Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Achievements

Fightin' Around the World

Knock someone out in melee in every saloon in the game in Single Player.

There are seven saloons throughout the various towns. Once you enter a saloon equip your fists by holding the and selecting fist with the . Once inside, pick a fight with whomever and knock them out. Do this in all seven saloons and the achievement will unlock.

You will find a saloon in the following locations:

  • Armadillo
  • Thieves' Landing
  • Rathskeller Fork
  • Escalera
  • Chuparosa
  • Casa Madrugada
  • Blackwater

Map of saloon locations

Note: Make sure you're inside the saloon fully. If you knock someone out just outside or in the doorway you won't be credited for the knock out. The best way to make sure this achievement unlocks is to locate the bar and stay close to it.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Robin183
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 06:34:09 AM

There are 7 towns with saloons across the world that are part of this achievement.
Casa Madrugada
Rathskeller Fork
Thieves Landing

Comment #2 by Liek50Ninjas
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 @ 08:39:54 PM

How do you straight knock people out? Everyone I knock down always gets back up even if I lay combos on their asses for a full five minutes.

Comment #3 by f4sc1st 0ct0pus
Thursday, June 03, 2010 @ 03:34:49 PM

@2 It counts in your stats as a knockout when they drop.

Comment #4 by The Impersonator
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 04:22:21 PM

This achievement is pretty easy if you actually go to every saloon, the knockout part is easy, this should take 10-20 mins. if you use your campfire for fast travel

Comment #5 by Liek50Ninjas
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 11:59:15 PM

I've went to every saloon like three times and punched some guys around and still don't have it. :|

Comment #6 by KungFooZombie
Thursday, June 17, 2010 @ 10:57:38 AM

Make sure you really go to the saloon. In Blackwater the savepoint is in a hotel where there's also a bar, but this isn't the saloon.
Same went for me in Escalera. I finally knocked someone out in the saloon, not in the (I think) brothel.

Comment #7 by Yoshidraak
Thursday, June 24, 2010 @ 01:50:07 PM

The savepoint in Blackwater is actually in the saloon. It has a sign on the outside and that's the only place in Blackwater I knocked someone out.

Comment #8 by Anthirian
Monday, July 12, 2010 @ 03:50:59 PM

The only real challenge here is knocking someone out in Blackwater, as there are almost never bandito's or other criminals there who fight back. You'll have to drive someone into a corner and then smash away at them to knock someone out in there. Other thann that it's just a matter of traveling.

Comment #9 by Pete Mesquite
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 07:20:06 PM

seems like you should prolly wait till the end of the game to try this one after youve discovered all the towns

Comment #10 by HipLip
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 11:53:56 PM

they just keep shooting me!!!

Comment #11 by mat68655
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 02:45:03 AM

in Casa Madrugada they dont respawn help?

Comment #12 by Isaacthegamer
Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ 06:18:24 PM

@11 If you are at the part of the game where there are no people in town, you can find an enemy, hogtie them, take them into the saloon, cut them free, and then knock them out.

Or, you can just wait until later in the storyline to do this achievement.

Comment #13 by HesaBipolarBear
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 09:21:29 AM

The knockout in Blackwater is easy-peasy. You just need the Bureau outfit and the bandana. Enter Blackwater's saloon and go behind the bar and give the bartender a few whacks. He'll take off running and usually for me the whole saloon clears out. If it doesn't, a few more hits to the stagglers should scare the rest out. Sometimes just assuming the LT fight stance is enough to send them running. Either way, by now a policeman should be meandering in to see what the bartender was complaining about. Since you'ew wearing the Bureau outfit and have the bandana on, he won't even acknowledge you, until you start whooping his a$$ but by then you will have gotten quite a few clean hits off of him.

Comment #14 by TBP SmokeZz
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 02:35:24 AM

its not working

Comment #15 by avesdude
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 05:08:13 AM

@10 and anyone else, make sure you only have your fists out. I was only shot when I accidentally pulled a gun (then put it away to go for a knockout). Put your fists up and people will rush to fight you, except in Blackwater.

