Max Payne 3 multiplayer guide

We cover the basics of Rockstar’s new multiplayer mayhem

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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