A brief look at The Big Bank DLC. [PAYDAY 2]

Let’s take a brief look at The Big Bank DLC. This was the second paid heist DLC avalible for PAYDAY 2… …and it was a huge hit upon release. Let’s start off with talking about the heist itself: The Big Bank. This is the first heist in the story-line of The Dentist… …who, as most of you probably know, is played by Giancarlo Esposito… …Gus from Breaking Bad. Anyways, The Dentist wants the PAYDAY Gang to prove their competence to him… …by pulling a heist at The Benevolent Bank, which has historically been untouchable. So does The Big Bank heist live up to that legacy? Well, let’s take a look. This is the heist that introduced preplanning to the game, and it makes great use of it. There are three different ways to crack the vault in this bank. In stealth you use a thumbprint scanner and security codes… …and in loud you can either melt into the vault from the floor above, or use a giant drill known as… [DEMONIC VOICE: THE BEAST] There are also four different escape plans. The default version is a helicopter pickup, or a van if the alarm has yet to sound. You could also use C4 tunneling to escape to a dump truck parked across the street… …the elevator trick which lets you escape down an elevator shaft to safety… …or finally- [CRASH] -the bus escape. I’ll touch on the specifics of all the different vault cracking and escape plans in a bit… …but first let’s talk about the run of the heist, in both stealth and loud. Be aware that no matter how you’re tackling this heist… …unless you’re playing solo… …you’re going to need a good amount of teamwork to earn your payday. Starting off with loud, you and your crew must force your way past a time lock gate… …to gain access to the vault hallways. This is done by hacking into a computer that has the code you need. The only problem is that there are a lot of potential computers that it could be. The only way to find out which computer is correct… …is to have someone ping the computer in the server room. This will briefly display a message and play a sound on the computer that you must use. With a little cooperation you can find the required PC pretty swiftly… …but if you’re in a pub of players that aren’t talking to each-other, or taking it solo… …you’ll just have to keep trying until you find the correct one. Now, if you’re using the default vault cracking method… [DEMONIC VOICE: DA BEAST] …while everything with the time lock is happening you can have another player head up to the roof… …and zipline to the crane. After the crane is moved into position you drop a piggy bank named Floyd, which is full of drill parts… …down through the skylight, killing any unsuspecting cops below. If you’re using thermite, this portion is entirely skipped. After busting through the time lock, you now set up your preferred method of vault cracking… …so now I’ll talk about their pros and cons. [DEMONIC VOICE: DUH BEESH] …doesn’t cost any favours in preplanning… …but it requires a player to operate the crane… …which leaves them vulnerable to snipers, and not in any position to help their team out. You also have to carry some fairly heavy bags all the way across the map in order to set it up. On top of this, any time… [DEMONIC VOICE: DOBEESSE] …breaks, you have to use bits from a repair kit at the beginning of the map to fix it. The other method is thermite, which doesn’t require anyone to operate the crane, any bag carrying, and never breaks. However, not only is it slower at vault busting than… [DEMONIC VOICE: I’M BATMAN] …but it costs EIGHT FAVOURS… …which means you’re only left with two, meaning you’re forced to use the default escape. It’s pretty clear why most players prefer using… [DEMONIC VOICE: *incoherent gibberish*] After you open the door to the vault you’ll find that it’s brimming with loot! You’ll likely wanna bring a saw for this heist… …as there are gates that lock away all the valuables, and pleanty of deposit boxes. After clearing the vault out you take your bags to your escape of choice. The default escape is a helicopter on the roof… …which requires you to bring the bags all the way back to the first half of the map and expose yourself to sniper fire. It’s not ideal, but hey, it’s free. The other three escapes cost six favours each. C4 tunneling, while much closer to the vault than the default escape is… …is INFESTED with infinitely respawning snipers. Also, the zipline only takes one bag at a time… So, with twenty-some-odd potential bags, you’ll be here for a while. The bus escape is absolutely the way to go in loud. There are no snipers to worry about, in fact there aren’t any cops at all that spawn near the van… …and, like C4 tunneling, it’s much closer to