(OUTDATED) What PAYDAY 2 DLC should I get?
This is a question that gets asked all the time on the various PAYDAY 2 forums: “What DLC should I get?” PAYDAY 2 has an awful lot of DLC… …and if you’re not an avid, hardcore fan, it may not all be worth your time. And, don’t get me wrong… …if you love the game, and have the money to spare… …go ahead and get all the DLC, if you want to! I know I’ve done it. But what’s the BEST DLC to get? The DLC that’ll add the most to your game for the least amount of money… …and will keep things interesting and, above all: fun? Well seeing as you don’t need to own heist DLC so long as the host owns it…. …and character packs are a matter of opinion… …(and most of the perk decks that come with them have viable vanilla alternatives)… …this video will focus on weapon packs. After looking through all the weapon packs available, and keeping in mind what’s in vanilla PAYDAY 2… …(assuming you’re a member of the PAYDAY 2 Steam Group of course)… …I’ve narrowed it down to the top five best PAYDAY 2 weapon packs. Hope you enjoy! Number five is the Gage Shotgun Pack. “FINALLY SHOTGUNS GET SOME LOVE!” was the tagline, and… …it, kind of delivers. A bit. Okay, so… …the weapons in this pack aren’t really anything special… …except for the Raven shotgun… …a high mag, high concealment primary weapon… …that works great in both stealth and dodge builds. The other two shotguns, the M1014 and the Street Sweeper 12… …aren’t really anything to write home about… …and the melee weapons are pretty weak. So, why did I include this pack? [BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM] [BAM BAM] [EXPLOSION SOUNDS] [POP POP] [BONNIE: GOT THE DOZER!] The custom shotgun ammo! This ALONE saves the entire DLC pack. Buckshot rounds increase shotgun damage… …flechette rounds increase shotgun range… …AP rounds pierce walls, armour and shields… …and, most importantly, the explosive rounds. Explosive rounds are amazing! They send enemies flying, kill Shields handily… …and stun Bulldozers while breaking their faceplates off… …making them a very easy kill. A very common weapon to see dodge players running is the Judge shotgun… …(unlocked by joining the PAYDAY 2 Steam Community)… …loaded with explosive rounds. That fast fire rate and high damage combined with a 30% crit chance… …makes this weapon very potent. If it weren’t for the custom ammo this would be a very weak pack… …but for anyone who uses shotguns frequently this is a must-have. Number four is the first Gage weapon pack. Everything in this pack is pretty damn good! The Eagle Heavy Rifle offers high damage with a reload speed rivaling Val Kilmer’s… …the SpecOps is an all around solid SMG… …and the Signature .40 is a concealable, high damage pistol with a big mag size… …perfect for dodge builds. This pack also nets you frag grenades- [BOOM! BOOM!] -pretty self-explanatory… …as well as the grenade case asset. You can buy this on most heists… …and anyone on your team can use this to replenish their throwable weapons. It’s a must-have for longer heists like Rats. But, in my opinion, the most useful addition in this pack is the firemode modifiers. There are two kinds: single and auto fire. Normally on most weapons you can swap between these at will… …however putting one of these mods on your weapon will lock it into single or auto fire mode respectively. That may not sound that useful, but the important thing is that these mods increase your weapon stats. The single fire mod increases your weapon’s accuracy… …and the auto fire mod increases your weapon’s damage. If you have a DRM rifle that you normally only use single fire mode in anyways… …or an assault rifle that you have good trigger discipline for… …these mods are perfect. The only thing keeping this pack from being high up on the list is… …since its release we’ve all gotten free grenades from joining the Steam Group… …so the defining feature of this pack is a bit… …redundant. Still though… …the grenade case, the fantastic weapons, and the great weapon mods… …make this a good weapon pack to pick up nonetheless. Number three is the Gage Ninja pack. This pack has a hell of a lot to offer! The Kross Vertex SMG has an absurdly high fire rate with good damage and accuracy… …the Kunai melee weapon is excellent due to its poison effect… …which stuns enemies and does damage over time. The same poison can be found on the shurik- Sher-ou-kens? She-roo-kins? Sher-uh-ken? Sh- sh- Shrooken? The same poison can be found on the Ninja Stars… …a throwable weapon that can be picked back up from the corpses