Taking Aim at Cheaters in Max Payne 3

Posted on June 12 2012, 3:24pm | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

We're aware that a small minority of players are spoiling the Max Payne 3 multiplayer experience for honest players with cheats and hacks, and while certain issues will be dealt with in forthcoming title updates, today we'd like to make it clear that anyone using these nefarious methods will be dealt with.
 
Anyone found to have used hacked saves, modded games, or other exploits to gain an unfair advantage in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, or to circumvent the leaderboards will be quarantined from all other players into a "Cheaters Pool", where they'll only be able to compete in multiplayer matches with other confirmed miscreants. In the event we decide to absolve any of these cheaters for their past transgressions they may re-enter play with the general public, however a second offense will result in their indefinite banishment. In either case, we will be removing invalid leaderboard entries to ensure that the players at the top of the charts have earned their spots fairly.
 
If you see anyone in Max Payne 3 multiplayer using invincibility hacks, infinite adrenaline, score cheating or doing anything else suspicious, just send us an email at maxpayne3.banhammer@rockstargames.com and include the following:
 
  • Platform (PC, PS3 or Xbox 360)
  • Cheater’s Gamertag / ID
  • Description of the violation
  • If possible, please include concrete evidence, such as a video or a screenshot

Please do not use the previous email address we had in place for Red Dead Redemption, as that is only for past games, and do not use this or any other comment thread to post names of suspected cheaters. Note that we do not ban players for using legitimate tactics to which some players may object, such as camping.  If you are experiencing in-game harassment over voice chat, please block the player and report the Gamertag or PSN ID directly to Microsoft or Sony.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation in helping to keep Max Payne 3 Multiplayer on the up-and-up.

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  • R* Yon August 21 2012, 2:42pmFlag
    The Newswire comments is not the place to discuss cheating. If you want to report a cheater or find out why you've been thrown in the cheater's pool, contact maxpayne3.banhammer@rockstargames.com.
  • ChrisPhiIIipson June 29 2014, 8:27amReplyFlag
    Hi Rockstar on max payne 3 for the ps3 platform there is a player using the id SoLDiERx_xGiiRL who is using an invisible mod to kill players whilst in deathmatch games spoiling the experience for other players in the game. I wanted to make this noticed to rockstar as the game is being spoiled by cheaters using invisibility mods to enhance their killcount stats. As a regular user of the game who plays normally it is fustrating to join a lobby where i get constantly killed by players who i can't see in game. Please could you look into this matter thanks
    • Lexar43 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
      @ChrisPhiIIips
      Hello buddy. A lot of these players are now, spoil the fun. I play Max Payne 3 unless the third year I have a basic level 50 and there are many situations where the player burst in the (enlarged) magazine weapon IA2 AR, UAR-21 or M4 assault (all upgraded to level 10) without a scratch on his energy, and he I can kill two three shots. Recently if you write about the invisible players met with Zone6killa that did not appear on the map and kill all the flies. I'm surprised that RR nothing was done, because MP3 is a really great game. I hope it will improve the stability of the servers are, because they leave a lot to be desired. Yours sincerely Lexar4
  • sylvesterking1on May 7 2014, 11:01pmReplyFlag
    they at it again i call it lag switching but u may call it hot wiring 111_Boi_Dog_111 and Jabangoe they crew name tag for ps3 is AK47 please investigate
    • homerlvsbeeron March 17 2014, 7:33pmReplyFlag
      i have noticed some cheating today. you can tell.. also there must be a cheat that makes you the same colour as your enemy team. i noticed one player who was on another team who kept shooting me. but she was always white like my team members. why cant people see how much it damages a great game. this is a great game online this is my first play and i really liked it. but the cheating spoilt it so much. if you want to cheat do it in your single player games, but grow up. when it comes to multiplayer. you should have some respect for the players who are playing and for the developers who made this game. you are destroying it. your a jerk. for doing it. i hope everyone is caught and banned for at least a year.
      • SamRosevelton June 25 2013, 6:29amReplyFlag
        Quite a few Russian Hackers on Max Payne 3 PC lately. 'Sabolet' is a major hacker. Vote to Kick him for cheating whenever possible.
        • theytookmyjob1on June 18 2013, 9:15amReplyFlag
          all of rota clan members are some hacking modders especially saips_123, stan_smith--fr--,---ie_monsta, i know that the bomb suit weighs allot but these guys have unlimited stamina unlimited adrenaline... I love to play mp3 but if this hacker/modder problem doesn't get patched im going to put my copy away and just wait for gtav... If their was a way that all lvl 50 players just play with lvl 50 players i would greatly appreciate it... Thanks in advance

