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This article is about the wearable face masks featured in PAYDAY 2. For the list of masks in PAYDAY: The Heist, see Masks.
Mask customization

Examples of mask customization in PAYDAY 2.

In PAYDAY 2, players can customize a cosmetic mask to personalize their character. A custom mask consists of a color scheme, a pattern, and a material.

Masks in PAYDAY 2 are either randomly given by the 'pick a card' screen at the end of each heist or are unlocked and granted to the player for free for completing certain achievements, joining the community group, or reaching a new level of infamy. Card masks can only be used once, however granted masks can be re-used by sending the mask back to your inventory (you will lose any colors and non-achievement patterns and materials though). You will not be able to customize it any further once you have finalized it. Even if you leave any of the 3 slots empty, you won't be able to fill it later.

Each player is only given a specific amount of mask slots, but masks can be sold or returned to free up a mask slot. Additional slots can be bought for $800,000 (up to 72 slots)

Note that "The Skull" comes with the Lootbag DLC but can also be obtained from cards.

  • White items are dropped from cards, with some exceptions.
  • Blue items are unlocked by default.
  • Light Blue items are community items.
  • Yellow items are from a DLC.
  • Orange items are from a special event.
  • Magenta items are "Infamous" (rare) items.

There are 6 tabs in the Mask purchase screen (default does not appear, but are the first slot in the inventory when selecting the mask tab); Community, Normal, DLC, Event, Collaboration, and Infamous.

Any masks not possessed will be shown greyed out, with the exception of the Event tab which does not appear if no Event masks are owned and will not display masks you do not own. DLC items from DLC you do not own will have a red cross with DLC through it, infamous items you need to unlock have a red cross with a card on them. Items locked by achievements will be greyed out like others without any cross displaying the requirement, even those in the Normal tab.

Default (Preferred Character)Edit

Masks unlocked by default. They cannot be sold or unlocked via card drops. When you equip this mask, it changes depending on what character you are.

Note: All default character masks also exist as standalone versions.

  • The Collateral glasses are a reference to the 2004 film of the same name, the mask resembling the glasses worn by Max Durocher throughout the movie, and the description referencing Vincent's mode of transportation to his hits.

Community MasksEdit

PAYDAY 2 CommunityEdit

These masks are available by joining the PAYDAY 2 Community Group. Once you join, you will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory. You will also be able to obtain the Mark, Hockey Heat and Happy Santa masks via card drops. The other community masks can't drop during a PAYDAY and can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

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The mask worn by McCauley in Heat. This was likely the inspiration for the Hockey Heat mask. Unsurprising, seeing how Overkill Software seems to enjoy paying homages to this film.

  • The Mark mask was added in PAYDAY 2 as a reference to Mark from Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, which the developers of the game were able to play a very early build of.[1]
  • The Hockey Heat masks were worn by the main character's crew, most notably the heister McCauley, in the 1995 film Heat. The same character wearing the same mask in the screenshot on the right is likely the inspiration of the Armored Transport DLC splash card as well.
  • The Peter mask is based on the Hotline Miami mask of the same name.
  • The Terminator glasses are a reference to the 1984 film of the same name. They are based on the glasses worn by the eponymous antagonist throughout the film, with the description referencing the Terminator's origin ("an assassin from a distant land", "built like a machine").
  • The Reservoir Dog glasses are named after the 1992 film Reservoir Dogs. The glasses resemble those worn by the main characters, who had indeed all worn the same clothing and had codenames.
  • The Conquest', Death, Famine, and War masks are all rather obviously based on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Dead by Daylight CommunityEdit

These masks are available by joining the Dead by Daylight Community Group. Once you join, you will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

The Solus Project CommunityEdit

This mask is available by joining The Solus Project Community Group. Once you join, you will unlock 1 of the Planetary Tomb Guardian mask. It can't drop during a PAYDAY and it can't be sold. Instead, it can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

NormalEdit

Normal (Card Drops)Edit

Normal masks are unlocked via card drops. The chance of getting a mask ranges from 9.8% at level 1 to 15% at level 90+.

