Rockstar Game Tips: Max Payne 3 Pro Loadouts Part Three – Payne Killer

Posted on June 20 2012, 7:53am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

For the latest in our series of choice strategic Loadouts suggested by members of the Max Payne 3 Multiplayer development team, we turn our attention to Payne Killer (with a special shout to Social Club member CrazyNiko187 who requested some Payne Killer Loadout suggestions back when we did our Deathmatch set). Designed as the multiplayer evolution of Max Payne 2’s "Dead Man Walking" mode, Payne Killer puts a team of two players in the shoes of Max and Passos, with everyone else gunning to take them down.

When playing as the opposing force, your primary objective is killing Max or Passos in order to become them. Easier said than done though, as they’re given a full complement of painkillers, adrenaline and high-powered ammo. Therefore, the key in building your Loadout is creating a combination that allows you to get in close, and provides you with the firepower to stand up to them once you do.

This Loadout has a strong emphasis on dealing damage while also absorbing it, for those players looking to go toe-to-toe with Max and Passos. The M500 shotgun will ensure your attacks leave their mark, while the crafty Item strategy will nudge the balance of power over to your side.

Two Handed Weapon Slot: M500 (with Barrel Upgrade, Laser Sight and Gas Systems Kit)
Single Handed Weapon Slot: The PT92 (with Extended Mag and Gas Systems Kit) deals damage while you work your way into shotgun range.
Projectile: The Flash Grenade prevents Max and Passos from locking on as you approach
Burst Slot: Intuition will tell you where Max and Passos are if they go into hiding
Item Head Slot: Military Goggles will protect your eyes when Flash Grenades are popping all around you
Item Chest Slot: Heavy Body Armor offers protection while you unleash your shotgun
Item Gear Slot: Booby Trap will score you some points whenever Max or Passos try to loot your fallen body
Item Gear Slot: Quick Holster gives you faster reloads when you're in a tight spot
Item Gear Slot: Pocket Watch takes the sting out of their Bullet Time and turns it into your friend

Dispatching Max and Passos quickly and quietly is the thinking behind this custom Loadout. By keeping the weight down and selecting items designed for stealth and quick recovery, you can ambush your targets when they least expect it, and before the other players have a chance to pull the trigger.

Single Handed Weapon Slots: Dual-wield Auto 9mm (with Extended Mag and Gas Systems Kit) to get the lead flying
Projectile: Use a Grenade to knock your targets down as you approach
Burst Slot: Intuition will tell you where Max and Passos are if they go into hiding
Item Gear Slot: Sneakers will mask your footsteps so you can spring your attacks
Item Gear Slot: Field Bandages will start the healing process more quickly if they do land a shot on you
Item Gear Slot: Sutures will also get you back to full health more quickly

Give these Loadouts a try and let us know in the comments if they make a difference - or if you think you've found even stronger combinations. Also give us a shout to request anything else specific from Max Payne 3's multiplayer or single-player experience that you'd love some tips on and we'll look to oblige in a future edition.

Previous Rockstar Game Tips:
Max Payne 3 Pro Loadouts Part One - Gang Wars
Max Payne 3 Pro Loadouts Part Two - Deathmatch Variants
Tailoring Your Controls in Max Payne 3

  • KeL1366on January 2 2015, 8:36pmReplyFlag
    there are still some empty slots in Max Payne 3, it is possible to leave a new dlc? more items,?
    • ricardopfnoson June 28 2012, 1:39amReplyFlag
      to dentro
      • xXDannyXxMPon June 26 2012, 3:38pmReplyFlag
        It's really a good game!I really like it,but I don't know what weapon is better.Could you master help me with this please?And many times when I try to connect to a room it give me many errors (get out of the room,always I remain in the room)and sometimes it not save final round or even more before I leave.Help!
        • DonPiano115on June 26 2012, 5:32amReplyFlag
          hello R* i would like to ask you about youtube can i make lets play videos and upload them ? or is it not allowed to make lets plays ?
          grettings gtavdreamer
          • GRANDTHEFTBATOon June 25 2012, 1:18amReplyFlag
          • Tomik456on June 24 2012, 4:46amReplyFlag
            I need the activation codes on Max Payne 3
          • McAwesomePants69on June 23 2012, 12:10pmReplyFlag
            uh i would love to try out these classes but i am only a level 21... oh yeah people are saying that the cemetery map was a preorder bonus at gamestop but i got it and i didnt preorder and got it a while after it came out...
            • nickywillon June 23 2012, 12:07pmReplyFlag
              When will the new map pack and online load out adjustment come out?
              • R* Yon June 23 2012, 12:52pmReplyFlag
                @nickywill Look for details on the Local Justice Map Pack to come in a few days time
            • Gothamsavior24on June 23 2012, 8:39amReplyFlag
              Who else is having trouble finding a game in Multiplayer on Max Payne 3? I haven't played in ages because I can't find anyone!
            • DonPiano115on June 22 2012, 5:30pmReplyFlag
              I buyed today max payne 3 ! and... ITS GREAT! i think its the best game of 2012
              thanks R* !!!!
            • SWAMPTHING36on June 21 2012, 8:51pmReplyFlag
              Rollaw , I have tried the free aim mode and have a hard time adjusting. Is there some technique that you can share that would help my game ?
              • R* Yon June 22 2012, 11:00amReplyFlag
                @SWAMPTHING36 Try adjusting your aiming sensitivity for both vertical and horizontal movement, that might help get you to the place you want to be
            • mattiejson June 21 2012, 4:47pmReplyFlag
              Nothing better than gettin stoned and playing Max Payne 3
              • Bcool48on June 21 2012, 4:26pmReplyFlag
                Dear R* will there be another asked and anwersed?
                • R* Yon June 22 2012, 11:01amReplyFlag
                  @Bcool48 We don't usually announce when a new one is coming, but thanks for asking
              • Ehud1977on June 21 2012, 2:36pmReplyFlag
                the game on multiplayer wont let you pick no other maps. only the bus depot it goes to no matter what please fix this problem and help us out its no fun and getting very boaring and write us back asap thankss mark and cliff
              • iLewisGTAon June 21 2012, 2:35pmReplyFlag
                @R*, I'm really confused with this Rockstar Pass........Will if I have purchased the R* Pass, will I get all future DLC for free? Coz thats what support told me........or will I still have to pay for the DLC even with the Rockstar Pass?

