Max Payne 3 Hostage Negotiation Pack DLC Update: Details on New Weapons, Avatars, Items and More

Posted on October 29 2012, 12:06pm | Author: R* W | Filed Under: Games

Following up on our in-depth look at the Hostage Negotiation DLC Pack's four all-new multiplayer maps that provide more sniping locations, elevated platforms to exercise those Shootdodge™ skills, and plenty of close-quarters for melee friendly combat, we've got new details below on this pack's newest faction plus its two high-powered rifles, three game changing Loadout Items and Burst that may alter the way you allocate that Adrenaline in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer.


360-degree render of the new IA2 Assault Rifle, part of the Max Payne 3 Hostage Negotiation DLC Pack.

The IA2 is the latest addition to the Assault Rifle class and provides a serious upgrade to your MD-97L and FAL equipped Loadouts. Durable enough to be used as a baseball bat, and powerful enough to chew through opponents' body armor, the IA2 is Brazil's go-to service rifle, providing their military, police and special force divisions with the latest in high-power weapon technology.


360-degree render of the new M24 Sniper Rifle, part of the Max Payne 3 Hostage Negotiation DLC Pack.

Sporting an extreme range of effective firepower, the M24 bolt-action sniper rifle gives you a reliable and accurate weapon that's designed to consistently hit its intended mark. The standard sniper rifle for military units around the world, the M24 is a dependably sturdy firearm that is lightweight enough to keep your Loadout out of the red.


The eighth customizable multiplayer faction and fourth gang to emerge from São Paulo’s dangerous favelas, the Filhos De Ogum will certainly be easy to recognize - with  leg and facial tattoos, extremely unique accessories, and ragged mismatching footwear that looks like it came from a dumpster, the brawlers at the bottom of the Favela’s food chain will definitely make you want to unlock each and every available option.
The Hostage Negotiation Pack features three new Items that will provide your arsenal and custom Loadouts with even more flexibility and unpredictability for each match.
Heavy Helmet
The newest in cranial protection lowers all damage taken to the head by 75%
Bomb Suit
This snazzy outfit protects you against ballistic and explosive damage without over taxing your mobility
Intimidation Mask
This piece of headwear will shake-up your enemies increasing the time it takes them to reload
Four new in-game challenges that add to a list of over 40 unique accomplishments to add to your Xbox LIVE Gamerscore or PlayStation Network Trophy collection.
60 Seconds of Intimidation
Grind 60 seconds of intimidation
Early Adopter
Kill the same player in a game with both the IA2 Assault Rifle and M24 Sniper Rifle
3 simultaneous kills with level 3 Explosives Burst
Old School Moves
Perform a 720 spin while prone in the Nightclub

Eleven new multiplayer Grinds for you to complete and earn bonus XP.
M24 Tools of the Trade
Kills with the M24
M24 Dead Reckoning
Enemy headshots with the M24
Explosive Nature
Explosives Burst used
Out with a Bang
Total kills with the Explosives Burst
Going Ballistic
Highly explosive ammo kills
Curiosity Kills
Explosive Booby Trap kills
Bombs Away
Explosive Grenade kills
Tanked Up
Bomb Suit kills
Tough Nut
Heavy Helmet kills
IA 2 Tools of the Trade
Kills with the IA2 Assault Rifle
IA2 Dead Reckoning
Headshots with IA2 Assault Rifle
Get all of the details about the new Hostage Negotiation DLC Pack at:
The Hostage Negotiation pack will be available Tuesday, October 30th for 800 MS Points or $9.99 on PSN and PC.