the vault than the default escape is. The elevator escape isn’t really that bad, but it works better in stealth than loud. Speaking of which, the stealth version of this heist plays out a bit differently. You still have to find the right PC to open the time lock, but you don’t have to operate the crane at all… …even without purchasing thermite. Be very careful! In stealth, the time lock has lasers guarding it. You can use one keycard to turn off half of them, or two to disable them all-together. You’re not required to do this to slip past, but it does help. Once in the vault area you use a severed thumb, a few buttons, and a PC to open up the vault without anyone noticing. Why the guards don’t seem to care about the ONLY THING THEY NEED TO PROTECT being breached is beyond me… …but it works in our favour, so why complain? After you’re inside, you can either use keys, found elsewhere in the map… …or silenced drills or a silent saw to open up the vault gates quietly. If you wanna keep things sneaky you’ll either be using the default escape… …which is simply a van parked outside the bank’s garage… …or the elevator trick. You’ll probably want to purchase the elevator escape… …as it’s located much closer to the vault, and doesn’t require you to backtrack through as many guards or cameras. If all goes well, you’ve just robbed the most unrobbable bank in history! Okay, so the heist is really good, but how does the rest of the content fare? The masks are of presidents that can be found on American paper money. They’re stylized pretty interestingly, but obviously it’s up to you whether you like them or not. Finally, let’s take a look at the only weapon this pack contains: The Falcon. (Sigh…) Okay, I’m gonna be honest… …I thought for the longest time that this rifle was terrible. As it turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong. This gun is absolutely excellent! It works best as a DMR kept in single fire mode… …and only swapped to auto fire for Bulldozer cleanup. The damage, mag size, ammo pickup rate, accuracy, stability, fire rate, reload speed… …GOD this rifle is good! Is there any downside?! The mods. Now, there’s nothing wrong with them inherently, it’s the way that you have to unlock them that’s a problem. They’re all unlocked through achievements that are tied to the Big Bank heist. Now, don’t get me wrong, all of these achievements are very doable and some of them are even pretty easy. Things like beat the heist in stealth, hack the right computer on the first try, secure at least sixteen bags… …let FLOYD THE PIG CRUSH HIS ENEMIES… …et cetera. The thing is, some of these achievements take a really long time to do. One of them involves taking a special civilian, Bobblehead Bob, who doesn’t spawn until several minutes in the heist… …all the way from the beginning of the map into the vault interior. Another one asks you to beat the heist in under twelve minutes, which requires a very coordinated team and a lot of practice. And the most obnoxious one is Entrapment. You have to complete the heist in stealth, using the default van escape, securing at least twelve bags… …without turning off the lasers at the time lock. This not only takes a long time but honestly can be pretty difficult… …especially considering your only reward is a single weapon mod. However, if you’re willing to spend the time and effort to unlock its mods… …the Falcon will deliver as a great weapon for armor builds, dodge builds… …and hell even stealth builds, if you bring a very compact secondary like a fully modded bronco. Basically, even if the mods are tedious to unlock… …this is a FANTASTIC weapon. I’m sorry I wrote you off as terrible, Falcon! Can you forgive me? [CAPTAIN “FALCON”: HYES!!] Thank you! Okay, so, after seeing what it has to offer: Would I recommend The Big Bank DLC? Yes, absolutely! This heist is, even to this day, one of the best in the game! It has a lot of different ways it can be completed… …some better than others… …and its a hell of a lot of fun! It rewards heisters who communicate and work together… …but its still absolutely doable solo. The Falcon is fantastic! Even if the mods are annoying to unlock… …the sheer killing power of this weapon might just be worth it. Also, I usually don’t talk about music because it’s subjective… …but I think Ode to Greed is brilliant, one of my favourites from Simon. Also, it reminds me of the Doctor Who intro- [ODE TO GREED PLAYS OVER DOCTOR WHO INTRO] -so there’s that. All in all, if you’re looking for a fun, challenging heist with a lot of replayability to enjoy with your friends… …as well as a great weapon to boot… The Big Bank DLC is an excellent choice. Thanks for watching, and take it easy!

