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This article is about the wearable face masks featured in PAYDAY: The Heist. For the list of masks in PAYDAY 2, see Masks (Payday 2).

A mask is a cosmetic piece of equipment worn by each of the four protagonists. Various masks can be selected in the lobby, and most masks are different for each character.

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Chains Clowns Chains menu.jpg Alienware Chains menu.jpg Beeef Chains menu.jpg Presidential Chains menu.jpg Golden Chains menu.jpg Infected Chains menu.jpg Troll Chains menu.jpg Secret Chains menu.png Halloween Chains menu.png Soundtrack Chains menu.png Vyse Chains menu.png
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The default masks.


Part of a promotion between Alienware and PAYDAY. Users of an Alienware computer must be running AlienFX for the masks to appear in the pre-lobby selection.[1]

Players without an Alienware computer can still access these masks by creating an empty file called lightfx.dll in the root folder of the game and checking the Alienware LightFX box in the advanced video settings.


Added in Patch 3 and available to all players. They appear to be references to various games; Dallas' mask a reference to Homefront or Army of Two, Hoxton's mask a reference to the Battlefield games, Wolf's mask a reference to Metro 2033, and Chains' mask a reference to Jurassic Park: The Game.


Added in Patch 6, they are unlocked by reaching level 145. Each mask is a depiction of various presidents of the United States; featured are Dallas as Richard Nixon (The 37th), Hoxton as George W. Bush (The 43rd), Wolf as Bill Clinton (The 42nd), and Chains as Barack Obama (The 44th). These masks may be a reference to the movie "Point Break" which features bank robbers dressed up as presidents with similar masks.

Gold Masks[]

Added in Patch 6, they are unlocked by completing all six original heists (First World Bank to Slaughterhouse) on the Overkill 145+ difficulty.


Added with the release of the No Mercy heist, and available to players who own Left 4 Dead or Left 4 Dead 2. Featured are some Special Infected from Left 4 Dead: Dallas as the Hunter, Hoxton as the Boomer, Wolf as the Smoker, and Chains as the Tank.


Dallas' current Troll mask.

Part of a community event on the PAYDAY forums organized on August 2, 2012. Overkill developers asked people to spray the release date of the Wolf Pack DLC on the internet in a "troll way." People who successfully participated were inducted into the Payday Troll Steam group and obtained the masks. There is no other way to get the Troll masks without hacking.

The four Troll masks are a reference to internet memes; Dallas' mask is a reference to the Trollface meme, Hoxton's mask is a reference to the Me Gusta meme, Wolf's mask is a reference to the LOL meme, and Chains' mask is a reference to the Forever Alone meme.



A set of hidden masks released with the Wolf Pack DLC for the PC. Each mask references a certain clue from the ARG puzzle that, once solved, leads players to a door within the First World Bank. In the secret's original incarnation, after positive evaluation of the puzzle solution evidence, Overkill invited the players to the Steam group Payday: The Secret, which, along with having the OVERDRILL achievement, unlocked the masks. The Secret masks can still be obtained by recording your Overdrill on Overkill 145+ difficulty, and sending it to group's admins; with accordance to the rules listed in the group's discussion page.


Added in Patch 18 and are available to all PC players. Featured are Dallas as Frankenstein's monster, Hoxton as a jack o'lantern, Wolf as a demon, and Chains as a skull.


Added in Patch 18 and awarded to all players who purchase the PAYDAY: The Heist Soundtrack through Steam. The masks are Venetian-styled with each character getting their own unique design.


Added in Patch 18 and are unlocked by being a member of PAYDAY: The Vyse to reward players who contributed to his Charity Live Stream. The group was opened for all to join and obtain the Vyse's masks for free when the game celebrated its three year anniversary of being released on the Playstation Network in North America.

Each mask is a reference to some of the challenges Vyse did during the live stream; Dallas' mask being a reference to the Source of PAYDAY challenge, Hoxton's mask being a reference to the Three Stooges challenge, Wolf's mask being a reference to the Bear Grylls challenge, and Chains' mask to the Child Play Charity where the proceeds went to.


  • Due to how the group checks are implemented, these masks may not show up even if you're a member of the aforementioned Steam group.

End of the World[]

Added in Patch 21, this mask is based on Mayan culture and the 2012 phenomenon. It is available to all players.


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Added in Patch 3, it is unlocked along with the Last Christmas achievement by finding one of the hidden Christmas presents in multiplayer. For a list of locations, see Last Christmas. The mask is available for all characters.


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Unlocked by being a member of the Payday: Moderator Crew/Supporters group on Steam.


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Unlocked only for employees of Overkill Software.