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Achievements

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Complete each achievement to get the allotted gamerscore. The numbers between the () is the points given for each achievement.
Achievements Videos
TitleAuthorDurationDate
Dastardly [Achievement Guide] JokerGames (00:00:17) Mar 22 2012
AchievementHow to unlock
High Roller (10)Win over 2000 chips in a hand of Poker.
No Dice (10)Complete a game of Liar's Dice without losing a single die.
What About Hand Grenades? (10)Get a ringer in a game of Horseshoes.
Austin Overpowered (25)Complete Twin Rocks, Pike's Basin, and Gaptooth Breach Hideouts in Single Player.
Evil Spirits (25)Complete Tumbleweed and Tesoro Azul Hideouts in Single Player.
Instinto Asesino (25)Complete Fort Mercer and Nosalida Hideouts in Single Player.
Fightin' Around the World (5)Knock someone out in melee in every saloon in the game in Single Player.
Strange Things are Afoot (10)Complete a task for a Stranger.
People are Still Strange (25)Complete 15 tasks for Strangers.
Buckin' Awesome (10)Break the Kentucky Saddler, the American Standardbred, and the Hungarian Half-bred.
Clemency Pays (10)Capture a bounty alive.
Exquisite Taste (10)Purchase a rare weapon from a gunsmith.
Bearly Legal (5)Kill and skin 18 grizzly bears.
He Cleans Up Well! (10)Obtain the Elegant Suit.
More than a Fistful (10)Earn $10,000 in Single Player.
Frontiersman (20)Obtain Legendary rank in any Single Player Ambient Challenge.
The Gunslinger (5)Score a headshot on any enemy using Expert targeting mode.
Man of Honor / Chivalry's Dead (25)Attain highest Fame rank and either highest Honor rank or lowest Honor rank.
Gold Medal (25)Earn a Gold Medal Rank for a combat mission in Single Player.
On the Trail of de Vaca (10)Uncover every location on the map in Single Player.
Friends in High Places (10)Use a pardon letter with more than $5000 bounty in Single Player.
Redeemed (100)Attain 100% in the Single Player Game Completion stat.
Mowing Them Down (20)Kill 500 enemies with a mounted weapon in any game mode.
In a Hail of Bullets (20)Kill 500 enemies with any pistol or revolver in any game mode.
Long Arm of Marston (20)Kill 500 enemies with any rifle, repeater, or shotgun in any game mode.
Bullseye (20)Get 250 headshots in any game mode.
Unnatural Selection (20)Kill one of every animal species in the game in any game mode.
Have Gun Will Travel (20)Complete all Hideouts in a single public Free Roam session.
Slow on the Draw (10)Get 10 assists in a single Hideout in a public Free Roam session.
Hit the Trail (10)Get from Blackwater to Escalera before sundown in a public Free Roam session.
Posse Up! (10)Create a posse and get the maximum number of members.
The Quick and Everyone Else... (20)Be the top scoring player in any three consecutive FFA games in public matches.
How the West Was Won (20)Reach the top rank for multiplayer experience.
Go Team! (20)Be on the winning team for four consecutive victories in any team based game in public matches.
Most Wanted (10)Become a Public Enemy for 10 minutes and escape alive in a public Free Roam session.
Red Dead Rockstar (10)Kill a Rockstar or someone with this achievement in a public multiplayer match.
Secret Achievements-
That Government Boy (10)Complete "Exodus in America".
Land of Opportunity (30)Complete "The Assault on Fort Mercer".
Sons of Mexico (40)Complete "The Gates of El Presidio".
No More Fancy Words (20)Complete "An Appointed Time".
