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Payday 2 is the sequel to Payday: The Heist. As with the first game, players may join up to three others in a spree of robberies and other heists to earn money. Payday 2 noticeably features many changes from the first game, among other things the new skill tree. Each of the five trees (the Mastermind, Enforcer, Technician, Ghost, and Fugitive) focuses on differing specializations, though unlike the first game do not grant new weapons for level ups (aside from special examples like the portable saw). Weapons are instead unlocked to purchase by leveling up, which now is done with experience points instead of money. Money is used to buy new weapons, modifications, and masks, though it is divided between a player's "Offshore Account" (which comprises 80% of the money they earn in a heist) and spending cash (the other 20%), and only the spending cash can be used to buy weapons and addons.
Entries marked with (*) are weapons obtained for free (although they still need to be bought with in-game money) by joining the official Payday 2 steam group. Entries marked with (**) are DLC (downloadable content) weapons.
The following weapons appear in the video game Payday 2
The game operates with the heister moving in with 2 weapons, and 2 weapons only. A primary and a secondary. Primaries consist of assault rifles, shotguns, and marksman rifles. Secondaries consist of pistols, machine pistols, and bizarrely, a few chopped down variants of some shotguns and assault rifles. Players can take ammo from enemies, but not weapons, ala SWAT 4 and other such tactical shooters.
Each weapon has its own customization options, though some like the Glock 17 barely have any and others like the M4A1 may have much more than others. In addition to shared items like suppressors, weapons also have their own sets of unique addons, such as extended magazines or different finishes or grips. Mods can be removed from these weapons for no charge, and the mod in question will not be lost, merely returned to the player's inventory. However, re-adding it will again require money.
In addition to this, owners of the Gage Weapon Pack #1 DLC will be allowed to change the firing mode between fully automatic and semi-automatic on all applicable weapons, and unlock access to special addons that enable locking a weapon permanently in one fire mode. Owners of the Gage Weapon Pack #2 DLC will also have access to the machine guns as well as new knives. Owners of the Gage Mod Courier DLC will also be able to unlock a special set of modifications that are otherwise unobtainable. As a bonus, the pack also comes with extra reticles and colors for all sights, though players without the DLC will still be able to use all the colors and a few of the new reticles. In addition, every weapon DLC pack since (and a few heist DLCs) have had even more new guns and melee weapons, and have begun to lock weapon addons to specific achievements rather than random drops. Finally, a noteworthy addition from the Gage Shotgun Pack DLC is the option to use different shell types for any of the game's shotguns. All firearms in Payday 2 are capable of performing a "tactical reload" (i.e. reload when the magazine isn't emptied) in addition to the "dry" animation, though as is common with most contemporary non-tactical shooters, none of them retain the round currently in battery, meaning there is no "one round in the chamber".
As a final addition, starting with the October 22, 2014 patch, players with a specific skill set are also allowed to replace their primary with two dual-wielded pistols, though this obviously comes with penalties to aiming and recoil and can currently can only be done with a few pistols. Dual-wielding can be done by any player with enough perks in the Hitman perk deck unlocked, or by players who have the Akimbo skill from the Fugitive tree
As of Update #65 (The first person animation update) All base game guns (except for the Taurus Raging Bull aka Bronco .44) and some DLC weapons have received new first person animations, most notably new reloading animations. Also with this update magazines now actually have fully modeled bullets in them, on top of that, it's is possible to see the bullets in the transparent magazines of weapons such as the JP36 (G36K), Commando 553 (SG 552-2), Kobus 90 (P90) etc.
The first weapon the new players can use (alongside the Colt Model 733) is a Glock 17. It is given to the player for free as soon as they start the game. It goes by the name Chimano 88 in-game (the 88 possibly being a reference to Pistol 88, the Swedish army's designation for the Glock 17, which is their service weapon) In the early days of Payday 2, it could only use one of three suppressors, though additional mods compatible with it has since been added. The mod selection for the Glock 17 is strangely limited. It can't, for example, use the extended magazine the Glock 18 and 22 can use for whatever reason.
It has damage and accuracy stats very slightly below most 9mm pistols in the game but it boasts a huge ammo pool and top notch concealment. The pistol has a 17 round magazine capacity which would be correct if it weren't for the extended base plate that should add two more rounds, but it doesn't. It is one of seven pistols that can be dual-wielded.
Springfield Armory 1911 Lightweight Operator
The Springfield Armory 1911 Lightweight Operator is unlocked at reputation level 2, and is much more customizable than the starting Glock 17. It is named the "Crosskill" as it was in the first game and has an incorrect 10-round magazine instead of 7 or 8 as in reality, it's Extended Mag modification gives it the model of a Kimber 10-round magazine but it holds 16 rounds. It is one of the seven pistols that can be dual-wielded. It is also seen in the background in several menus.
Springfield Armory 1911 Lightweight Operator Akimbo
Beretta 92FS Centurion
The Beretta 92FS Centurion appears as the "Bernetti 9" and is unlocked at reputation level 6, and has an incorrect 14-round capacity instead of 15. Presently, it is one of the seven pistols that can be dual-wielded. The name "B9-S" is visible on the slide, as a nod to the pistol's name from the first Payday
Taurus Raging Bull
The Taurus Raging Bull returns from the first Payday, again known as the "Bronco .44" but now featuring its full-length barrel by default. It holds 6 rounds and is unlocked at reputation level 6, and is massively powerful. As of Update 13, street cops can use this devastating weapon. It is also notably used by the female FBI Agent enemies in the Hoxton Breakout heist and some mobsters in the Hotline Miami heist. The hammer is always shown cocked after every shot despite none of the characters ever cocking the hammer.
