Thieves' Landing is a location featured in Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2. It 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 major port for the region.


Red Dead Redemption 2

Thieves' Landing in 1907 is undeveloped, and little more than a Del Lobos outpost. Sixteen of the gangs members can be found here.

Red Dead Redemption

Thieves' Landing is a very fitting name, with the town being a common hangout for Unaffiliated criminals and Bollard Twins gang members. Crimes committed in the town will not incur a bounty, due to the absence of any form of law enforcements. Honor penalties are still incurred for killing innocent NPCs though.

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 unlawfulness 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 Irish's 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 harbor, 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 weapons they could find, began to fight back against the ravenous hordes.

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

Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer

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

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.

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Outfit Scrap

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. Alternatively, you can go around to the back of the warehouse, climb the stairs, and enter the room from the back.  There you will find the container with the scrap.


  • It is only sunny in Thieves' Landing when the player clears the town of Undead in Undead Nightmare.
  • The sun show up at around 6 a.m., which is when the sun rises in-game. However, it is only seen for a couple of minutes before the sky darkens again. It is seen again at around 5 p.m. before night falls.
  • Thieves' Landing's weather can cause a strange graphical effect where, at certain times of day, the roads around the town can look very stark in contrast to an oddly black sky. This affect is absent in Red Dead Redemption 2, however.
  • Outside the saloon, there is sometimes a mangled corpse with a sign that reads "Cheater" on it. This does not occur when playing as Jack, but the corpse is always present in multiplayer.
  • At dusk in Thieves' Landing, the player can see a swarm of bats fly out of the blacksmith workshop. At dawn, the player can find the same swarm of bats flying back into it.
  • Due to the fact that there is no form of law enforcement, some players use Thieves' Landing as a place to 'have fun'. Paired up with the bandana, the player can get away with any form of crime. Many players use this as an opportunity to rob the unarmed inhabitants, enabling them to quickly earn money.
    • Posses will not spawn while the player-character is in Thieves' Landing. However, law enforcement will pursue the player into the town if they are already in pursuit of the player.
  • The Wreck of the Serendipity can be seen looking to the left on the southern dock facing Nuevo Paraiso.
  • The safehouse in Thieves' Landing is one of the only safehouses that stays the same in Undead Nightmare. However, the generator outside the safe-house will still be running, even when it is on fire.
  • Thieves' Landing is the last navigable section of the San Luis River before it turns into rapids at Manteca Falls.
  • There's a photo of a Confederate States soldier in the saloon, above the Blackjack table.
  • The Bollard Twins' gang members that hangout at the saloon will be hostile and shoot at you after you've been to Pike's Basin.



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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