100 comments on “A brief look at The Big Bank DLC. [PAYDAY 2]”

  1. CrazedSpace says:


  2. KrashersTV says:

    This has to be the best heist DLC in the game.

  3. UnKnown . says:

    It’s weird.. us Xbox players already got the Jacket DLC, the big bank DLC, and the Butcher DLC.

  4. MC 701457 says:

    thug: who are you
    dark figure: 2:44

  5. orangeapples says:

    payday is so silly and keeps doing crossovers

  6. Josh with eyeglasses says:

    Espacito? Despacito.

  7. NotRealName says:

    The Dentist's voice reminds me of Morgan Freeman's voice

  8. XwingHax says:

    When I played this we just gave up cause me and my squad were DOING cause of that giant pig

  9. Hybridchicken04 Gaming says:

    I’ve honestly never done this heist stealthy
    I’ve tried but I just charge in now

  10. Nicke Picke says:

    I LOOOOVE the big bank heist and it takes about 40min-1hour in solo and 30-50min with 2-4 players in your game and it will be faster if your teamm8s know what to do if not it will take about the same time if your where doing it solo

  11. Tacocat04 says:

    0:17 Despacito.

  12. Razorjake1215 says:

    Floyd is a pink Floyd joke, (the song money is about money, and the piggy bank is Pink and named floyd)

  13. R E F L E X says:

    THE BEAST literally killed me

  14. CaptainDreadEye says:

    To anyone new, the thermite is now worth 5 favors to use. You can't use the bus escape, but the elevator and C4 escapes will still be available

  15. Claire Jessop says:

    Let's have a look at he the big bank briefly

  16. Paul Lytle says:

    The FALcon

  17. red pikmin says:

    "and finally.." CRASH "the bus escape.

  18. Jean Cucumber says:

    ✝️he 🅱️ig 🅱️ank

  19. Generic VR Youtuber says:

    this is my fav job to stealth

  20. yeetus yeetus il delete your fetus says:

    Too bad the payday gang didnt thank the bus driver

  21. And Loc says:

    This is my faverate heist because you need tactics, saws and comunication

  22. Noah Madden says:

    Does the bus escape remind anyone of the Dark Knight bank robbery scene? No…just me, ok

  23. Vartin says:

    6:43 That was so freakin' cute!

  24. Stormtrooper says:

    Bus driver? What bus driv- 1:01

  25. Fuze says:

    security guard : did i hear a helicopter for 10 minutes? nah i'm hearing sounds

  26. Jay the friendly crusader says:

    This really reminds me of the bank map in battlefield Hardline. Does anyone know if this map inspired it?

  27. Toxic Can says:

    Ya bush

  28. the local Crusader says:


  29. Nobody Famous says:

    I like the elevator escape I like to shoot the cops

  30. D3C0D3R16 says:

    6:42. must…resist….spamming…up special…… Aghhhhhh. sPAMS UP SPECIAL (for those who played smash bros 64 you know what i mean.)

  31. Orangutan Gang says:

    I love. Doctor. Who.

  32. Alexander Brown says:


  33. El Churaco De Doggo says:

    tfw console players get most heist dlc’s for free

  34. Longfinger Kirk says:

    Man i love this heist(one of my favorites)Giancarlo Esposito is my favorite actor(since Gus from Breaking Bad),the masks are a good addition also the weapon is good as well


  35. Doggie the Pug says:


  36. euphoria says:

    The Habalalalabala

  37. 건김 says:

    The Big Ban Heist?

  38. coli7330 coli7330 says:

    I play by myself because I play on PS4 and don't have ps+

  39. NightPancake 111 says:

    I ' M B A T M A N .

  40. Yatsu Tzalmavet says:

    Steam achievement manager.
    Easy way to unlock the mods.

  41. Alexander Basulto says:

    The dentist is evil!!!!!

  42. Plasma Hydra says:

    at 2:58 How is he in?

  43. TriggerGood ROBLOX Gameplays and More! says:

    F L O Y D T H E D E S T R O Y E R P I G

  44. TriggerGood ROBLOX Gameplays and More! says:

    the BEAADST

  45. TriggerGood ROBLOX Gameplays and More! says:

    unintelligible gurgling noise

  46. Jeremy Clarkson says:

    The pig is named Floyd.
    And he’s pink.


    Fucking kill me

  47. Czech mate says:

    I don't know if you had a stroke of genius or just a regular stroke.

    should I call an ambulance?

  48. Akira Kurusu says:

    Or finally…

    The bus just drives through the wall in a comedic sense to me

    The bus escape!

  49. Paranoid Android says:

    This music is by macloed isn't it

    Edit: spelling

  50. Lance Andrei Garcia says:

    R.I.P Floyd

  51. Василий Ванин says:

    I did "12 angry minutes" solo, because I'm lucky

  52. Василий Ванин says:

    I did "12 angry minutes" solo, because I'm lucky. Right PC was the first PC on first floor. vault was on first floor.

  53. GsassMan says:

    They put the CAMRS rifle in Payday 2? Then why haven't I heard of it, even if I've had over $1,000,000 in spending cash and the Big Bank DLC itself?

  54. dub says:

    thermite is 5 planning points so i can choose (not bus escape) any escape!

  55. Pillow man says:

    da BEEESH

  56. Yupleandrito says:

    Bain sounds depressed at the entirely of the heist

  57. Jonas Kovamees says:

    7:18 is true.

