Week 2 of Payne Thresholds in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer

Posted on September 3 2012, 6:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The second set of Multiplayer Payne Thresholds are now live in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer on all platforms. Each of these challenges runs until September 9th and awards you a substantial XP bonus for crossing the Bronze, Silver, and Gold thresholds - plus a special multiplayer title if you can hit the Platinum rank.
Brutal Justice
Most melee kills in a single match
Can I Have Your Stuff?
Most looting done in a single match
He Who Hesitates
Most points captured while being the first in (over the course of the entire week)
These multiplayer challenges can all be accomplished during the course of any compatible multiplayer match (i.e. He Who Hesitates would need to be completed during a Gang Wars match since it involves capturing points) and you can track your progress globally and against your Friends list and Crew-mates at the Rockstar Social Club.

  • Marks..on September 17 2012, 5:40pmReplyFlag
    Every time I get Max Payne in the cemetery map it makes me start falling through the map consecutively. So I can't play it any one else having the same issue? I reported it to rock star with no reply on the issue so as others have said there supports a waist of time.....
    • Rollawon September 12 2012, 11:44amReplyFlag
      Killed 7 people and the friggin game disconnected in the last Gang War round. No Threshold was saved. It's getting ridiculous after four months now, seriously. Sorry for the rant
      • .N1_Opiate.on September 9 2012, 9:09amReplyFlag
        wtf R* im not getting these
        • R* Yon September 11 2012, 12:10pmReplyFlag
          @.N1_Opiate. Thanks, please send a message to Support.Team@rockstargames.com so our Support team can figure out why this is happening.
      • dima34RUSSon September 9 2012, 6:03amReplyFlag
        Makx Payne проблемы со снайперскими прицелами изчезает перекрестия. очень не удобно
        • R* Yon September 11 2012, 12:13pmReplyFlag
          @dima34RUSS We appreciate you letting us know. Our devs are working up a new title update, and we'll make an announcement when it's ready in the future. In the meantime, head over to http://support.rockstargames.com so our Support team can help look into the problem.
      • Dnutz90on September 8 2012, 8:53amReplyFlag
        Dont reply to Rockstar support. Its a waste of your time. We are waiting 2 months for a decent patch now for all of this glitch things. You guys f**k up my Playstation!
        • ElixirHuskyon September 8 2012, 11:26pmReplyFlag
          @Dnutz90 @R* fix your game sometime soon? Seriously, I can't imagine in my wildest dreams how MP3 multiplayer passed QAA. The game was c;early released unfinished and broken. I presume these days developers hurry products out, see how popular they are, then spend money on polishing them.
          Max Payne 3's problems I've experienced include:
          - Broken matchmaking
          - Sync problems (being kicked at round 5 of Gang Wars; nice.)
          - Connection hang
          - Spawn hang
          - Hard locking console
          - Broken grenades
          - Broken melee
          - Wildly unbalanced connections making the difference in weapon powers void.
          The MP is absolutely in pieces. It's not even fit for purpose unless players hack it for an unfair advantage. I expect a few glitches with R* games but this is an absolutely disgusting job, R*; you really should be ashamed of this one. I've finished with R* games after this experience and waste of time & money.
        • R* Yon September 11 2012, 12:14pmReplyFlag
          @Dnutz90 @daxterstrasriba Thanks for giving us all of your thoughts. Our devs and Support team are looking into a range of issues and hope to have a new title update ready in the next few weeks. We'll post news when we have more information.
        • ElixirHuskyon September 11 2012, 3:06pmReplyFlag
          @ Ok, thanks for your reply :)
      • noclue_42on September 7 2012, 9:09amReplyFlag
        close call, but i got all 3 of this week's thresholds. last week i got none so had to make up for that. rly looking forward to the next set
        • sublime90on September 5 2012, 3:09pmReplyFlag
          the payne thresholds are awesome. just completed the looting one and am coming really close to getting plat for the melee one. using sneaky and sneakers are a big help for the melee kills threshold.

          also wondering will any of the thresholds be available to complete after the week is over? i came super close on 2 of last weeks and would love another shot at getting those titles.
          • R* Yon September 5 2012, 7:24pmReplyFlag
            @sublime90 We'll have more Payne Thresholds coming up, no plans have been announced to make past ones available
        • PurpMann3on September 5 2012, 2:22pmReplyFlag
          am I the only person who's hoping for an item that converts melee attacks into knife stabs?? maybe even a machete?? because im tired of hearing my avatar smack people and they live through it. i already gave up on my hammerhead and law tints not unlocking. help a Rockstar Vet out. U CAN DO IT. I BELIEVE N YA
          • thatkush77on September 4 2012, 11:03pmReplyFlag
            K I love Dan Houser the man is a genius a god among men. Perfect for games like GTA and Red Dead.

