The briefcase is a unique weapon in Hotline Miami and the primary object of the prelude chapter, The Metro. At the start of the chapter, Jacket is instructed by 50 Blessings to discreetly throw the briefcase in a dumpster. The player never learns about the contents.

As a weapon, it has a very short range and moderate swing speed. Similar to the drill, the briefcase can only knock down enemies, this means the player must execute every enemy when using the briefcase. The briefcase has a unique execution move where Jacket bashes a downed enemy's head in with the briefcase.

The briefcase is only available at the end of The Metro, after killing a man wearing a long coat on the second floor of the metro station.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The briefcase cannot be dropped. It is only unequipped when Jacket takes it to the dumpster in the alleyway at the end of The Metro.
  • The briefcase appears in PAYDAY 2 for anyone who owns Hotline Miami on their Steam account, or is playing the Crimewave Edition on Xbox One/PS4. It functions as a low-level melee weapon that has a superior knockdown rate and maximum concealment.
  • There used to be a glitch in an older version of the game where if a player executes an enemy after obtaining the briefcase the briefcase will drop. However, this bug has since been fixed in the latest versions of the game on PC (Steam and GOG), PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Weapons in Hotline Miami
Melee Knife · Baseball Bat · Lead Pipe · Golf Club · Crowbar · Pool Cue · Frying Pan · Pot · Machete · Hammer · Sledgehammer · Fireaxe · Katana

Briefcase · Drill · Baton · Trophy · Cleaver

Handguns Silenced Pistol · Magnum
Sub Machine Guns Uzi · MP5 · Skorpion

Silenced Uzi

Shotguns Double Barrel · Shotgun
Assault Rifles M16
Thrown Glass Bottle · Beer Can · Brick · Dart · Ninja Star · Scissors

Throwing Knife

Unused Pistol · Crossbow · Chainlink
Beta Flamethrower · RPG · Automatic Shotgun · Minigun · Grenade · Plank · Taser · 9mm · Sniper Rifle
Chapter Exclusive Weapons Legends Metro Exclusive · Carl Mask Exclusive · Assault Exclusive · Showdown Exclusive · Biker Exclusive · Richter Exclusive
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