Payday 2: Secret Ending Guide
So you want to complete the Payday 2 secret ending? Easier said than done.
The ending has a multitude of requirements that are all very difficult in their own ways, but they can be done. I'll go over them here in this guide so you can get the secret ending, too.
Part One: The Trophies/Safe House
In order to do any of this, you are going to need to unlock a couple of safe house trophies:
- The Three Coffers: These can be obtained by completing the heists Breakin' Feds, Henry's Rock, and the Golden Grin Casino.
- The Obsidian Plate: This can be obtained by completing the Shacklethorne Auction Heist
- The Medallion: This can be earned by completing the Brooklyn Bank heist
The next thing on the agenda is completing the puzzle.
On the top floor of your safe house, in the far left, there will be a table. Here, pick up the medallion.
Walk forward into the open area with the table that has all three coffers and the plate on it. Hold the interaction button to assemble the device, then insert the medallion and it will make the device start spinning.
Turn around and walk into Scarface's room (it must be fully upgraded) and bring a pistol or AR, no shotguns will work. Then shoot the piano in this order:
If you did it right, your game will save and you can go back to the table to find the device no longer spinning, but completely still.
Now there is an option to interact with it. Pay attention, because there are twenty combinations you need to screenshot.
Every time you interact with the plate, the text in a weird language will change. There are over 50 possible riddles and every player has a different combination of 20 to complete, and you need to translate all of them. Here is the translation key:
Each riddle translates to an achievement. There are guides online to answers or you can solve yourself, but it's just a lot to go over here.. After you complete all the achievements on your personal list, you can start the secret.
Part 2: The Secret Ending
Load up the White House Heist on Overkill with either 3 friends who have the requirements done or alone with AI. I recommend getting some friends together.
Bring Ammo Bags, as you're going to be killing hundreds of cloakers that do not drop ammo. Do not bring FAKs/Doc Bags, as Cloaker downs don't count against you.
Stealth the first half of TWH as usual, until you get to the lower area. You will find a painting on the wall, and if you did everything right it should be able to come off. The host will be given C4 and then you bust through the wall and go into the shaft area.
Once you get into the area with a wheel, you are going to be there for over an hour, so get comfortable. You have to translate the message listed on the outer ring using the language from before, and then place the answer into the lower rings. There are a few possible answers listed below. If you put in one wrong answer you have to do all four riddles again, so be extra careful.
Once you are done, the rings will disappear and you can go inside. The dentist will beckon you into a room where he has Locke and Bain captive. As soon as you see him, everyone has to empty their clips into his head and someone has to grab the Mayan gold. Run for the Arc of the Watcher and load up the slots with gold and the secret is done!
This process will likely take several days so be patient. Let me know if I forgot anything or you have any questions, and thanks for reading!