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Spinning Plates achievement in Red Dead Redemption

Spinning Plates

Have every territory saved at the same time during the Undead Nightmare.

Spinning Plates0
03 October 2020 - 1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the Spinning Plates achievement

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    There are 13 in U.S.A. and 10 in Mexico. They are the games main towns and settlements. It would probably be a good idea to unlock Mexico before going for this but I found that you have plenty of time as I wasted a lot of time looking for undead horses and was still able to get it. Make sure you don't save or fast travel as both waste lots of in-game time. Get one undead horse, War is best, and ride. Alternatively if you have already beaten the game then you could clear these with Death which is considerably easier.

    Here is a list of all the locations:


    West Elizabeth towns
    1. Blackwater
    2. Cochinay
    3. Manzanita Post
    4. Pacific Union R.R. Camp

    New Austin towns
    5. Thieves Landing
    6. MacFarlane's Ranch
    7. Twin Rocks
    8. Armadillo
    9. Fort Mercer- Always safe
    10. Plainview
    11. Ridgewood Farm
    12. Rathskeller Fork
    13. Gaptooth Breach


    1. Escalera
    2. Nosalida
    3. Tesoro Azul
    4. Chuparosa
    5. Las Hermanas
    6. Agave Viejo
    7. Casa Madrugada- Always safe
    8. El Presidio- Always safe
    9. El Matadero
    10. Torquemada

    Fort Mercer, Casa Madrugada and El Presidio are always safe but you still need to go to these places. If your map doesn't show the ? Status Unknown then simply ride near a town and they will be added to your map. The ones that are safe will show a crucifix and towns under attack will have an undead hand.

    If you are unsure what to do next or how to get to mexico just do all the available survivor missions. Start> Journal> Survivors. After about 48-72 hours in-game time the towns will come under attack and if you don't help they will eventually be overrun and survivors will start to die. This achievement will still unlock if any town is overrun and all survivors are dead.

    Edit: Some people have reported that even though they had 13 in N. America and 9 in Mexico saved the achievement didn't unlock until they finished up with the story. This is because Escalera also needs to be done for this achievement. It can be done before or after the story. Thanks to africansk8er for pointing this out.

    Another quick note courtesy of RazgriZ FX is that to do Las Hermanas you will need to talk to the Nun just outside of town to gain access. Just so no one wanders around the town trying to figure out how to save it.

    Edit: A few people have had some problems with Torquemada. To save Torquemada you must ride around the east side and up to the top to save the town. The little unknown symbol isn't exactly accurate.
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    @deutschZuid I too did Escalera first. I still have it in the guide that it can be done any time after you get to Mexico. Its definitely one to get out of the way as soon as you can.
    Posted on 16 Dec 10 at 16:44
    zr122Yeah, I also saved Escalera before finishing the story. It was my third saved city in Mexico. I got this Achievement even before getting Mother Superior Blues. It's a hell of a lot easier than you'd think. Great solution, btw.
    Posted by zr122 on 23 Dec 10 at 02:35
    Shemp HowardHey to the original poster let me tell you first this guide is great...However, can you make it even greater. See The Great Legend would love to see all 13 U.S. Towns and all 10 Mexico Towns. Could you like make a list like this:

    1. Armadillo
    2. Blackwater
    3. etc.
    4. etc.

    That would make it easier cause I would know exactly where to go...I know they should show on the map but you said yourself that some you have to trigger to get them to show/save/etc.

    Thanks man!
    Posted by Shemp Howard on 03 Jan 11 at 23:24
    Suggestion accepted and added. Don't believe me? Scroll up and see for yourself.
    Posted on 04 Jan 11 at 00:11
    ZeRoToXiKsWait so just to be clear I need to ride through the towns that I've already saved before?
    Posted by ZeRoToXiKs on 29 Jan 11 at 20:16
    Shemp HowardThanks for doing the suggestion heiwaboke. Great guide btw!
    Posted by Shemp Howard on 18 Mar 11 at 17:13
    AlonsoFiveI was stuck on how to save torquemada for ages. Thanks!
    Posted by AlonsoFive on 29 Apr 11 at 15:47
    How much game time do you have before the 1st town you saved is no longer safe anymore ... (how long is the window for clearing these 23 territories?)
    Posted on 18 Jun 11 at 04:09
    OnzaI had no trouble fast travelling to save a town. I basically played the game as presented (saving whatever town was closest) and when a previously saved town came under attack I fast traveled back to save it. And speaking of saves, it took me several days to compete this, so obviously saves are involved. These did not present a problem to me either.
    Posted by Onza on 31 Aug 12 at 20:31
    Nerf TurboI have saved Torquemada, but randomly the game tells me that Torquemada was lost. I read the achievement solution and it seems that I can still get the achievement if all survivors are dead in a town? I keep resetting my checkpoint, that's why I ask. Also, has anyone else had this or a similar problem with a town. Where a town gets "lost" with no warning?
    Posted by Nerf Turbo on 12 Mar 14 at 15:28
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