            But look, man. He wasn't the man for Max. I'm sorry, but it's a peeve that's been gettin on my nerves. Cuz Houser tends to still use stereotypes 'specially in that bar scene when them Jersey guidos come in. Like dude I'm from Jersey. I listen to Wu Tang Clan and smoke weed all day. I aint a guido.

            But anyway, MP3 was a good noire story, but like, I feel the script and dialogue didn't fit Max 1 & 2.

            Sorry R*. Just my opinionated character I guess.
            • NYPDMAXPAYNEon September 4 2012, 10:11pmReplyFlag
              Great addition to Max Payne 3
              • darksvampireon September 4 2012, 6:30pmReplyFlag
                Hey R* today i was playing gang wars and something really weird happened nobody could kill me i'm not cheat i really don't know what f**king happened so before someone report me i'm here to explain that (sorry about my english i'm from Brazil and not speak so good)
              • DeafAtheiston September 4 2012, 3:58pmReplyFlag
                Working on looting to start out here. Came close... My current best is 46. That was frustratingly close. If a few more players had neglected to loot a few bodies I could have had it.
                • ChicagoEnigmaon September 5 2012, 9:13amReplyFlag
                  @DeafAtheist I hear yah! I'm at 44. You'll find there's some stiff competition to rob the dead!
                • DeafAtheiston September 5 2012, 2:20pmReplyFlag
                  @ChicagoEnigma Indeed there is. 46 is as high as I could get... played all day yesterday. Between constantly getting killed trying to loot and too many other players also looting I can't get any higher.
                • ChicagoEnigmaon September 7 2012, 4:43amReplyFlag
                  @DeafAtheist I hit 66 loots finally after some trial and error. You have to hustle.. but you can do it. :)
              • THEBLACKTIGER007on September 4 2012, 12:56pmReplyFlag
                @THEBLACKTIGER007 even if they are using LIGHT FINGERS cannot get more than 60 for example what is this ??!!
                • THEBLACKTIGER007on September 4 2012, 12:53pmReplyFlag
                  280 lootings in one game ! What is this s**t?!
                  • ChicagoEnigmaon September 4 2012, 2:01pmReplyFlag
                    @THEBLACKTIGER007 That would seem like a fine example of a crew large enough to plan a match of killing everyone but the looter!
                  • DeafAtheiston September 4 2012, 3:55pmReplyFlag
                    @ChicagoEnigma Even if that's what they're doing 280 loots in a 10 minute match is just not likely. That's 28 loots a minute. That's approximately 1 loot every 2 seconds throughout the entire match. Just not possible even with fast fingers. Every body you loot would have to be in the exact same spot. You'd have no time to move to another body elsewhere on the map. I call BS here.
                  • R* Yon September 4 2012, 4:54pmReplyFlag
                    @THEBLACKTIGER007 No worries guys, we'll be sure to look into any scores that seem impossible
                  • ChicagoEnigmaon September 4 2012, 6:53pmReplyFlag
                    @DeafAtheist That's what I thought too. I originally thought that if you organized a large Deathmatch, and had victims running to you for the slaughter, or a team mate standing by to kill them for you... I can see large loot counts with light fingers from something like that... It would have to be organized really well and on a small map. But it does really defy the odds. Especially 280. I could see over a 100.. But yeah, your right. 280 seems really impossible.

                    I did manage to get 44 loots in aprox 7 minutes. That was tough as hell. I had to avoid death and eat Payne pills like candy all while on the run! I'm still trying for 50, but there's so much competition going on. I end up running across so many empty corpses.. X_x
                  • Mack_The_Donon September 4 2012, 6:58pmReplyFlag
                    @DeafAtheist Thresholds can't be boosted in a private match. I got 7 legit melee kills earlier while playing with friends and I didn't get anything for my troubles (I should've got a bronze and 1000 XP). Shame I had to lose out on the XP but it's a lesson learned I guess :/
                  • ChicagoEnigmaon September 5 2012, 9:30amReplyFlag
                    @Mack_The_Don Yup, private matches are just that.. Private. No publicly obtained XP or achievements in them. It makes sense thou. It prevents cheaters from going for grinds and achievements by having longer timed matches and set goals without public interference. But you still can't stop a large crew from organizing publicly to be deviants. It's a shame the lengths that some players will go to obtain something virtual..

