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Rdr multiplayer opening

The opening message for multiplayer

thumb|right|300px|The main Multiplayer mode in Red Dead Redemption.
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A posse in Red Dead Redemption.


First look at multiplayer in Red Dead Redemption

Multiplayer in Red Dead Redemption consists of multiple game modes, and allows players to play co-operatively (with the Outlaws to the End DLC) or competitively through an online connection.

Red Dead Redemption multiplayer does not have a traditional "game lobby": instead, it starts out in Free Roam mode, with the entire map open for exploration, along with Hunting areas (with the Legends and Killers DLC) and Gang Hideouts of which players can take advantage of. From there, players can establish player parties with other players, called Posses, or choose to participate in various game modes via the in-game menu or various entry points around the game world. To see some of the glitches in multiplayer, click here.
Mexican standoff start

A Mexican standoff

Game Modes

There are several game modes in Red Dead Redemption's multiplayer:

Free Roam

Free Roam is the entry point into multiplayer where you are free to go nearly anywhere in the world with up to 15 other players. This is also where you can pick your unique Character, Mount, and title in the Outfitter. Players are also able to band together and form Posses of up to 8 players. In these Posses you can take on other Posses and have a gang fight. During Free Roam you can take part in gang hideouts, one of the quickest ways of ranking up in online multiplayer of Red Dead Redemption. Along with gang hideouts, there are hunting grounds scattered throughout the world that you can gain xp from and complete various challenges. You can press the SELECT/BACK button to open up a menu where you can join posses, invite friends, or switch gametype. There are three modes of Free Roam: Normal, Hardcore, and Friendly. Players cannot kill other players in Friendly mode (other than with an ingenious way of stealing their Mount on a cliff), but they can in Normal and Hardcore. In Hardcore mode, expert targeting is required.

Competitive Modes

In competitive game modes, the gameplay begins with either a Mexican standoff in Free For All, with all the players beginning in a circle, or a team face-off, with all players in their respective team's line facing the other team. There will be a short countdown, then a firefight will commence, in which all the players will all start shooting at once. Most players will die right off, allowing the remaining players to find a choice location (such as a sniping spot) to fend off their attackers. Once the standoff ends, and everyone from one team dies, the actual game you are playing (Gang Shootout, Hold Your Own, Grab the Bag, etc.) starts. There are also a variety of weapons to be found in chests around the map.

During "gang" matches players will be assigned a player model, but during Free for All matches and in Free Roam, players will be allowed to use their chosen model. The player's selected mount is only usable in some game modes, and in team based matches all players will be assigned one type of horse to keep the game fair. Guns are also assigned to any game type except "Free Roam", in any competitive game mode players are assigned a pre-determined set of guns for the round, to get an idea of what guns you will receive, look to the dummy in the pre-game lobby. If you unlock a gun by leveling up it will be available to you in Free Roam.

Cooperative Mode

Cooperative play was introduced with the Outlaws To The End DLC, and you must download it to be able to play this mode; however, the DLC is free.

In Cooperative mode, a group of up to four players will work as a team through one of the six missions available. If a player's health drops to the point of dying, they will begin bleeding out and be unable to shoot or move. They will have a certain amount of time, as represented above their heads, before they bleed out. During this time, a teammate must revive them or they will die. If a player dies, they will be out of the game and forced to spectate a teammate until the next checkpoint,which are usually frequent, is reached. Players choose a loadout in the pre-game lobby, by walking up to a gun set, represented by a dummy, and selecting the one they want as their weapon set; there are four loadouts available (Miner, Soldier, Marskman, Gunslinger) The weapons they choose will be with them throughout the mission, however they can pick up weapons from fallen enemies as well. Players retain their selected player model.


If the player beats all six missions, they will unlock Advanced Cooperative Mode. This mode is fixed to expert targeting, players take damage easier and bleed out faster. However Advanced Cooperative Mode has the "No Holds Barred" loadout, which allows the player to use all the weapons they have unlocked by leveling up throughout mulitplayer.

Multiplayer Maps

In Free Roam, you can move in the whole game world but in PvP (competitive mode), there's limited map areas where matches take place. The maps which come along with the game are:

Legends and Killers maps:

Gang Hideouts

Main article: Gang Hideouts

Gang Hideouts are the fastest method of gaining experience while in Free Roam. The faster the player completes a hideout, the more XP is gained. Other factors also go into the player's XP gain. Gang hideouts can be completed alone or with a posse. The most common gang hideouts that are played in multiplayer are Solomon's Folly and Twin Rocks. These two are regarded as the fastest and easiest hideouts to complete, resulting in a fast XP gain. After the patch released on June 12th, however, XP awarded for gang hideouts has been decreased.

