How do drills work? [PAYDAY 2]

How do drills work? PAYDAY 2 has an awful lot of drill management, between bag management and police management… …but have you ever stopped to think about how these things actually work? Well, a drill is a tool with a cutting tool attachment or a driving tool attachment… …usually a drill bit or a driver bit, used for bor-… …o-oh, oh, you wanted… in-game information. Y-yeah yeah, that’s, that’s… that’s, that’s cool, that’s… …*SIGH*… …you know, education is really impor- Drills aren’t actually that complicated! We’ll start with talking about the three most common types of drills, being the standard red mounted power drills… …mounted saws (which I’m counting because they basically serve the same purpose as drills),… …and the thermal drill. These three variations are used very commonly across most heists. The amount of time that normal power drills and mounted saws takes varies tremendously… …depending on the map and what it is you’re drilling. It would take too long to list them all, but I can at least say that the thermal drill always takes 360 seconds… …assuming you don’t have any drill skills. Anyways, the normal drills, mounted saws, and thermal drills can break between one and three times on their own before finishing. There are a few exceptions, such as the doors on Hoxton Breakout Day 2 which only jam once… …OVERDRILL which never jams… …and the shipping containers on Bomb: Dockyard, which also don’t jam. However, cops can run up to these drills and jam them themselves. This does NOT count towards the total amount of times the drill can jam on its own. In fact, cops can break drills as many times as they want before they finish… …so try your best to defend the area. Touching on stealth briefly, a guard can hear a drill from 25 meters away, or only 12.5 meters if they don’t have direct line-of-sight to the drill. If a guard hears a drill, they will go investigate it, luring them away from whatever they were guarding. This can sometimes work in your favour, like on Day 3 of Firestarter. Placing a loud drill on the roof will lure a guard upstairs, making him a quiet and easy kill. Guards, cameras, and civilians can see drills from 23 meters away. Even if the drill isn’t within their field-of-view, they will still become alerted by it (unless there’s a wall in the way). Next we’ll talk about drill skills. There are three of them, and we’ll start with Hardware Expert. The basic version of Hardware Expert makes you fix drills 25% faster. It normally takes 10 seconds to repair a drill, now it only takes 7.5 seconds. The basic skill also makes your drills silent… …so guards will no longer be lured to the sound of your drill… …and guards, cameras and civvies will have to be within 22 meters and have the drill within their field-of-view to actually be alerted by it. If you’re intending to stealth, and aren’t looking to lure guards with loud drills, this skill is a cheap must-have. The aced version of Hardware Expert gives your drills a 10% chance to become an auto-restarter drill. Basically, when someone with this skill places a drill, or upgrades a drill that was placed by someone who did not have this skill… …a check will be run to see if the drill will become an auto-restarting drill. With this skill you have a 10% chance… …and if that chance succeeds, your drill will now ALWAYS auto-restart when it breaks. No matter how many time your drill jams, on its own or by cops, it will always auto restart after between 5 and 20 seconds. If it doesn’t auto-restart after 20 seconds, it is NOT an autorestarter and will NEVER auto-restart. The only exception is on Hotline Miami Day 2… …when the gunship shoots the thermal drill, it will not auto-restart, even if it is an auto-restarting drill. After being manually restarted, it will resume normal behaviour. The next skill is… *SIGH*… …”Drill SAW-geant”… …(o-okay, I think that’s kinda funny.)