                    Notably some crews seem to be doing that.. They have seemingly strange abilities to use grenades in large doses, (SPAMMED) and know where you are on a large map without having a vendetta against you. Then there's the whole shooting rubber bullets at some players in every match for months. But they can shoot and kill you in a as many as 3 shots. Where as completely different players take the same bullets from you and die without issue. The funny thing is, there's usually no armor on these players that have magical bullet deflection powers. I find that even unloading a clip into them is futile. They take damage, but usually less than half that would kill an ordinary every day player. By that point they notice me and shoot and kill me with no effort. ?. It seems a bit foul to me!

                    It would be nice if you could have a separate pool of private XP. Then at least you could play against your friends in private with personal/private leaderboards. This way the public pool would be untainted.

                    -Rant end!
                  • OldstyleHxCon September 5 2012, 2:01pmReplyFlag
                    @ChicagoEnigma Dude i agree with you , since the tresholds release ive been shooting rubber bullets , some enemies dont even wear a vest and they are die harders !! Full clip doesnt seem to kill them at all , im getting lame scores like 23-35 because ppl is not dying at all , some of them dont even have the life bar sometimes , some just lay down , u turn around as if u think u killed them , and baam ... ur dead , hes still alive there and killed you , whats up with that ????? The teletransport issue seems to be gone , also the falling thru map issue , but the game is freezing more than usual now , and to many ppl getting kicked from the games , last night we had the entire enemy team getting kicked , so sad !!!!!!

                    Please rockstar give some attention to the multiplayer !! Stop nerfing guns , fix the game itself ...
                  • ChicagoEnigmaon September 5 2012, 9:10pmReplyFlag
                    @OldstyleHxC What NAT level are you? Open is best! If you have more than one firewall in place, that can cause sync issues. I have a suspicion your errors are either from your NAT, or a group of people with NAT higher than yours. But you know the best way you can try to help with this is to make a constructive note and open a support ticket to Rockstar about your issues. It helps us all when they can see common issues. :)
                • DeafAtheiston September 4 2012, 9:17amReplyFlag
                  I got all 3 of the titles for the 1st 3 Payne Thresholds. Got Postmaster a couple days ago and the other 2 on Sunday night. I don't think I'll be able to get all of these though... it's tough getting a lot of melee kills in a match. I'm lucky if I can get 3 or 4 in a match... usually less. But my goal is to try to get them all if I can. I must get them legitimately too... in a ranked match with randoms... I refuse to boost for them in private (not even sure if it's possible to do it that way or not as I've not even tried). I want to actually EARN the titles.

                  Other than the melee kills I may be able to get the other 2. Although the turf capturing one confuses me how it works counted through the whole week.
                  • noclue_42on September 4 2012, 9:28amReplyFlag
                    @DeafAtheist yeah boosting is a no-go really. the HARD-KNUCKLED title is the only one I got so far. if you go for it, Branco Headquarters is the map you wanna play on. the looting threshold should be relatively easy to get i think. especially now that i have the "light fingers" item. not sure about the point capturing though. i need to level up some more so i can purchase the multi-tool and spray can again. gang wars without those items feels sluggish. with the can you can get the points much faster. damn, i need to lvl up
                  • R* Kon September 4 2012, 9:54amReplyFlag
                    @DeafAtheist A lot of players are saying that using Sneaky Burst is a big help in getting close enough for those melee kills. Hope that helps.
                  • DeafAtheiston September 4 2012, 10:03amReplyFlag
                    @noclue_42 I feel for ya. I'm ranked at 40-something right now so I've got everything I need, but I'm afraid to pass into Legend again after hitting 50 for that exact reason. Even if I complete all of these Payne Thresholds by the time I hit 50, what if next week's brings something that I'll need a higher rank for?
                  • SSG_WARRIORon September 4 2012, 10:59amReplyFlag
                    @ Why they are no avatars of Rockstar Games in Hong Kong,why ROCKSAR?
                  • noclue_42on September 4 2012, 12:30pmReplyFlag
                    @DeafAtheist it's a gamble i guess (:

                    i think a week ago i traded all my stuff, again, and became legend lvl 2, trustworthy. and now i'm at rank 18, close to 19, almost 20. so yeah, if you're unfortunate the next week's set of thresholds is easier to achieve with lvl 20+ or lv 40+ equipment. but also, a challenge is always welcome.