  • The Alienware mask is a promotion from a computer hardware company called Alienware, Dell's subsidiary; the mask is the company's mascot, the Alien. It must be found like the rest of the masks in PAYDAY 2, unlike in PAYDAY: The Heist where it's given exclusively to anyone with an Alienware computer.
  • The Brainiac mask is an homage to Jason Voorhees' look in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.
  • The Calaca mask is from the Mexican Spanish word Calaca, which is a skull or skeleton commonly used for the Mexican Day of the Dead.
  • The Doctor Crime mask is a homage to Doctor Doom by Marvel Comics.
  • The Greek Tragedy mask could be derived from the masks found in Greek Tragedies, a form of theater from Ancient Greece and Asia Minor.
  • The Hockey Mask was worn by the character "Waingro" in the 1995 film, Heat.
  • The "Hog" mask is a homage to Hotline Miami, a game developed by Dennaton Games.
  • The Jaw mask is likely a reference to Trap Jaw from the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series.
  • The Mummy mask is based on Iron Maiden's mascot Eddie from the Powerslave Album.
  • The Oni mask is from Japanese folklore, Oni meaning Demon and more.
  • The Outlander mask is a reference to I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, a short story by Harlan Ellison, published in March, 1967. It later turned into a point-and-click adventure game in 1995 by The Dreamers Guild. The story was based in a post-apocalyptic future set 109 years into the future after the Cold War escalated into a World War controlled by a Super Computer named AM in which it nearly wiped out the human race in a massive genocide. The mask represents the ending of the protagonist turning into a gelatinous blob creature wanting to scream of the horrors it suffered but cannot, due to its lack of a mouth. It is forever condemned to its thoughts.
  • The Shrunken Head mask is from a practice that includes severing and shrinking a human head that is used for rituals, trophies, or for trade.
  • The Vampire mask is based on the iconic vampire Count Dracula. Dracula is part of the Universal Monsters that also contained other pop culture figures like Frankenstein and the Wolf Man. Dracula was first conceived in Bram Stoker's book "Dracula" in 1897. Dracula has gathered over 40+ appearances in movies as a main antagonist and monster.
  • Mr. Smooth is based on singer David Bowie, baring a strong resemblance to the his Ziggy Stardust Persona, especially when combined with the Lightnigh Bolt pattern. The masks' description of merging beings is likely an homage to Bowie's many different characters and personas.

Normal (Achievement)Edit

These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The Strinch mask and its associated achievement ("Stealing Christmas") are references to the Dr. Seuss book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!".
    • The piece that is supposed to resemble a nose is shown to have a fleur-de-lis on it, a symbol commonly seen throughout PAYDAY 2.
  • The Krampus mask and its description are references to the mythical Germanic entity of the same name.
  • The Mechanical Santa mask is based on the murderous Robot Santa Claus from Futurama.
  • The Mrs. Claus, Strinch, Mechanical Santa, and Krampus masks were designed by community members that defeated Almir in the "bull challenge" in Los Angeles.
  • The Tids is a reference to The Stig, a recurring character in the British TV show Top Gear. The helmet is based on a Simpson Diamondback helmet which The Stig wears.
  • Three of the four masks introduced on the final day of the 2015 CrimeFest are based on internet memes: While the Dawg and No Me Gusta masks are based on the Doge and Me Gusta memes respectively, the Rageface mask is a mix of the LOL, Rage, and Y U NO memes.
    • The Funnyman mask was originally named Baitface, and its original appearance and description was based on the Trollface meme, but the mask's appearance was changed to what it currently is in Update #90, and its name and description were changed later on. No official reason has been given but it's likely because the creator of the Trollface put a copyright on the image.
  • The Rudelf mask is a reference to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the mask's name is a pun on "Rudolph" and "Elf".
  • According to the achievements required to unlock the Greedy the Elf and Rudelf masks, they were originally named "Christmas Cap" and "Rudolph", respectively.