          player: theytookmyjob1
          • raising_moonon August 28 2013, 10:07amReplyFlag
            @theytookmyjob1 absolutely agree! 13Br clan and Bope clan too. Stan_Smith-FR- and Alex_Gabriel are ones of the biggest cheaters in MP3. They can kill you with the one-hand shotgun from far away.
          • Donnie_Brasco_FRon September 28 2013, 3:35pmReplyFlag
            @theytookmyjob1 It's STAN_SMITH--FR--
            I am not a cheater like you write, you are a liar, you dont have any proof,fortunately Rockstar dont banned me.
            I want that those who liar get ---d of the game. If you want some advices on the game, or want to play with the best (THUG) just say it, dont liar. I have 4,78 KDR on gang wars over 53000 victims WITHOUT cheating so u have to respect and shut your mouth.In GTA5, I will restore your brain with the one-hand shotgun like in MP3.
          • Donnie_Brasco_FRon September 28 2013, 3:39pmReplyFlag
            @raising_moon It's true that peoples who are from Brazil are doubtful concerning some game détails.
            But like we have no proof, we have to shut ur mouth.

        • Lt.Ellen.Ripleyon May 31 2013, 7:47amReplyFlag
          To install a game is not the same as a hack to install
          • Lt.Ellen.Ripleyon May 31 2013, 7:43amReplyFlag
            Installing a game doesnt mean installing a hack.
            • Denominiatoron May 6 2013, 6:19amReplyFlag
              is rockstar ever gonna do something about hackers? clearly this report method doesnt work , as a matter fact i see more hackers now than ever on ps3, and you know what i didnt care until they started crashing my ps3 system by freezing YOUR bad developed game, why u guys dont release patches for gta 4 or updates or SOMETHING?!
              • TheRedOutlawon May 31 2013, 3:03amReplyFlag
                @Denominiator I got video evidence, showed everything, nothing was done. Clearly lagging and you couldnt kill people. They use programs and hack and cheat, and nothing gets done. People complain saying that I go behind a wall so an obvious cheater can't kill me, and I'm the bad guy? The cheaters get mad at me, yet........they are cheating! wtf
              • shishobhanon May 20 2014, 3:57amReplyFlag
                @TheRedOutlaw I have the evidence rockstart hackers are cheating like drinking water , that easy . I have made a video and I am reporting and if i see this particular cheater again i will never buy your product , it wont make a difference but the respect will be gone PLEASE reply Rock*
            • Denominiatoron April 18 2013, 8:15amReplyFlag
              GTA 4 on PS3 is completely out control every room i join theres a hacker, they are either spawning destructible cars, and if you mess with them they either nuke u no matter where u are, or they put a bunch of blocks around your character so u cant ride cars or aim, is pretty much " play by their rules or find a new room", now something thats been happening lately that truly annoys me and bothers me is that somehow they can CRASH your system by lagging the room so hard and causing the game to crash freezing your ps3 and forcing your to reset it, this is no acceptable and the irony is that you guys spend time doing those little " play with the devs online events" im sure you people ar R* have seen these hacks, question is WHY YOU DONT PATCH THE GAME!?!?!??!!?!?!?!? or why dont you include in the tittle cellphone an option to report for hacking, of course thats nothing if you at R* dont look up the reports banning a psn account will just make the hackers... make a new one... so the only way is to get sony to system id bann their console, or at least make multiplayer only available for players who have beat the game so they cant keep making new accounts
