- Estimated achievement difficulty: 8/10
- Offline: 36/46 (830)
- Online: 10/46 (170)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 150+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 5
- Number of missable achievements: No (Chapter Select)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: Yes
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
- Glitchy achievements: Yes (You Play, You Pay, You Bastard and A Few Hundred Bullets Back)
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None

Step One: Hard Playthough
Straight off the bat you will want to do your Hard playthrough, you need to do this to unlock Old School mode. It isn't tough to complete, especially if you start on this mode as you will be learning to play on hard straight away. During this playthrough it would be a good idea to get all misc achievements saving you the hassle of having to do it on a harder mode, of course if you'd like you could always go back on easy for another playthrough for misc/collectible achievements.

Step Two: Old School Playthrough
Old School mode is the same as hard except this time you don't have last chance. So be sure to take your painkillers when they are needed.

Step Three: Hardcore Playthrough
This is the hard one, on this difficulty you will be killed in 3 shots or so. You will need to combine cover with bullet time () in this playthrough while always going for the headshot on enemies when possible. See Payne In The Ass for tips.

Step Four: Clean Up Misc/Collectible
If you haven't obtained all misc/collectible achievements then now is your chance to go back and get them. You can use mission and checkpoint select to return to the desired spot in the game to obtain the missed achievements/collectibles. All misc achievements with [FREE AIM] in the description must be done with free aim, all others can be done with whatever aim assist you like.

Step Five: A New York Minute
Upon completion of the single player you unlocked the game mode 'A New York Minute' which can be found in 'Arcade' from the main menu. You will need to finish the standard version to unlock the hardcore version then complete that version as well. See The Shadows Rushed Me.

Step Six: Online
Now that you have all single player achievements out of the way you can move on to the online game mode. Most of the achievements obtained online will come naturally, except for a few, so just have fun, the online achievements are very easy to get.

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DLC #1: Local Justice Pack

-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 0 Achievements - 0
-Online: 5 Achievements - 125
-Approximate amount of time to 1000 : 2-4 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed:
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? None

Welcome to the first of four multiplayer DLC's released for Max Payne 3. This DLC features 3 new maps and a new weapon plus other smaller unlockables. Most of the achievements in this pack can be unlocked through natural playtime online, you may have trouble with "Express Checkout" therefore boosting this will be the easier option.

[XBA would like to thank Barad for this Roadmap]


DLC #2: Hostage Negotiation Map Pack

- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10
- Offline: 1/4 (Old School Moves for 10)
- Online: 3/4 (Early Adopter, WMD, and 60 Seconds of Intimidation for 115)
- Approximate amount of time to 125: 10-30 minutes
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None

The Hostage Negotiation Map Pack DLC for Max Payne 3 features four new multiplayer maps specially designed for online action. Battle it out in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer on Club Moderno, Estadio Do Galatians, Favela Heights, and O Palacio Strip Club. In addition to new maps, there are new weapons and items too. The IA2 Assault Rifle and M24 Sniper Rifle bring two more powerful weapons to the multiplayer arena plus the new Bomb Suit, Heavy Helmet and Intimidation Mask Items provide even more flexibility for your arsenal. Lastly, there is an additional faction known as the "Filhos De Ogum" and the devastating new Explosive Burst for use in Multiplayer.

The Hostage Negotiation Pack is available for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE. Rockstar Pass owners of course receive it free of charge.

Step One: Early Adopter + WMD + 60 Seconds of Intimidation

It is possible to earn all three of these achievements in a single game of Deathmatch, as long as you have a full boosting party of 8 players.

Step Two: Old School Moves

This can be done on your own in a Private match.

[x360a would like to thank The BiggD for this Roadmap]


DLC #3: Painful Memories

- Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
- Offline: 0/5 (0)
- Online: 5/5 (125)
- Approximate amount of time to 125: 1+ Hour
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None

Inspired by the grisly shootouts from Max’s past, the Painful Memories Pack will bring four new maps and much more to Max Payne 3 Multiplayer.

