Get Payday 2 Free on Steam Now, Only While Supplies Last. Dan "R4LFlapJack07" Farnsworth Jr. June 9, 2017 Overkill is only giving five million copies away. Overkill Software has made Payday 2 temporarily free a few times in the past—trial weekends, a free week, that sort of thing. Now, while supplies last (only five million copies available!), it and Payday 2 VR are straight-up, keep-them-forever free on Steam. The studio announced last month that Payday 2 and its great abundance of DLC would be consolidated into a single “Ultimate Edition” package. The all-in version of the game will go $45, while existing owners will have the option to upgrade, with pricing based on how much DLC they already have. The changeover process is still underway, however, so while the existing DLC has all been removed, the Ultimate Edition is not yet available for purchase. So while that all grinds through the system, Overkill has made the base game temporarily free for the taking.