At Gamescom 2023, Payday 3 won two awards for “Best PC Game” and “Most Addictive Game”. Almir Listo, brand director of Starbreeze, commented:
Less than a month away from launch, these awards are a huge milestone for Starbreeze. We’ve worked hard to make Payday 3 the best possible sequel ever. Winning two Gamescom awards is a testament to what our team and our partner Deep Silver have achieved. We look forward to when the whole world can play it.
At Gamescom 2023, a mission was made available for players to team up into a cooperative group of 4 to infiltrate a heavily guarded container warehouse. As in the rest of the game, there are two ways to get into the warehouse: sneak in while avoiding the guards, cameras and workers using a stealth approach, or go outside with weapons at the ready, which can end in an explosive firefight with the police and special forces, who called for helicopter support .