Revisit the subway bloodbath from the original Max Payne in the Roscoe Street Subway map. Flashback to the dingy Hoboken watering hole at Marty’s Bar, open fire on the posh Branco family yacht in Shoot First and wage Gang Wars at Canal De Panamá. The Painful Memories Pack also includes the IMG 5.56 and UAR-21 Assault Rifles, new factions and items. There is also the Hangover Burst, which causes enemies to respawn with blurred vision, reduced stamina and health.

The Painful Memories Pack is available for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE. Rockstar Pass owners of course receive it free of charge.

Step One: Bar Brawler + Drinker's Revenge

They can be done in the same match, in the "Marty's Bar" map. Make sure you have a loadout with the Hip Flask item equipped, and your partner with a Sniper Rifle loadout.

Step Two: Ouch My Head

It's suggested you boost this one with a 8-player lobby on the "Branco's HQ" map. Make sure you have a loadout with the Hangover Burst equipped.

Step Three: Long Arm of the Lawless

This achievement must be obtained on the larger Panama Canal map in the Payne Killer game mode.

Step Four: Welcome Ashore

This must be done in Gang Wars. The observation deck is located south-west to the yacht, it should be be mistaken for the large, 2-story building right next to the boat.

[x360a would like to thank The BiggD for this Roadmap]


DLC #4: Deathmatch Made in Heaven

- Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
- Offline: 2/7 (It Looked Easy Enough and Breaking the 4th for 90)
- Online: 5/7 (3 Blind Mice, Sweaty Betty, Betty Confetti, Resisting Arrest, and Breaking & Entering for 200)
- Approximate amount of time to 290: 4+ Hours
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None

As the last DLC for Max Payne 3, the Deathmatch Made in Heaven DLC Pack brings heaps on content! To begin, there are four all-new Co-Op and competitive modes to Max Payne 3's Multiplayer. There's also a host of new close-combat weapons, such as the stun gun and cattle prod. Here is a run-down of the new game modes.

Dead Men Walking - 2 Player Co-Op Mode
Fight endless waves of enemies as Max and Passos - using teamwork and skill to earn Grit and open up new areas of the map as well as weapons, weapon attachments, painkillers and ammo. See how long you can fend off the bloodthirsty onslaught and rack up big points.

Run & Stun Mode
This all-new competitive multiplayer mode casts one random player in the role of the diabolical Saci, Captain Baseball Bat Boy's nemesis - using superior strength, unlimited stamina, and a deadly combination of the new Stun Gun and a weighty melee attack to try and turn all the other players to his side.

Marked Man Mode
This vendetta-fueled take on Max Payne 3's Deathmatch mode awards extra points for successfully exacting revenge on adversaries as well as surviving Vendettas placed on you by other players.

Time Attack Mode
Rack up the kills before time runs out in the new Time Attack Deathmatch mode, where taking out multiple targets within a short period of time will earn you considerable bonus points.

Challenge Arcade Mode
This mode is highly entertaining and will keep you on the edge of your seat, as you are thrown into each level of the game's story with impromptu challenges. Fail a challenge, and you are to restart from the last checkpoint you obtained. Some of the challenges range from registering a set number of headshots, killing enemies with explosive kills, kills from BulletTime and more. You will find this mode quite appealing as you progress through the challenges.

The Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack is available for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE. Rockstar Pass owners of course receive it free of charge.


Step One: Three Blind Mice + Sweaty Betty + Betty Confetti + Resisting Arrest

All four of these achievement can all be done in the same match. Make sure you have three different loadouts; one with the Stun Gun/Cattle Prod, another with Bouncing Betties, and a third with the Pepper Spray can. While Betty Confetti and Resisting Arrest may come naturally over the course of gameplay in Multiplayer, it is suggest that Sweaty Betty and Three Blind Mice be boosted with three others players to ensure they are done properly.

Step Two: Breaking and Entering

This should be done next. You will need a good partner who will communicate with you throughout the match. If you do not have a partner already, you will find one while searching for a match, or you can use the Achievement Trading Thread to find a partner.

Step Three: Breaking the 4th + It Looked Easy Enough

Challenge Mode will probably be last on your list here. Breaking the 4th can be obtained within the first Chapter of Challenge Mode, while It Looked Easy Enough will require you to complete the entire Story in this mode. Neither are too difficult, and It Looked Easy Enough does not need to be completed in one sitting like New York Minute Mode.

