Payday 2 came out in 2013, but players just reveal what seems to be the secret ending after weeks of crushing esoteric clues in a culmination of a challenge like started even before the game was officially released and could finally be completed thanks to a new update to the game.
To solve things, players fake fake CNN reports and build old history. The journey to unlock the game's secret end show Payday 2 was about more than just robbery banks and although it was only made possible after the game's last update, the involved tasks solved the necessary players to collect their collective knowledge
From here it is impossible to talk about the discovery without entering spoilers, so be aware of yourself.
As reported by Rock, Paper, Shotgun the whole thing has been an extremely complicated affair. Community Member GeneralMcBadass uploaded the game's secret end of the weekend, followed by a explainer video yesterday as detailed how players can activate it. While the video is only about 14 minutes long, it is packed with enough small details and moving parts to make the most mysterious game-secret hunter's spin.
In short, there is a wall in the new White House heist mission that players can blow up if certain conditions are met. Doing so leads to an underground passage where they are attacked by waves of demons while trying to open a vault door. From there, they get access to a large underground hole with a gigantic mysterious object in the center that can only be activated by placing gold bars on the floor in certain places where the screen turns white and a live action ending takes place. It will require a master's degree in Payday 2 -ology to adequately explain the import of all that is in the end and written epilogue. To sum up, the main characters Dallas, Wolf, Chains and Houston manage to draw the most amazing heist in human history. They not only steal Presidential Pardons, according to the game's latest new quest, but the country, metaphorically, using the magic object that is hidden, National Treasure style under the White House. That object allows a sick and dying Bain, the crew's mission manager, to swap bodies with the president (as in the live-action end played by John de Lancie, best known as Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation ).
More wild than it is even if players had to go through to get the "true" end and how long they had been working on it. Everything started technically with Guide of Bain, a PDF file that was released with the Career Criminal edition of the game. That file introduced potential players to game characters and gameplay basics. At the same time it doubled as a fictional work that drew people into a deeper narrative web that was woven by the game's creators, referring to a special artifact and clues about the location where it changed hands through history. It played like an alternative real-life game, or ARG.
Over the past few weeks this ARG went into overdrive as the studio behind Payday 2 Overkill Software, began to form mysterious YouTube videos and new content from the story, including last week's update that added to the White House heist. Combining through all the game's released lifts, cartoons, fake FBI sites, society could gather what it takes to access the artifact.
This included the key to decipher runes on a device collected by random collectibles scattered across different missions. The resulting messages were unique to each player and identified which 20 of the game's 50 Steam Achievements they must have completed to blow up the secret wall of the White House where the secret ending is hidden. If all four players in the lifting order do not have the required Steam performance, nothing will happen. You can try to pack your mind around it by reading Payday 2 s wikipage dedicated to ARG.