How to create an account to play Payday 3

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A lot of games nowadays require you to make an account to not just play, but also have exclusive content like items, weapons, and more. It’s also a way to connect the players to the community and in turn, grow a community. Payday 3 features a system like this, where you must create an account to get the best experience of the heist shooter. To enjoy Payday 3 at its fullest, this guide will run you through how to create an account to play the shooter. This way you can play and earn a bunch of goodies both for fun and for the game. 

Payday 3: How to create an account to play

Regardless of what platform you’re on, you’ll be doing the same steps across the board. 

  • Head to Starbreeze Neubla, this is where you’ll be creating your account. You can access this screen within Payday 3 if you’re already in the game.
  • If you don’t have an account with Starbreeze, navigate to the bottom where it says sign up here
  • Once you’ve made an account, select the platform you’re using at the top, and log into your profile.
  • To link your account, look for the Linked Accounts tab on the left-hand bar.
  • When this page opens, press the add link button at the bottom. You’ll get a new window showing you which platforms you can link to
  • Click on the one you want, and sign into that platform. Once that’s done, you’ll get sent back to the main page.
  • Afterward, head back into the game and sign in. You should be able to log in.

Before you continue, perhaps I could trouble you to read our official review for Payday 3 while you’re here? Trust me, it’s worth your time!

Why link accounts?

There’s something to be said for the fervor within certain gaming communities who aggressively detest any time an online game asks players to make an account first before playing. While it’s understandable that you’d want to get to the game faster, having a “main account” that can be utilized between multiple platforms is a great benefit! If you can retain your progress and perks between platforms, isn’t that already well worth the few minutes it takes to make an account in the first place?

You can also unlock more options to customize your character within the game. On top of that, it seems like you have access to more more heists, weapons, and more characters. Having an account is also a great way to keep updated with what’s going on with the game in terms of events and upcoming patches.

Raza Malik
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Raza is a Contributing Writer who's been at PC Invasion since March 2023. After he earned his Media Arts degree at Niagara College, he went on to grow his portfolio by working at such publications as GameRant. While he plays a wide array of different types of games, Raza enjoys discussing open-world games, shooters, and live service games. Some of his favorite series include Assassin's Creed, God of War, and the Diablo series. On the side, he enjoys editing videos, and creating content for his side project Marching Into Madness.