PAYDAY 3 plunges players into a high-stakes world of heists, robbery, and criminal enterprise. Armed with a slew of skills, gadgets, and most importantly, firearms, players navigate this risky universe. Guns play a critical part in the victory of any heist. With a loaded collection, the game extends an array of weapons, each distinctively modified for changing scenarios.
Weapons in PAYDAY 3 come locked behind levels, requiring players to complete heists and objectives to climb up the ranks. Once you’ve gained enough experience, you can purchase new weapons from the in-game vendor menu. Players start with basic weapons but soon can buy more sophisticated guns.
The new weapon pack, go get it
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Adding to the tactical richness, PAYDAY 3 has a dual category of weapons—standard and preset. While standard weapons cost cash, preset weapons come with specific, unalterable modifications and require C-Stacks for purchase. Thus, the game ensures that players have a choice between customization and predefined efficiency.
Now, what weapons are available for play, and how to get them?
All the weapons in PAYDAY 3
Before diving into the list, it’s important to note that every weapon is suitable for different scenarios and players must choose weapons that are suitable to their style. Let’s see what weapons one can get:
- J&M Castigo 44: Packs a punch higher than most pistols; unlockable at level 10.
- Sforza Bison: High recoil and accuracy but tricky to handle; unlocked at level 70.
- Castigo 44 “Tin Hammer”: Comes with a ranged barrel and a hardwood grip. Reach level 60
- Bison “Long Rager”: Has a ranged barrel, box RDS sight, and tactical grip. Reach level 136
- Signature 40: Accurate and well-rounded; unlocked by default.
- Stryk 7: Great handling and high accuracy; obtainable at level 25.
- SP Model 11: A high-powered option with superb accuracy; unlocks at level 38.
- Signature 403: Like the Signature 40 but more powerful; available at level 59.
- S40 “Square Off”: Comes with a Box RDS sight and a hardwood grip. Reach level 67
- SP M11 “Hard Cough”: Equipped with slate RDS and a silencer. Reach level 86
- Stryk 7 “Hard Liquid”: Comes with an extended mag and compact compensator. Reach level 125
- CAR-4: Your basic, well-rounded assault rifle; comes unlocked by default.
- Northwest B-9: Known for its high accuracy and low recoil; attainable at level 21.
- KU-59: A high-damage assault rifle; becomes available at level 35.
- VF-7S: A high-precision option, unlocked at level 77.
Preset Assault Rifles:
- VF-7S “Featherlight”: Equipped with a light frame stock and a perforated grip. Reach level 40
- CAR-4 “Monument”: A rifle with a CQC barrel, padded tube stock, and muzzle break. Reach level 100
- KU-59 “Ruthless”: Comes with a rail barrel, TQ stock, and lined sight. Reach level 110
- Reinfeld 880: Your first available shotgun with high damage but pump action; unlocks at level 2.
- Mosconi 12 Classic: A high-damage pump-action classic; obtainable at level 43.
- R880 “Porch King”: Comes with a ranged barrel and a biofit fore-end. Reach level 93
- Mosconi 12C “The Poacher”: Equipped with a ranged barrel and padded stock. Reach level 150
- SA A144: A marksman rifle with low recoil; comes into play at level 15.
- Reinfeld 900S: Ideal for long-distance sniping; unlocked at level 53.
Preset Marksman rifles:
- A114 “Sentinel”: Ideal for long-range, comes with a fluted marksman scope. Reach level 49
- R900S “Thunder Scythe”: Equipped with a CQC Barrel, Lightweight Stock, and a Viewpoint Sight. Reach level 26
- FIK PC9: The first SMG you can unlock, known for low recoil; comes at level 18.
- Ziv Commando: Offers excellent handling and fire rate; available at level 29.
- SG Compact-7: Ideal for close combat due to its low recoil; unlocks at level 65.
Preset Submachine Guns:
- Ziv Commando “Quick-Murder”: Comes with a Compact Mag and an Obelisk Silencer. Reach level 7
Transitioning from one weapon to another as you level up keeps the game exciting. Knowing which weapon becomes available at what level lets you plan your strategies better. So, gear up, and may your aim be as steady as your resolve.