… The basic version of this skill makes your drills 15% faster… …and the aced version adds another 15% speed, totaling to 30% faster. This does exactly what it says on the tin: it takes the total amount of time the drill was going to take, and multiplies it by 0.7 . Using thermal drills as an example, without this skill they take 360 seconds… …with the basic version of this skill they take 306 seconds, and with the aced version they take 252 seconds. Finally we have Kickstarter. The basic version of this skill is an upgrade to the aced version of Hardware Expert… …adding an additional 20% chance for a drill to become an auto-restarter upon being placed or upgraded. With both skills you have a 30% chance of getting an auto-restarting drill. The aced version of Kickstarter is interesting… …when a drill breaks, (it doesn’t have to be yours) you have a 50% chance of restarting it instantly by striking it with a melee attack. If this doesn’t work the first time, it won’t work at all until the drill is repaired and then breaks again… …and then you’ll get another 50% chance, and so on. Generally speaking, if you’re getting one drill skill, you should probably get them all. Most crews will usually have one designated Technician that will set up drills for everybody. It’s not the end of the world if someone without drill skills sets up a drill before your Technician, though… …they can simply upgrade the drill. It doesn’t waste any time, and will still run the check for auto-restarting. If an un-upgraded drill breaks, and is repaired by someone with drill skills, that will also upgrade the drill. You can see what upgrades a drill has by looking at its mounted display. If a skill’s symbol is darkened, it does not have that skill… …if the symbol is white, it has the basic version of that skill… …and if the symbol is yellow, it has the aced version. Interestingly enough, a drill that has already run the check to become an auto-restarter will just have a white symbol. The symbol does NOT indicate that it IS an auto-restarter, just that the check was run. Finally let’s talk about special kinds of drills. First up is The Beast, which is only found on Big Bank. The Beast is not affected by drill skills at all, so it will never auto-restart and it always takes 300 seconds. Any time it breaks, the only way to repair it is manually while having a drill bit in your inventory. Next, we have the BIG FUCKING DRILL, found exclusively on Golden Grin Casino. Once again, drill skills do not affect the BFD at all… …mostly because it’s not even a drill, but a plasma arc cutter, which cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of- OH! Shit, I’m educating you again! The BFD takes 420 seconds to cut a hole in the vault without any preplanning upgrades. While this is happening there are also two tanks of water used to cool the BFD, that, when drained… …must be refilled at one of the map’s washrooms. If the water runs out completely, the drill will eventually overheat… …and must be repaired with spare parts. There are also two cords that have to stay plugged in to keep the BFD running… …cops disable the drill by unplugging one of the cords, or disabling it at the main control panel. Preplanning offers several upgrades for the BFD, but I’ll go over the specifics, and the pros and cons of them, in my Golden Grin review video. Finally we have OVERDRILL. Only available on Deathwish on First World Bank… …this is a special kind of drill that requires players to perform a ritual in front of the cameras in the vault area to unlock. This drill takes TWO THOUSAND SECONDS, totaling to just over thirty three minutes! However, your reward for waiting out all that time is 70 bags of gold! I’ll leave a link to a guide on how to complete OVERDRILL in the description below. Alright, now that we’ve talked about all sorts of drills, what should you take away from this video? Well, most normal drills only break on their own between one and three times… …but cops can break them as many times as they want. If a drill auto-restarts once, it will auto-restart every time… …drill skills don’t affect The Beast, BFD, or OVERDRILL… …and you should really just bring C4 or the saw and skip this drilling all together… …at least, most of it. Thanks for watching, and take it easy!

