The Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Cheater Pool Is Live

Posted on July 10 2012, 1:06pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

As promised, we've taken steps to quarantine confirmed cheaters in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. Starting today, anyone we've found using hacked saves, modded games, or other exploits has officially been cordoned off in a dedicated cheater pool, confined to wallow with other unscrupulous reprobates.

If you have any questions about how the cheater pool works, check out our support article here. To report any potential violators, just fire off an email to including:
 • 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
Also, please be aware that the comments section of this post is NOT the place to plead your case if you've been banished to the cheater pool. If you feel you've been placed into the cheater pool in error, please email and be sure to provide your Social Club Nickname, Gamertag, or PSN ID along with a detailed explanation for why you think you might have been placed in the pool.
Thanks again for your cooperation and support.

  • R* Yon July 26 2012, 8:38pmFlag
    Thanks all for the feedback, if you have any specific questions about how the cheater pool process works you can fire off an email to
  • sylvesterking1on May 2 2014, 4:53pmReplyFlag
    the cheaters are back on max payne 3 please take them off
    • sylvesterking1on May 2 2014, 4:48pmReplyFlag
      i hate cheaters i spent money on fair and great game play
      • gbrunson December 30 2013, 8:11amReplyFlag
        COMPLAINT @ RockStar Games!
        Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer seems to be hacked again since mid of December 2013. There are many cheaters using an invisible or undead cheat.
        Yesterday 12/29/2013 - 6:47 pm I have rececived an "invitation" (as follows), from the user GREMLIN-s1ck from the UK, to use this cheat too:
        "there a glitch in macfarlanes farm to lvl up extra fast... find bodys on floor with no arms, slash them, then your screen will go blury, go to pikes basin, kill the law, keep your bounty, do pikes basin repeatedly, if you die, repeat the sequence with the body... have fun friend"
        Until this message I thought he was a serious gamer and not part of those wretched creatures who are destroying this fantastic game and are anoying all players who love the competition and playing the game with other serious gamers worldwide. Currently it is nearly impossible for serious gamers to play the RDR Multiplayer game, there are no sessions available which are not influenced by cheats, cheaters and hackers.
        So RockStar Games please do something against those cardsharpers immediately and ban all the idiots who just try to destroy this amazing game.
        • whiteboytheoon December 7 2013, 2:03pmReplyFlag
          How will you know if you have been added to the cheaters pool?
          • __L.J__on July 29 2013, 6:46amReplyFlag
            you should take very seriously kashif99,it's impossible to play with him and openly mocks you and your sheat pool,I must be the 100th person who complained about him
            • Top_Dollaron June 20 2013, 4:30pmReplyFlag
              I wonder why it's still cheaters out there? Why is people that is very hard to kill because they can take a lot more damage still out there? I bet people have reported many of them and myself I have reported one person that was invinsible with video evidence and I think he's gone now but it took WEEKS after my report to you. Anyway my point is if I knew the cheaters still out there would dissapear if I reported them now (even with evidence) I would. But I think it's just a lot work and they will still be there. Rockstar, don't you care about your great game shall be without all these cheaters? I mean you have this page here etc but still I wonder why all these cheaters are still here.

