Top 10 One Down Tips [Payday 2]

NanookMetaal. Took Toot! One Down difficulty
Is an exciting addition For seasoned Payday 2 players
And a nightmare for Less experienced ones
Getting into One Down difficulty is no easy feat
But do not be discouraged Here is a list of 10 tips
That will help you succeed On One Down difficulty
Bring Inspire Inspire as well as the Doctor Bags
Are fundamental skills of any One Down build
Being able to instantly revive a teammate
Means you are less exposed to enemy fire And are less likely to get downed yourself
The Doctor Bags will continuously refresh Your downs, allowing you to continue
Without going into custody I have seen players use first aid kits too
But I prefer Doctor Bags because of their abilities Avoid public one down games
Unless you are a part of an established group of players
Chances are that most of your heisting will happen
In public lobbies, with random players I am going to say that it is extremely difficult
to play One Down with an open lobby because
It will attract a lot of inexperienced players Who won’t be able to contribute to team’s
success But also will drag your team down Far too often I see low skilled players join
A one down lobby go into custody within seconds And either leave or stay and occupy a slot
that could have been filled by a contributing player
I have however have encountered a few good one down
Public lobbies, where we were able to complete Very difficult heists together but sadly it
does not happen very often When playing in public lobbies
Learn to survive and rely only on yourself Assume that if you get downed, nobody will
be there To help you and consider getting skills such
as Swan Song Messiah And/or Feign Death In order to be able to make into safety once
down Or have an ability to revive yourself Work your way up the difficulties
If your most played difficulty is Overkill And you are not comfortable with Deathwish
difficulty There absolutely no chance you will succeed
at One Down Do not expect to join a random One Down game
And be carried through the heist You most likely will just get kicked
Start playing more Mayhem or Deathwish games And then move onto One Down to make the transition
easier Make sure you are familiar with the heist
Before trying it on One Down Because on this difficulty most of your attention
Will focus on survival rather than trying to work out
What to do next I also want to add that ideally
You should get to level 100 at level 5 infamy Before getting into One Down
As it introduces skill point requirement reduction Because you will need every single skill point
You can get for your builds Find a crew to play with
Finding players to play with consistently Will take a few games
Because you will need to find players who fit your play-style
And are also looking for a crew A first tip that I can give you is to host
your own games And being a sensible host
Being a sensible host can mean a few things One of them is not using the kick function
For anything else apart from kicking Disruptive players or cheaters You do not need to kick players
Just because you need a slot for a friend Or because he is a very low or a very high
level Just politely explain the situation and ask
them to leave This way, next time you encounter this person
They will be more likely to play with you This is also a small but a very significant
thing That you can do in order to contribute to
making A better Payday 2 community Another thing I often see is hosts rage quitting
games This normally occurs for one big reason
The heist was not completed successfully And as it was discussed earlier
Most likely this was due to the fact that it was
Too difficult Therefore, a sensible host knows what difficulty
He can play well at and would choose a heist according to his
And the team’s ability Avoid using the restart button and wait for
the heist to finish the natural way This is one of the most aggravating things
a host can do And it will quickly cause you to lose players
If you found a player that you really enjoyed Playing with
Consider asking them for a friend request And adding them to your friends list
The easiest way to do this is to go to the Steam overlay
Press the Players button Recent games tab
And look for the player’s profile that you want to add
On a side note, this is also a good way to check if
Someone is a cheater Because you can check their Payday 2 hours
and achievements unlocked Especially, how quickly they unlocked their
infamy levels Stay in cover
Knowing when to hide and when to move Will help you avoid a lot of incoming damage
And it is something that is very easy to do Pay attention to when the law enforcers are
targeting you And you teammates, and plan your moves accordingly
