Rockstar Game Tips: Working Together to Drop Bags in "Delivery"

Posted on September 10 2012, 10:21am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Perhaps the most fast-paced of the Gang Wars' objectives in Max Payne 3 multiplayer, Delivery tasks both teams with transporting bags to drop off locations, earning points for each successful drop. As the location of both bags and drop off locations change throughout the round, and the carrier is only able to use a single one-handed weapon whenever the bag is in their possession, this round requires teamwork, good environmental awareness and of course a solid Loadout strategy.

As in our recent tips article where we demonstrated sound strategy for planting the bomb in "Short Fuse", we've laid out three roles that can be shared around your Crew to ensure that all bases are covered. Again, one of the keys to this strategy - employed by some of the deadliest players on the multiplayer development team - is the idea of complementary Bursts. In the Loadouts we've listed below, try and resist the urge to use Big Dog and Grounded until you've built your adrenaline to at least Level 2. It will be worth the wait, as the benefit will be shared throughout your team.

Bag Lady

The Crew member responsible for carrying bags is obviously the prime target for the opposition, so they need to be well protected but still light enough to get around the map quickly. Whenever you're in possession of the bag you'll only have one hand free, so the DE .50 packs enough punch to take out individual pursuers. What many don't realize is that at Levels 2 and 3, Sneaky Burst makes you appear as a friendly bag-carrier on your opponents' minimap, which can help you slip by unnoticed, providing you don't enter their line of vision. With a little Loadout weight left to play with, we've also equipped the Gorilla Mask, purely because our dev players like the idea of a bag transporting primate double act (more on that in a little bit).

Single Handed Weapon Slot: DE .50
Burst Slot: Sneaky
Item Head Slot: Gorilla Mask
Item Chest Slot: Heavy Body Armor
Item Gear Slot: Walkie Talkie
Item Gear Slot: Quick Holster


The Bag Lady is a prime target whenever in possession of the contraband, so it's a good idea to employ some muscle to protect them from the other team. The key is to stay close to the carrier throughout, watching their back, and where needed, telling them via voice chat to take cover so that you and the other escort can attract and neutralize the heat. As stated above, we recommend saving your Big Dog Burst until Level 2, and then using it whenever your carrier is under fire and needs a health kick to make it to the drop off - just remember that you will need to have them in sight to share the health benefits at level 2.

Single Handed Weapon Slot: PT92 (with Gas Block)
Two Handed Weapon Slot: MD-97L (With Barrel Upgrade/Extended Mag)
Projectile Slot: Grenade
Burst Slot: Big Dog
Item Chest Slot: Medium Body Armor
Item Gear Slot: Vampire Fangs
Item Gear Slot: Quick Holster

Bag Thief

Like the evil alter-ego of our Bag Lady, the Bag Thief is there to sabotage the opposing team's efforts by intercepting their bags and, whenever possible, activating Grounded Burst at Level 2 or 3 to disrupt their intel. The Booby Trap item ensures that even their fallen corpse has a trick up its sleeve.

Single Handed Weapon Slot: M10
Projectile Slot: Tin Can
Burst Slot: Grounded
Item Head Slot: Gorilla Mask
Item Chest Slot: Heavy Body Armor
Item Gear Slot: Booby Trap
Item Gear Slot: Sneakers
Item Gear Slot: Autoinjector

If you've got any other tactics or techniques you've used to get the upper hand in Delivery, share them with us in the comments.