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Max Payne 3 Achievement Guide

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There are 67 achievements with a total of 1665 points

  • Story Complete [MEDIUM]

    See Payne In The Ass achievement description.

  • Story Complete [HARD]

    See Payne In The Ass achievement description.

  • Story Complete [OLD SCHOOL]

    See Payne In The Ass achievement description.

  • Story Complete [HARDCORE]

    Hard, Old School and Hardcore paythroughs all must be done with [FREE AIM] on. If you change aim assist at any point during a playthrough you will NOT get the achievement.

    This difficulty will be very hard for those not experienced with Max Payne titles, you will die very quickly and easily. It will only take a few shots for an enemy to kill you so you will need to constantly be in/behind cover.

    Here are a few tips to help you in this playthrough:

    • Cover is very important this time round, if you run in guns blazing you will without a doubt be killed. You can take cover behind nearly anything so be sure to use and objects to your advantage.
    • Bullet time will come in handy, you will find yourself using it a lot more on this playthough than the others. Don't waste it if you have made your kill/s then tap  again to exit bullet time, its to valuable to waste and isn't as easy to get.
    • Headshots will be the quickest and most effective way to kill your enemies, especially when there are multiple enemies around headshots will be your key out of a sticky situation.
    • Take your time, if you rush in this game mode you will have no chance of finishing it. Don't aim to finish the level but aim to reach the next checkpoint.

    Note: Remember, you must do all the playthroughs with [FREE AIM] on or the achievements will NOT unlock.

  • Complete Part I Of The Story

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Part II Of The Story

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Complete Part III Of The Story

    Story related, cannot be missed.

  • Finish In A New York Minute

    This mode is unlocked after beating the game on any difficulty. You initially have only have 1 minute to finish each chapter, but kills earn you more time. The timer will stop during cut scenes and slows in bullet time.

    Also see The Shadows Rushed Me achievement description.

  • Unlock And Complete New York Minute Hardcore

    This mode is unlocked after beating the game on any difficulty. You initially have only have 1 minute to finish each chapter, but kills earn you more time. The timer will stop during cut scenes and slows in bullet time. Headshots, cover, precision and bullet time will be crucial on this playthrough as well as speed. Use the Painkiller Location Guide. Painkillers are very handy in your NYM:HC playthrough as well as Old School and Hardcore playthroughs.

    If you die in this playthrough you will restart back at chapter one, so be very careful when toward the end.

    Also see Payne In The Ass achievement description for Harcore playthrough tips.

  • Get 6 Kills While Diving Through The VIP Window [FREE AIM]

    Chapter 2: Checkpoint 2. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM] (Done in the main menu). When you dive out the window from the VIP lounge you will need to kill 6 enemies to unlock this achievement. If you miss just restart checkpoint.

  • Cover Passos With Perfect Aim

    Chapter 3: Checkpoint 12. You will have to kill a total of 13 enemies without missing a shot. You will only be able to restart checkpoint before the short cutscene. If you miss after that you must quit and load Chapter 3: Checkpoint 12 again.

  • Get 7 Kills While Jumping From The Rickety Boat [FREE AIM]

    Chapter 5: Checkpoint 6. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. Right when you gain control, run up the steps to the left and skip the cutscene. After the cutscene, shoot the barrel near the steps to trigger the cutscene then quickly kill the remaining enemies.

    * It seems this exploit has been patched and you can't shoot the barrel anymore, you will have to kill all with just your bullets. Best done on Easy setting.

  • Clear The Hallway Of Lasers

    Chapter 4: Checkpoint 8. There will be two enemies down the hallway followed by the people on the building outside to the left. Kill all of the enemies on the rooftops and the achievement is yours.

  • Destroy All The Models In The Boardroom

    Chapter 6, checkpoint 3. After you have dealt with the four enemies in the room, look on the tables around and shoot every building model there. You only need to shoot each one a couple of times for them to register as 'destroyed'.

  • Get 9 Kills While Being Pulled By A Chain [FREE AIM]

    Chapter 7: Checkpoint 9. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. There will be four enemies on the ground, two on the second level followed by three on the third level. Kill them all.

  • Get 8 Kills While Dangling From A Chain [FREE AIM]

    Chapter 10: Checkpoint 5. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. Kill the 8 enemies.