The Glock 18C is unlocked at reputation level 29 and, as in the first game, is known as the "STRYK 18c." It still features a high rate of fire, decent damage, and low accuracy. It comes with a slightly incorrect 20-round magazine (actually 19), and a tan frame and slide. Notably, it is one of 3 select-fire capable guns in the game that does not get the fire-mode locking mods.
IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX
The IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX goes by the everlasting nickname Deagle in-game. It holds an incorrect 10 rounds in its 7-round magazine. While it's possible to squeeze ten rounds into the .357 Magnum version of a Desert Eagle (nine in the mag and a round in the chamber) the Desert Eagle in-game is clearly the .50 AE version since it has a non-fluted barrel.
IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX Akimbo
Heckler & Koch USP45 Tactical(*)
The Heckler & Koch USP45 Tactical appears as the Interceptor .45 and is automatically unlocked for purchase by joining the official Payday Steam Group. It's quite powerful and uses a 13-round magazine (one more than it holds in real life for the .45 ACP version). It is one of seven pistols that can be dual-wielded (along with all variants below). It is incorrectly shown fitted with a Heckler & Koch Jet-Funnel mag-well extension and extended magazines that were only designed for and fit the 9mm and .40 S&W versions of the USP.
The Glock 22C appears as a new gun added in the Election Day update (3/20/2014) and is named the "Chimano Custom", with the website render marking it as a .40 S&W model. It has a default magazine of 16 rounds (actually 15 in real life or 17 with the +2 base-plate shown in-game) and can be modified in most of the same ways as the Glock 18C. It has a unique red fiber-optic front sight, a flared magazine well, and an OD green frame. The Custom becomes a Glock 35 if equipped with the "Long Slide" modification. This is one of the seven pistols that can be dual-wielded
On the seventh day of the Crimefest release parade (October 22nd 2014), John Wick himself jumped aboard and brought his trusted Glock 26 along for the ride. Called the Chimano Compact, it tries to fill the same "high-capacity 9x19mm" role as the Beretta 92. It can stand up to it in terms of damage output and has a trivial recoil advantage, but otherwise lags a little behind on all fronts, especially so with the "high-capacity" bit. Unlocked at level 36, the $605,000 price tag is a little hard to swallow for what it is. It's also the first of the seven pistols which have separate akimbo variants classed as primary weapons.
The Walther PPK is available for purchase with the Armored Transport DLC and is known as the "Gruber Kurz" pistol. It is fairly weak but easy to conceal and incorrectly holds 14 rounds instead of 6 (.380 ACP) or 7 (.32 ACP) rounds. It was the first handgun in the game to be able to use a laser without needing anything in the gadget slot, having a unique grip with a built-in laser. This was later followed by the Glock series' own laser grip
Modifying a Walther PPK with the "Long Slide" turns it into a Walther PP.
The SIG-Sauer P226R in .40 S&W appears as the Signature .40 and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Gage Weapon Pack #01 DLC. In-game it does the same amount of damage as the Crosskill (Springfield Armory 1911 Lightweight Operator), but most, if not all, of its stats are better compared to the Crosskill. By default, the P226 holds 12 rounds (one less than the real .40 version) and its extended magazine unusually has no concealment penalty (unlike those for most weapons)
The Taurus 4510PLYFS was added to the game as a Crimefest community milestone reward, for having 1 million members in the Payday 2 Steam group. It shoots the .410 Bore and holds 5 shells, and is classed by the game as a shotgun, so handgun skills have no effects on it. It is depicted as being ridiculously power, even more so than most of the 12 gauge shotguns, despite it's .410 chambering, much like the similar Taurus Judge in the Max Payne movie. Thanks to sharing its accessories with the other shotguns, it can accept the Silent Killer suppressor, which logically wouldn't work due to the gap between the barrel and cylinder.
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"(**)
The Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" appears as the "Broomstick" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Gage Historical Pack DLC. It has rather high damage, but is hindered by its 10 round magazine.
Mauser C96 carbine \ Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Hybrid
The Mauser C96 carbine appears if the "Broomstick" is modified with the "Precision Barrel" and "Holster Stock".
Springfield Armory XDM(**)
The Springfield Armory XDM appears as the "LEO Pistol" as part of the Butcher DLC along with the VHS-D2 rifle. Initially a Croatian design (as the HS2000), it has an 19-round magazine, which is correct for the 9mm version. The markings are inconsistent however, showing on the slide that the chambering is .40 S&W, but the ejection port markings show that is chambered for .45 ACP.
Single Action Army(**)
A Single Action Army with wooden grips appears as the "Peacemaker .45" and is part of the Butcher's Western Pack DLC. By default it is the 7.5" "Cavalry" model, but the "Shootout Barrel" and "Precision Barrel" modifications turn it into the 5.5" "Artillery" and 12" "Buntline Special" models respectively. When firing the weapon, the player character will fan the hammer. The Single Action Army cannot be modified with other modifications, limited only to the two barrels stated above, a stock, and a pistol grip modification.
The in-game revolver operates in strange and bizarre ways not seen on the real Single Action Army. The weapon is absurdly powerful for an antique revolver of this caliber, massively dwarfing the Bronco .44 and Deagle in stopping power despite both of them faring the other way around in reality. The extractor rod on the Peacemaker is also never used to remove spent cartridges, the player character simply opens the loading gate and puts in fresh rounds, the fired casings falling out on their own.
The Mateba 2006M was added into the game with the Alesso Heist DLC. It's called "Matever .357" in game, a reference to the butchering of the manufacturer's name in the English dub of Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex. It's chambered in .357 Magnum and holds a correct 6 rounds.