Comment #16 by warrenpaul
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 08:12:55 PM

I keep getting stuck on the Casa Madrugada saloon, no one in sight at all, i tryed lassoing someone and taking them there but when i cut them free they always run off before i can knock them out, bit of a nitemate to be honest!

Comment #17 by warrenpaul
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 09:10:36 PM

Nevermind ive just done it, just gotta get the one in blackwater now lol

Comment #18 by Assassins Honor
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 02:12:23 PM

Everyone must make sure that the person stays in the bar while being knocked out, if the body falls out of the door or out of the bar area, it won't count.

Comment #19 by iamdestruktor
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 07:41:42 AM

They always get back up after falling. So if the person i punch falls once its good enough?

Comment #20 by SiennaCarpet
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 02:46:02 PM

I used a gun and just pistol whipped people and it didnt work. So you really gotta use fisticuffs and punch

Comment #21 by emilwergin
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 07:33:05 PM

I'm pretty sure that the guy I knocked out in Blackwater, about a second before the achievement popped, screamed out "Epic Win". I'm not kidding!

Comment #22 by kSlice
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 03:28:42 AM

Just go to the 7 spots, and find either someone who will fightback or someone in a area they wont be able to get out of and beat them up until they fall over, and make sure your in a bar and not another building. I was able to do this one after the other and it didn't take that long, as long as you know what your doing its an easy 5G.

Comment #23 by proyayaya
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 09:23:39 AM

It seems so easy tough but I dont like the idea how long i would be doing it

Comment #24 by COMICNERD11
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 06:32:58 PM

can't believe i actually got this on my first try, thought i'd mess up somewhere like blackwater

Comment #25 by Iceskater101
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 01:51:31 PM

I went to Armadillo and I tried to beat up this guy and 8 other guys showed up and tried to beat me up and its annoying any tips on knocking people up?

Comment #26 by TinnoUnited
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 07:29:10 AM

@25, just beat away at one person even if there are lots of them. It takes a while for them to kill you by punching you, and by that time you defiantly will have knocked one of them out

Comment #27 by indirect76
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 05:51:45 PM

How do you punch? I've looked around on the internet. People say go to the
weapons menu and select fist, but there are no fist! I've looked in every

Comment #28 by Soylent
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 12:50:53 AM

Save often. I got to Blackwater the first time and a cop hit me? and I got a wanted level and shot dead. I did the same thing again thinking I didn't need to save, the last time was a goof...going for the third time now...

Comment #29 by overoath
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 09:33:46 AM

OK, So I have completed the game on it's shell, but haven't got all my achievements yet. I'm wanting this achievement however there are no people in the saloons... AT ALL! Do I have to start the game over and go to the saloons as I play?

Comment #30 by Saint Jericho
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 08:20:34 PM

@27 Do not go to the weapons menu. Go to the weapon wheel by pressing LB. Fist will be the bottom left option.

@29 As stated by Isaacthegamer in spot #12, use the lasso to hogtie someone, carry them into the saloon, cut them free, then knock them out.

Comment #31 by Derm
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 09:55:34 AM

This took a while as I got mobbed in every second saloon

Comment #32 by Alfrednil
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 04:53:28 PM

This is weird. I took the trip all the war round.
Got to Ratskeller Fork as the last one. Also went back to Blackwater to knockout the bartender,
didn't pop up.
Have 9 knockouts but no achievement. That really sucks.
Do I have to knock them out totally? If that really is possible?

Comment #33 by At0m1c D3M0Nz
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 11:32:37 AM

I managed to knock out someone in each saloon, but they just don't seem to fall over! And do you have to knockout someone in each place without being killed in between?

Comment #34 by FreiZeitGeipel
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 05:13:21 PM

Is that a reference to Russel Crowe in that one South Park episode where he had his own show called 'Fightin' Around the World'? Tugger!

Comment #35 by beardedlegend
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 05:33:02 AM

i hope its named after that lmao

Comment #36 by ButtahNBred
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 10:16:37 PM

Definitely tried to knife people the first time. hahaha. oops.