  • iHamod_on July 26 2014, 8:41pmReplyFlag
    I bought the hostage negotiation pack without buying the rockstar pass and i don't know how to activate the pack should i buy the rockstar pass to activate it ?!
    • ziwei399on December 25 2012, 7:15amReplyFlag
      I bought the rockstar pass for PC via Amazon and activated it in game,but this dlc is still unavailable to download,why??
    • Fourz-Lon November 16 2012, 7:31pmReplyFlag
      Rovkstar I have paid for the online pass and have successfully download other dlcs but the hostage negotiation pack says I still have to pay on psn? Wats the deal?
      • Cann1bal_Corps3on November 14 2012, 11:19amReplyFlag
        honestly everyone is exploiting the invisible glitch now, its making the game unplayable. you cant hurt them with bullets only grenades, all they have to do is start a new profile and use a cloud save then PRESTO! invisible jerks. this game is dying out so fast im honestly going to go play black ops 2 and never touch mp3 again and mp3 was my absolute favorite thanks rockstar.
        • AgonizedRumbleon November 8 2012, 3:48pmReplyFlag
          wow surprise surprise more invisible players today again "WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO SORT THIS OUT R* ITS BEYOND A JOKE NOW MAKING GAME NEAR UNPLAYABLE"
          • R* Mon November 8 2012, 3:58pmReplyFlag
            @AgonizedRumble We are aware of this bug and working hard to fix it for the next Title Update.
          • shooterforliveon December 20 2012, 1:02pmReplyFlag
            @ rockstar i send you email about a problem no comments yet i buy the rockstar pass some of the items i have some weopons avators but they are not complete also the new maps still blocked what can i do i want it so bad now i have it i cant play whith the new stuff shooterforlive pc max payne 3
        • Dracovoreon November 7 2012, 2:17pmReplyFlag
        • hkl_100on November 7 2012, 2:13pmReplyFlag
          Hostage Negotiation now working for Rockstar Pass users! Just got it for free. Just use the search feature in the store and it'll pop up. Or you can download from the in-game store. :)
        • Tom543on November 7 2012, 9:37amReplyFlag
          Why did Sony say that the new DLC will be available after the playstation store update, but it's not there? It's bad enough we had to wait a week to get it after the original release date; I'm betting we'll have to wait until next Tuesday...again. Sony doesn't care about this game, they have hundreds of others to worry about. The thing that's frustrating everyone is we get release dates that don't happen. Also, why haven't we had any kind of communication with Rockstar about what's going on.? They can obviously come on here and delete people's messages for trolling, but they can't give us an update.
          • gian_vigon November 7 2012, 7:34amReplyFlag
            It's been one week and the Rockstar pass that has yet to download the DLC ... Hostage Negociation Rockstar, I wonder when I'll be able to download the DLC?
            • R* Yon November 12 2012, 3:40pmReplyFlag
              @gian_vig @eddz720 @Dracovore Let us know if you have any further issues. Everyone with the Rockstar Pass should now be able to download the DLC without issues.
          • eddz720on November 6 2012, 10:56pmReplyFlag
            this dlc is still unavailable..wth rockstar its been a week now..
            • Dracovoreon November 7 2012, 4:34amReplyFlag
              @eddz720 I wonder how Sony or R* would feel if a week passed if a week went after a new launch and we didn't go out and buy whatever it was they put a lot of money into.
            • gian_vigon November 7 2012, 7:29amReplyFlag
              @Dracovore And yet none of the DLC Hostage Negociation for those who bought the Rockstar pass ... I'm waiting for a response from Rockstar know when content'll be accessible. I paid $ 29.99 and I'm still waiting ... Rockstar, I wonder when I'll be able to download the DLC?
          • Tom543on November 6 2012, 3:56pmReplyFlag
            Is the guy on the far left in the gang picture the dude that won his face being in the game? Also, has anyone been able to download the new DLC yet?
            • Dracovoreon November 6 2012, 9:42pmReplyFlag
              @Tom543 Nope, still nothing. I've been checking out the PSN forums and people are pretty pissed. I guess what we bought was the F*'d pass.
          • BaronSamedi911on November 5 2012, 4:51pmReplyFlag
            Free aim is dead welll done douchebags deserve it !!!They think they all that cause they play without the aim assist --- please....

            Freeaimers voice across the web: Whaaaaaaat you play soft lock man its for the noob yo.