100 comments on “How do drills work? [PAYDAY 2]”

  1. The Plauge Doctor says:

    He's at 666k views

  2. MarcusofMenace says:

    take a shot everytime he says drill

  3. Meower77 Tv says:


  4. RUSapache says:

    1:53 – total bullshit, overkill fix

  5. Jarno Van de put says:

    How do drills work simply not 😂😂😂

  6. The GhostGamer says:

    I kinda want him to do an actual video explaining how real life drills work lol whoever wants that to try and spam it a little on his latest videos 😭😭

  7. Irascible says:

    They don't.

  8. DeadlyPeeta says:

    i dont play payday with friends (i dont play it at all anymore) but im usually going to be the medic on the team and will nowadays not play the game seriously at all and never finish a heist

    Edit: you should make an educational video for drills.

  9. Marcelinho do Zap says:

    Guys! The drill! Go get it!

  10. Protoka says:

    How do they don't.

    Drills work.

  11. [Insert Name] says:

    With 1 million plus cash we can't afford proper drills. Bain who are you contacting for saws?

  12. Skyrim Load orders & More says:

    The fourth most popular one is I NEED A MEDIC BAG WHILE FIXING THIS FUCKING DRILL!

  13. Vladimir Baskov says:

    How do drills work?
    They don't

  14. Cyber Duck says:

    How drills in payday REALLY work: they jam every 2 seconds.

  15. Ty Ty says:

    w8 so a empty and/or full water tank is worth $10,500

  16. Grandma Margeret says:

    I actually came here to get the educated version, but this is good I guess…


  17. Lmao Ok says:

    I have no drill skills and the entire bank has not heard my drill once, k

  18. Tixkingwill says:

    Im pretty sure all of allmost all of the maps are just the same maps from notoriety that means… NOTORIETY copyed Pay Day 2

  19. jj05 says:

    I mean I wanted to know how it would work irk but ok

  20. Tallerst 17 says:

    I hate this broke dick piece of shit drill!!!

  21. Emrick Benedicto says:

    I once did overdrill in a pub at low level and it was so worth it. I had way too much money.

  22. SkullyZ08 says:

    fuk the drill is jamming

  23. The Flying Bat says:

    I used to joking with the name with the big fucking dick but seriously I never knew the actual name

  24. Mr. Mcsmile says:

    The fuck, I was actually getting entertained when you were explaining how real drills and plasma cutters work. You shoulda kept going.

  25. justine3305 says:

    Drills don't actually work but somehow they do it..

  26. FireBlaze 4100 says:

    And a broke..
    Piece of shit..

  27. indeepj says:

    I Want To Know All About Drills Though

  28. the internet says:

    5:54 that is interesting keep going

  29. DR1V3R 357 tv says:

    How do drills work? EASY ! they are used to WASTE YOUR F*****G TIME!!!!!!!!

  30. サイレントボイス says:

    President bain: more thermal drills!!!

  31. Eren Bal says:

    Go fix the drill and come again

  32. Retro レトロ says:

    How often do drills break?
    Usually every 10 seconds but if 3 galaxies line up, they break every 20 seconds.

  33. Solarwolf13 says:

    Noooo, I liked the education

  34. Jessica Alburn says:

    I actually wanted to learn about plasma arc cutters

  35. ImELFY says:

    Ok youtube, i watched it

  36. Joebot997 says:

    /// Police Assault in Progress /// 💀💀💀☠️☠️

  37. Archneme5is says:

    The drills are always a pain in the ass

  38. Mr E says:

    5:42 in-ven-TOH-ree

  39. fawaz algayeb says:

    Damn, I just realized that the gang could make a living selling full tanks of water

  40. Junior Playz says:

    Why are you raiding a pig meat factory?

  41. Peagu Mari says:

    Easy they work

  42. TSMG says:

    Master math man.
    15%+15% equals 30% LMAO
    So 85-100%
    15×85/100 is 12.5
    So 12.5 plus 15 is 27.5 so it's 27.5% out of starting amount.

  43. Commissar Purity says:

    They just work, everytime, 60% of the time

  44. Coe l says:

    >watching vid about how drills that jams every 10 seconds work
    >gets ad
    >ok that's how fucking drills work, this is just cancer

  45. SteamPlay22 says:

    you should have made the real world drills explenation an april fools vid

  46. Loaf O' Disease says:


  47. OllieDM910 says:

    How does going up to someone laying down and holding F/Square/B magically heal wounds like Tokyo freaking ghoul??

  48. Tipul Pistolar ツ says:

    They dont.

  49. mario christopherson says:

    Now I know the drill

  50. Sandwich Productions says:

    "Guys, The thermal drill. Go get it."

  51. FR3SZ PL says:

    That how drill work

  52. Van0258 says:

    5:42 in your golden grin review you tried your hardest to censor yourself. Just gonna throw that shit out the window I guess

  53. The Wanderer says:

    “Drills aren’t that complicated” Proceeds to go on for 7 minutes elaborating on drills.

  54. relly kid says:

    Pee in the tank for the BFD

  55. Dimskiy says:

    The same as King Crimson Works.

