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A mask is a cosmetic piece of equipment worn by each of the four protagonists. Various masks can be selected in the lobby, and most masks are different for each character.
The default masks.
Part of a promotion between Alienware and PAYDAY. Users of an Alienware computer must be running AlienFX for the masks to appear in the pre-lobby selection.
Players without an Alienware computer can still access these masks by downloading and installing a lightfx shell extension file, as instructed in this article.
Added in Patch 3 and available to all players. They appear to be references to various games; Dallas' mask a reference to Homefront or Army of Two, Hoxton's mask a reference to the Battlefield games, Wolf's mask a reference to Metro 2033, and Chains' mask a reference to Jurassic Park: The Game.
Added in Patch 6, they are unlocked by reaching level 145. Featured are Dallas as Richard Nixon, Hoxton as George W. Bush, Wolf as Bill Clinton, and Chains as Barack Obama. These masks may be a reference to the movie "Point Break" which features bankrobbers dressed up as presidents with similar masks.
Added with the release of the No Mercy heist, and available to players who own Left 4 Dead or Left 4 Dead 2. Featured are some Special Infected from Left 4 Dead: Dallas as the Hunter, Hoxton as the Boomer, Wolf as the Smoker, and Chains as the Tank.
Part of a community event on the PAYDAY forums organized on August 2, 2012. Overkill developers asked people to spray the release date of the Wolf Pack DLC on the internet in a "troll way." People who successfully participated were inducted into the Payday Troll Steam group and obtained the masks. There is no other way to get the Troll masks without hacking.
The four Troll masks are a reference to internet memes; Dallas' mask is a reference to the Trollface meme, Hoxton's mask is a reference to the Me Gusta meme, Wolf's mask is a reference to the LOL meme, and Chains' mask is a reference to the Forever Alone meme.
- Digging through the game's asset files reveals that Dallas' mask used to be of a different design before being changed to the Trollface.
A set of hidden masks released with the Wolf Pack DLC for the PC. Each mask references a certain clue from the ARG puzzle that, once solved, leads players to a door within the First World Bank. In the secret's original incarnation, after positive evaluation of the puzzle solution evidence, Overkill invited the players to the Steam group Payday: The Secret, which, along with having the OVERDRILL achievement, unlocked the masks. The Secret masks can still be obtained by recording your Overdrill on Overkill 145+ difficulty and sending it to email@example.com
Added in Patch 18 and are unlocked by being a member of PAYDAY: The Vyse to reward players who contributed to his Charity Live Stream. The group was briefly open for all to join and obtain the Vyse's masks for free, though entry has since been closed and the masks have been made unavailable once more.
Each mask is a reference to some of the challenges Vyse did during the live stream; Dallas' mask being a reference to the Source of PAYDAY challenge, Hoxton's mask being a reference to the Three Stooges challenge, Wolf's mask being a reference to the Bear Grylls challenge, and Chains' mask to the Child Play Charity where the proceeds went to.
End of the WorldEdit
Added in Patch 3, it is unlocked along with the Last Christmas achievement by finding one of the hidden Christmas presents in multiplayer. For a list of locations, see Last Christmas. The mask is available for all characters.
Unlocked by being a member of the Payday: Moderator Crew/Supporters group on Steam.
Unlocked only for employees of Overkill Software.
|Heists|| Release: First World Bank • Heat Street • Panic Room • Green Bridge • Diamond Heist • Slaughterhouse|
DLC: Counterfeit • Undercover • No Mercy
|Weapons|| Primary: AMCAR-4 • Reinbeck • M308 • Brenner 21 • AK|
Secondary: Mark 11 • Locomotive 12G • Compact-5 • GL40
Pistols: B9-S • Crosskill .45 • Bronco .44 • STRYK
|Deployables||Ammo bag • Doctor bag • Trip mine • Sentry gun|
|Enemies|| Regular: Security guard • Cop • FBI • Gangster • Blue SWAT • Heavy SWAT • Murkywater|
Special: Bulldozer • Cloaker • Shield • Sniper • Taser
|Characters||Dallas • Hoxton • Wolf • Chains • Bain • Minor characters|
|Gameplay||Assault Waves • Cable Ties • Civilians • Drills • Environmental hazards • Police Custody • Reputation • Risk Level (Overkill 145+) • Shout • Stealth • Upgrades|
|Miscellaneous||Achievements • Challenges • Companies (GenSec • Murkywater) • DLC • FBI • Gangs & Mafias • Masks • Options • Overkill Software • Steam Trading Cards • Timeline • Update history|