                • miGma06on June 21 2012, 2:39pmReplyFlag
                  @iLewisGTA With Rockstar Pass, you will have all the DLCs without paying any more, including the special edition prizes
                • Tom543on June 21 2012, 2:42pmReplyFlag
                  @iLewisGTA You'll get all the downloads at no extra charge if you have the Rockstar pass. The purpose is to save you $15 versus buying each DLC individually (and to get what they can out of us now because they know their gonna lose a lot of MP3 players once GTAV comes out)
                • iLewisGTAon June 21 2012, 2:43pmReplyFlag
                  @miGma06 What are the special edition prizes? I bought the normal Max Payne 3 game with the R* pass for an extra £20.
                • miGma06on June 21 2012, 3:05pmReplyFlag
                  @iLewisGTA Classic Multiplayer Character Pack, Cemetery Map etc.. I guess there are a few more but I don't remember atm. So if you've bought the R* Pass you don't need to worry, you have all the DLCs. The only difference is that those who pre-ordered the game are able to play with preorder prizes atm, but you have to wait for it to come out. But when it is out - you will be able to use
                • iLewisGTAon June 21 2012, 3:08pmReplyFlag
                  @miGma06 I Pre-Ordered it and got the Cemetary map and thats all I got
                • miGma06on June 21 2012, 3:27pmReplyFlag
                  @iLewisGTA Sorry, I meant special edition prizes.. If you preordered the standard edition, you only get one dlc - and it changes according to where you preordered the game (every store gives a different dlc as prize)
                • Dukeofibanezon June 21 2012, 5:58pmReplyFlag
                  @miGma06 Is that confirmed? I did not pre-order MP3 but I would love to play the Cemetery Map. I have the Rockstar pass and can't wait for the Map packs.
                • R* Yon June 22 2012, 11:01amReplyFlag
                  @Dukeofibanez The Cemetery map will eventually be released for all platforms, we haven't announced a release date yet but stay tuned
              • ErnestoRockon June 21 2012, 10:32amReplyFlag
                I really am frustrated with this game. I simply cannot play it. Im rank 40 and im simply disgusted with my performance. I will just give it up.
                • Tom543on June 21 2012, 2:53pmReplyFlag
                  @ErnestoRock This game is surprisingly easy if you have the right loadout, and if you time your painkillers and or big dog burst correctly. And since your at 40, give the G6 Commando a try if you haven't already. That gun is beast and it only get better as you rank it up. Also, it's a ton of fun to use. Military Goggles are also way more valuable than the pointless helmet, if that's what you use. Look at your stats. I'll bet only 5% of your deaths are due to headshots, so the vest is what you need for protection. The goggles help you identify booby trapped corpses so you can collect painkillers and adrenaline without getting blown up, and the lockbox keeps your painkillers when you die. Painkillers are like the green 1up mushrooms in Super Mario. And vampire fangs help when your fighting against multiple people at once.
                • R* Yon June 21 2012, 3:18pmReplyFlag
                  @ErnestoRock What's your preferred loadout?
                • ErnestoRockon June 22 2012, 6:38amReplyFlag
                  @Tom543 thanks for the tips! I will give them a try!
                • Tom543on June 22 2012, 10:37amReplyFlag
                  @ErnestoRock No prob man. Always glad to help out a struggling gamer.
                • iRock_Staron February 9 2013, 7:08pmReplyFlag
                  @Tom543 Thanks for the tips. I did take note of everything you listed and am using it. Tryin my best to keep it all in mind.
              • Meyus-007on June 21 2012, 7:42amReplyFlag
                First guy looks like Bob Marley, lol.
              • walshawon June 21 2012, 5:42amReplyFlag
                off topic..sorry...anyone had one of these issues.? unregistered kills on kill meter and also some lost xp..contacted support..cheers!
                • VolginXon June 21 2012, 5:27amReplyFlag
                  Seeing the multiplayer so poor of activity im gonna return to play dc online or battlefield 3 :S
                • Dino_jaramon June 21 2012, 5:07amReplyFlag
                  hey R* u guys f**kin rule!!!!!
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