Epilogue 2 Missions And Gold Medals Guide


Uncle’s Bad Day

Uncle’s Bad Day is the seventh story mission in Epilogue 2 and the 98th story mission in the Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode. This mission is unlocked after completing the A Quick Favor for an Old Friend mission. To start the mission, talk with Uncle at the Beecher's Hope ranch in West Elizabeth.

After talking with Uncle you will be informed that the barn is finally up and a cutscene will play showing a joyful celebration. Sadly, it seems like someone was lying in wait for the former outlaws to drop their guard, as Uncle ends up getting kidnapped by the Skinners, and John and Charles will have to rescue him.

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To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must complete it without taking any health items. As there are no restrictions on Dead Eye items, you can use them as much as you like to restore the bar and core, and employ the ability as often as required to dispose of enemies quickly (and avoid getting damaged too much).

After Charles informs John that Uncle has been kidnapped, get to Tall Trees, where the Skinners are hiding. Leave your horse where indicated then start following Charles into the forest.

Shortly after entering the forest, you will see two Skinners who haven't noticed your presence. Headshot one and Charles will take care of the other. To get the Gold Medal you must get 5 headshots using the bow, so make sure to use it as much as possible, also considering that a stealthy approach is the best way to go in this mission. You must also complete the mission with at least 80% accuracy to get the Gold Medal.

Continue following Charles into the forest to meet other Skinners. There will be two that eventually part ways and then another riding a wagon carrying a body. It's best to ignore the first group, as killing only one of them may put the whole camp on alert. Kill the Skinner riding the wagon the first chance you get.

After proceeding into the forest for a while you will reach a cliff overlooking the camp. Take your binoculars out to check out the camp and spot Uncle on a rack over the campfire. At this point a Skinner will ambush Charles, so take him down with a headshot.

Now that stealth is no longer an option it's time to go all out. Continue using the bow if you have yet to get the five headshots needed for the Gold Medal. If you're done with it, however, equip whichever weapon you prefer and kill all your enemies. Make sure to find a good spot for cover, as enemies will be coming from all sides and it's easy to get surrounded.

After all Skinners in the camp have been killed get to Uncle to release him. To get the Gold Medal you must return to Beecher's Hope within 3 minutes 10 seconds after freeing Uncle. The old man will be carried by Charles so it will be up to you to clear any remaining enemies.

Once Charles gets to the horses, do the same yourself and ride with him to Beecher's Hope. The mission will be complete as soon as you get back to the ranch.

Trying Again

Trying Again is the eight story mission in Epilogue and the 99th story mission in the whole story mode. The mission is unlocked after completing the Uncle's Bad Day mission. To begin it you must talk with Jack at the Beecher's Hope ranch in West Elizabeth.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must complete it within 5 minutes and 20 seconds. For this reason, skip all cutscenes to save some time. The first one is focused on John telling Jack that they must go fishing, so you won't be missing any critical character development.

After getting control of John again, you must go to the marked location on the map as quickly as possible. You cannot sprint, though, so the only option will be a quick walk. Once at the location, skip the next cutscene, then get to fishing. You must catch a fish to get the Gold Medal, so make sure you do.

Eventually, Jack will tell his father that he is worried about Rufus, as he is nowhere to be seen. Put your rod away and start looking for the dog. Head to the southeast of your current position, then get to the new waypoint. Here, you will see that Rufus has been bitten by a snake and Jack is panicking.

Skip the cutscene, suck the venom out of the dog's leg and skip the following cutscene too. Once this is done the mission will be complete.

A Really Big Bastard

A Really Big Bastard is the ninth story mission in Epilogue 2 and the 100th story mission in the Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode. This mission is unlocked after completing the Uncle's Bad Day mission earlier in the story chapter. To begin the mission you must talk with Abigail at the Beecher's Hope ranch in West Elizabeth.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must complete it within 7 minutes 15 seconds. While the time limit doesn't sound too strict, it's better to skip all cutscenes to save as much time as possible.

During the first cutscene John and Abigail will talk about their previous fight and it seems like things are about to get heated again, as Sadie Adler appears to offer John yet another job. This time, however, Abigail gives John permission to go.

As soon as you get control of John again, mount your horse and follow Sadie to Tall Trees. Dismount, use Eagle Eye to highlight the trail of the bounty target and then get back on your horse to follow it. Go as fast as you can along the trail and activate Eagle Eye every now and then so as to not lose the trail.

