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Just like in the single-player experience, some areas of the multiplayer world are overrun by bandits. Gather up your posse or any other players in Free Roam, ride out to find the hideouts and take those scurrilous bandits down.
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Gang Hideouts are locations featured in Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Red Dead Online. They are areas inhabited by outlaw gangs, usually found in the wilderness and away from settlements. The player can kill the gang members found at these hideouts to earn various rewards.


Red Dead Redemption

Hideouts in specific areas must be cleared by the player to obtain several trophies/achievements; every hideout has to be cleared at least once in order to attain 100% Completion. Clearing hideouts increases the player's honor level and gives them various rewards, including new weapons and pardon letters, which can be used to clear the bounty on the player's head for free; however, these letters aren't handed out after every cleared hideout in Hardcore mode. Jack Marston can also earn the U.S. Marshal Outfit by completing all the U.S. hideouts in 24 hours (in-game time), as this outfit becomes available only after the mission "The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed".

In multiplayer, groups of online players can form a posse and complete hideouts cooperatively. Clearing hideouts will earn the player experience points. In multiplayer, however, gang members are much stronger and there are many more waves of them, possibly due to the fact that if one dies, they just respawn outside of the hideout and can just resume as normal. Also in multiplayer, there are high level weapons hidden in gang hideouts for use in Free Roam if the player has not unlocked them at their level yet.

In Multiplayer Free Roam mode, if the player (or anybody else) doesn’t attack any outlaws in a hideout, they are free to walk in. However, if players start shooting, they will retaliate immediately. If the player's current multiplayer character is in the corresponding gang that is occupying the hideout, they can walk in only so far until the criminals will start attacking. Also, if the player starts shooting, they will return fire.

Undead Nightmare

In Undead Nightmare, gang hideouts are replaced by cleansing graveyards. The actual gang hideouts for the most part are home to members of the gang trying to hold out against the undead hordes. These gang members will not be hostile towards Marston, and will accept his help in fighting off the undead. There are some exceptions, however, such as Fort Mercer, which has been taken over by the army and converted into a safe zone, Pike's Basin, which is completely abandoned, and the DLC and PS3-exclusive gang hideouts, which are either abandoned or permanently overrun.

Liars and Cheats DLC

The Liars and Cheats DLC adds seven hideouts to Free Roam that are not available with the base game. Upon completion of any of the gang hideouts included in this DLC, an Explosive Rifle is awarded to the top player. It is marked by a green dot on the player's map. Unlike other weapons picked up in Free Roam, ammo crates do not refill it and the player does not get to keep it for the rest of the session if they die and respawn.

Players without the Liars and Cheats DLC can not trigger the hideouts, but can participate in clearing a hideout triggered by another player.

Red Dead Redemption 2 & Online

Gang hideouts return in Red Dead Redemption 2, albeit with a much smaller role. While they still contribute towards 100% Completion, they do not affect the player's honor nor do they offer unique rewards besides money, loot, and edibles.

In Red Dead Online, clearing gang hideouts rewards the player with XP, in addition to the money and loot that can be taken from the deceased gang members. In some instances, Treasure Maps can also be looted from gang leaders or found in lockboxes. Gang hideouts aren't active at all times, but always spawn at the same locations around the map.

Social Club

Main article: Social Club Challenges

Several hideouts have special challenges available to members of Rockstar's Social Club.

Locations in Red Dead Redemption

New Austin Hideouts (Main Game)

Location Occupied by Reward (Single-Player) Multiplayer weapon spawn Notes
Fort Mercer Banditos (SP)

Bollard Twins gang (MP)

Semi-automatic Pistol LeMat Revolver

Semi-auto Shotgun

Evans Repeater

Gaptooth Breach Treasure Hunters gang Springfield Rifle Dynamite
Pike's Basin Bollard Twins gang Sawed-off Shotgun Evans Repeater
Solomon's Folly Walton's gang None for completion, but the player gets access to an unguarded safe as part of the mission Fire Bottle PS3 exclusive, available on Xbox 360 only through the GOTY edition
Tumbleweed Unaffiliated criminals Winchester Repeater

Bolt Action Rifle

​​​Evans Repeater

Carcano Rifle

Twin Rocks Walton's Gang Volcanic Pistol Mauser Pistol

New Austin Hideouts (DLC)

Note: All DLC hideouts are multiplayer exclusive, and are part of the Liars and Cheats DLC pack.