            No aim is betters than the other there both here for a reason but freeaimers think otherwise you play there way or you a noob hahahaha imbeciles
            • amirperson November 4 2012, 3:12pmReplyFlag
              I can not play Max Payne 3 in Windows 8 retail.
              what shoud I do?
              Please help us.
            • Dracovoreon November 4 2012, 8:17amReplyFlag
              If you are about post about our lagging Hostage Negotiation release check out this link - . It seems that Sony might be the ones holding things up. Maybe the messed up some while butchering the PS store into the abomination it is now.
              • AgonizedRumbleon November 4 2012, 10:43amReplyFlag
                @Dracovore Ive said from the start of the dlc release by R* that sony was to blame for the problems that gamers on psn/ps3 were having they just dont want to admit it..., Im just glad i have xbox 360 i may pay more in long run but at least i dont have the problems associated with sony and psn bunch of muppets in my opinion...
              • R* Yon November 5 2012, 6:12pmReplyFlag
                @Dracovore Yes, we're hoping they have a resolution for you guys tomorrow
            • jccj11on November 3 2012, 7:06pmReplyFlag
              I recently downloaded the new DLC, but when load the game it shows that i dont have the DLC. the maps are still blocked for some apparent reason.
              • GLoCkA_PABSon November 3 2012, 5:59pmReplyFlag
                The Dlc Worked Fine For Me And Its Great! :D Thanks R* For The Good DLC's So Far Cant Wait To See If Theres Anymore :)
              • Cartoon_Badmanon November 3 2012, 5:49amReplyFlag
                RIP Free-aim Gangwars, you will be sorely missed.
                • Dracovoreon November 4 2012, 7:07amReplyFlag
                  @Cartoon_Badman Yeah, I think it is stupid that they made a "soft lock" which is really just a really hard auto-aim. Not even lowsy games like black ops have that lame feature. I couldnt play gtaIV or Readdead because of how lame the locking feature is. Not to mention it really divides this game.
                • Dracovoreon November 4 2012, 7:34amReplyFlag
                  @Dracovore even lowsy games like blackops DONT* have a really hard lock.
              • AgonizedRumbleon November 3 2012, 5:10amReplyFlag
                yet again today more invisible players this is seriously putting me off playing this game
                • Cartoon_Badmanon November 3 2012, 5:46amReplyFlag
                  @AgonizedRumble I got told to F myself yesterday by one, game is getting a bit of a joke now :(
                • AgonizedRumbleon November 3 2012, 5:48amReplyFlag
                  @Cartoon_Badman yeah i had that a few times, problem is R* have know about this issue since game release and done nothing about it, and new players are starting every day and hey presto they are invisible
                • Cartoon_Badmanon November 3 2012, 5:55amReplyFlag
                  @AgonizedRumble Yeah, and it has defo gotten worse lately! (I think since the last patch)
                  I find it hilarious that I have to record all the people doing it as well, it's at least one per game so clearly something is broken and it isn't as rare as R* like to claim.

                • AgonizedRumbleon November 3 2012, 6:02amReplyFlag
                  @Cartoon_Badman yeah i gave up on recording game sessions for it was getting beyond a joke, i was in a LT deathmatch 3 days ago and 3 players on one team were invisible....
                • R* Yon November 3 2012, 10:32amReplyFlag
                  @AgonizedRumble @DJRico666 Thanks to both of you for reporting the problem. We'll let you guys know when our devs have an update on the issue.
                • PurpMann3on November 4 2012, 11:42pmReplyFlag
                  @ what he meant to say was, they'll keep leading us on until we all quit MP3, then they'll try n win us over with GTA5 which will have 5 times the bugz MP3 does. Should've known they would jus let their customers remain unhappy after they let everybody hack and mod GTA4. I'm quitting R* period. 60 Bucks a game and 30 for a pass. 90 Bucks per person and they act like they gave us a free game. my whole crew quit MP3. i might as well too
              • splatout76on November 2 2012, 11:28pmReplyFlag
                I love Max Payne 3, seriously, it's my favorite game. I play a couple hours a day, I roll with YRA7 crew, and this is the most fun in multiplayer combat ever. I paid for the new DLC even though I'm a Rockstar Pass holder but I'm not even mad about that. I know there's tech issues with Sony, no big deal. What I am mad about is the fact that I've had this awesome new pack since Tuesday, and I've only gotten to play one of the new maps, once, The Club Moderno, which was amazing by the way. Is there no way to get to these mythical new maps?!?! I know, not everyone has the DLC and so fourth, just such a shame. All day today, I start the game and see Tete River Docks, Hoboken Alleys, or Branco HQ, and I turn it off. :( I mean heck, I barely ever get to play the cemetery, lounge, or the rooftops and we've had those how long???
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