A Savage Soul (10)Complete "At Home with Dutch".
The Benefits of Civilization (90)Complete "And the Truth Will Set You Free".
Into the Sunset (100)Complete "The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed".
Nurture or Nature? (50)Complete "Remember My Family".
Dastardly (5)Place a hogtied woman on the train tracks, and witness her death by train.
Spurred to Victory (10)Complete 20 story missions without switching to a new horse at a hitching post.
Heading South on a White Bronco (5)Evade the US Marshals while riding the Hungarian Half-Bred horse in Single Player.
Manifest Destiny (5)Kill the last buffalo in the Great Plains in Single Player.
DLC AchievementsOutlaws to the End
Well done (5)Complete a Co-Op mission.
Have posse, will travel (15)Complete all Co-Op missions.
2 guys, 1 Coop (10)Complete a Co-Op mission with just 2 people.
Stake a claim (5)Gold medal any Co-Op mission.
Struck gold (10)Gold medal all Co-Ops missions.
Friends indeed (5)Complete a Co-Op mission without anyone dying.
You rule! (15)Complete all Advanced Co-Op missions.
The mother lode (20)Gold medal all Advanced Co-Op missions.
Dodge this (10)Achieve a kill chain of 10 or more in any Advanced Co-Op mission.
Bulletproof (5)Complete a Co-Op mission without dying.
DLC AchievementsLegends and Killers Pack
Call it a Comeback! (10)Come back from a 2-0 deficit and win a Hold Your Own game.
Who needs Deadeye? (10)Kill 3 or more players in a standoff or showdown.
Stick and Move (10)Get 3 kills with knives or throwing knives in a single competitive match.
Double bagger (10)Double capture 3 times in a single Gold Rush map.
Headhunter (10)Kill 5 players via headshot in a single Shootout or Gang Shootout.
Legendary (10)Reach level 50 and pass into Legend.
Hail Mary (10)Get a kill greater than 35 yards with a Tomahawk.
Axe Master (10)Complete all Tomahawk challenges in Single Player.
Original Gunslinger (10)Get 25 Deadeye kills with Red.
Reeeeal Good (10)Get 25 Dynamite kills with Pig Josh.
DLC AchievementsLiars & Cheats
Master Exploder (10)Complete the Explosive Rifle Single Player Challenge
Pa-Pa-Pa-Poker Ace (10)In a full Multiplayer Poker game, beat the table when blinds are at maximum
The Big Bluff (5)In a Multiplayer Poker game, win a hand by forcing someone with a better hand to fold
In A Van Down By The River (5)In a Multiplayer Poker game, win a hand on the last card when you were losing prior
Compulsive Liar (10)In a full Multiplayer Liar's Dice game, win without losing a single die
Good Call (5)In a single Multiplayer Liar's Dice game, successfully make a spot-on call
One Die to Rule Them All (5)In a Multiplayer Liar's Dice game, win with only one die left
Triple Crown (10)Get first place in all races in any Grand Prix
Peacewalker (5)Finish a single race without getting shot or killed, and without shooting a bullet
From Glue to Mon Dieu! (5)During a Grand Prix, finish a race in first after placing last in the previous race.
We Must Protect This House! (10)While on defense, do not allow the attacking team to capture any of their objectives
Avatar of Death (5)Successfully complete either round of a Stronghold map without dying
Legion of Boom (5)Get a triple kill while on the attacking team in Stronghold
Over 9001 (5)Attain over 9,001 points in a single Free Roam session
Put the Posse on a Pedestal (5)Attain over 50,000 posse points in a single Free Roam session
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: intoxication on May 02, 2010