Following the trail will eventually lead you to a cabin with a mangled corpse. Check it out to get a cutscene to play. Skip it and get ready to face the bear.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must shoot the bear 4 times as it charges. This requirement is quite simple to clear as you will automatically go into Dead Eye at the end of the cutscene. Shooting the bear, however, will not be enough to stop it, you will also have to break free by pressing the button indicated on the screen. Once you are free, shoot the bear again to make it escape.

After the bear has run away you must get the wanted man to Blackwater to receive the bounty. Your troubles, however, are far from being over, as rival bounty hunters will try to steal the wanted man. They will appear close to Blackwater: activate Dead Eye and kill the two of them with headshots to clear the final Gold Medal requirement for this mission.

Once the bounty hunters have been killed, continue following Sadie to Blackwater to claim your bounty and complete the mission.

A New Future Imagined

A New Future Imagined is the 10th story mission in Epilogue 2 and the 101st mission in the Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode. This mission is unlocked after completing the A Really Big Bastard and Trying Again missions. To start the mission, you must talk with Abigail Roberts at the Beecher's Hope ranch in West Elizabeth.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must complete it within 7 minutes 30 seconds. While the time limit is not exactly strict, there are quite a few cutscenes that will waste precious time, so make sure to skip all of them.

During the first cutscene John agrees to accompany Abigail to Blackwater to do some shopping and spend time together. Drive the wagon as quickly as you can to Blackwater. Park outside the photo studio, skip the cutscene, get inside the studio, chose the first backdrop, skip another cutscene, use the first pose and then get the photo taken.

Outside the photo studio another cutscene will play. Skip it, purchase a ticket and watch the movie. Once you are done, proceed to the southeast, and make sure to skip yet another cutscene that will start playing as you get closer to the waypoint.

Once at the shore you will be getting in the boat. Row to the marked location, propose to Abigail and skip the final cutscene to complete the mission.

American Venom

American Venom is the 11th story mission in Epilogue 2 and the final Red Dead Redemption 2 story mission. The mission is unlocked after completing the A New Future Imagined mission. To begin it, speak with Abigail at the Beecher's Hope ranch in West Elizabeth.

Ever since the events of Chapter 6, Sadie Adler has been looking for Micah and his goons, and she has finally managed to locate one of them, Cleet. Getting to him will allow John, Charles, and Sadie to get to Micah and finally avenge Arthur.

To get the Gold Medal for this mission, you must complete the mission without taking any health items and help Sadie catch Cleet within 35 seconds. Cleet can be found in Strawberry: just run after him near the bridge to let Sadie capture Cleet. Beat him for a while, then threaten him with a gun and tie the noose around his neck to make him reveal Micah's location.

Once you have received the information you need you can either spare Cleet or hang him. Sparing him results in a boost in your Honor rating, but not in Cleet having his life saved, as Sadie will kill him regardless.

Micah is hiding on Mount Hagen so get to the marked location on the map. Once arriving there, Charles will be shot by a sniper.

To get the Gold Medal you must headshot the sniper who shoots Charles and complete the mission with at least 85% accuracy. To headshot the sniper, move ahead of your position, equip the sniper rifle and activate Dead Eye before shooting.

Once the sniper is dead, Charles will urge John and Sadie on. The two will then proceed through the mountain where you will have to deal with a lot of enemies. Proceed with caution to avoid getting damaged too much: there is no time limit, so there is no real reason to rush.

After a while, Sadie will be wounded but will also be saved by Charles. The two will stay behind while John proceeds alone.

After getting to the highest point in the mountain you will have to start heading down toward the camp. Here, you will be considerably more exposed than before, so equip any weapon with good range to reduce the number of enemies you have to fight at short range. Continue proceeding while avoiding damage until you get face to face with Micah himself.

During the fight, try to lure Micah out of hiding by shooting at the lanterns above him. After a short while, Dutch himself will appear and a standoff ensues. Continue talking with Dutch to make him see reason, which he eventually does: the former Van Der Linde gang leader will shoot the traitorous Micah and it will be up to you to finish him off.

Once Micah is dead, Dutch will disappear without saying anything to his former companions. But it won't be the last we will see of him, as those who have played Red Dead Redemption know. After the final cutscene, the mission will be complete and so will Red Dead Redemption 2's story mode. Phew!


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