Screenshots and Details from the All-New Stronghold Mode in the Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats Pack

Posted on September 13 2010, 6:33pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games


Taking aim at the red team from the rooftops of Blackwater as Agent Ross in the new Stronghold Competitive Multiplayer Mode - part of the new Liars and Cheats Pack downloadable content for Red Dead Redemption.

The new Stronghold Mode - part of the upcoming Liars and Cheats Pack for Red Dead Redemption - is our take on the popular "Attack & Defend" multiplayer gameplay variation, and features some of the most exciting and strategic gameplay of any of Red Dead Redemption's diverse Competitive Multiplayer modes.


The red team gains ownership of a control point on the outskirts of Blackwater.

Supporting up to 16 players on any one of four maps [Blackwater, Escalera, Fort Mercer & Thieves Landing], Stronghold Mode begins with one team on the attacking side.  They are given a shared number of lives and a time limit to capture a series of control points spread across the map.  The other team is classified as the defending side, tasked with maintaining ownership of those control points for as long as possible. 


Cracking the Gunsmith Safe while the Red Team bears down on their position.

Once the attacking team has either captured all the control points, run out of time or lost all their lives - the teams switch sides, with the attackers becoming the defenders, and vice versa.  Whichever team team captures the most points in the shortest amount of time wins the match.  On certain maps, cracking safes in Stronghold Mode gives players access to the all-new devastatingly destructive Explosive Rifle.  Stronghold Mode also has its own related challenges that award players with bonus XP and custom multiplayer titles.


Opposing teams vie for control.

Look for more details throughout the week on the vast assortment of new content that's featured in the Liars and Cheats Pack for Red Dead Redemption.

 

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  • freshfish101on October 2 2010, 11:18amReplyFlag
    @R*
    tell me why in stronghold (blackwater), my team loses even though both teams failed to cap the last point, coincidentally the time total was exactly the same, and my team had 10 less lives lost. why did my team lose in that instance?

    also, answer me this: when you guys play stronghold on fort mercer, do you find the double cannons atop the ridge at all overpowering or annoying when defending? to have to go out of your way (with only five shots mind you) and try to take out a couple gunners is a little much.
    not only that, when attacking, the cannons sometimes work against the team! nwbs who sit on the cannon the whole game with the RT held down, not checking the map for locations of teammates rack up team kills, which kill them too. leading to a faster loss.
    sry thats my lil rant =)
    • TexasWarlockon September 30 2010, 9:17amReplyFlag
      I've been playing stronghold in multiplayer and I feel that the defending side is a little helpless. Maybe the option to choose different weapons might help or having a dynamite charge with a fuse. Also the option to choose a respawn point so the is no spawn killing. Is there more maps on the way for stronghold?
      Thanks
      • Will-Munnyon September 29 2010, 11:42amReplyFlag
        What ever happened to the Marshals?
        • Flanagunnon September 29 2010, 6:43amReplyFlag
          "The new free roam scoring completely ruins the online experience in my opinion. As if there weren't enough random trolls killing you for no reason, now they get rewarded for it. sigh. I had a level 50 guy killing me whenever i tried to do ANYTHING last ---ht. He even fast travelled around the map pursuing me. "
          i totally agree with "thecabagge"; same thing has happened to me many many times
          • machinegunStrikeon September 27 2010, 3:09pmReplyFlag
            the exploading rifle sux, every time you die you loose it. and you cant get ammo for it? what the hell is that!
            • bofokton September 27 2010, 10:47amReplyFlag
              @Mesa147

              I honestly don't get what 'kicks' you get out of killing random players for no reason.
              "There's nothing more satisfying than pursuing a quarry that is genuinely in distress, especially if you can hear their groans of despair or the ire and hatred in their curses."
              Wow.. That's low.
              • Biohazard_1888on September 26 2010, 5:04pmReplyFlag
                Anyone else agree that the High Power Pistol, and Mauser should not be in a Western Game? Also WAY overly used.
                • Biohazard_1888on September 26 2010, 5:04pmReplyFlag
                  @Fearless23

