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Torment for Payday 2 developer Overkill

Payday 2 launched onto Xbox One at the beginning of June, and yet the online crime.net is still not working for some gamers. As if this wasn’t trouble enough for developer Overkill Software, there has been more fuel poured onto the fire with news that they are abandoning support for Xbox 360.

Revealed on their Steam product page – you know, the place for PC gaming – the FAQ notes that support for Xbox 360 will be ceasing, and efforts are being focused on the Xbox One – sounds a bit like cutting your nose off to spite your face!

The Xbox One has just received a patch to address crime.net freezing, and for me, it has mostly fixed my online woes. The full patch content will apparently be revealed later this week.

I really enjoy playing Payday 2 (when it works) and I hope all these troubles don’t tarnish Overkill’s reputation too much, particularly with an exciting new Walking Dead project on the horizon – although I fear that the damage has already been done!

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Xbox One Payday 2 Crimewave Edition is rather broken

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There’s nothing more disappointing than a broken game, and in the case of Payday 2 Crimewave Edition, it’s particularly disappointing because the broken part is the online crime.net map, which freezes every 3-4 seconds, making selecting and getting into a lobby extremely difficult – moreso than pulling of the perfect heist!

Sure, you can play offline – but as you may have heard – playing with AI buddies is pretty damn tricky.

The good news… I can go back to playing Batman Arkham Knight instead of reviewing Payday 2. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the game on Xbox 360 and I would rather hold off on my review for TiX until a fix has been found to unfreeze crime.net’s map.

For updates, keep an eye on TiX and the official Payday2 twitter account, which currently seems to be making a lot of apologies to unhappy gamers. There’s no timescale on when a fix will be ready but they did have this to say… six days ago!

Nab 25% off of Payday 2 Crimewave Edition

For a limited time, Gold members can save 25% off the pre-order price of Payday 2: Crimewave Edition – that’s £29.99 for us UK folk!

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Set to launch June 12, the Crimewave Edition includes an “enhanced graphics engine” and the pre-order will give you access to the Lootbag DLC – I played the game back on the 360, and despite its bugs, I had a blast playing it with mates.