Tips

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Cheat Codes (Where to Find Them and What They Do)

Cheat Codes are hidden throughout the game and can be found almost anywhere. Once entered, they are saved on a list and can be toggled on/off
Having a Cheat code enabled, however DOES disable saving and trophies.

Here is a list of Cheat codes that you can enter and where they can be found...
please note: enter the Phrase (not the name) of the code

Invincibility
Description - You will not die.
Location - Newspaper #61
Code Phrase - He gives strength to the weak

Infinite Dead Eye
Description - Gives you unlimited Dead Eye.
Location - Written on a wall at Primera Quebrada ruins.
Code Phrase - I don't understand imnfinity

Infinite Horse Stamina
Description - Unlimited stamina for your horse.
Location - Newspaper #54
Code Phrase - Make hay while the sun shines

Infinite Ammo
Description - You will never run out of ammunition.
Location - Newspaper #58
Code Phrase - Abundance is everywhere

Every Shot Counts
Description - 1 hit kill bullets. (For you only.)
Location - Solomon's Folly; PS3 only
Social Club Unlock

Money
Description - Gives you $500.
Location - Written on some boards in Plata Grande mine.
Code Phrase - The root of all evil, we thank you!

Donkey Rider
Description - Spawns a donkey.
Location - Pikes Basin
Social Club Unlock

Horse
Description - Spawns Horse.
Location - Carved above the door inside the shack at Lake Don Julio
Code Phrase - Beasts and man together

Coach
Description - Spawns coach.
Location - Found it at The Scratching Post
Code Phrase - Now who put that there?

Diplomatic Immunity
Description - Marshal's ignore your crimes. (No bounty/wanted level.)
Location - Newspaper #57
Code Phrase - I wish I worked for Uncle Sam

Increase Bounty
Description - It increases the bounty on your head.
Location - Pikes Basin
Social Club Unlock

Decrease Bounty
Description - It decreases the bounty on your head.
Location - Carved on Benedict Pass bridge
Code Phrase - They sell souls cheap here

Clear Bounty
Description - It removes the bounty on your head.
Code Phrase -

Gun Set 1
Description - Gives you gun set 1.
Location - Written inside a chicken coop at Nosalida.
Code Phrase - It's my Constitutional right

Gun Set 2
Description - Gives fire bottle x3, buffalo rifle, sawed-off shotgun, semi-auto pistol, schofield revolver, winchester repeater.
Location - Newspaper #56
Code Phrase - I'm an American. I need guns

Famous
Description - Makes you famous.
Location - Can be found painted onto a riverside hut at The Old Bacchus Place.
Code Phrase - I am one of them famous fellas

Who?
Description - Makes you a nobody.
Location - Written on the wall of a ruined grave at Sepulcro.
Code Phrase - Humility before the lord

Good Guy
Description - Gives you a good reputation.
Location - Newspaper #59
Code Phrase - It aint pride. It's Honor

Bad guy
Description - Low Honor
Location - Pikes Basin
Social Club Unlock

So So Guy
Description - Resets honor to neutral.
Location - Pikes Basin
Social Club Unlock

Change Weather
Description - Changes the in-game weather.
Location - Pikes Basin
Social Club Unlock

Old School
Description - Sepia filter
Location - Newspaper #53
Code Phrase - The old ways is the best ways

Guns Blazing
Description - Flaming bullets.
Location - Pikes Basin
Social Club Unlock

Hic
Description - Turns you drunk.
Location - Found in Rathskeller Fork, in the room beside yours above the door.
Code Phrase - I'm drunk as a skunk and twice as smelly

Sharp Dressed Man
Description - Unlocks gentlemens suit.
Location - Newspaper #60
Code Phrase - Don't you look fine and dandy

Man In Uniform
Description - Unlocks the US Army uniform, the US Marshel uniform, and the Bureau uniform.
Location - Written on the back of rail car at Pacific Union RR camp.
Code Phrase - I love a man in uniform

Gang Chic
Description - Unlocks treasure hunter outfit.
Location - Written on a wall at Barranca ruins
Code Phrase - You think you tough, Mister?

Lewis and Clark
Description - Unlocks all areas.
Location - Newspaper #55
Code Phrase - You got yourself a fine pair of eyes

Jack Attack
Description - Changes John into Jack, Johns son.
Location - Written on the inside of Beecher's Hope barn loft
Code Phrase - Oh my son, my blessed son
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: sword_of_omens on July 08, 2010

Easy way to avoid lawmen when wanted

An easy way to escape the lawmen when they're chasing you is to shoot their horses. It won't raise your bounty as much and it gets rid of them (if you have a horse). It's impossible for them to catch up, so all you have to do is ride a short distance away and just wait for the meter to disappear.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: rimd123 on January 29, 2011

Horse Shoe Mini-Game Help

If you are having trouble winning the HorseShoe Mini-game,
i have found the following guidlines to help you tip the odds in your favor

1. when it is your turn , use the Zoom button to get a close up of the post, then move your aim stick to move left or right to line up the cross-hair in between the horseshoe in your hand. if you are standing on the right side, you want your crosshair a little bit to the right of the center...and if you are on the left side, you want it just to the left of center. Release the zoom..

2. pull back on the swing until you reach the bottom of the meter and when you push forward, hit the "release" button just right before the first marker on the meter...if you do it correctly, it will "show" releasing on the center marker, and your horseshoe should land on the post or very near to touching it...
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: sword_of_omens on May 22, 2010

Need Help Leveling Up?

