First Days of CREWS Multiplayer Action: Standout Squads

Posted on May 21 2012, 2:43pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


With Max Payne 3 now on shelves across North America and Europe, we're seeing a virtual U.N. of killer CREWS lighting up the multiplayer leaderboards. Fighting for liberté, égalité et fraternité are the French Crew, who intend “Pour montrer a tous ce que nous valons” - to prove their worth to all. Over the border, the German Outlaws have amassed a force 20 strong and already have some experience points on the board; showing classic Germanic stoicism, they are prepared to “let the gun do the talking.” Further south, the Spanish Forces have a message for all Spanish-speaking Social Club members: "si entiendes esto, este es tu sitio! UNETE!". Meanwhile il Tricolore flys proudly for the Italians Inside whose motto makes their game plan clear: “bigger the guns, bigger the pain!”


One international Crew is already proving to be a talking point on the Xbox 360 Max Payne 3 multiplayer leaderboards: with 28 members, French Crew Payne Capitale currently the highest placed private Crew on the Deathmatch leaderboards and 3rd Overall. Also impressive is Ten Knobs Crew, who with just 15 members, have taken to Payne Killer as their multiplayer game mode of choice and are currently showing as #27 in the worldwide Xbox 360 leaderboards. Proving the courage of their convictions, the New York City Kings are a tight-knight Crew of 5 and are placing a very respectable #40 as of now on the worldwide Team Deathmatch boards (and their Feud win percentage ain’t too shabby either at 71% of the time of writing). They say they are "looking for serious members only who will practice regularly and compete" - so if the shoe fits, hit 'em up…

Over on the PS3 leaderboards, Pick Your Poison and Pro Kill You are jostling for position to make a mark as esteemed private Crews cracking the overall top ten. With similar membership numbers currently in the 110s and similar XP, currently Pro Kill You is showing at #9 whilst Pick Your Poison are just behind at #10. While there have been no in-game Feuds yet between those two, we’re looking forward to the carnage when they eventually meet each other in Team Deathmatch. The brilliantly-named T BAGGIN YO MOMS are proving to be a force to be reckoned with amongst PS3 playing Crews, with the DireWolvesOfWinter also sniffing around the worldwide top 40 of Payne Killer and the top 20 of the Overall PS3 leaderboards. Elsewhere United Killers Inc, led by the tireless Soopaman_2k,  are representing well at #25 as of writing on the Deathmatch leaderboards - and we'd be remiss not to shout this troop that caught our eye in the top 50 there: the CBWA aka CAREBEARSWITATTITUDE.


The CAREBEARS have managed to match their Deathmatch prowess with their Emblem-making skills, creating one of our favorites on the site this week - when Ice Cube meets the Care Bears, everybody wins. Others include Rodsta94’s hilarious grouchy cartoon Mexican which will represent the Fansite Banditos (led by our homeboy SimpsonsFan007 from Team Xbox) around the site and in the game. Westley’s Crew have taken inspiration from an unlikely source, the 80's fairy tale The Princess Bride, in theming their Crew - complete with an impressive likeness of Inigo (“…you killed my father. Prepare to die.”) Montoya in their emblem. Two Crews acknowledging the city settings of the Max Payne series, NYC Soldiers and Sao Paulo’s Finest have thrown up some truly intimidating artwork to inspire fear into their foes online, while enemies of BasedGod will be reaching for the 3D glasses to get the full effects of their gallery of floating castles and chimpanzees.


Rather than use mad emblem skills to recruit a swarm of followers, some Crews out there have elected to keep their member list ultra-exclusive - opting for a Tango-and-Cash, Starsky-and-Hutch, Cagney-and-Lacey type approach to online warfare. The Gruesome Twosome have closed out their recruiting policy at (you guessed it) just two members, and have designed a pretty special emblem to honor their duet of death. Meanwhile, the enigmatic insist has taken a full week to warm to such ideas as teamwork and comradeship, taking a full week to recruit the second member of his clipboard-wielding crew of safety fanatics, the Risk Assessors.