Normal (CrimeFest 2015)Edit

Masks unlocked by default. Upon launching the game, you will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory. You will also be able to obtain these masks via card drops. They can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Normal (Other)Edit

Masks unlocked by default. Upon launching the game, you will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory. You will also be able to obtain these masks via card drops. They can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

DLCEdit

Lootbag DLCEdit

Requires the "Lootbag" DLC. You will unlock 1 of this mask in your inventory and be able to obtain them via card drops if you pre-ordered the game on PC or bought it on console.

A Merry Payday Christmas Soundtrack DLCEdit

Requires the "A Merry Payday Christmas Soundtrack" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock 1 of the three masks in your inventory and will now be able to obtain them via card drops.

Armored Transport DLCEdit

Requires the "Armored Transport" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock 1 of the four masks in your inventory and will now be able to obtain them via card drops.

Gage Weapon Pack #01 DLCEdit

Requires the "Gage Weapon Pack #01" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock 1 of the four masks in your inventory and will now be able to obtain them via card drops.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Arnold") hailed from Austria. The UAR required to unlock the Commando achievement was based on the Steyr AUG made by the Austrian company Steyr Mannlicher.
    • ​The mask's description also contains numerous references to the popular Doge internet meme.
  • Dolph Lundgren ("Dolph") is a Swedish actor and bodybuilder. The AK5 required to unlock the Wanted achievement was based on the real-life Ak 5, a Swedish version of the FN FNC made by the Swedish company Saab Bofors Dynamics.
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Jean-Claude") is a famous Belgian actor. The Kobus 90 required to unlock the 3000 Miles to the Safe House achievement was based on the FN P90 made by the Belgian company Fabrique Nationale de Herstal.
  • Chuck Norris ("Chuck") is a legendary American actor and martial artist. The Crosskill required to unlock the Public Enemies achievement was based on the American-made Colt/Browning M1911.
  • The descriptions of the masks on the website are separate from those in-game. The website descriptions are also attributed to Gage.
    • Dolph: "This is your typical Rocky Mountain species: very hardy, very thick skull, can eat just about anything that grows. They'll also climb any surface and will run for days. Until you shoot them, of course."
    • Arnold: "Ah, man's best friend! And a particularly beautiful specimen as well. Vlad, you know him, right? He says he prefers dogs to people, because A. they don't talk back, and B. can't shoot for shit."
    • Chuck: "The American Bald Eagle. Represents everything that is righteous, good, and true. Which is ironic, as he - and I quote Mr B. Franklin here - is a bird of bad moral character, who does not earn his living honestly..."
    • Jean-Claude: "Perhaps the most iconic of all endangered species, and the symbol of man's war on nature. If you too wanna shoot one, you gotta act fast because these beauties are about to run out of stock!"

Gage Weapon Pack #02 DLCEdit

Requires the "Gage Weapon Pack #02" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock 1 of the four masks in your inventory and will now be able to obtain them via card drops.

Poetry Jam DLCEdit

All these masks will be available for free for anyone who owns the PAYDAY 2: The Official Soundtrack on Steam or pre-ordered the Career Criminal Edition!. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The Optimist mask was based on the Transformer Optimus Prime.
    • Its design is also inspired by the Cybermen from the Doctor Who series. They are also referenced in the description. The line, "Or through forced upgrades. Which are compulsory", is referencing the Cybermen's key role in Doctor Who, which is to upgrade all human beings into Cybermen, and they designate the upgrading 'compulsory'.
  • The description of the War Face mask is a reference to a scene in Full Metal Jacket where Sgt. Hartmann says almost the exact same thing to James "Joker" Davis. The third line is different (in the movie, Hartmann says "You don't scare me, work on it!"). The mask itself is a reference to the Zergface meme on 4chan's /k/ board, minus the camouflage face paint.
  • War Face, The Optimist, Metalhead, and Criminal Ambitions were designed by community members that won the Payday 2 Poetry Jam in March of 2014.