IWI Jericho 941 PL(**)
The IWI Jericho 941 PL was be added in the Point Break heists DLC. It's called "Baby Deagle" in game, referencing Magnum Research marketing of the Jericho as a "Baby Eagle". The weapon has the ejection port marked as 9x19 (9 Parabellum), however it has a magazine capacity of 12 rounds, indicating a .40 caliber variant. The standard 9mm variant has a capacity of 15 rounds. Additionally, the Jericho has the silver guide rod of the 941's chambered in .41 AE, if the intention was to have the Jericho chambered in that caliber, it would explain its whooping 150 damage per shot, very close to the Desert Eagle in game. The PL can be modified with the "Spike kit" which makes it resemble the older steel framed Jericho 941 F, on top of that it can be modified with the "Spike grip" which gives it a very similar appearance as the Jericho 941 R used by Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop
Kalashnikov Concern PL-14 Lebedev
The Russian PL-14 Lebedev prototype pistol is another weapon added for free with the Hardcore Henry Packs DLC and is called the "White Streak Pistol" ingame. It is incorrectly depicted with a 12-round magazine capacity instead the real life 15-round capacity, even with its "Extended Magazine" mod it only brings it to 14 rounds. Judging from its ridiculously high Desert Eagle level damage it seems to be chambered in a caliber far larger than 9x19mm (which is the only caliber available), the capacity and high damage show that its stats are a copy-and-paste of the Jericho 941 RPL's stats.
The "Mark 10" is actually based on a Ingram MAC-11, a cheap Double Eagle airsoft one at that, and is unlocked at reputation level 2. It holds an incorrect magazine size of 40 rounds in a short 16-round magazine.
Heckler & Koch MP5
The Heckler & Koch MP5 returns from Payday: The Heist, again known as the "Compact-5" and still in use by some SWAT units. It is unlocked at reputation level 13 and starts out as an MP5A4 but can be changed, via the combination of different mods, into a MP5A5, MP5/10, MP5SD5, MP5SD6, or MP5KA4. The Cloaker enemy has a cut down pseudo MP5/40 with an A3 stock and various mods that only they can use, as of update 61 however, it's possible to use the MP5 with 10mm ammo. The actual weapon is not converted into an actual MP5/10 however, as it lacks the bolt release.
As of update 97.4, it's possible to dual wield MP5s. These dual-wielded MP5s lack stocks and it is not possible to attach them.
Brügger & Thomet MP9
The B&T MP9 appears as the "CMP" and is unlocked at reputation level 19, in reference to the Steyr TMP lookalike in the Nintendo 64 title Perfect Dark. It has an unfortunate niche in the stat rankings where it's not able to muster enough brawn to plug heavier SWAT in single headshots, but isn't quite small enough to pocket for stealth tasks either. What makes it such a hidden gem are the terrific accuracy and stability for its fire rate, which mean that it can put three rounds into a helmet where other SMGs could only place one before jumping off mark. The quick reload, deep ammo pool and agreeable hipfire performance are just further perks.
FN P90 TR
The FN P90 TR appears as the "Kobus 90" and is unlocked at reputation level 36. It has the highest magazine size of any secondary, but only comes with a total of three mags. If the Long Barrel mod is put on the gun, it will resemble the PS90 TR, the civilian carbine version. As of the First Person Animations Update, the P90's magazine is now translucent and visibly empties as the gun is fired
The Thompson M1928 with a 50-round "L" drum magazine was added in the December 3, 2014 patch and is unlocked at level 14 for members of the Payday 2 Steam group. Along with the P90, it has the highest magazine size of any SMG in the game, but its accuracy and damage are rather low without modifications. It is one of 3 select-fire guns (one of two secondaries, alongside the Glock 18) that does not get the fire-mode locking mods.
Carl Gustav M/45(**)
The Carl Gustav M/45 is named the "Swedish K SMG" in game and incorrectly holds 40 rounds in the magazine instead of 36, though it is inaccurate and carries only 80 total rounds. It is available for purchase to anyone who owns the Armored Transport DLC. The in-game weapon is based on the military version of the M/45, as evident by the lack of a fire selector.
Heckler & Koch MP7A2(**)
The Heckler & Koch MP7A2 appears as the "Spec-Ops SMG" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Gage Weapon Pack #01 DLC. It comes with its 20-round magazine by default and the Extended Mag mod gives it a 40-round magazine that only holds 32 rounds.
Sa. Vz.61 Skorpion(**)
The Sa. Vz.61 Skorpion appears as the "Cobra" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Hotline Miami DLC. Its "Extended Magazine" modification is odd, increasing the magazine size from 20 to 40 rounds despite simply being a second magazine clamped to the side of the one in the gun, somehow it feeds from both at the same time.
An Intratec TEC-9 modified to allow for fully-automatic firing appears as the "Blaster 9mm" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Hotline Miami DLC. It holds 20 rounds by default and it's Extended Magazine modification gives it a correct 32 rounds.
In-game, it operates in strange ways uncharacteristic of the real TEC-9, the weapon fires from a closed bolt, meaning that it could be based on the US-import KG-9 model. The KG-9 was forced to be converted to a closed-bolt firearm by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) before the weapon could be marketed in the United States. The closed bolt would make the full automatic conversion unfeasible, which is an intended feature of the forced redesign as to discourage users from illegally modifying their TEC-9s. It is also capable of selective-firing, which is a highly unusual trait, that few illegal gunsmiths would implement into a weapon when converting from semi to fully-automatic. This also suggest that the Blaster could be partially based on the Interdynamic MP9, the parent design of the TEC-9.
