If you were looking for an excuse to pop Red Dead Redemption back in, Rockstar has just given it to you. Today marks the release of the Myths & Mavericks downloadable content, which adds a number of new multiplayer maps and characters to choose from. Oh, and it’s free. Totally, absolutely, positively free.

The new characters are pulled from the game’s single-player story, and include Landon Ricketts, Deputies Eli and Jonah, Mexican Army Captain Vincente de Santa, outlaw Javier Escuella, rancher Drew MacFarlane, Native American informant Nastas, and John Marston's weathered old ranch hand Uncle.

The bulk of the content comes in the form of new multiplayer areas, as well as some additional game modes for pre-existing levels. Fan-favorites Armadillo, Chuparosa, Rio Bravo, and Tumbleweed have all been given some additional love, and ten completely new locations have been added as well. The list is below, as is a gallery of images showing off the new areas and characters.

Rockstar has also announced that the September 23 Red Dead Redemption multiplayer event will be focused on the Myths & Mavericks DLC, so be sure you’ve picked it up if you’re interested in getting involved in some good, old fashioned shootouts.

Maps/Modes (bolded locations are brand new to multiplayer)
Cochinay – Gold Rush, Shootout, Gang Shootout, Stronghold
Nekoti Rock – Gold Rush, Shootout, Gang Shootout
El Presidio – Gold Rush, Shootout, Gang Shootout
Plainview – Gold Rush, Shootout, Gang Shootout
Gaptooth Mine – Shootout, Gang Shootout
Pike’s Basin – Shootout, Gang Shootout
Perdido – Hold Your Own, Grab the Bag
Benedict Point – Hold Your Own, Grab the Bag
Beecher’s Hope - Stronghold
Torquemada - Stronghold
Armadillo - Stronghold
Chuparosa - Stronghold
Rio Bravo - Shootout, Gang Shootout
Tumbleweed - Stronghold

Sep 19, 2011




  • spawny0908 - September 19, 2011 1:34 p.m.

    This has been available since the 13th...
  • spawny0908 - September 19, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    Did you guys know they also announced a GOTY edition of Red Dead to be released October 11th?
  • Redeater - September 19, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    Yeah unless I am mistaken I thought I had already downloaded this early last week. Regardless, great job Rockstar. I'm not big into their multiplayer but hey free stuff is always appreciated. Now if they would just get to work on a prequel for Red Dead. Also, is GR now run entirely by Cooper?? It seems that damn near every article is either him or Paul Ryan.
  • spencertucksen - September 19, 2011 4:33 p.m.

    Was Red Dead Redemption not a sequel? Red Dead Revolver preceded it.
  • Redeater - September 19, 2011 5:39 p.m.

    It was a sequel the same way Halloween 3 was a sequel to Halloween 2. In other words the games had nothing to do with each other. I would love a game exploring Johns fallout with his old gang and how he ended up "buying the farm". Ah that was terrible. :)
  • i3atRice - September 19, 2011 5:41 p.m.

    it was more of a spiritual successor. Nothing really connected the 2 games
  • opeth784 - September 19, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    free stuff. swag.

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