Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Achievements

Most Wanted

Become a Public Enemy for 10 minutes and escape alive in a public Free Roam session.  

This has to be completed in a public match.

In theory this isn't too difficult, but it depends on the odds of being killed by another player. You can do this just about anywhere you can hide from the law, such as hiding on top of a building, or in an area where the AI can't reach you. There is a large red brick building across from the train station in Blackwater. You can hide on top of this building for 10 minutes and pick off various civilians and law enforcement. Raise your bounty to $1,000 and you will become a public enemy. You can now just sit and wait for 10 minutes (real time). Once the 10 minutes are over you need to get on your horse and escape the law enforcers. If they don't spot you when getting down from the building you will get away with little effort.

If you are having difficulty with this on your own have a friend or posse back you up. Once you have your horse keep running until you outrun the law enforcement.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by sandesh
Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 03:19:23 PM

To those who are as stupid as me: You'll have got to lose your wanted level after you have been a public enemy for 10 minutes. I was being a public enemy for over 20 minutes and i was getting pissed because the achievement didn't unlock.

Comment #2 by Emperor Rosko
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 @ 03:07:27 AM

Lol yeah thats what i did, so i made a run for it and some ass face player in public free roam chased me down and blew me away, i had like a tiny bit of wanted left to lose, if that guy had been sitting next to me at the time i would have actually beat him up over it!!! Hahaha

Comment #3 by yogibobobeer
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 12:38:42 AM

imo, the easiest way to get this achievment (requires a bit of glitching) is to go to the big military building at the highest part of escalera and go inside. Once inside, there should be a vase with a plant in it to the left in the room with the big portrait of some dude. Crouch and walk along the wall with the boarded door into the vase and get behind the vase, but DO NOT go towards the will glitch through the wall with the only exit being suicide. If you go behind the vase correctly, you should fall through the ground. Just shoot the officers until you get public enemy ($1000 bounty), then do whatever for 10 minutes and just sit in the corner away from the cops until your wanted goes down. Then simply walk through the invisible wall to get out!

Comment #4 by jl45
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 08:24:16 AM

did it from the roof near the transport in el materdero, short people until i got bounty > 1k then waited up there for 10 mins crounched next to a wall.

Dont know if its necersary to keep up wanted level or not but i let off a shot every 30 secs to stop wanted level from dropping

Comment #5 by Agent Fritz
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 04:34:22 PM

Just to clarify, once you have public enemy you can loose your wanted level
and just hide for 10 min and it should unlock. Just worked for me.

Comment #6 by mat68655
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 01:37:03 PM

THHXXXXXXXXXXX it helped a lot

Comment #7 by Arcom76
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 09:02:31 AM

@yogibobobeer: I think this glitch has been patched now, as it used to work
but now it doesn't anymore...

Comment #8 by Isaacthegamer
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 07:27:42 PM

As Agent Fritz mentioned, you can lose your wanted level, as long as you don't die. I did it this way; I got to public enemy in the Armadillo saloon, and then rode west. After about 5 minutes, some US Marshals showed up and I had to run. Soon after, I had the achievement! Woot!

Comment #9 by Wardiy
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 01:48:21 PM

Just to let you know the glitch as not been patched i did this achievement today
exactly like yogibobobeer described.

Comment #10 by tmashinter
Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 09:50:47 AM

@agentfritz is right. I ended up doing this yesterday while working towards the 500 kils from a mounted weapon. Just went to El Presidio, hoped on the cannon by the cliff at the north entrance, shoot the door to the fort, for some reason that gives you a wanted level. Then shot the cops as they come in, once I had over $1,000 I got off the gun and made my way to the tower, went up to the second floor and hung out by the ladder. That way if any real players felt like coming to kill me they would have to climb the ladder first and I could kill them easily. Achievement popped in no time.

Comment #11 by 0o0o Phil o0o0
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 01:32:11 PM

Just wondering can you do this on Xbox Live free roam public FRIENDLY session?

Comment #12 by abspur
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 09:32:53 AM

@11. As far as I know, you can do it in a Friendly Free Roam.

