Max Payne Multiplayer: First Set of Payne Thresholds Now Live Plus Latest Weapon Tuning Updates

Posted on August 31 2012, 10:05am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

We've activated the first set of Payne Thresholds across all platforms - a new and diverse set of multiplayer challenges designed to reward players with bonuses for accomplishing certain feats during the course of a Max Payne 3 multiplayer match - including bonus XP for scoring Bronze, Silver, and Gold and titles for your multiplayer character when you hit Platinum. You can also 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 site. These first three Payne Thresholds are now live and active until September 2nd - stay tuned for info here at the Newswire on the next set to come.

Adrenaline Rush
Earn the most adrenaline in a game
 
Juggernaut
Take the most damage without dying
 
Postmaster General
Most packages delivered in a Delivery or Grab game during Gang Wars

Additionally, we have rolled out some new dynamic weapon tuning changes including some based on direct player feedback collected at MaxFeedback@rockstargames.com. Do remember to hit that address as the official place to have your voice heard for consideration in any future updates to come.


•         Auto 9mm
o   Effective range increased

•         M10
o   Damage slightly decreased

•         Micro 9mm
o   Damage slightly increased

•         Sawn-Off
o   Accuracy while dual-wielding decreased

•         M82
o   Non-headshot effective range reduced
o   Recoil increased
o   Recoil recovery speed slightly decreased

•         FMP G3S
o   Non-headshot effective range reduced

•         Resolved an issue preventing the following weapon attachments from providing the correct modifiers:
o   Barrel Upgrade
1.       Auto 9mm
2.       FAL
3.       MPK
4.       M972
5.       SAF .40

o   Suppressor
1.       MD-97L

o   Gas System Kit
1.       M10
2.       MPK
3.       SAF .40


Finally, if anyone is experiencing any technical issues whether with Payne Thresholds or any other aspect of Max Payne 3, please make sure to hit up our Support Team who can help troubleshoot and advise.
http://support.rockstargames.com
http://twitter.com/rockstarsupport
SupportTeam@rockstargames.com

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  • ClunkyPigon October 7 2012, 10:26amReplyFlag
    Hi rockstar

    This update is appreciated, but the slight weapon tweaks don't change the weapons that completely overpowered or ones that have a unfair radius and power, especially on the game modes like gang wars when capturing bases.

    Please consider fixing these problems because I know that game developers have to go through a great deal to fix issues and please the fans.

    Weapons
    -Rpgs, Laws and even grenades have a ridiculous range and power, consider weakening the range for both rocket launchers and grenades, and make it one use only, as people do really rocket or grenade spam A LOT on the smaller maps.
    Pistols-The PT's are quite powerful and have a lot of ammo in extended mags. Maybe reduce the bullets in the mags or power
    Snipers- Two hits a kill is quite powerful. They are easy to use and the people that use them often camp and steal kills, unfair for the other players on the team as they have no support. Reduce the power or ammo make it two hits a head shot or weaken the power at range etc

    Other issues- Often when I want a precise shot on a player, my character will move in the opposite direction that i want him to go, often making him more of a target.
    -The melee is quite annoying as well, as people spam the melee button up close or run into your character making it impossible to shoot. Possibly make it two hits a kill for melee.
    Also the female body types are really hard to hit because of them having thinner body types, therefore less of an area to shoot, and its a shame as people play as them just for this advantage. Consider making an equal body damage field or that women are more agile but can take less damage etc
    Also when i play and some of my friends play, the enemy sometimes turn invisible with only their gamertag showing which is odd!

    My friends stopped playing the game because of the issues which is a shame as I think it is the best game of 2012! Fixing these issues will make it easier for the casual community to jump on and have fun, rather than get slaughtered the high level guys.

    This mainly applies to the free aim catagory on xbox 360, and if these get fixed more people will play the game modes like payne-killer which is my personal favorite mode. Less and less people play the more casual modes like team death match or dlc maps in favor of gang wars which is a shame.

    Take into consideration these problems, and apart from that I personally love the game!