(You can clear your Xbox 360's cache, which deletes all patches, and use system link to gang hideout farm. And for PS3 just go into "Game Data Utility" delete the patch, start up the game, decline the update, and play multiplayer using LAN. You won't need to sign-in on PSN "This no longer works R* made it so if you delete the patch it will automatically delete your multiplayer data resulting in you returning to level 1.")

While the two above hideouts are reported as the fastest hideouts, it is more common for newer players to repeat runs of Tumbleweed. This is due to how close it is to the starting areas of Armadillo, MacFarlane's Ranch, or even Thieves' Landing. It is common for higher level players to do repeated runs of Tesoro Azul, due to the relatively low difficulty and being a moderately fast gang hideout.


Main article: Titles

During the multiplayer game experience, whether in Free Roam or structured game modes, players will be able to earn titles corresponding to criteria met during play. This can be anything from a certain amount of experience accrued to completing certain actions a number of times or in a specific way. Titles, once selected, will appear above the player's name on their in-game icon until the player decides to change it at anytime.

You keep all your titles when you pass into legend.


In the multiplayer of Red Dead Redemption, the player can choose the mount their character summons/rides in Free Roam and some competitive matches. The player changes their mount by visiting the Outfitter in the Multiplayer section of the pause menu. Different mounts become available only after achieving various online ranks. When the player ranks up and unlocks a new mount for use, their old mount is replaced by the new one even if the player hasn't visited the Outfitter yet. But in some rare occasions this doesn't happen.

In successive legend modes, mounts are generally unlocked earlier as there are more mounts to unlock.

Mounts that can be unlocked are:

an * indicates legandery mounts.

Several non-unlockable horses, such as the Kentucky Saddler or the Infested Ardennais can be found in multiplayer, in the wild or ridden by other people. These horses can be mounted, but will not respond to a whistle.

This table shows the levels that you unlock each mount

Copied from Prima's Official Guide.
Mount Normal Unlock Rank Legend 1 Legend 2 Legend 3 Legend 4
El Señor 1 1 1 1 1
Lusitano Nag 4 4 4 4 4
Turkmen 8 8 8 8 8
Cleveland Bay 22 11 11 11 11
Hungarian Half-bred 33 22 15 15 15
American Standard-bred 40 33 22 22 22
Bonzo 50 40 33 26 26
Buffalo ---- 50 40 33 33
Albino Buffalo ---- ---- 50 40 37
Super Bull ---- ---- ---- 50 42
Zebra Donkey ---- ---- ---- ----


Dashes = cannot unlock this mount in this tier of legend.


Main Page: Multiplayer Challenges

thumb|right|300px|Video explaining everything about the Legend mode.

In multiplayer, a large selection of challenges are available for players to complete. More challenges unlock as a player progresses through the ranking system. Completing a challenge earns the player experience. The status of each active challenge, found in the player's Journal, is indicated by a bar that progressively fills up as the challenge is accomplished. For example, if the challenge requires the player to shoot 5 rabbits for a Sharpshooter challenge, each rabbit shot adds to this indicator bar until all 5 have been shot.

When a player reaches Rank 50 and agrees to return to Rank 1 to gain Legend status, all challenges will be reset. Any unlocked Titles associated with challenges previously completed will remain.


When playing multiplayer, a player can gain experience by killing other players, completing challenges, killing NPC's (citizens and police officers) and clearing hideouts. When the player gains enough experience to be promoted to the next rank, they can unlock new characters, weapons, mounts and titles.

A player can be promoted through fifty ranks. After each level up the player gets a new badge.When they reach Rank 50, they have the option to return to Rank 1 to gain Legend status, similar to the 'Prestige' mode in Call of Duty. Legend mode builds towards unlocking legendary characters and mounts. They can do this up to five times in addition to the original ranks, which means a player could progress through a total of 250 ranks to reach the highest level in multiplayer. Once entering legend the player will get a legend badge a new character and a new mount at level fifty.

Once at Rank 50, a player can choose to gain Legend status at any time afterwards. The following confirmation messages are displayed when gaining Legend status:

RDR rankingInfo Legendary

Legendary Awards for your Rank once you have passed into Legend


"Your rank will reset from 50 back to 1 in exchange for the benefits of becoming a Legend. All weapons and mounts you have unlocked through leveling up will be lost and all challenges are reset. Your access to playlists, titles, golden guns and characters will remain the same. Would you like to become a Legend?"

"There is no undoing this change once you commit to it. You will lose your weapons, mounts, and challenge progress, but in exchange will get access to special Legendary characters and the right to earn Legendary mounts. Passing into Legend only occurs in Free Roam. Are you really sure you want to do this?"