You can also ace the Joker skills in order to
Have a couple of meat shields with you at all times
To take the damage for you At the time of this recording, they are fairly
beefy and so can be a useful addition to your team
Joker skills will also unlock the Stockholm Syndrome
Which gives you an ability to be traded out of custody
Straight away, regardless of assault phase And civilian casualties Plan big movements such as escaping or securing
bags Closer to assault fades so that you can have
A little bit more space In some heists you can time killing Captain
Winters to the escape (van arrival), or a major bag
move because killing him will force an assault
to end Consider bringing secondary equipment
While it will take a lot of points Skilling Jack of all Trades will allow you
to bring a second type of equipment on top of the
Previously mentioned Doctor Bags Bringing an Ammo Bag as well as Doctor Bags
Will ensure that you wont run out of ammo Which is especially handy for weapons
That either have a low ammo pool Or cannot be replenished from enemy ammo drops
Ace Nine Lives To be honest, I feel that this item should
not even be on this list
Because it should go without saying I however did encounter a lot of less experienced
players Not bringing Nine Lives to One Down heists
You may ask – “Why is it so important?” Well, aced Nine Lives adds another down to
your Total downs, regardless of the difficulty
So, it will bump the number up to 4 downs On Deathwish and below and for One Down
It will bring it up to two downs Effectively doubling the amount
It is an extremely cheap skill points-wise And it is a first tier skill so it is available
From the start With nine lives, you will be able to go down
18 times On One Down difficulty
Considering you have brought two aced Doctor Bags Bring the right build and weapons
Once again it may sound obvious So hear me out first
One down builds will vary slightly From Deathwish and below builds
Because there are so many skills That you simply must bring with you
And because the damage threshold to kill enemies Increases dramatically
Therefore, make sure to go over your current build
And analyze whether you really need to bring A particular skill and check
Whether your weapons are powerful enough To dealt with the enemies quickly
Get skills according to the weapon class That you are planning to bring
As well as armour or dodge related skills Depending on whether you are making an armour
Or a dodge build Many perk decks wont be viable for One Down
difficulty So choose carefully Stick to the team
In heists where you are going to be moving a lot
Such as Hoxton Breakout Make sure that you are within reach of your
team So that you can bail each other out of
Tricky situations Discuss this in text or voice chat
To make sure that everybody is on the same page
It is also possible to split into teams of two
if you have a four-man team In order to complete objectives faster
Make sure that each duo has Inspire and Doctor Bags
with them so pair the teams accordingly I realize that this is something that may
be difficult to achieve in public games
So the first thing that you can do is make sure
that you follow the leader and are not falling behind
There are exceptions to this tip though Its sometimes may be viable to split up with
your team For example sometimes, a player may sacrifice
himself in order to kill Captain Winters on large
maps Such as the Goat Simulator
And even though he might go into custody Getting rid of Winters will ensure that the
player Has a chance to be traded back out Practice and keep going
Sounds cheesy But to be honest, just a few months ago
I was completely useless at 1D difficulty At the moment, I cannot say that I am exceptionally
good at it, as I have seen players much better
than me But all it takes is a little bit of patience
and practice to improve dramatically Do not get discouraged if your first few runs
End up bad Remember, every player went through it
Utilize the tips mentioned earlier And stay on top of the objectives
Being able to clear large groups of enemies is also very important as spawn rates on 1D
Are going to be high So you are in danger of getting swarmed if
you Do not kill them quickly These were top 10 One Down tips that will
help you succeed at this difficulty Give them a go and let me know how it goes
Down in the comments below Make sure to post questions or other tips
That you want to share with other players If you need an idea for a one down build
I have placed a link down in the description below If you enjoyed this video, make sure to share
it with your friends Because good people need to watch good videos
Thank you for watching I will see you later
Bye bye