  • Clear Everyone On The Bus Ride

    Chapter 10: Checkpoint 11. Targeting set as Hard Lock (easier) Kill everyone you see. When you reach the part where there's a guy with a rocket, take out the men at his side first, then shoot the guy with the rocket.

  • Trigger A Bullet Cam On The Zipline [FREE AIM]

    Chapter 11: Checkpoint 11. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. You will have to kill all of the enemies to trigger the Bullet Cam. It is not difficult if you take your time. 

  • Get A Headshot During The Rooftop Tremors

    Chapter 12, Checkpoint 11. You will need to get a headshot right when there's a tremor. Use Bullet Time to help you and you should unlock this easily.

  • Get 6 Kills While Riding The Push Cart [FREE AIM]

    Chapter 13: Checkpoint 14. Aim assist set as [FREE AIM]. After taking out the guys in the first room, you'll reach an area where you will have to jump on a push cart while killing enemies on the rooftops. Take out all six of them, don't forget the guy who's crouching in the middle. If you fail, reload the checkpoint and try again.

  • Total Everything On The Runway

    Chapter 14: Checkpoint 12. After you get in the car to chase down the plane, you will have several enemy Humvee's chasing you. You will need to blow them up along with the helicopter and police cars. If you miss blowing something up, reload the checkpoint and you will be reset back to when you first get inside the car.

  • Survive A Level Without Painkillers

    This would be easiest done on Easy difficulty on the first mission. Take your time, use Bullet Time and use cover. If your health gets too low you will go into last stand and a Painkiller will be used automatically, if you think this might happen, restart checkpoint, doing so will still enable you to unlock the achievement at the end of the level. 

  • 10 Bullet TimeĀ® Kills In A Row

    You will need to get 10 kills during one Bullet Time for this achievement will unlock. Follow the video guide and you should have no difficulty achieving this.

  • Shoot 10 Airborne Grenades

    You will unlock this during the course of your playthroughs. Thankfully there will be a task within a mission where you must shoot airborne grenades.

  • 300 Headshots

    This is an accumulative achievement, it will be unlocked on your way toward All Of The Above. It can also be obtained through online multiplayer.

  • 100 Kills With Melee

    This is an accumulative achievement. To Melee an enemy while close press , you can use chapter select to go back for this one. Online Melee kills count toward this achievement.

    * Seems to be glitched, unlocks at random Melee counts.

  • 100 Kills During Shootdodge.

    To ShootDodge while running press , the kills are cumulative so no need to rush.

  • Kill 30 Enemies In 2 Minutes

    See the video for a method to use

  • Use Every Weapon In The Game

    There are a total of 26 weapons you will need to use to unlock this achievement, just get a kill or two with each to be certain it registers and you will have no problems. Here's a list of all weapons in the game:

    • .38
    • PT92
    • 1911
    • 608 Bull
    • Sawn-off
    • M10
    • M972
    • Auto 9MM
    • Micro 9MM
    • DE .50
    • AK-47
    • MPK
    • SAF .40
    • FAL
    • RPD
    • M4 SUPER 90
    • M500
    • MINI-30
    • MD-97L
    • Super Sport
    • M82A1
    • Rotary Grenade Launcher
    • LAW
    • LMG .30
    • G6 Commando
    • SPAS-15

    * Glitched for some people, won't unlock after using all weapons.

  • Take 100 Painkillers

    If you happen to not take 100 painkillers during your playthroughs, go back with chapter select and every time you get a bottle of painkillers take them. You could even keep reloading checkpoint after taking pills until the achievement unlocks.

  • Find All Clues

    Each chapter has clues for you to find. Follow this video to find them all:

  • Discover All Tourist Locations

    You will unlock it when collecting all of the clues in the game. Believed to be all of the 'Tourist' and 'Ex-Cop'clues. It should unlock when recording the final 'Ex-Cop' clue in Chapter 14.

  • Collect All Golden Guns

    Throughout the single player you will find parts for Golden Guns, here is a video showing the location of each part:

  • Finish All Single Player Grinds

    In single player you have Grinds to complete, you can see the list from the main menu by going into 'Single Player' and then 'Grinds'. Each Grind has a bronze, silver, gold and platinum medal, you will need to platinum each Grind to unlock the achievement. 

