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- “Dress as a marshal, and you will be treated as part of the law in the United States.”
- — In-game description
The outfit is obtained by completing the five American gang hideouts within 24 hours of game time. It is required for the 100% completion achievement.
Wear the U.S. Marshal outfit and the player will be considered part of law enforcement in the United States. Also, the player doesn't need to pay for a stagecoach. Even though the player is to be treated like the law, sheriffs and deputies will still come after the player if caught breaking the law, but Marshals and posses will lay off. This outfit acts the same as the Reyes' Rebels Outfit but in the U.S. If the player goes on a killing spree, they will not be pursued.
The Hideouts you have to complete in the 24 hour ingame time period are:
Tips & TricksEdit
- Obtaining this outfit is very easy for any well equipped player. It is recommended that the player completes all of these hideouts beforehand, so that all that remains is the simple task of killing gang members. All you need is a Mid to High capacity repeater, like the Henry Repeater, and the Mauser Pistol . With that loadout and a couple of moonshines, you can beat all the hideouts in 15–25 minutes at the most.
- First off, the player should acquire a fast mount and good weapons. It is useful to have plenty of medicine, apples and horse pills. A repeater should be a weapon of choice as they function well under any circumstance; one combination could be a Henry Repeater, Double-Action Revolver and Semi-Auto Shotgun. However, for effectiveness and speed, the best combination is using the "American Standardbred" horse found in Tall Trees and Great Plains, the Mauser Pistol purchased in Blackwater and the Evans Repeater also purchased at Blackwater. With this combination one could complete the challenge in as little as 8 game hours.
- Gaptooth Breach should be the first destination on this trip, then head to Tumbleweed, Fort Mercer, Twin Rocks, and finally Pike's Basin. Going the opposite direction works too, but it is advisable to continuously move in one direction instead of doubling back.
- Stay on the dirt paths rather than the fields to maximize the horseback's speed and avoid running over cliffs.
- In Fort Mercer, opening the fort's front doors to let in the gunslinger after eliminating all of the gang members and gang leaders has been proven to be more time-efficient.
- Initiating the Pike's Basin hideout by entering from the northeast entrance can be very time-saving. If the player enters from the northeast and continues to eliminate all of the gang members before meeting the rancher, the rancher will immediately thank Marston for his services, thus completing the hideout. Using this method, the player will not have to herd any cows and may proceed directly to the next hideout.
- Note that a very effective shortcut is to travel from Twin Rocks straight past Hanging Rock to Pike's Basin as the ground here is fast and the primary route takes the player around through Armadillo.
- Secondary objectives, such as saving the rancher's daughter at Twin Rocks, are not necessary.
- Resist the temptation to use a stagecoach or camp while traveling to the next destination, as this will take more in-game time than on horseback. Do not save, as this will cause Marston to rest for 6 hours in-game.
- The best strategy is not to panic or worry, as there is more than enough time to complete the task. However, do your best not to die, as it will result in you being transported back to the house or camp where you last saved.
- It also helps to remain on horseback in Pike's Basin and kill using Dead Eye.
- An easy way to complete Gaptooth Breach is to equip the Treasure Hunter Outfit. This way it is possible to complete the mission with minimal hostility.
- In open-air hideouts like Twin Rocks, the Buffalo Rifle can be used to quickly eliminate gang members, especially on Normal aiming mode. Tap the button and Marston will draw it and aim on a target. One shot will generally eliminate a human. After you shoot, let go of the aiming button and press it again at another target. To clear Twin rocks in an exceptionally small amount of time, come at Twin Rocks from the south, up the big hill behind the hideout. The lookouts on the rocks can be eliminated from there, as can most of the people on the ground. Then descend and save the rancher's daughter.
- In Gaptooth Breach, obtaining the treasure inside the mine and escaping is the main objective; killing any of the miners outside the mine is not necessary. To save time, it is recommended that the player rides on horseback directly to the mine and collects the treasure, killing any miners that get in the way. Once the players reaches the exit of the mine, the hideout will be complete and all of the miners outside will disappear.
- Although Solomon's Folly is a gang hideout with its own secondary objective, it does not contribute to the acquiring of this outfit, as it was a (formerly) PS3 exclusive hideout, and added to the Xbox version in an update.
- Barring any possible run-ins with trouble, all the gang hideouts can be completed in under 12 in-game hours.
- Travelling through Thieves' Landing while wearing this outfit will result in hostile behavior from almost everyone.
- The lasso and satchel are not visible at Marston's side while wearing this outift, but the hunting knife is.
- The bandolier is not visible on this outfit.
- Interestingly, Marston does not wear a U.S. Marshal badge although the outfit is a Marshal outfit. It is simply a sheriff badge shown with the outfit.
- In early screenshots of the mission "Political Realities in Armadillo", John Marston wears the outfit, meaning that the outfit was meant to be obtained during the mission.
- If you put on the US Marshal outfit when you earn the outfit and point your gun at a lawmen, the crosshair is a blue X and shooting near him will not cause you to become wanted. If you go out of town/save your game and continue playing there will no longer be a blue X on a lawmen if pointing your weapon at a lawman will cause him to shoot you. To fix this, go to a safehouse, switch the US Marshal outfit to the cowboy outfit then switch it back to the US Marshal outfit again and there will be a blue X on any lawmen in the town where you did this method. You may also use the cheat diplomatic immunity.
- While most Marshals wear a tie like Leigh Johnson, this outfit lacks one. Although there is a vest.
- Just like gang members if you get shot while wearing this outfit the law won't do anything, but the U.S. Marshals in Blackwater will react.
- Whilst wearing the US Marshal outfit, certain inhabitants of Thieve's Landing will act aggressively toward you. They have been noted to shoot you on sight and engage in firefights with you. Lots of fun if you are bored though.
Obtaining the U.S. Marshal Outfit contributes toward acquisition of the following Achievement/Trophy:
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.