Crew Cut: Rising to the Top

Posted on August 26 2012, 3:06pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club

This coming week marks the last event in our summer calendar of official Social Club Multiplayer Events, so before we announce the fall schedule, this week's Crew Cut takes a look specifically at which Crews have been represented well by their members on the Event Leaderboards throughout the season's heated Max Payne 3 online battles. While bragging rights over Feuds, KDR and Kills are always well and good, there's a special victory and prestige in representing your Crew at the peak of a viciously competitive blood-and-guts Social Club event with Rockstar. You can browse the leaderboards of each event dating back to June 3rd at and here's a summary by platform of a few notable Crews of late that have been showing and proving to make the most of the timed format by racking up the XP as high as their pile of dead enemies.


Much respect is due again to Pro and Deadly, a Crew we featured just a few weeks back for their impressive KDR. It seems these steely assassins have not taken well to having the second-best KDR on PSN: their Feed is littered with signs that they are doing everything they can to raise that bar even higher by recruiting only players with a KDR above 2.0. Members abrokian and aimstylR finished 1st and 4th respectively on the Leaderboard for our most recent Social Club event (with aimstyleR racking up a 3.28 KDR). Of course the really scary part is that abrokian and aimstylR aren't even the best players in the Crew....

The Crews represented at the top of the leaderboard for the 8-17 PC Event

Not only did the Turkish Police Crew have the honor of placing second in our most recent Crew Cut Crewlympics, but one of their distinguished officers, Carnage694, placed third in our PC event just two days prior. As if to celebrate these achievements, Istanbul's finest have published an awesome new badge with which to stamp down their authority. Further down the leaderboard, placing just behind MaxPayneDev1 was go4live of CounterAlkisOntour - a Crew created just days prior to the event. Having already recruited 16 players in the past three weeks, it could be worth jumping on the CounterAlkis bandwagon now, so you can say you were there before they got big.

After our most recent Xbox LIVE event in July, Legends Of Red Dead Crew scored an unprecedented coup, recruiting the first and second place players on the event leaderboard, Kenshirio360 and Xstormer1 (unsurprisingly, these were also the only players to hit over 400 kills on the day). Careful though, you have to send a naked picture of yourself to one of their members if you really want to join. Seriously.
Prominent member of super-Crew Pick Your Poison Jessup20 came in a very respectable third in our last PSN event at the start of August. With the Pick Your Poison roster bursting at the seams, Jessup20 recently took it upon himself to set up PURP recruit Crew, an open enrollment feeding ground "that allows dedicated PURPs to vet recruits". A neat idea, and an indication of the standards which this Crew can now maintain.
Similarly on Xbox, LXG Crew have not one, but two supporting Crews to pick new recruits from: LXG 2 and LXG 4. (Of course, this only begs the question, what happened to LXG 3?!). During our July Event round-ups, we documented a nail-biting game of Gang Wars that took place between hordes of LXG Crew members and our Devs, as well as some excellent showings by The Heavy Hitterz Crew and The Elite Gamer Crew. Looking at the event leaderboard, it's interesting to note that despite the fierce gameplay of the LXG Crew players we faced, their highest player was only at 170th - strong proof that there is strength in numbers when it comes to Max Payne 3 Multiplayer.
You can expect a detailed round up of how our crack team of Devs fared in the most recent Social Club PC event in the coming days. Note that during our Fall events, we plan on giving out some Social Club unlocks to the top placed Crews and players in our Social Club events, so now's the time to get on board and start practicing. Keep an eye on the Rockstar Newswire for more information soon along with the announcement of the fall calendar.


Our guest Crew series of multiplayer events here on the Rockstar Rooftop has being going strong of late with some of our game-enthusiast friends from the worlds of music, radio and more stopping by to jump online for some Max Multiplayer with fans. The Official Hot 97 Crew is now swollen up to 270 members, Feuding away with rival Crew Goal And Zeus Arena; special shout to the top-ranked players in that Crew by platform who are spartan117bryan (360), kwk… (PS3), and speedyfun7 (PC). To celebrate, Hot 97’s DJ Enuff, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez came through recently to throw down in Max Multiplayer on the Rockstar Twitch livestream with and against some of the biggest gamers from the rap world, our friends from The Lox, Sheek Louch and Styles P (who appeared on the official remix of Emicida's "9 Circulos" from the Max soundtrack) along with Young Chris. Watch the video highlights of all that action and props to Social Club members Backlo of the DemiGods Crew, thoughtfulcorn86 (aka Vault Master 101 on XBL) of the GameStop NY-NJ Crew, and DBHADSWAG (aka zombie boy 2369 on XBL) of his lone wolf Team Swagg Crew all of whom you can see in the recap vid getting much kills that day, mostly at the expense of an unfortunate Rosenberg. Also a shout to Chris Webby and his DJ Jay Cash both of whom beat Max Payne 3’s single-player story earlier this summer and have been honing their chops in Multiplayer since; they came through this past Tuesday for a live-streaming play session opting to represent the almighty official Payne Killers Crew. Look for a few more special guest rooftop Crew sessions including one with some notable gamer friends from the NYC area this week…


