Payday 2 Mallcrasher Heist Guide – Pro, Stealth and Overkill


In Payday 2, Mallcrasher mission is provided by Vlad and includes taking out all the businesses in the mall so as to pressure the mall proprietor to pay the protection amount to Vlad.

Doing this successfully will unlock the ‘Shoot the Glass!’ achievement/trophy. For more help on Payday 2, read our Rats, Framing Frame and Firestarter Heist Guide.

Fairly easy as well as hard mission at the same time. Unlike many missions in the game, you are not required to carry out an armed robbery but smash as much glass windows as you can within a shopping mall.

After reaching the designated location, go inside the mall and take a look around to plan your strategy. And once you have planned it all, wear your mask and start the glass carnage.

Note: Some of the stores will have safes for some extra cash. But that’s highly unlikely to happen as most of the safes are empty.
Nonetheless, you should definitely look into them.

Your primary objective will be to cause a destruction of $50,000. You can do this in any way you want but the ideal solution to go is by destroying any glass that you come across.

The glass panes in front of the stores should have your immediate attention as they are very easy to break. Then shift to panelings but it might take you some time. You should also consider breaking the glass panes at the roof.

Another thing to note here is that you will be leaving the area by an escort helicopter from the rooftop. Meaning that you’ll enter from the ground floor and then ascend to your escorting vehicles by smashing in every glass pane that you will come across. And as I have mentioned above, it is a good idea to look for a safe if you’re into getting your hands on some extra cash.

Note: Getting in and out as soon as possible especially before cops barge in is advisable.

And believe me when I say this, it won’t take long until cops arrive at the scene. However, you can kill them to distract incoming troops by deceiving them with their own beepers.

Along with that, there will be plenty of places to get yourself a nice cover until your extraction team arrives and when it does; rush to it regardless of anything in your way to complete the mission.

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