As of 12 June 2010, Gang Hideout XP has been severely decreased, up to 2/3 of what it once was. Owing to the vast amount of XP required to reach Legend 5, it is recommended to remain at Rank 50 once attained as becoming a Legend only gives the variety of different mounts/characters/titles/rank icon, with the Legendary mounts being poorer than the American Standardbred in terms of speed/agility. The one exception to this is the zebra donkey which is unlocked upon reaching the highest legendary rank.

Weapons (Multiplayer)

Main article: Weapons

All weapons available in single player are available in multiplayer game sessions. While the hunting knife is available in multiplayer, other equipment, such as the lasso, bandolier, and binoculars are not.

When joining a session, players have a set of weapons determined by multiplayer rank and some ammunition for each gun in their possession. Additional weapons can be obtained by picking them up from dead players/NPCs and weapon crates (shown on the in-game minimap as a pistol icon). Increasing a player's rank will immediately place any weapons unlocked into the players possession.

When a player dies in a multiplayer game session, they respawn with all the weapons in their possession when they died. The amount of ammunition in each weapon set to a default amount, similar to if they had just joined the game.

Ammo crates are also scattered throughout the environment (they look like bullets on the mini-map).

All Unlocks

Template:Spoiler For a list of all the unlocks, see Rank Unlocks in Redemption Multiplayer.

Rank Emblem XP Required Unlocks




Weapon: Cattleman Revolver, Knife

Mount: El Señor

Title: Greenhorn

Challenges: Sharpshooter

PvP Playlist: Free For All, Gang Matches

(Legandary 1) Character: Kyle McGinty

(Legendary 2) Character: Ezekiel Hogey

(Legendary 3) Character: Mescalero Mike

(Legendary 4) Character: Theo Crenshaw

Characters(s): Earle Martin, Alfredo Castaneda, Al Wolfscreed, Pat O'Flanagan, John Kelby, Slick Nick Funtz, Jose Falotico, Seth LaValley, Madam Hernandez, all marshals.



Weapon: Repeater Carbine

Title: Dude

Character(s): Jarred Vaughan, Ramon Paradiso

Challenges: Master Hunter I, Gang Shootout



Weapon: Throwing Knives

Title: Pilgrim

Challenges: Survivalist



Mount: Lusitano Nag

Title: Tenderfoot

Character(s): Mala Yawetch, Benjamin Earl

Challenges: Hold Your Own



Weapon: Volcanic Pistol

Title: Colt

Challenges: Lawbringer




Title: Mail-order Cowboy

Character(s): Ian Connors, Tall Trees Ty

Challenges: Shootout, Gold Rush



Title: Pistol

Character(s): Gustavo Andares, AJ Peart, Fernando Naranjo, Jesse Lange

Challenges: Kill Streak I



Weapon: Winchester Repeater

Mount: Turkmen

Title: Short horn



Weapon: Schofield Revolver

Title: Gringo



Title: Journeyman

Character(s); Guy Percival, Jaime Garcia, Nick Robbins

Challenges: Grab the Bag




Weapon: Pump Action Shotgun

Title: Cowboy

(Legendary 1-4) Mount: Cleveland Bay

Challenges: Outlaw



Title: Wrangler

Character(s): Cristoban Borracha, Hank Shiyani, Mac Backman

Challenges: Master Hunter II, Kill Streak II



Weapon: Springfield Rifle

Title: Burro

Challenges: Sharpshooter II



Title: Frontiersman

Character(s): Tony Gallows, Wayne Daniels, Gaptooth McGee

Challenges: Survivalist II



Weapon: Dynamite

Title: Gristle heel

(Legendary 2-4) Mount: Hungarian Half-Bred

PvP Playlist: Hardcore Gang Matches


Lanza multijugador


Title: Forty-niner

Character(s): Fred Everts, Jesus Eccheveria, Cristo Francisco

Challenges: Hold Your Own II



Weapon: Double Action Revolver

Title: Old timer



Weapon: Sawed-off Shotgun

Title: Long horn

Challenges: Lawbringer II



Title: Old hand

Character(s): Quick Tom Candle, Kintan Tageyutsi, Sanisuni Wagi, Knobby Tom Alwin

