Red Dead Redemption
The player may be offered randomly-generated side missions involving banks. If they choose the honorable side, Marston will be asked to retrieve a stolen bank safe, which then has to be returned to the bank. If the player chooses the dishonorable side, Marston will be able to rob banks. Either way, the reward for completing the job will be cash. The banks of Armadillo and MacFarlane's Ranch are the only banks that can be robbed without fail. Armadillo has two crackable safes and a pair of chests. The other two banks, one in Chuparosa, Nuevo Paraiso and the other in Blackwater, West Elizabeth, cannot be robbed because the doors to the vault are impassible. However, the Blackwater bank has just one safe that can be cracked. There is also a safe in Fort Mercer that can be cracked. It can be found on the first floor, to the right of the main entrance.
Robbing the Bank
The most strategic and tactical way of robbing the Bank of Armadillo is to wait until around 1 AM. Head round to the side window on the right of the building and equip the bandana. Take out any weapon and smash the window out by pressing RT (Xbox) or R2 (PS3). Climb on through, head into the safe and crack it. When the safe is close to cracking one of the digits the controller will vibrate. At this point, stop turning the dial. The money will vary inside of the safe, and can be anything from $1 to $500 or possibly more. Lassoing any witnesses and putting them on the back of the player's horse guarantees they cannot alert the authorities.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Online
In "Banks Don't Rob Themselves", after stealing an armored wagon and bank official uniforms, Samson Finch instructs the protagonist and their posse to enter the Lemoyne National Bank and trick the bank manager into opening the vault in in order to steal a targeted stack of bonds.
- Sometimes, after the player cracks a safe. The safe's door closes.
- There is a glitch that allows players to rob the back of the Blackwater bank.
- Armadillo's bank is one of the few buildings in RDR 2 with a fully modeled interior despite being inaccessible in regular gameplay. Whether it's related to cut content is unknown.