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Payday 3: Where to find all Loot in Rock the Cradle

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To complete each heist in Payday 3 you must do the objective quiet or loud. If you do it quite, you’ll get some bonuses more so than loud. Regardless, if you do more than what’s asked for, the payout will have more bonuses. For the Rock The Cradle heist which has a bunch of moving parts, will have you wanting to get all the loot in the mission. Since the Rock the Cradle is a complicated mission in Payday 3, this guide should help you find all the loot. So follow along below.

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Where to find all the loot in Rock the Cradle for Payday 3

The map is broken up into 2 parts, most of which are a part of the main goal. So this guide will break down both sections separately. This way, it’s easier to follow. 

Main Level loot

There are 2 floors on this levelthe main one and the second level. You’ll spend most of your time on the upper floor. 

The first 4 pieces of loot are in Private Booth 1 and 2. Once you enter the club, there will be a staircase on the right, and a guard may be there. If there he’s present, wait for him to move. As soon as you go up the stairs, the first booth will be in front of it. Enter the booth and take the paintings. The second booth will be adjacent to the first one. Simply walk towards the end of the hallway (of course stay out of sight) and turn right. Just like the first booth, go in and take the pictures. You can use the images below to help get an idea of where the pictures are.

While staying on the second floor, there will be a door beside the second booth with a guard. Wait for the guard to walk away, then lockpick the door. Once you’ve made it, go down the hallway but make sure the cameras don’t detect for a long time. After you reach the other side, go straight past the DJ set and lockpick the door. After you unlock it, you’ll enter a room with a computer and to the right of it there will be a painting behind a lock. To unlock it, look for Director Rifkin, she’ll appear as soon as you enter the room. You’ll need to hack her phone to get a QR code. She’s easy to identify because she’ll be highlighted once you this room which is her office. When you’re near her, hack her phone but make sure no one sees you. Once you get the QR code, go back to the painting and it’ll allow you to unlock it. 

That’s it for the main floor. Let’s move on to the VIP section

VIP Level loot

You can unlock this section by stealing a blue keycard, or by getting an invite from the Director’s Office and authenticating it. Once you get passed the guards, head down the stairs leading into another large room. 

Payday 3 Enterance Of Vip Club

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Right under the stairs, you came down through, look for a room called the Black Knight. It’ll have civilians in there. You must tie them up otherwise they’ll call for a guard if you take the money on the table. After you do that, you can take the money. If you look to the left in the same room, there should be a door that leads into another room. Open it, and a crate of loot will be on the left

Across from the door you just entered will be another door, go through it. Just outside the server room, at the end of the hallway will be another crate. Pick up the loot from here. 

The train in the center of the room will have some loot as well. Just go down to the right-hand side of it if you’re coming from the server room. The crate will be on the ground. 

Payday 3: Where to find all Loot in Rock the Cradle

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On the other side of the large room will be another set of rooms. On the far right side, if you’re going from the train, head to the Accounting Office. Follow the stairs to its second level, and go in the door. There will be a computer in front. However, look right and a Red keycard and a safe are hugging the wall. Grab the keycard, then open the safe. When you open it, you’ll get loot plus the code to open a vault. Note: My code will be different from yours, so you HAVE to open the safe up. In the same office, look for a balcony. Across from it, there will be a storage room with more loot to take

Head back down and navigate to the Maintenance Section which should be below the Accountant’s Office. After you go in, head to the first door on your right in the hallway. This will be the vault room, enter it. Now, if you’re playing loud this next part may be different. If the keypad isn’t on, follow the red wire below the door, it’ll take you to a junction box. Once you enable the keypad, head back to it and open the door. There will be tons of loot on the other side. 

Payday 3 Vaulted Opened With Loot

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Just outside the vault room, head right and go to the far side of the room on your right. There should be another crate there. 

For the last set of loot, head to the Equipment Closet. This is located on the same side as the Accountant’s Office. It’ll be on the last door on the left. Once you’re in this room, look right and use the Red keycard to open this door. You’ll hit a room that’s got a whiteboard telling you what to do. After you’ve reset the electricity, a door on the far end will open allowing you to take the crypto wallet. 

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