Earn Bonus XP in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer with Payne Thresholds

Posted on August 10 2012, 3:22pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Grab the most bags in Gang Wars to cross the Postmaster General Payne Threshold and earn bonus XP in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer.

Coming next week to Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, the debut of Payne Thresholds, a diverse set of multiplayer challenges designed to reward players with bonuses for accomplishing certain feats during the course of a multiplayer match. Each Payne Threshold has a Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum level, and once you cross each of the first three individual thresholds you're rewarded with bonus XP, while achieving the Platinum level of any Payne Threshold unlocks a new custom title for your multiplayer character.

You'll be able to track Payne Thresholds at the Max Payne 3 section of the Rockstar Social Club.

Bronze: 1,000 XP | Silver: 2,500 XP | Gold: 5,000 XP | Platinum: Custom Title
Plus, you'll also be able to check your personal bests for any Payne Threshold against your friends, Crewmates and the rest of the world both in-game and via the Social Club. The first three Payne Thresholds, which will each be available as part of the new Title Update coming next week, are documented below:
Adrenaline Rush
Earn the most adrenaline in a game
Take the most damage without dying
Postmaster General
Most packages delivered in a Delivery or Grab game during Gang Wars
Individual Payne Thresholds will only be available for a limited time - these three will open up starting with next week's Title Update goes live and last for only one week - so be sure to stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire, as well as our Twitter feed for updates and notifications of new challenges.

  • DarkStar_700on September 8 2012, 10:51pmReplyFlag
    well i contacted r* support about all these problems you guys are talking about cause im having the same problems and they told me that its not the game and the its something to do with my internet connection but i know thats not it cause every other game i play is fine and i had a nat type 2 and changed it to nat type 1 and the problems are still there and its most if not all the people playing mp3 multiplayer that are having these problems so i think its on there end. why would that say its not on there end i cant be the only one that sent support a message about these problems and not every gamer has bad internet connection but there response was it was something with my internet connection i have a wired connection and it works great on my pc and ps3 for anyother games at first i thought they might be right so i tried a few things but no luck problems still there so more people need to send support messages.
    • Cobaason September 5 2012, 8:00amReplyFlag
      With new payne thresholds coming out on a regular basis, will there ever be chance to go back and get the thresholds we missed? Some of them are so hard to get! i
      • Skiederpantson August 30 2012, 6:21amReplyFlag
        Hey Rockstar, a question on this, do you have to beat your previous score to register for a new payne threshold or can I potentially earn an extra 15000xp every match if I was to get gold on all 3??
        • FreightTrain54on September 9 2012, 1:59pmReplyFlag
          @Skiederpants No, you can get a total of 15000 XP (or 30K till midnight tonight) for the period. The 3 PT this week are for "first in" captures (total for the week), the other two are per match. if you break a tier, you get the XP, but until you hit the next level you wont get any more XP or rewards. So what I'm saying is once you go gold, no more XP bonus until the new thresholds come out the next week.
      • KennethBlackon August 29 2012, 8:20pmReplyFlag
        All the dlc is like rims and candy paint on a truck that has drivetrain problems, screw the accessories man, get, your fundamentls straightened out first
        • KennethBlackon August 29 2012, 8:15pmReplyFlag
          Seriously rockstar, your team is alienating your fanbase rapidly, I didn't experience these type of tech issues in either gta4 nor red dead redemption, what the hell is the problem with mp3
          • jrod1008on August 29 2012, 4:48pmReplyFlag
            how come i can not download the new free organized pack?
            • HabsCen10ialon August 28 2012, 8:39pmReplyFlag
              Okay sense the patch these are my problems

              1) When I die it shows my body flop to the ground but doesn't give me the option to re-spawn. (my options are to either A) let the time run out or B) quit.

              2) Teleporting backwards while I'm running around the map.

              3) Falling through the map.

