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"3 Count Beat Down" is a Stronghold mission in Saints Row: The Third.

Losing his mask is the ultimate shame a Luchador can feel. I can't steal it back. I need to earn it.
Angel De LaMuerte to Playa, before proceeding to reclaim it from 3 Count Casino.


3 Count Beat Down is the fourth and final Stronghold mission in Saints Row: The Third, which becomes available after completing both "A Remote Chance" and "Face Your Fear".

Angel De LaMuerte phones Playa and convinces them to let Angel take their place in their upcoming Murderbrawl match against Killbane. They meet at 3 Count Casino, where Angel explains that him losing his mask was "the greatest shame a Luchador can feel", and decides to make a stand and get his mask back.

After causing some chaos in the casino, the two interrogate the manager and learn that Killbane placed Angel's mask somewhere in the vault behind the teller cages. Angel reclaims his mask and together with Playa he clears the remaining Luchadores out of the casino, claiming it for the Saints.


3 Count Beat Down - Statues Destroyed objective.png
Go to the 3 Count

The entirety of this Stronghold takes place in the 3 Count Casino. As well as being the last, it is also the shortest and simplest Stronghold of the game.

Destroy slots

Start by destroying the many slot machines dotted around the interior; players must also to deal with a fair amount of Luchadores at the same time. Be ready to revive Angel should he fall.

Interrogate the manager

After destroying a certain amount of the slot machines, the manager comes out. Take him as a Human Shield to interrogate him.

Find the vault

Head on through to the vault in the back to get Angel's mask.

Statues destroyed X/6

On the way out, destroy the six statues of Killbane located around the casino, they are marked on the HUD.

Kill the remaining Luchadores

Kill all the remaining Luchadores.

Kill the brutes

Includes one weaponless Brute and another two wielding Incinerators. Once all the enemies are dead, the Stronghold ends.



Played until completing Murderbrawl XXXI 3 Count Beat Down newscast


  • As with all Strongholds, the opening dialogue differs completely depending on which Player Customization voice is selected.
  • Jane Valderamma appears in the background of the opening cutscene.[imagerefs 1]
  • The beginning of this Stronghold, destroying the casino, is similar to the Saints Row 2 Stronghold "New Hennequet Rec Center", where the objective is to destroy an underground casino.
  • When interrogating the manager, Playa may freeze, rendering the mission unbeatable. A possible fix is to restart the mission or perform a soft reset by quitting the game.
  • During co-op, both versions of Playa speak during the cutscene where Angel gets his mask.
  • The statues can be destroyed with any weapons as well as one's fists; however, explosives (grenades, RPGs, general purpose mollusks, etc.) are very effective against them, generally completely destroying them in one hit.
  • From this mission on, Angel wears his mask.



Playa - Male 1: "Angel, what advice can you give me for my fight with Killbane?"
Angel: "Don't fight him."
Playa - Male 1: "You know I have to."
Angel: "Let me do it..."
Playa - Male 1: "Angel..."
Angel: "I've been living with this shame for years. Give me the chance to make it right."
Playa - Male 1: "You think you can beat him?"
Angel: "All I need is the opportunity."
Playa - Male 1: "Alright, how can I help?"
Angel: "Before I can fight, I need to reclaim my honor."
Playa - Male 1: "How do you do that?"
Angel: "Meet me at the 3 Count Casino and I'll show you."
— Pre-mission phone call (Male 1)

Angel: "I don't want you to fight Killbane"
Playa - Male 2: "The fuck you say?"
Angel: "This is between me and him."
Playa - Male 2: "I think he kinda involved me when he framed the saints for attacking Stilwater"
Angel: "I'm a Saint now...let me handle this for you."
Playa - Male 2: "You have a lot of ring rust, man."
Angel: "I've been praying for redemption...I won't let this chance slip me by."
Playa - Male 2: "Ok man, you got it."
Angel: "Thank you."
Playa - Male 2: "Anything I can do to help you get ready?"
Angel: "There's only one thing I need. Meet me at the 3 Count Casino."
Playa - Male 2: "See you there..."
— Pre-mission phone call (Male 2)

