A treasure hunter protecting a hideout

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 areas inhabited by outlaw gangs, found in the wilderness and away from settlements. The player can confront and fight these gangs.


Hideouts in specific areas must be cleared by the player to obtain several trophies/achievements.

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 you have not unlocked them at your level yet.

In Multiplayer Free Roam mode, if you (or anybody else) don't attack any outlaws in a hideout, you're free to walk in. However, if you start shooting they will retaliate immediately. If your current multiplayer character is in the corresponding gang that is occupying the hideout, you can walk in only so far until the criminals will start attacking. Also, if you start shooting, they will return fire. Jack Marston can earn the U.S. Marshal Outfit by completing all the U.S. hideouts in 24 hours (gameplay time), as this outfit only becomes available after completion of the game.

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 hordes, and despite shooting at them on sight in the main game they will be more than willing to accept Marston's help in this mode. The exceptions are 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.

Gang Hideouts do contribute to the 100% completion in Single Player mode. Each Gang Hideout must be cleared at least once.

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 added by 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.

Social Club

Main article: Social Club Challenges

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

New Austin Hideouts (Main Game)

The majority of gang hideouts are located in New Austin, with six in the main game and five added by Liars and Cheats.

Fort Mercer

Main article: Fort Mercer

Gaptooth Breach

Main article: Gaptooth Breach

Pike's Basin

Main article: Pike's Basin

Solomon's Folly

Main article: Solomon's Folly
  • Solomon's Folly is included in the PS3 version, and on Xbox 360 with the Game of the Year edition.
  • Taken over by: Walton's Gang.
  • In Free Roam, one gains access to Fire Bottles here.
    • Solomon's Folly cannot be entered in Free Roam on the Xbox 360.


Main article: Tumbleweed

Twin Rocks

Main article: Twin Rocks

New Austin Hideouts (DLC)

Critchley's Ranch

Main article: Critchley's Ranch

Cueva Seca

Main article: Cueva Seca

The Scratching Post

Main article: The Scratching Post

Venter's Place

Main article: Venter's Place

Warthington Ranch

Main article: Warthington Ranch

Nuevo Paraíso Hideouts (Main Game)

Four gang hideouts are available in Mexico's Nuevo Paraíso region - two in the main game and two added by Liars and Cheats.


Main article: Nosalida

Tesoro Azul

Main article: Tesoro Azul

Nuevo Paraíso Hideouts (DLC)

Crooked Toes

Main article: Crooked Toes

Rancho Polvo

Main article: Rancho Polvo
  • Added by Liars and Cheats.
  • Taken over by: Banditos


  • There is one effective method which allows the player to farm a large amount of XP. First, 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, ride your horse as fast as you can around the enemies while shooting them with the best gun you have to use, the best for most being the Semi-Auto Shotgun. Then you 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.

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.


The trophies/achievements associated with the completion of hideouts 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.

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