However, Payday 2 depicts several open-bolt firearms (the MAC-10, Uzi, AA-12, M/45) as firing from a closed bolt, so the TEC-9 having a closed-bolt in-game could (and probably is) simply a mistake made by whoever modeled the weapon. As for the select-fire capability, once again, either a mistake or the devs decided to add it for gameplay reasons and didn't care that it doesn't make sense, which would be feasible considering how little sense the game makes overall.
The Intratec AB-10 is used if the TEC-9 is equipped with the "Short Barrel" modification.
The IMI Uzi appears as the "Uzi" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Hotline Miami DLC. It holds 30 rounds instead of 32 and comes equipped with the distinctive "K" foregrip by default.
The Sterling L2A1 appears as the "Patchett L2A1" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Gage Historical Pack DLC. It also holds an incorrect 20 bullets in the standard 34-round magazine.
The Sterling L34A1 is used if the Sterling L2A1 is equipped with the "Suppressed Barrel" modification. Like the Sterling L2A1, it incorrectly holds 20 rounds which can be modified to 30, closer to the correct 34.
The Cobray M11/9 appears as "Jacket's Piece" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Jacket Character Pack. It holds a correct 32 rounds and has a after-market vertical foregrip in place of the barrel nut.
The KRISS Vector was added with the Gage Ninja Pack DLC. It's called "Kross Vertex" in-game. It can be modified with a long barrel to make it resemble the Vector CRB, which is the civilian semi-auto only variant. The weapon also has its own unique suppressor. The weapon holds 30 rounds in the "25+"-round magazines.
IMI Micro Uzi(**)
The IMI Micro Uzi appears as the "Micro Uzi" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Yakuza Character Pack.
TsNIITochMash SR-2M Veresk
The SR-2M Veresk was added along with the Jimmy character from the free Hardcore Henry Packs DLC, with his voice and likeness given by Sharlto Copley from the movie Hardcore Henry. The weapon is called "Heather" ingame, which is Veresk translated to English. It's notably the only subgun so far that can be dual-wielded. It has a slightly incorrect magazine capacity of 32 rounds instead of the real-world 30, likely because the stats are a copy-and-paste (sans the rate of fire and stability) of the Cobray M11/9 (Jacket's Piece)
Heckler & Koch UMP45
The Heckler & Koch UMP45 is used only by some NPCs, namely the GenSec Elite SWAT and the Murkywater PMC enemies. It is unavailable for player use at the present time.
Carbines / Assault Rifles / Battle Rifles
The K23 and AKMSU count as SMG's in-game, but are actually carbines, therefor their entries will appear here.
Colt Model 733
The Colt Model 733, fitted with an A2-style receiver and 6-position stock, appears as the AMCAR, the very first primary weapon. Originally, its damage output was outright miserable compared to every other long arm and little could be done to fix it. Dumped as soon as possible, but kept by few as a voluntary handicap. After the big 2015 Crimefest weapon balance update, it now has higher damage output, on par with the G36K (JP36), which has a bit lower than average damage for an assault rifle in the game. Given the influence of Heat on the production, the highly specific choice of model probably isn't a coincidence.
The Izhmash AKS-74 is the second primary weapon unlocked, at reputation level 1. It's simply called AK Rifle and holds 30 rounds. It can become a regular AK-74 if the "Classic Stock" from The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack is equipped.
The Colt M4A1 appears as the "CAR-4" and is unlocked at reputation level 4. Essentially it is an upgrade of the starting Model 733 and features tan flip-up iron sights, KAC-style free-float railed foregrip, and a railed low-profile gasblock. It is frequently used by law enforcers and holds 30 rounds. The NPC-exclusive model for this weapon features some small differences from player-used ones, such as a laser unit mounted on top of the railed handguard, instead of the side like on the player available M4A1. As in the first Payday, this weapon is still used by SWAT Snipers, despite there being more appropriate weapon models available, though the FBI Files claims them to be chambered in higher-caliber rounds than the normal weapon.
The CAR-4 has a ridicules amount of modifications available (albeit most of them are locked behind DLC) which means it can be modified to fit many different roles. These modifications, if put together correctly, can make the CAR resemble a whole host of different real world AR variants.
Steyr AUG A2
The Steyr AUG A2 is at reputation level 8 and is named the "UAR" (presumably short for Universal Army Rifle). It holds 30 rounds and is rather accurate and powerful. It can be fitted with a railed fore end to make it resemble an AUG A3, but the rifle still lacks the bolt release of an A3. Oddly, instead of its build-in folding foregrip it has a section of rail added to the hinge and an aftermarket vertical grip attached to said rail. Upon launch, the rifle can be seen using a Magpul PMAG, which suggests it was not based entirely on an authentic AUG. After the animation update, however, it gains the AUG's proprietary magazine. As of update 61, the Raptor polymer body was added as a mod for the weapon, this mod will give the weapon the appearance of the Thales F90.
The Izhmash AKMS appears as the AK.762 and is unlocked at reputation level 16.It holds 30 rounds and has less total ammunition than the AKS-74. A golden version of this weapon with diamond plating on the wooden handguard was released as a community reward, though is more expensive and has a lower concealment stat with no other differences. It can become a AKM if the "Classic Stock" from The Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack is equipped.
Heckler & Koch G36KV
The Heckler & Koch G36KV makes an appearance as the "JP36", unlocked as early as level 16. The damage output stays mediocre no matter what, but its main draws are easy recoil, solid accuracy, and a deep 240 round ammo pool.
Heckler & Koch G36C
Installing the "Compact Foregrip" turns the gun into a convincing G36C.
Olympic Arms K23
The Para SMG is unlocked at reputation level 19. A very competent and modifiable gun, it can easily cover whatever a gimmick primary weapon might lack - like a pocket CAR-4, albeit with worse concealability potential. It is a confusing mix of half-dozen different ultra-short AR-15 pistols and carbines, but since the game assets label it as "olympia", that's the headline.