of your enemy… …oooor more likely the wall behind them. There are also poison arrows for bow and crossbow type weapons… …which, are neat, but explosive arrows are better. But above all: the Lebensauger. Hooooooooly shit! This is debatably the BEST sniper rifle in the game. It comes with a good magazine size, a high damage value… …and a HUGE ammo pool. It does have a terribly slow reload… …but there’s enough skills that increase sniper rifle reload speed to make up for it. Basically, this pack is excellent! It adds a lot of varied content, and nearly all of it is fantastic… …oh yeah, and it, adds the pistol crossbow… [pew.] …nnnnneat. Number two is The Butcher’s BBQ Pack. This pack manages to outdo the Ninja Pack for the amount of varied and viable content it adds. First off you have the Piglet… …a six shot grenade launcher that packs a PUNCH. The only thing holding this back is the ungodly slow reload speed… …good lord. Next up is the Steakout: an AA12. It’s… [BRATBRATBRATBRATBRAT] …an AA12. Not only is it one of the best shotguns in the game with it’s huge mag size, fast reload… …high fire rate and good damage… …but god dammit it’s fun to use! And then there’s the flamethrower. This weapon, honestly, isn’t even that good. The damage is pretty low, the reload speed is even slower than the Piglet… …and even though it pierces shields and stuns enemies, explosive shotgun rounds do this better. However… It’s a fucking flamethrower! Who cares if it isn’t good it’s a FUCKING FLAMETHROWER! It’s so fun to run around and light everything on fire and LISTEN TO THEIR SCREAMS… AHAHAHAHAH- The melee weapons are pretty good but the Motherforker stands out in particular as a very fast… …very high damage one. It’s still up there with some of the best melee weapons in the game. After that we have incendiary rounds and Dragon’s Breath rounds for grenade launchers and shotguns respectively. They aren’t really anything to write home about, but they’re more fun, goofy content to mess around with. And finally, and most importantly, we have Molotovs. These are arguably the best throwable in the game. It’s effectively fifteen seconds of area denial… …as any enemies that try to pass through it will be stunned and burn to death. This gives you a chance to revive teammates, patch up, get ammo… …and after the fire burns out there’ll be a big patch of ammo drops leftover… …from any enemy who thought it was a good idea to charge at you straight through a floor of fire. Basically, most of what’s in this pack is good… …and EVERYTHING in this pack is fun! It’s hard to get anything better than that… …except for this. Number one is the Gage Mod Courier pack. Now, I was debating putting this in the number two spot… …and moving BBQ Pack up to the number one spot… …but as I was recording the footage for this video, I realized something. I made a point of only using weapons and weapon mods from vanilla PAYDAY 2 and the DLC that I’m talking about… …but as I was modding the weapons to make them good… …I realized how hard it is to make ANY good weapons with the Mod Courier Pack. So, okay, basically… …every heist has these packages that you pick up that are hidden around the map. After you get enough of the various kinds of packages… …you unlock one of each weapon mod that the package contains…. …and you can do this an infinite amount of times. So, as long as you keep picking up packages in heists, which… …you always should because they give bonus EXP anyways… …you’ll keep getting the weapon mods passively. And all of the weapon mods are REALLY, FUCKING, GOOD. Barrel extensions that increase damage and accuracy substantially… …quadstacked mags that double the mag size of most assault rifles… …red dot sights for pistols, various scopes for other weapons… …scope mounts for the Deagle and the Bronco… …concealable laser gadgets, combo flashlight and laser modules… …a pack of extra crosshairs for your sights… …and a WHOOOLE bunch of other stuff that makes almost every weapon in the game objectively better. I know this pack doesn’t add any new exciting weapons or anything… …but if it makes nearly every, single weapon in the game better… …it’s hard to argue with this being the best DLC pack in PAYDAY 2. If you play a lot of the game, this DLC is a must-have. And there you have it everybody, hope you enjoyed! Lemme know what your favourite DLC is in the comments below… …and be sure to join the PAYDAY 2 Steam Group if you haven’t already… …as it unlocks more content than all of these DLC packs put together. Thanks for watching, and take it easy!