Leveling up in Read Dead Redemption is no easy task; it requires a ton of time and patience. However, knowing when and where (along with a well invested amount of time), you can level up quicker without actually having to boost/hack/etc.

The easiest method of leveling up (that I've found, anyway) is to alternate between Twin Rocks and Pike's Basin. Obviously Triple Experience and Quadruple experience weekends make this a MUCH MUCH MUCH easier way of leveling up. However, non-exp weekends also supply a good amount of experience.

I usually start off in Twin Rocks. The experience is very little, but you're able to complete it very hastily as it's layout is pretty easy to understand/complete. Having a friend or two to assist you in this method of leveling up always helps, as they can help finish the gang hide-out. They may steal a point or two from you, but in the long term, time is all that matters. The more times you can complete the hide-out, the more experience you'll get. Having an extra gun really comes in handy.

Complete Twin Rocks as much as you can until you get bored. Then, head on over to Pike's Basin. Fortunately, this ride isn't very long at all, and you can almost immediately start racking experience up again. Once in Pike's Basin, alternate the boxes with your friends (or, alternatively, take the boxes for yourself) until you finish the round. Restart the hide-out and do everything over again.

Rinse and repeat until you're utterly bored and wait to try again another day.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Justin on July 07, 2011

Play Multiplayer without Xbox Live/PSN connection

So you either can't or choose not to connect to your console's online service, but you still want to explore the Redemption world in Free Roam. To accomplish this, load up a single player save, and when you're able to pause, do so and under the Multiplayer tab, choose System Link. Now you'll be sent into a Free Roam session alone, and you're able to do anything in Free Roam you would otherwise do on XBL/PSN(gang hideouts, hunting grounds, exploring, challenges, fighting lawmen, etc) without having to go online.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: anonymous on July 08, 2012

Quick $200

In Blackwater, there is a stranger located in the church (Should be a woman). Her task requires you to go and confront her husband to support her and her child. Instead of giving you the money he'll challenge you to a duel, but you can tie him up and take him outside of town. Kill him however you please, he should drop $200. Once you return to place you first met him, he will have re-spawned there, still wanting a duel. You can do this as many times as you like.
Verified by: Pokemonfan19 Submitted by: Archer v2 on August 03, 2010

Taking Down Mounted Players

While online, killing mounted enemies can be a daunting task - especially if they're other online players. However, doing one simple tactic can make this much, much easier for you. Instead of aiming at the player, try aiming at the horse! Killing the horse compels the user to plunge into the ground and causes him to be unmovable until he gets up - several seconds later. Next time you encounter a mounted player, try shooting out his horse and then taking him on!

That said, the same thing can be done to you. Next time you're on your horse, be careful.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Justin on July 19, 2011

Glitches

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access mexico early

Travel to the bridge called "Frontera Bridge." Ride your horse quickly to the end of the bridge and get off the horse, letting it plummet into the water below. Do not call a new horse. Walk backwards until the railroad tracks start running into solid ground (for a short distance), turn left and go down a steep slope to the riverbank. There should be many small bushes by the river here. The music should also switch (it switches to the music you hear in Mexico). If you don't hear the music, start over. Set up a campsite when you hear the music and you will find yourself on the Mexican side of the river. To get back, you have to travel to the bridge called "Romita de la Baya." Do the same thing with the horse here, let it fall into the river and set up a campsite on the island. The campsite should be near the edge of the island to the north, either to the left or the right of the bridge. You can also listen to the music here, when you hear the music change back to the "American" music, you can set up your camp and you will be back on the north side of the river.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: carnage on July 11, 2011

Black Water Glitch

Next to the Town Hall in Blackwater, you are able to glitch inside of a building. This building has a large, red double - door in the front and two large, pointy bushes to either side of the stairs running up to the door (these bushes look more like trees).

To get inside, you can do either of the following:

1) Run around the side of the building and shoot out a window. Make sure to shoot it out completely, so that it breaks off. You are then able to climb into the building, despite the front door being locked. If you slowly walk up to the door (making sure not to actually walk outside! If you do, you have to get back in because the door shuts) you can open it whilst still remaining inside. Police officers are still able to shoot you, but this building makes a great spot to camp and collect a huge bounty. It's also great for tricking other online members!

