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The Diamond Heist
The Diamond Heist
The Diamond Heist DLC title card.
Downloadable Content Info
Developer(s) Overkill Software
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Linux
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release Date(s) December 16, 2014 (PC)
June 16, 2015 (PS4, Xbox One)
Price(s) $3.99 (Steam)
Type Heist Content Pack
Available At Steam Store
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The Diamond Heist DLC is the fourteenth paid DLC pack for PAYDAY 2, and the fourth purchasable heist DLC. It was released alongside the Clover Character Pack DLC.

HeistsEdit

Customization optionsEdit

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

"Anubis, Medusa, The Cursed One and Pazuzu – four historical and mythical characters that are almost too frightening to behold. Use them at your own risk!"
—Announcement site quote.

AchievementsEdit

Ownership required

Honor Among Thieves Honor Among Thieves
In the Diamond job, complete the heist while you and your four man crew are wearing one different "Diamond heist" mask each on OVERKILL difficulty or above.

Achievable without owning DLC

Devil of a Job Devil of a Job
Complete the Diamond job on the Death Wish difficulty or above.
Cat Burglar Cat Burglar
In the Diamond job, complete the heist without triggering the alarm. Unlocks "The Cursed One" mask, "Sand" material and "Hieroglyphs" pattern.
Culture Vultures Culture Vultures
In the Diamond job, secure 10 bags of additional loot. Unlocks the "Medusa" mask, "Rusting Metal" material and "Runes" pattern.
Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors
In the Diamond job, steal the Diamond and escape in under 10 minutes. Unlocks the "Pazuzu" mask, "Diamond" material and "Horus" pattern.
Diamonds in the Rough Diamonds in the Rough
In the Diamond job, complete the heist, diamond puzzle and steal the Diamond after the alarm has been triggered on OVERKILL difficulty or above. Unlocks the "Anubis" mask, "Mummy Bandages" material and "Hawk Helm" pattern.

The following appeared on December 10, 2014. They were replaced on December 16, 2014.

Achievement locked Affliction
Achievement locked Curse
Achievement locked Bane
Achievement locked Plague
Achievement locked Blight
Achievement locked Corruption
Achievement locked Ouch

Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors
In the Diamond job, steal the Diamond in under 10 minutes. Unlocks the "Pazuzu" mask, "Diamond" material and "Horus" pattern.

This achievement is especially difficult as, even on a perfect speed run on Normal, the crew will be pressed for time; as such, it is highly recommended that everyone holds sprinting perks and/or picking bonuses. Additionally, both playing alone or with friends carry their own disadvantages: coordinating means the hacks and loud escape can be summoned immediately, but playing offline allows players to pause and memorize the maze path.

Regardless of approach, security must be disabled quickly, meaning either: sprinting to security whilst breaking alarmed cases to promptly trigger the 200 second hack objective; or swiftly navigating between white doors and floors to find four boxes in stealth. Once the lasers are off or the shutters raised, the crew will be down a few minutes, meaning the time-locks must be started promptly and watched vigilantly; since the locks take a minimum of 120 seconds and have a long interact time, any additional delays can make or break the attempt.

Once inside the Diamond room, players will have just a few minutes to bypass the tile puzzle and, once the Diamond is grabbed, secure it and escape; since alarms do not impact the achievement, players should strongly consider sprinting straight out the door rather than carefully crossing back. Players attempting stealth should consider using the Bag Man asset with the aced ECM Specialist to hurry through the final objectives, and those choosing loud must trigger the chopper immediately lest the 120 second chopper response time ruin the run.

To summarize, the restrictions on timers means that, between spawn and escape, stealth players need only give account for the time locks. However, loud attempts require 200 seconds to hack security, 120/150 seconds for time locks, and then 120 seconds for the chopper, meaning players only have 2 minutes 40 seconds (or 2 minutes 10 seconds on Overkill or Deathwish) to complete all other objectives and the tile puzzle.

Diamonds in the Rough Diamonds in the Rough
In the Diamond job, complete the heist, diamond puzzle and steal the Diamond after the alarm has been triggered on OVERKILL difficulty or above. Unlocks the "Anubis" mask, "Mummy Bandages" material and "Hawk Helm" pattern.

Despite the unclear description, the achievement is pretty straightforward: try and get as close to the diamond's vault door as you can, dealing with both timelocks if possible. If you make it that far without triggering the alarm, you won't have to hack the security PC to access the remainder of the objectives. At this point, get yourself detected (i.e. by throwing a grenade) and let security sound the alarm. Then complete the tile puzzle before the cops can arrive and signal the chopper to secure the diamond. It should be noted, however, that while easy enough given the time to work, players should be cautious of all enemy characters, who can set off the gas should they step on a tile; whilst friendly AI characters will not set off the trap, allies gained through the Joker skill will activate tiles, so take care if playing as a Mastermind.

TriviaEdit

  • This is the first paid non-soundtrack DLC to not contain any new weapons, and so far, the only.
  • Adolf Hitler was depicted as one of the previous ill-fated owners of the Diamond whose possession of the gemstone was lost when he committed suicide via gunshot, the scene of his death was shown briefly in the heist's teaser, where the dictator shot himself in the head with a Luger P08. This is historically incorrect (as does Hitler's ownership of any cursed gemstone for that matter), as Hitler was widely known to have ended his life with his own Walther PPK (also known in-game as the Gruber Kurz), not a Luger.
    • For reasons of censorship, the Nazi flags shown during Hitler's sequence are depicted as banners with featureless circles, the swastikas being omitted entirely.

External linksEdit

VideosEdit

PAYDAY 2 The Diamond Heist Trailer02:57

PAYDAY 2 The Diamond Heist Trailer

The Diamond Heist Trailer

Gameplay • Heists • Skills • Weapons & Equipment • DLC

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