Rockstar Game Tips: Max Payne 3 Reticle Options

Posted on May 23 2012, 1:08pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

[Left: Max aiming with the Default option. Center: The expanded crosshairs displayed when choosing the Weapon Specific reticle. Right: No color change indicator is present when aiming over an enemy using the All White option.]

In Max Payne 3, there are three reticle settings you can choose from in the Gameplay Options Menu to suit your shooting and targeting preference.

The Default reticle is a subtle white dot on the center of the screen that changes red when you are aiming over an adversary. Additionally, each weapon type in Max Payne 3 has its own unique Weapon Specific reticle - Assault Rifles have a more traditional crosshair and Shotguns display the blast radius around the reticle. For an extra challenge, you can also choose an All White option that is similar to the default option, but doesn't change to red when you are over an enemy. 

A look at the three reticle options is above and you can also check out the different reticle displays in our Design & Technology Series video on Targeting and Weapons. To access the Reticle options in game, pause and enter the Settings Menu, and from there select the Gameplay option.


Max Payne 3 Game Tips:
Targeting and Additional Settings in Max Payne 3 | Getting Started

  • DutchStoneron June 4 2012, 5:18amReplyFlag
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    • TRAPCITYon June 3 2012, 6:51pmReplyFlag
      join xDx DREAMxTEAM xTx..... top 5 retired crew in gta iv on xbox 360.. please apply now and request invite... this crew is not for the week, loyalty is a must, to be the best we need the best of them.... max of 50-100.. lets get it!!!!
      • F3ARL3SS_F4Z3on May 28 2012, 12:23pmReplyFlag
        This will help me when i try 2 complete the story OLD SCHOOL. Thanks:)
        • thespeedtapper4on May 24 2012, 10:13pmReplyFlag
          i just love the look of the pistol in this game
          • _FVQU_on May 24 2012, 8:54pmReplyFlag
            Does the Weapon Specific setting change to Red when you target an enemy?
          • R* Aon May 24 2012, 8:42pmReplyFlag
            Hey everyone - for anyone with feedback on tuning or other issues with the game you'd like considered - please make sure to send it to
            We're having a look at community feedback there. Cheers all.

            • Frankensteineron May 24 2012, 6:13pmReplyFlag
              Can barely see the reticle when using weapons with laser sights. Makes them pretty much unusable for me.
            • Aiden11on May 24 2012, 5:08pmReplyFlag
              how long does the analyzing network take on max payne 3 multiplayer
              • zell92i75on May 24 2012, 3:58pmReplyFlag
                hey R*
                I expected a super multiplayer and very realistic and strategic and I am disappointed you will hold no two seconds without getting killed there is no realistic for me,The big negative is that it is far too arcade, you say a very realistic and strategic multiplayer there is nothing of the two except the mods is a stategic. but story mod is a masterpiece ^^is a great experience thank for that
                • THEN00BUHATEon May 24 2012, 3:39pmReplyFlag
                  in terms of reticles, you guys need to make the pistols reticle like the other one handed weapons, in multiplayer its too accurate because its just a dot that always goes down the middle
                  • mattiejson May 24 2012, 2:59pmReplyFlag
                    NOOOOOO! What a let down. Here I am thinking its May 24th we must be getting something on GTA V. I waited all day. Then I come home and theres nothing. Thanks for the tips about the reticle btw.
                  • Str8upchaldo13on May 24 2012, 2:34pmReplyFlag
                    @Rockstar a lot of you said that there will be PC news throughout this week but there hasn't been anything yet. Can we expect news on it tomorrow?
                    • R* Aon May 24 2012, 8:37pmReplyFlag
                      @Str8upchaldo13 We said there will be Max Payne 3 PC news starting this week - keep an eye out at the Newswire tomorrow. Cheers.
                  • DrZoWton May 24 2012, 2:21pmReplyFlag
                    Rockstar are you there? No news today, nothing on Twitter, that's suspicious.

                    Anyway, I remember you talking about crews being created before the 15th of May. What kind of privileges do they get?

                    Just finished the solo, wonderful and explosive. Thanks.
                  • PabtheFabon May 24 2012, 2:01pmReplyFlag
                    Hey R*! How come my comment explaining how and why it is NOT Sam's Houser's birthday gets deleted while all other comments about this subject are still here?

