Thieves' Landing is a location featured in Red Dead Redemption and is a Settlement on the northeastern edge of the Hennigan's Stead region of the New Austin territory. The town sits on the western shores of Flat Iron Lake, and serves as a minor port for the region.


Red Dead Redemption

Thieves' Landing is an accurate name, the town being overrun by criminals and thugs, with no law enforcement of any kind present. Crimes committed in the town will not incur a bounty. The Bollard Twins Gang has a heavy presence within the town, but it also harbors unaffiliated criminals.

Thieves' Landing symbolizes the southern United States, with the surrounding swamps and bayous, the architecture, and the nearby Mason Bridge and Dixon Crossing, which are a reference to the Mason-Dixon Line; the traditional border between the Northern states and the South, often referred to as 'Dixie' because of this. The Dixie Rose brothel located in Thieves' Landing is another indicator of this.

When entering Thieves' Landing, the sky and overall area always darkens. This change in atmosphere symbolizes the danger of the town. This is also because it is a wet, marshy, bayou-like area; it is often raining in Thieves' Landing.

The vast majority of the Irish mission "On Shaky's Ground" takes place at this location.

Undead Nightmare

In the Undead Nightmare DLC pack, this is one of 23 locations that must be cleared of the Undead and then protected from re-infestation thereafter.

When the undead overran this lawless harbour, the town was thrown into disarray. Many of the buildings caught fire; chairs were knocked over; drunks, gamblers, outlaws, and dock workers were all devoured and very few were able to make it to safety. However, Jacques Billeray, Mintie Cummings, Winona Picket, and Whit McSwain were able to find a safe refuge, and, taking what weapon they could, began to fight back against the ravenous hordes.

Once the town is safe, the player will obtain Fire Bottles.


Several Multiplayer game modes are available at Thieves' Landing. None are available with the original game, however. All require DLCs, as noted below.



Effects of Honor

The player's honor heavily affects their reception in Thieves' Landing. A player with high honor and fame or one wearing the U.S. Marshal Outfit or Bureau Uniform may be openly shot at by criminal elements. This can be circumvented by wearing the Bandana. The chance of being attacked increases significantly if the player has recently completed the Pike's Basin hideout (within the last two or three game days). Alternatively, capturing a Bollard Twins bounty or killing a member of the gang while in Thieves' Landing can be enough reason to set the criminals (mostly members of the Bollard Twins Gang) against the player.

Alternatively, if the player possesses significant dishonor, the merchants in Thieves' landing will offer to purchase Provisions at double the rate, and sell items at half the rate.

Honor penalties are still incurred for killing an innocent NPC of Thieves' Landing.

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Outfits and Scraps

The first scrap of the Bollard Twins Outfit is located inside the large warehouse to the right of the pawn shop. Make your way into the warehouse, and go up the stairs to the second floor. Go inside the small room, and there will be a container with the first scrap of the outfit inside of it.

The last scrap for the same outfit, as well as the Treasure Hunter Outfit and for the PS3 the Walton Gang Outfit are available at the tailor in Thieves' Landing. The Elegant Suit and the Bandana are also purchaseable at the tailor.


  • It is only sunny in Thieves' Landing when you clear the town of undead in Undead Nightmare. However, the sun does show at around 6am, which is when the sun rises in-game. However, it is only seen for a couple of minutes before the sky goes dark again.
  • Outside the saloon, there is a corpse with a sign that reads "Cheater" on it, however this only appears sometimes. When playing as Jack, he will never spawn. He does, however, always spawn in Free Roam.
  • At dusk in Thieves' Landing, at a building to the north, the player can see a swarm of bats fly out of a barn. At dawn, the player can find the same swarm of bats flying back into the barn. Oddly, they spawn in the rafters.
  • Due to the fact that there is no form of law enforcement, people use Thieves' Landing as a place to 'have fun'. Paired up with the bandana, you can get away with any form of crime. Another place to do this is at Casa Madrugada in Nuevo Paraiso.
  • The Wreck of the Serendipity can be seen looking to the left on the southern dock facing Nuevo Paraiso.
  • The "Dixie Rose" brothel is located here.
  • The safehouse in Thieves' Landing is the one of the only safehouses that stays the same in Undead Nightmare. However, the generator outside the safe-house will still be running even though it is on fire.
  • While being chased by law enforcement through Thieves' Landing, it often appears to be a ghost town. This is probably due to all the criminals hiding away from the law.
  • Thieves' Landing is the last navigatible section of the San Luis River before it turns into rapids at Manteca Falls.



Red Dead Redemption

The discovery of locations in Red Dead Redemption count towards the following Trophies/Achievements:

10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Uncover every location on the map in Single Player.

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.

Undead Nightmare

Keeping this location free of Undead infestation during the Undead Nightmare contributes toward the following Achievements/Trophies:

Rdr spinning plates
10 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Have every territory saved at the same time during the Undead Nightmare

Rdr zed's dead baby
40 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Attain 100% Game Completion statistic in Undead Nightmare.

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