Complete "The Assault on Fort Mercer"
In-game description
Red Dead Redemption
secret achievement and trophy

Land of Opportunity
Description Complete "The Assault on Fort Mercer"
Gamer Score 30 gamerscoreGamerscore
Trophy Type Bronze bronzeBronze

Land of Opportunity is a gameplay achievement/trophy in Red Dead Redemption.


This is a story-related achievement/trophy acquired by completing the final mission of the New Austin chapter, "The Assault on Fort Mercer".


  • The United States itself is often viewed by optimistic foreigners as the "Land of Opportunity". The image on the achievement is ironic, since it depicts Mexico rather than the United States. This is because by the turn of the 20th century, many Mexican immigrants often referred to America as the "Land of Opportunity".
  • Unlocking this achievement/trophy with the Liars and Cheats DLC installed will unlock Nigel West Dickens as a Multiplayer character model.


  • Occasionally, after the player defeats the reinforcements, the screen will go blank and you will be forced to restart your system. This will make it so that when the player does complete the mission, he will not receive the achievement/trophy. This is similar to the glitch involving the No More Fancy Words achievement/trophy, which is another mission in which the player unlocks a new territory.
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