Overkill 145+ is the most challenging difficulty in PAYDAY: The Heist, surpassing the previous top difficulty (Overkill). It was introduced in Patch 6, and was made available on all heists to players who reach reputation level 145 (along with the Presidential masks).
Overkill 145+ differs greatly from all other difficulty levels:
- Enemies, especially special units, spawn in greater numbers, with improved aim and increased damage output.
- The penalty for being downed is significantly higher; instead of recovering 75%, 50% and 25% of their total health from the first, second and third downs respectively (without healing), the player will always recover only 20%.
- If not under the effects of the More Blood to Bleed crew bonus, then a crewmate who goes down for a third time (without healing) will be in custody if they are not being helped up within just one second. If under the effects of the crew bonus, then this will occur on the fourth down.
- New features, most of which increase the difficulty of the heists, were added. Examples:
- Law enforcers can climb out of the vents near the vault on First World Bank.
- Four Bulldozers are in the vault of First World Bank.
- Room 145 of Panic Room is accessible; see "Are there more than two?" for details.
- Bulldozers can use zip lines to surprise players on the tower of Green Bridge. The chances of being ambushed by special units near the escape point is also significantly higher.
- Significantly more security guards at the beginning of Diamond Heist.
- Several Bulldozers are stationed near the extraction point of Slaughterhouse.
For each heist, there is a corresponding achievement for successfully completing the entire heist on Overkill 145+ difficulty. Each achievement comes with a large monetary reward. If all six of the 145+ achievements for the original six heists (First World Bank to Slaughterhouse) are completed, then the player will also unlock the "You are GOLDEN!" achievement, which also comes with a large monetary reward in addition to the Golden masks.
| Four more years|
Reach level 145. This gives you the presidential masks for further campaigning.
| Bank on me|
Beat FIRST WORLD BANK on OVERKILL 145+ difficulty. To complete this challenge, you will have to have played the heist from the start.
| Hills Street Blues|
Beat HEAT STREET on OVERKILL 145+ difficulty. To complete this challenge, you will have to have played the heist from the start.
| Brush with death|
Beat PANIC ROOM on OVERKILL 145+ difficulty. To complete this challenge, you will have to have played the heist from the start.
| Beat the shield|
Beat GREEN BRIDGE on OVERKILL 145+ difficulty. To complete this challenge, you will have to have played the heist from the start.
| Bad code|
Beat DIAMOND HEIST on OVERKILL 145+ difficulty. To complete this challenge, you will have to have played the heist from the start.
| Lots of pigs, but no pigs|
Beat SLAUGHTERHOUSE on OVERKILL 145+ difficulty. To complete this challenge, you will have to have played the heist from the start.
| You are GOLDEN! OVERKILL salutes you!|
Beat all heists on OVERKILL 145+ difficulty and show them all you are on top! Completing this will make you golden!
| Under Pressure|
Complete COUNTERFEIT on OVERKILL 145+ difficulty.
| In for a Dime, In for a Dollar|
Complete UNDERCOVER on OVERKILL 145+ difficulty.
|Heists|| Release: First World Bank • Heat Street • Panic Room • Green Bridge • Diamond Heist • Slaughterhouse|
DLC: Counterfeit • Undercover • No Mercy
|Weapons|| Primary: AMCAR-4 • Reinbeck • M308 • Brenner 21 • AK|
Secondary: Mark 11 • Locomotive 12G • Compact-5 • GL40
Pistols: B9-S • Crosskill .45 • Bronco .44 • STRYK
|Deployables||Ammo bag • Doctor bag • Trip mine • Sentry gun|
|Enemies|| Regular: Security guard • Cop • FBI • Gangster • Blue SWAT • Heavy SWAT • Murkywater|
Special: Bulldozer • Cloaker • Shield • Sniper • Taser
|Characters||Dallas • Hoxton • Wolf • Chains • Bain • Minor characters|
|Gameplay||Assault Waves • Civilians • Crew AI • Drills • Environmental hazards • Police Custody • Reputation • Risk Level (Overkill 145+) • Shout • Stealth • Upgrades|
|Miscellaneous||Achievements • Challenges • Companies (GenSec • Murkywater) • DLC • FBI • Gangs & Mafias • Graphic options • Masks • Overkill Software • Steam Trading Cards • Timeline • Update history|