- Most of the pager responses are amusing, but Wolf and Houston's are the funniest by far.
Sokol: Saw clowns. Realized circus was nearby. Yes, saw clowns, very funny. No, no need for alarm.Sokol: Few kids throwing stones. Dealt with it. No friendly casualties.
- One of Jimmy's pager lines has him claim he dropped his sandwich.
- Sokol's pager responses are possibly the best out of the paid characters.
- Some of Dallas's quotes are pretty hilarious, specially when he is badly injured:
- The friendly AI can lead to some very amusing moments - such as a bot teammate walking up and reviving you during a firefight, still incognito, before casually walking away to lean against a wall and enjoy a cigarette.
- The guard AI during stealth can also lead to some laughs, although more rarely.
- Most of the Specials have amusing quotes, but the Bulldozer's over-the-top trigger-happy violence and the Cloaker's casual disregard of the fourth wall are the highlights.Cloaker: Now go to the forums and cry like the bitch you are!
Bulldozer: Sorry, asshole!
- The Pager Guy's responses to Wolf's Blatant Lies, Houston's Deadpan Snarking, Dallas's Lack of Concern, Chains' Hyperactive Babbling, Hoxton's Changes in Subject, Clover's Stuttering Excuses, Dragan's Supposed Technical Issues, Jacket's Customer Disservice, Bonnie's Bad American Accents and Jiro's Disregard for English are almost always funny. It becomes moreso when certain lines match up - for instance, he may give the player some tips on hair care after Wolf mentions a "hair gel malfunction." One of his lines when alerting the player to answer the pager takes the cake - "I don't care whose dick you're sucking, pick up the pager." Houston has a line that directly answers this - "Sorry, I banged my head on the toilet."
- The boatman's reaction to the player throwing a bag of cocaine in the water in Watchdogs.
- Bain sometimes warns you when enemies use flashbangs. He tells you that if you see one, don't look directly into it unless you already saw it go off, then don't look at it.
- In Rats day 1 (and later Cook Off), the normally nigh-omniscient quality of Bain's intel takes a sharp nosedive into him rapidly shifting through severely misinformed websites on how to cook meth. More than once, the instructions are highly vague, and one particularly hot piece of information is outright wrong. The team botching the cooking process as a result will lead to the meth lab exploding and Bain scolding the crew for using the wrong ingredients:
(when suggesting caustic soda) Says we need club soda to get this temperature up... Sounds odd. What have we got?I'm just guessing at this point, these internet descriptions are iffy.
- For extra funsies, doing so in Rats gets the "F in Chemistry" achievement (complete with the medal showing a heister running around◊ while burning from the meth lab's explosion): there are dozens of videos online showing how to get this achievement, essentially meaning dozens of videos wherein the crew deliberately mixes in the wrong ingredient at the start, basically failing the entire job from the word "go", just to get an achievement.
- Some of Bain's suggestions are also pretty funny.
Fuck me, we need those cooks. I'm going with (ingredient).
- The entire Payday Christmas Album. It consists almost entirely of old Hoxton singing christmas-themed songs laden with thoroughly British profanity, including a jab at those who cheat in online games.
- Hoxton in the entire Hoxton Breakout trailer; whether he is swearing with every other sentence, busting Houston's chops over being replaced by him, or delivering snark, the British mad man isn't afraid to let loose with his anger.
Guard: Stop fuckin' around! Get up!*Hoxton shows them the dollar*Hoxton: Look at this! I'm rich!*He tilts his head to the wall*Hoxton: It's payday fellas!*Beat. The Guard extends his baton, Hoxton starts scrambling away*Hoxton: I SAID IT'S FUCKIN' PAYDAY MOTHERFU--*BOOM!!!*
- When they drop a dollar through the wall as the signal that they're ready, Hoxton dives onto it, to the chagrin of the guards. This is also the exact point the Hoxton Breakout starts in game.
Hoxton: *Dallas pulls the shard out of his leg* AAAAAAGH!!! BLOODY HELL!!!Dallas: Relax, you're going to be just fi—Hoxton: What cock-sucking motherfucker measured the C4?!*Houston turns and looks*Hoxton: Had to be you...*Houston scoffs and turns away*Hoxton: Hey! I'm talkin' to you! You fuckin' twat!Dallas: Jim. Relax.
- Hoxton got a large shard of the wall jammed into his leg. Why? Houston was off on the C4 measurements. As if Hoxton didn't hate him enough already.
Hoxton: .....It's alright. I came prepared. *Reaches into his jumpsuit and puts on a warped, distorted, and burned variant of his original mask before whistling Rule Britannia*Houston: ...Fuckin' twat.Hoxton: DID YOU MISS ME, YOU WANKERS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
- Once everything is all said and done Hoxton reminds the crew he still needs a mask. Everyone looks to Houston...
- Any time you headshot an enemy, their helmets - if they wear any - will go flying off in a fashion that never ceases to be either amusing or satisfying. One of the general perks references this directly, with an ability titled "Helmet Poppin'" granting 25% bonus headshot damage.