                    that "struggle" (again) in the beginning is what makes it fun. but you got that badge so you rack up more money to buy guns. i finished almost all weapon grinds for singlehanded guns/pistols. ranking up some different guns, finishing weapon, burst and action grinds that have been rarely touched, it's rly fun to do i think. this time i chose the 38. revolver. just using one of it, having a light loadout. it's rly awesome. i have unlimited stamina, and with 2 shots i can kill. i have 6 shots in the chamber so i can take out 3 before reloading. though reloading takes a while without the gun holster, so i mostly just melee when i'm out of bullets. i am rly fast with only one pistol ;D

                    going legend again and again is worth it imo. you can re-invent your whole style of playing
                  • DeafAtheiston September 4 2012, 3:49pmReplyFlag
                    @noclue_42 Oh I agree. I have no problem with leveling up and restarting. I wish it went up higher than 5 Legends but I wish ranking up had more of an advantage like in Red Dead Redemption each Legend earned you a better mount. The Max Payne heads isn't really much of an incentive really... too many people use them and it looks like a bunch of Max clones playing. I'm 3rd Legend Rank 45 right now I think.
                • B_E_N_1992on September 4 2012, 8:53amReplyFlag
                  R*.. i was doing NYM Harcore & on the 1st New Jersey it froze.. this is not good & very annoying

                  Just thought i'll say
                  • B_E_N_1992on September 4 2012, 8:55amReplyFlag
                    @B_E_N_1992 *level
                  • R* Yon September 4 2012, 11:05amReplyFlag
                    @B_E_N_1992 If you want to, please write up a short description of exactly what happened and send it to Support.Team@rockstargames.com, as all feedback does help
                • noclue_42on September 4 2012, 8:21amReplyFlag
                  ____________ @R*_____________

                  did you just implement the DLC MAP LIST today? like, half an hour ago?! cause i see a DLC MAP LIST in free aim mode right now ;D

                  i just bought the R* pass an hour ago. Redeem'd my code, installed and downloaded everything, then went to look at all the cool new stuff that shows up in my account. and then i saw it: the DLC MAP LIST. if that isn't a perfect case of "perfect timing" i don't know what is.... i'm rly ecxited right now.

                  big up yourselves R* - max payne 3 is beyond awesome! thx a lot for that!

                  • R* Kon September 4 2012, 8:35amReplyFlag
                    @noclue_42 No it's not a coincidence, that playlist appears when you install a DLC map. Great to hear you're digging the game
                • DutchStoneron September 4 2012, 7:38amReplyFlag
                  Ganja Outlaws to the end!
                  • FlimSurpuissanton September 4 2012, 9:15amReplyFlag
                    @DutchStoner Why don't you make some best of videos of your crew , mixed with some heavy dub or sweet sweet reggae ? I will pay to see some Max Payne footage with this kind of music .


                    Please Rockstar Please , make a video editor ! At least for Pc ...the animations in this game is sooo good imagine how it will be with cinematic 's camera angles , some fx and without HUD .
                • SSG_WARRIORon September 4 2012, 7:08amReplyFlag
                  Why there are no avatars of Rockstar Games in Hong Kong PSN?
                  • SSG_WARRIORon September 4 2012, 7:24amReplyFlag
                    @SSG_WARRIOR Thanks Rockstar for the payne thresholds!
                  • R* Yon September 4 2012, 11:06amReplyFlag
                    @SSG_WARRIOR We'll be sure to let you know if we do end up releasing avatars in other regions, for now we're glad you're enjoying the Payne Thresholds!
                  • SSG_WARRIORon September 5 2012, 1:06amReplyFlag
                    @ thx rockstar btw sorry for being off topic.
                • ROCKSTAR_THEBESTon September 4 2012, 5:59amReplyFlag
                  This is going to be an awesome month here on the newswire!
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