The New Maps of the Max Payne 3 Hostage Negotiation DLC Pack

Posted on October 23 2012, 11:41am | Author: R* W | Filed Under: Games

Coming to all three platforms next week, the Hostage Negotiation Pack for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer is our biggest pack yet. In addition to the new Filhos De Ogum avatar faction, Explosive Burst and selection of new weapons and Items, the Hostage Negotiation Pack features four new maps that are all playable across Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. Today, we've got detailed overhead perspectives of all four locations to share, each one viewable in HD by clicking the images below - and featuring a collection of screenshots to highlight key areas of the map as well as tips for mastering these locations.

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Nearly twice as large as Nova Esperança, the Favela Heights DLC map drops you into a setting packed with precarious, multi-leveled habitations, deadly thoroughfares, and strategically placed water towers to rank up those Assault and Sniper Rifle Loadouts. Scale rooftops to traverse the map via raised platforms that provide optimal sight lines of enemies sprinting the streets below and take advantage of the decrepit, yet strategic, canal to covertly find your way towards your next kill.

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It’s game day at the Galatians’ stadium. The action within the locker rooms, infirmaries, and luxury boxes is going to move quickly, so plan on equipping handy automatics. With an abundance of tight corners, and seemingly happy camping grounds, this DLC map is going to force you to pick up the pace and sprint through its deadly hallways in order to get that top spot on the leaderboard.

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Scene of Fabiana Branco’s violent kidnapping, the flashing lights and high-energy atmosphere of Club Moderno set the tone for epic firefights. The action will develop quickly on this multiplayer map so be sure to pack your close-quarter shotgun, and Assault Rifle Loadouts to combat those that want to spoil your suit. Keen club going assassins may particularly appreciate the Moderno’s exclusive, and tactical, VIP room and adjoining roof deck.

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Set in and around this unwelcoming skin joint located right in the heart of the favelas, the frantic pace of the battle that occurs within the close-quarters, and graffiti tagged walls will have you searching for high ground to regroup and recoup. Well suited for your go-to shotgun or dual SMG Loadouts and featuring multiple entrances and exits, the O Palácio Strip Club is one man’s killing field and another man’s deathtrap.

The Hostage Negotiation Pack will be available on Tuesday, October 30th for 800 MS Points or $9.99 on PSN and PC (and free to all Rockstar Pass owners).

Max Payne 3 Hostage Negotiation Pack DLC Coming to All Platforms on October 30th
Update and Screens from the Max Payne 3 Hostage Negotiation Pack DLC

  • _jibbetzzon October 29 2012, 12:26pmReplyFlag
    the favela heights Map looks so big but why not for gang wars?
    • uKGeorG3X1zon October 30 2012, 7:10amReplyFlag
      @_jibbetzz I agree!!! why is there no Gang Wars maps? so bored of playing the same maps and story lines.
    • R* Yon November 2 2012, 7:56pmReplyFlag
      @_jibbetzz @streetfighter909 We're hoping to have another Gang Wars map coming up in one of the next two DLC packs, so look for details coming up.
  • Torchya2allon October 29 2012, 12:00pmReplyFlag
    is there dlc video coming today? i would like to seee maps in action.
    • magdaleno9on October 28 2012, 11:11pmReplyFlag
      you guys should have gorilla mask for the punchinelloo!!!! :)
      • noclue_42on October 28 2012, 8:26pmReplyFlag
        R*, please, make 5 new legend ranks. throw together 5 cool avatars and come up with 5 new legend patches. that's doable, isn't it? with the new content coming it'd be good to see bar raised a little, again. would be appreciated by many i think.
      • GLoCkA_PABSon October 28 2012, 4:37pmReplyFlag
        Looks Good i bet theres gonna be lots of campers the day it comes out ^_^
        • KingKoshanon October 28 2012, 2:51pmReplyFlag
          To be honest R* im just excited for the new weapons and items.. been using the Commando and 9mm auto too long now.. Need some new fire power, hope you guys have some great weapons coming..
        • Tryptafiendon October 28 2012, 1:06pmReplyFlag
          Jesus, you all sound like a bunch of spoiled children. Which you probably are. It's f**king rockstar, guys. One of the baddest and best in the business. We're flying around in f**king slow-motion ONLINE. Boo-hoo, no one wants to spend money and generate revenue so there's no one to play the maps, *whine* I ONLY PLAY GANG WARS. Well, then you suck a fat *sshole, gentlemen. How about broadening your horizons and playing other game modes. We all have favorites, but on the whole, the entire game is absolutely incredible. MP3 blows Halo, CoD, Battlefield, and generally every FPS out of the water IMO, and is only rivaled by RDR and GTA4/San Andreas. Stop being so spoiled. Learn to appreciate the fact that you live in the future and actually have the ability to play a game of this caliber. You would have failed at life if you were born in the 40's.
          • KingKoshanon October 28 2012, 2:46pmReplyFlag
            @Tryptafiend Dude i totally agree with you, i also only play gang wars and whenever its time to vote i vote for the DLC maps.. But then its just those people who like free stuff... Always spoiling the fun.
          • noclue_42on October 28 2012, 3:44pmReplyFlag
            @Tryptafiend *applaudes*

