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Shacklethorne Auction

Shacklethorne Auction

Job sah df

Heist Info
Contractor Locke
Contract Days 1
Loud / Stealth ✔ / ✔
Stealth bonus 10%
Loot Artifact
Black Tablet
Experience Stealth:
1,000 (completion)
+4,000 (seen vault)
+6,000 (entered vault code)
+4,000 (retrieved tablet)
4,000 (completion)
+6,000 (seen vault)
+10,000 (entered vault code)
+6,000 (retrieved tablet)
Internal name sah
Shacklethorne Auction is a PAYDAY 2 heist released on August 15th, 2018, the third day of the ICEBREAKER event.

In the heist, the Payday Gang receives a tip from The Elephant about an auction that is being held, which contains an artifact the crew needs to assemble a device.



  1. Enter the auction house
  2. Disable the security boxes (0/2)
  3. Go to the vault
  4. Place device on the keypad
  5. Access the auctioneer's office
    • Turn off the power, take auctioneer's keycard, and turn the power back on (Stealth)
    • Drill the office door / Use keycard (Loud)
  6. Hack the laptop
  7. Enter the code
  8. Wait for the time lock (Loud only)
  9. Collect the tool (if not already acquired)
  10. Use blowtorch on the panel
  11. Grab the tablet
  12. Wait for the helicopter (Loud only)
  13. Secure the item
  14. Escape or secure more loot



Asset-bodybags bag
Body Bags
Price: $7,000 (Normal)
$10,500 (Hard)
$14,000 (Very Hard)
$21,000 (Overkill)
$35,000 (Mayhem)
$49,000 (Death Wish)
$63,000 (Death Sentence)
Requires the Aced Sixth Sense skill to unlock
Nade asset full
Grenade Case
Price: $3,000 (Normal)
$4,500 (Hard)
$6,000 (Very Hard)
$9,000 (Overkill)
$15,000 (Mayhem)
$21,000 (Death Wish)
$27,000 (Death Sentence)
Requires Gage Weapon Pack #01 DLC
Ammo Bag
Price: $4,000 (Normal)
$6,000 (Hard)
$8,000 (Very Hard)
$12,000 (Overkill)
$20,000 (Mayhem)
$28,000 (Death Wish)
$36,000 (Death Sentence)

Doctor Bag
Price: $6,000 (Normal)
$9,000 (Hard)
$12,000 (Very Hard)
$18,000 (Overkill)
$30,000 (Mayhem)
$42,000 (Death Wish)
$54,000 (Death Sentence)

Asset cutting tool
Glass Cutter
Price: $18,000 (Normal)
$27,000 (Hard)
$36,000 (Very Hard)
$54,000 (Overkill)
$90,000 (Mayhem)
$126,000 (Death Wish)
$162,000 (Death Sentence)

Asset shacklethorne ladder
Price: $6,000 (Normal)
$9,000 (Hard)
$12,000 (Very Hard)
$18,000 (Overkill)
$30,000 (Mayhem)
$42,000 (Death Wish)
$54,000 (Death Sentence)


Risk Level

Asset gage assignment
Gage Courier Packages


The players start outside the mansion. Either enter by disabling the power to the metal detectors in the entrance or using the ladder asset.

Once inside, the crew needs to find and hack two security boxes to access the storage area and reach the vault. The vault has a keypad with a code that changes every ten minutes, so the players first hack the keypad to stop it from changing (even though generally speaking, it's very unlikely for any players to take that long a time to get the code from the computer and enter it, or even finish the heist in it's entirety).

Next, the players need to enter the auctioneer's office to get the code. In stealth, they turn off the power to lure the auctioneer away from the crowd of civilians and grab his office keycard, while in loud they simply drill the door or use the keycard if they tied or killed the auctioneer before he fled the scene. They then hack the computer to display the digits of the code.

The objective of the heist, the mysterious tablet, is locked behind a strong glass panel. To remove it, they must acquire a blowtorch from one of the closets in the mansion and use it on the four corners of the panel. With the tablet bagged, the crew must either go back to the limo in stealth, or wait to be extracted by Bile in loud.


  • The heist favors one player masking up and disabling the power to the metal detectors, and the rest walking in unmasked.
  • The ladder asset is almost essential for a successful stealth run, especially in solo, but can be overlooked if the crew decides to go loud. Similarly, the glass cutter is required only for securing all loot in stealth, and can be ignored entirely if going loud or if additional loot is not desired.
  • The security room is always on the ground floor. After it is opened, there is a chance that a patrolling guard may walk inside.
  • You can use the zipline to remove body bags off the map.


  • 40% chance for SWAT Turret to spawn on Very Hard & Overkill, 50% on Mayhem and Death Wish and 100% on Death Sentence.

Mayhem+ ChangesEdit

  • All cameras are Titan cameras.


The FBI FilesEdit

The Boston PD has sent us a report about an incident apparently involving the Payday crew during an unlisted auction of recently discovered antiques from the Shacklethorne Expedition shipwreck. It is not clear how this event is connected to the other incidents surrounding the Clowns at this time.