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  • R* Aon September 17 2012, 11:39amReplyFlag
    Hey all - for those reporting PS3 XP stat updates problems, we're aware of the issue and working on a fix.
    You can subscribe for an automatic update via email as soon as there's more info:
    • BoyxGeniuson September 16 2012, 10:52pmReplyFlag
      hey rockstar do you know if we are still going to get the xp we earned playing while the issue is being fixed ???
      • Dnutz90on September 16 2012, 3:29pmReplyFlag
        Guys? You know, im not crazy. I know i've played last nights for sure, but where is my xp? It wasnt a dream i know that! Have you eaten it? Sold it maybe? WTF is going on Rockstar? You're telling me ive played for nothing? Our crew xp should be around 95.000.000 now, but its still @ 92mil? Also i think ur game is gonna break my ps3 soon. If that happens, imma buy an iphone and play angry birds.
        • TequilaFireon September 16 2012, 11:49amReplyFlag
          I just hope our crew xp has been recorded in the main database and that it is just a Social Club update issue.
          That way when they figure out what screwed up the crew leader board xp update our xp will be restored.
          Seems to be affecting mainly PS3 players, any xbox crew not updating their crew xp?
          This started happening to out crew right after the last Payne Thresholds were activated.
          And yes we have submitted a report to support 3 days ago.
          • peawickoon September 16 2012, 12:48pmReplyFlag
            @TequilaFire Sorry to be pessimistic yet again but im really not going to hold my breath as to whether we will ever see the xp earned! R* imo should spend less time with so called improvements to a game that is flawed in so many ways and concentrate on getting the fundementals right! multiplayer aint multiplayer if you cant play it! xp aint xp if you dont get it! Also let me are still waiting on the magical solution that R* will provide?
          • TequilaFireon September 16 2012, 2:01pmReplyFlag
            @peawicko Was just trying to be positive, but I totally agree fix the game before adding anything new to it.
        • noclue_42on September 16 2012, 11:30amReplyFlag
          are the multiplayer and store inaccessible just for me? logged in and out a few times, yet the "store" is greyed out and multiplayer unavailable. the whole day i had problems connecting again. yestterday was fine. but today not so much again. friends were shown as offline, matchmaking took waaaay too long and got out of sync only mintes later. something is just not right posted somewhere below, it's hit and miss since friday. can play, can't play.

          if you're busy fixing/updating/testing stuff, or whatever it is you're doing R*, can't ya just annnounce some down time? players would check back later, instead of trying to play a game that can't be played atm, apparently.

          • noclue_42on September 16 2012, 1:12pmReplyFlag
            @noclue_42 well, it was only down shortly i guess. i 've been online for a couple of minutes again. managed to get a gang war going (created the session myself, as it wouldnt let me connet to any) - but just to run into a cheater (FilippoFilippi) who i then recorded. got proof and sent the video off already...while trying to record more of him, when a grenade exploded in my face the game crashed so that session was cut short aswell.

            gonna try again now....*fingers crossed*
          • noclue_42on September 16 2012, 1:36pmReplyFlag
            @noclue_42 crackpot idea.....started a gang war. laggy but playable....killed 6 people within 10 seconds....crashed in the last stats or any after report of course....great
        • peawickoon September 16 2012, 10:50amReplyFlag
          also R* please dont reply with the normal: please contact our Support team at so they can help. If you've already submitted a ticket, they'll get back to you, be sure to check for responses in your email inbox as most people have tried this to no avail!
          • BobbyGondaon September 16 2012, 9:50amReplyFlag
            @DutchStoner @peawicko I'm am too on my second ps3 since I started playing mp3. Sucks cos I love this game but the glitches and errors are adding up.
            • peawickoon September 16 2012, 10:42amReplyFlag
              @BobbyGonda couldnt agree more, game would be epic if it had the fluidity of other titles of the genre, just a shame that the people who lose out in the end are the same people that have made R* one of the most popular gaming brands of recent times, to disregard so many issues that so many people encounter is just pure negligence. the game is almost 6 months old with what seems more problems than what we started with! look forward to playin against you soon bobby as its always fun! thats if i can connect!
            • BobbyGondaon September 16 2012, 11:35amReplyFlag
              @peawicko Ha nice one. See you out there mate.
          • BobbyGondaon September 15 2012, 1:23pmReplyFlag
            Just had an email from support re the xp. They are aware and working on it everybody.
            • DutchStoneron September 16 2012, 8:57amReplyFlag
              @BobbyGonda I told R* this a few days back, they told me to contact R* support. Why should i if everyone has this problem! Really dont like how R* handles these issues. We still need a proper patch! Max Payne 3 destroyed my ps3, because of all the hard resets it wont read any discs anymore! Im using another ps3 now, Not playing mp3 much anymore affraid it will destroy my other ps3 aswell. And i know many people on socialclub that have the same thing happen to their ps3.