  • Vinimaxoon September 17 2012, 12:03pmReplyFlag
    Rockstar, will have something great to happen this week?
    • jessup720on August 29 2012, 3:34pmReplyFlag
      PURP Recruits is Open Enrollment again. It will be actively managed. Show your stats or you'll be kicked in a week. If your KD is below 1.20 or your XP per min is below 100 expect to be tested.
      • Buzzcat31Xon August 29 2012, 11:06amReplyFlag
        Does anybody want to join my crew Magnum Force?
        We need more recruits to help the crew grow and hopefully become featured at some point.
        • RoyalL_geniuson August 29 2012, 12:05amReplyFlag
          sorry on d typo my crew is contract killerz.. rank 44
          • RoyalL_geniuson August 29 2012, 12:01amReplyFlag
            i dont play with them anymore mines is contract killerz
            • DutchStoneron August 27 2012, 7:38pmReplyFlag
              We are still looking for dedicated members, Smokers only.
              Ganja Outlaws to the end!

              • odd_oneon August 27 2012, 6:59pmReplyFlag
                y dont u guys rock my bad ass gasmask emblem lol
                • jessup720on August 27 2012, 7:23pmReplyFlag
                  @odd_one It is badass, but it was way too dark. It looked like a Shy Guy from super mario with a black face. I lightened it up and rotated the filter, but dr0 never set it to the crew emblem. I don't know why. I'd use it in PURP Recruits, but I discovered you can't cross publish emblems like that. I'd have to remake it from scratch. Thanks for making it.
                • R* Kon August 28 2012, 6:57amReplyFlag
                  @odd_one Awesome work on all of your emblems - really impressive
                • jessup720on August 29 2012, 3:36pmReplyFlag
                  @odd_one It is a great piece of art. We did use it for a while, but in game it just looked like a black square with three white ovals. Sorry.
              • RoyalL_geniuson August 27 2012, 5:31pmReplyFlag
                Surprise my crew haven't made any crew cuts we are getting up there in the ranks maybe next time
              • topladyon August 27 2012, 5:10pmReplyFlag
                Come on people...respect is something you earn without requesting...
              • DixieGunThugon August 27 2012, 5:02pmReplyFlag
                Respect to LXG. Just joined Ganja Outlaws, but when I was a lone wolf and got into a gang war on the LXG side, I knew a win was eminent, and when I was against, I knew it would be an uphill battle. Congrats on the feature.
                • LXG_No_Mercyon August 27 2012, 4:33pmReplyFlag
                  RESPECT TO ALL CREWS THAT RESPECT THE LXG CREW if not we WILL see you on online


                  join an organized crew
                • LXG_No_Mercyon August 27 2012, 4:29pmReplyFlag
                  WHATS UP LXG CREW IS STILL IN FULL EFFECT we will be recruiting new members in time for the new DLC, we dont need to post our stats here you know who we are and you can easily look us up, if you want to join an organized XBOX ONLY crew hit us up here haha keep an eye on us
                  • LXG_No_Mercyon August 27 2012, 4:23pmReplyFlag
                    Thanks for the mention R*
                  • jessup720on August 27 2012, 4:15pmReplyFlag
                    R*, PURP Recruits sport the PURP emblem. I wish you'd show it instead of the default.
                    • jessup720on August 27 2012, 4:09pmReplyFlag
                      • jessup720on August 27 2012, 4:06pmReplyFlag
                        PURP's Recruiting Arm is no longer open enrollment. If we see you in game with a high kill count and a high KD or if you are just a clever SOB, we may send you an invite. If you think you're good and want to join, check out PURP Recruits and ask for an invite. ..and show your stats!
                        • jessup720on August 27 2012, 3:55pmReplyFlag
                          Why are you hating on PURP? How can you possibly cheat or mod this game on PSN? I doubt any PURPs have ever seen a lag switch more or less even heard of one.
                          • aiMstyleRon August 27 2012, 2:21pmReplyFlag
                            Gz my friend abrokian:)
                            • lostboyfoundon August 27 2012, 1:42pmReplyFlag
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