Olympic Arms K23B
The basic look of the gun is closest to the OA K23B ultrashort carbine. However, the removable carry handle and RIS are featured only in its sister OA K23B Tactical, the emergency wire stock is taken from an M231 FPW and the original aluminium foregrip has been extended over the gas block to make it a dead ringer with a round-front type La France M16K. The name itself may be a dim reference to the fact that most of the involved guns have 9x19mm variants as well, but that's reaching.
Attaching a Milspec Magazine and a Standard Stock bring the Olympic Arms K23B closest to its retail shape.
Olympic Arms K23P
Buying a Bare Essentials Stock for extra concealment removes the wire stock and leaves only the buffer tube behind. This combined with the old A2 flash hider out it as the Olympic Arms K23P, a semiauto pistol version of the same caliber.
M4 CQBR / Mk 18 Mod 0
Attaching a Medium Barrel for extra accuracy and replacing the basic handguard with something else makes the Para finally look like an actual assault rifle. However, the barrel's rather specific ~10" length (falls just short of the 11.5" AMCAR) makes the most American option the Mk. 18 Mod 0, ignoring the lack of a gas block/front sight and the too short foregrip.
Springfield Armory M14
A Springfield Armory M14 with a McMillan M2A stock and a short 16" barrel appears as the "M308" as in the first Payday. It is set to semi-auto by default but can be switched to full-auto and holds 10 rounds. Prior to the first Gage Weapon Pack release, it was semi-automatic only, making it the only assault rifle to have the mode. The weapon can be modified with a JAE 100 G3 stock or a SAGE EBR Chassis, the later makes it resemble a Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR.
A variant on the Izhmash AKMSU is unlocked at reputation level 29 and is named the "Krinkov," the nickname of the AKS-74U. It holds 30 rounds and is a secondary weapon, rather than a primary like the other three Kalashnikov rifles.
As of update 97.4, it's possible to dual wield AKMSUs. These dual-wielded AKMSUs lack stocks and it is not possible to attach any
Attaching the "AK Slavic Dragon Barrel" to the Izhmash AKMS allows it to impersonate the Romanian AIMR (although the AKMS stock remains the same).
Bofors Ak 5
The whole Bofors Ak 5 family appears as the AK5, all packed inside one gun's upgrade selection. Its accuracy and recoil are solid from the start, but the low damage needs help to reach its best. Unlocked at level 33.
Sticking on the "Bertil Stock" from the designated marksman model turns the AK5 into an ersatz Bofors Ak 5B.
The modernized Bofors Ak 5C comes together by replacing almost everything that comes off the receiver.
The Colt M16A4 with a short barrel appears as the "AMR-16" and is unlocked at reputation level 39. It is shown with a safe/semi/auto selective fire capability, meaning it was based on the export International Model R0901, and incorrectly holds 30 rounds in a 20-round magazine. It can be equipped with an M16A1 handguard with the Blast From The Past modification. Unlike the other AR-15 type rifles, the M16's gas block and front sight disappear when using optics.
SIG SG 552-2(**)
The SIG SG 552-2 appears as the "Commando 553" (referring to the SG553 instead) and is available to purchase by anyone who owns the Armored Transport DLC. It Holds 30 rounds. The rifle can be confirmed as a 552-2 by the permanent scope rail, the simple, folding front and rear iron sights instead of the original sights of the SIG assault rifle series, and the proprietary SG 552 exclusive bolt handle. As of the First Person Animations Update, the weapon's magazine is translucent and visibly empties when firing, rather than being solid brown
The FN SCAR-H appears as the "Eagle Heavy Rifle" and is available to purchase for owners of the Gage Weapon Pack #1 DLC. It holds 20 rounds and is a powerful weapon. A version with a FN SSR stock is used by some Murkywater PMC enemies.
The FN FAL appears as the "Falcon Rifle" and is available to purchase for owners of the Big Bank DLC. It holds 20 rounds and is a very flexible weapon. Notably, the FAL was the first weapon to have its accessories linked to DLC achievements rather than random drops. It notably has a DSA railed upper-receiver.
DSA SA58 OSW
The FAL can become a DSA SA58 OSW with the "CQB Foregrip", "Tactical Grip", and "CQB Stock" modifications.
Attaching the "Retro Foregrip" and "Wooden Stock" to the FAL allows it to impersonate the IMI Romat (although the FAL rear sight, DSA upper-receiver, and barrel remain the same).
The FAMAS F1 appears as the "Clarion Rifle" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Gage Assault Pack DLC. It incorrectly holds 30 rounds instead of 25.
The FAMAS G1 is used if the "G2 Grip" is equipped on the FAMAS F1 (Before Update #37, "G2 Grip" was called "Retro Grip" although the FAMAS G1 is newer model of FAMAS F1). Like the FAMAS F1, It still incorrectly holds 30 rounds.
IMI Galil ARM 7.62(**)
The 7.62mm variants of IMI Galil ARM appears as the "Gecko 7.62" rifle and is available to purchase for owners of the Gage Assault Pack DLC. It incorrectly holds 30 rounds instead of 25, a higher than real life ROF, and is shown with an unusable bipod extended
IMI Galil MAR/Galil 7.62 Hybrid
A IMI Galil MAR/Galil 7.62 Hybrid is created if the Galil ARM is equipped with the "CQB Foregrip" and "Skeletal Stock" modification. Like the Galil ARM, It still incorrectly holds 30 rounds.
