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Latest release: v2.87, 16 December 2014

v2.87, 16 December 2014:
  • The entire story mode from Payback 1 has been remastered and added to the game!
  • The 3 main cities from Payback 1 have also been added to the main game, and include support for all game modes.
  • There are 12 new race events and new Conquest, Kingpin and Capture The Swag zones on the new cities.
  • Added speech when hijacking cars and throughout story mode.
  • Added shadows to grenades and rockets.
  • Multiplayer compatibility fixes.
  • Various other tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.86.1, 13 November 2014: (iOS only)
  • Various minor tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.86, 7 November 2014:
  • Multiplayer is now free - no more time limits!
  • Added weapon customisation options, and reorganised the character customisation menus.
  • Made AI use weapons in vehicles.
  • Improved respawning in sprint/race/knockout events.
  • Made it so you lose control of your vehicle when it is on fire.
  • More unique sound effect for in-game notifications.
  • Improved the tutorial race.
  • Various other minor tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.85: (iOS: 28 October 2014, Android: 22 October 2014)
  • Added an arrow pointing towards the nearest enemy in Brawl and Gang Warfare events.
  • Added an option to control cop difficulty in custom rampage events.
  • Improved steering when using the "joystick" vehicle control method.
  • Vehicle handling improvements.
  • Made AI not abandon damaged vehicles in races.
  • Various other minor tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.84.1, 13 October 2014: (Android only)
  • Updated Spanish translations.
  • Fixed a couple of rare crash bugs.
v2.84, 10 October 2014: (Initial Android release)
  • Added support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
  • Significantly reduced level loading times, particularly on older devices.
  • Increased the field of view on small-screen devices.
  • Improved HUD image quality.
  • Limited the rocket's rate of fire to make the weapons more balanced.
  • Increased responsiveness of tilt controls.
  • Fixed multiplayer invites.
  • Added a Game Center sign in button when appropriate.
  • Reduced the maximum wait for more multiplayer time in the free version.
  • Increased respawn invulnerability duration to prevent spawn camping.
  • Hourly and daily challenge notifications are now only shown if you played the previous challenge.
  • Various other minor tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.82, 19 July 2014:
  • You can now get multiplayer time and unlock custom mode items without spending any coins in the free version.
  • Fixed a bug that caused incorrect pistol shots in multiplayer.
  • Fixed incorrect race position and other issues in multiplayer race, sprint and knockout events.
  • Player's upper bodies now rotate correctly in multiplayer.
  • Fixed various bugs with the crime stats.
  • Stopped music resuming after a video even if the playlist was set to "none".
  • Made it so the player's car isn't always black.
  • Added a route up to the helicopter on the D-Town map.
  • Removed an invisible wall in Destra City.
  • Various other minor tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.80, 23 June 2014:
  • You can now shoot from vehicles.
  • The weapon selection system has been improved on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
  • You can now unlock campaign events without spending any coins in the free version.
  • All the vehicles are now about 20% faster.
  • Tweaked the difficulty of some campaign events based on user feedback.
  • Improved intro camera.
  • Improved the look of some parts of the user interface.
  • Reduced network load in multiplayer in certain situations.
  • Multiplayer racing improvements.
  • Various other tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.78, 21 May 2014:
  • Multiplayer reliability improvements.
  • Changes to messages on the results screen.
  • Various other tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.76, 8 May 2014:
  • The time until multiplayer matches start has been reduced.
  • The XP of all players is now shown in the multiplayer lobby.
  • You can now easily send friend requests to people in the current room.
  • Fixed several bugs that meant players joining an existing match would sometimes end up in an invalid state.
  • Fixed a bug where the multiplayer results could sometimes disagree between two devices.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped the phone boxes ringing in rampage mode.
  • Various other tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.74, 5 April 2014:
  • We've made major changes to multiplayer in this update! Here's a few of the biggest improvements:
    • We now have our own multiplayer servers. This means there can be more players in a match (now 8, twice as many as before - and we're working on increasing this further!) with less strain on your internet connection.
    • You can now see all the public matches that are going on around the world and pick the one you want to join.
    • Players can join and leave halfway through a match without ending the event for everyone else.
    • After each match players can vote on what the next event will be.
    • You can now invite your friends to matches already in progress.
  • There's also the usual collection of tweaks and bug fixes.
v2.72, 12 December 2013:
  • Improved HUD and menu quality on 4th generation iPod Touch
  • Bug fixes
v2.70, 4 December 2013:
  • Improved reliability on 4th generation iPod Touch
  • Added a visual effect when earning or spending coins
  • Localised Twitter and Facebook messages
  • Various tweaks and bug fixes
v2.68, 19 November 2013:
  • Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Made it easier to find unplayed events
  • Reworked reward system for tell a friend/share
  • Quicker respawn in race/sprint/knockout events
  • Made it so you need to win to submit your score in brawl and gang warfare challenge events
  • Fixed a crash when resuming hourly and weekly challenges
v2.66, 1 October 2013:
  • There are now hourly and weekly challenges as well as the existing daily challenge!
