Two teams of up to eight players compete to capture bags from the other team's chest and return them to their own team's chest. Each team has a fixed chest on their side of the map. Maps vary in size from single settlements, such as Chuparosa or Armadillo, to large open areas as in Diez Coronas where players can use horses to travel the greater distances. On the bigger maps, defensive positions are available in the form of Gatling gun turrets and cannons.
To capture a bag, one team must take the bag of gold from the enemy's chest and bring it back to their own chest while their own team's bag is not in enemy hands. If both bags of gold have been taken, no points can be scored until one of the bags is dropped.
Be warned, gold is heavy; the player carrying the bag will move more slowly, so other players on the same team may need to provide defensive fire.
To win a Hold Your Own match, one team must either capture the required number of bags or at least have captured more bags than the opposing team when time runs out. If both teams are tied at the end of the normal time period, sudden death overtime will go into effect. During sudden death, players do not respawn when killed and the first team to capture a bag wins the match. If neither team has captured a bag within the sudden death time period, the match will be declared a draw.
Several Hold Your Own 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 by the Legends and Killers Pack DLC:
The following locations are added by the Myths and Mavericks DLC:
The player can acquire the following Trophies/Achievements by participating in the Hold your Own games:
Comeback from a 2-0 deficit and win a Hold Your Own game.
Be on the winning team for four consecutive victories in any team based game in public match.
|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|