IMI Galil Sniper Rifle
The IMI Galil Sniper Rifle is used if the Galil ARM is equipped with the "Sniper Foregrip" and "Sniper Stock" modification. Like the Galil ARM, It still incorrectly holds 30 rounds.
Heckler & Koch G3A3(**)
The Heckler & Koch G3A3 with a Heckler & Koch HK21 machine gun's stock appears as the "Gewehr 3 Rifle" and is available to purchase for owners of the Gage Assault Pack DLC. It holds 20 rounds, has quite a bit of recoil and stopping power. It can be mocked up as a PSG-1 lookalike with the Precision stock, grip, foregrip, and the DMR kit, the latter giving the gun the PSG-like barrel, trigger, and 10 round magazine.
The Enfield L85A2 was added alongside the Clover Character Pack as the "Queen's Wrath". Notably, it is the only select-fire capable primary (and one of three select-fire guns available in the entire game) that does not get the fire-mode locking mods. By default it holds 30 rounds and has a Grippod vertical grip.
HS Produkt VHS-D2(**)
The HS Produkt VHS-D2 was released as part of the Dragan Character Pack DLC, much like the L85A2 was part of Clover's DLC. It is known internally as the "Lion's Roar", has a high rate of fire and overall good stats, though it has a long reload time and if unmodified, high recoil.
HS Produkt VHS-K2
The Lion's Roar becomes the HS Produkt VHS-K2 when equipped with the "Short Barrel".
TsNIITochMash AS Val(**)
Introduced in the Golden Grin update as a farewell gift from the Dentist, the Kel-Tec SUB-2000 appears as the "Cavity 9mm". A unique weapon to put it in gentle terms, it is a pistol caliber carbine primary weapon that achieves the damage level of a light sniper rifle using 9x19mm rounds. It fires exclusively in semi-auto as it does in real life and correctly holds 33-rounds in the extended Glock magazine with a +2 base-plate it uses. For some reason it is modeled without the red plastic blade in the front sight.
SUB-2000 Gen 2
Slapping on the "Appalachian Foregrip" transforms the first-run gun into a current Gen 2 model.
Heckler & Koch HK416C(**)
The Heckler & Koch HK416C was added with the Sydney character pack. It actually goes by two names in-universe. The rifle is called SG416C but Sydney renamed it "Bootleg Rifle" after apparently buying from a blackmarket arms trader behind a gas station in Australia. Sydney also has a tattoo of the carbine on her left arm. It is permanently fitted with a 100-round Beta C-Mag and a Magpul RVG vertical foregrip.
Remington Model 870 Field Gun
A Remington Model 870 Field Gun is called the "Reinfeld 880" and is unlocked at reputation level 8, it has synthetic furniture instead of wood and it has a pistol gripped stock. It's the first unlockable shotgun. It holds 6 shells and is used by law enforcers, Hotline Miami mobsters, Russian mercs, and the basic green Bulldozer.
Remington Model 870 Short-Barreled
A stubby variant of the Remington Model 870 Field Gun is unlocked at reputation level 13 and is called the "Locomotive 12G". It holds 6 shells in what appears to be a 3-round tube and was the only secondary shotgun prior to DLC and patches. It is overall similar to its full-sized counterpart, but has slightly higher damage and a higher rate of fire but shorter range and lower accuracy.
The Izhmash Saiga-12K appears as the ninth primary weapon, and is shown as being fully-automatic with select fire available. Prior to the Gage Shotgun Pack DLC, it was the only semi-auto shotgun in the game. The model is not an actual Saiga-12K, but is rather a hybrid taking several components from the AKMS. Firstly it features a standard ribbed AKM top cover, rather than the smooth cover used on the Saiga which has a larger ejection port with a sprung sliding cover over the rear portion. Secondly it has an under-folding AKMS stock which was not available on the Saiga. Lastly the receiver is a hybrid of an AKMS one and a Saiga, with the magazine release being immediately ahead of the trigger guard and receiver dimples above the magazine, but with a Saiga-12 style front trunion (lacking the corresponding rivets however). It is called the "IZHMA 12G" and is unlocked at reputation level 26 and holds 7 shells. It is notably used by a Bulldozer variant called the "Killdozer" that wears black armor. His model of Saiga-12K uniquely has an unobtainable black solid stock, and before it was removed in a patch, a drum magazine. The Saiga-12K is also used by the FBI informant that sold out the gang in the Hoxton Revenge heist, if the informant's panic room is opened after the heist has gone loud.
Double Barreled Shotgun
A Double Barreled Shotgun appears as the "Mosconi 12G" and is unlocked at reputation level 39. Obviously it only holds two shells but is one of the most powerful weapons in the game. It has only two modifications, "Road Warrior" and "Gangsta Special," both of which saw down the barrels and stock respectively
Sawn-Off Double Barreled Shotgun
The Franchi SPAS-12 appears as a new gun added in the Crimefest update (10/26/2014) and is called the Predator 12G. It correctly fires in semi auto and holds 6 rounds in the default short tube, the "Extended Magazine" gives it the more standard length tube but it holds an incorrect 10 rounds instead of the correct 8. It can be bought regardless of level and is unlocked by being a member of the Payday 2 Steam group.
Beretta S3/CZ Redhead Deluxe Hybrid(*)
This Over and Under Shotgun was introduced with the Bonnie Character Update in March 13th appears to be a hybrid of the Beretta S3 O/U and CZ Redhead Deluxe O/U. Named the "Joceline O/U 12G" in-game.
Benelli M4 Super 90(**)
The Benelli M4 Super 90 appears as the "M1014" in-game, the US Military designation of the shotgun. First introduced in the Death Wish Update in the hands of some GenSec Elite SWATs, though with a fixed stock. A player-usable version was finally added in the Gage Shotgun Pack DLC. It holds 8 shells in the tube by default (as opposed to its real life counterpart's 7).