  • Fixed a bug that was stopping some players from being able to submit their scores in challenge mode
  • Improved robustness, particularly on the 4th generation iPod Touch
  • The game now runs in Spanish on Mexican devices, rather than in English
v2.64, 26 August 2013:
  • Improved first-time user experience - there's now an introductory event and you're asked to chose your control scheme
  • More informative challenge leaderboards - your friends are now highlighted in blue, and your score and rank are now shown at the top
  • Better scoring in challenge mode - brawl and gang warfare now use time rather than CP, removed kingpin events as the scoring could often result in a draw
  • Reduced the max cost of unlocking the daily challenge
  • Fixed some iOS 7-related issues
  • Fixed a bug where inputs were sometimes incorrectly detected as being released
  • Fixed a bug where the rocket car was described as a remote controlled car in challenge mode
  • Fixed a bug engine sounds on some vehicles when damaged
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes a score was shown as "new personal best" when it wasn't
  • Fixed intermittent crash when loading save data
  • Added support for Flurry interstitials and video ads
  • Switched to latest compiler for improved performance
v2.62, 9 July 2013:
  • Added a daily challenge with global leaderboards
  • Faster startup times
  • Improved match randomisation
  • Added more info to "other games" menu
  • Fixed an intermittent crash triggered by task switching rapidly
  • Fixed a bug where input was ignored sometimes
  • Fixed a bug where audio was silent sometimes
  • Fixed a bug where the intro would stall sometimes
  • Fixed a bug where the player would continuously shoot sometimes
  • Fixed a bug where game can't close a popup if the Game Center login pops up at the same time
  • Fixed a bug where the player couldn't move until they re-pressed the screen after getting out of a vehicle using the "Touch 2" control scheme
  • Added optional interstitial video ads
  • Adverts are now shown after mp matches
  • Made game not show two popups in a row sometimes
  • Changed "XP to next rank" text
v2.60, 10 April 2013:
  • Improved control tutorials
  • You can now (optionally) earn coins by watching video ads in the free version
  • Improved "other games" menu in the free version
  • Changed how custom mode is unlocked in the free version
  • The multiplayer menu now shows how far from the next rank you are
  • Tweaked event prices and "thank you" reward in free version
  • Fixed a bug where the game would be restarted unnecessarily when a web page was opened, or if the player was in the middle of an IAP during a task switch
  • Made the helicopter take off automatically when using the "Touch 1" control scheme
  • Fixed bug where multiplayer menu could be slightly offset when in sub menu in some circumstances
  • The "tell a friend" message is now localised
v2.58, 18 March 2013:
  • Renamed the free version to "Payback 2" and the full version to "Payback 2 Pro"
  • Your progress is now automatically restored if you reinstall the game
  • Added "tell a friend"
  • Locked episodes now show how many stars are needed to unlock them
  • Made the game slightly more generous when detecting bullet collisions
  • Tweaked shotgun bullet spread pattern to be more distributed
  • Tweaked coin awards in the free version
  • Updated translations
v2.55, 1 March 2013:
  • The free version's unlock structure has been completely reworked
  • Fixed an intermittent crash when exiting an event
  • Fixed a rare bug that could cause the player to shoot continuously
  • Fixed an intermittent bug that could cause sound effects to be temporarily disabled
  • Tweaked the difficulty of some levels
v2.50, 28 January 2013:
  • Lots of new and improved sound effects
  • Added a higher quality audio mixer
  • The total number of players is now shown in the "play" menu
  • Added a preview of custom mode in the free version
  • Unlock prices are now shown on buttons in the free version
  • Fixed a bug where the "retrieving leaderboard" message would show indefinitely if the player didn't have a Game Center account
v2.45, 11 January 2013:
  • Added a multiplayer leaderboard
  • Added different icons for each multiplayer rank
  • Added an option to challenge your friends to beat your rank
  • Added previews of locked events to free version
  • Fixed handling of game center and playlist names with non-ASCII characters
  • Reduced memory usage on iPad 1 to prevent crashes
v2.40, 15 December 2012:
  • Added a ranking system to multiplayer
  • Added an option to choose your playlist
  • More events are now initially unlocked in free version
  • Made free version award extra mp time for coming back each day
  • Various text changes
v2.35, 30 November 2012:
  • Redesigned icon
  • More events unlocked initially in free version
  • Added "more games" screen
  • Fixed mute-related issues
  • Various text changes
v2.30, 15 November 2012:
  • Added $5M and $10M targets to rampage mode
  • Stopped app sometimes crashing on task switch
  • More improvements to multiplayer connectivity
  • Removed an invisible wall from one level
  • Increased maximum number of fingers tracked to avoid potential issues
v2.20, 1 November 2012:
  • Added alternative touch controls for vehicles
  • Fixed multiplayer connectivity issues
  • Made touch controls work when driving a remote controlled car
  • Fixed some typos in the Spanish translation
  • Fixed issue where touch input sometimes didn't work
v2.10, 4 October 2012:
  • Initial iOS release