Payday 2: Crimewave Edition achievements

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

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There are a maximum of 110 Payday 2: Crimewave Edition achievements (42 without DLC) worth 13,181 (2,510)

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OVERKILL Salutes You! in Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

OVERKILL Salutes You!1,069 (90)

Complete all contracts including pro jobs on the Death Wish difficulty.

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Achievement Guide for OVERKILL Salutes You!

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Achievement won on 11 Jun 16
TA Score for this game: 12,667
Posted on 08 June 16 at 19:11, Edited on 16 May 18 at 18:51
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UPDATE: The game has been patched several times since I wrote this guide. It is possible that some or none of these work any longer. I am leaving it here since the method to do these are now being used in the new maps and DLC as well. ANd you never know, these may work again.

Some people have reported that the new missions from the DLC are also required, while others have stated that some of the originals are no longer required. This is yet to be fully determined. THe developers of this game has been known to screw things up, once or twice...

Good luck!

An Easier Death Wish

*First of all, the achievements DO NOT stack for the difficulties.

*As well, you MUST be in the intro lobby in order for a completion to count towards the achievement.

These suggestions which are broken down by the heist should serve to ease the pain of death wish, with many of them allowing for a solo completion.

On serveral occaions I will do employ 'jumping out of the map'. In order to jump out of the map, you must be playing solo because if you are playing with a partner, upon jumping back in you will spawn beside them instead of your intended destination.

The Big Bank

This can be done in stealth solo if you jump out of the map. It can be done on the right side as shown in the video. Be aware that you may not get 4 bags of gold every time since sometimes they spawn upstairs HOWEVER, in the back vault there is a possibilty of bags of money that will also count towards the total of 4 needed to escape.

The Night Club

ECM jammers are your friend here. If you jump out of the map on the right side AFTER you trigger the door guard, you can run around back and jump back into the map. If you aim and move to the right as you jump back in, you have a high chance of dropping back in at the back parking lot which makes stealthing this a lot easier. THEN go into the basement and drill the safe down there FIRST. This will cause most of the guards to come down stairs one at a time to be killed. The more body bags the better. After this done, if the money isn't there, go on. Make sure you have the van outside the managers window as this will make escapes easier.


These can easily be done in solo stealth. There are 4 guards (one of them being the camera guard) and a bank manager with a key card. 3 of the guards and the manager roam. The location of the security doesn't really matter, both are easy to access. Take out the cameras first. The bank manager has the card, kill him for the card or use an ECM jammer for the door. They PATIENTLY wait and kill the other 3 guards one at a time. IT IS BEST IF YOU HAVE the safe in the back - I will restart until I do because once you have killed all guards and the bank manager NO ONE WILL BOTHER YOU. Actually, there are usually two people sitting at the back at the desk, and I have drilled and they didn't notice me. The only Civ that notices you is the one who sits alone. IT IS NOT WORTH killing all the guards and then running in the front to subdue all the civs when you can just leave them alone and drill in the back. IFF you are doing a pro job then by all means, subdue the civs and kill them off so they don't call. Use an ECM BEFORE annoucing yourself.

IF there is a camera on the roof, you can shoot it and wait for the 3 guards to come and check on it. This must be done BEFORE You kill the security room guard.


Run and get the bags needed. You can DUP the bags by crotching at the back of the van and looking into the sky and throwing the bag straight up. YOu will need the perk that allows you to throw further. This will allow you to take only 4 bags and not 8 so this can be done solo (as I did). Second day should be done stealth since there are 2 servers you need to carry out. ECM jammers again are recommended to give you extra time. Better if they can stun. On the first day, stealth the bank to ensure success on solo.


This heist should be played with a team with mics. If you anyone adds the wrong ingredients, the lab will blow up killing everyone. After you get the 3 bags out (which you must), the next day you don't need the intel if the gangsters attack you, just wait them out. On the third day, simple snipe the 'rats' in the bus and be away with your deathwish completion.

Election Day

YOU MUST STEALTH THE FIRST DAY. If you have 2 ECM jammers you can almost run through the map quickly, not worrying about gettting caught. Buying the key card will make the heist a bit easier. Run to the computer (or make your way slowly if you are a sloth) and check out the computer. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT making a guess based on the containers. The computer will have 3 logos with the forth being the truck you are looking to tag. AS LONG AS YOU place the tracker BEFORE the truck leaves, you will succeed. On the second day, you can get out of the map as shown in the video. You can hack the boxes in the cages without entering them. There is a guard that will walk through walls and discover the hacked boxes so beware. If you see him on the map, it is best to kill him BEFORE You go out of the map as you will not be able to shoot him from outside the map.

NOW HERE IS WHAT THE video does not show you. When you go to the end of the other side as the video shows, you can drop down on the grass, and go under the building and walk on an INVISIBLE floor. This will allow you to get to more crates from outside the map. THEN you can walk under the loading dock outside as well. Once I actually got 5 crates hacked from outside the map. To jump back in the map, fall and stare back up at where you hope to spawn in at. ECM jammers are a huge help here becaseu there is nothing worst then almost being short. IFF there are crates in the middle on the rafters upstairs, they are more than likely ones that you need to hack. IFF you manage to start the hack on the 4th container BEFORE the guards sound the alarm, you will succeed the stealth contract as long as they don't turn it off before it finishes. Make sure to collect your gold before you escape.

Diamond store

Go around to the security room. Kill the guard. Drill the safe in here (restart if there isn't a safe) The remainder of the guards will come one by one to check on the drill, kill them as they enter. With all the guards down, go around the back and up the stairs. Kill the manager and get the card to disarm the glass alarm. Disarm it and then go down stair and subdue the civs, killing them after they have dropped to the floor - yes, we are bad people.

The Diamond

The best method for this is stealth solo. The only differences in deathwish are stronger cameras, more guards in the front, and the shorter timer at the end. HOWEVER, if you use the out of map glitch as shown in the video, you can bypass the front door and decrease the number of guards. This will allow you to use more cameras and body bags (assuming you have the ability to).

Be aware - If you set off the alarm, even after you have collected the diamond, the truck will drive away and you will have to set the flare and wait for the chopper which could be dangerous. Getting the glass cutter and stealing jewels and artifacts are not needed for the completion and should be avoided.

NONE OF THESE VIDEOS WERE MADE BY MYSELF. Credit for them goes to the authors, with one person in particular being ClickClack.
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