Fulfill your heisting desires by stealing priceless paintings in Payday 3: Under the Surphaze. The heist can be completed in stealth mode for a full immersive experience!
Payday 3 on release, has 8 different heists to choose from. Among them, Under the Surphaze is a great challenge for experienced players to try out the revamped stealth mode. Sneak your way through the art gallery and swipe the most valuable paintings.
It is challenging to keep your patience and play through the entire heist silently. The heist is relatively long, with a lot of lockpicking, security avoidance, and pathfinding. Luckily, we have you covered in our step-by-step guide to completing Under the Surphaze in stealth mode.
Under the Surphaze Stealth Guide
The objective of the heist is to infiltrate the Surphaze Art Gallery and swipe 3 different paintings. These paintings are protected with laser alarms, motion sensors, lots of guards, and cameras. Doing the mission in stealth mode is a lot of work but will be extremely rewarding as you pull off a heist worth millions.
Access The Gallery
The first step is actually to enter the gallery. Access points can be found on both sides of the spawn. There are no specific routes you need to follow. The Objectives are scattered all over the map. So, you will need to explore each side of it eventually. The better access points are alongside the E4 and E6 wings
Disable The Security Bars
There are interactable black screens on both floors of the building. Activating these screens will spawn a circular zone on the floor. There is no particular path you need to follow. Every time you stand in a circle and complete the progress bar, a new one will spawn until your objective bar is full. Once completed, all the security bars on each exhibit on that floor will drop.
Disabling the Camera
To disable the cameras, you will need to first access the security room on the second floor. Lockpick the door first, and you will have to kill the guard in the room. You only have 2 kills available on Overkill difficulty. So, keep that in mind. Executing the guard will disable the cameras.
Identify Exhibit Rooms
The paintings are scattered around the gallery. The emails on the manager’s computer will show you where the paintings are. You will need to lockpick the room and hack into the computer. There, you will find emails that will tell you the possible locations of each of the paintings.
Additionally, opposite the computer will be the hidden vault. Unlocking the vault will grant you access to some loot as well as a USB drive, which you will need in order to collect one of the paintings.
Collect QR Codes
To unlock the doors to the exhibits, you will need to collect QR codes scattered around the building. You will have already collected a few as you go through the objectives. Ideally, you should need 5 scans. You can collect the QR codes by scanning the phones in different areas of the map.
- 1st Floor
Employee Only room
- 2nd Floor
Taking the Paintings
With all the setup done, now it’s time to do the main objective. There are three different paintings that you will have to steal from the gallery. One of them will always be in the E1 room, and the rest of them you can identify with the emails from the manager’s office.
- Greg Jud Painting
The Greg Jud painting will be found in the E1 room, and it is really simple to swipe. There will only be cameras, but as long as you disable them beforehand, you should be good to go. You can use the cutter or a lockpick to access the painting.
- Pedro Vicario Painting
The location of this one will be found in the Manager’s emails you accessed beforehand. The room will be protected with a moving laser and floored with motion sensors. There will be a power switch that will deactivate the traps. The real painting will have a blood splatter you can view. Use your cutter to steal the painting after you deal with the traps.
- Uma Ladette Painting
The final painting is the trickiest one because there are two versions and you have to find out which one is the real painting. To do this, you have to use the Spectrophotometer found in the server room and use it to scan and determine which painting is real. Afterward, you have to use the USB stick collected from the Manager’s vault to deactivate the painting’s security and steal the painting.
Looting and Escaping
You can only carry one painting at a time. So, for every successful steal, you will have to return to your van and safely deposit the paintings like loot. The easiest escape route is through the staircase outside the E4 exhibition wing windows on the second floor. Be careful as guards as well as civilians might detect you, so pick your timings carefully. Once you load all three paintings, you will have completed the heist.