Benelli M4 Tactical
The Benelli M4 Tactical is used if the M1014 is equipped with the "Solid Stock"
Benelli M4 NFA
The Benelli M4 NFA is used when the M1014 is equipped with the "Short Barrel".
Benelli M4 NFA Tactical
The Benelli M4 NFA Tactical is used if the M1014 is equipped with the "Short Barrel" and "Solid Stock"
The Kel-Tec KSG, called the "Raven" in-game. As in most games, there is no tube switching or selection shown and the shotgun's magazine is treated as a single tube. Notably it is one of the most concealable shotguns in the game and has the highest capacity of any of them. Holds 14 shells and was added in the Gage Shotgun Pack DLC.
Sentinel Arms Striker-12(**)
The humble fixed-drum Striker-12 appears by the family's most prestigious name; the Street Sweeper. In Overkill's usual fashion, it's a mix of all of the different versions mooshed together in a highly educated, equal measure. Unlocked at level 33, it's very capable of terminating an entire room of FBI SWAT in one 12-shot sweep, but the low damage needs specialization help to cope with Maximum Response teams. It was the only secondary-class shotgun introduced by Gage's Shotgun Pack.
MPS AA-12 CQB(**)
Added with the release of The Butcher's BBQ Pack was an MPS AA-12 CQB as evident by its short barrel, known internally as the "Steakout 12G". Comes default with a 8-round box magazine and an entirely fictional semi/auto selective fire capability as all extant AA-12 models are capable of fully automatic fire only. Its in-game rate of fire of 300 matches that of the real weapon. Optional enhancements includes a 20-round drum, a long barrel, and custom integral suppressor. When any optics are mounted it gains a railed mount with a useless shell rack on the left side, replacing the whole rear sight.
The "Steakout 12G" becomes a regular AA-12 when fitted with the "Long Barrel" modification.
Along with the Goat Simulator DLC (where do they get these ideas?) a full-size Ithaca 37 was added, oddly as a secondary weapon. Called GSPS 12G in-game. It incorrectly holds 7 rounds in the standard 4-round tube magazine.
The "Gage Weapon Pack #02" downloadable content pack introduced three light machine guns to the players' arsenal. The "Gage Historical Pack" introduced the MG-42 and The "Crimefest 2015" introduced the Ksp 58. The weapons can only be hip-fired and are very inaccurate. The bipods cannot be unfolded without the Lion Bipod attachment, introduced during CrimeFest 2015, which greatly stabilizes the weapon but immobilizes the player and restricts their field of fire to a roughly ninety-degree arc.
While they are all categorized as LMG's in game, the MG42 and FN M240 are actually GPMG (General Purpose Machine Guns)
The RPK appears as the "RPK" and is immediately unlocked at the start, on reputation level 0. It incorrectly holds 100 rounds in a 75-round drum magazine. The weapon comes lightly modified with a pair of small Picatinny rails on each side on the front portion of the barrel, an elongated birdcage-style flash hider, and a Romanian AIMS rifle handguard featuring a vertical grip.
FN M249 Para(**)
The M249 Para appears as the "KSP" and is unlocked at reputation level 45. It has a 200-round detachable ammo drum. It is also the weapon of choice for the Skulldozer special enemy and the Commissar, the target of the Hotline Miami DLC heist.
FN M249-E2 SAW
The "Soild Stock" and "Long Barrel" attachments can make a M249 Para into a M249-E2 SAW.
FN Mk 46 Mod 0
The "Railed Foregrip" and "Soild Stock" attachments can make a M249 Para that resembles the Mk 46 Mod 0, though the M249 keeps its STANAG mag well.
Heckler & Koch HK21E(**)
Returning from the previous installment, the Heckler & Koch HK21E appears as the "Brenner 21" and is unlocked at reputation level 75. It has a 150-round detachable belt box magazine. It has a MP5-style rear-sight rather than the 21E's real rear sight. It has a front grip that's tilted to the left in order to making it easier to hold.
The MG 42 appears as the "Buzzsaw 42" and is unlocked for purchase by buying the Gage Historical Pack DLC. It incorrectly holds 150 rounds in a 50-round drum magazine and has the highest rate of fire of the LMGs.
Although it's called "Ksp 58" in-game, after the Swedish version of the FN MAG 58 and even has the distinctive Swedish green lacquer finish, it is actually modeled after the M240, denoted by the short flash-hider, carry handle design, sights, the railed feed tray cover of the B model, and the stock design (both the default wood stock and the plastic stock use the same model). It was added on day 5 of "Crimefest 2015" and along with it the ability to use a bipod with Machine Guns.
The 'Gage Sniper Pack' Downloadable Content introduced 3 new weapons to the players' arsenal. All 3 weapons (the Remington MSR, Blaser R93 LRS2, and Barrett M95) are slow firing but powerful bolt action sniper rifles, featuring 2 unique scopes and a .45 degree off-set iron sight attachment. All 3 are capable of firing through certain objects, such as thin walls or police riot shields. This also applies to the Mosin-Nagant and Winchester Model 1873, which were released later. Along with the Point Break heists update, the character Bodhi and a Winchester Model 70 was added for free to anyone who downloaded the update.
The Remington MSR appears as the "Rattlesnake" and is unlocked at reputation level 15. It is featured either with a default and non-standard wooden body or the optional and proper aluminium alloy body. It uses a 10 round magazine.
Blaser R93 LRS2
The Blaser R93 LRS2 Precision Sniper Rifle appears as the "R93" and is unlocked at reputation level 35. It is featured either with a default polymer or optional wooden body. It uses a 6-round magazine (one more than it holds real life).