"Hoxton: Yes, yes! Now it's time to see helmets flying!"
- Hoxhud takes this a step further; headshots can decapitate enemies!
- That helmets are sent flying with a headshot is funny. That the ragdoll physics will often glitch and make the victims' necks temporarily extend and bounce around like a pinball with a headshot before the helmet pops off is hilarious.
- Hoxton also lampshades this tendancy as one of his possible lines at the beginning of Hoxton Breakout
- Some of Hoxton's lines have been leaked. They are very promising and amusing.
"Hey, shits for brains! Follow me!"
- Now with Hoxton out and taking his name back, anytime he interacts with Houston, he'll take any moment to piss on him.
"Mother fucker! On me!""Hey Arsehole! Come with me!"
"Oi, asswipe! Gimme a hand!""Kiss my arse! Help me!"
- For even more hilarity, if Hoxton is downed and calls to Houston for help, he still refuses to call Houston by his name and will use vulgarities instead.
"Lipdick, follow me!""Teabag, on me, now!"
- As of Update 91, Houston answers back with similar insults - but he does call Hoxton by name as well.
- Everything Hoxton says during the Breakout, including whatever the hell "Kinky Night" is and laughing at the FBI Director's password of "iheartrainbows".
- The GO Bank is very tense to do on a stealth run, but there are plenty of prank calls that help ease the tension and make you laugh. Such examples include:Bain: "This is Robert's Bank. Everything is fine. How can I help you?"Caller: "Hi, I'm havin' a problem with my account on the computer. Do I internet?"
Caller: "I'd like to move my money to a bank that doesn't get robbed."
- Or perhaps:
- Made even better when he unceremoniously hangs up on them.
- One of Hoxton's lines while being transported in the truck during the first day of the Hoxton Breakout is him remarking that at least he doesn't have Bain whining in his ear like a needy dog to go get the drill, referencing how annoyed players get during standard bank heists at Bain's constant reminders to pick up the drill that only cease after it is picked up for the first time.
- Bain complaining about the price of a 1-hour ticket for the parking garage during Hoxton Breakout. Considering how much money they regularly get after a successful heist, it's ironic to hear him complain about a $7-parking fee. It's even more funny on a meta level since the Hoxton Breakout was, at release, the highest paying heist in the entire game. The Alesso Heist brings the joke back by allowing you to blow up a parking stub machine to get your money back, which also earns you an achievement!
- In the Intro Track to the Christmas Soundtrack, during the discussion between Hoxton and his lawyer, as his lawyer is explaining how thoroughly the FBI got him, he asks how many times he's beaten up Matt Roscoe; Hoxton proudly answers "Thirteen. That backstabbing cocksucker."
- During the Breakout mission, Hoxton may randomly remark he's going to miss beating Matt up... only to jokingly suggest breaking him out as well so he can keep beating him up.
- Overkill released a PAYDAY 2-themed take on the classic Twelve Days Of Christmas. On the first day, Chains gets "a broke-dick piece of shit drill". Every time the song gets back to him, he becomes even more upset, to the point where day eleven is just him loudly sobbing over the sound of multiple broken drills beeping for attention. Wolf and Twitch's lyrics progressively get louder and louder until the two of them start screaming incomprehensibly by the final day due to Twitch having his tires shot and Wolf panicking from the huge horde of cops. Some of the lyrics are also quite hilarious:Clover: (serenely) On the eleventh day of Christmas, PAYDAY gave t-(shouting) FUCK! Eleven doors to lockpick!?
Wolf: WHERE'S THE GETAWAYYYY!?!
- The lyrics for the final day change slightly too to indicate how bad the situation is with "9 hostages fleeing" turning into "all hostages gone" as well as Wolf and Twitch screaming madly (Hoxton doesn't even get a final "2 years in jail", since Twitch's scream is that long). There is a popular rumor that Wolf's voice actor, Ulf Andersson scarred his vocal cords during the recording, Ulf later jossed this rumor on the forums.''.
- It is also not only gang singing but the cops are singing, too. Including Bulldozers, Tazers, and general SWAT units.
- A quick glance at Hoxton on the Sixth Day of Christmas shows the photo he's looking at, which seems to be an old colorless picture of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. Humorous at first, implying he has been in there awhile. Then you notice that the flag itself is hanging in the wrong direction and the men at the base are all wearing clown masks. That's right, it is a photo of the Payday gang stealing the Iwo Jima flag.
- At the end of the song, all of the characters - including the heisters, Bulldozers, Tazers, and other SWAT - sing the final line in unison on a rooftop. We can hear Chains sing, "Fuck my life!", while another one sings "Goddammit!". Additionally, Twitch is on the roof... inside his van, which somehow made it up to the roof as well. And after the sustain ends, Wolf walks up to a GenSec Elite and shoots him in the face for no apparent reason, causing him to fall through a skylight.