Angel: "Listen, you can't fight Kilbane."
Playa - Male 3: "What the fuck are you talking about."
Angel: "This is about honor. My honor."
Playa - Male 3: "Fuck your honor, Killbane needs to be taken down."
Angel: "And you think you're the one to do it? You don't know a wrist lock from a pad lock."
Playa - Male 3: "I think that's a little harsh."
Angel: "Trust me. I can do this."
Playa - Male 3: "It's that important to you?"
Angel: "Nothing is more important."
Playa - Male 3: "Then I guess we have to make it happen."
Angel: "Go to the 3 Count Casino then. Together we can right a wrong."
— Pre-mission phone call (Male 3)

Angel: "Now that the competition is no longer in the fight, I'm free to take on Killbane."
Playa - Female 1: "You? Don't get it twisted buddy, I'm taking on Killbane."
Angel: "You wouldn't understand living with the shame I have."
Playa - Female 1: "Then be happy when you see him fall down at Murderbrawl."
Angel: "Unless I redeem myself against him, it'll never go away."
Playa - Female 1: "So you want to step into the ring yourself? Are you even ready for a fight like that?"
Angel: "I've been practicing for years. I know I'm ready."
Playa - Female 1: "Well... good luck, I guess..."
Angel: "I still need your help to prepare."
Playa - Female 1: "What do you mean?"
Angel: "Meet me at the 3 Count Casino and I'll show you."
— Pre-mission phone call (Female 1)

Angel: "You can't fight Killbane."
Playa - Female 2: "WHAT?"
Angel: "He took everything from me, I need redemption"
Playa - Female 2: "Do you think you can win?"
Angel: "There's just one thing I need."
Playa - Female 2: "What's that."
Angel: "My mask."
Playa - Female 2: "I think there's a Let's Pretend on the way to the arena..."
Angel: "Not good enough. I want what Killbane took from me...and I know where he's keeping it."
Playa - Female 2: "Where?"
Angel: "The 3 Count Casino."
Playa - Female 2: "Oh this is going to be interesting..."
— Pre-mission phone call (Female 2)

Playa - Female 3: "Hey Angel, I was wondering if you could help me train for my big fight"
Angel: "No."
Playa - Female 3: "What?"
Angel: "I need to be the one to finish Killbane."
Playa - Female 3: "I don't think..."
Angel: "There's nothing I have trained harder for than reclaiming my title from him. I need to do this."
Playa - Female 3: "And he won't see that coming?"
Angel: "He knows I won't fight him right now."
Playa - Female 3: "How will Murderbrawl be different?"
Angel: "Come to the 3 Count Casino and I'll show you."
— Pre-mission phone call (Female 3)

Playa - Zombie: "Grunts"
Angel: "I'm sorry, but no."
Playa - Zombie: "Babbles"
Angel: "I don't expect you to understand."
Playa - Zombie: "Sneers"
Angel: "This isn't about that. I need to fight Killbane myself."
Playa - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Angel: "Exactly."
Playa - Zombie: "Roars"
Angel: "There is something you can do..."
Playa - Zombie: "Sneers"
Angel: "Come ot the 3 Count. I'll explain more there."
— Pre-mission phone call (Zombie)

Cutscene #1[]

Playa: "Why are we here?"
Angel: "Losing his mask is the ultimate shame a Luchador can feel. I can't steal it back. I need to earn it."
Playa: "Alright, how do we do that?"
Angel: "We hurt a lot of people."
— "Cutscene"


