Payday 3 Countdown – Release Time & Date

We've got a countdown ticking down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the official release of Payday 3 on PC and console!!
Characters in Payday 3 wearing masks and shooting guns
Image: Starbreeze Studios

Payday 3 is an upcoming co-op shooting title where you’re part of the legendary Payday Gang, infamous for their unmatched heist expertise and the sleepless nights they’ve caused law enforcement. Essentially, you’re a criminal but one of the best!

Now the big question is when is the release time for Payday 3, and when is the release date? Use our Payday 3 countdown to find out everything you need to know about launch details and more! If you’re wondering when the next big gaming release, event, or reset will happen, then head to our Game Countdowns page to stay in the loop!

Payday 3 Release Time Countdown and Date

If you haven’t purchased Payday 3 Silver or Gold Edition, you’ll have to wait until September 21st, 3 PM UTC, to play it. This has been confirmed by the official PAYDAYGame Twitter/X account. So, are you ready to become part of the Payday gang and go in all guns blazing? Or are you going to become actual professionals and pull off heists without a hitch? Either way, when the Payday 3 countdown time reaches zero, you’ll be able to play Payday 3 no matter where you live in the world!

Payday 3 Countdown

Payday 3 is now available!

Payday 3 Time Zone Release Time for Each Region

Time zones can be awkward at times, but we’ve got your back if you’re eager to know the exact release time Payday 3 launches on Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation in your region. Below is a list of time zones converted to when Payday 3 will be available in your regional time zone:

  • Los Angeles, USA (PDT) – September 21st, 2023, 8 AM
  • Phoenix, USA (MST) – September 21st, 2023, 8 AM
  • Denver, USA (MDT) – September 21st, 2023, 9 AM
  • New York, USA (EDT) – September 21st, 2023, 11 AM
  • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (BRT) – September 21st, 2023, 12 PM (Noon)
  • UK, London (BST) – September 21st, 2023, 4 PM
  • Berlin, Germany (CEST) – September 21st, 2023, 5 PM
  • Cape Town, South Africa (SAST) – September 21st, 2023, 5 PM
  • Dubai, UAE (GST) – September 21st, 2023, 7 PM
  • New Delhi, India (IST) – September 21st, 2023, 8:30 PM
  • Beijing, China (CST) – September 21st, 2023, 11 PM
  • Tokyo, Japan (JST) – September 21st, 2023, 12 AM (Midnight)
  • Sydney, Australia (AEST) – September 22nd, 2023, 1 AM
  • Auckland, New Zealand (NZST) – September 22nd, 2023, 3 AM

What is Payday 3?

Payday 3 is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the iconic co-op shooter series. Players have always thrived on the adrenaline of meticulously orchestrating and pulling off the perfect heist, cementing PAYDAY as the pinnacle of co-op FPS gaming.

Now, step back into the criminal limelight with the Payday Gang, a team that’s both admired and feared. Years after their notorious escapades in Washington DC, the crew reunites, drawn back by a looming threat they can’t ignore.

Payday 3 character aims a silences pistol into lasers
Image: Starbreeze Studios

The illustrious Payday Crew, both a thorn in the side of law enforcement and a legend in the underworld, is gearing up again. Forced out of their brief respite by emerging dangers, they’re migrating from DC to the bustling streets of New York City. This change of scenery promises new adversities, but also new lucrative opportunities for those with the wit to seize them.

Indulge in Payday 3 ‘s wealth of riches, from glittering jewels to cold hard cash. Your arsenal isn’t limited to material treasures; amass an impressive array of weapons, cosmetics, and achievements.

But remember, victory isn’t handed on a silver platter. Meticulous strategy and skill development are key to ensuring you walk away with the biggest haul. As you gain experience, refine your skills, and master your weaponry, you’ll be equipped to overcome even the most formidable challenges.

In Payday 3, you dictate the terms. Choose stealth or an all-out assault, decide the fate of your hostages, and select whether to fly solo or collaborate with allies. Your decisions will shape your unique gaming experience.

Nothing beats the camaraderie of executing a heist with trusted allies. PAYDAY 3 shines brightest when played with cherished friends, be they lifelong pals or newfound comrades.

The essence of the Payday series lies in the strength of bonds forged in the heat of the moment. This sentiment is echoed not only in the narrative of our characters but also in the vibrant community that surrounds the game

Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter

Mark Carpenter is the Managing Editor at Try Hard Guides, and main guide writer. With over five years of experience in games media, including almost three years as an Assigning Editor for Pro Game Guides, and before that a Staff Writer. His writing and game guide work has also been featured on platforms such as Metro UK and Game Rant, along with other smaller publications. He has been a devoted gamer since the days of Amiga, with a journey spanning roughly 31 years. Mark's future goals are to grow the Try Hard Guides network as much as possible while helping gamers everywhere with gaming guide content. When not immersed in gaming, Mark enjoys delving into the worlds of D&D (Dungeons & Dragons), strumming his guitar, and indulging in a good read. His heart belongs to RPGs, the Final Fantasy series, and The Legend of Zelda. Moreover, he has a keen affection for dogs.


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  1. Wally

    Why has payday 3 not come out yet in 16Hours is not a full 3 days early that’s not right

    1. Shaun Savage (Admin)

      Countdown was slightly off, it has now been fixed.