Payday 2: City of Gold Update 203.1 Patch Notes: Weapon Balancing and Bug Fixes

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Payday 2's recent City of Gold update that went live yesterday is being enjoyed by fans, however, there were a couple of things that the developer wanted to do but couldn’t. Well, now they are here with Update 203.1 just released today and it brought balancing changes for eight weapons. A handful of bugs were fixed as well.

The rate of fire and damage of the Chimano 88 Pistol is respectively increased to 600 and 37. Ammo pickup of AMR-16 Assault Rifle is now 2.7 to 4.95 from the previous 0.9 to 3.15. The recoil of Mark 10 SMG is reduced while the rate of fire of Bronco .44 Revolver is raised to 480 from 361. Contractor .308 Sniper Rifle received the most changes. Its damage and rate of fire have been increased to 200, and its weapon kick was changed to 2/3/ to 0.3/0.3 from the previous 2/3.8/ to 0.3/0.3.

You can read the complete patch notes below.

Update 203.1 Changelog

Weapon Stats

Chimano 88 Pistol

  • Rate of fire increased to 600 from 480
  • Damage increased to 37 from 35

AMR-16 Assault Rifle

  • Ammo pickup increased to 2.7 - 4.95 from 0.9 - 3.15

Mark 10 Submachine Gun

  • Weapon kick changed to 0.7/1/-0.5/0.5 from -1.2/1.2/-1/1

Bronco .44 Revolver

  • Rate of fire increased to 480 from 361

Akimbo Compact-5 Submachine Guns

  • Total ammo increased to 300 from 240
  • Ammo pickup increased to 3 - 10.5 from 2.4 - 8.4

Contractor .308 Sniper Rifle

  • Rate of fire increased to 200 from 150
  • Weapon kick changed to 2/3/-0.3/0.3 from 2/3.8/-0.3/0.3
  • Damage increased to 200 from 160

Grom Sniper Rifle

  • Weapon kick changed to 2/3/-0.3/0.3 from 2/3.8/-0.3/0.3

Akimbo MP40 Submachine Guns

  • Total ammo increased to 160 from 80
  • Ammo pickup increased to 1.6 - 5.6 from 0.8 - 2.8


  • Fixed the yellow link in the main menu where it was displaying the wrong DLC name.
  • Fixed the aim down sight on the AK5 rifle so that it uses the sight
  • Fixed Mosconi Tactical Shotgun so it uses the correct lineup of sights
  • Fixed AK Gen 21 Submachine Gun so it uses the correct lineup of sights
  • Fixed Akimbo AK Gen 21 Submachine Guns so it can equip grips
  • Fixed a graphical issue with The Unimatrix when using a pistol
  • Fixed Mosconi 12G Tactical Shotgun so it has the correct icon in the VR tool belt.

The patch notes are mentioned on the official site as well.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Is there any other weapon that you think deserves some tweaking? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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