Location Occupied by
Critchley's Ranch Walton's gang
Cueva Seca Treasure hunters gang
The Scratching Post Treasure hunters gang
Venter's Place Walton's gang
Warthington Ranch Bollard Twins gang

Nuevo Paraíso Hideouts (Main Game)

Location Occupied by Reward (Single-player) Multiplayer weapon spawn
Nosalida Reyes' Rebels Henry Repeater Carcano Rifle
Tesoro Azul Unaffiliated criminals (SP)

Banditos (MP)

Double-action Revolver High Power Pistol

Nuevo Paraíso Hideouts (DLC)

Note: All DLC hideouts are multiplayer exclusive, and are part of the Liars and Cheats DLC pack.

Location Occupied by
Crooked Toes Reyes' Rebels
Rancho Polvo Banditos

Locations in Red Dead Redemption 2

Location Occupied by Notes
Beaver Hollow Murfree Brood (formerly) Acts as the Van der Linde gang's camp in Chapter 6.
Fort Mercer Del Lobo Gang Accessible only during the epilogue.
Gaptooth Breach Del Lobo Gang Originally PC exclusive, added to consoles in patch 1.15.
Hanging Dog Ranch O'Driscoll Boys (Pre-Epilogue)

Laramie Gang (Epilogue)

Shady Belle Lemoyne Raiders Acts as the Van der Linde gang's camp in Chapter 4.
Six Point Cabin O'Driscoll Boys Stops repopulating after the mission "Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow II".
Solomon's Folly Del Lobo Gang Originally PC exclusive, added to consoles in patch 1.15. Accessible only during the epilogue.
Thieves' Landing Del Lobo Gang Accessible only during the epilogue.
Twin Rocks Del Lobo Gang Special/Ultimate edition content. Accessible only during the epilogue.

Locations in Red Dead Online

Most gang hideouts in Red Dead Online are not occupied by any particular gang, only small groups of unaffiliated outlaws. In some instances, hideouts may be occupied by either the Del Lobo Gang, the O'Driscoll Boys, or the Lemoyne Raiders, depending on the region. Gang hideouts can be found at the following locations:


  • There is one effective method which allows the player to farm a large amount of XP. First, they should get a fast and tough horse (Hungarian Half-Bred and American Standardbred are best). Then, head to a gang hideout, the best one for this method being Pike's Basin. Once there, they should ride their horse as fast as they can around the enemies while shooting them with the best gun they have to use, the best for most being the Semi-Auto Shotgun. Then, they can also lead a "shotgun charge" into any remaining enemies. This method should be quick and allows the player to get large amounts of XP from these gang hideouts in very little time.
  • The Gaptooth Breach hideout is particularly valuable; not only it has the highest base number of enemies among all hideouts (providing more loot) but the six enemies that spawn inside the mine always drop gold nuggets (worth $25 each for a total of $150 per raid). It is also close to three other hideouts in western New Austin, but has no Fence nearby.
  • The hideouts at Fort Mercer, Gaptooth Breach, Solomon's Folly and Hanging Dog Ranch are the only ones where the stashed valuables (e.g. bill stacks) will replenish over time.

Patch Note Information

With the release of Title Update 1.02 on June 12th, 2010, Gang Hideout XP in multiplayer was reduced on all consoles to half the amount previously awarded. For example, instead of earning 2500 XP from Pike's Basin, the player would earn 1250 XP. Rockstar confirmed that it was due to players "XP Farming" the Gang Hideouts (constantly replaying the Gang Hideout to earn XP until leveled up) rather than earning the XP by playing competitive game modes or killing other players in Free Roam.

Removing the memory cache on consoles can undo the patch and allow players to earn the original amount of XP. However, Rockstar addressed this as well and removing the patch will set players back to level 1 and all XP gained in a non-patched game no longer transfers over to the patched game.


Red Dead Redemption

The trophies/achievements associated with the completion of hideouts in are:

25 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete Twin Rocks, Pike's Basin and Gaptooth Breach hideouts in singleplayer.

25 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete Tumbleweed and Tesoro Azul hideouts in singleplayer.

25 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete Fort Mercer and Nosalida hideouts in singleplayer.

20 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete all hideouts in a single public Free Roam session.

10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Get 10 assists in a single hideout in a public Free Roam session.

100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.

Red Dead Redemption 2

The trophies/achievements associated with the location of all hideouts are:

20 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete one of the Collectible strands

100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% Completion.

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