100 comments on “Top 10 One Down Tips [Payday 2]”

  1. Cody D. Buni says:

    When the cheater in TF2 is about to get you but gets VAC banned.

  2. Des meister says:

    i did shadow raid on 1down at lvl 50-70

  3. RyanCyanide says:

    So i am a Fully Loaded Ace. I bring ammo for my team but that replaces the healing deployable and i need other surviablity perks so do i still NEED the Ace Inspire?

  4. Derfman13 says:

    I like Grinder. Grinder's pretty okay, I guess.

  5. Don'tActDumb ! says:

    You now that u have a dumb blooperi Intro..! No one can Unterstand what youre trying to say! And please stop with YouTube or get an english acten

  6. FatheredPuma81 says:

    And most of all if you want to make One Down much easier join the P2W group. (To join just buy all the pay2win DLC)

  7. Scrufus says:

    i myself am fine with deathwish, but i still get kicked from public lobbies…

  8. Scrufus says:

    Also one more thing, bringing dodge builds is better than tanking damage, since 3 shots and buh bai armor.

  9. BOTFrosty says:

    so the difficulty is called 1down because you can only get one time downed? nice joke ovk

  10. Sieva Maksimenka says:

    I completed all the heists on one down alone with bots except goat simulator in which I crashed on the second day after securing 14/15 goats only because that zeal dude stole one goat right when the plane was coming(sad story). I think AI is the best team you can get: they help you to get up when you scream at them, they now have skills and they can trade you even during an assault. I don't play pubs because I always find that one infamy XXV-100 that doesn't know how to dominate a cop (that actually happened) or a guy that calls me a cheater when I use stocholm syndrome or just get kicked for no reason.

  11. Bob the magic koala says:

    "Dont kick plp only hackers…."then he makes "Reason to cheat in PD2"

  12. Just your typical user says:

    Generally a good assumption to make is that if someone is infamy 25 level 100, theyre hacking. Especially after the 5 million new players and nonexistant anticheat

  13. Joshua Erasmus says:

    Finally someone who tries to tel people to be a sensible host

  14. generic name says:

    Thanks for the help, I have been struggling to do some heists on One Down. I will use the tips you talked about in this video 🙂

  15. mihail saltirov says:

    If u know how much perfect heists ive doe on one down alone but i fail 50 times before complete em as far but there is impontant thing analyze work progress clean guards slow dont push dont rush i can send snapshots and lot more from my workout cause i like snap this bank heist one down games when we pass em stealth and we where 2 3 sometime 4 pepole but we win on time cuz time is a fact and the workout we win matters legit inuff … i know some pepole like to say they hate stealth and some just love it but its a % to dont rs whatever happen or just they got inuff its good that u can chalinge ur self on it but ive seen pepole quit or just join in front of a gameplay and dont even ask to join well it happens but such as trowing a granade on stealth game or put c4 on door instead of picking the lock again on stealth is just dump but they also happen all can afford one down fail is that u know the pepole u play with and say em all about ur gameplay strategy if they are new or they never done it so they know all steps they could do or they shall assist u with and clam down dont try to skip time on just relax and play a bank heist cash can be complete on one down for 50 even 60 minutes usualy 40 for me most of the times with 4 ppl but noone boost his sheans as far

  16. Akxiva says:

    When new players saw me using a dodge build on a loud heist, they instantly kicked me only saying that I'm not bringing armor

  17. h0ust0n says:

    Sokol, teach us 😀

  18. Lukas Kohutovic says:

    thas not thruth i conect the random 1down lobby i was 71 and 0 in crime spree and i win

  19. Lord Inquisitor Charalampos Aronis says:

    I play only on overkil

  20. Sum_ Gud_CHICKEN says:

    Install the mod Newbs go back to overkill players under 180 jours will be auto kick it works lovely for me

  21. yukitaka oni says:

    1st tip: DON'T ACT DUMB

  22. MegaPhycoKiller says:

    Lol I completed my first one down at lvl 68 no infamy.

  23. Victor Gavrilovici says:

    nice accent mate

  24. I7sniPes 104 says:

    Anyone remember when messiah used to be pistol messiah

  25. Branko Lucassen says:

    8:35 lul nub git gud fokin nuscupud git rikt medic

  26. Eero Laatunen says:

    Solo Stealthing Bank Heists and Ukrainian Job on OD

  27. Yusuf Bostancı says:

    meanwhile im watching the video with my one down mask

  28. Random Stranger says:

    i can stealth one down but thats about it

  29. Mr. Night says:

    Gosh, I'm only playing solo.

  30. RandomDude says:

    My Slav brother greetings from Serbia. If you could spare what mod did you use for that beautifull Jiros clothes when he was clibming?

  31. A British Pakistani says:

    Am I the only person who thinks mayhem is the best

  32. Alec Tan The Apache says:

    Don't need Medic Bags if you only play stealth on One Down (;

  33. Sowa PL says:

    Lol i did a overdrill one down with randoms all loot this overdrill one down is easy i got stats like 304/124/5 normal kills/special units kills/downs

  34. nukeman1303 says:

    3:00 I actually did a lot of 1D when I wasn't even infamous

  35. Celestial Colosseum says:

    Seriously it's easier to play one down with bots.

  36. Nucleus says:

    and PLEASE STOP BAGGING LOOT!!!!! Cops can and WILL ONLY take loot that has actually been bagged by players, so DONT throw the 10194632567920 octillion bags of money out there for cops to steal them, LEAVE THE LOOT UNBAGGED!
    Just take ONE bag, secure that bag, THEN take another and repeat!

