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

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: 

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Starbreeze is an independent developer, creator, publisher and distributor of PC and console targeting the global market, with studios in Stockholm, Barcelona and Paris. Housing the smash hit IP PAYDAY, Starbreeze develops games based on proprietary and third-party rights, both in-house and in partnership with external game developers. Starbreeze shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A share) and SE0005992831 (B share). Starbreeze announced via a press release on December 3, 2018 that the company, including certain subsidiaries, entered into reconstruction. For more information, please visit




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