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Payday 3: Overkill Stealth Guide

Stealth has become much, much more difficult.

Payday 3 differs heavily from its predecessors in adjusting the challenges you face in stealth-based on difficulty. Trying to complete a mission in stealth on Normal can often be quite easy, but trying to stealth that same mission on Overkill can be a serious challenge that requires hefty patience and proper timing. That’s why being armed with the know-how can help a ton. Here’s how to stealth heists on Overkill difficulty in Payday 3.

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How to Complete Stealth Heists on Overkill Difficulty in Payday 3

Payday 3 Stealth Skills
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As mentioned, running a heist in Payday 3 on Overkill difficulty can provide some major challenges that seriously complicate a run. It’s because of this that I suggest you complete stealth runs of the heist on lower difficulties first since it’ll make those objectives much easier to understand. That, and having fewer things to worry about on Overkill is a must.

You should also bring a build with skill points invested in places that can help make a stealth run easier. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Infiltrator, Infiltrator tree (Aced).
  • Quick Fingers, Infiltrator tree.
  • Escapist, Escapist tree.
  • Swift, Escapist tree.
  • The entirety of the Hacker tree.

Overkill is extremely difficult, so these perks can help make your job just a touch easier. This is especially true for the Hacker skill tree, which I see as essential.

What is the Best Loadout for Overkill Stealth in Payday 3?

Payday 3 Overkill Stealth Loadout
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Having a good loadout can help immensely in running Overkill in stealth. I love the SA A144 with a silencer as my main weapon, as it makes long-distance shots much easier. The Signature 40 also provides reliable one-shot kills to the head for those close-range engagements. Besides weapons, running a Throwing Knife for your Throwable and an ECM Jammer for your Tool can be a massive help. To top things off, slap on some Standard Lining Armor for that sweet movement speed.

If you’re looking for some help to get things started, check out our Payday 3 No Rest for the Wicked stealth guide.

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Shawn Robinson
Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year and a half, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.