Journey in the favelaEdit
Max arrives the Nova Esperança favela to find Fabiana. he calls to Victor and Marcelo, who thought that he was dead. Max tells them what happened, as well revealing Fabiana's current whereabouts.
Inside the favela, a kid offers him help to find Fabiana. The kid lead Max to a dancing party, though Fabiana is not seen. A few gangsters approach Max, stealing his phone, sunglasses, Desert Eagle and watch. After being robbed, Max finds himself at a strip club, where Wilson Da Silva, a detective whom he never introduced, offers him a beer. Da Silva reveals Max information about his enemies; the Comando Sombra and the Crachá Preto, as well revealing Victor's connection to the latter gang.
The detective tells theat Fabiana is up the hill in the favela, and giving Max an M1911 before leaving, as well saying that he will help Max if Max will help him. Max is soon involved in a gunfight in the club, after refusing to give his handgun. Max then escapes the club.Max starts a large shootout with many gang members, and fights his way to Fabiana's location. He enters a warehouse, where he finds and kills the same gang members that stole his gun. Max continues his way to the hill, overhearing a talk between Marcelo and Serrano, as well seeing a bag of money, Giovanna, and a beaten Fabiana. Max storms the exchange after understanding that it did not go well. His gun is taken, and Serrano aims his gun at Giovanna. Max yells at him not to kill her, leading Serrano to executes Fabiana, and before he can do the same for Marcelo and Giovanna, the UFE attack the favela, leading him to take Giovanna and Marcelo with the money bag, and telling one of his men to take care of Max. Following this, Max remembers his events in New Jersey with Passos after killing DeMarco.
- "Here I was again, halfway down the world. And still looking at the bodies of women I was supposed to protect"
- ―Max looking a Fabiana's corpse.
After the flashback, Max disarms the gangster that was meant to take care of him, and starts to look for Giovanna and Marcelo, fighting in the way large group of UFE soldiers, as well withnessing the group's brutality.
Max later oversees a trading deal between the UFE and the Crachá Preto, much to his shock as he finds out that the UFE, the group that was meant to protect people, sell them to the Crachá Preto. Max follows the Crachá Preto second-in-command, Milo Rego, and watches him ordering one of his men to burn Marcelo, while he holds Giovanna. Max rushes to save Marcelo, knocking out the soldier in the progress, but fails to save him. Rego then throws Giovanna from his side and draws his machete. Max is then able to block, disarm, kick at and kill Rego, escaping from the scene along with Giovanna. A few moments later, Alvaro Neves arrives to the place to find a dead Rego. Giovanna then says that Neves blames Max on the death of Rego.
A few hours later, Max and Giovanna leave the favela, and arrive to a more urban location of the city, where Giovanna finds a phone and calls to Raul.