            well said. 100 % agreed!
        • lucian_mateion October 28 2012, 10:18amReplyFlag
          let this game long time ago....sold it eventually.....nobody plays new maps...rockstarr pass was a dissapointment. never will I buy a rockstarr game again...
          • bigboss2050tmon October 27 2012, 8:54amReplyFlag
            @ rockstar: I took the R * pass but the price seemed too seeing that very few people playing in new content ...
            the cause of this in my opinion is the main menu.
            would be necessary after opening the DLC have the choice to choose the type of game in the new dlc and not automatically start (dead macth - team dead macht gangs and war)
            I hope that you will GTAV separate menus and the ability and the freedom of choice ..... wanting maybe you can fix this in maxpayne3?
            thanks and good weekend!! (sorry for my english) MAX
            • R* Yon October 27 2012, 2:51pmReplyFlag
              @bigboss2050tm Thanks for giving us your thoughts. We'll certainly take them into consideration. The translation was a little rough, but don't worry as we were able to figure out what you're saying.
          • BaronSamedi911on October 26 2012, 10:15pmReplyFlag
            Yeah 4 more days until Hostage negotiation the wait is killing me :D
          • Bizerker21on October 26 2012, 10:50amReplyFlag
            Left this game when Borderlands 2 came out...guess what? Haven't been frozen or disconnected once! I have the R* pass, so all the DLC is free for me and hearing that these new maps are not for Gang Wars makes it even harder to come back to this game. Now some GTAV info came out and I can see why R* has neglected MP3. Unfortunately, GTA might be your main franchise sell, but R*'s customer service and actions with MP3 make we wonder if I will EVER buy a R* game new. I can tell you, I WILL NEVER buy a R* pass again for sure. You rocked with RDR dlc, so I felt confident buying your pass, but there must have been serious turnover at R* because these can't be the same guys that made RDR and the DLC. You (R*) have failed to provide R* Pass holders with timeliness in delivering the DLC and in content. Trust is gone and I'm not sure what you can do to repair it. Your calling card for MP3 was Gang Wars and it's the most played mode, but you have done everything to ignore it. Most of the DLC released was just pre-order bonus material. Considering your performance here with MP3 and all the freezes, disconnects and all the other lag and glitches...I think many of you ought to be glad you have jobs now, but can easily be in the same situation as the fellas that made Starhawk.
            • killlinyou78on October 26 2012, 4:02pmReplyFlag
              @Bizerker21 I am saddened to hear you say that. Have you given thought to the other side of things? Maybe they are spending more of their time on a huge DLC for Max Payne 3, on the scale of Undead Nightmare, Im not saying zombies will be in Max Payne 3, but they are probably making a HUGE single player DLC. I am a true huge fan of Rockstar Games, A true fan takes the good times with the "bad" times, I personally really like the DLC they have put out for Max Payne 3, we dont know what is going on in the studios and the offices, so we cannot judge them.
              R* killlinyou78's respect always