- The MP3 from the Official Soundtrack finishes the song with Chains angrily stating that he's going to get an accounting degree and go legit.
- The screenshots get more and more outlandish as the song goes on with Hoxton giving up on his tally after several hundred days, the Dozers forming a human pyramid, Houston being dog-piled by the tazers, and Dallas facing down an army of cops and 3 helicopters inside a bank — to say nothing of the masses of drills screaming at Chains.
- To boot, the video includes John Wick, proving that he's more than just a Guest Fighter. And being funny since his character isn't one to burst into song whereas the other heisters would seem much more likely to sing on a night out.
- Of course, Wick's main role in the carol is to be standing right by a wall through which the six Dozers charging make their entrance.
- In White Xmas, Cloakers also wear... Santa hats. Also, they jingle when they charge.
- If you access the FBI Director's computer in the Hoxton Breakout Day 2, their incoming message tone is the cry of an eagle (well, technically a hawk.)
- Hoxton can get a bit testy with hostages...Stay down! ...yeah, I'm talking to you. ...no, don't answer back, you twat!
- While stealthing the Dentist's The Diamond heist, Bain will sometimes comment on how awesome Genghis Khan was, then regret that he can't join the cCrew.
- The Swivel Dozer in Hoxton Breakout Day 1 due to how unexpected it is seeing a Bulldozer sitting on a swivel chair turning round to murder you.
- People take Video Game Cruelty Potential to a new level with civilians. When casing a Bank people often just toss a grenade in the lobby. There's also something called "rocket science". By rocket science this means planting tripmines on the ground, getting a civilian to go near it and blow up the tripmines. The civilian will go flying sky-high!
- With the release of Overkill BBQ Pack, you can burn civilians too!
- With the Overkill pack's release, several new achievements were added, including a little gem for completing Shadow Raid, with the newly added Minigun and Rocket Launcher equipped rather appropriately titled "I Have No Idea What I'm Doing". Needless to say, these weapons are not suited for a stealth-only mission. Quite a bit of hijinks can be expected to ensue during attempts to complete this achievement, as much of Shadow Raid consists of just barely skirting around guards. Of course, you could always just sit back and relax by the van whilst a friend with proper stealth gear completes the heist for you, but where's the fun in that?
- Although Jacket is usually treated as rather horrifying, his workaround for remaining silent results in a lot of understatements involving the most absurdly violent and chaotic situations possible within the game. Have to defend yourself after you're caught during an attempt at stealth?"We should go."
- Similarly, when needing treatment, he'll often simply state "I have made a mistake."
- It is Spring Break 2015, and Chains has had enough of these white boys already.◊
- If you look at the stickers on the cars you need to steal in the Car Shop heist, you can see that not only are the cars secured by GenSec, they are also painted with a special explosive-proof paint that can resist grenades.
- If you stealth Hoxton Revenge, the Rat will complain about the timelock and call the FBI paranoid.
- If you take time to examine the evidence boards in Hoxton Revenge, you can find that the FBI seems to be convinced that Vlad of all people is a model citizen and an upstanding member of the community. This is in spite of the fact that he runs what may be the least subtle protection racket in history.
Bain: "Vlad, are you fucking crazy!? NUKES??
- It becomes more with the next heist, Meltdown. In which Vlad tasked the gang to steal nuclear warheads. Even Bain's reaction to it is priceless as he wonders what was going through Vlad's head at the time he thought of the plan.
- In The Alesso Heist, not only does Bain remind Wolf to stay off the dance floor, but you can find the ticket machine from Hoxton Breakout in the basement... and blow it up with C4 to get your seven bucks back. There is an achievement for this.
- Cloakers will usually hide underneath cars so they can pop out as you approach. They will sometimes hide under a car, even if you're clearly watching them. If their AI glitches out, they'll try to "hide" by lying out in the open with no cover.
- In a Black Comedy sort of way, when stealthing the Big Bank, players simply need to interact with the vault's fingerprint scanner to start the process of getting it open. What do they do? They place a dismembered finger on the fingerprint scanner. Bain will quickly state that he gets these things on a "don't ask, don't tell" basis. Ew.
- When Cloakers were first introduced to the game, there was a massive cry from players who hated how cheap they were with the instant takedown kicks and the trash talk given afterwards. Overkill decided to make the Cloaker the poster boy of abuse in later updates and trailers. To date, the Cloaker has been sniped in the head with an arrow by Wolf, had his skull crushed in by a hammer from Jacket, is the only enemy in the whole game that can be sliced in half with the katana, and one of the of 2015 Crimefest goals was to kill two million Cloakers. An email from Captain Winters to the Commissioner lampshades the Payday crew's sudden aggression towards Cloakers.Winters: Sir, Im sure your analysis department is all over this, but I wanted to ensure you were made aware of a recent disturbing development. It would appear that the Payday gang have been paying particular attention to our cloaker units. Reports of incidents of increased and sustained violence against them are flooding in. Can you think of why the Payday gang is suddenly turning on cloakers like that?
