Starbreeze Studios has had no lack of trouble trying to bring Payday 3 to the level that players expect out of the game since launch, and it looks like it’s not getting easier thanks to a critical backend issue that could affect player saves and progression. In a recent developer update, Starbreeze addressed the lack of updates, claiming that this critical issue has stalled updates. The team is looking to fix the issue without doing harm to player progression, but is still working on a fix at the moment.
Starbreeze Studios shared details of the issue affecting Payday 3 and planned updates in a recent developer video posted on the Payday YouTube.
There, Payday 3 producer Andreas Häll-Penninger addressed the matter in full:
Payday 3’s first major update has faced two delays at this point, and it seems more than likely we’re looking at another setback until the issue mentioned is fixed. This has come on top of compounded frustration in the community due to Payday 3 being always online and the multitude of bugs affecting the game.
Starbreeze Studios has continually promised that Payday 3 is on its way to much-requested fixes, but time is ticking. It will remain to be seen if their fixes will pay off and bring Payday fans back, but stay tuned as we await further updates on the game.
TJ Denzer posted a new article, Payday 3 updates have been stalled by a 'backend' issue that could affect progression
Rough launch. Hope they figure it out.
I thought they fixed that issue and it is was the reason the first patch was delayed so much, and not that it was still an issue. They've said yesterday this month we're supposed to be getting
Two Legacy Heists (Cook Off and Turbid Station)
The Transporter skill line
Brand new first person interaction animations
Weapon inspect animations
Added Infamy Points to heist payouts
The "Under Wraps" mask
The "Compact7 Lycan" preset weapon
New music by composer Gustavo Coutinho
200+ bug fixes and many balancing and quality of life improvements