The Barrett M95 appears as the "Thanatos" and is unlocked at reputation level 65. It uses a 5 round magazine. Notably, it was the strongest weapon in the entire game upon its release, and the second most powerful one so far, having an astounding damage stat of 2880, second only to the RPG-7 included with the OVERKILL Pack, which deals a solid 10000 damage per shot.
Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine
The Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine is seen as the "Mosin-Nagant" and is part of the Gage Historical Pack DLC. Unlike the first three sniper rifles of the game, it can use ironsights, a trait shared with the Winchester 1873 and Model 70.
Walther WA 2000
The Walther WA 2000 was added with the Gage Ninja Pack DLC. It's called "Lebensauger .308" in game, which can roughly be translated from German to "life-sucker". The actual WA 2000 is chambered in .300 Winchester or 7.5x55mm Swiss, so the .308 in the name wrongly suggest the weapon is chambered in .308. The magazine in game holds 10 rounds even though it's modeled after the standard 6-round magazine.
Winchester Model 1873
The Winchester Model 1873 appears in the game as the "Repeater 1874" and is part of the "Butchers Western Pack" DLC. Oddly enough, despite being chambered entirely for pistol-grade ammunition types, it is classified as a sniper rifle, and thus can penetrate thin walls and shields. Like the Mosin-Nagant it can use, and starts out with, iron sights. It can be modified with a long barrel, suppressed barrel, and a unique magnified scope. However, it can not be customized with modern modifications like lasers and sights besides the one unique to it.
Winchester Model 70
M79 Grenade Launcher
The M79 was added in the Gage Assault pack DLC (unlike the first game that had it by default) It's called GL40 in-game, same as the first Payday. It is possible to hurt or kill ones own team members with it so it pays to be careful when using it. Additionally, the grenades have no arming distance and can be shoot out of the air by gunfire from police. This can be especially dangerous as the grenade can be shot and detonated the split-second it's fired, leading to the user getting hurt.
All the grenade launchers deal the same damage, 340.
The front leaf sight on the M79 model acts as an in-built gadget, and pressing the enable gadget key (default "G"), allows the player to fire grenades at a much higher arc than usual.
Milkor MGL Mk 1L
The Butcher's BBQ Pack added a Milkor MGL Mk 1L to the game, called Piglet in-game. Unlike the other grenade launchers, the Mk 1 can be modified with sights, gadgets and more then one different stock.
The RPG-7 was added in the Overkill Pack. It has the highest damage of any weapon in the game at an astounding 10000, but the player can only carry 4 rockets in total and ammo pickups are disabled, meaning more rockets can only be obtained from ammo bags. The weapon can easily incapacitate the user and their whole team if fired recklessly and rockets can be detonated mid-flight if it's hit by enemy fire, something that happens a lot on more intense heists.
China Lake Launcher
The China Lake Launcher, known as the "China Puff" in game, was added in the Wolf Pack (the pack is free for anyone who bought the DLC back in the first Payday). Like the RPG, it's a secondary weapon.
C4 can only be used with the right Technician skills. By default, it is used as tripmines, which can be used to set traps for enemies. The tripmines themselves are unlocked simply by starting to learn Technician skills. The later Shaped Charge skill allows players with it to use their explosives to instead blow up doors and safe doors, potentially saving a lot of time for them and their team. Certain skills also allow them to be toggled into 'Sensor Mode' in which they will not explode, but will mark enemies that pass by. This can be useful in stealth runs. Some C4 packs are also used for certain objectives, and can be used by any player when picked up.
M18 Smoke Grenade
The M18 smoke grenade is used by law enforcers at times. The Commissar in Hotline Miami also uses one when fought. The same model is also used for the flash bangs that law enforcers love to use all too frequently.
M67 Hand Grenade
The M67 hand grenade is only usable by players with the first Gage Weapon Pack DLC, unless they buy the Grenade Case for their team during a heist. Grenades have a fairly wide blast radius that can go through walls, and they will stun enemies that aren't killed outright. Players can carry up to three and should be careful, as they can easily cause civilian kills or friendly fire if handled improperly. Notably, it's possible for enemies to shoot the grenades in mid-air, causing immediate detonation. All grenades are shown with the red Overkill bomb logo painted on the side.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The Model 24 Stielhandgranate was added to the game in the Gage Historical Pack, and is referred to in game as the "Potato Masher". Unlike the M67, it is not used as a thrown explosive, but rather as a melee weapon, similar to the Demoman from Team Fortress 2.
Hand Held M134 Minigun
A Hand Held M134 Minigun was added in the Overkill Pack DLC, and has the highest rate-of-fire of any weapon. It holds a total of 750 rounds, and has to be refilled via ammo bag deployables. Like LMGs, having the weapon equipped results in a movement speed penalty. As usual in video games and films, the weapon appears to have no power source.
The Heckler & Koch MP5K appears as part of the Technician's Sentry Gun deployable, seen inside a case. As in the first game, the Sentry Gun can be destroyed by enemies and will shut down when its ammunition supply is exhausted. Aside from the Sentry, the MP5K can be used by modifying the MP5, as seen above.
A Browning M2HB machine gun is the main armament of the SWAT van turret weapons system. It is incorrectly depicted firing at almost twice its actual rate of fire at exactly 1000rpm, 600rpm is the max fire rate of a real Browning M2, and (thankfully for gameplay purposes) it does pitifully low damage for a .50 cal machine gun. It does however shred armor very quickly on higher difficulties.
Heckler & Koch HK416D
In the opening live-action title sequence, Chains wields an airsoft Heckler & Koch HK416D rifle.