    If you start a new game it will not reset your Grinds

    Grinds and their Platinum requirements:

    • Bloodbath - Get a total of 2,500 kills
    • Head Master - Get a total of 1,000 Headshots
    • Arms Dealer - Shoot 250 enemies in the arm/hand
    • Leg Payne - Shoot 250 enemies in the leg/foot
    • Below The Belt - Shoot 250 enemies in the groin
    • Dodge Brawl - Get a total of 1,000 kills during ShootDodge
    • Artful Dodger - ShootDodge for a total of 50 mins
    • Take Your Time - Get a total of 1,000 kills during Bullet Time
    • Bullet River - Shoot a total of 25,000 rounds
    • Take A load Off - Shoot a total of 250 enemies while prone
    • Slow Dive - Perform an 8 secs Shootdodge
    • Cam Lover - Watch a total of 500 Bullet cams
    • Wreckage - Blow up a total of 200 vehicles
    • Double Damage - Get a total of 1500 kills while dual wielding
    • Blow Out - Get a total of 250 kills with explosions
    • Guesswork - Get a total of 250 kills with Blind fire
    • The Turtle - Get a total of 1000 kills from Cover
    • Back from the Dead - Survive 250 Last Man Standings
    • Fire works - Shoot 200 Explosives out of the air
    • Scrapper - Melee 150 enemies
    • Pharmacist - Use 500 Painkillers
    • Fall Guys - Cause 250 enemies to topple over railings
    • Keep it Simple - Get a total of 1,000 kills with hand guns
    • Shotgun Dues - Get a total of 1,000 kills with shotguns
    • Rapid Fire - Get a total of 1,000 kills with sub-machine guns
    • If it Ain't Broke - Get a total of 1,000 kills with rifles
    • Eagle Eye - Get a total of 1,000 kills with sniper rifles
    • The Lounger - 250 kill while laying on your back
  • Complete One Of Each Game Mode Including All Gang Wars

    There are 5 game modes you will have to play along with 12 different gametypes in gang wars. You must complete a full game in each mode for it to count.

    • Payne Killer
    • Gang Wars
    • Deathmatch
    • Team Deathmatch

    Gang Wars:

    • Delivery
    • Grab
    • Last Man
    • Passage
    • Siege
    • Short Fuse
    • Showdown
    • Survivor
    • Takedown
    • Total Turf
    • Turf Grab
    • Warfare
  • Kill 100 Other Players

    You need to get a total of 100 kills online. Team Deathmatch and Gang Wars are very good playlists to get kills. Once you get your 100th kill this achievement will unlock.

  • Invite someone to play through the in-game contact list

    When in the multiplayer main lobby scroll across to your friends using  and simply invite a friend. The achievement will unlock as soon as you invite them, no need for them to join.

  • Unlock All Weapons

    There's a total of 32 weapons and equipment you'll need to unlock to obtain this achievement. These are all unlocked as you rank up through the multiplayer.

    You'll unlock the last lot of stuff at level 40 and that's when the achievement will unlock. You don't have to purchase them. 

    The weapons unlock at these different ranks:

    Rank 1: PT92, M500, .38 Revolver, M10 & MPK.
    Rank 2: Flashbang.Rank 4 - 1911, SAF .40, M972, FAL, AK-47, Mini-30, M4 Super 90, RPD, Tin Can & Grenade.
    Rank 20: 608 Bull, SPAS-15, FMP G35, MD-97L, AUTO 9MM, RPG, Smoke Grenade & Tear Gas.
    Rank 40: Super Sport, MICRO 9MM, DE .50, G6 Commando, Grenade Launcher, LMG, M82A1 & Sawn Off Shotgun.

  • Unlock All Faction Characters

    There are a total of six faction characters in multiplayer for you to unlock which are:

    • Commando Sombra
    • De Marcos
    • UFE
    • Tropa Z
    • Punchinellos
    • Cracha Preto

    Just keep playing the multiplayer and leveling up to unlock them, you should have all unlocked when you hit level 7.

