Max Payne 3 multiplayer guide

Max Payne 3 has become quite the popular game with all the critical acclaim it has received. That means there are going to be a lot of people out, eager to jump into the online multiplayer mode and Shootdodge each other in the nether-regions. We’re here to help you get off the ground with full knowledge of how everything works, hopefully increasing your average lifespan from 20 seconds to, at the very least, 23.  

Disclaimer: This guide was written within the first two weeks of Max Payne 3’s release. Certain facets of the multiplayer mode are bound to change over time through patches and added content.

Getting Started

Max Payne 3 doesn’t throw you into the main mix right away. For your first four ranks, you’ll only have access to preset loadouts, and until you get 100 kills, the standard play modes will be locked. This is all a good thing, as it offers fair starting competition and an introduction to some decent weapons/abilities, prepping you for when things start unlocking and decisions have to be made.

Note that once you reach rank 7, rookie playlists are no longer accessible, so make the most out of them while you can.

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  • ryan-terry - June 21, 2012 12:43 p.m.

    Scratch that, the definitive Max Payne 3 Multiplayer guide is now located here:
  • ryan-terry - June 7, 2012 1:42 p.m.

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  • drake-wayne - May 31, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    This game looks cool. I just got a M4 like in the game and they have a bunch of other guns from different games.
  • WrathLord03 - May 31, 2012 4:39 a.m.

    The last round of Gang Wars won't always end in Showdown. Unless they changed something without my knowing, the last round might also be Survivor, in which the points each team's ammassed over the previous rounds translate to the amount of lives each team has. It just doesn't happen as often as Showdown. Anyway, nice guide, sums everything up real good. Would be handy if I hadn't learnt all this first-hand.
  • lilbuddha - May 30, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    muliplayer those squiggly red lines mean you misspelled something
  • ThatGuyFromTV - May 30, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    just a quick edit you need to make, the latest patch made it so that looting Payne's or Passos's body only gives $100 per loot. Still quite a bit of cash for one loot.
  • gamesradarclint - May 30, 2012 4:36 p.m.

    Thanks, we updated the guide.