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Various examples of drivable vehicles.

Drivable vehicles are a gameplay mechanic added in Update #60 together with the Car Shop heist. Vehicles allow you to move around the map faster, carry heavy loot easier and sometimes even count as loot themselves.

OverviewEdit

Vehicular handling in PAYDAY 2 is arcadish, pretty much straightforward and similar to most driving mechanics in other less realistic (driving) videogames. There are several different drivable vehicles in the game, each with its own loot capacity, speed limit and passenger count. Players carrying loot cannot ride in a vehicle or attempt to drive it.

When commandeered, nearby enemies will treat a vehicle as if it is a player, and will attack accordingly. Taking too much damage will render a vehicle broken, and any passengers along with the driver are instantly ejected from it. Broken vehicles have to be repaired before they can be used again, requiring several areas on the vehicle, marked with wrench icons, to be interacted with. Vehicles cannot be damaged when vacant.

Most vehicles also allow certain passengers to shoot out from. What passengers can shoot from the vehicle varies from vehicle to vehicle, from the Longfellow only allowing the front passenger to shoot, to the Moving Truck allowing all of its passengers to shoot. In the case of both cars and the Falcogini, the front passenger has to lean out of the window to shoot, by pressing the crouch button.

All cars can be used to ram and run over enemies, killing them instantly (excluding the SWAT Van Turret special enemy), making this an effective means to deal with tough specials like the Bulldozer for example. The vehicle(s) in question doesn't even need to run over an enemy to kill them, merely and even slowly sometimes, pressing against them would be enough to do the trick.

If the entire crew in a non-full game is in a vehicle (or vehicles) and another player joins, that player will be automatically seated in any vehicle that has a driver and available seats.

The usable vehicle mechanic currently appears in the following heists:

VehiclesEdit

Drivable vehiclesEdit

Falcogini
Target
Statistics
Health 100,000
Max Speed 200
Seats 2 (1 driver, 1 passenger)
Passenger can shoot? Yes
Can carry loot? Yes, 2 bags
v·d·e

The PAYDAY equivalent of the Lamborghini Gallardo: Falcoginis are fast, expensive cars. They are drivable in the Car Shop heist, and appear as decorative elements which cannot be driven in Big Oil Day 2, Mallcrasher, Diamond Store, Transport: Park, Hoxton Breakout, Golden Grin Casino, and Scarface Mansion, and on advertisements throughout DC.

In the Mallcrasher heist, the Falcogini in the dealership within the mall can be destroyed for up to $20,000 in property damage. In the Car Shop heist, Falcoginis count as loot. Despite being able to transport lootbags, there are none in the heist. In Scarface Mansion, a Falcogini is among the cars that have to be destroyed.

Longfellow
Longfellow vehicle
Statistics
Health 9,000,000
Max Speed 160
Seats 4 (1 driver, 3 passengers)
Passenger can shoot? Yes, front passenger only
Can carry loot? Yes, 4 bags
v·d·e

This muscle car was originally named the "Stallion" before being renamed to the Longfellow. It is a fast car that allows for quick transportation of loot in the Meltdown heist. According to Vlad, the Longfellow used to belong to Muammar Gaddafi before being seized by Murkywater.

It reappears again in Goat Simulator, where it plays a much more important role than Meltdown. The heisters must take the vehicle to the escape point of both days.

It also appears as a decoration in the Safe House outside the garage as a reward for completing the Meltdown heist in 7 minutes or less.

It closely resembles a 1969 Dodge Charger.

Forklift

Forkliftexterior

Forkliftalesso

Statistics
Health 9,000,000 (Meltdown)

100,000 (The Alesso Heist)

Max Speed 20
Seats 2 (1 driver, 1 passenger) (Meltdown)

1 (The Alesso Heist)

Passenger can shoot? Yes
Can carry loot? Yes, 3 bags (Meltdown)
v·d·e

Becoming drivable with the release of the Meltdown heist, the Forklift is a handy but slow vehicle that can move around several lootbags at once. In The Alesso Heist, its forks are occupied by a stack of crates, preventing the Forklift from being used as loot transportation.