Gage Sniper Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Gage Sniper Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The descriptions of the masks on the website are separate from those in-game. The website descriptions are also attributed to Gage.
    • Asilidae: "The ROBBER FLY attacks its prey by stabbing it with its short, strong proboscis injecting the victim with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes which very rapidly paralyze the victim and soon digest the insides; the fly then sucks the liquefied material through the proboscis."
    • Sphodromantis: "The MANTIS is a predatory proto-cockroach with two grasping, spiked forelegs ("raptorial legs") which they use to catch and securely hold their prey. Mantids are known for their behavior of severing their victims' head from the body and consuming it first."
    • Vespula: "The WASP or Yellow-jacket is part of a parasitic species that often lay eggs directly into the body of the host. They are equipped with a stinger and are among the most venomous known insects."
    • Tarantula: "The TARANTULA SPIDER belongs to the Theraphosidae family, and is one of the largest living predatory spiders. Because of its size and opportunistic predatory behavior, it is not uncommon for this species to kill and consume a variety of small terrestrial vertebrates using their venomous fangs."

The Big Bank Heist DLCEdit

Requires "The Big Bank" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The masks added in the Big Bank DLC are based upon individuals whose faces appear on American currency. All of the masks are colored and textured in the same way they appear on currency, in monochrome green.
    • The 1st mask is based on George Washington, first President of the United States, who is featured on the one dollar bill.
    • The 16th is based on Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, who is featured on the five dollar bill.
    • The 18th is based on Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, who is featured on the fifty dollar bill.
    • The First American is based on Benjamin Franklin, prominent statesmen and inventor, who is featured on the hundred dollar bill.
  • The masks' names and descriptions on the website are vastly different from those in-game.
    • The 1st was named Washington and had the following description: "His name may now be a byword for corruption and ineptitude, but Washington was the finest leader in war and peace the world has seen. There's a reason he was unanimously elected the very first President."
    • The 18th was named Grant and had the following description: "The famed General who took Lee's surrender Ullyses(sic) was as magnanimous in victory as he was energetic in governance. He was the driving force of the post-War Reconstruction."
    • The 16th was named Lincoln and had the following description: "Despite leading the US through its greatest crisis - the Civil War - Abe was what politicians should be. The sort of force of temperance and conciliation that is missing from today's nest of crooks."
    • The First American was named Franklin and had the following description: "Columbus may be credited with discovering the America's, but it was Franklin that really *found* America. A statesman, inventor, diplomat, scientist, activist and author - he remains America's da Vinci."

Gage Shotgun Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Gage Shotgun Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The masks introduced with the Gage Shotgun Pack are references to famous action movie stars and characters, with a touch of "monkey-ness".
    • Clint is an obvious reference to actor Clint Eastwood. This could also be a reference to the Gorillaz song named after the same person, as it features large monkey-like creatures.
    • John is a reference to Bruce Willis's character John McClane from the Die Hard Series. It's description even used a quote from McClane's Wikipedia page.
    • Rutger is a reference to Rutger Hauer who starred a film called "Hobo with a Shotgun" which was mentioned in the description.
    • Steven is a reference to Steven Seagal who starred in the film Under Siege, in which Seagal played as a chef of the military vessel USS Missouri.

Gage Assault Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Gage Assault Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • All four of the masks from the Gage Assault Pack DLC are based on villains from comics published by Marvel.
    • The Black Death mask is based on the Marvel villain "The Mad Titan" Thanos.
    • The Crow Goblin mask is based on the Marvel villain Hobgoblin. It's description is a reference to Marvel's retcon of Hobgoblin's background.
    • The Professor Wrath mask appears to be based on the Marvel villian Mister Sinister.
    • The Volt mask appears to be based on the Marvel villian Apocalypse.

