Epilogue 1 Missions And Gold Medals Guide


Jim Milton Rides, Again?

Jim Milton Rides, Again? is the sixth story mission in the Epilogue 1 and the 88th story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode. This mission is unlocked after completing the Old Habits mission. To start the mission, you must talk with David Geddes at the Pronghorn Ranch.

The Laramie Gang is hardly done with Pronghorn Ranch and they will come back in force during the night. After John wakes up, head outside to see the ranch on fire and Tom Dickens assaulted by two Laramie gang members. Head to the marked location on the map to reach Dickens pick up a gun and truly get back into some old habits.

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To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must complete it without taking any health item. There aren't too many enemies so it shouldn't be too difficult to clear this requirement. The ranch also provides plenty of cover, so you should be fine, as long as you play it safe and use Dead Eye when needed.

After reaching Mr. Geddes, you will have to fight two Laramie boys in a fistfight. As you must not use any health items to get the Gold Medal, be extremely careful during this fight. Always be on your guard, counterattack with only a few punches and then get back to guard. The fight may go on for a good while, but playing it safe is the best way to go to minimize damage in this situation.

Once you are done with the two Laramie boys, Geddes will tell John that cattle has been stolen and a ranch hand has been killed. He also makes it clear that he knows John isn't a mere rancher, and asks for his help. John accepts to help the man and he recovers all his weapons to ride out against the Laramie gang.

Ride to the marked location on the map and make sure to select the weapons you want to use from the Weapon Wheel: all those you have obtained with Arthur will be available. Once at the marked location, dismount and proceed further while trying to be as stealthy as possible, since there's little to none cover spots in this area. A firefight will eventually occur, however, so get ready to shoot again.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must get 10 kills while dual wielding sidearms and get 15 headshots. It's somewhat difficult to clear the latter requirement, as there are only around 20 enemies, so you must be extremely accurate. Since you now have all your items back, use Dead Eye as much as possible to get headshots and restore the bar with tonics. Just make sure that the tonics you are going to use also don't restore the health bar and core.

Once you are done with all enemies outside the ranch head to the barn to confront the leader. A cutscene will play where he will make his disdain known to John, but his mouth gets shut pretty quickly. After this cutscene is over the mission will be complete.

Fatherhood, for Idiots

Fatherhood, for Idiots is the seventh story mission in the Epilogue 1 and the 89th mission in the story mode. This mission is unlocked after completing the Old Habits mission. To begin the mission, talk with Abigail at the Pronghorn Ranch.

After the first cutscene, where Abigail is reprimanding John for what happened during the Old Habits mission, the former outlaw is asked by Tom to get to Strawberry to pick up some mail. Get on the wagon and follow the waypoint to the Strawberry post office.

At the post office, John makes the mistake of saying the Marston name, which is overheard by some other individuals. This causes John and Jack to get followed while heading back to the ranch. The wagon is much too slow to lose the pursuers so John decides to take care of things the old way. He makes his son stop the wagon near a fallen tree to confront his pursuers.

Trying to defuse the situation leads to nothing so get your weapons ready. To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must kill all three enemies while in Dead Eye, which is very easy to do with a full Dead Eye bar. Use a tonic if it's not full.

Once all the enemies have been killed it's time to get back to Pronghorn ranch. Skip the cutscene that plays right after all enemies have been killed, since you must return to Pronghorn Ranch within 1 minute 30 seconds. Drive the wagon as fast as you can and you should be able to clear this requirement with ease if you have skipped the cutscene.

After arriving at the ranch, the mission will be complete.

Motherhood

Motherhood is the eight story mission in the Epilogue 1 and the 90th mission in the Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode. The mission begins automatically after completing the Fatherhood, for Idiots and Jim Milton Rides, Again? missions.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission you must complete it within 1 minute and 30 seconds. For this reason you must skip all cutscenes, as the time limit is extremely strict.

At the beginning of the mission, Abe will tell John that he has received a telegram. Hurry to John's house as quickly as possible to read the message, which has been sent by Sadie Adler. The woman is waiting in the saloon in Valentine and she has a good paying job on her hands. With Abigail and Jack having already left, John has no choice but to continue working at the ranch.

At this point you will get three different waypoints on the map. Head to the closest one to make a cutscene showing John working hard at the ranch play. Skip it to save some time.

As soon as you can control John again head back to the house to talk with David Geddes. The man is so impressed with John's hard work that he agrees to put in a good word so that John can get a loan and the parcel of land that Abigail wants. After this cutscene the mission is complete.

Home of the Gentry?

Home of the Gentry? is the ninth story mission in the Epilogue 1 and the 91st story mission in all of Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode. This mission is unlocked after completing the Motherhood mission. To begin the mission, you must talk with Ansel Atherton in Blackwater.

At the beginning of the mission John will talk with Ansel about getting a loan. Ansel is the cousin of David Geddes and, as such, believes in his word, granting John a loan to purchase Beecher's Hope. Unfortunately, the land is occupied by some squatters who must be cleared off before John can claim it.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission you must complete it within 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Beecher's Hope is not too far from Blackwater so ride very hard to the marked location on the map.

Once at the marked location you will confront the squatters. The fastest way to make them leave is by offering $10. Once this is done they will leave and you can ride back to Blackwater to sign the papers and make Beecher's Hope yours.

Outside the bank you will meet Uncle, who managed to survive the Van der Linde gang's destruction. Skip the cutscene to complete the mission within the time requirement.

Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment is the tenth and final mission in the Epilogue 1 and the 92nd story mission in the whole story mode. This mission is unlocked right after completing the Motherhood mission. To start the mission, you must talk with Sadie Adler in the Valentine saloon.

In the time since the demise of the Van der Linde Gang, Sadie Adler has turned into a bounty hunter and she has a very lucrative job on her hands. She needs some help, however, and John will join her on this hunt.

The wanted man they are looking for is called Nathan Kirk and he is hiding in Strawberry. After the cutscene is over ride to Strawberry to search for him.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must locate Kirk within 30 seconds after arriving in Strawberry. For this reason, ignore Sadie's advice and head straight into the Welcome Center and into room 3. Nathan Kirk is indeed in the room and he will try to escape as soon as he sees John.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission, after mounting your horse, catch and hogtie Kirk within 1 minute 15 seconds. Make sure to ride as hard as you can, equip your lasso, activate Dead Eye and capture the wanted man. If you want to make things even easier, kill Nathan's horse.

Once the bounty has been hogtied, put him on Sadie's horse. She will thank John and give him half the reward. At this point the mission will be complete.


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