Max Payne 3 is the first of the series to introduce a multiplayer mode. This allows players to play online with their friends, family or strangers. This mode has a wide variety of different game modes to suit the player, from Gang Wars which consists of series of chapters that corresponds to Max Payne's story to a simple Team Deathmatch where two teams battle each other and gather kills in a certain time in order to win the match.

Game modes[edit | edit source]

  • Rookie Team Deathmatch
  • Deathmatch
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Payne Killer
  • Gang Wars
  • Large Deathmatch
  • Large Team Deathmatch
  • Hardcore Deathmatch
  • Hardcore Team Deathmatch
  • Hardcore Gang Wars

Maps[edit | edit source]

Normal Multiplayer Maps[edit | edit source]

  • Cemetery (Early Access for GameStop Exclusive Pre-Order customers)
  • Hoboken Alleys
  • Junk 
  • Nova Esperanca
  • Rooftop of the Moderno
  • Sao Paulo Bus Depot
  • Tiete River Docks
  • Branco Headquarters

DLC maps[edit | edit source]

Local Justice

  • 55th Battalion HQ
  • Imperial Palace
  • Departure Lounge

Disorganized Crime[edit | edit source]

  • Hoboken Rooftops

Hostage Negotiation[edit | edit source]

  • Favela Heights
  • Estado do Galations
  • Club Moderno
  • O Paliaca Strip Club

Painful Memories[edit | edit source]

  • Canal dé Panama
  • Shoot First
  • Marty's Bar
  • Roscoe Street Subway

Loadouts[edit | edit source]

Players can create up to five complete player Loadouts that can be customized to make sure they're equipped with the perfect set of Weapons, Bursts and Items for every battle and to suit their playing style. Different loadouts will drastically change the gameplay experience, as custom combinations of Weapons, Bursts and Items affect player speed, stamina and health regeneration.

There are four Preset Loadouts, three of which are available to the player from the start and one which is unlocked at level 3. Each of the preset loadouts have their own advantages and disadvantages, the four preset loadouts are:

  • Soldier
Chest Slot - Light Body Armor
Single handed weapon(s) - PT92, .38 Revolver
Two handed weapon - AK-47
Projectile - Grenade
Burst - Trigger Happy
  • Snitch
Items - Sneakers
Single handed weapon(s) - M10
Projectile - Flash Grenade
Burst - Intuition
  • Dealer
Items - Ammunition Pouch
Single handed weapon(s) - PT92
Two handed weapon - M500
Projectile - Grenade
Burst - Big Dog
  • Lookout (Unlocked at level 3)
Items - Sutures
Single handed weapon(s) - .38 Revolver
Two handed weapon - Mini-30
Projectile - Flash Grenade
Burst - Trigger Happy

For more information on loadouts check out the loadouts section of Rockstar's official Max Payne 3 website here.

Bursts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Burst

There are special abilities players can use in the multiplayer, called bursts. They are charged by building up the adrenaline and have 3 levels of potency. Players can choose which bursts to select to play with.

Items[edit | edit source]

Main article: Multiplayer Items

Players can create their sets of loadout items before the multiplayer matches. These items each offer specific benefits and can create different styles of play.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Melee[edit | edit source]

  • Night Stick
  • Cattle Prod
  • Pepper Spray
  • Stun Gun

Handguns[edit | edit source]

All Handguns can be dual-wielded


Shotguns[edit | edit source]

Assault Rifles/Machine Guns[edit | edit source]

Rifles/Sniper Rifles[edit | edit source]

Explosive[edit | edit source]

Projectiles[edit | edit source]

Grinds[edit | edit source]

Main article: Multiplayer Grinds

Characters[edit | edit source]

Main article: Max Payne 3 multiplayer characters

There are many characters to choose from to do battle with in multiplayer. There are NPCs from the story mode of the game, special characters which were modeled after Max Payne fans which won a Twitter competition (see here for details) and character skins from the previous two Max Payne games (The Classic Character Pack, for example). But note that: some factions or characters do not appear on singleplayer.