            • Spike_Razzoron March 16 2013, 1:58pmReplyFlag
              Rockstars problem isn't being unable to make good games, its the poor online management which is downright pathetic for a huge company like this. Just look at its last few games, they did little or nothing to --- the problem in the bud and in the end the problem infested the game, you can notice this trend all the way back to GTAIV all the way up to MP3. Personally I never bought MP3 because I knew this would happen sooner or later and low and behold strike 3, I won't be picking up GTAV on release I'm. Gonna sit back and watch to see if they're worth giving my cash to or if they've become like Activision and EA and just don't care anymore.
              • Denominiatoron May 9 2013, 6:31amReplyFlag
                @Spike_Razzor i totally agree with you, rockstar online management its so pathetic for such a big company, reminds me of Blizzard and WoW they have like the worst customer support well its activition what can u expect... and i believe i will be waiting also a couple of months before getting my gta5 because i wont put up or support a developer that doesnt take care of their customers, specially when they only reply here to what they want and they avoid the real issue " like any dirty politician" This mod/hack thing has gotten so out of control...today this guy named AMG_MANiAC just joins a room im in which is full and im having a lot of fun and sudenly he starts nuking the whole room and lagging it, i sent him a message to stop, he reply back with "FREEZE" and guess what? he f**king crashed my gta4, my ps3 and i had to do a hard reset, but no people are rockstar are happy with their little online events and rainbows in candyland they play it like theres nothing going on, you dont even see them mention any of this on tweeter or their website, just look at how old is this article they probably wont even read this..
            • Gaming4Lifeon December 14 2012, 12:03amReplyFlag
              Hey Rockstar, needing help with Max Payne 3-Bought the game(retail version), installed, and installed all the patches. While I can load it, and sign into the social club, after I press escape to start playing, it crashes with an error message. I have already spoken to Tech support about this, and sent them screenshots, etc. Uninstalled the game, did a fresh install of windows, andf reinstalled. My system specs are:Windowsxp home, Nvidia GT240 Graphics card, 2 Gb of Ram. One telephone agent I spoke with said it might be a hard ware failure, and to take out one ram module at different times, to see if that solves the issue. Any suggestions? Please help
              • SubtlyAggressiveon November 26 2012, 4:22pmReplyFlag
                @R* M, Where's the email address for GTA:IV (PC) hackers? And why allow mods in the first place? I want to play the game Rockstar created, not a dressed up, laggy ass version of it. And if you're going to allow mods, ban it from multiplayer gameplay.

                @flopperstopper1, isn't it a form of copyright infringement when you ALTER the game in any way shape or form? There's Windows LIVE Terms and Conditions you have to agree to before you can play online. Aren't modders, hackers, and cheaters, in direct (or even indirect) violation of this agreement? I'm not saying legal action is necessary, but speaking of legality, it shouldn't matter if you PAID for it or not. It's still SYSTEM TAMPERING and Rockstar should be enforcing their T&C.

