A player grabbing the bag

Grab the Bag is a team-based capture the flag variant in Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer. Unlike the similar game mode Hold Your Own, in Grab the Bag one bag of gold spawns at a random point on the map. Players must band together to protect the bag carrier and prevent the other team from scoring. Collecting a gold bag and returning it to the team's home chest scores a point.

Grab the Bag can also feature Mounted Cannons that have devastating power. Those using them are best taken out at long range with a sniper rifle.


Teams win by either capturing the required number of bags before time runs out or by having captured more bags than the opposing team when time runs out. If both teams are tied at the end of the ten minute game period, the game will enter sudden death. During sudden death, players do not respawn when killed and the first team to capture a bag wins the game. If neither team captures a bag within the sudden death time period then the match is declared a draw.


Several Grab the Bag locations are available and the game playlist will rotate between locations, alternating with other game modes depending on the playlist selected. The following locations are available in the main game:

The following locations are added in the Legends and Killers Pack DLC:

Multiplayer Challenges

During a Grab the Bag match, some Stat Challenges, most Weapon Challenges, and some PVP challenges can be contributed to or completed. Some PVP challenges are specific to Grab the Bag, including challenges for bag pickups and deliveries, killing bag carriers, match wins, and MVP or counter-MVP status (see the main challenge page for details).


  • The bags bear a striking resemblance to the bags at the end of the classic western film "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" which contain the lost Confederate gold.


The player can acquire the following Trophies/Achievements by participating in Grab the Bag games:

10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Kill a Rockstar or someone with this achievement in a public multiplayer match.

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20 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Be on the winning team for four consecutive victories in any team based game in public match.

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10 gamerscoregamerscore
Get 3 kills with knives or throwing knives in a single competitive match.

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10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Get a kill greater than 35 yards with a Tomahawk.

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10 gamerscoregamerscore
Kill 3 or more players in a standoff or showdown.

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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