- The trailer for the 2015 Crimefest shows Dallas, Wolf, Chains, Huston, and Clover exploring a dungeon to solve a puzzle for Bain. There's 4 doors where "3 he and a she" may enter through. Wolf excitedly runs ahead, only to be stopped by Dallas. Poor Wolf throws a silent fit and sulks as the rest of the crew move on ahead without him. On the Crimefest's web site, which is done in style of old school SNES sprites, you can see the other members of the crew waiting patiently while Wolf is fuming in a corner. To make things funnier, clicking on a challenge that was completed shows a heister opening a treasure chest a la The Legend of Zelda, complete with the Item Get! pose! Additionally, the characters are rendered in low poloygon form to mimic the look of old games.
- After the community firestorm arising from Crimefest 2015 Day 1, Day 3 brings us a new heist entitled, of all things, Aftershock, set in the ravaged landscape of a post-earthquake Los Angeles. You're sent there to recover, of all things, Vlad's safes. As in, the exact ones that caused this community uproar. Seeing how far ahead the map had to be planned, it's hilariously/painfully apt timing.
- Wolf's After Party, where after sulking at being left behind for the exciting and fun dungeon crawl, we see that he's snuck along afterward anyway. He brought a duffel full of drills. The community essentially had a screaming ballistic fit at the presentation of the Vlad Safes being microtransactions for randomly-generated items, a practice that itself is seen as both incredibly shady as a business move and absolutely disastrous for every in-game economy they touch, but the groundwork for it being an epic-level troll move was laid from the beginning.
- If you stealth First World Bank, you'll meet with an associate of Bain who will help you progress. Because the associate is needed to advance in the stealth phase, she cannot be killed. This doesn't stop people from impaling her with ninja stars, playing cards, and spears, which can be stuck to her body like a pincushion.
- For the trippy, mind-screwing Halloween 2015 heist, Lab Rats, the new audio track isn't a terrifying set of strings, or a tense electronic anthem, but a mellow Stupid Statement Dance Mix of Houston's memetic "Don't act dumb!" on loop, named, fittingly enough, "Donacdum".
- As part of the Crimefest 2015 celebration, the game opens with Thus Spoke Zarathustra playing over a view of Earth from space, then pans out to the moon, then further pans out to show Chains, dressed normally for a mission except for a clear glass dome over his head, slowly falling back down from a jump while Dallas, Houston, and Wolf watch. Next, Dallas and Wolf join in. Houston just stands there, prompting Bain to ask, "Houston, we have a problem?" An epic buildup, all for a pun.
- In the remade Slaughterhouse job, entering the bathroom on the second floor will make your character comment on the smell.Chains: Oh God, what the fuck is that?
Hoxton: Christ...! Smells like Manchester!
Houston: Christ! Smells like Detroit!
Bonnie: Ugh! Smells like Thatcher's fuckin' cops!
Wick: *sniff* Is it hippies?
- The Birth of Sky heist has a sequence where you jump out of a plane after launching the money pallets out of the cargo hold. Jumping after the money without a parachute has predictable results, but it's made more hilarious that you're just taken into custody rather than dying on the spot.
Bonnie: Scotland Air is comin' in to land!
- Due to the way the game works, two players may be trying to take the same parachute at once, although only the first person to finish interacting will pick it up. This can lead to hilarious Oh, Crap! situations where the second player, thinking they have a parachute, jumps out of the plane only to realise too late they did not pack a chute. It's Raining Men then becomes a more literal trope.
- Some of the voice lines heisters have while skydiving are pretty funny as well.
Sokol: How do I slow down?!?Jacket: This is a great opportunity to express satisfaction.
- Overkill released a video to wish everyone a happy holiday in 2015 involving Damion Poitier (Chains' actor) doing a skit as Bob Ross mixed with Chains. It is quite hilarious to see the normally Scary Black Man be so calm and collected until this bit:Chains: Let's wash our brush here. Shake the excess off and then just beat the fuck out of that brush! Hehehehe...I also think we all need to settle down and relax at this time of the year.
- Especially because of his reaction to the Payday 12 Days of Christmas and the subject of the painting: placing a happy little drill.
- In extremely rare circumstances, a single regular security guard can handcuff and effectively put an entire team into custody within seconds, with hilarious effect.
- It gets even better when you realize that, while dozens of heavily trained SWAT teams can barely cause a disturbance for the Payday gang (armored, armed to the teeth career criminals), a simple rent-a-cop with 4 pairs of handcuffs can foil the plans of the would-be robbers.
- In addition, the guards can cuff in absurd circumstances, such as with their back turned to the player, through crates, and through walls.
- The Goat Simulator heist is absurd enough on its own thanks to the bizarre and very random locations you can find the goats in, but there are new lines for the cops made specifically for the heist telling the players to "put down the goat and put their hands up".