                I've actually read most of the new T&C. Hasn't anyone else?
                • flopperstopper1on November 30 2012, 6:33pmReplyFlag
                  @SubtlyAggressive you agree to these rules same as i did and modders, hackers, and cheaters in general are bad when they ruin gameplay for people who can't level the playing field rockstar sets out with everybodies intrest at heart but it gets way overwhelming for them when people start to flood into them with complaints of people cheating and modding. most of these cases cant be proven and rockstar isnt going to go into great length to just stop people direct from cheating. they worry about selling games and dont let them fool you on that they could really care less what you do with it after. just so long as you arent harming someone else in your enjoyment. these people who get on and hack or lag the game up to make an advantage for themselves do suck when you run up on them but there are so many wrongly accused like i said in earlier post. rockstar is trying to passify us all by making the cheaters room and i would about bet money that for ps3 and xbox 360 there prolly isnt many people at all playing in that pool not as many as there actually could or should be. most people utilize the wireless internet function on there ps3 and dont realize it causes lag n such, not really enough lag to be mentionable but guys i play that are wired from there modem to there ps3 have alot faster gameplay. guys i talk to watch my player lag all the time or i can be doing something and one my guys on my team come running through and i say just saw you turn the corner and in fact they have done turned the corner and actually halfway across the room before i can see it just cause of the wireless lag a wireless modem causes. the people with higher internet speeds also have a little bit faster advantage there too if you get more info processed quicker you see things faster and better. thats how alot of the guys are beating you or shooting you up alof of the deal when you see em shoot you once and you die and have ten holes in you is from that fact there and it causes so much controvercy. best thing you can do when you run across someone you actually think is cheating is to just bite the bullet and leave. if you have time to get video of a match then go for it and let rockstar decide what to do just watch how you make your video and make sure you see a violation. just cause i get on there and shoot ya a dozen times dont run off and start hollerin ya gonna report me. the worst thing ive seen on this game thus far has been a modded controller they are the only thing i can see as being a threat on this game and you can tell who is using one of them just by watching them when they fire a rifle there rifle looks like it wants to jump over there heads and pistols the same way. the people who are playing with the controller cant tell there player is movin around all eratic but anyone playin them can see it plain as day. there has been very very few people i have run up on in this game that were actually cheating and i dont know what the heck they were doing. most of there names looked middle eastern and prolly werent real anyways either way ive seen em do some weird stuff and ive played this game since it came out and have played a couple times with about everyone that plays on ps3 id imagine at one time or another and these guys that i see cheating you never see there names again. either way it goes on here im not gonna rant and rave about how many people beat me or anything else if i run into someone im uncomfortable playing with i get out of the match im in. thats my freedom and one that cant be taken away same as all of you. if you are playing someone who is stomping you in the ground kinda sit back and watch them figure out why it is they are beating you. most of it is going to be very simple mistakes you are making that could be corrected. the only time you will die is when you make a mistake and its nice when you finally figure out one of those mistakes and you cant be taken out like that anymore but its all trial and error. and to you question about gta4 and it being full of hackers n such on pc there aint much of a way for rockstar to do anything there either. the same hacks that you are seeing are hacks they use themselves to go in and work on the game so they cant just cut it all off if they did the game would be uneditable by them. people are gonna program and hack and keep on doin what they do and nothin can or will be done. either way it goes as much as it could suck sometimes there is more good comes from it than bad. remember at one point in time these guys developing the games had to learn how to hack the games up too make things for them. there will never be a time when rockstar is going to just shut down and say no cheating. like i told ya you done messed up n payed ya money and it dont look like your gonna pay anything extra or send em a donation to pay for a referee to come into each and every match you get into to see if anyones cheatin or not and there not going to set aside lots of the budget money they have to put
              • Vadik_BOSSon November 18 2012, 1:57pmReplyFlag
                damn RockStar, at first check information about informers of cheaters. cause half of them are cheaters too.
                • MALAPUon November 11 2012, 9:36pmReplyFlag
                  -------------- HACK -----------------

