Walkthrough and Mission List - Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide - IGN (2024)


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IGN's Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) walkthrough features guides for every main story mission, complete with Gold Medal Checklist Requirements, helpful screenshots, and tips for each of them, alongside the full RDR2 mission list. The Red Dead Redemption 2 chapters break up the main story missions, and this guide is broken up similarly.

Note that main missions unlock all sorts of things like Fishing, Fences, and Camp Upgrades. We've noted those below.

Before getting started, don't miss:


  • Things to Do First in RDR2 - Everything you need when you're getting started.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheats - To learn how cheats work.
  • Tips and Secrets - To brush up on things RDR2 doesn't tell you, like how to fast travel.
  • The RDR2 Interactive Map
  • How Many Chapters Are in Red Dead Redemption 2? <meta /> <meta />

There are nearly 80 main story missions in Red Dead Redemption 2. Looking for a particular chapter or story mission? Click the links below to jump to a list of all RDR2 missions in each particular chapter.

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Epilogue Part 1 Epilogue Part 2 Stranger Missions

Chapter 1 Missions

After a failed robbery, the gang has fled from Blackwater into the Grizzly Mountains, but a late spring storm has left them half frozen and starving. They are holed up in an abandoned mining town, licking their wounds and awaiting a break in the weather.

  • Outlaws from the West
  • Enter, Pursued by a Memory
  • Old Friends
  • The Aftermath of Genesis
  • Who the Hell is Leviticus Cornwall
  • Eastward Bound - Unlocks the open world

RDR2 Chapter 2 Missions

After a break in the weather, the gang has headed down from the mountains, and is now hiding at Horseshoe Overlook.

  • Polite Society, Valentine Style
  • Americans at Rest
  • Paying a Social Call
  • A Quiet Time
  • Good, Honest, Snake Oil
  • Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego - Unlocks Horse Brush and the Legendary Animals Map. If you hunt the bear, you'll want to trade the Legendary Bear Pelt to a Trapper.
  • Blessed are the Meek
  • Who is Not without Sin
  • Money Lending and Other Sins - Unlocks Ledger and Camp Upgrades
  • The Spines of America - Unlocks Fence to sell Gold Bars.
  • The First Shall be Last
  • Pouring Forth Oil
  • A Fisher of Men - Unlocks Fishing and Fishing Pole
  • We Loved Once and True
  • The Sheep and the Goats
  • An American Pastoral Scene
  • A Strange Kindness - Gold bar


Chapter 3 Missions

The gang got run out of Valentine after an altercation with the railway magnate, Leviticus Cornwall, who has grown tired of having his trains robbed by gangs of outlaws. Afraid that the routes westward were were being watched by Pinkterton agents, the gang moved south and east and are now hiding at Clemens Cove, near the town of Rhodes.

  • The New South
  • Further Questions of Female Suffrage
  • American Distillation
  • An Honest Mistake
  • The Course of True Love
  • Preaching Forgiveness as He went
  • Sodom? Back to Gomorrah
  • Advertising, the New American Art
  • Horse Flesh for Dinner - Unlocks horse fence
  • Magicians for Sport
  • The Fine Joys of Tobacco - Makes fire bottles purchasable at Fences
  • Friends in Very Low Places
  • Blessed are the Peacemakers
  • A Short Walk in a Pretty Town
  • Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern
  • The Battle of Shady Belle - Unlocks Chapter 4, and better horses at Scarlett Meadows Stable and Saint Denis Stable

RDR2 Chapter 4 Missions

Things ended poorly in Rhodes. The Pinkertons showed up again, and little Jack Marston was kidnapped. The crew becomes involved in Saint Denis.

  • The Joys of Civilization
  • Angelo Bronte, a Man of Honor
  • No, No and Thrice, No
  • The Gilded Cage
  • A Fine Night of Debauchery
  • Horsem*n, Apocalypses
  • American Fathers
  • Urban Pleasures
  • Country Pursuits
  • Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten
  • Banking, the Old American Art

Chapter 5

The bank robbery in Saint Denis was a disaster. The gang has been almost destroyed, several members were killed and arrested. Everything seemed lost.

  • Welcome to the New World
  • Savagery Unleashed
  • A Kind and Benevolent Despot
  • Hell Hath No Fury
  • Paradise Mercifully Departed
  • Dear Uncle Tacitus
  • Fleeting Joy
  • A Fork in the Road
  • That’s Murfree Country
  • Icarus and Friends


RDR2 Chapter 6 Missions

The gang, or what is left of it, were reunited at Lakay, but was quickly assaulted by a squad of Pinkertons.

  • Visiting Hours
  • Just a Social Call
  • A Rage Unleashed
  • The Delights of Van Horn
  • Archeology for Beginners
  • The Bridge to Nowhere
  • Honor, Amongst Thieves
  • The Fine Art of Conversation
  • Goodbye, Dear Friend
  • Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow
  • Favored Sons
  • The King’s Son
  • My Last Boy
  • Our Best Selves
  • Red Dead Redemption (Mission)

Epilogue Part 1 Missions

The epilogue occurs a few years after the end of Red Dead Redemption 2. Blackwater is no longer off limits, and better horses can be purchased at Blackwater Stable.

  • The Wheel
  • Simple Pleasures
  • Farming, for Beginners
  • Fatherhood, for Beginners
  • Old Habits
  • Jim Milton Riders, Again?
  • Fatherhood, for Idiots
  • Motherhood - You'll have access to all of Arthur's weapons and items after this mission.
  • Gainful Employment
  • Home of the Gentry?

Epilogue Part 2 Missions

  • Bar Knuckle Friendships
  • Home Improvement for Beginners
  • An Honest Day’s Labors
  • The Tool Box
  • A New Jerusalem
  • A Quick Favor for an Old Friend
  • Uncles Bad Day
  • A Really Big Bastard
  • Trying Again
  • A New Future Imagined
  • American Venom

Strangers and Side Missions

This section will catalog all of the side quests and Strangers Missions in RDR2.


  • A Fisher of Fish - Unlocks Legendary Fish Map
  • The Noblest of Men, and a Woman - Find legendary gunslingers.
  • American Dreams - The "Look Upon My Works" murder scene points to a serial killer. Gather three maps at murder sites to start this mission. Check out the map on the mission page.
  • Smoking and Other Hobbies - Get paid for your cigarette cards. Find all the Cigarette Card Locations and Card Sets here.
  • A Test of Faith - Find all the Dinosaur Bones.
  • All That Glitters - Track down the Jack Hall Gang's treasure.
  • Academia for Amateurs - Help this wildlife photographer out of his weird jams.
  • The Iniquities of History - Recover some items for an old man.
  • No Good Deed - Get the Doctor's Wagon back.
  • A Bright Bouncing Boy - Experience new inventions.
  • Help a Brother Out - Missions of the clergy.
  • The Artist's Way - Discover what it means to be an artist.
  • The Mercies of Knowledge - Technology can kill.
  • Oh Brother - Decide the courage of two brothers.

How Many Chapters Are in Red Dead Redemption 2?

There are 6 Chapters and 2 Epilogues in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Looking for even more Red Dead Redemption 2 Guides? Why not check out...

  • Legendary Animals and Fish Locations and Map
  • A Complete Guide to Solving All Treasure Maps
  • Horses Guide - Locations, Stats, Bonding, Taming, and Breeds

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