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:
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:
Kill a Rockstar or someone with this achievement in a public multiplayer match.
Be on the winning team for four consecutive victories in any team based game in public match.
Get 3 kills with knives or throwing knives in a single competitive match.
Get a kill greater than 35 yards with a Tomahawk.
Kill 3 or more players in a standoff or showdown.
|Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer|
|Game modes||Free Roam • Shootout • Gang Shootout • Grab the Bag • Hold Your Own • Gold Rush • Grand Prix • Stronghold • Land Grab • Undead Overrun • Co-op • Poker • Liar's Dice|
|Unlockables||Characters • Weapons • Mounts • Titles|
|Challenges||Free Roam • Weapon • PVP • Co-op • Gambling • Racing • Stronghold • Undead Overrun • Stat|
|Concepts||Gang Hideouts • Golden Guns • Outfitter • Posse • XP|