  • Winner In Any Public Deathmatch

    To unlock this achievement you have to place first in a game of Deathmatch (Free For All). Once you get familiar with the online gameplay and the levels this shouldn't be to much of a problem. If you're having trouble with this you could get some friends to boost it with.

  • Looted A Body

    In multiplayer after you or someone else has killed an opponent walk over their dead body and press and hold  to loot them, the achievement will unlock.

  • Won A Wager

    In the Gang Wars playlist you can place a wager in between rounds by pressing , all you need to do is win a wager and this achievement will unlock. Wagers are bets you can place on one of three random players, example: 'Who will get the first kill?' and other random bets. 

  • Achieve Level Rank 50

    While playing multiplayer you earn XP which levels you up. Once you hit level 50 this achievement will unlock. To get XP quicker try to complete multiplayer Grinds, they award you with XP and some with generous amounts.

  • Kill Someone On Your Friends List

    This can be done in any multiplayer playlist. All you have to do is kill someone from your friends list once and this achievement will unlock. Deathmatch would be the easiest to get this on, just join a game and then get a friend to join in with you then kill them.

    You could also invite players in the Deathmatch to be your friend and delete them after the match.


Secret achievements

  • Sweep



    Flawless Team Gang Wars Victory

    In the Gang Wars playlist there are 5 rounds of objectives were you and your team compete against another team. For this achievement you and your team will need to win all 5 rounds in one game.

  • Don't Shoot The Dis-Armed Man

    On the last mission of the game, you will come to a part where you have to take out Becker who has the grenade launcher. When you approach him and the cutscene appears, do NOT shoot him. 

DLC: Local Justice Map Pack

There are 5 achievements with a total of 125 points

  • Get 2 kills in a single Shootdodge in the Departure Lounge

    This one isn't too bad and can easily be done without boosting, either catch 2 enemies battling it out on each other and go for the double shootdodge kill, if you only kill one of them and you're are still alive on the ground then remain prone and wait for another enemy to come by and then kill them. This will also unlock the achievement, you can strafe left and right to make little movement in aid of hiding or finding an enemy, just don't get up before your 2nd kill.

    If you wish to boost this, you will need 8 players in order to fill the lobby up and lock out any random players form joining, then the player who's getting the achievement should either make their way on the 2nd floor or just at the top of the elevator in the main terminal, have either an RPG equipped or a duel wield of your choice, have 2 players stand below/in front of you and go for the kills.

  • Kill 4 players within 3 seconds in the Imperial Palace

    If you want to go for this legitimately, the easiest way to pull this off is to unlock the Weapon Double Dealer Burst perk which is available at level 48, when this is triggered at level 3 all the enemies grenades will instantly drop and explode. When you trigger this you need to be in the line of sight of at least an enemy player and be ready to kill them, hopefully causing a chain reaction to the other players on the team and blasting them all.

    Although that last method still seems quite challenging, this is a challenging achievement therefore you can always boost it by getting together 8 players again and start up a public Team Deathmatch game. Then gather 4 enemy players in a small area like inside the empty swimming pool and either blast them with an RPG or chuck a grenade.

  • Win 20 Vendettas in the 55th Battalion HQ

    You win a Vendetta when you kill an enemy after they have killed you twice in a row. So it's pretty self explanatory and will take you anywhere between 2 and 5 game depending on how good you are at the game and don't worry if you lose a vendetta from other players, it doesn't affect the achievement. You initiate a vendetta at the respawn screen by pressing . A perk that will greatly help here is Vendetta Tracker which shows your target on the minimap at all times once you've initiated the Vendetta.

  • Level up your M4 all the way to level 10

    The M4 is unlocked from the start, you need around 400 kills depending on headshots and the amount on XP you're getting to reach level 10 with the weapon. You can get this achievement by playing on any map on the game as long as you get kills with the M4. You will unlock attachments for the gun as you progress so make sure to add those as they become available because they will greatly help.

  • Get 100 Kills as a member of the SPP

    The SPP is the Sau Paulo Police faction that play as on a random basis through multiplayer game modes. You simple need to get 100 kills while playing as this faction and a guaranteed way to always play as them is to go to your multiplayer Arsenal and select Avatars, then pick a game mode (e.g. Deathmatch) and select SPP. Now when you play Deathmatch online you will always be on the SPP team so start killing!