     Exceptions; Some bags will never be taken by cops, including: Beast drill parts (Big Bank), Pretty much every mission item on Golden Grin Casion (Water tank and fireworks) and C4 which isnt really a bag of loot you pick up but rather a "deployable" of sorts….

  37. Zareph says:

    I play stealth only… So if I join a one down, im very fucked

  38. DomDoSomething says:

    last night I survived lab rats, and well "I survived lab rats on One Down and all I got was this achievement"

  39. Ethan Johnson says:

    well medkits can recharge your health its better to use it then waiting to be grey and use doc bag

  40. Ethan Johnson says:


  41. Ethan Johnson says:

    what does messhian even mean?

  42. Ethan Johnson says:

    i play overkill very well!

  43. swergdach says:

    OMG It's Space Rangers music…

  44. Ultra says:

    pdth overkill 145 is more difficult than this thing

  45. Octo Dinosaur says:

    Background music?

  46. Lighting Chaos says:

    Swan song is a mistake

  47. meme god says:

    On one down if u don't kick noobs u will not complete it

  48. Deafgohos says:

    1.Don't bring ecm on loud only heist.
    2.Don't bring body bags on loud only heist.
    3.Don't bring armor bag on any heist.
    4.Don't talk shit about host.(You have been kicked)
    5.Don't do stealth only heist on pubs.
    6.Learn how many time you downed before going to custody.(especially low levels).
    7.Don't be a greedy little shit.(share your first aid kits).
    8.Just because you got carried on onedown doesn't mean you have to join every one down heist.
    9.Always run dodge build.(Its the ultimate tryhard tactics or just use kingpin if you have money).

  49. Dazer 222 says:

    Good and useful tips thaks you Nanook!!!😁

  50. tobias smyla says:

    How is the name of the heist at 5:57 ?

  51. 07kilswitch says:

    Your missing some tips like aceing resilience because one down is filled with flash bangs, and always bring somthing that can blow up, burn or go true shields

  52. fazerer says:

    This vid should be called "Tips for loud One Down"

  53. Roope Heikkinen says:

    Tip #11 if you don't know how to unlock one down difficulty you are definitely not ready to play it.

  54. Quinn Brand says:

    i just got payday 2 on steam but i had it on console and so straight away instead of playing public games i played with bots until i was at a good level with good guns and skills

  55. Mihkel Turro says:

    Just when i clicked on the video i was like sure great intro .. OH HES RUSSIAN

    im half russian i did not say that in an attempt to offend him.

  56. Adonis says:

    I have a question about the Jack of all trades skill: How do you use your secondary equipment before depleting ur primary?

  57. WeridJeridBerid says:

    number 11 hack like a dooche

  58. Quinten says:

    Hahah all you scrubs that need to watch this vid
    I do one down mission as a snack
    I have done so many that you would’ve lost count

    Yes they where stealth missions

  59. TheRealSam says:

    Thank you i used your build combined with mine and now i can play one down/two downs

  60. Repton says:

    I didn't the voice actor for the Russians in Boiling Point did youtube videos!

  61. martin king66 says:

    I can play in one down but games that i never join on one down:greenbridge,slaughterhouse it was terrible and fucking annoyng

  62. Kacper Laskowski says:

    is this guy dutch? he sounds kinda dutch (no hate just asking)

  63. Karoline Mus says:

    Yeah that's good and all, but if you can't get the fps because you're playing on a laptop that doesn't take games well, then this is useless… (I generally get 14 fps on the "good" maps, 10-12 on some maps, 8 on the diamond heists and 4-6 on safehouse….safehouse raids… well… it's like they're in slow motion, and everything teleports… I have a profile and skill set named "loud laggy McGee". I'd honestly like to see a video about how to accomplish anything playing on a laptop like mine… I can do overkill no problem, maybe mayhem. I feel like I've done good though, I've done tabula rasa solo, done over 15 heists on one down, stealth though… never one down loud… although I have completed one down stealth missions that went loud… like big oil. To be honest though, even stealth is difficult, because I don't always get the detection counter thing… and it takes a couple of seconds for the game to realize that I'm looking at something I can interact with… the catch a bag mid-air achievement took so long because of that… got it on accident while panic spamming buttons once… and the diamond puzzle is different on my screen than the others, and of course I can't do the overvault thing… I tried to do the tile thing there once, I stared at the right button and a tile 2 tiles away from it at the edge of my screen went down… so I don't even say that I know the pattern and stuff anymore… Don't want to ruin things again… I've been detected from the other side of the map through several walls, I've stood up in front of civs trying to get them down only to not be detected inches away from their face, and then of course after about 5 mins they suddenly get alerted, and of course at this point in time I've given up and left them… also experienced A LOT of desync… sometimes the other players stand still at one part of the map on my screen, other times they teleport all over the map. And no they were not cheating, I know this because I was communicating with them and they're friends irl. Honestly, I'm so close to giving up on this game until I've gotten a better pc… I might just finish the infamy thing first though… I'm at 6 now, nearly 7, and it's getting ridiculously easy to go infamous… crimespree my man)
    Please do ignore my rant, I just stopped playing for today and I guess I needed an outlet for this bullshittery…
    If anyone read all of this I am so sorry for wasting this amount of time from your life…
    I have taken a part of your life away, and for that I am sorry… you'll die sooner now than when you started reading this comment… Sorry…

