Shotguns: they are the best weapons in games. A good shotgun with the right sound, the right force, and the right reload time makes me jump up and down like a cheerleader on a Red Bull diet. Hooray, then, because the latest Payday 2 update shows our spreadshot friends some love.
Payday 2: Gage Shotgun Pack is out now, bringing with it a whole lot of scatterguns. Your £3.99 will net you access to the M1014 semi-auto shotgun, the 12-gauge pump-action Raven, and the riot-ending rapid-fire Street Sweeper 12.
Of course, that’s not it. There are also four different ammo types for these guns – 000 buckshot, tungsten flechettes, AP slugs, and HE rounds – for different situations. There are four new melee weapons in the form of a survival tomahawk, a utility machete, a telescopic baton, and a shovel. There are four new simian-themed masks to go ape over, four new materials, four new patterns, and a dozen new achievements.
But really, it’s all about the shotguns. Good to see Payday 2 offering them some love.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.