Hotline Miami DLCEdit

Requires "Hotline Miami" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The descriptions of masks added in the Hotline Miami DLC reflect the special ability they grant the player in the Hotline Miami game. (e.g. "Aubrey is a real gun lover." reflects the ability of the Aubrey mask - increasing the number of gun-type weapons.)
  • The description of Graham mentions "hop in a zig-zag pattern, much like many Counter-Strike players do", a reference to the commonly used practice of bunny-hopping in the Counter-Strike games.

Gage Historical Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Gage Historical Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The masks included in the Gage Historical Pack are references to several key figures in the second World War.
    • The Old Blood and Guts mask is a reference to the United States Army General George S. Patton, best known for his colorful, often flashy personal image and hard-driving leadership style that contributed to his success as a commander and victories in the European Theater. The mask's scowl depicts Patton's own "war face", a stern expression he cultivated throughout his career as part of his distinctive personal image.
    • The Constable mask is a reference to the French political leader Charles de Gaulle. Like mentioned in the mask's description, de Gaulle was the leader of France for much of the period between 1940 and 1969, has set up his base in London, proclaimed himself the incarnation of France, and created the Free French movement.
    • The British Bulldog mask is a reference to the English prime minister Winston Churchill. As referenced in the description of the mask, Churchill was a prominent political figure during the time, is a Nobel prize winner, owner of many medals and the first honorary citizen of the United States of America.
      • The term "British Bulldog" is also a nickname of Churchill, following the "animal names" tradition of his family with him being a Bulldog.
    • The Red Bear mask, however, does not seem to refer to any specific individual, but rather a single personification of the entire Soviet Union during the time ("the Big Red Bear", etc...).

The Diamond Heist DLCEdit

Requires "The Diamond Heist" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Clover Character Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Clover Character Pack" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock the Clover mask in your inventory, but you will have to obtain the Clover Begins mask via card drops. They can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

PAYDAY 2 Bundle RewardsEdit

Each of these masks are a reward for owning all the DLC listed to one of these Bundles. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The Nun mask is likely a reference to the movie The Town, where the protagonists (also bank robbers) wear Nun masks that the in-game mask is modeled after.
  • The Robo-Arnold mask is a reference to the Terminator film, where the eponymous Terminator is a cyborg played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose half-burnt appearance after he was caught in an explosion is similar to the mask.

The Bomb Heists DLCEdit

Requires "The Bomb Heists" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The Butcher from Hell mask is likely to be a reference to the Scrake enemy from the video game Killing Floor.

Dragan Character Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Dragan Character Pack" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock the Dragan mask in your inventory, but you will have to obtain the Dragan Begins mask via card drops. They can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack DLCEdit

Requires "The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The masks included in The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack are named after the respective dinosaurs on which they were based, with the sole exception of the Alfred mask which depicts a Carnotaurus.
    • This likely hints at it being originally based on an Allosaurus before being changed to its current state. Coincidentally, the real-life Allosaurus also has bony horn-like ridges on the sides of its skull, though not as pronounced as those of the Carnotaurus.
    • The dinosaur associated with the Vincent mask is identified as a Velociraptor. This is factually incorrect as it is more structurally consistent with the closely-related Deinonychus genus of dinosaurs. The cause of this mistake possibly stemmed from the widespread moniker of said dinosaurs made popular after the release of the Jurassic Park series of movies and books. Like in the movies and books, the developers probably weren't aware of the relatively recent genus name change as the proper scientific term was only coined after the release of the third film in the series; Deinonychii were dubbed Velociraptor antirrhopus before the new name caught on.
      • Like in the movies, Vincent the "Velociraptor" is depicted as being featherless and has scaly skin as opposed to the bird-like feathers on real Velociraptors and Deinonychii.
        • Also incorrect is the depiction of this dinosaur's predation of the Protoceratops. While true Velociraptors indeed preyed on said herbivores, the Deinonychus after which the mask was modeled did not exist within the same period. The Deinonychus existed during the early Cretaceous period, while both of the aforementioned species came about much later (Upper Cretaceous).
  • The descriptions of the masks on the website are separate from those in-game. The website descriptions are also attributed to Chains.
    • Alfred: “You all know the T-Rex, right? The big motherfucker that could eat cars. Well, this dude is like that, except, give him fucking horns. They found this guys bones in South America. The lab report came back, and it tested positive for bad assery. The horns, man. Looks like a dinosaur Sith Lord.”
    • Pachy: “Now the Pachycephalosaurus is a personal favourite, and with good reason. I mean, look at that fucking bonehead. I’d pay all my money from the next hundred jobs to have the skull of this fresh motherfucker in my house.”
    • Timothy: “The triceratops ia one bad-assed motherfucker. Look at those horns, man. That’s where it gets it’s name from. It’s Greek for three, that’s the tri, cera, which means horn, and ops, which is face. Three Horn Face. How cool is that? Anyway, this guy will fuck you up.”
    • Vincent: “Now, the velociraptor. You’ll remember these guys from that movie. What was it called? I can’t remember, but it should have been called “Bunch A Motherfucking Dumb Ass Rich Kids Sit Around Eating Ice Cream Which Is Just Fattening Their Asses For The Baddest Beasts In The Jungle The Motherfucking Raptors.””