Notes: Even if they were of substantial value, the monetary gain in comparison to the difficulty of fencing the objects would not make sense. If they needed money, they would be looking for a juicier target.


Gage Courier PackagesEdit

Achievements & TrophiesEdit

Trip to the Coast Trip to the Coast
Complete the Shacklethorne job on the Normal difficulty or above.
Stomped on a Spider Stomped on a Spider
Complete the Shacklethorne job on the Hard difficulty or above.
Shipwreck Survivor Shipwreck Survivor
Complete the Shacklethorne job on the Very Hard difficulty or above.
Salem's Lot Salem's Lot
Complete the Shacklethorne job on the OVERKILL difficulty or above.
Hey, you guys! Hey, you guys!
Complete the Shacklethorne job on the Mayhem difficulty or above.
Even Death May Die Even Death May Die
Complete the Shacklethorne job on the Death Wish difficulty or above.
Never Say Die Never Say Die
Complete the Shacklethorne job on the Death Sentence difficulty.
Going once... Going once...
Complete the Shacklethorne job on the Death Sentence difficulty with the One Down mechanic activated.
The Auction Cry The Auction Cry
Complete the Shacklethorne job in Stealth within 5 minutes on the OVERKILL difficulty or above.
Press F to Pay Respects Press [F] to Pay Respects
Press [F] to pay respects.
Heavy Metal Heavy Metal
In the Shacklethorne heist, use the metal detectors to find a civilian that is carring(sic) something heavy. Unlocks the Monkey Wrench weapon.

The following were added on July 30, 2018. They got removed on August 15, 2018.

Achievement locked A naturally
A naturally
Achievement locked crystalline
Achievement locked inorganic
Achievement locked solid
Achievement locked with an
with an
Achievement locked ordered
Achievement locked structure,
Achievement locked it fits
it fits
Achievement locked the properties
the properties
Achievement locked of a mineral.
of a mineral.

Press F to Pay Respects Press [F] to Pay Respects
Press [F] to pay respects.

In one of the auction rooms in the heist, there is a display case containing Lindenhurst's mummified corpse. Either open it with the glass cutter or by smashing it open, then interact with the corpse to obtain the achievement.

Heavy Metal Heavy Metal
In the Shacklethorne heist, use the metal detectors to find a civilian that is carring(sic) something heavy. Unlocks the Monkey Wrench weapon.

There is a blue-outfitted civilian in the storage area that must be tied down and escorted to go through the metal detectors at the estate entrance. The metal detectors must be on, meaning they haven't been disabled manually and the alarm hasn't gone off. The metal detectors can be maneuvered around by jumping on and off the tables next to them.

The amount of cameras in the estate require either killing the camera operator or liberal usage of ECM Jammers/Pocket ECMs.

It is recommended to attempt this on the Normal difficulty, as there will only be the camera operator, the guards patrolling the upper floor, the guard watching the metal detectors, one guard patrolling the ground floor (who can be easily avoided), and one guard looking out into the courtyard (who will likely not notice the civilian).

  • The teasers describe the physical properties of ice.
  • Even Death May Die is an excerpt of the quote "That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die." from the Necronomicon.
  • Press [F] to Pay Respects is a reference to the now-memetic action prompt in the 2014 video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, in which the player character (and by extension the player) is forced to perform such action at a funeral in order to proceed.


  • The title of this heist, as well as the mansion and late Arctic expeditionary it was named after are possible references to the ill-fated 20th century Irish polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.
  • The Shacklethorne Estate is based on several different mansions situated in Newport, Rhode Island, taking design elements from Ochre Court, The Breakers, The Elms, and Rosecliff.
  • Like Henry's Rock, Duke narrates the CRIME.NET heist briefing, discusses the location with Locke in the heist intro, and has its soundtrack composed by Gustavo Coutinho.
  • Duke may comment he feels like he is "heisting an H. P. Lovecraft novel" in one of the heist intros, likely referring to the Lovecraft short story "The Terrible Old Man", wherein three robbers try to take the treasure of an old house. In another intro, he remarks "If the guests smell of fish, I suggest getting the hell out of here," referring to the Lovecraft novella The Shadow over Innsmouth, wherein a race of fish-like humanoids known as the Deep Ones force a town of humans to sacrifice themselves to them and breed with them. Finally, the achievement "Even Death May Die", is a paraphrasing of "That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die.", an in-universe quote from "The Call of Cthulhu".
    • Upon entering the building, Locke may comment on the possibility of rats in the walls. This is a reference to the Lovecraft short story "The Rats in the Walls".
  • In the heist, the heister's normal outfits are replaced with tuxedos. Most of the heisters wear all-black tuxedos, while Dallas, Clover, Bonnie, Jiro, and Sydney wear black-and-white tuxedos.
  • This is the first heist contracted by Locke that can be completed in either loud or stealth.
  • The Icebreaker website claims that the "Astrolabe" artifact is the centerpiece of the auction, while in the actual heist the item is tiny and stored in a display case about a third the size of the others.
  • The song played on the piano in the auction hall is Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy.



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