DLC: Hostage Negotiation Map Pack

There are 4 achievements with a total of 125 points

  • Perform a 720 spin while prone in Nightclub.

    This must be done on the "Nightclub - Club Moderno" Multiplayer map and can be done in a Private Session. Use Shootdodge, , anywhere on the map. Once you land in the prone position on the floor, rotate yourself with the left analog stick three times until the achievement unlocks.

  • In a single game, kill the same player with both the M24 and the IA2 AR.

    The M24 is a Sniper Rifle, while the IA2 AR is an Assault Rifle. This is easily done in Deathmatch and can be unlocked on any map, wether it be a DLC map or original map.

    Make two different loadouts, one with the Sniper Rifle, and the other with the Assault Rifle. When the game starts, aim to get about five to six kills with the Sniper Rifle, in hopes that each of the kills are on a different enemy player. Switch to your Assault Rifle class and get another five to six kills and hopefully, one of the enemies you kill will have fallen victim to both your weapons. The achievement will unlock once the same enemy player is killed with both the new weapons.

  • WMD



    Get 3 kills from a single use of the level 3 explosives burst.

    Equip the 'Explosive Burst' to any of your loadouts. Hop into a Gang Wars game and proceed to get a couple kills until your Burst meter reaches Level 3. Melee kills will fill up the meter faster than regular kills.

    This Burst essentially drops a live grenade at the feet of all visible enemies on the map. Your best chance to get this legitimately would be to wait until there is a round of 'Turf Grab' , as the chances of the enemy team being bunched up are high. Once you see at least 3 players on the enemy team, activate your Burst and hopefully the enemies die from the explosion.

    If boosting, simply follow the same steps to get your Burst meter to Level 3, then have your partners stand in a circle right in front of you while you activate the Burst. They will all drop a grenade and once the explosion kills them, the achievement is yours.

  • Grind 60 Seconds of Intimidation on enemy players.

    You will need to equip the Intimidation Mask to one of your loadouts. This mask essentially effects the reload speed of your enemies. When you are near and enemy who is reloading, they will reload slower than normal.

    This achievement's 60 second requirement is cumulative so it does not need to be done in one match. With the Mask equip, simply play Multiplayer as regular and it will unlock overtime.

    If boosting, simply have your partners stand in front of you and have them shoot one bullet at a time, followed by an instant reload. If all players have the Mask on, everyone can the achievement in one match.

DLC: Painful Memories

There are 5 achievements with a total of 125 points

  • Kill Max Payne in Panama as the De Marcos

    This achievement is very simple but it should be noted that it must be done on the Panama Canal map (this is the larger map where the yacht is docked). First, set up your Deathmatch avatar as the new De Marcos faction (that came with this DLC) from the Multiplayer Menu. Now launch a game of Payne Killer and simply kill the player who is Max Payne and the achievement is yours!

  • Kill someone with a melee strike in the Bar area of Hoboken Bar

    Any game mode will work for this achievement; however, make sure you are playing on the new "Marty's Bar" map. In order to obtain the achievement, you must melee attack-kill, , an enemy player inside the Bar area of the map.

    The Bar is easily found across from the Church and has multiple entrances. If you are boosting, simply ask your partner to meet you inside the bar and make sure to melee strike them in front of the bar counter.

  • Headshot someone with a Hangover

    This achievement's description is quite confusing, as one would think you would have to be the one who is hungover while getting a kill.

    That's not the case. All you must do is kill an enemy player who is effected by your Hangover Burst. Be sure to get your Burst meter to Level 3. A Level 3 Hangover will cause enemies to spawn with little stamina and low health for about 10-15 seconds.

    It is suggested that this achievement be boosted with a full 8-player lobby, because it is likely that an enemy will hold back until their Hangover wears off in a legitimate match. A great map for this achievement would be "Branco HQ." Activate your Level 3 Hangover burst and kill your partner. When they spawn, communicate quickly in order to locate and kill them while the Hangover is still in effect on them.

  • Kill a player on the yacht from the observation platform of the Panama Canal

    This must be done in a Gang Wars mode and is suggested that you have a full 8-player boosting lobby and a Sniper Rifle loadout. Be aware that the observation platform is not the 2-story building immediately to the left of the yacht. You can find the observation deck to the south-west of the yacht, past some metal catwalks. It is the single-story, white building with large glass windows.