    Keep up the good work

    Clunks

    • Nikkoo3066on September 23 2012, 7:47pmReplyFlag
      Is there any way to turn the golden guns off in payne killer when you become Max or passos?
      • BillKill1980xon September 20 2012, 12:34pmReplyFlag
        Hi, would it please be possible for me to get a refund on my Rockstar Pass? I'm unhappy about the constant DLC delays, in-game bugs and un-necessary 'weapon-balancing'. Due to these issues I no longer wish to play this title or use my Roctstar Pass.

        I look forward to hearing your response and receiving a refund . Thank you.
        • BillKill1980xon September 19 2012, 11:55pmReplyFlag
          Absolutely ridiculous... So you nerf the sniper rifles BUT do nothing about rockets, grenades or single sawn-offs allowing the noobs to continue at will. CLUELESSLY PATHETIC.
          • ChunLisBuns420on September 17 2012, 11:29pmReplyFlag
            I agree with lostboy. I played this game ALOT and R* did listen to the crybabies a bit too much and they arent the only developer that does this look at bf3 and dice.they shoulda just tweaked the weapons to like the second or third patch and just left it.the snipers got well and truly killed cos crybabys couldnt even comprehend a cover system.im buying the game for a third time later after a month or so break because quite frankly as much as this game pisses me off its still one of the best multiplayer shooters of all time IMO>yes it still has plenty of creases that need ironing out but i keep coming back>just for the love of god un-nerf the snipers and leave it alone please R*.peace and love
            • lostboyfoundon September 7 2012, 8:28pmReplyFlag
              THAT REPLY JUST SHOWS YOU THAT YOU DONT REALLY READ THE MESSAGES PEOPLE POST
              "FEEL FREE TO SEND YOUR THOUGHTS TO MAX PAYNE FEED BACK ...WTF ?
              WHAT DO YOU THINK I AM DOING BY LEAVING MY MESSAGE IN THE FIRST PLACE ...... WHY DONT YOU PASS THE MESSAGE OR THOUGHTS ON ... OR ARE YOU IMPLYING THAT THE "DEVS" DONT READ THIS PAGE OR NEWS WIRE
              THE REASON YOU LISTEN TO NOOBS THAT CRY ABOUT THE WEAPONS BEING TO POWERFULL IS BECAUSE GOOD PLAYERS DONT CRY OR COMPLAIN WE JUST ADAPT AND GET ON WITH IT ....AND USE THE TOOLS WE HAVE
              BOTTOM LINE IS YOU HAVE RUINED THIS GAME BY NERFING AND BUFFING ... WHY CANT YOU JUST LEAVE THE GAME THE WAY IT WAS FIRST RELEASED INSTEAD OF PAYING FOR A UPDATE TO FIX PROBLEMS THAT QUITE FRANKLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED BY YOUR BETA TESTERS .... I MEAN DO THEY JUST HAVE FUN AND NOT TEST THIS PRODUCT IF THEY DID TEST PROPERLY IT WOULD SAVE YOU ROCKSTAR MONEY BECAUSE YOU WOULDNT HAVE TO KEEP PAYING MICROSOFT FOR A GAME UPDATE
              • FreightTrain54on September 9 2012, 2:16pmReplyFlag
                @lostboyfound So by posting this (IN ALL CAPS LOL), does that make you a whiny noob? You said that REAL players adapt and overcome, and don't post...... just sayin. And yes the devs probably read the string, but they only use the feedback posted in the specific places to make changes from. Be thankful they actually have a place for you to give feedback, most companies don't care what you think.
            • AmadeusXLOon September 7 2012, 2:26pmReplyFlag
              Here's a radical idea - how about you tune that BS range-distance effectiveness of the vastly overpowered sawed-off shotgun.
              • Craigmack13on September 6 2012, 2:19pmReplyFlag
                What are the odds I'd be the one getting killed on this screen shot? (V1NEGAR STROK3S) Classic.
              • EviscerateYouon September 5 2012, 6:07pmReplyFlag
                M82, needs to be put back the way it was. That rifle will rip limbs off in real life but i shoot somebody in the chest with no body armor and it takes 3 shots now, that's absolutely ridiculous, the FMP absolutely didn't need a nerfing it was bad enough already. If you decrease the damage of the pistols that will be it for me and I WILL demand my money back for the R* pass, you can count on that. There's so many other weapons that need fixing but you guys nerf guns that don't need to be nerfed. The Auto 9mm is atrocious it's the worst gun in the game by far, the Mini-30 doesn't register half of the rounds i pump into enemies. The Sawn-Off was made into a gamebreaker and your solution was lets make it spread even further when they're dual-weilding so it hits multiple targets and kills them? Stop catering to the people that can't hack it just because they cry about the snipers being too powerful, it's a sniper rifle it's meant to kill in one shot, it takes just as many shots from the M82 as it does the AK-47 to get a kill if it's not right in the face, you are making the game entirely unenjoyable now.