              PS. My crew has a very bad result against a few crews, why? Because they cheated. Im serious, and how fun is it when you can't know if a bad result is because you bad or played against cheaters? Well Rockstar if you ain't do more to take these cheaters away I seriosly hope you work better with this issue on GTA V.
              • GTA-Hauson June 10 2013, 4:27amReplyFlag
                I do hope (and expect) the ban hammer to make a trip to Los Santos this September too...
                • swerve_servinon January 21 2013, 4:18pmReplyFlag
                  Hey Rockstar!
                  Quick and simple question:
                  Does Rockstar consider people who user modded controllers cheaters? [modded controller meaning: a controller where the rate of fire is increased to impossible levels by tampering with it.]
                  YES or NO ?
                  • R* Yon March 11 2013, 11:50amReplyFlag
                    @swerve_servin Apologies for the late answer as this article is quite old, but yes, modded controllers or hardware of any kind is cheating.
                • ProudlyBritishUKon September 20 2012, 8:43pmReplyFlag
                  You should do one dor campers too.
                  • BIG_EDZOon September 16 2012, 2:30amReplyFlag
                    This is the first time I posted anything on here, but im just fed up with with BS on multiplayer. Not more than 10 mins ago I was on RDR trying to get some x3 xp and gamertag (Average Demigod) thought it would be funny to destroy me over and over with his rifle with automatic exploding rounds, When I said "thats messed up im going to report you" he openly admitted he is a modder and not the only one in the room, and also threatened to freeze my xbox. I went to another room and he followed me there continuing his BS, went to another room again and nothing worked right, buttons were doing different things, it was ridiculous. Again his xbox gamertag is Average Demigod, again Average Demigod. I'm up to my ears with this s**t, it completly ruins any chance of having any fun or even competing to rank up. sorry for the long post but please do something about him and the others, it's not right.
                    • Cobaason September 4 2012, 5:24amReplyFlag
                      On Xbox 360 there is a cheater who's gamertag is ESE KILLIN 562, he is totally invisible in every match i've seen him in and at lvl 10 he was able to beat multiple players at different legends ranging from 3 (Myself) to 6, his score was 30 kills to 3 deaths, those 3 deaths were from me blind firing the sawed off and throwing grenades into his general area, will you get rid of these players because they're ruining online multiplayer for a lot of people and its really frustrating when you keep coming across people that cheat!
                      • R* Yon September 11 2012, 4:45pmReplyFlag
                        @Cobaas Be sure to report that to, not here on the comments. Cheers.
                    • picciaon August 24 2012, 7:37pmReplyFlag
                      Hey R*, it's the third time that I get expelled from a good game because of "cheating". Of course no cheats at all were used, so I consider this behaviour a big fat BUG. Please fix it soon, 'cause it's getting really annoying :|
                      • XxCROSSOVERxXon August 11 2012, 3:18pmReplyFlag
                        Gow-Aries1 is a cheater and a serious spawn camper on Max Payne 3 for the Playstation 3. This punk uses a modded PS3 console with an aimbot and a modified controller. He can usually be found spawn camping hardcore with his girlfriend christ-3-16. That is if they are on the same team. Their cheap gaming tactics really become clear when they are on opposite teams. One of them spawn camps hardcore getting all the kills while the other one takes multiple kills leaving his team at a severe disadvantage. Its cheaters like Gow-Aries1 and christ-3-16 that are ruining the multiplayer aspect of Max Payne 3.
                        • GunzAblazzinon August 15 2012, 5:43amReplyFlag
                          @XxCROSSOVERxX You and your buddy ROGUESTATUSXI are serious poor losers lol.u got massacred by those guys . All night long . Ps3 uses updates to update and also scan for modes ps3s all the time .lol this Is a fact . Those buys are great players and have the best feud wins in max Payne . Lol oh what you were in the guys house and seen his modded ps3 controller lol sure u did oh and his ps3 unit . Lol a total fabrication . You and your pal should spend less time boosting your ranks and weapons . And practice and maybe u might win a game or two .. This shows how upset u r for losing . Wow . Many players have heard u crying on your blue tooth about losing during the games ... That is a fact
                      • bababooey6on August 6 2012, 2:16pmReplyFlag
                        If you are placed in the cheater pool can you belong to a crew?
                        • flopperstopper1on August 5 2012, 9:25pmReplyFlag
                          i think the cheaters pool is a good job on your part rockstar but the way you guys go about finding these guys puts people in a spot alot of times i reported to you guys a while ago back about a person who was cheating and i had everything i needed besides a dang video of the person cheating and since then ive run into that guy several more times and i just keep having to back out of my matches cause the person just flat out ruins the match when they start that mess you guys are gonna have to check up on these people also ive been in alot of matches as of late where there were cheaters and they somehow have a low rank level but have all the level 40 weapons. either way i wanted to let out the fact of you guys makeing it harder for us to turn in the cheaters than it is worth to catch them. and hopefully yall can consider doing some things differently when it comes to catching these guys
                          • Marks..on November 2 2012, 9:53pmReplyFlag
                            @flopperstopper1 I have the same problem with cheaters. I have no way to vid them so it dose no good to report them. I tried to report a guy that was cussing me out on top of his cheating. I found there's nothing we can do with out video. And I still have the problem of running in to him so I have his game ID tag in my PS3 block list for future reference.
                        • EASTC0AST_GH05Ton July 30 2012, 9:32amReplyFlag
                          I just hope once GTA V comes out you guys have the cheating in multiplayer in check cause the cheating on GTA IV is out of control. Everyone has modded Turbo controllers and frag sticks which increases there guns firerate so beginners and people who don't have modded controllers can't compete. If they don't have it under control GTA Vs MP will be doomed once it starts.
                          • ScottDavies88on March 29 2013, 11:17amReplyFlag
                            @EASTC0AST_GH05T absolutely agree with you there, Cheating The Ballad of Gay Tony (only tried x360 version) is way out of control. They Freezing peoples consoles, Setting other Players on fire out of nowhere, and obviously invincible/superfast cars etc.. Its got the the point im avoiding players/reporting for cheating every game in the hope I dont see them in try and kick them and no one else in the room will so they stay in and destroy the game for everyone. it baffles me really as its in free mode with no competitive element or XP gain.

                            I Have Faith in rockstar that they can and will monitor this well in GTAV.
                        • EASTC0AST_GH05Ton July 30 2012, 9:16amReplyFlag
                          Great idea
                          • Avelieron July 23 2012, 6:01pmReplyFlag
                            What I wanna know is how do people distinguish hackers/modders from regular, honest players?

                            The thing is, Ive had several people complain to me and my teammate of cheating even though we are not doing anything and using the weapons, bursts and items to make superior loadout builds to make us win, how is that cheating or hacking?

                            I think people who are losing or dying a lot fail to realize that their not knowledgeable enough about the game to be pointing fingers without actually knowing for sure who is and isn't a cheater/hacker.

                            As an example, a player accused my teammate of having a modded Mini - 30 that was fully automatic, but in reality he was just using the Super Sport shotgun.

                            I know we all hate cheaters and modders but people need to learn about the game as well before passing judgement.
                            • ACES-R-SMASHEDon August 24 2012, 11:53pmReplyFlag
                              @Avelier THIS IS A EXCELLENT POST !!!!!!
                            • ACES-R-SMASHEDon August 25 2012, 12:11amReplyFlag
                          • talosX19on July 21 2012, 9:10amReplyFlag
                            Going to agree with recent posters complaining hackers/modders are bypassing whatever catches have been put into place. So not only do regular players who want to enjoy the multiP of MP3 are getting owned in record droves by these people you also now have to add in, people degrading their connections so they get the lag compensator and why do we have to be constantly subjected to the whole world and not just our own nation? Ever play multiP TDM when your whole team speaks 4 different languages??

                            Excellent job on the singleplayer, absolutely horredous disastrous job on the multiplayer. Last rockstar game I ever purchase.
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