In Red Dead Redemption 2 you must recover the stash from 4 homesteads for the Breaking and Entering trophy or achievement. This guide shows the locations of all homesteads and their stashes in RDR2.
There are 7 homesteads but you only need 4. So you can pick and choose which ones you want to do. The last one at Willard’s Rest only becomes available in Chapter 6. The others you can loot as early as Chapter 2 and it is recommended to do them early on. In the late game some inhabitants of the homesteads may no longer be there which means you can’t interrogate them for clues. Or you may have killed them already which would only complicate things.
Make sure that you loot EVERYTHING and not just the stash. The trophy tracking for this appears to be a bit off. The first time I did this it didn’t unlock the trophy because I only went for the stash and didn’t loot the rest.
The secret stash is on the upper floor of the barn. You go to rob this place with Javier when accepting his Home Robbery task in Chapter 2 or Chapter 3. Javier is found in your gang’s camp. You can still go to the homestead without him later but it’s unclear if it then counts for the trophy. I was able to still get the stash after the story. Inside the barn you can climb up a ladder to the above floor to find the stash box next to some haystacks. The treasure box contains 2 x $50 and a jewelry bag. Be sure to loot everything else in the houses too.
Aberdeen Pig Farm
When you arrive at the farm, there’s a guy sitting on the porch who greets you. Greet him back, talk to him and follow him inside his house. Then rob the place. Also be sure to go back outside and enter the door at the southern side of the house. This lets you in the room with the stash. This door is closed until you have followed the guy inside his house. It’s a little lockbox with 2 x $20 inside, be sure to loot that alongside everything else in the house. On Xbox, players have reported it only added to their achievement progress after drinking with the couple and then having found an alternative stash behind a picture inside the house, so to be sure try that as well (on PS4 it updated my in-game home robberies tracker by just looting the lockbox in the back of the house).
Inside Lonnie’s Shack there are 4 guys. Kill 3 of them but keep 1 alive! It’s best to make a manual save beforehand. Aim your gun at the last surviving guy and threaten him. Then he tells you the location of the stash. This will be different depending on who is the last guy alive, e.g. it can be under the pillow of one of the beds or in the sack of grain in the kitchen, but if you don’t interrogate the last guy you can’t pick up the stash.
Van Horn Mansion
There’s a villa south of Van Horn Trading Outpost. You can sometimes find two residents inside (this is totally random). They are there like once a week at a random time. Some players found them at night time, I found them at day (can make a camp and rest to advance time). At night you can find two people sleeping on the lower floor, at day they might just be sitting or walking around. Steal the money from their table (downstairs) and loot everything else in the house. It took me 1 hour of advancing time until I finally got them to spawn at day. I checked for 20 nights in a row and they were never there. I then rebooted the game, did some other activities, and when I came back they were there on the first try. It’s just super random, rebooting the game may help to make them load in.
Enter the Jacksons house. There’s either a dad and his son inside or just the son. You can get the shotgun from the living room and threaten the son so he tells the stash location. It can be inside in the chimney of the living room or outside of the house, on the side to the right of the entrance. There’s a little hole on the side of the house with a crate inside. Interact with the crate and loot it. But be sure to loot everything inside as well, especially the Premium Cigarette Packs in the chest of the son’s room and the shotgun from living room. This stash only seems to count once you’ve interrogated the son.
In Watson’s Cabin you find an old lady. Enter her house and use the ladder in the back to climb down into the cellar. Steal her shotgun and leave – the shotgun itself counts as the stash and is enough to count for the trophy. If you want to rob more money (optional and not trophy-relevant), go make a camp from the item wheel and rest twice in a row to skip to the next day. Then return to the cabin and you’ll encounter the 4 sons of the old lady. Kill them all and a lockbox will now be available on the kitchen table that was previously not there. The lockbox contains 1 x $73,00, some easy money.
Willard’s Rest (Rocky Seven)
This is only available after having completed the first story mission in Chapter 6. Go there and talk to the resident and teach her how to hunt. Return 2 days later (can make a camp from the item wheel to advance time, wait 5-10 minutes to sleep again). When you return do a shooting contest with her and then you can follow her inside the house, eat dinner and then loot her lockbox next to the bed. Be sure to loot everything else too.
Side note: you may encounter random people who tell you of a home robbery at “Rocky Seven”, but it’s called “Willard’s Rest” on the map so this is the one.
After clearing 4 of these 7 homestead stashes you will earn the trophy or achievement “Breaking and Entering”.
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