Like the Falcogini, the Forklift appears in heists as non-drivable decorative elements, in Big Oil Day 1, Street Escape, Transport: Train Heist, Election Day Day 1 and Day 2 Plan A/B, Shadow Raid, White Xmas, The Bomb: Dockyard, Beneath the Mountain, Murky Station, and Get the Coke Day 2. In Election Day, the forklifts can be used to create guard-distracting noise, but can't be used after either a guard turns it off, or the alarm is raised.

It very closely resembles a Toyota 1.0-3.5 Tonne 8-Series 4-Wheel Forklift.

Moving Truck
Aftershocktruck
Statistics
Health 900,000
Max Speed 160
Seats 4 (1 driver, 3 passengers)
Passenger can shoot? Yes
Can carry loot? Yes, 50 bags
v·d·e

The Moving Truck in the Aftershock heist is a vehicle used to move Vlad's weapon safes. It can hold as many safes as present in the heist, up to 12 on Mayhem and above, though its scripted capacity is much higher, suggesting it may be used in a future heist, especially one where loot is abundant.

It has the same maximum speed value as Meltdown's Longfellow, but it takes a while for the truck to accelerate to the maximum speed, due to its large size.

Although the logo on the front of the truck would suggest the truck is based on a Hyundai vehicle, it more closely resembles a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter.

Blackhawk
Statistics
Health 9,000,000
Max Speed 160
Seats 4 (1 driver, 3 passengers)
Passenger can shoot? No
Can carry loot? Yes, 4 bags (unused)
v·d·e

The Blackhawk helicopter appears at the end of the Beneath the Mountain heist, as the escape vehicle, driven by Vernon Locke. It appears in many other heists, dropping off enemies into the heist area. It also appears in Birth of Sky and The Biker Heist Day 2 as the escape vehicle, but without vehicle mechanics.

It is based on the helicopter of the same name.

Rib Boat
Ribbit
Statistics
Health 9,000,000
Max Speed 20
Seats 4 (1 driver, 3 passengers)
Passenger can shoot? Yes
Can carry loot? Yes, 1 bag
v·d·e
The Rib Boat, referred to as a "rubber dinghy" by Locke, is used in Birth of Sky as an escape through the sewers. It also appears, un-drivably, as one of the two escape vehicles in Murky Station and the drop-in and escape vehicle in The Yacht Heist.

Overkill MC Bike
Ovkmcbike
Statistics
Health 18,000,000
Max Speed 180
Seats 1
Passenger can shoot? N/A (no passenger)
Can carry loot? No
v·d·e

The Bike is a fast, drivable motorcycle at the end of The Biker Heist Day 1. There are 3 available for the crew, leaving one for Rust's Bike. It also appears as a static prop in Big Oil Day 1, Street Escape, Election Day Day 2 Plan A/B, Santa's Workshop, and Get the Coke Day 2.

The Bike is based on Harley-Davidson brand motorcycles, named "David-Harleyson" in-game.

Rust's Bike
Rustbike
Statistics
Health 18,000,000
Max Speed 180
Seats 1
Passenger can shoot? N/A (no passenger)
Can carry loot? No
v·d·e

Rust's Bike is a unique version of the Bike in The Biker Heist Day 1, obviously belonging to Rust. Unlike the other three motorcycles, Rust's Bike must be taken to the escape zone to complete the heist.

Despite Mike the Mechanic's comments on the bike and the parts required to put it together, the only visual difference between the other motorcycles and Rust's Bike is that its headlight has a skull cover.

Unusable vehiclesEdit

Escape Van
Statistics
Health N/A
Max Speed 100
Seats 3
Passenger can shoot? No
Can carry loot? Yes, 10 bags
v·d·e

A currently unused vehicle, possibly intended to replace the existing static escape vans. It is uncertain whether this will be implemented in the future, especially considering all its code got overwritten by the Forklift when Meltdown was released.

Lawn Mower
Statistics
Health 9,000,000
Max Speed 20
Seats 1
Passenger can shoot? N/A (no passenger)
Can carry loot? Yes, 1 bag
v·d·e
Another apparently currently unused vehicle, possibly intended for the Counterfeit heist? It is uncertain whether this will be implemented in the future. Its code is mostly a copy of the Forklift's.

AchievementsEdit

Pink Slip Pink Slip
Enter a drivable vehicle.
There Was A Car?! There Was A Car?!
In the Meltdown job, complete the heist without using the "Longfellow".

GalleryEdit

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