Comment #37 by Fritiofdaman
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 12:01:57 PM

South park reference FTW :D

Comment #38 by one funnyguy
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 09:05:15 PM

@1 thanks for the list

Comment #39 by j0byal1veee
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 01:59:39 PM

this was pretty easy

Comment #40 by Jimmy Tacktix
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 05:44:56 PM

this Achievement is retarded, Ive travelled the world three times now and still dont have it, is it because im knocking out the bartenders behind the bar instead of the patrons?

Comment #41 by codomojump
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 06:07:13 PM

"There are 7 towns with saloons across the world that are part of this achievement.
Casa Madrugada
Rathskeller Fork
Thieves Landing"
-Thanks Robin183 for the locations

I had to go back to a few places to get the cheevo to pop but it seemed like the easiest way to get this was to hit the guys playing poker or dice since they will fight back and won't run. Blackwater was the hardest. I tried cornering the bartender but he would run away. I found out that if you stay there though, the bartender will come back and try to fight you about 10 seconds later. It took a couple tries but I finally got him cornered and laid him out.
POP! 5G!
It's also good to mention that it seems that you have to knock out the person INSIDE the saloon/canti

Comment #42 by metall2ica
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 01:58:22 PM

this was easy took about 15 mins and popped straight away

Comment #43 by RagMan85
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 09:54:23 AM

can this be done with jack marston ??? as i've finished story

Comment #44 by HerBravado
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 07:48:49 AM

I unlocked this achievement w| Jack. @43 :)

Comment #45 by Chakat Tailswswisher
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 11:44:18 AM

I can't seem to figure out how to fight with fists. All I can do is push someone back. Can someone tell me how to fist fight, please?

Comment #46 by TheEleventhDoctor
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 01:16:12 PM

@45 Simply keep spamming the RT button even if they're blocking, eventually they will fall if you are only attacking/ being attacked by one person. To block press the LT key if need be.

Comment #47 by Rickmassacre
Sunday, June 24, 2012 @ 04:43:15 PM

this took the mick to get :P

Comment #48 by rAge quitter
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 01:51:48 PM

Remember to save after each place and remember the barman doesnt count.

Comment #49 by TheRealBlomkin
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 12:01:19 AM

Where are all the saloons?

Comment #50 by Maryo80
Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 02:38:46 AM

Can i use a knive?

Comment #51 by Genius Mike
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 12:53:58 AM

I kept getting dog piled in Casa Madrugada. Finally just whipped out a stick of dynamite. It cleared out everyone except one guy in the back and I just rushed in and KOed him before he got away. Oddly enough though when I tried killing the bulk of them with the explosive rifle, I hit the ground right next to 3 of them and none of them died. Then they whipped out their guns and killed me.

Comment #52 by xrpdy7i
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 10:16:19 AM


Comment #53 by xTwiistsx
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 06:53:25 AM

Quite hard when they keep running away

Comment #54 by krphilabaum
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 01:16:57 PM

Thieves Landing was my problem must have been in the brothel before.

Comment #55 by GSmakk
Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 11:25:35 PM

I found that if no one will fight, such as the case in Casa Madrugada (no one was in there), I just went outside and punched someone who would fight and then I ran into the saloon. If they are a fighter, they will chase/follow you in there. No, even though i did this, I need to figure out why I didn't get the achievement. I may have to re-try each saloon again.

Comment #56 by johnnytwobyfour
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 01:18:21 PM

ok so i knocked the guy over 3 times still no knockout then i got 5 on 1 attack and knocked one of them over still no knockout on stats any help???

Comment #57 by IKV91
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 08:42:24 AM

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Comment #58 by Spydie74
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 09:25:38 PM

For anyone still going to saloon in a random order stop. This cheevo popped for me by going to every saloon in ORDER as listed by #1. I went to whatever saloon was near me and it was not popping. So I tried going down the list in order on my third attempt. It worked right away. Hope this helps.

Comment #59 by Damacles
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 05:59:35 PM

Not sure anyone mentioned specifically:-
*It takes nine unblocked punches to the victim in order for them to be knocked out.

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US May 18, 2010
Europe May 21, 2010

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