PAYDAY 2 Released For Linux, SteamOS Gamers
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 21 March 2016 at 01:55 PM EDT. 9 Comments
As some more exciting news to Linux gamers besides NVIDIA releasing a Wayland/Mir-supportive driver and mainline Vulkan support is the release of PAYDAY 2 for Linux.

PAYDAY 2 is self-described as "an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree."

PAYDAY 2 is powered by the Diesel 2.0 engine and was originally released for other platforms in 2013.

Via Steam the Linux/SteamOS port is now available and is currently on sale for $4.99 USD through the end of the month compared to the $19.99 normal price. Unfortunately, from a quick search, it doesn't look like this game has any built-in benchmark mode (let alone one that can be fully automated) so if that's not the case, unfortunately no Linux graphics benchmarks of this game on Phoronix.
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