            • peawickoon September 16 2012, 9:01amReplyFlag
              @BobbyGonda Dont mean to be pessimistic but R* being aware of the problem and actually doing something about it seem to be two entirely different things if recent examples are anything to go by. Losing faith in their ability seems to be a massive understatement!
          • BobbyGondaon September 15 2012, 1:20pmReplyFlag
            Please sort this xp problem out, my crew are slipping despite being more active than ever. We are owed lots of xp :)
            • jrod1008on September 14 2012, 7:59pmReplyFlag
              rockstar whats going on with xp ive noticed its not going up at all, not cool and to other people too!
              • noclue_42on September 14 2012, 2:48pmReplyFlag
                hit and miss today. what is going on really? and when can one expect to see things getting better?

                i log in, thresholds are greyed out, no matchmaking is happening, always get prompted to an empty lobby ---> log out, log in again ---> NOW matchmaking is happening, threshodls are there (to look at, only) and i can actually join a match. but only to have laggs and get out of sync after 2 rounds. too bad really. weekend and you don't even get to play a session of max payne's sad.

                why is everything "okay" one day, and the next it's impossible to get a match going, and if you do, not for longer than 20 minutes?!

                *sigh*....i just wanna play the game
                • R* Yon September 14 2012, 7:19pmReplyFlag
                  @noclue_42 We'll be sure to let you guys know when we have some news on the next title update or anything about Payne Thresholds, stay tuned!
                • zedder13on September 16 2012, 11:02amReplyFlag
                  @ by the time you do anything there will be no one left playing the game
                • Dnutz90on September 16 2012, 3:32pmReplyFlag
                  @ What Zedder said
              • BoyxGeniuson September 14 2012, 11:10amReplyFlag
                @eightplusone i can tell its giving some credit but not all on the xp 1st place finishes still not working i been putting max payne on the back burner till its fixed. i dont think xbox got this problem
                • mosessuarez550on September 14 2012, 10:40amReplyFlag
                  will we be seeing more custom load out slots so we have more that five custom slots
                  • R* Yon September 14 2012, 7:18pmReplyFlag
                    @mosessuarez550 We don't have plans for that, but feel free to send your suggestions along to our developers if you want:
                • BobbyGondaon September 13 2012, 1:30pmReplyFlag
                  @eightplusone. Yep same problem here and the 1st place finishes haven't been registering for weeks. Hopefully it will be sorted soon.
                  • R* Yon September 13 2012, 4:44pmReplyFlag
                    @BobbyGonda @eightplusone & all others, please contact our Support team at so they can help. If you've already submitted a ticket, they'll get back to you, be sure to check for responses in your email inbox.
                  • peawickoon September 16 2012, 12:35pmReplyFlag
                    @ the trouble is your support imply that it is always something to do with our ps3 or our connection without accepting the fact that there is a problem with the game itself! i like many others have spent a lot of money on this title only to be left dissappointed by the amount of problems that are still evident!
                • eightplusoneon September 13 2012, 7:01amReplyFlag
                  What is up with my crew's xp no longer updating on the crew leader board Div 51-100?
                  No point in playing if you can't advance your crew!
                  Anybody else having this problem?
                  • stumpy4770on September 13 2012, 2:29amReplyFlag
                    I also reached level 50, legend 6 but didnt want to go to legend 7 till i had got the Kill 8 people in 10 seconds threshold, but even though i was capturing turf it kept me on 9 and i was getting 6 and 7 kills, but it was keeping me on 3.
                    I eventually got 8 kills and it has given me the threshold title The Feared, but all records of thresholds still show 3 kills.
                    Also it gave me the points for capturing 15 turfs, yet that also still only shows 9. I have legend to 7 now.

                    Just keep a lookout for the new record pop up as your playing, because im guessing you will have completed the turf threshold without realising.
                    • noclue_42on September 13 2012, 3:02amReplyFlag
                      @stumpy4770 are you saying you can get the achievement (title) even though the threshold-stat-system doesnt keep track of your numbers?

                    • stumpy4770on September 13 2012, 7:08amReplyFlag
                      @noclue_42 Sorry, I did post that as a reply to your comment, but it posted it as a new comment. wont use my PS3 to reply again lol.
                      Anyway, yes I'm using the threshold title The Feared at the moment. As for the 'One man army' threshold, mine is stuck on 9, so unless I captured 6 alone in one round (even I don't think I'm that good lol) then it is still adding the turf captures up. But if I play again and find out any different, I'll let you know.
                      but the 'They were all dead' threshold is doable, because its a one round challenge, even though it doesn't show up on the stats.
                    • noclue_42on September 13 2012, 7:43amReplyFlag
                      @stumpy4770 so you say that if you do the threshold challenge in one round it will unlock the title? man, i tried capturing again after you posted here. and it seemed to work. my count is stuck at 11, that's what is gets reset to everytime apparently. in the gang war i took 5 points alone. and it showed me the icon after the round, saying 16 points taken. but then i checked again next game, and it said 11 again. so i'd have to to do 9 captures on my own in one war. that is difficult, especially people keep running into the spot and" break" it for you.