                  Yeah golden tomahawk, just got mine.
                  • rob99elion September 24 2010, 5:06pmReplyFlag
                    looks good right
                    • Godfather187umon September 23 2010, 5:51amReplyFlag
                      when is dlc out in asian psn?
                      • ElMaFutraoon September 23 2010, 2:37amReplyFlag
                        I need to talk to R* I'm haveing some issuse with my game anyone knows there direct link or there email. Please help or if you see this R* how can I get in contact with you guys?
                        • SirSmok3Alot225on September 20 2010, 2:35pmReplyFlag
                          @ thecabbage - thats why you gotta roll with a full posse! if someone doesn't get the message all you have to do is boot them. Sure, i'd rather spawn kill them until they leave the session but as you mentioned it's a lot easier to harass people now.
                          • mesa147on September 20 2010, 6:41amReplyFlag
                            @thecabbage

                            I doubt you were being killed for the measly amount of XP you get for killing another player. It was just for sick kicks I can assure you. There's nothing more satisfying than pursuing a quarry that is genuinely in distress, especially if you can hear their groans of despair or the ire and hatred in their curses.

                            Thanks Rockstar, for giving me the opportunity to torment and be downright nasty to complete strangers for fun.
                            • thecabbageon September 19 2010, 8:41amReplyFlag
                              The new free roam scoring completely ruins the online experience in my opinion. As if there weren't enough random trolls killing you for no reason, now they get rewarded for it. sigh. I had a level 50 guy killing me whenever i tried to do ANYTHING last ---ht. He even fast travelled around the map pursuing me.


                              Thanks Rockstar, way to encourage the Tw@ts.
                              • onelawmanon September 18 2010, 7:03pmReplyFlag
                                @tjhillz bow and arrows would be awsome especialy for hunting boars. I also heard rumors of a crude flamethrower and I also know people who want some type of thompson prototype. Cars would be better than all those things though. Sorry about my spelling I was typing pretty fast.
                                • TJHillzon September 17 2010, 12:15amReplyFlag
                                  @Fearless23 the last title is not for all the golden guns. i got all the golden guns and did not recieve anextra title. i'm not sure what the challenge is for it but you are probably missing the horseback summoner title.(or something like that) Hope that helps.
                                  @R* how do we get the Explosive rifle golden? getting headshots on that thing will be a pain in the but. Will it be like the fire bottles and dynamite where you have to kill two with one bullet, then three with one bullet, then a bag carrier or someone cracking the safe? And also for the golden fire bottles and Dynamite, i got them golden without getting 50 kills with them. Do the 50 kills carry through prestige? Please make it 100 kills with the explosive rifle cause it looks like it would be easy to kill people(mini cannon) One last thing, it would be great if private mode wouldn't count for achievements or challenges cause that takes the fun out of getting the golden guns. I hate hearing people talking about how easy the golden fire bottles were to get cause it took me so long to get. One last thing, it would be so cool to get bow and arrows with the undead pack. even though it doesn't make sense to put it there, it is too late to put it in the liars and cheats pack and i have talked to so many people and the yall agree that it would be a great addition to the world of Red Dead. Sorry the message was so long but i really appreciate you guys taking the time to read it.
                                  • DP-Funkon September 16 2010, 1:20pmReplyFlag
                                    Sounds promising, I'm certainly looking forward to this DLC. I'll see everyone on Tuesday :)
                                    • SirSmok3Alot225on September 16 2010, 11:59amReplyFlag
                                      ^^ haha maybe there'll be explosive rifles in those safes on certain maps
                                      • SirSmok3Alot225on September 16 2010, 11:56amReplyFlag
                                        am i assuming too much to guess that there are 2 different kinds of Attack & Defend? I get Stronghold, similar to a domination or conquest mode of many shooters...but the Safe Cracking has me wondering how that would even be in a 'position capturing' game. hmm maybe i missed something and i sure hope im not spoiling anything
                                        • 214Ox1don September 15 2010, 7:05pmReplyFlag
                                          is this like domination.
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