              4) My title is not showing up and my stats are all wrong on my player card.
              • Skiederpantson August 28 2012, 4:05pmReplyFlag
                Rockstar, you finally activated the payne thresholds, and they never register, I must have looted about 50 bodies in a team death match, and I got nothing for it, and the game keeps locking up my xbox to the point where I have to turn it off and on again, this is terrible....I really really hope you get this sorted soon, coz my patience is wafer thin with it at the minute.....Also, I tried playing on every different game mode for a few hours and didn't see the new map come up once.......
                • PacKiddon August 27 2012, 11:32amReplyFlag
                  hey R*... is it sumthin fun bout wen i fall under da map & den it shows i did suicide... & wen i have a lot xp, game lag & i lose em!?!?
                  • Skiederpantson August 25 2012, 4:49amReplyFlag
                    This patch is a mess R* . None of the stats displayed are correct, it's displaying the wrong tag for my crew members. Can't get the chrome guns. Randomly jumping around the map. Falling through the map. Loosing control of the right analog. Still the lag and connectivity problems as bad as ever. You get back to the lobby ever so slightly quicker, but I can't see the game loading any quicker....Payne thresholds aren't working or, if they are then there are no instructions on how to get them working....

                    Please sort these problems, because the community is dipping as it is, and if the game stays this bad, it'll kill it off completely....
                  • Misandopeon August 22 2012, 1:46pmReplyFlag
                    I like the screenshot above ;) thanks for making me feel a bit famous R*! lol
                    Can't wait to try out the Payne Thresholds~
                    • mosessuarez550on August 22 2012, 11:05amReplyFlag
                      rockstar will there be new multilplayer factions like the SPD or new avatar customizations?
                      • mbolt05on August 21 2012, 8:26pmReplyFlag
                        Well I can finally say that I got the update here in the good ole USA. It took over a week but I got it. I can now finally play with my full crew that have had the patch well.. over a week ago. Some small glitches here but nothing to bad... Lets wait for it to go live then we will see... Oh and @ R* ? when is this thing planning on going live since it seems like we all have the download now?
                        • Bengy17on August 22 2012, 11:01amReplyFlag
                          @mbolt05 i wish my experience with max payne was some small glitches here and there,are you sure you are not just being kind.Every game i play my avatar starts teleporting backwards multiple times and at least once,sometimes multiple times i fall through the floor resulting in a really annoying annoying suicide and 1 death against my score.If that is a few small glitches i would hate to see what major problems are.Anyway maybe problems are not as bad in US but from what i hear from my friends i dont think so.Dont be afraid to speak out even if u are a fan of a game/dev because fan feedback is important for develepors to know what is going on with their game...I a big supporter of r* and love max payne and i just want the game to be the best experience possible,i have total faith that r* can get this mp running seamlessly and that it can then fulfill its potential of being one of the best mps on the market...
                        • mbolt05on August 22 2012, 5:37pmReplyFlag
                          @Bengy17 Im not going to say that I have never had some of them issues because I have. But honestly I have not had them in awhile. At times yes it gets very bad with the falling through the floor and stuff like that. I do agree with you that there is still some work that should be done to improve these things and I have let R know it. So maybe ive just been lucky the past couple of weeks because while, yes i have had some getting booted mid game issues but I have not really had any of the other big glitches lately.
                      • Bengy17on August 21 2012, 8:56amReplyFlag
                        r* what is going on with this latest patch/update it has done nothing but harm in exchange for a few very minor improvements the game now is horribly glitchy and the loading times are as long as ever.It does freeze less but glitching is far worse than freezing as it spoils your game at least when it freezes you can just reboot and start afresh.You say thresholds will go live this week so i will wait with hope for that,how ever for me by far the worst thing for me is not being able to play with my friends and my crews in the us.This is a huge part of the game and has shrunk the player pool to a tiny handful of playas meaning i have to play with the same ppl over and over all night so if some one is being an idiot or being really cheap you just cannot get away from them.It gives the feeling that there are about 70 ppl in the world playing max payne.I am British but i really dont like being forced to play europeans because obviously you cant communicate or understand what they r saying which for me is a huge part of the game.Please tell me you are going to sort this i have always had unshakeable faith in Rockstar and particularly in your technical ability,i played RDR every night for a year and that game never missed a beat which is why i find it so puzzling that you seem to be having probs with mp when surely RDR was a much bigger technical feat and that game was rocksolid.Anyway if this goes on much longer will stop playing and go back to uncharted 3 till it is sorted,i am noy a complainer and this is the first time i have ever left an online comment of any sort but if i have to play another night with the same small group of spanish and french playas i definitely will stop playing...not to mention i can never find any one in dlc