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The OVERKILL PackEdit

Requires the "The OVERKILL Pack" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock the General Overkill mask in your inventory. They can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

The COMPLETELY OVERKILL PackEdit

Requires the "The COMPLETELY OVERKILL Pack" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock all the masks in your inventory. They can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Batch 1 Overkill masks

Concept art for the first five post-release COMPLETELY OVERKILL masks.

COP-Masks

Concept art for the final five post-release COMPLETELY OVERKILL masks. Note the mask in the lower-right corner.

  • The masks introduced in updates #95.3 and #103 were released due to the backlash in response to the COMPLETELY OVERKILL Pack's "secret content" being weapon skins. They were based on the most commonly worn masks by players.
  • The Mega Kawaii mask is a reference to the Sailor Moon franchise.
  • The Mega Kevin mask is a reference to the first two films of the Predator franchise and the actor who played the titular extraterrestrial in those movies, Kevin Peter Hall.
  • The legendary bear mentioned in the Mega Mark's description may refer to the Nandi Bear. Alternatively, it may be a reference to Mor'du from the 2012 film Brave.
  • The Mega Watcher mask was originally supposed to be a Mega Zombie mask, but was changed for reasons unknown. The following was to be the Mega Zombie's description, from the announcement of the final five COMPLETELY OVERKILL Pack masks: "All his life Jeremy only wanted was to be a dentist, but fate had other plans for him. After dying in a gruesome car-crash, he was somehow animated back to life again. Unfortunately, his past dreams died the day of the crash, and the only thing Jeremy wants now is to suck out the brains of the living."

The Butcher's BBQ Pack DLCEdit

Requires "The Butcher's BBQ Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your inventory stash for free, but any customization and the fee to put that together will be lost.

The Butcher's Western Pack DLCEdit

Requires "The Butcher's Western Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your inventory stash for free, but any customization and the fee to put that together will be lost.

The Alesso Heist DLCEdit

Requires "The Alesso Heist" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

The Golden Grin Casino Heist DLCEdit

Requires "The Golden Grin Casino Heist" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your inventory stash for free, but any customization and the fee to put that together will be lost.

Sokol Character Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Sokol Character Pack" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock the Sokol mask in your inventory, but you will have to obtain the Sokol Begins mask via card drops. They can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Gage Ninja Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Gage Ninja Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The Slicer mask is a reference to the character Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Additionally, parts of its description also references the character Sub-Zero, specifically the younger one (Kuai Liang) from the Mortal Kombat series.
  • The Shirai is a reference to Scorpion, also from Mortal Kombat, with the mask name being a nod to his ninja clan, the Shirai Ryu, and part of the mask description also being one of the character's famous quotes ("Get over here!").

