Continental Coins in Payday 2 is one of the most important currencies in the game allowing you to upgrade all manner of important stuff. For such an integral monetary importance, the game sure takes its sweet time to drip-feed you this currency. To counter this, we will look into some of the ways you can get Continental Coins in Payday 2.
6 best and easy ways of getting Continental Coins in Payday 2 are:
- Safehouse Raids
- Experience (EXP)
- Side Jobs
- Career Mode aka Story Line
- Crime Spree (Best Method)
What are Continental Coins?
The Continental Coins were first introduced in the Safe House on Day 2 of the Hoxton’s Housewarming Event. These coins are a crossover from the John Wick universe. These coins would act as a membership card for the Assassin’s Guild in the movies. Although in Payday 2, they only act as a normal currency to spend on upgrades, etc.
You can use Continental Coins in Payday 2 for the following:
- Safe House upgrades
- Buying weapon mods
- Crime Spree
- Bot upgrades
Considering their usage, the game doles out these coins at a snail’s pace so it is important to know how you can keep a steady income of Continental Coins flowing.
6 Ways of Getting Continental Coins in Payday 2
There are a bunch of ways you can get your hands on Continental Coins in the game. Although, there are some that provide a consistent coin generation while others are just one-off ways. Let’s see what these ways are:
The Safehouse Raids are an ongoing source for acquiring Continental Coins. Each week you will be tasked to defend your Safehouse from invading enemies and for completion, you will be rewarded 6 Continental Coins. It takes around 15 to 20 minutes to complete which is a bit of a time-consuming process for the measly reward.
However, you can opt to help other people’s safehouses when the opportunity presents itself for an extra Continental Coin reward. You can even delay the raid by allowing “the crew to handle it” for now and the raid will pop up again the next day.
Unlocking Trophies in Payday 2 will provide a one-time reward of 6 Continental Coins. These are special challenges like achievements that not only unlock unique furniture and trinkets for the safehouse but also give coins.
Although, if you have already acquired them then you can’t repeat it to gain more coins. If you are interested then check this wiki for some easy Trophies you can go for.
This method of acquiring Continental Coins consistently is always present but it is one of the slowest and most unreliable ways to fill your bank. You gain EXP for simply playing the game normally. For every 500,000 XP, you earn in-game you will receive 1 Continental Coin. There are some heists in the game which can net you more than the 500k EXP but it will still require a bunch of time to get just 1 coin.
Completing Daily Safehouse Side Jobs will grant you 6 Continental Coins. Since they are a daily thing in the game, you can expect to bank these coins every day you play Payday 2. These Side Jobs are quite easy and do not have difficult challenges to make them miserable. They provide a steady stream with a good amount of coins and one should undoubtedly add them to their coin grind.
Career Mode aka Story Line
If you are beginning your criminal career in Payday 2 then the Story Line is the perfect place to not only understand how the game works but also rake in some Continental Coins. These missions are somewhat of a tutorial that will guide you along all the heists in the game and will occasionally reward Continental Coins. You can even host DLC heists that you haven’t yet purchased once.
Now Crime Spree is the best place to horde Continental Coins. You might have to plop down a Continental Coin payment to begin this spree but it is very much worth it. There are upgrades you can spend coins on as well as failure states will also ask for coins to keep continuing your spree from the same point. The more your spree rank progress the higher the coins will be rewarded!
0.5 Continental Coin per Spree Rank (starting free at 0) are required to begin a Crime Spree. If you fail a Crime Spree, 6 Continental Coin + 0.7 Coin per Spree Rank can be paid to continue your run. Additionally 18 Coins can be spent per heist to purchase the specialized perks offered by the mode and coins can be used to re-roll your offering of heists.
Even a lesser skilled person will be earning enough Coins to pay for these upgrades and failing costs with ease leaving you with a good Coin haul at the end. If you are at a low spree rank with less payout, you can easily join a higher-ranked friend to take advantage of their Coin multiplier at higher levels.
Side Jobs are an easy method of getting slivers of Continental Coins but nothing can beat the potential of Crime Spree. New or old player, the quicker you understand the Crime Spree mechanic in Payday 2 the better your Coin payout will be and no upgrade will be out of reach. So put on your masks and unleash the inner criminal on the world.