Fans of the co-op shooter Payday 2 are currently up in arms over finding a rare pencil.
As part of their 10 day “Search for Kento event“, Overkill Software added a pencil as a melee weapon in the game. Dubbed “The Pen”, this item is most likely a reference to the John Wick movie series which Overkill recently collaborated with in a crossover DLC. The weapon is only available via Steam codes given by the developer, and many players are currently upset about not being able to grab a code.
A thread with over 3,000 comments giving away keys was bumped to the top of the Payday 2 Steam forums. But despite the apparent abundance of codes, many people are still venting their anger — with the main problem being that keys were seized too soon after being posted. Here are some of the comments we found from upset users:
“Aaaaaand too many activation attempts. This is ridiculous.” — Le Démon
“I hate this method for ‘exclusive’ items. Did we learn nothing from making the party hat website, it allowed everyone to get one. Here we are again.” — Dr. Dudeihateyou
Some users have even blamed the quick response on bot accounts, with user Vanilla saying, “GG BOTS”.
I tried getting a code for myself but was never quick enough to beat the rush. It seems from how limited these codes are — and the fact that it is just a reskin of a weapon already existing within the game — the pencil will soon become another rare collector’s item for Payday 2.