  64. Nice Game says:

    u forgot tip no. 11: use the amcar rifle, and only the amcar rifle.

  65. Lance Boyle says:

    I never play online because I am worried about getting kicked. What are the odds of finding a good host?

  66. Nixtramity says:

    is it normal to stealth one down with randoms

  67. Dank Meme Man says:

    What song

  68. iAresFPS says:

    I just got my death wish mask

  69. y tho says:

    I was in a mayhem game and a level 0 joined. We kicked him and his AMCAR.

  70. Svyat Space says:

    Space rangers soudtrack… My respect

  71. Indigolo says:

    0:38 Squating Slav In Adidas Tracksuit,

    I see you are a man of culture aswell.

  72. a543210k says:

    It sounds like Sokol's advice.

  73. nukeman1303 says:

    Remember when everyone was like
    omfg death wish is so hard
    Yeah. It’s easy now..,

  74. Всеволод Шмелькин says:

    Space rangers music!

  75. Rod G says:

    Very usefull

  76. Petarda34 says:

    Ты русский?

  77. Unbrose says:

    So, I played Stealing Xmas on Overkill and thought that was hard, then I played (And finished) it on One Down, and somehow I did better (no downs, got all loot, didn't go under 30% hp, still had 12 of 14 med-kits) than on Overkill…. hmmmmmm

  78. Akumaunit00 says:


  79. Sam Brownlow says:

    what bugs me is how it is basically mandatory to have swan song to get anything done in one down. It also bothers me that it is so difficult to solo one down.

  80. Damon Black says:


  81. Narwhaleducky _ says:

    I got a tip. Try using quality of life mods like huds. And uhh….huds….and uhh….tactical leaning?

  82. Toaster Oven says:

    In my opinion I have done four stores 200+ times on overkill I think I’m ready for one down

  83. Big Mac says:

    Nice tips

  84. Sir Taladon says:

    thanks dude!

  85. Mohammed Abdullah says:

    6:54 what is this weapon. Pls tell me😢😢

  86. Jerome says:

    the biggest one that you have not included have at least 200 hours

  87. Gaming G says:

    I not wss the best hosz

  88. Sgt.HoweDee says:

    me: can't play overkill
    also me: good at one down
    wait wtf

  89. Kasyan says:

    У тебя такой смешной акцент)))

  90. MEROU 92 says:

    5€ ce mec est un français

  91. Jaycraft 617 says:

    You can't fail one down

    If it doesn't exist anymore

  92. Fabrobin says:

    Last night there's this level 33 Houston noob joining our one down game and I kept having to revive him just to see him fall down in 3 seconds

  93. SD says:

    number 7 , Burger King foot letcus

  94. JsVect Archon says:

    Nice guy, makes me wanna reinstall payday 2 again

  95. Cykä Blyät - Mizore says:

    I met a XVII named Adam on ps4 and we can do death wish any heist and any death sentence stealth (duh) I'm currently infamy II-66 and if anyone would like to play add jhardyfan

  96. Preston Garvey says:

    this video has now been mostly nullified by the release of death sentence

  97. Juckris says:

    Is it the most useful video, on tips for od I've seen on the internet yet?
    Boi you're awesome

  98. Eric eGamer says:

    Nanook metal, you are the teacher that brings payday players from Noobs to Pros

  99. yan tang says:

    My tip, stay and cover and let your team do EVERYTHING and hopefully you don’t get kicked

  100. Some Fire Freaking Pit says:

    The thumbnail is wrong, I can barely survive hard. That is how bad I am.

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