Comment #13 by predator ross
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 05:07:17 PM

Yeah you can do it on friendly free roam ive done it today

Comment #14 by The Omarninja
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 10:02:51 AM

I had a lot of trouble in this one, I've tried many places but in the end I found the best way to get it with minumum frustration.

what you need is the two rifles, repeater (evans if possible - Can be looted of the banditos in Nosalida) and a rifle, starting one would work fine. A cacano rifle too, found in Nosalida as well, in a room marked with a pistol on the mini map.

Once these are gathered, gather as much ammo as posibble (using the ammo stashes scattered around the word or gang hideouts) and go to Chaprosa, climb the massive building, using the boxes west of the building. (this building offers bounties outside it in the single player mode) get on the roof and kill some civilians, once the mexican lawmen arrive, just pick them off, two bullets max to keep keep enough ammo. If a

Comment #15 by The Omarninja
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 10:04:49 AM

damn the limit =

If a player arrives pick them off using the cacano rifle. do this until enough time has passed. once you are ready to escape just hide behind the wall on the roof and the wanted level will go down slowly, this avoids running with your horse and getting onwed at the last minute.

hope this helps someone :)

Comment #16 by Mattyb70
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 12:23:03 AM

the easiest way to get the achievement is going to el presidio shoot on one of the cannons till you get 1,ooo bounty then you run into the building and climb the ladder to the top the mexican army will just keep shooting at you cause they can't get to u then after 10 mins press select and go to outfitter once it loads the achievement should apear trust me i got this yesterday

hope this helped :)

Comment #17 by AndyFLY
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 11:40:05 AM

Can confirm on the 22nd Feb 2011 the above method worked.

Comment #18 by KDizz2009
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 02:03:11 AM

The easiest way I found of getting this achievement is too go to Escalera and get up on the balcony and get a wanted level, The cops only come through the one gate to the right of the balcony but be careful of the cops who are in the back courtyard at the beginning, my friend and I did this and after both our ten minutes we cleared out most of the cops by the gate and bolted out, it was quite easy to get away. (This method works best with 2-3 people)

Comment #19 by gheddox
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 12:53:41 PM

It definitely works really well. It's way easier than the "Friend in high places"j
achievement if you do it like Mattyb70 said. Thanks for the hint.

Comment #20 by insan9e
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 10:51:17 PM

probably would have got this alot earlier if i knew you had to loose the wanted level lmao but this is extra frustrating and it seems they kill you alot quicker the higher your bounty gets JUST SAYIN but yeah be careful when your peakin around those corners

Comment #21 by Helixwolf
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 11:35:09 PM

Thanks Mattyb70 for the El Presidio tip! Worked perfectly!

Comment #22 by MastyC8
Saturday, April 23, 2011 @ 05:50:12 AM

i went to chuparosa in a friendly free roam game and just shot heaps of mexican lawmen. i camped on the rooftop of the bar until 10 mins was up then ran down the railway tracks towards Las Hermanas.

Comment #23 by Castaly
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 08:31:36 PM

Confirmed that #16's method still works.

Comment #24 by NAYTRON 3OOO
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 07:29:43 PM

#16's method doesn't work anymore iv just tried it 3 times and still havent got it... thanks for nothing

Comment #25 by Loweydude666
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 02:10:22 PM

I got this in a friendly free roam session without even being aware. I was in blackwater just randomly shooting passers by, when i got bored and made a run for it (on a cleveland bay) towards beechers hope. I then went to the upper layer of the barn and went downstairs for a drink. when i had come back up, i was in the mood for some poker, so i won a four game streak there and checked my achievements. i saw i had this one and was pretty proud of myself.