Titles[edit | edit source]

Below is a list of player titles which can be earned in Max Payne 3's multiplayer:

  • Soldado - Unlocked at Level 1
  • Cabo - Unlocked at Level 4
  • 3 Sargento - Unlocked at Level 7
  • 2 Sargento - Unlocked at Level 10
  • 1 Sargento - Unlocked at Level 13
  • Sub-Tenente - Unlocked at Level 16
  • Cadete - Unlocked at Level 19
  • Aspirante - Unlocked at Level 22
  • 3 Tenente - Unlocked at Level 26
  • 2 Tenente - Unlocked at Level 30
  • 1 Tenente - Unlocked at Level 35
  • Capitao - Unlocked at Level 40
  • Major - Unlocked at Level 45
  • Coronel - Unlocked at Level 50
  • Respected - Unlocked at Legend 1
  • Trustworthy - Unlocked at Legend 2
  • Warlord - Unlocked at Legend 3
  • Living Legend - Unlocked at Legend 4
  • Renowned - Unlocked at Legend 5
  • Marked - Unlocked at Legend 6
  • Chief - Unlocked at Legend 7
  • Golden - Unlocked at Legend 8
  • Unrivaled - Unlocked at Legend 9
  • Peerless - Unlocked at Legend 10
  • Gun Collector - All Weapons Unlocked (Level 40)
  • Playboy - All Avatar Items Unlocked (Level 50)
  • Master of Arms - All Weapons Max Rank
  • Dedicated - All Achievements Unlocked
  • The Steamroller - All Bursts Unlocked (Level 48)
  • Quartermaster - All Items Unlocked

NOTE: Other Titles can be unlocked by completing Payne Thresholds.

Ranks[edit | edit source]

When playing multiplayer, a player can gain experience by killing other players, assisting team mates, completing grinds, winning feuds and settling vendettas. When the player gains enough experience to be promoted to the next rank, they can earn more cash, unlock new avatar items, titles, weapons and other loadout items. A player can be promoted through a total of fifty ranks. When a player reaches Rank 50, they have the option to return to Rank 1 to gain Legend status just as it was in Red Dead Redemption.

For a full list of Multiplayer rank unlocks see here.

Legend[edit | edit source]

Once at Rank 50, the player can choose to gain Legend status at any time by selecting the "Legend" option from the Multiplayer menu, after which the player must work their way back up to level 50 in order to achieve the next Legend status. This can be done up to ten times, meaning the player will progress through a total of 500 ranks to reach Legend 10, the highest level in multiplayer. Gaining each Legend status takes away all weapons, items, upgrades, cash and earned loadout weight, but gives the player a new patch, title, unique Max avatar, and raises the cash multiplier for the Badge of Honor gear (unlocked at Legend 1). Below is a list of unlocks for each Legend status:

  • Legend 1
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Title - Respected
Avatar - Tropical Max
Cash Multiplier - 120%

  • Legend 2
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- Trustworthy
Avatar - Bodyguard Max
Cash Multiplier - 140%


  • Legend 3
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- Warlord
Avatar - Smart Casual Max
Cash Multiplier - 160%


  • Legend 4
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- Living Legend
Avatar - Bad Day Max
Cash Multiplier - 180%


  • Legend 5
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- Renowned
Avatar - Down To Business Max
Cash Multiplier - 200%


Originally there were only five Legend levels available in multiplayer. Rockstar Games subsequently added five more, bringing the total amount of Legend levels to ten:

  • Legend 6
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- Marked
Avatar - Police Max
Cash Multiplier - 220%


  • Legend 7
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- Chief
Avatar - Docks Max
Cash Multiplier - 240%


  • Legend 8
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- Golden
Avatar - Panama Max
Cash Multiplier - 260%


  • Legend 9
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- Unrivaled
Avatar - Worst Day Max
Cash Multiplier - 280%


  • Legend 10
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- Peerless
Avatar - Hoboken Max
Cash Multiplier - 300%

Crews[edit | edit source]

Crews of players can be created using Rockstar's Social Club. These are essentially clans with a leader and its own emblem. Players can join up to 5 crews. The crews aid collecting XP points faster, amongst other perks. The crews will be able to be imported into Grand Theft Auto V.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Multiplayer Gameplay Part 1[edit | edit source]

Multiplayer Gameplay Part 2[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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