- The trailer itself is funny for how simple it is. You have things like Hoxton disassembling light posts to get a goat of the top, Chains watching in horror as a goat jumps up and down as it smashes the roof of a car in with terrifying strength, and Wolf pulling a balance beam act to get to a goat at the end. But the most hilarious part is that all of that are flashbacks for Dallas who's sitting in the passenger seat of getaway car, cop car lights blasting from the windows, filthy, tired, and through the grin of his mask Dallas' expression is completely readable: "Fuck everything about my day."Chains: *In the back* Keep track of your fucking goat, Wolf!
Dallas: *Defeated sigh*
*Entire trailer rewinds to black*
- The trailer itself is funny for how simple it is. You have things like Hoxton disassembling light posts to get a goat of the top, Chains watching in horror as a goat jumps up and down as it smashes the roof of a car in with terrifying strength, and Wolf pulling a balance beam act to get to a goat at the end. But the most hilarious part is that all of that are flashbacks for Dallas who's sitting in the passenger seat of getaway car, cop car lights blasting from the windows, filthy, tired, and through the grin of his mask Dallas' expression is completely readable: "Fuck everything about my day."
- On April Fool's Day of 2016, Overkill released a patch to fix issues with the content released the previous day. Among the changes, it was said that some sound effects got "enhanced".
- The Hardcore Henry Packs trailer, which has the Payday Gang be the Only Sane Men in the Mind Screw of the Hardcore Henry film. While it is tempting to say the ENTIRE trailer is a front-to-back funny moment, the line from Hoxton (who has had a pillow case over his head the entire time after coked-up Jimmy enters the room after the other Jimmy clone shoots himself in the head sums it up:Hoxton: "Alright, seriously you wankers. What the fuck is going on?"
- The drawing used to promote the game's 100th update is fairly heartwarming, showing the entire crew getting together to party and drink some champagne. However, two funny moments can be found in the image. One is Jimmy crouching down and reaching between Dallas' legs to have Sokol fill up his champagne glass, and the other is Houston popping the cork off a champagne bottle and nearly hitting Hoxton with it.
- According to the FBI Files, Sydney was never recruited into the PAYDAY gang, she just showed up in the middle of a firefight between the FBI and the Gang, and just started shooting at the cops.
- Sydney's voice lines also add some humor, particularly when she kills a Cloaker and tells him, "Sit on my dick, cloaker!" Not to mention when she answers a pager by singing "Down Under".
- Sometimes, when Rust answers a pager, he'll ask if the Pager Guy has seen Hellboy, and say that they should make a third film.
- The trailer to the Hoxton's Housewarming Party has a recording from Bain saying that the safehouse is where the crew will stay and they can decorate themselves. Hoxton basically says fuck that and torches the entire safehouse. He then calls his butler Aldstone (voiced by John Cleese) to tell him that he's gonna move on ahead with the housewarming party while Aldstone either assumes or snark that Hoxton is "playing" cops and robbers. Aldstone flies over to the U.S. to help Hoxton set up the new place and then tells him "selling drills on the black market was not the best idea you ever had now, was it?"
Aldstone: Master Hoxworth! Are you all right? Still playing Cops and Robbers?
- The very fact that Hoxton has a butler.
- Aldstone has apparently been alone for a good long while. Long enough that his ramblings seem to catch Hoxton genuinely off guard.
Aldstone: Me? Oh, just languishing here in an empty house, tending the graves, and talking to the portraits. No, no, I've not gone nuts...yet.
- Most of the other heisters in the new safehouse will talk to you if you interact with them:
- Jimmy is passed out on the bar, and just mumbles every time you interact with him.
- Talking to several heisters as Hoxton nets you some funny replies. Houston will angrily ask him what the fuck he wants and if he will get caught again. Dallas tells Hoxton to stop being so pissed off at the crew giving Hoxton's old mask to Houston while he thinks the new mask suits him better. Clover will ask Hoxton if he's still mad at her for double crossing him in a past robbery. Bonnie will ask Hoxton to warn her if he's going to blow this Safe House up too so that she can get her things out beforehand.
- If you talk to Hoxton as Clover, he mentions that if Clover ever double-crosses him again, he'd forgive her again. After killing her.
- Rust just complains in general and tells you to stop looking at him.
- Dragan will suggest that you go work out with him and that you're getting fat.
- If you interact with Sydney as Jacket or Jiro, you'll get this:Sydney (To Jacket): I like your style , Jacket. You're one crazy bastard, just like me! People like us need to stick together.
- When interacting with Sokol as Jacket:Sokol (to Jacket):: Hey, fuck you and your cassette. I will steal it one day when you sleep and then you'll have to talk like a real person.
- The housewarming party web site has each day accompanied by a comic book art that represents the content that was released on that day. Naturally, some funny moments pop up:
- Day 4 shows off the stun grenade with Wolf excitedly holding a box full of the things. The Spotter and Twitch look on with extreme nervousness knowing just how batshit crazy Wolf is.