Yakuza Character Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Yakuza Character Pack" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock the Jiro mask in your inventory, but you will have to obtain the Jiro Begins mask via card drops. They can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Gage Chivalry Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Gage Chivalry Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

The Point Break Heists DLCEdit

Requires "The Point Break Heists" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The masks from the Point Break Heists DLC are all based on figures from Māori mythology, save for the Oro mask.
    • Māui is a culture hero in Māori mythology, indeed known for his trickery.
    • Unlike the other three masks from this set, 'Oro is not a part of Māori mythology, he is rather a god from Polynesian mythology, which the rituals, beliefs, and world view the Māori mythology had inherited from. 'Oro was known as the god of war, who would in times of peace turn into the god of the fine arts.
    • Tāne is the god of the forest, who had indeed separated his parents, the gods of the earth and the sky, Ranginui and Papatuanuku, and some legends do say he created the first of humankind, Tiki.
    • Tāwhirimātea, also known as Tāwhiri, is the god of weather, a son of Ranginui and Papatuanuku, and brother of Tāne.

The Goat Simulator Heist DLCEdit

Requires "The Goat Simulator Heist" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • All of the masks from The Goat Simulator Heist DLC save for the Goat Goat mask are based on mutators from the video game Goat Simulator.
    • Goat Goat is based on the base goat.
    • Mastermind Goat is based on a new mutator released in the Goat Simulator: PAYDAY DLC.
      • According to the achievements, the Mastermind Goat mask was originally named "Wet Goat".
    • Scout Goat is based on the Tall Goat mutator.
    • Slick Goat is based on the Classy Goat mutator.

Wolf Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Wolf Pack" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Sydney Character Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Sydney Character Pack" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock the Sydney mask in your inventory, but you will have to obtain the Sydney Begins mask via card drops. They can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

The Biker Heist DLCEdit

Requires "The Biker Heist" DLC. These masks are an achievement reward. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Biker Character Pack DLCEdit

Requires the "Biker Character Pack" DLC. Once you have bought the DLC, you will unlock the Rust mask in your inventory, but you will have to obtain the Rust Begins mask via card drops. They can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Twisted Metal DLCEdit

Available on Playstation Network Only! Free of charge.

  • The Sweettooth mask is a reference to the Playstation 3 exclusive video game Twisted Metal.

Thespian Mask Pack DLCEdit

Available on Xbox Marketplace Only! Free of charge.

  • The Thespian mask is a reference to the Xbox exclusive video game franchise Halo and its iconic Spartan super soldiers.
    • The name of the mask itself mirrors the Spartans as Spartans are citizens of Sparta while Thespians are citizens of Thespiae.

PS4 Pre-Order MaskEdit

PS4 Pre-Order Mask. You will unlock 1 in your inventory and will now be able to obtain them via card drops.

  • The Griefer is a reference to the infected from the game The Last of Us, available both on Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. It resembles a Clicker's head with fingers instead of fungi.

Xbox One Pre-Order MaskEdit

XBox One Pre-Order Mask. You will unlock 1 in your inventory and will now be able to obtain them via card drops.

EventEdit

Halloween EventEdit

These masks are available via card drops during the annual Halloween Events. Starting 2015, you will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory when you start the game. During the event they had the highest chance to appear during mask-card drops so no one would miss out. They were granted out in order, checking for which mask you didn't have 'available'. This meant if you immediately crafted the dropped mask, the next one would be a copy of that mask. They can be obtained only during the annual Halloween event.

These masks can be unlocked by finding the right mask during the Safe House Nightmare mission, unlocking the First-to-Fourth Nightmare achievements only available during the annual Halloween event. Each mask corrosponds a difficulty level from Normal to Overkill (Death Wish has no mask). They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

These masks can be unlocked by unlocking achievements for the Lab Rats heist. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Humble Mask PackEdit

Requires the "Humble Mask Pack" DLC. You will unlock 2 of each mask in your inventory if you have purchased the E3 Digital Ticket and linked the key to your Steam account. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Note: The Humble Bundle program ended on June 15th 2014, therefore the masks are no longer obtainable.