                        • OldstyleHxCon August 21 2012, 11:54amReplyFlag
                          @Bengy17 I guess they dont want to keep that game running for 2 long .... theyre killing their own game. Players number dropped a lot , had like 400+ players on gang wars before , now we have only around 120 or 180.
                          Bunch of players gone back to that bf3 crap , or the mw3 ..... its f k n sad.
                        • Bengy17on August 21 2012, 3:30pmReplyFlag
                          @OldstyleHxC yea i know there is too much competition out there for r* to be faltering on max payne,i personaly have friends who love the game but who have stopped playing.I see there are couple hundred playas in large dm but i get stuck playing the same group of playas all the time,if i leave a lobby when i try to start a new game it just puts me back into the same game over and over which is not much fun and gets boring especialy when 90% of them dont spk english.It is so unlike r* and i am wondering if it is the implementation of crews that is causing all the problems...What ever they need to sort it for the sake of the game because it is a top top mp and would be very sad to see it suffer because of technical problems...
                      • Vladislav.K.on August 20 2012, 8:37amReplyFlag
                        @R* When will you release this and Disorganized Crime DLC???Payne Tresholds were supposed to come out previouse week but it didnt...I hope Disorganized Crime comes out THIS MONTH
                        • R* Aon August 20 2012, 9:04amReplyFlag
                          @Vladislav.K. Payne Thresholds should be with us this week, right after the title update goes live. We'll have word on that in the coming days. We should have an update this week on Disorganized Crime timing as well. Thank you.
                        • Vladislav.K.on August 20 2012, 10:16amReplyFlag
                          @ Thank you for answer
                        • OldstyleHxCon August 21 2012, 8:01amReplyFlag
                          @ That new UPDATE screwed the game man , its a mess right now , sometimes when you die u respawn without any guns .... sometimes we dont even respawn. Lost a feud to the cheap mp3 cuz my whole team couldnt move , tried to move but the screen got us back to where we started ,and the other team was moving just normal ... da fk is that ?!?!?!?!?! Its glitched as hell now .... characters are warping and shht like that. Cmon guys , fix that game ... or its gonna die fast. Updates are meant to be fixing something , right ??? This last one is as total failure . . . .
                        • OldstyleHxCon August 21 2012, 8:03amReplyFlag
                          @ oh and please dont tell us about the support contact , it wont help at all , its the PATCH issue , we can do nothing about it , only you guys can ...
                      • Z0011-on August 19 2012, 10:59amReplyFlag
                        Hi @Sprunk95, i already fix this situation, i have the steam version, i check the option: run this program as administrator on the compatibility tab, (in MaxPayne3.exe) and all the DLC works :D

                        I have Windows 7 64 bit
                        Nvidia GTX 560m
                        Intel i5
                        Net framework 4
                        • DixieGunThugon August 18 2012, 7:32pmReplyFlag
                          Always good to get extra XP, but best of all is new titles. My only real complaint is how weak the titles are, and how few of them there are, especially compared to the wealth of them in RDR. I don't get it. I'm at Level 37 and have yet to use one because really, who wants Tenete2 or some such bulls**t as their title? I've already complained a few times to the MP feedback link, hopefully it wil do some good. Hoping we get more available titles not just for Payne Threshold but in future DLC as well. Otherwise, continuing my love for MP3 MP (almost unlocked the Sawed-Off!!!!) but just GIVE US MORE TITLES!!!
                          • R* Qon August 17 2012, 1:47pmFlag
                            Hey guys,

                            Sorry for the delay, we currently expect the title updates and Payne Thresholds to be available across all platforms and territories next week. You can subscribe to this support article if you'd like to be automatically notified once the title update goes live:

                          • iRotten_13on August 17 2012, 9:27amReplyFlag
                            When will the patch be live in the US on PS3?
                            • Skiederpantson August 17 2012, 7:33amReplyFlag
                              Anybody know if this is live for xbox in Ireland yet??
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