Challenges: Kill:Death Ratio



Weapon: Rolling Block Rifle

Title: Rustler

PvP Playlist: Hardcore Free For All


Cinto multijugador


Title: Outlaw

Character(s): Michael Reese, Big Bob Moorcock

Challenges: Grab the Bag II



Weapon: Fire Bottle

Mount: Cleveland Bay

Title: Gunslinger

(Legendary 1) Mount: Hungarian Half-Bred

(Legendary 2-4) Mount: American Standardbred



Title: Shootist

Character(s): Jeevan Guni, Ramon Zapata, Rowan Babcock, Carrie Boudicca



Weapon: Semi-Automatic Pistol

Title: Quick draw



Title: Gun shark

Character(s): Nicole Louise, Gerald Conway, Michael Sustantivo

Challenges: Outlaw II


Dados multijugador 77550

Weapon: Semi-Auto Shotgun

Title: Badman

(Legendary 3 and 4) Mount: Bonzo (bull)



Title: Long raider

Character(s):Markus Barnes, Jay Sheeyah, Melissa Rose

Challenges: Trickshot



Weapon: Carcano Rifle

Title: Cabron



Title: Road agent

Character(s): Bo Schram, Frederick Littlefield, Arlene Dunn

Challenges: Trickshot II



Title: Hold-up man


Cartas multijugador


Title: Bandito

Character(s): Mark Rafael, Heath Michaels, Allie Dickey

Challenges: Unstoppable



Weapon: Henry Repeater

Title: Short-trigger man



Mount: Hungarian Half-Bred

Title: Hired killer

(Legendary 1) Mount: American Standardbred

(Legendary 2) Mount: Bonzo (bull)

(Legendary 3-4) Mount: Buffalo

Character(s): D R Gosset, Alice Thayer, Juan Sierra



Title: Mercenary

Challenges: Revenge



Weapon: High Power Pistol

Title: Deputized


Revolver multijugador


Title: Ranger

Character(s): David Anthony, Shep Thomas, Stephen Paul



Weapon: Double-Barrel Shotgun

Title: Marshall

(Legendary 4) Mount: Albino Buffalo



Title: Judge & jury



Title: El capitan

Character(s): Harvard Coskie, Juan Diaz, Robert Daniels



Weapon: Bolt Action Rifle

Mount: American Standardbred

Title: Colonel

(Legendary 1) Mount: Bonzo (bull)

(Legendary 2) Mount: Buffalo

(Legendary 3) Mount: Albino Buffalo


Espuela multijugador


Title: General

Challenges: Lawbringer III



Title: El jefe

(Legendary 4) Mount: Super Bull

Character(s): Chief Mangan, Tricky Pat Dempson



Weapon: Evans Repeater

Title: Searcher



Title: The Kid

Character(s): TJ Laubach



Title: The Duke

Character(s): LS Roberts, Jan Booth



Weapon: LeMat Revolver

Title: The Ugly


Sheriff multijugador


Title: The Bad



Title: The Good

Character(s): Eric Morganson, Jefe Bautista, Conor Callahan



Weapon: Mauser Pistol

Title: The Unforgiven



Weapon: Buffalo Rifle

Mount: Bonzo (bull)

Title: The Legend

(Legendary 1) Mount: Buffalo

(Legendary 2) Mount: Albino Buffalo

(Legendary 3) Mount: Super Bull

(Legendary 4) Mount: Zebra Donkey

Character(s): The Tudisco Kid, Raudel Diaz, Sean Cobbler, Sarah Grace

PvP Playlist: Veteran Free For All, Veteran Gang Matches

(Legendary 4) Character: Christy Weller


Main article: Multiplayer Characters

In multiplayer you can choose your character model in the Outfitter. For now, there are 15 categories of characters, each based on characters taken from the single player game:

Note: There is an issue with the multiplayer characters "Jesse Lange" and "Jefe Rocha". Despite their different names and being put in different categories, they are the same character skin and speak spanish as well regardless of which list you choose the skin from. It is not known whether this is a glitch or if it is intentional.

Many of the characters are available from the start (Level 1) which gives the player a good amount of choice when choosing one to start off with. When starting a new multiplayer campaign the player will also be randomly assigned one of these characters. The characters that are available from level 1 are as follows:

Downloadable Content

Outlaws To The End

Main article: Outlaws To The End
  • A downloadable set of 6 co-op missions that was released in June 22, 2010, completely free of charge.
  • Includes additional multiplayer challenges and Achievements/Trophies.

Legends and Killers

Main article: Legends and Killers

Liars and Cheats

Main article: Liars and Cheats

Undead Nightmare

Main article: Undead Nightmare


Main article: Glitches

Multiplayer Achievements

There are several achievements/trophies that can only be completed by participating in multiplayer game modes:

10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Get from Blackwater to Escalera before sundown in a single public Free Roam session.

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Reach the top rank for Multiplayer experience.

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

10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Create a posse and get the maximum amount of members.

10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Kill a Rockstar or someone with this achievement in a public multiplayer match.

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

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Be the top scoring player in any three consecutive FFA games in public matches.

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

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Complete all hideouts in single public Free Roam session.

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