                      it really doesn't keep track of your progress once the particular gang war is over....damn. always starts from 11. that's the score that is stuck in the stats. again and again gets reset to 11. man, 9 captures, alone, in one gang war. that seems impossible. "total turf" must be in the play modes then you might be able to get it, but other than that, no chance. i am getting insane over this
                    • noclue_42on September 13 2012, 8:23amReplyFlag
                      @noclue_42 here's the predicament i'm in. gang war 1 - it says 13 points taken

                      a gang war later, it says 12 points taken

                      always starting from 11
                    • stumpy4770on September 13 2012, 9:29amReplyFlag
                      @noclue_42 Ive just played and I got my 10 turfs a few times. Its also giving me 4 kills in 10 seconds again too, even though I have The Feared title already, which was the hardest one to get and the one stopping me from going to legend 7.
                      Even though R* said the thresholds were a one time only challenge, I suspect they will all be made available again in the future, more so now these ones are not working properly.
                    • stumpy4770on September 13 2012, 9:32amReplyFlag
                      @noclue_42 Ive just played and I got my 10 turfs a few times. Its also giving me 4 kills in 10 seconds again too, even though I have The Feared title already, which was the hardest one to get and the one stopping me from going to legend 7.
                      Even though R* said the thresholds were a one time only challenge, I suspect they will all be made available again in the future, more so now these ones are not working properly.
                      Have you got the 8 kills in 10 seconds threshold ? once you get that you can legend up and start earning XP to level up again.
                    • noclue_42on September 13 2012, 10:26amReplyFlag
                      @stumpy4770 i haven't tried the Feared title yet again, it's damn challenging really. but i'll try again later and whatever the outcome, i will go legend by the end of today. if that means i gamble away my shot at the titles, so be it. i wanna get my grind on. that is more important in the end. if it's possible i'd love to see at least the One Man Army title back around in a threshold challenge at some point. it would certainly be appreciated.
                    • stumpy4770on September 13 2012, 11:01amReplyFlag
                      @noclue_42 If you really want to get The Feared title, I would try and get it now. You need to be level 48 and have the Double Dealer burst to have any chance of getting it, and even if R* make the thresholds available again, you cant guarantee you will be at level 48 to try for it again and you will only be putting off moving to the next legend again next time till you get it, so take your chance while you have it.
                      Good luck anyway.
                    • noclue_42on September 13 2012, 9:44pmReplyFlag
                      @stumpy4770 the titles aren't worth the time and effort really. i went legend again 2 hours ago. i tried a last time to capture turf in a single gang war session before that. total turf was the first game mode. and i managed to capture 7 points. it said 18 points taken. i was rly focused, and euphoric. waited for another mode with turf capturing in it. siege was on after a round of takedown. there i captured another point and expected to see 19 points taken after that round, but it already reset the stats to 11, again and showed me 12.letdown, it doesn't even keep stats of a complete gang war, just ONE round of the gang war and it forgot your stats again. i could have even captured 9 points in that total turf round but people were running in the spots in the last seconds. so i decided to call it quitts. it would get me nowhere. thus i went legend. rank 7 now. back on my grind .september 21st there is a xp event. i will totally make use of it.
                  • mosessuarez550on September 12 2012, 10:22pmReplyFlag
                    rock star can you also share more versatile load outs that people can use that would work for any game mode
                    • mosessuarez550on September 12 2012, 10:06pmReplyFlag
                      will we be seeing more custom load out slots so we have more that five custom slots
                      • rafael470on September 12 2012, 1:03pmReplyFlag
                        Rockstar games 213 is coming please realized another max payne 4 an Gt v
                        • BoyxGeniuson September 12 2012, 1:19amReplyFlag
                          hey rockstar when will the fisrt place finishes and ranking system be fix i have completed some thresholds in gang wars and my crew has not got any xp for the past hour and no first place finishes in the past almost three weeks .............. we have played both large td and gw and thanks for the shout out in the crew cut
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