                    Anyway, keep up the good work, loved (and still loving) Max Payne 3. Hope we have some good news about GTA V, Agent, and (why not) a sequel to Canis Canem Edit soon...
                    • YourFavoriteMuteon May 24 2012, 1:34pmReplyFlag
                      The Rockstar's Facebook is down ?
                      • Sprunk1995on May 24 2012, 1:52pmReplyFlag
                        @YourFavoriteMute Some people (Including me) have a problm with the Rockstar Games Facebook page, when you click the page link, it takes you to Facebook homepage.
                        If you have the same problem, no, the page is not down but it's that problem, hopefully they fix it soon
                      • Giudicazioneon May 24 2012, 2:01pmReplyFlag
                        @Sprunk1995 Ehy guys... I will give you a big help...

                        are you minors (under 18) on your FB account? ;)
                      • Sprunk1995on May 24 2012, 2:12pmReplyFlag
                        @Giudicazione I'm 16 yeah.
                        But i don't think it's because of that, not just because it's "Rockstar Games" means that you need to be 18
                      • Giudicazioneon May 24 2012, 2:57pmReplyFlag
                        @Sprunk1995 And, instead, you're wrong. Edit your birthdate and try,
                      • Sprunk1995on May 24 2012, 3:11pmReplyFlag
                        @Giudicazione Somehow it worked x)
                        Thanks bro
                    • Unclebeezon May 24 2012, 1:27pmReplyFlag
                      ok. is it possible to give us how much longer it will be til you give out new info for "that game" that everyone has been wanting new info about? i mean,i know your glad that were glad and pumped about it but please tell me that and i give you my word, i wont mention another thing about it... not trying to be aggervating cause i know fan constantly aggervating and asking yall about it.. including myself.. or i guess youe anything out and figure eventually well get tired of asking about it. which personally i am :) bout to give up anyway ha.. ANYWAY>>>>>congrats on max payne 3, i love it
                      • raghavrockson May 24 2012, 1:12pmReplyFlag
                        Rockstar I had pre-ordered MP3 and got the classic multiplayer character pack.I redeemed the code from the Xbox Live marketplace menu in the game.The Dlc was even downloaded but I am not being able to chose an avatar for my matches.The option for classic characters is not there only in the avatar menu.
                        I had sent this message 2 days ago to Mouthoff.....but no reply yet!

                        • R* Xon May 24 2012, 1:20pmReplyFlag
                          @raghavrocks Please send your problem to and we will get this sorted for you.
                      • ErnestoRockon May 24 2012, 1:10pmReplyFlag
                        While when i first got MP3 i had trouble with aiming, i must've died 15 times in a row (god only knows how much I raged), however after some practice I'm now better and trying hard difficulty.
                      • brando187on May 24 2012, 12:34pmReplyFlag
                        if u find all the gold guns in single player do they turn gold in multiplayer?
                        • R* Kon May 24 2012, 12:35pmReplyFlag
                          @brando187 Hello mate, If you find all of the golden guns in single player, then you will be able to equip them to your MP Loadouts
                        • brando187on May 24 2012, 12:41pmReplyFlag
                          @ awesome sauce
                      • Sprunk1995on May 24 2012, 12:32pmReplyFlag
                        Rockstar is there a possibility to make the PC event of Max Payne 3 a few weeks later in June ? You're gonna release the game 1st June, if the event is on 3 June we will not know how to play, needs some practice so we can discover the game, also some people maybe will not buy the game on day one.
                        I hope there is more PC events after the one of June though
                        • R* Xon May 24 2012, 12:37pmReplyFlag
                          @Sprunk1995 We'll absolutely having more PC events through out the summer - stay tuned for our Summer Calender announcement next week.
                        • VinnieGognitti0on May 24 2012, 12:42pmReplyFlag
                          @ rockstar what about double xp or tripple xp ? on special days or events this summer for max payne 3
                        • R* Kon May 24 2012, 12:52pmReplyFlag
                          @VinnieGognitti0 We are planning double XP events for this summer and we'll keep you posted on dates, cheers
                        • Sprunk1995on May 24 2012, 1:17pmReplyFlag
                          @ Good to hear
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