This Week's Payne Thresholds: It Came from Behind, Pyromaniac and Urban Ninja

Posted on September 25 2012, 6:32pm | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Take on all comers and successfully plant bombs in Gang Wars to earn this week's Pyromaniac Payne Threshold.

There's no need to go into XP withdrawal just because our Triple XP weekend has come to an end. This week's all-new set of Payne Thresholds are the key to racking up large amounts of Max Payne 3 experience while having a good ol' time seeing if you have what it takes to rise to these three new challenges. This particular set will reward those who are masters of stealth as well as anybody with a healthy appetite for destruction. 

As in previous weeks, the XP rewards come at Bronze, Silver and Gold ranks, with a custom title for anyone who attains the Platinum score. You can keep track of your best scores and compare them against Friends, Crew members and the rest of the world at the Rockstar Social Club. Here's a quick rundown of this week's challenges, which expire at midnight on September 30th:
It Came From Behind
Number of enemies killed from behind in a game
Number of bombs successfully planted over the course of the week
Urban Ninja
Amount of damage dealt without taking damage yourself
To help you get started on this week's challenges, may we suggest this article from our Max Payne 3 Game Tips series on how to effectively plant those bombs in Gang Wars?
* PS3 players, we're currently working to address an XP exploit issue we found with Payne Thresholds on the PS3 and we want to ensure you that once the situation is rectified you'll be able to earn these along with all the other upcoming Payne Thresholds.

  • R* Qon September 25 2012, 6:32pmFlag
    PS3 players, we're currently working to address an XP exploit issue we found with Payne Thresholds on the PS3 and we want to ensure you that once the situation is rectified you'll be able to earn these along with all the other upcoming Payne Thresholds.
  • BaronSamedi911on October 1 2012, 6:29pmReplyFlag
    Hostage negociation this week R* ?????? Its geting rediculous now
  • Dnutz90on September 29 2012, 1:28pmReplyFlag
    So you are reading this? Get back to work and answer my support questions please. Its almost been a week now.
    • R* Yon October 1 2012, 11:45amReplyFlag
      @Dnutz90 Our Support team replied to you over the weekend, and are going to reply again to your other question soon.
  • D.T.A.666on September 29 2012, 10:53amReplyFlag
    ok ok. zedder13 ill meet up with you in private match 1 on 1 first match death match 2 rounds free aim second match death match auto aim ops i mean soft lock 2 rounds best out of 4 wins message me to organise if you got the balls i wont be online till after 9 pm tho!
    • BobbyGondaon September 29 2012, 10:28amReplyFlag
      Its only banter
      • R* Aon September 29 2012, 10:15amReplyFlag
        @BobbyGonda @DutchStoner @zedder13 @LupoLucio @Roofy010 @Ganja-Syndrome @Dnutz90 and others:
        While we are all for some good natured competitive s**t-talking here at the Newswire comments, some of you guys are crossing the line here. Let's cut out the meanspirited back and forth flaming. Anyone who continues may have their commenting privileges suspended. If you've got a beef with another player - take it online, whether soft-lock or free aim, and show and prove!
        • BobbyGondaon September 29 2012, 9:55amReplyFlag
          Some people on here are just grade A douchebags! Time we ignored them. Soft lololck noob 4 life.
          • BobbyGondaon September 29 2012, 10:02amReplyFlag
            @BobbyGonda soft lock.... damn phone
          • zedder13on September 29 2012, 10:41amReplyFlag
            @BobbyGonda lol softlock noob all day
          • peawickoon September 29 2012, 11:42amReplyFlag
            @BobbyGonda They just aint worth it guys! Ive never read such singled minded biased views anywhere and think we should all go our respective ways and if that means another one of the goodfellows crew mouthing off that im a chicken so be it cause i couldnt care less!! (dont the goodfellows make pizza? lol)
        • DutchStoneron September 29 2012, 9:10amReplyFlag
          lol yea i block mental kiddies, this is my last reply. Got no time for winning kids like you.
          • zedder13on September 29 2012, 8:51amReplyFlag
            keep on clucking little chicken, i am so bored of you now its not even funny, you need to man up little boy
          • Dnutz90on September 28 2012, 5:08pmReplyFlag
            Haha yeah, listen to the Insiders, our boy roofy didnt know what happend to him when he joined us n soft-lock :P
            • Roofy010on September 28 2012, 5:15pmReplyFlag
              @Dnutz90 Whaha especially by you f*cker hahaha. Do you fly trough the map by the way?
          • Dnutz90on September 28 2012, 4:00pmReplyFlag
            It funny to watch someone go mad on some bull shizz. I wonder what he looks like sitting behind his PC raging n shizz. Must be the funnies thing you'll ever see!
            • LupoLucioon September 29 2012, 5:43amReplyFlag
              @Dnutz90 Yes i completely agree! in fact it is really funny watching you and your noobish friends go mad! :)
              Just read about your comments, you try to offend me telling me that "it has to be little kid or something, with the small minded comments he makes its either a kid or hes just mental".
              ahahahahahahah!!! the one who's irritating here is you! :)
            • LupoLucioon September 29 2012, 8:35amReplyFlag
              @DutchStoner said the one who blocked me because i made him cry!
              Yo dutch, i'm really sorry about it, take a candy or a banana if you prefer, and don't think about it!
              i'm sure you have to be really skilled in pressing buttons at the right time, also stop smoking or you are going to suck even at that.
          • Dnutz90on September 28 2012, 3:58pmReplyFlag
            lol, tht guy is just a lifeless person who doesnt know who he's talking about. And is that Rollaw --- kicked out of our crew yet?
            • Ganja-Syndromeon September 28 2012, 2:57pmReplyFlag
              it has to be little kid or something, with the small minded comments he makes its either a kid or hes just mental. let em have his little rage moments. lol
              • Dnutz90on September 28 2012, 2:57pmReplyFlag
                Fuk him Z, lets play free-aim the next time we go play mp3. Hope to meet this guy on the other side. If we fuk him up, im gonna ask rockstar to write a story about what a noob LupoLucio is
                • zedder13on September 28 2012, 3:49pmReplyFlag
                  @Dnutz90 ok man i am not scared, unlike some people
                • Roofy010on September 28 2012, 5:02pmReplyFlag
                  @Dnutz90 Hahaha he got a lot of big talk I already met him (couple of times because not alot players in free aim) and I shot him to sh*t. I'm sure u will do fine against him
              • peawickoon September 28 2012, 1:16pmReplyFlag
                The only opinion i have seen you agree with was RichurdCheese whos opinion was the same as yours! So i am still forced to believe that you are incapable of understanding anyone else other than you own opinion! As for the english langauge it is taught in schools all over the world which means it is surely better? ;p joke! I am going to end this now as i would rather game than talk to you on here and if i were to return to free aim i would leave any room you were in as i dont agree with much you say other than the leaderboards!
              • Genesicityon September 28 2012, 12:20pmReplyFlag
                I noticed tresholds were live for the PS3 again, will we get a week for these as usual...?:D
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