  56. Dániel Deák says:

    They drill stuff

  57. One Stupid Thing says:

    Broke dick peace of shit drill

  58. alex chesters says:

    Hello welcome back to the hot show pretty fucking obvious in today’s episode how do guns in payday work
    Here’s how you spam left click

  59. Noob_kitty says:

    Why I did perk to insta-fix drills – to be not busy by fixing them

  60. Teach Them True Darkness says:

    Was gonna comment they don't but everyone else has that covered

  61. A Blue says:

    "next we have THE BIG FUCKING DRILL"

  62. Some dumbass on the internet says:

    Fact:every drill in the game is from a dollar store

  63. Dessert related names on steam says:

    It hurts to watch you painfully create new acronyms in the golden grin video, then you just ought right swear in this one

  64. Lukas 13cz says:

    Connor:how do drills work
    Me:they don't work

  65. Emerald Fox says:

    Please do go on about real life drills and plasma cutters

  66. Dumb Furry says:

    payday 2 is 10% of fixing jamming drills, 30% of drilling, 50% of moving bags and 10% of shooting cops

  67. BillyWilly says:

    Comments under this video:
    0.1% Actually commenting the video

    99.9% hOw DO dRIlls wORk?!?!11one
    tHEy DOnt!!!!! AHAHAaghaaahahasiudhqwodjalkfn

  68. Hank says:

    D A B E A S T

  69. Pie says:

    I actually wanted to tell us about the plasma arc cutters. Educate us please

  70. Dat Stoplight says:

    i mean the drills break every microsecond so uh

  71. Crazy Stuff says:

    The BFD ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  72. zombo07 says:

    Payday 2 is just a drill simulator

  73. oP Razzy says:

    5:43 demonitized

  74. Nic Wip says:

    wHerEs my DaIly eDucAtiOn on dRiLls, I DiDnt sUbSCribE 4 nutHiNg

  75. JEST3R says:

    Guys the thermal drill go get it

  76. Darko says:

    they jam..thats all you need to know

  77. Winter says:

    i thought it said How do girls work

  78. Kazat0 says:

    Anybody else wanted to know how actual drills work?

  79. Despacito 789 says:

    They dont

  80. Pizza Boi says:

    Multiplies it by 0.3?
    That would be 70% slower. I'm sure you meant 1.3.
    You said education is important, so I think this should be corrected. <3

  81. dumdum says:

    fun fact: they have auto jammers built inside

  82. BOW BOW 123 says:

    Next we have the big fucking drill

  83. Team Turtle says:

    I hate when I drill the vault then there is more doors u have to drill

  84. Praise the Dark Souls says:

    But I wanted to be educated about drills!

  85. Sanane La says:

    cop get near to drill and kick it
    drill jammed

    we kick again drill fixed

  86. Seb Smith says:

    How would it not fall ????????? That’s the only thing I thought lol

  87. MASTER TRAP says:

    How drills work
    They don't

  88. XwingHax says:

    Answer: They DONT

  89. Speedowka says:

    Your voice reminds me of Vitruvian Physique but games edition

  90. Oscar Wdhwjskong says:

    go to watch how to basic

  91. SmiffyDoo says:

    what do The Beast/ the BFD count as

  92. Erick Lalande says:

    Guys! The thermal drill!

    G O G E T I T

  93. Grand Master Of Life says:

    Not gonna lie, I was kinda hoping for the science on how the payday 2 drills specifically work

  94. SpeedTuberTM says:

    They drill stuff. That's it.

  95. Gamergod88 says:

    Anyone wanna do over drill xbox

  96. Mr. Shellmen says:

    If a drill can cut a vault, no excuse to make it as a saw replacement

  97. DERP FACE says:

    they arent suppose to work

  98. We sCREw Y6p says:

    1: max all drill skills
    2: repair it everytime it jam
    3: repeat

  99. Deonicio Presents says:

    big fat

  100. C.I.A says:

    Broke dick piece of shit drill

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