Max Payne 3 hackers to be sent to a “cheater’s pool”

Wednesday, 13th June 2012 02:27 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Rockstar has set up a dedicated email address for reporting Max Payne 3 cheaters, and intends to corral them together far away from the leaderboards.

“We’re aware that a small minority of players are spoiling the Max Payne 3 multiplayer experience for honest players with cheats and hacks, and while certain issues will be dealt with in forthcoming title updates, today we’d like to make it clear that anyone using these nefarious methods will be dealt with,” a post on the Rockstar blog warned.

“Anyone found to have used hacked saves, modded games, or other exploits to gain an unfair advantage in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer, or to circumvent the leaderboards will be quarantined from all other players into a ‘Cheaters Pool’, where they’ll only be able to compete in multiplayer matches with other confirmed miscreants.

“In the event we decide to absolve any of these cheaters for their past transgressions they may re-enter play with the general public, however a second offense will result in their indefinite banishment. In either case, we will be removing invalid leaderboard entries to ensure that the players at the top of the charts have earned their spots fairly.”

The developer is most interested in “invincibility hacks, infinite adrenaline, score cheating” or “anything else suspicious”. It’s not at all interested in “legitimate tactics to which some players may object, such as camping” or in-game harassment; the latter should be reported to Microsoft or Sony.

Rockstar requests players email with the following information:

  • Platform (PC, PS3 or Xbox 360)
  • Cheater’s Gamertag / ID
  • Description of the violation
  • If possible, please include concrete evidence, such as a video or a screenshot

Just a note: Blizzard also cracked down on cheaters this week. It didn’t work out so well for the cheaters.



  1. DSB

    I’ve been calling for something like this for so long.

    Don’t take cheaters games away, just let them suffer eachother instead.

    Great move.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ejams

    Yea that’s actually a really smart move, that’s just what everyone’s been waiting for. Why take away half the game which the person paid for, when you could simply just force them to play with other cheating twats and see how fun it is then :) I hope this is commonplace in the future

    #2 3 years ago
  3. back_up

    PC and xbox version were hacked and pirated == fact

    #3 3 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    I wish this could be implemented for BF3.

    Currently they will only ban players if punkbuster detects a hack, and since punkbuster is a steaming pile of horse shit a lot of hackers slip through the net. You can report these players but all Dice will do is reset the players stats since an actual ban requires punkbuster detection as per their Terms of Service.

    Of course it can never happen since it would require EA to front the cost of these “Cheater pen” servers and they’d rather people had a bad experience playing the game than provide any kind of decent service.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OwnedWhenStoned

    @4 I actually went back to Bad Company and BF2 because I couldn’t find a server that wasn’t packed with cheats. It was better when people could run their own servers, and ban people easily.

    #5 3 years ago

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