Comment #26 by VeXeD L Ant
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 06:33:53 AM

All the above helped, thanks :)

Comment #27 by GerryJesterhead
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 05:04:54 PM

I'm trying to get this achievement for 6 days. I go to the armadillo saloon, go upstairs, taking cover and keep shooting to don't lose my wanted level. I wait 10-15 minutes like this. Then jump on my bull, escape from lawmen. When I lose my wanted level, I get nothing. I watched youtube videos. I think this a bug happening only to me. I think I'll never get this achievent :'(

Comment #28 by darthchimp182
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 06:07:32 PM

this was well easy, just sat in a free roam lobby doing hideouts until there was only a few people left, went over to blackwater, ontop of the red building opposite the trainstation,

from there, i shot everyone i could see, this took a little while as once the law show up, people tend to disappear, so just hid until the wanted level stopped, and started shooting again, all the way until $1,000

after hitting most wanted, i just stood in the middle of the roof, no one else could shoot me here, and fired a shot every so often to keep the wanted meter full for about 10 mins, then just hid against a wall until the wanted meter went away, and ping, cheevo unlocked, effort none!

Comment #29 by Dangerous Brian
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 10:21:04 AM

This CAN be done in friendly free roam, but other players can still kill you. They need to blow you up with a dynamite to do it though. Try the fortress in mexico for the dest defendable position.

Comment #30 by bstewart2
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 06:00:58 PM

This achievement is pretty hard if you have someone in the free roam trying to track you down for the entire 10 minutes. Best thing to do is get too $1000 then don't stop riding your horse.

Comment #31 by DryAdam1st
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 03:10:12 PM

just done it, I went to armadilo saloon and moved around shooting from different positions, shooting from the balcony and killing anyone who walks into the saloon, just make sure you dont stand in the balcony for long because the officers can have a good shot at you from there, killed untill i got $1,000 bounty, cleared a way and made a run for my horse, after wanted goes achievement unlocked

Comment #32 by Beast Rider42
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 10:17:01 AM

easiest is is in mexico just go in the tower just shoot everybody thats comes plus i had a friend wit me too help

Comment #33 by AtomicThumbs
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 12:51:13 AM

Go to El Presidio. If there's no one around go to the cannon at the back entrance and shoot it at the wall. This will give you a wanted level. Now go to the cannon overlooking the front entrance. You should be able to blast lawmen riding up on their horses without having to worry too much about anyone coming up behind you. For some reason the lawmen behind you can't see you when you're shooting the cannon (you might have to pick a few off every once in a while).

Once you get your wanted level to $1000 get off the cannon and hide in a corner so your wanted level will go away. You don't need to run away. Then just don't die until the 10 minutes are up.

Comment #34 by v MacGruber
Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 05:20:53 PM

^Will try this just now.

Comment #35 by Xfalling DeathX
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 01:28:51 AM

Looking for all mp achivments gt xfalling deathx

Comment #36 by Grinfucd
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 08:53:21 AM

can anyone help me with this one, i goe bouty of $1000 then lost my wanted level and just ran to a hiding spot i found and stayed there for over 10 minutes. the achievement didnt come up so i thought id try to get myself killed that way i can lose the public enemy. so i shot a person and got wanted again this time $1040 and then dot gunned down but still no achievement. can anyone please help

Comment #37 by TheClairoyant
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 11:31:59 PM

Need some help getting this one. Anyone else? Message me: The Clairoyant

Comment #38 by oldben
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 05:46:23 PM

It seems like maybe friendly mode doesn't work anymore, I've tried it twice now in different locations for over 10 minutes with no results. Once i tried loading the outfitter and the other time I escaped on horseback, still nothing.

Comment #39 by oldben
Friday, October 05, 2012 @ 09:20:45 PM

Just got it. Rampage in Blackwater then hiding on the roof in friendly mode worked well.

Comment #40 by spuddyconn0r
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 06:32:36 AM

this achievement was so frustrating to get something does wrong every time.

Comment #41 by IKV91
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 10:38:09 AM

I'm willing to help anybody with any achievement/challenges for the price of 20 headshots per achievement/5 per challenge. My gt: IKV91.

Comment #42 by JayRoc421
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 01:37:43 PM

I got this and cant even remember the incident!

Comment #43 by GotToBeKittenMe
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 03:31:29 AM

The only problem I had with obtaining this achievement is that when other players in your game see that you're the public enemy they'll want to kill you so bad.

Comment #44 by CBJr86
Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 04:51:46 PM

Hardcore mode doesn't work?

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Game Info
Rockstar Games


US May 18, 2010
Europe May 21, 2010

HDD Space Required : 6.73 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $29.99USD
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