Great Sword

Great Sword

Great Sword FBI Files

Unlock Level 46
Inventory Slot Melee
Melee Type Sword • Sharp
Damage 70 165 260 355 450
Knockdown 70 165 260 355 450
Charge Time 0s 1s 2s 3s 4s
Range 2.75 meters
Concealment 27
Internal name great
The sword made famous by William Wallace. Six feet of razor-sharp steel, it was carried in a scabbard made from the skin of a tax-man. How's that for sticking it to the authorities?

The Great Sword is a melee weapon available in PAYDAY 2, added as part of the Gage Chivalry Pack.


It is a large two-handed greatsword. Its stats are similar to the Shinsakuto Katana, though this weapon is set apart by its significantly slower attack speed and decreased DPS.


  • Players deal more damage per second with this weapon by charging attacks fully, rather than attacking as quickly as possible.
  • If a player wishes for more damage, it is recommended that they get Berserker, Pumping Iron and Bloodthirst Aced from the Brawler skill tree.
  • If a player wishes for more knockdown, use Martial Arts Aced.
  • With Low Blow the Greatsword can easily dispatch bulldozers with a fully charged strike to the head.


Heisters of the Round Table Heisters of the Round Table
Complete any heist on the OVERKILL difficulty or above with 4 players using only Gage Chivalry Pack masks, primary weapons, melee weapons and Ballistic Vests or heavier armors. Unlocks the "Agatha Knight Veteran" mask, "Blooded" material and "Agatha" pattern.
Their Armor Is Thick and Their Shields Broad Their Armor Is Thick and Their Shields Broad
Kill 10 shields with a Gage Chivalry Pack melee weapon in a single heist. Unlocks the "Agatha Vanguard Veteran" mask, "Chain Armor" material and "Medieval" pattern.
Black Knight Black Knight
Kill a black Bulldozer with the Great Sword melee weapon. Unlocks the "Mason Vanguard Veteran" mask, "Forged" material and "Checkered Out" pattern.


  • The in-game description references William Wallace, who was a famous Scottish knight and revolutionary during the history of medieval Europe. Wallace's most iconic weapon was a straight sword of average length rather than a greatsword, a weapon which he wouldn't have been able to use at all since he was executed in 1305 and the sword type only coming into widespread circulation around the early 16th century.
    • Despite being named after the great swords of the Middle Ages, the in-game weapon is actually an early Zweihänder, or "two-hander" sword as evident by its described length of six feet and lack of specialized parrying hooks, or Parierhaken. The zweihänder was more associated historically with the German Landsknecht than with William Wallace.
    • It is, however, a spot-on replica of the blade wielded by Wallace in the 1995 film Braveheart, the plot and setting of which were riddled with poor background research and historical inaccuracies and should not be taken as actual fact.


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