  58. Miscritop says:

    Giancarlo DESPACITO.

  59. Kawwaii Cat says:


  60. Turtle King says:

    Fal from bo2 🙂

  61. Grayden Fastow says:

    I’M BATMAN…?

  62. Edible Rocking Chair says:

    This video aged well

  63. L Fraser says:

    I love the falcon, Rhodesians Never Die

  64. The Advisor says:

    No no no.. I kill the bus driver.

  65. Alexander A. Maurstad says:

    i fucking hate the achievement shit literally unplayable

  66. TappGod says:

    xd moments : 0:44 , 1:50 2:14 2:30 2:43 2:52

  67. GsassMan says:

    Bus Escape might be fast, but it's glitched. I went into the bus, and I could never get back into the bank. My friend was in the game too, and we were trapped in the bus and only escaped with 5 bags.

  68. Sawesomesauce says:

    I dont know if anyone noticed but floyd is named floyd because of ranal pink floyd from… I forgot what movie it is but if you can tell me below thanks

  69. 361 1 says:

    Is this now included in the Crimewave edition bc i cant find it on xbox 1

  70. Au ser says:

    I just now realized that Floyd the pig is a reference to pink floyd

  71. Declou :3 says:

    THE ???????????

  72. ivanovic004 says:

    Whats the name of the hud

  73. Ethan Johnson says:

    Honestly IF You do solo on like mayhem with bots only, i suggest terminal paste as it never breaks and elevator escape as its simply cheap

  74. Madness says:

    Big Bank Heist aka getting kill by thousands of snipers simulator

  75. zach craig says:

    So a bunch of guys, dressed in clown mask go and rob a bank and end of escaping via a bus crashing through a wall. Where have we seen this before

  76. Roy Earle says:

    sometimes you can skip the computer part, as there's a small chance that the computer will work without local acces.
    it doesn't happen often, as i've played the heist 25 (give gor take) times and it only occured once.

  77. Aidan Coutts says:

    Elevator trick is bad for stealth. Use cake in first area, gives you 3 pagers for second area. Use up ur pagers and use remaining favours for sensor cams. When you have eyes on 3 remaining guards in second area, you know its safe to move.

  78. 6lue Already Dead says:

    Idk if he mentions this or not, but the bus likes to glitch out a lot & it makes u bounce up & down uncontrollably & makes it hard to exit the bus

  79. GeorgeBen Tang says:

    I use elevator on loud. I just chuck the bags through the top hatch and no cops mess with the stuff

  80. Christian Silva says:

    I recommend the bus escape it’s faster and easier

  81. Scarface says:

    Conner you sound so happy at 1:02

  82. Miguel Schindler says:

    Lol i( a ps4 player) got it free no money more Fun

  83. yakuza the gamer says:

    Me: lets take a dril
    Chains: yeah lets take overdril
    Con shiner: the beeeeaast

  84. SCP-096 says:

    Does no one get the fact that Floyd is pink and piggy banks carry money… no… well listen to money by Pink Floyd

  85. Mantas K. says:

    umm i think entry point from roblox got this fixed cuz a guard goes to check vault when it is open yep😐

  86. Grandmaster_B says:

    I absolutely hate this heist.

  87. Jacob Negrete says:

    Payday 3 bile and matt team up and form al queda

  88. Adhesive Sticker says:

    what gun are you using at the beginning

  89. striker senternal says:

    All it is basically the start of the dark Knight

  90. i dont know a good name there was no good name says:

    imagine if ur going to school by a bus and your bus driver is wearing a mask and is going to the bank and then you realize that the bus is gonna hit a wall

  91. Geert Schaaij says:

    RIP Floyd
    2014 – 2016

  92. Geert Schaaij says:

    So… in stealth you can get Floyd into position already… Imagine working there and all of a sudden a giant piggy bank falls straight through the roof!

  93. Helmet King says:

    This doesn't look like payday 2

  94. Dr. Anime says:

    1:00 or finally…


    The bus escape

  95. White Bed says:

    How bad did you throat? xd

  96. Armaan00800 says:

    What's the hud that Conner is using?

  97. Richard Zaremba says:

    RIP floyd

  98. JeffStone Gaming says:

    honestly, it would've been so much better if The Dentist was Obama

  99. {[radical_ ruffian]} says:

    Eveytime I try to get the floyd achievement, the cop survives.

  100. SpeedTuberTM says:

    For the falcon there is not a single fucking reason to not get the tactical grip

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