RAID: World War II closed beta and pre-order available Thursday

30 August 2017 / / Announcements,Products

RAID: World War II kicks off its closed beta exclusive to PAYDAY 2® players on Steam, leading up to the release on September 26 on PC and on Playstation®4 and Xbox One in October 10 and 13 respectively. A limited open beta to be available this weekend for all Steam users.

Starbreeze Publishing, OVERKILL Software and Lion Game Lion today unveiled that the closed beta test and pre-orders for RAID: World War II will kick start on August 31 in an exclusive event for PAYDAY 2 players on the digital distribution platform Steam. PAYDAY 2 players will additionally be able to participate in the closed beta until September 17.

An open beta will additionally be hosted on Steam Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd-3rd. To celebrate the events, a dev diary from Lion Game Lion is now available on YouTube.

Available tomorrow, aspiring raiders will have the option to pre-order the game for PC on Steam with two options:

  • RAID: World War II Standard Edition at $39.99, including:
    • Pre-order exclusive: An Army Crate containing special goodies
  • RAID: World War II Special Edition at $64.99 which includes the Standard Edition plus:
    • Pre-order exclusive: An Army Crate containing special goodies
    • A special version of the in-game car Apple Red Kübelwagen
    • RAID: World War II Base game
    • A RAID: World War II comic book available in-game and as a PDF
    • A decorative bomb for the camp
    • Original soundtrack and the melee weapon “Marching Mace”
    • A special melee weapon “The Admiral’s Dagger”
    • Four exclusive special edition jackets for the characters
    • RAID: World War II Digital Art Book
    • Four exclusive RAID: World War II wallpapers.
    • The Golden Lion Game Lion Logo
    • PAYDAY 2: Ultimate Edition, $45 worth of heisting madness
      (If you have PAYDAY 2, it will be upgraded to PAYDAY 2 Ultimate Edition).

Pre-order discount and PAYDAY 2 loyalty discount

By pre-ordering, players will get a 10% discount on both editions. On top of that, existing PAYDAY 2 players will receive an additional 5% off on the base game, and 15% off on the Special Edition.

PAYDAY 2 players will thereby gain total loyalty discount of 15% on the RAID: World War II Standard Edition and an amazing 25% off on the RAID: World War II Special Edition. 

More information will be available August 31st on the Steam communities for the respective games. Follow RAID: World War II on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!


Download the latest press assets for RAID: World War II here: 

Find the Dev Diary on YouTube here:

For more information, please contact:
Almir Listo, Global Brand Director, Starbreeze AB
Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email: [email protected] 



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