  • The Crossbreed is based on the Protoss-Zerg Hybrid from the Starcraft series.
  • The Orc is based on the Orc race from the Warcraft series.

Humble Mask Pack 2Edit

Requires the "Humble Mask Pack 2" DLC. You will unlock 2 of each mask in your inventory if you have submitted your email address on the Humble Halloweekly Bundle and linked the key to your Steam account. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Alienware Alpha Mask PackEdit

These two masks are currently only exclusive to people who own the Alienware Alpha , Members of the Payday: Moderator Crew and to winners of the Steam Community make your own heist contest.

Humble Mask Pack 3Edit

Requires the "Humble Mask Pack 3" DLC. You will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory if you have purchased the E3 Digital Ticket and linked the key to your Steam account. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Humble Mask Pack 4Edit

Requires the "Humble Mask Pack 4" DLC. You will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory if you have purchased the E3 Digital Ticket and linked the key to your Steam account. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

  • The Borsuk is a reference to Witcher 3, which references the logo found on the "Wolf Gear" in-game.
    • It can also be a reference to the company who made the Witcher 3, who are called "Polish". "Borsuk" translates to "badger" in Polish, which can be another reference.
  • The Mask of the Moon is a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, based on the eponymous mask. The mask's description references events in the game.

E3 2015 Secret MasksEdit

These Masks were given out to those who went to E3 2015. Overkill handed out cards that had one of these four masks on it. Each of the cards has a code on the back that can be redeemed on Steam for the mask shown on the card.

MerchandiseEdit

This mask can only be obtained from a code accompanying the PAYDAY 2 DOZER BOBBLEHEAD bought from the online OVERKILL merchandise store.

PAYDAYCON 2015 Secret MaskEdit

This mask was given out to those who went to PAYDAYCON 2015.

CollaborationEdit

Hotline MiamiEdit

Requires "Hotline Miami" to be purchased on your Steam account. You will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Hotline Miami 2Edit

Requires "Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number" to be purchased on your Steam account. You will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory. They can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Hotline Miami 2 DeluxeEdit

Requires "Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - Digital Special Edition" to be purchased on your Steam account. You will unlock the "Richard Returns" mask in your inventory, but will have to get the "Richard Begins" from a Card Drop. The "Richard Returns" mask can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. They can both be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

SpeedRunnersEdit

Requires "SpeedRunners" to be purchased on your Steam account. You will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory. The masks can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

Dead by Daylight DeluxeEdit

Requires "Dead by Daylight Deluxe Edition" to be purchased on your Steam account. You will unlock 1 of each mask in your inventory. The masks can't drop during a PAYDAY and they can't be sold. Instead, they can be returned to your mask stash for free, but any pattern, color or material as well as the customization fee to put these together will be lost.

InfamousEdit

Infamous (Card Drops)Edit

Rare masks are unlocked via card drops. Each card drop has a 5% chance to include infamous items in its loot pool. The chance of getting a mask ranges from 9.8% at level 1 to 15% at level 90+. Without any DLCs, 12 out of the 50 masks you can receive from a payday are infamous (with all available DLCs as of 30 July 2014, it is 12 out of 69). If you have no masks in your inventory, the chance of receiving an infamous mask during a payday thus ranges from 0.12% (level 1) to 0.18% (level 90+). When a mask is in your inventory, that mask's likelihood of showing up during a payday is halved. Playing on Very Hard, Overkill or Death Wish increases this chance by 2, 3 and 5 respectively. Equipping a fully unlocked Perk Deck increases the chance to enable infamous items by 10% of its normal chance. At level 90+, with all DLCs, every non-infamous mask in your inventory, with no infamous masks in your inventory, with a full perk deck equipped and playing on Overkill difficulty, the resulting chance is 0.81%.