Reddeadredemption mp

Four players rushing along a dirt path on mounts.

Free Roam mode is a core element of multiplayer gameplay in Red Dead Redemption in which the player has full access to the entire single-player gamemap, with NPCs and many of the singleplayer activities. There is also a Hardcore Free Roam, after the Title Update 1.02 was released.


Up to 16 players can participate in free roam and those players can form Posses of up to 8 people. Whilst in free roam, you can complete different challenges and activities such as raiding outlaw hideouts, go to a Hunting ground and survive waves of dangerous animals, or engaging other posses in Shoot Outs. These activities can be done on your own or with a Posse. You can also set up other organized multiplayer game modes while in free mode. In Xbox 360, players are matched with other gamers according to "Gamer Zones".

Experience Points (XP) are also awarded in Free Roam mode, as well as the competitive game modes. There are a total of 300 levels to achieve if the player chooses to "legend" the maximum number of times.

Hardcore Free Roam

It is identical to the Free Roam playlist in every way, except for that only expert targeting is allowed, and other players' blips only appear on the radar when they sprint, fire their gun, respawn, or gallop on a horse. In addition, the names and titles which appear above players' heads during gameplay now only appear when targeting them, including posse members.


Challenges in Free Roam consist of hunting, clearing out gang hideouts, fighting other posses and other things. Other established tasks are:

  • Bounty Hunting - Players who have committed crimes will be alerted to lawmen and have their bounty amounts posted. Other players can track these outlaws down and kill them to collect on the bounty.
  • Lawbringer Challenges - Players can work together in their posse to eliminate NPC outlaws from hideouts. This involves eliminating enemies in a location and surviving supplemental waves of reinforcements. Completion awards XP.

  • Hunting Grounds - Players can work together in their posse to battle against waves of vicious predatory animals.


RDR MP Outfitter

Proposing A Posse

In Free Roam, players can form groups or "posses" as they are known. Posses will consist of up to 8 players who then can travel and participate in activities with the leader or the head. Voice chats can be used and players can be heard no matter where they are in game insuring that they don't lose contact with anyone talking to. In these posses, players can participate in any of the activities as mentioned above.

For a list of active posses click here


The Outfitter is the place in Free Roam where players can customize every aspect of their online personality including what character represents them, what mount they ride and what title they go by. The outfitter is broken down into three seperate sub-catagories which are as follows:


Players will have the opportunity to style their characters as any member of a number of different themed factions including:

Main Page: Multiplayer Characters


Main Page: Titles

Titles can also be selected in the outfitter. Some are given for the players level and other actions and deeds completed. For more information on what titles you can earn and how to can get them visit.


Accumulated experience points will advance the player's level and allow them to have access to faster and tougher mounts e.g horses, buffalo, etc . In legendary mode, better mounts can be earned earlier than in other modes.

Regular Mounts

  • El Señor (Level 1)
  • Lusitano Nag (Level 4)
  • Turkman (Level 8)
  • Cleveland Bay (Level 22)
  • Hungarian Half-Bred (Level 33)
  • American Standard Bred (Level 40)
  • Bonzo the Bull (Level 50)

Legendary Mounts

  • Buffalo (First Legendary)
  • Albino Buffalo (Second Legendary)
  • Super Bull (Third Legendary)
  • Zebra Donkey (Fourth Legendary)

Main Page: Mount Unlock Requirements


Weapons are added to the player's inventory as they rank up in multiplayer. However, weapons acquired from dead enemies and spawns in the game world will remain with the player for the rest of a free roam session, whether they've unlocked them yet or not and even if they are killed and respawn. They will however disappear after the Free Roam session is over.

Picking up weapons the player has not yet unlocked can be greatly helpful when trying to gain experience in free roam while still a low level or after becoming a "Legend".

To access weapon spawns inside structures in gang hideouts it may be required to kill enough enemies to cause reinforcements to spawn inside and exit the buildings first.


Fixed spawn locations include:

Achievements & Trophies

Achievements known to be Free Roam related:

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Get 250 headshots in any game mode.

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Be on the winning team for four consecutive victories in any team based game in Public Matches.

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Complete all hideouts in a single public Free Roam session.

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Get from Blackwater to Escalera before sundown in a single public Free Roam session.

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Reach the top rank for Multiplayer experience.

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Kill 500 enemies with any pistol or revolver in any game mode.

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Kill 500 enemies with any rifle, repeater, or shotgun.

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Become a Public Enemy for 10 minutes and escape alive in a public Free Roam session.

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Kill 500 enemies with a mounted weapon in any game mode.

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Create a posse and get the maximum amount of members.

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Kill a Rockstar or someone with this achievement in a public multiplayer match.

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Get 10 assist in a single hideout in Public Free Roam session.

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Be the top scoring player in any three consecutive FFA games in public matches.

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Kill every animal species in the game in any game mode.

Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer
Game modes Free RoamShootoutGang ShootoutGrab the BagHold Your OwnGold RushGrand PrixStrongholdLand GrabUndead OverrunCo-opPokerLiar's Dice
Unlockables CharactersWeaponsMountsTitles
Challenges Free RoamWeaponPVPCo-opGamblingRacingStrongholdUndead OverrunStat
Concepts Gang HideoutsGolden GunsOutfitterPosseXP
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