2) Go right up next to one of those large, pointy bushes I was talking about and slide against the wall. You should be able to squeeze in between the bush and the side of the stairway. Crouch and then move side to side as fast as you can. You should be able to go through the wall and either: launch yourself under the building and be able to get onto the second flooring, launch yourself into the first floor which option 1 gets you to, or launch yourself on top of the building. The second floor makes for a good exploration as most of the walls are invisible, but you aren't actually able to shoot out of them. The top of the building, however, is great for racking up a huge bounty and completing challenges!

Hope this helped!
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Justin on April 24, 2011

Chuparosa Building Glitch

Go the the Nightwatch challenge building in Chuparosa, on the right of the Nightwatch challenge is a another building. Go to the second floor and run around till you reach a door on the front side of the building. You will need "FireBottles" to be able to do this. Align yourself so that you are directly in front of the door and then toss your FireBottle at the door. You will be pulled into the building and fall straight to the first floor. From there you will be able to shoot anyone outside the building, and get your Bounty up. Warning! You are able to take damage from other players on multiplayer so keep that in mind. This glitch is great for completing challenges on multiplayer, and confusing those that don't know the glitch yet !
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Arcanium on October 18, 2010

Cover Launch

Go to macfarlanes ranch then go to the foremans office, go round to the side where there is a big pile of wood, press RB lots of times and you will keep taking cover and eventually you will get launched into the air aim your gun and you will go very very high into the air.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Dbox2398 on August 06, 2011

In the Wall

Occasionally, during online play, you'll notice that NPC's, non playable characters, can get stuck into walls/mountains/other surfaces. The following areas are common areas for this occurrence:

1. In Pike's Basin, the gang members usually end up getting stuck into the sides of the mountain.

2. In Twin Rocks, gang members usually get stuck in the wall of the middle building.

Obviously this may happen elsewhere, but these are the most frequent (during my game play, anyway). To avoid this, you can throw a dynamite at the general area of the gang member. Sometimes, body parts can be visible, too, and can be shot. If all else fails, you're compelled to wait it out, I'm afraid. Sometimes they'll sneak out themselves, but on rare occasions, you have to restart the hideout entirely.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Justin on July 07, 2011

obtain kentucky saddler early

first do the access west elizebeth early glitch then travel to manzanita post
then find a kentucky saddler horse either steal from a person or spawn it using the spawn horse cheat or take a hitched one that doesnt have riding gear on find a hitching post then hitch it and it will be yours whenever you whistle for it until it dies or get another horse/mule.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: carnage on July 11, 2011

obtain mules el senor el hedor el picor early

first do the access mexico early glitch then explore mexico until you find either mule mounts listed above either steal it or find a hitched one get on it find a hitching post hitch it and its yours when you whistle until it dies or get another horse/mule (Alternate way) for the Alternate way you dont have to go to mexico and just use the donkey rider cheat if registered for the rockstar games social club
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: carnage on July 11, 2011

Easter eggs

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hidden phrase carvings

When you find a phrase carved on a wall for example in a barn or other building enter it and it will be a cheat.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: carnage on July 11, 2011

its in the news

If you check at the misc section of the newspaper you will see a phrase at the end of every edition. Enter it and it will be a cheat.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: carnage on July 11, 2011

Xbox 360 Avatar Awards

Xbox 360 Avatar Awards

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding Avatar Award.


Gentleman's Attire: Complete the Rockstar Games Social Club "Skin It To Win It" challenge.
Lady's Finest: Complete the Rockstar Games Social Club "Skin It To Win It" challenge.
Posse T-shirt: Unlocked when the multiplayer community reaches an unspecified amount of money in The Strike It Rich! Rockstar Challenge.
Red Dead Redemption logo T-shirt: Open a chest northwest of Riley's Charge in a burnt down building.
Rockstar Logo T-shirt: Open a chest upstairs in the attic at the Marston Farm house at Beecher's Hope.
Sombrero: Shoot the hat off of an enemy in Expert Aim mode.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: BkLiveWire on May 23, 2010
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