similar elements to the old Pro Job system.
A Spree can be started by clicking on the yellow "Crime Spree" button on the Crime.net screen and paying an entrance fee, though starting at 0 is free. For a high CC cost the lobby can start at a higher Crime Spree level, which grants bigger rewards, but also higher risk. Starting at 20 and 40 will cost 10 additional coins per level, up to a maximum of 20, and beginning a spree at one's previous best can cost hundreds or even thousands of continental coins, depending on how high the spree rank is. When joining a Spree in progress, the highest level one can participate in is their own personal record from previous runs.
Sprees in progress may be suspended, effectively pausing the streak(s) until the host wishes to resume their progress, or they may be ended by cashing in the rewards, either at will or by failing (see below). A suspended Spree can be resumed at anytime via the same button used to start it, with the button label showing the player's current score.
The host of a session is presented with three choices of heist upon first starting a Spree, and during the break time between each mission. All mission available in a Spree are one-day heists, or certain days of a multi-stage heist.
These are datamined heists that have their own icons, but aren't currently appearing in re-rolls.
The following are not part of the Crime Spree feature.
- Art Gallery / Framing Frame Day 1 & Day 2
- Bank Heist: Other variations plus Firestarter Day 3
- Boiling Point
- Cursed Kill Room
- Diamond Store
- Diamond Heist
- Election Day Day 1
- Four Stores
- Goat Simulator
- Golden Grin Casino
- Jewelry Store
- Safe House Nightmare
- Safe House Raid
- The Alesso Heist
- The Bomb: Forest
- Ukrainian Job
The following were part of Crime Spree at release, but got removed.
Every time the lobby completes a mission, they are rewarded with a 3 to 15 increase in spree rank. These ranks accumulate until they reach certain milestones where additional rewards can be claimed. Currently, there are three milestones that will award an achievement when reached for the first time (see below). Other than that, each completed mission will give out several payday cards that accumulate into a pool. The guaranteed rewards are represented by their own card type, and are always XP, money, Continental coins and certain armor skins. Less certain ones (represented by question marked cards) will be either mask components, weapon mods (broken), XP (broken) or money (broken). Money and XP given this way are not returned and are basically dud-rolls.
As soon as one desires, they can cash in their earnings and leave, though this must be done in between heists. This continues along until they eventually fail, whereupon they will be forced to cash in their rewards, or pay a considerable amount of Continental Coins to maintain the current spree. Claiming one's rewards will eject the player from the lobby and ending their spree. Joining other player's Sprees will add to the reward stockpile, as each player has their own separate section, though a "drop-in" player can only earn credit for heists they actually participate in.
Gameplay modifiers are special effects that, like mutators, serve to make gameplay more challenging for the whole lobby the further they go up the Spree. Initially 3 options are available. Every 20 , players must take one additional Loud modifier. Every 26 , players must take an additional Stealth modifier. Every 50 , there will additionally be a Forced Loud modifier that boosts enemy health and damage.
The lobby cannot proceed with their Spree until the host has selected one out of three options. Starting at the two higher tiers will have the host pick more than one modifier appropriate to where they are; beginning a new Spree at 26 will present the lobby with two modifiers (1 Loud - 1 Stealth), and starting at 40 will require the host to pick three (2 Loud - 1 Stealth).
Several modifiers may repeat multiple times, and some will stack if picked more than once (see below). Hover over the modifers' icons to see their effect(s).
|Available every 50 .|
Enemies have an additional 20% extra health and deal an additional 15% extra damage.
Has its own "pool" and cannot be selected. Effect applies every 50 and stacks infinitely.
Gage Perks are purchases much like Assets that influence a single heist only. Each player can purchase one for 18, which will then affect the entire team for the duration of the heist, making them roughly equal to the crew bonuses of PAYDAY: The Heist. Unlike crew bonuses, however, Gage Perks do not exclude the player(s) who bought them.
Note that some perks are not available during certain heists. For example, a loud-only heist will not offer Speed Talker, due to the lack of pagers.
| Damage Dodger|
All players gain 0.5 base damage absorption.
| Ammo Pilfer|
All players receive +15% extra total ammo.
| Lockpicker King|
Players pick locks 25% faster.
| Extra Body Bags|
Players will receive and carry 2 extra body bags.
| Extra Armor|
All players receive 10% extra armor.
| Blast Resistance|
Players cannot receive damage from explosives.
| More to Deploy|
All players receive 50% extra deployables (Minimum 1).
| Health Boost|
All players receive 10% extra health.
| Rapid Reloader|
All players reload time is decreased by 25%.
| More to Throw|
All players receive 70% extra throwables (Minimum 1).
| Stamina Boost|
All players receive 10% extra stamina.
| Some Invulnerability|
Players gain invulnerability for 5 seconds after killing a special enemy with a melee attack.
| Self Healer|
Players will recover some health when killing an enemy. This can only occur once every 5 seconds.
| One More Down|
All players can go down 1 extra time before going into custody.
| Swift Swapper|
All players time between switching weapons is decreased by 50%.
| Speed Talker|
Players answer pagers 50% faster.
| Indulge in Crime|
Reach rank 50 in the Crime Spree.
| Revel in Criminal Activity|
Reach rank 100 in the Crime Spree.
| A Vast Amount of Unlawful Transgressions|
Reach rank 250 in the Crime Spree.
Unlocks the Mega Rust mask.
- During an earlier stream more Gage Perks were shown than were shipped with the actual function (3 pages compared to 2 in the release). Some of the cut ones are Adrenaline Shots, Fast Feet, and Grim Reaper, and additionally, several of the pre-release perks had different names than in the final version.