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PAYDAY 2 - Thinking Ahead Achievement Guide (Ukrainian Prisoner Heist)

Written by Ons moeke   /   Updated: June 16, 2021    

This guide will show you how to get the new Thinking Ahead achievement in the Ukrainian Prisoner heist.

Thinking Ahead Achievement Guide

How To, The Map & What to Know

To get the achievement you need to do some steps, it is best you play from the start of the heist, loud & stealth both work.

This Achievement Can Be Done On Any Difficulty!

Do these things in this order to unlock the achievement:

  1. Find & press the button in the first area - Red square on the map below
  2. Find & press the button of the second area - Yellow square on the map below
  3. Find & press the button of the third area - Green square on the map below
  4. Head to the secret location & bag all loot - Blue square on the map below, entrypoint marked with an arrow
  5. Secure all 10 bags of secret loot & escape

In every area there will only be one button you need to press, making it three buttons total.

Use the provided map & images to find these buttons.

Ground Floor:

Top Floor Warehouse:

Locations: First Area (Warehouse)

Button 1 - Upper floor, on the balcony railing - outside part:

Button 2 - On the stairway beams leading to the upstairs offices:

Button 3 - Upper floor, inside the storage room under a storage rack:

Button 4 - Outside under cover, near the entrance of the compount, you have jump from those boxes to reach it:

Button 5 - Next to the door leading to the office stairway behind some boxes:

Locations: Second Area (Container Yard)

Button 1 - When you open the security gate, head to the red containers on your left, go inside:

Button 2 - Outside, in the foot of a red container:

Button 3 - Inside the lonely greenish container:

Locations: Third Area (Harbor Office)

Button 1 - Ground floor, on the stairway beam leading to the harbor office rooms:

Button 2 - Ground floor, under the tiny stairway next to the big gate leading to the docks:

Entering The Secret Loot Area

Once you have pressed all three buttons, a multi-colored container next to the extraction zone will be interactable:

Open it and proceed to the hidden area, in there you will need to jump on several obstacles to reach a container that is sitting higher than you:

Inside that container will be sitting 10 lootbags, secure them in the Escape Boat, complete the heist and the achievement is yours.

Written by Ons moeke.

Game:   PAYDAY 2