What’s new in Halloween 2017? [PAYDAY 2]
What’s new in update 164? for the 2017 Halloween event. It’s that time of the year again, Which is good, considering Overkill sort of missed the mark on that one last year. Halloween is officially upon us and a new heist, only available for the next two weeks, has been added under events contracts. “Cursed Kill Room” the Necro Cloaker is back up to his old tricks again. Forcing us to defend his safes full of loot. It’s a modified version of the time trial room from the safe house, once the button is pressed the heist time will count down from 5 minutes instead of up from zero. Once inside you’ll gain time by shooting cardboard cutouts of cops and lose time for shooting civilians, Just like in the normal time trial. The only way to stop the clock is by being within the vicinity of the cloaker safe placed in one of various spots throughout the map. Once all four players are near the safe, the heist timer. which can be seen plastered across various places in the heist, will pause, and another timer will start on the safe itself. You and your crew have to defend the safe for 60 seconds, preventing cops from tampering with it. If any player leaves the circle before the 60 seconds are up, the safe will disappear, you’ll lose over all time, and you’ll have to start again with a new safe, so try not to do that. If you successfully hold out for the minute required, you’ll be rewarded with four bags of Cloaker Cocaine. Although for whatever reason, you can’t sprint while holding it. You’re required to secure the bags in a vent placed randomly in the map. After all four bags are secured, you and your crew must gather around the door at the end of the time trial, after that to loop back through and start again. This keeps going until you fail the heist or overall time runs out. Remember the timer keeps ticking down at all times, aside from when you’re actively defending a safe, so no matter what you’ll eventually run out. The goal here is to defend at least four safes succesfully. Your reward is one of seven masks, which you can choose from this wall here. I’ll show them all off in detail momentarily. Unfortunately, the crew can only pick one mask, and it will be rewarded to all players regardless of if they’ve already earned it before, not to mention the entire time you’re picking your masks, the counter keeps ticking down. when the timer finally does reaches zero no more safes will spawn to be defended, an escape button will be placed near the entrance, that has to be interacted with to successfully leave the heist, the problem being this is a very long interaction time, and Tasers, Cloakers, or general death is likely to stop you. Once the button is fully help down, the heist ends, that’s pretty much everything (sigh) I’m not pulling any punches here. I f***ing hate this heist. It’s NOT fun. I don’t expect top tier map design or groundbreaking gameplay mechanics from a Halloween event, they’re meant to be goofy and entertaining, but Cursed Kill Room is neither of those things. It’s a boring slog with swarms of cops crowding your tiny room, constant flashbangs, constant Cloakers, headless Dozers and RNG dependent fire will constantly burn making seeing a near impossibility. You’re forced to secure Cocaine you can’t sprint with all the while time ticking down. Explosives would be good in theory but are reliable to kill civilians that drain your clock, and you can’t even choose your reward yourself! Whoever hits the button first decides what everyone gets! F*** this heist, and everything it stands for! Lab Rats was better than this s***! *releasing his anger through a sigh* With all that out of the way, I’ll touch on the masks. They’re based on the seven deadly sins, and completely contrast the heist in quality. I’m particularly a fan of greed myself, high marks for all of this, art team. other than that, Safehouse Nightmare, the one in the basement of the original safehouse, is back. Anyone looking to earn achievements or masks from it, now is your chance, And there were some minor bug fixes to various heists. That’s it. needless to say I’m a bit disappointed with this event, although I’m glad it’s at least on time this year. Still there aren’t any difficulty achievements tied to Cursed Killed Room, so if you simply want to earn the masks, just play through it a couple of times on normal. That’s what I’ll be doing. I hope you have a happy Halloween regardless of the event and maybe consider subscribing if you liked the video. Either way, thanks for watching and take it easy!