              Long live the Payne
            • R* Aon October 26 2012, 5:05pmReplyFlag
              @Bizerker21 We know that there have been some frustrating delays in the release timings of the DLC packs due to some minor but infuriating hitches in development and we apologize for this - but know that we do have all of the originally promised content still coming (starting with next week's Hostage Negotation pass, and including some new Gang Wars content in DLC to come therafter). We understand and greatly appreciate that the overwhelming majority of Rockstar Pass holders are among our biggest fans and have been anxious for this DLC - we're doing all we can to get you this content as soon as possible as well as staying vigilant about any outstanding bugs or technical issues that some users may be experiencing. Thank you.
          • BaronSamedi911on October 25 2012, 6:12pmReplyFlag
            Club moderno playing as fabianna caint wait
          • JohnDoe_86on October 25 2012, 3:47pmReplyFlag
            well, i'm also a bit disappointed that there is no new gang war but beside of that the pack looks wonderful.
          • fatboymccoolon October 25 2012, 3:07pmReplyFlag
            No gang wars maps = EPIC FAIL, thanks for nothing R*, I will pass on this. Another thing why is this map pack being called Hostage Negation when there is no new extract type mode just like Socom. It is called Hostage Negotiation, but where are the hostages? Really disappointed just like my cousin that you duped into buying the Rockstar Pass.
            • HyoumaSamaon October 28 2012, 6:43amReplyFlag
              @fatboymccool *SPOILER*
              because these maps are the places where Max was going after Fabianna?
            • ForceableMasson October 29 2012, 2:10amReplyFlag
              @HyoumaSama Yeah, just like the Local Justice pack, the police station and the hotel were being run by the crooked cops and the vigilantes. I don't play much Gang Wars anyways though so I can't complain about that. I prefer good old Large Deathmatch, just my Max Avatar with his pain killers and his dual SMG's vs. the world. Freakin' epic.
          • KingKoshanon October 25 2012, 3:05pmReplyFlag
            Okay then R* thanks for taking notice on what i had to say i appreciate it. 1 more thing whens the next tripe XP weekend?
            • R* Aon October 25 2012, 3:08pmReplyFlag
              @KingKoshan Keep your eyes peeled at the Newswire for an announcement - very soon...
          • KingKoshanon October 25 2012, 2:25pmReplyFlag
            R* only the reason people are "making the same comments in this thread" is because they are trying to tell you guys to include gang wars before you release it. I mean its not to late to reconsider you guys still got time and R* if you do add gang wars your game will sky rocket in the amount of players and money you guys will be getting... Please we wait to lang to be dissapointed like this and who knows how long the next DLC will take. R* i dont know you guys like this
            • R* Aon October 25 2012, 3:02pmReplyFlag
              @KingKoshan This particular pack is fully completed and coming out in a matter of days, but don't worry we do have more Gang Wars content coming in the upcoming DLC. We'll have word on that soon!
          • LexLuthorisrichon October 25 2012, 12:22pmReplyFlag
            You missed out the DLC in September and now no new Gang Wars Maps? You must be kidding!
            • almerefreakon October 25 2012, 10:18amReplyFlag
              Nice :D Looks awesome
              In the next article will you guys also show the bomb suit and the intimidation mask for each faction?
              • R* Aon October 25 2012, 11:12amReplyFlag
                @almerefreak We'll have a few screens showing off those new Items and more - look for it here either tomorrow or Monday the latest! Cheers
            • Meta_Pathoson October 25 2012, 9:47amReplyFlag
              New Maps are looking great, thanks for taking my mouth off suggestion on the Club Moderno as a location. I have the pass but for the newer players who don't, offering Double EXP on the DLC maps might be a nice motivator to get some fresh blood actually playing them.
              • DR34D_No1on October 25 2012, 6:56amReplyFlag
                Why don.t you mix DLC maps with the others. It would have more players to buy them. And of course, playing on those maps.
                Also, as I love gang wars and big maps, won't you make some for those games.
                • R* Kon October 25 2012, 8:52amReplyFlag
                  @DR34D_No1 Hi there, DLC maps are indeed mixed with standard maps in Playlists and Favela Heights is one of the biggest maps released for the game so far, with more Gang Wars content coming in future packs.
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