- Day 6 shows The Medic, a new Elite Mook that the crew will face during their heists. The image shows Commissioner Garrett banging his desk in confidence that the medics will make life difficult for the PAYDAY gang and then he reels his hand back in pain. Cut to a half dozen medics in the room with one of them asking if he should take a look at Garret's injured hand while already reaching for his medical supplies.
- Day 8 introduces mutations where players can play the game with custom rules. The image shows Clover telling Vlad "Shut yer gob! It's my game and my house rules. Friendly fire is on!" Everyone is playing a board game called "Clowns & Cops".
- For Christmas 2016, we got a new standalone song, and much like DonAcDum its' based entirely around a memetic line from the game. Ladies and gentlemen, here is the Chains is in a pickle! gangsta rap song.
- Due to the way melee weapons are programmed, all melee attacks are silent as far as stealth is concerned, regardless of how much noise they make. This includes the Chainsaw from the Scarface Character Pack (to compensate for this fact, it has the worst concealment of all melee weapons in the game), which can be revved by charging up a melee attack. You can, if you so desire, follow a guard around a map with a revving chainsaw, with absolutely no one the wiser.
- Ilija, the sniper you can hire to help you on jobs, will occasionally lampshade his role by introducing himself as the crew's 'Rent-A-Sniper.'
- For those who love meme-fueled mods, you might enjoy the Microsoft Jacket mod, which completely turns Jacket into a trash-talking, manchildish comedic sociopath who taunts anyone he kills with the power of Text-To-Speech, being voiced by Microsoft Sam. Here's the preview of the mod.Jacket (Masking up): *Windows XP startup sound*/Time to secure some dosh, to buy some dank kush./Open your mouth, EDI. Here it comes.Jacket (Dominating a civilian): Stay on the ground or I'll destroy you!/Bad move! STAY DOWN!Jacket (Calling another heister or tied-up civilian to his position): Do shit for me or I'll kill your family!/Soi! Here, boy!/Come with me if you want to live!Jacket (Ordering a cop to handcuff himself): Put those kinky sex cuffs on your wrists!/It's time for you to get fucking kinky!Jacket (Using Inspire to boost a teammate's movement speed): The Grand Pacer Fitness Test will begin in zero seconds!/Run like Shrek is chasing you out of his swamp!Jacket (Using Inspire Aced to revive a teammate): Get up or you're not coming to the after-party, scrub!/You want to play Half-Life 3?! Get up!/Stop AFKing, asshole!Jacket (Spotting a camera in stealth): It's just a prank, bro! See? There's the camera./Fuck!/Fuckwit!Jacket (Spotting a Bulldozer): Jabba The Hutt is here./What...the...fuck?!/Sumo Wrestler./I hope you're not wearing red, the Bulldozer is here./Step the fuck back, son!Jacket (Spotting a Taser): Try not to cry, the Taser faggot is here./TASER TASER TASER TASER TASER GET THE FUCK AWAY!/Christ, it's fucking Thor.Jacket (Spotting a Sniper): Quickscoper!/FaZe Clan member!Jacket (Killing a Cloaker): Jesus Christ, Fisher. Just fuck off already!/Don't worry ladies, I got Sam./Have some "criminal brutality", you ninja piece of shit!/"Difficulty tweak"? Yeah, right.Jacket (Killing a Bulldozer): Sent Shrek back to his swamp./I killed that fatass piece of shit./I made that Fat Bastard keel over and die.Jacket (Killing a Taser): The Taser came to a... shocking end. olololololol/The Taser no longer has the power. roflJacket (Killing a Shield): Shield... isn't that for protecting your balls?/Bitch ass shield is dead./Killed the riot shield noob.Jacket (Killing a Sniper): Hardscoper is down./The sniper is six-feet under.Jacket (Killing a Medic:) Try and get the fuck up now, faggots!/You are dead, not big surprise!/Now you need a medic bag!Jacket (Low health): Hey boss, I have cancer./MMMOOOTHHEERRR FUUUUCKKEEERRR!/Help. I can see the light!/Sad face.Jacket (Requesting a Doctor Bag, aka the second half of the low health message): Where's the nearest toilet? Because I feel like shit./I really need a First Aid Kit. Will you selfish cunts provide?Jacket (Deploying a First Aid Kit): I'm gonna give you AIDS./Here's a First Aid Kit. Don't complain to me if you die.Jacket (Deploying an Ammo Bag): Here's an ammo bag for you wasteful shitheads.Jacket (Deploying a Doctor Bag): Here's a meme bag so you get your daily dose of funnies./Here's some random drugs I found in the trash.Jacket (Calling other teammates while downed): HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP-/H...E...L...P.Jacket (Finishing a heist, either in stealth or between assault waves): First thing I'm gonna do, I'm gonna buy me a roflcopter that goes soi soi soi soi/Grab the bitches, it's time to party!/You stealthed it?! I call bullshit!Jacket (Finishing a heist during an assault wave): How many fucking civs did you kill? Scrub.../Finally. I need a goddamn vacation.Jacket (First World Bank speech): Hey listen up, faggots. This is a robbery. John fucking cancelled his credit card so now we're gonna take all your fucking shit roflmao. If you stand up, I'll fucking quick-scope you and it'll be your own fucking fault cuz you're retarded. Now behave yourselves before I send you to the time-out corner six feet under with your fucking grandmother.Jacket (Interrogating the Taxman in Undercover): Fuck it! Let's do it live!