Playa - Female 1: "So what are we doing, guys?"
Playa - Female 2: "You have a plan, yes?"
Playa - Female 3: "What are we doing here?"
Playa - Male 1: "So what's the plan, here?"
Playa - Male 2: "So what are we doin' here?"
Playa - Male 3: "So what's the plan, here?"
Playa - Zombie: "Babbles"
Angel: "We tear this place apart until someone who knows where my mask is shows up."
Playa - Female 1: "And who would that be?"
Playa - Female 2: "Like who?"
Playa - Female 3: "Someone important?"
Playa - Male 1: "What happened to earning it?"
Playa - Male 2: "You lookin' for someone in particular?"
Playa - Male 3: "Like who?"
Playa - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Angel: "This is close enough."
Playa - Female 1: "Guess I'll take your word for it."
Playa - Female 2: "Good enough. Let's do this."
Playa - Female 3: "Then let's get started..."
Playa - Male 1: "Whatever you say boss."
Playa - Male 2: "Then we should start fuckin' this place up."
Playa - Male 3: "Whatever you say, mate."
Playa - Zombie: "Snarls"
— "Mission Start"
Angel: "There! That's the Casino Manager!"
Playa - Female 1: "Excuse me manager, but if I could talk to you for a second..."
Playa - Female 2: "Shall we introduce ourselves?"
Playa - Female 3: "Grab him before he runs off!"
Playa - Male 1: "Let's have a little chat, then..."
Playa - Male 2: "That guy? I'm sure he'll beg to tell you everything."
Playa - Male 3: "Let's have us a little chat, then..."
Playa - Zombie: "Grumbles"
— "See Manager"
Casino manager: "What are you doing to my casino?!"
Angel: "Where is Killbane keeping my mask?"
Casino manager: "Okay, okay! It's gotta be in the vault, behind the teller cages!"
— "Threaten Manager"
Playa - Female 1: "Why didn't you get your mask back sooner?"
Playa - Female 2: "If you knew Killbane had your mask, why didn't you go look for it?"
Playa - Female 3: "He had your mask all this time? You could have taken it already."
Playa - Male 1: "If you knew he kept your mask, why didn't you look for it earlier?"
Playa - Male 2: "Why did you wait this long to go after your mask?"
Playa - Male 3: "If you knew he kept your mask, why didn't you look for it earlier?"
Playa - Zombie: "Mumbles"
Angel: "He broke my spirit, I didn't think I was worthy enough to get it back."
Playa - Female 1: "What made you feel worthy again?"
Playa - Female 2: "What changed?"
Playa - Female 3: "What's changed that made you come here now?"
Playa - Male 1: "What changed?"
Playa - Male 2: "What changed your mind?"
Playa - Male 3: "What changed?"
Playa - Zombie: "Groans"
Angel: "Meeting the Saints."
— "Fights to the Vault"

Cutscene #2[]

Angel: "Here it is."
Playa - Female 1: "This isn't a knock-off, right?"
Playa - Female 2: "Are you sure it is the real one?"
Playa - Female 3: "Sure it's the one?"
Playa - Male 1: "And it's the real thing?"
Playa - Male 2: "You sure this is the right one?"
Playa - Male 3: "This the real deal?"
Playa - Zombie: "Moans"
Angel: "I know every curve, every color, every mark on this mask."
Playa - Female 1: "Put it on and let's get out of here!"
Playa - Female 2: "Put on your mask, Angel, and we can go."
Playa - Female 3: "That's great. Now put it on and let's get out."
Playa - Male 1: "Then put that thing on and let's go."
Playa - Male 2: "Then put it on and lets get the fuck outta here."
Playa - Male 3: "Then put that thing on and let's go."
Playa - Zombie: "Babbles"
— "Vault Mask"
Angel De LaMuerte is reborn!
— Angel, after putting on his mask


Playa - Female 1: "Okay, we really need to leave now!"
Playa - Female 2: "Time for us to be leaving."
Playa - Female 3: "I think it's time to go."
Playa - Male 1: "Time we get our asses out of here."
Playa - Male 2: "Time we got our asses on the road."
Playa - Male 3: "Time we get our asses out of here."
Playa - Zombie: "Mumbles"
Angel: "Not yet... it's time to send Killbane a message. Starting with those statues."
Playa - Female 1: "Let's do it. They're ugly anyway!"
Playa - Female 2: "Sounds good to me."
Playa - Female 3: "Sounds good to me."
Playa - Male 1: "Fine, let's tear this place up."
Playa - Male 2: "Ya know when you said you couldn't steal it, I didn't think this was what you had in mind..."
Playa - Male 3: "Fine with me."
Playa - Zombie: "Grumbles"
— "Destroy Statues"
Playa - Female 1: "Bye-bye, hideousity!"
Playa - Female 2: "Bad art deserves this."
Playa - Male 1: "Who wants to look at these, anyway..."
Playa - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Playa - Female 1: "They look like they were bought on clearance."
Playa - Female 2: "Ugly, ugly, ugly."
Playa - Male 1: "How many does he need?"
Playa - Zombie: "Grunts"
Playa - Female 1: "Just giving this place a make-over..."
Playa - Female 2: "Killbane has no taste."
Playa - Male 1: "Place already looks better..."
Playa - Zombie: "Snarls"
Playa - Female 1: "This is better than talking to my shrink!"
Playa - Female 2: "Now this place doesn't look so bad."
Playa - Male 1: "I think he'll get the message."
Playa - Zombie: "Snarls"
Playa - Female 1: "We're upgrading the décor!"
Playa - Female 2: "Perhaps Killbane is watching the security feed."
Playa - Male 1: "Cheap craftsmanship."
Playa - Zombie: "Growls"
Playa - Female 1: "Everyone will thank me for this!"
Playa - Female 2: "I could do this all day."
Playa - Male 1: "This is therapeutic."
Playa - Zombie: "Garbled"
— "Statue Destroyed"