Finally, those following us on Twitter may have seen a surprise session on Thursday held with the OFWGKTA CREW aka Odd Future. Tyler the Creator, Taco, and L-Boy (who are Taynard, TacoTakesDumps, and JilScott at Social Club respectively) from OF swung by Rockstar HQ to throw down in some Max Payne 3 FFA and Team Deathmatch as seen in the snaps below. Golfwangers can apply for membership in the official OFWGKTA Crew at Stay tuned as we'll be hosting many more of these impromptu Max Payne 3 CREW sessions with friends of Rockstar all throughout the summer and beyond - follow us on Twitter to make sure you get the word.

Stay tuned for next week's Featured Crews report as we're keeping a close eye on the rivalries of Crews-to-beat 911 NYC and PCC Crew amongst many others...

Enlistment Roundup: The First Days of CREWS at the New Rockstar Social Club

  • DutchStoneron June 4 2012, 5:19amReplyFlag
    To all the smokers, Join the GANJA OUTLAWS CREW we are the biggest and most active smokers crew, active on ps3, 360 & pc ! smokers roll together, so join!
    • LXG_No_Mercyon May 28 2012, 5:57pmReplyFlag
      Our crew is the #1 private crew on Xbox360 for Gang Wars, check us out Rockstar "LXG CREW" !!! you guys made a great game by the way.
      • prirechnaya5_165on May 26 2012, 5:32pmReplyFlag
        Hello R*. I would appreciate if you take a look at our crew "SYIH" -

        We currently have a Feud Win/Loss record of 17-1 (1 loss comes from a server crash against "BoB CreW", kicking everyone out of the game and feud resulted in both win and loss for each, despite us leading 2:1 in kills). Symbolically, our first feud win made in a game vs. R*RSG defeating MaxPayneDev4 & 6 in Gang Wars on 05/18/2012. Our KDR is 1.4 and is rising every day.

        As of this moment we are ranked 306 in the Gold Division, a noteworthy achievement considering that all of our 528,640 XP was gained by just me and my single crewmate Coming2killnearu, in our "Deadly Duo".