/You gotta buy me Grand Theft Auto V now!Jacket: (Throwing a grenade): Your balls are about to be blown up, faggots!/Time to blow up some faggots up!/You can eat shit and fucking die!Jacket: (Jumping off the cargo plane during Birth Of Sky): Jump down and kill yourself./Don't be a pussy, jump!Jacket: (Going to the wrong way): FUCK! I was pretty sure that it was the right way. I guess I am truly retarded.Jacket: (Going to the right way): Fucking finally! This is the right way!Jacket (Answering the pager): WHAT?! WHO IS THIS!? IF YOU CALL THIS NUMBER AGAIN I'LL GET MY HUSBAND TO CALL THE POLICE!/What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? Ill have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals. So you should just check your privilege, you lazy pager responding cunt!Jacket (During stealth as an AI Teammate): I can't be fucked. You fucking do the work, faggot./So sorry, I cannot help, I...have a broken penis. Ooh, ow, it hurts./Use caution, noob!/If you die, I'm keeping your iPod.Jacket (Securing a loot bag): Swiggity swag I hate carrying these bags./These bags are fucking heavy./ olololol stupid fucking police this is mine now!
Jacket (Calling to Houston): Dallas Jr.../Hoxton- Whoops, I mean Houston...Jacket (Calling to Hoxton): Yellow teeth...Jacket (Calling to Wolf): Baldie.../Wolf, my friend...Jacket (Calling to Jiro): Anime faggot...
- Some of the nicknames he gives to the other heisters when calling to them can also be pretty hilarious.
Cloaker: What's that? No, I just can't hear you over the sound of the dying children.Cloaker (Charging): Hey ese, I broke into your car!/A CHING CHONG PING LING!Cloaker: Hey, it's no problem, man. Let me just get some money out of my wallet- WAIT A MINUTE! I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY!Cloaker: BOOM SHAKA LAKA, Here comes the spirit man!/Here comes the medicine lady!
- As for Filthy Frank fans out there, there's a modification that replaces the Cloaker's lines with Frank's voice, specially the Pink Guy and Lemon screams.
- And of course, there is a modification that replaces Bodhi's lines with the Postal Dude's voice.
- To add some milk and cookies, there is also a modification called Bulldozer Simulator, which allows you to play the heists as a Skulldozer! Have fun going postal while being a sick, twisted law enforcer by shooting everything that moves. Even the melee hit will instantly kill enemies, enough to put the Cloaker to shame. Sadly, the cops will try to stop you from using excessive force, though.
- An understated one. You expect the Payday Gang to be consummate professionals, sourcing their weapons carefully so they can't be traced and making sure they don't have any identifying features. Except the AK5 apparently - It still has a blatantly obvious asset tag on the lower receiver that just has permanent marker scribbled over it. The asset number is still clearly readable. No combination of mods will remove this sticker either, though skins will.
- There's a video of Dallas trying to create a paper doll version of himself while giving the viewer step by step instructions. He botches his cutting a few times and also winds up cutting his finger. In the end, he finishes the build and places it next to the other paper dolls of the crew and the Cloaker while proceeding to smash said Cloaker doll with his fist.
- During Hoxton Breakout, Hoxton muses how much fun he had beating up Matt Roscoe and sarcastically jokes the gang should break him out too, so Hoxton can continue thrashing him. With the Search for Kento and the remake of Heat Street, it's revealed that Matt Roscoe is indeed out of prison, you have to chase him down again (which leaves Bain incredulous), and in all likelihood Hoxton will wind up beating the crap out of him again.
- After the release of the remake of "Heat Street" heist, you may notice that some of the achievement icons have a very humorous look. The difficulty achievements on the recent heist shows up as a turkey getting roasted inside a burning van (which is obviously Matt himself as the "turkey"). The name for the achievement after beating it on Mayhem difficulty? "We Don't Need No Water".
- And the "It's Nice To Be Nice" (Unlocked after beating "Heat Street" without civilian casualities) features the crowd carrying a heister.
- During the First World Bank heist, any AI heisters might jump up on the counters in the main hall and rattle off a speech; "Listen up, this is a robbery. We're after the bank's money, not yours. Your money is protected by the federal government, you won't lose a dime. Consider your loved ones and stay down, and this will be over soon". What makes it funny is that every heister has a variation on this speech that says it almost verbatim...including Jacket, who communicates with a number of random prerecorded statements played via tape - which makes one wonder WHY the company that created these tapes recorded such a specific message for something of a criminal intent in the first place.