Playa - Female 1: "Those mini-guns are super deadly..."
Playa - Female 2: "Where are they getting all these mini-guns?"
Playa - Female 3: "God, enough with the mini-guns..."
Playa - Male 1: "They gotta stop giving these guys mini-guns..."
Playa - Male 2: "Another fuckin' mini-gun?"
Playa - Male 3: "They gotta stop giving these guys mini-guns..."
Playa - Zombie: "Grumbles"
Playa - Female 1: "Not another fucking brute! Gross!"
Playa - Female 2: "A second one?"
Playa - Female 3: "I'm sick of these bastards!"
Playa - Male 1: "Fuck, another one?"
Playa - Male 2: "How many of these assholes do I gotta put down?"
Playa - Male 3: "Fuck me, another one?"
Playa - Zombie: "Moans"
— "Brute Comment"
Playa - Female 1: "Time for the grand finale..."
Playa - Female 2: "Now the main event..."
Playa - Male 1: "Now the main event..."
Playa - Zombie: "Snarls"
— "Destroy Large"
Playa - Female 1: "Ready to destroy these machines?"
Playa - Female 2: "Time to destoy the machines."
Playa - Female 3: "Time to destroy these machines!"
Playa - Male 1: "Better get to destroying these machines."
Playa - Male 2: "These one armed bandits had it comin' to 'em."
Playa - Male 3: "Better get to destroying these machines."
Playa - Zombie: "Growls"
— "Do"
Playa - Female 1: "Everybody out! We're finished!"
Playa - Female 2: "Clear out the last of them, and we are done."
Playa - Female 3: "Clear everyone out, and then let's bounce."
Playa - Male 1: "Clear out the rest, then we're done here."
Playa - Male 2: "Let's kill the rest of these motherfuckers and call it a day."
Playa - Male 3: "Clear out the rest, then we're done here."
Playa - Zombie: "Growls"
— "Finish Clearing Guys"
Playa - Female 1: "Angel, watch your back, hon!"
Playa - Female 2: "Angel, you see the grenade launcher?"
Playa - Male 1: "Angel, watch out for the grenade launcher."
Playa - Zombie: "Mumbles"
Playa - Female 1: "It's grenade city over here!"
Playa - Female 2: "More grenades incoming!"
Playa - Male 1: "More grenades incoming!"
Playa - Zombie: "Growls"
— "Luchadore Specialist"
Manager: "What's going on out there?"
Manager: "What are you being payed for? Stop them!"
Manager: "Do you know who owns this casino?"
Manager: "Do I have to do everything myself?"
Manager: "3 Count Casino patrons, please remain calm while I handle the... disturbance."
— "Manager Over Speaker"
Angel: "I'm through hiding."
Angel: "My shame ends today."
Angel: "Where's my mask?"
Angel: "You won't keep me from it."
Angel: "You're in the way of redemption."
— "Pre Mask"
Angel: "Let me show you how it's done!"
Angel: "Nothing will hold me back!"
Angel: "Now you will feel pain!"
Angel: "This mask is no longer Killbane's!"
Angel: "You can't stop us!"
— "Post Mask"


Playa and Angel De LaMuerte meet at 3 Count Casino

Angel De LaMuerte informs Playa of his plan to get his mask back

Jane Valderamma walking in the background

Angel De LaMuerte

With his mask back in his possession, Angel De LaMuerte is reborn

The final image used at the end of the mission

3 Count Beat Down - Statues Destroyed objective


Dialogue references[]

Audio references[]

Image references[]

  1. Image: 3 Count Beat Down Angel De LaMuerte Jane Valderamma Playa