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Unlock Level 20
Inventory Slot Melee
Melee Type Blunt • Blunt
Damage 30 45 60 75 90
Knockdown 150 180 210 240 270
Charge Time 0s 0.75s 1.5s 2.25s 3s
Range 2.5 meters
Concealment 30
Internal name happy

The Hackaton is a melee weapon available in PAYDAY 2. Previously a timed exclusive for Nintendo Switch versions of PAYDAY 2, it was added alongside its owner on Day 1 of operation ICEBREAKER on August 13th, 2018. It is available to all players at reputation 20.


The Hackaton is a compact, collapsible baton that is similar to the Telescopic Baton. In comparison, it has noticeably increased attack speed in exchange for taking slightly longer to put away.


  • Players deal more damage per second with this weapon by attacking as quickly as possible, rather than fully charging attacks.
  • 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.


  • It is based on the ASP 21-inch expandable baton. The "click" sound of the baton extending can be heard when charging or performing a simple melee attack, though charging the attack also plays the sound of the weapon collapsing back in.
  • Turning FOV to maximum reveals that the baton clips through the heister's clenched fist.
  • The Hackaton is possibly a reference to the signature melee weapon of Aiden Pearce, the protagonist of Watch_Dogs. Like Joy, Aiden is also a hacker who uses a baton as a melee weapon.


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