I come from a long line of blood-thirsty Swensons!

Woody Swenson

Woody Swenson is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption.


Woody is a member of Walton's Gang. He has a relative, Willie Swenson, buried in Blackwater cemetery.


He can usually be found in or around the Saloon at Armadillo, hanging around other members of Walton's Gang, or playing Poker in the backroom. During the Twin Rocks gang hideout, Woody is the outlaw holding the woman hostage. Woody also appears in the mission "Political Realities in Armadillo" where he is one of the gang members guarding Walton in Pleasance House.


Knock, knock, I'm gonna check.
Woody Swenson, checking in Poker
I guess ya never know what you're gonna get.
Woody Swenson playing Poker
I've got Viking ancestors! You hear me?
Woody Swenson during a fight.
Marston, I didn't know you were blind!
Woody Swenson, when the player bumps into him
Let's see them cards.
Woody Swenson, dealing a hand of Poker
There's nobody here... who's better than me.
Woody Swenson when drunk.
Play it smart, buddy, and get on out of here!
Woody Swenson during the Twin Rocks hideout.
Hot lead coming your way! Yeehaw!
Woody Swenson during a fight.
You better be at peace with the lord!
Woody Swenson during a fight.
You don't know shit about me, you arrogant son of a bitch!
Woody Swenson, when the player insults him with low Honor
I am curious!
Woody Swenson showing his cards in Poker
Oh lord! Why do you make it hurt so much?
Woody Swenson, when injured
I'm gonna make a human colander out of you!
Woody Swenson during a fight.


  • His character model is available in the Outfitter under the name Mac Backman.
  • In multiplayer, Woody will not be holding a woman hostage during the Twin Rocks gang hideout.
  • With the addition of the Liars and Cheats DLC, Woody can also be encountered at the Venter's Place and Critchley's Ranch gang hideouts, although he will only spawn once when the player arrives at the hideouts. Unlike the other Walton's Gang members, he will not spawn in the reinforcements.
  • His name suggests that he may have Swedish heritage.
  • He and Alfie Scruggs are the only members of Walton's gang who aren't Bounty Targets.
  • He can be found sleeping behind the blacksmith in Armadillo at night along with Link Huston.
  • Woody Swenson is the only Waltons Gang member that can be dueled. However, dueling Woody requires cheating at Poker.


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