    Have your partner(s) on the enemy team stand on the front of the yacht while you position yourself inside the observation platform. Melee the windows and follow up with a direct headshot from your Sniper Rifle. The achievement will pop as soon as you kill one of the enemy players on the yacht.

  • Kill the sniper who broke your Hip Flask in the same life

    The Hip Flask item protects the user from a single Sniper Rifle round. With that said, equip this item to one of your loadouts and make sure your partner(s) have a loadout with a Sniper Rifle.

    Have them shoot you in the torso, preferably at close range. The Hip Flask will save your life, allowing you to terminate your partner and earn the achievement!

DLC: Deathmatch Made in Heaven

There are 7 achievements with a total of 290 points

  • Blind 3 players simultaneously with the pepper spray

    Equip the Pepper Spray item to one of your loadouts. Now meet your boosting partners in the center of the map and have them stand in a straight line. Spray the can back and forth across the faces of all three of your partners and once they are all blind, the achievement will pop.

  • Trigger and avoid a Bouncing Betty by Shootdodging

    It is suggested that this achievement be boosted with at least one other player. Meet your partner in a safe area within the map. Have them deploy their Bouncing Betty near you. Now walk towards the Betty and when the light turns green, this is your cue to ShootDodge backwards as the Betty launches into the air to explode. This may take a couple tries in order to pull it off properly. Just make sure you trigger the Betty, then ShootDodge backwards.

  • Kill a player with the Bouncing Betty

    This is the easiest achievement out of the bunch. Simply equip a Bouncing Betty to one of your loadouts and deploy it during a match. An enemy is bound to trigger the Betty during the match and when it kills them, the achievement will unlock.

  • Stun 10 players with either the cattle prod or stun gun

    Equip either the Stun Gun or Cattle Prod to one of your loadouts and simply use them to stun an enemy player! The Stun Gun only has about 3-4 shots and the Cattle Prod runs out of 'ammo' rather quickly. This achievement is cumulative and will unlock once you have stunned the 10th enemy player.

  • Open 15 Containers or Doors in a single game of Dead Men Walking

    Dead Men Walking is a new game mode in Multiplayer that plays similar to Halo Reach's Firefight Mode. As Max and Passos, you and your partner will have to fight endless waves of enemies, while using teamwork and skill to stay alive. Each kill grants you points to your new "Grit" meter, which allows you to open new areas of the map via locked doors, and new weapons and pill bottles via locked containers.

    Each container or door will have a icon above it with a different color - bronze, silver or gold. These colors match that of your Grit meter, meaning if you have Silver-Grit, you can open a locked, Silver-Door. For the achievement, you must open 15 of these locked doors/container. Take note that only containers you opened will count towards the 15 total count. Any containers your partner opens will count towards their own achievement.

    While doors will remain opened after unlocking them, containers will eventually close and you can reopen them on later rounds. Make sure you and your partner have a clear line of communication in order to stay alive as long as possible.

  • Complete the Challenge Mode

    Do not let the significant gamerscore or name of the mode throw you off. Challenge Mode is very easy and is nowhere near as difficult as the New York Minute Modes.

    In the Main Menu, go to the Arcade Menu and you will find Challenge Mode. In this mode, you will have to complete the Story while a game-pausing challenge will appear on the screen before major firefights. These challenges are quite fun, and not too difficult. Some of the harder challenges include, "do not use cover" , "no headshots" , "fire only 10 rounds" , "no pills."

    If you happen to fail a challenge, do not worry. You will restart from the last checkpoint you earned, which is always right before one of the challenges. Make your way through each level and the achievement will unlock once you blow up Rodrigo's plane on the last Chapter.

  • Earn a x4 multiplier in Challenge Mode

    In order to get your multiplayer up, you must complete challenges without failing. If you complete three challenges flawlessly, you will be rewarded with a 3x multiplayer. However, if you fail the third challenge, the multiplayer will be reset to zero.

    Taking this into consideration, simply complete the first four challenges in Chapter 1 without failing any in between. The achievement will unlock once the 4th challenge gets added to your multiplayer.

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