                  is true, many players players are invisible, and are impossible to kill.
                  please, update the game to be clean operation possible, as before.
                  Today, 12/11/2012 I found many players with this ability to hack sucio.hacen impossible battles, and I can not do clanes.yo a screenshot, and also record video, because I can not screen capture and recording, but reporter many players from the xbox360, about cheating, and console modifications.
                  • Chevi2012on November 1 2012, 5:47amReplyFlag
                    i think R* should have a list of things to look out for with regards to cheaters and send out a newsletter or somethin... like invisible players.. or infinite health or whatever constitutes as a real cheater so we all can know and verify a real cheater without reporting players who are actually very good at the game... i came acros a guy who just wouldnt die.. i though he has cheating but turns out he had the pill bottle item which allowed him to have more payne killers.. another guy asked me if i was cheating because i killed him so many times.. wtf.. sometimes its just our egos that cant handle the losing when we so used to winning... CAPE TOWN!! hopaaa
                    • WarMachidaon October 27 2012, 4:18pmReplyFlag
                      R* did a great job giving a new life to the Max Payne series, unfortunately there are some "gamers" that don't respect the online community, nor respect THEMSELVES. How can you have fun killing your enemies WHILE YOU'RE INVISIBLE? I'm a good player myself, with a 2.20 K/D, playing the game on weekends, and I don't mind dual wield only, or RPG spammers, or whatever... but using external software to modify the game and console is WRONG is so many levels... this hurts the XBL's (and probably PSN's) code of conduct, and probably violates R* policies too. I hope these hackers have their consoles and accounts permabanned from their online services.
                      • flopperstopper1on October 25 2012, 1:46amReplyFlag
                        you guys have done paid your money for this game and others. nothing is going to happen to anyone as long as people are handing these guys money they will try to stop a little of this and that but nowhere are ya gonna find a company willing to sacrifice there time and money that they have sunk into a game to go in and start banning people who bought there game. it will never happen. and for all you guys sayin that gow aries and christ 3-16 are cheaters are still mistaken these guys are really good and are not cheaters. if you would take the time to talk to em a second instead of runnin em in the ground with bad comments they would tell ya why they are as good as they are. i beleive a cheater should be punished to the full extent on here or anywhere. if you load a bat in major league baseball and get caught you dont get to play major league ball anymore and it should be the same here. there are guys that do cheat and most of it is done with a modded controller. other then that i dont think there is to awful many ways for em to cheat on ps3 anyways. it really wouldnt be worth anyones time to do all that modding to a ps3 system in my opinion just to win a match. thats my two cents and it may not be worth much. just let the players play and find a way that works for you on here and just go with it aint much else you can do. if not then just get your buddies toghether and do a private match if you dont want to play with random folks on here to me its just part of the challenge of the game. the next set of maps and such is going to make alot of stuff even more challenging for everyone and even some of yall that cant seem to get the hang of things might have a chance then. none of my words here will prolly never change anything but it gets old hearing the same crap and rockstar is prolly gettin tired of hittin up everyone on here to see if they are cheating. you guys are taking away from what rockstar could be doing to make this game better and begging them to make the game fit your playing style more and cut off the guys that are able to play the game in the way rockstar set it out. im not no great player or anything and gow aries and christ 3-16 dont need me taking up for them they know what they do and i dont cheat may camp a little and aint gonna lie bout that but the way things is going here you guys are out with all guns pretty much makin it hard for people to play the game. ive enjoyed playing this game since the week it came out and ive had my butt handed to me to gow aries and christ 3-16 and i keep playin em not one time have i ran out of a match with those guys. sorry also to everyone for having to read this rant also if you took the time to read it. just bothers me that rockstar cant get the map packs n such done in time and then i get on here and look and there are threads eat up with people cryin about someone who beat em and accusing them of cheating. and i think alot of this sits on rockstars desk instead of the paperwork about all the map packs and addons. they are all wondering how they can make things right with yall instead of focusing on the game
                        • djentcrabon October 23 2012, 2:12pmReplyFlag
                          Over the past few days i have been called noting but a hacker! as i told the people over the mic if hey think this record my game play and submit it to banhammer, Now after saying this i will point out PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PLAY THEIR CLASS FULLSTOP! I have a very simple class i use suture, bandage, bigdog, heavy armour and a 1911 kitted out and it is lethal combination but yet im still called a hacker! now i dont even know how to hack people have this idea in their head that if you have a gaming pc you hack the s**t out of everything ! and im pretty sick of it what i really have to say about the people that do this because they keep getting bet is try a game your good at like pokemon or some s**t !
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