Payday 3 Release Times on All Platforms

It's almost time for a good old fashioned heist.

Payday 3 Art Heist
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Payday 3 might be out already for those who paid more for early access, but the release for Standard Edition owners is fast approaching. On Thursday, September 21, players will have immediate access to the game. However, the actual time that the game will be released is heavily dependent on your region. Here are the exact release times for Payday 3 on all platforms.

What Time Does Payday 3 Release?

Payday 3 will be released at the same time for every platform, 8 AM PDT on Thursday, September 21. If you aren’t on the North American west coast you might be wondering what that time conversion leads to. Here’s the release time in other time zones:

  • New York/EDT: September 21 at 11 AM
  • Sao Paulo/BRT: September 21 at 12 PM
  • London/BST: September 21 at 4 PM
  • Paris/CEST: September 21 at 5 PM
  • Istanbul/TRT: September 21 at 6 PM
  • Tokyo/JST: September 22 at 12 AM
  • Sydney/AEST: September 22 at 1 AM
  • Auckland/NZST: September 22 at 3 AM
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Payday 3 Trifecta Lootbag
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If you choose to pre-order Payday 3, you’ll get a few extra rewards alongside what your version gives you. You’ll also receive the Trifecta Loot Bag, featuring a mask, suit, and gloves. I’ve been playing it early myself, and trust me when I say the suit and gloves are more than worth it. That, and I have a thing for black with another color as highlights.

What Will Be Available At Launch?

When Payday 3 launches, you’ll have immediate access to eight different heists taking place in different parts of New York. These will involve both new and returning faces providing jobs, as the new handler Shade takes the place of Bain to guide you through each job. You’ll also have access to a bunch of weapons, plenty of skills to level, and six different heisters to play as.

If you’re looking for more details before playing, check out our guide on how to play Payday 3 solo.

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