- Jiro's speech, like most of his other lines of dialogue, is given entirely in Japanese. Given that English is the most commonly spoken language in the US...
- Vernon Locke is pretty affable and generally treats you like respected employees when things are going right. Take too long to do any task, however, and he quickly explodes at you and your crew; the quotes that come from this are always amusing:"Are you so dumb, that the third pallet, a fucking inanimate object, can hide from you!?""Listen: Be a good little criminal, and press that fucking button.""Augh, fuck me with a firestick. Fucking pallet broke, and they've got fucking bundles of cash lying around like an old whore's knickers!"
"Fucker owed me twenty dollars! Ah well.""Why was he there?! He's the cook!"He always wanted to die in a brothel. Well, at least he got fucked.
- Most of Locke's lines whenever you kill a Murkywater goon are good for a laugh:
- Everytime you kill an enemy (including special units) while talking as they're trying to take the PAYDAY Gang down is rather amusing.Cloaker: Now cry for mom to change your diapers- *Gets set on fire* AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!Medic: Cops always wi- GGAARRGGHH!!!
- One of the modifiers you can activate in Crime Spree mode and encounter during Death Sentence difficulty introduces a new unit: the Medic Bulldozer, who has unique lines ridiculing both the Payday gang and his own teammates.Medic Dozer: Results are back: You're a bitch!Medic Dozer: Oh, you slip on a puddle of your own piss? Get up!Medic Dozer: WAKEY WAKEY, LITTLE BABY!!!Medic Dozer: One morphine enema comin' up!Medic Dozer: Bitch down! We got a bitch down here!Medic Dozer: Just a scratch! Don't piss your pants! Now up!Medic Dozer: Those clowns are laughing at 'ya! Get up!Medic Dozer: I said: GET THE FUCK UP, MOTHER FUCKER!Medic Dozer: Good news: Free healthcare! Bad news: I'm your doctor!Medic Dozer: You'd never guess I went to med school, cuz I didn't!
- While the regular SWAT units may not be flashy as the special units, but they have some pretty amusing voice lines:SWAT Unit: I hope you drop the soap a lot.
SWAT Unit: This is a colossal goatfuck! (Even funnier during the Goat Simulator Heist, which features a bunch of goats all over the place.)SWAT Unit (Reacting to the OVE9000 Saw): That maniac has a fucking saw!SWAT Unit: In the words of Michael Jackson, 'This Is It'.
SWAT Unit (Spotting a Sentry Gun): Fucking Sci-Fi robot guns!
- Since the introduction of the Fugitive skill tree, there is a skill named "Counterstrike" that allows you to knock down enemies while you're holding a charging melee attack and acing it will allow you to knock down a Cloaker when he'll try to charge at you only to end up getting knocked down. Try killing the latter with this skill as he'll repeatedly get downed. Oh, the humiliation!
- The intro to the Breakin' Feds heist has Duke, Chains and Locke discuss the proper method of making donuts. While breaking into the FBI headquarters.Chains: Everybody knows the secret's in the glaze.
- In Henry's Rock, there is a red button in the mainframe area that is locked under a plastic cover with a sign saying "DO NOT PRESS". On Overkill difficulty and above, you can indeed press the button. Doing so will rain down tear gas and two turrets from the ceiling. Exactly WHY this button is here and does that at all is still a mystery. You also get an achievement for destroying the turrets and completing the heist as normal.
- PAYDAY: The Animated Series. Retro? Yep. Very stupid? Yeah. Awesome all the same? OH yes!
- Also doubling as a Moment of Awesome, the True Ending. Sure, its leadup is pretty serious, but ultimately the gang finally manages to rest, with the original four resting in a beach, alongside Jimmy (who's having the time of his life with cocaine and women and swimsuits) and Locke...who's still wearing his fatigues. On the beach. Shooting golf balls at Dallas' yacht, Medic Bag. And he gets bonked in the head with a suitcase by the Butcher.
- In the non-canon Bad Ending, we see the Heisters dropping their masks in Bain's grave. Except for Jacket, who drops his tape recorder there. By the end, during the Where Are They Now text crawl, we see that instead of quitting, Jacket has "embraced an all-digital setup. Apparently it's much easier to understand him now."
- Winter 2018, Overkill created a Happy Holidays poster of the gang enjoying a snowball fight.◊ Jimmy is trying to snort the snow while Scarface stands beside him, facepalming.
- John Wick's got his gun out to keep Bonnie from pelting him with a snowball.
- Houston gets revenge on Hoxton with a snowball to the face.
- Someone, maybe Jacket, built a Snow-Dallas.
- Whenever you drive in a vehicle, you will instantly kill any law enforcement officers you touch. This includes the snail's pace forklifts. If you so much as gently bump into a Shield or Bulldozer, they will instantly ragdoll to the ground.
Funny / PAYDAY 2