                • lostboyfoundon September 5 2012, 8:40pmReplyFlag
                  @EviscerateYou I TOTALY AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENTS THEY HAVE f**kED UP THIS GAME BIG TIME JUST BEACUSE THE CAMPERS THAT ARE s**t AT THE GAME START CRYING .... PERHAPS ROCKSTAR WILL UNDERSTAND THAT CAMPERS ARE s**t AT THE GAME THATS WHY THEY CAMP THE GUNS ARE ALL MESSED UP AND THIS GAME IS f**kED
                • R* Yon September 6 2012, 3:18pmReplyFlag
                  @EviscerateYou @lostboyfound Feel free to send your thoughts on the game to MaxFeedback@rockstargames.com so our devs can take it into consideration
              • JonnyBuddson September 5 2012, 5:02pmReplyFlag
                just wonderin if its yet known what has to be done to unlock chrome plating for the guns?? Also great job fixing the game up! I been on MP3 multiplayer since the day the game came out and Rockstar U have done a great job fixing ALOT of those annoying initial bugs..I Love this game!
                • Rollawon September 4 2012, 5:06amReplyFlag
                  Good job on the weapon balancing R*
                  • R* Yon September 4 2012, 11:08amReplyFlag
                    @Rollaw @DJRico666 Thanks for the feedback guys, we'll make an announcement if any other tweaks are made in the future
                • Cartoon_Badmanon September 3 2012, 1:49amReplyFlag
                  Agree with the nerf to the FMP, but the M82 was nerfed too much IMO
                  • NYPDMAXPAYNEon September 3 2012, 1:38amReplyFlag
                    Rockstar can we please have a double xp weekend here in the next two weeks sometime?
                    • R* Yon September 3 2012, 12:55pmReplyFlag
                      @NYPDMAXPAYNE We're planning some for this month, so watch for our announcement on our Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Steam pages coming up...
                  • CKasperon September 2 2012, 1:49pmReplyFlag
                    Please do a run down on multyplayer for everyone, it took forever when you added the 3 beside peoples names to figure out what it was along with all the different tags and what they all stand for like how the stripes stand for creating a crew before a certain date, but now you have these little rocker hands and im lost -- please showcase these cause i know im not alone on this
                  • ROCKSTAR_THEBESTon September 2 2012, 1:40pmReplyFlag
                    Next calendar coming this week? i'm curious to see it lol
                    • gman33on September 2 2012, 1:30pmReplyFlag
                      Niceeeeeeeee rockstar cant wait to get back into the game in the next couple of days after i get well ill be on a role a again and maybe ill try some free aim as well. Even through i love soft lock plus want to see how the crews do as well
                      • JCumbieroon September 2 2012, 12:57pmReplyFlag
                        I change my title to Juggernaut but the game does't display it, and in Social Club Stats site neither, i send an email to support i hope they fix that bug asap :/
                        • scareface1970on September 2 2012, 9:55amReplyFlag
                          Today Sept 2, i was not by my PS3 for a few days so are the Thresholds over now????

                          I hope is it's over we get these ones again the Adrenaline Rush, Juggernaut and Postmaster General

                          Again THNX For This ***Rockstar*** :D:D:D
                        • LEGIONDCon September 2 2012, 1:05amReplyFlag
                          Why the Mini30 stats are a lie? The rifle doesn't have the range. It's like the rifle is shooting blanks too. Free Aim Xbox360
                          • scareface1970on September 1 2012, 4:41pmReplyFlag
                            Thanks R* for the new challenge in MaxPayne3 Multiplay.

                            The Payne Thresholds i like it and i try to do my best for it :)

                            ***Rockstar*** You're The Best :D:D:D
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