        Thank you for your time and thank you for the great game, 7 year wait for me is well worth!
        • R* Aon May 25 2012, 11:03amReplyFlag
          @docrikowski Cheers - a lot of what you describe is in the works - stay tuned, we'll be continuing to enhance and support Leaderboards along with other Crew features all summer long
          • docrikowskion May 25 2012, 6:04amReplyFlag
            And maybe even divided by number of members like: 1 to 50 members - 50 to 100 members - 100 to 200 members - over 200 members.
            Also some separation between Free Aim and Soft Lock should be implemented in leaderboards (just like RDR).
            And what happened to solo leaderboards?
            • docrikowskion May 25 2012, 6:03amReplyFlag
              I saw that you added a new Crew Leaderboard with Featured Crews... Well, you should add a Leaderboard with all Crews founded by Social Club members cause the Featured one leaves out many Crews that have way better scores than the hand picked by R* Featured ones...
              • R* Aon May 24 2012, 8:53pmReplyFlag
                Cheers all for sharing your CREWS here - we'll have a new installment of the Roundup next week
                • AdrenalineMonkeyon May 26 2012, 6:28amReplyFlag
                  @ I love the emblem creator i spent hours on it creating my crew emblem!!! wicked game Rockstar always pushing out the good stuff. multiplayer needs a bit of improvement but I dont care still love playing it haha
              • mobsterpowellon May 24 2012, 1:08pmReplyFlag
                • mobsterpowellon May 24 2012, 12:57pmReplyFlag
                  if any one wants to join a uk private hit up uk kingz
                  • cigarnut81on May 23 2012, 1:18pmReplyFlag
                    Thanks for recognizing us (Westleys Crew). We are loving this game, just hurry up & fix all the bugs please. We still have tons of connection issues & the respawn timer in Payne Killer could use work.
                    • Buzzcat31Xon May 23 2012, 12:52pmReplyFlag
                      Go ahead, make our joining...MAGNUM FORCE!
                      We are a crew that does everything from exploring the map and finding easter eggs to having epic shootouts and car chases! We also have epic battles on MP3 and the same for GTA V when it comes out.
                      If you feel lucky...join us at
                      We are a cross-platform crew for PS3, Xbox 360 & PC and anyone is welcome to join.
                      • RoyalL_Vendettaon May 23 2012, 12:15pmReplyFlag
                        Royal Legends may not be the biggest crew on Max Payne 3 but I would have to say that we are probably the most organized crew on there. We all not only have the crew tag but we all have the Royal name. We are currently looking for new members that want to get on and have a good time and in the process kill some people and take some crews out. Royal legends is a group of people that formed in RDR and decided to come to MP3. If you are interested and would like more info send me a message on here or psn my id is RoyalL_Vendetta
                        • MasterOfdaniilon May 23 2012, 12:07pmReplyFlag
                          ;) This is my Crew:
                          • FugetSudo_Jron May 23 2012, 11:22amReplyFlag
                            wait a minute!!! I've read this article a couple of times and it's now just coming to me.... The OFWGKTA CREW (aka Odd Future) are the guys from the Loiter Squad!! (See AdultSwim) HaHa!! those guys are a RIOT!
                          • YourFavoriteMuteon May 23 2012, 9:29amReplyFlag
                            Frenchy Powaaaaa !
                            Et les Frenchy, rejoingnez la RSG Most Wanted ou la RSG Xtreme !

                            Welcome for all
                            • FlimSurpuissanton May 23 2012, 5:30amReplyFlag
                              Come on R* my Brannigan John Wayne smashing emblem is not a favorite of yours ? You just lost a fan lol .

                              I have just finish the MP3 story...I'm very tired , what a week....from the club to the favelas , through New jersey....what a brilliant adventure ..
                              • PoliticalVIIon May 22 2012, 8:32pmReplyFlag
                                We are the CIA agents of "GTA V"
                                Our purpose is to control Los Santos and the surrounding areas. Any crew(Organization) that threatens our jurisdiction will be met with fierce punishment, in a manner which is consistent with their transgression.
                                We will plan every move, and execute every Mission. Any Agent that betrays this agency will be held accountable.

                                Our dress code : Data loading (Coming soon)
                                Our weapon: Data loading (Coming soon)
                                Our Vehicle: Data loading (Coming soon)
                                Our Headquarters: Data Loading (Coming soon)



                                Message me at "" for more info
                                • JPerezzzon May 22 2012, 7:56pmReplyFlag
                                  In the non-technical field the freaking MINI-30 is way overpowered and needs to be nerfed hardcore. It takes 2 shots to kill someone without armor and with a ridiculous rate of fire that is nothing.

                                  I was losing the other day with a low level team and the entire other team was using MINI-30's with scopes on. I was going negetive. I switched to the preset loadout with the MINI-30 and went about 22-10 and we won the game.

                                  The thing is extremely deadly and the stats lie to your face.

                                  And bullet time needs to be a little slower to the activator, it is a huge disadvantage to the victim even though they earned it through kills. It needs to stop now..
                                  • R* Kon May 23 2012, 5:35amReplyFlag
                                    @JPerezzz Hello mate, thanks for the feedback - if you wouldn't mind popping it in to an email and pinging it over to the team would love to bear this kind of thing in mind for future gameplay tuning and updates.
                                • DMan117on May 22 2012, 5:43pmReplyFlag
                                  R*: I was wondering if in the future you could possibly "apply" to have your crew featured, like a waiting list of sorts. It was probably a stupid suggestion but thanks anyway.
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