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Red Dead Redemption 2: How to Get Gold Medals on All Story Missions

by William Schwartz

To get gold you'll need to complete these challenges.

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Each story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 will offer additional challenges outside of just completing the mission.  Some require that you get a certain accuracy percentage, some require that you complete the mission within a certain amount of time, some have other requirements that you must maintain to get a gold rating for the mission.  Below you’ll find a list of story missions broken down by chapter and mission and what the requirements are in gettting a gold medal for each mission.

Simply complete all of the secondary objectives on any story mission and you’ll be rewarded with a gold medal upon completion.

RDR2 Chapter 1 Story Missions and Objectives for Gold Medal

Outlaws from the West

  • Take no damage during the shootout
  • Loot 6 or more items from Adler Ranch
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy

Enter, Pursued by a Memory

  • Kill all wolves without taking damage
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy

Old Friends

  • Catch and hogtie Kieran within 45 seconds
  • Kill 3 O’Driscolls in the same Dead Eye
  • Complete within 15 minutes 30 seconds
  • Get 15 headshots
  • Complete the mission without using any health items

The Aftermath of Genesis

  • Kill each deer with one arrow
  • Do not spook deer
  • Get a clean kill on the second deer

Who the hell is Leviticus Cornwall

  • Save Lenny when he is hanging from the train
  • After stopping the train, take out the guards within 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Take no damage during the shootout
  • Get 10 Headshots
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Eastward Bound

  • Pick up Javier when entering horseshoe overlook
  • complete mission within 6 minutes

RDR2 Chapter 2 Story Missions and Gold Medal Objectives

Polite Society, Valentine Style

  • Return the lost wagon horse to its owner
  • Find Karen within 45 seconds

Americans at Rest

  • Save Javier within 15 seconds
  • Defeat Tommy within 1 minute 30 seconds

Paying a social call

  • Silently kill 4 O’Driscolls
  • Get 12 headshots
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego

  • Tack the bear within 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Shoot the bear at least 6 times
  • Complete within 12 minutes

A quiet time

  • Try to make amends with an old rival
  • Catch lenny in the act
  • Don’t get arrested

The First Shall be Last

  • Silently kill the Bounty Hunters by the river with Javier
  • Shoot the rope to free Sean
  • Get 10 Headshots
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Blessed are the Meek?

  • While escaping, kill all mounted Lawman within 55 seconds
  • Get 15 headshots
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Who is Not without Sin

  • Win 2 hands of poker
  • Return reverend to camp within 2 minutes 5 seconds

Money Lending and Other Sins – III

  • Complete within 2 minutes 10 seconds

The Spines of America

  • Loot Everything from Carmody Dell
  • Don’t get spotted
  • Deliver the wagon to Emerald Ranch within 1 minute 10 seconds

Pouring Forth Oil – II

  • Deliver the wagon to the drop off within 1 minute 45 seconds

Pouring Forth Oil – IV 

  • Kill all the train guards before Sean fires a shot
  • Clear the baggage car of loot
  • Escape the Law within 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Get 10 Dead Eye Kills
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

An American Pastoral Scene

  • Headshot each of the mounted guards protecting the wagon
  • Get 10 kills in Dead Eye
  • Complete within 6 minutes
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

A Fisher of Men

  • After arriving at the river, catch a fish within 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Complete within 7 minutes 20 seconds

The Sheep and the Goats

  • Herd all the sheep in to the pen in Valentine
  • Get 25 headshots
  • Complete with 70% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

A strange kindness

  • Return the captive to this family within 1 minute 40 seconds
  • Get 5 headshots
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Good, Honest, Snake Oil

  • Stop Benedict Allbright falling
  • Hogtie Albright within 1 minute 15 seconds
  • Return Allbright to the sheriff within 1 minute 30 seconds

We loved them once and true – III

  • Peacefully convince the Chelonians to let you take Jamie
  • Return Jamie to Mary within 2 minutes

RDR2 Chapter 3 Story Missions and Gold Medal Objectives

The New South

  • Knock out Anders without taking a hit
  • Catch and return Anders to jail within 5 minutes 30 seconds
  • Catch a fish with Dutch and Hosea

The Course of True Love – II

  • Reach Penelope without getting spotted
  • Complete within 3 minutes

American Distillation

  • Win the race back to camp
  • Complete the mission without taking damage
  • Get 10 headshots
  • Complete with 70% accuracy

Further Questions of Female Suffrage

  • Fend off the Lemoyne Raider in less than 1 minute
  • Get 5 headshots
  • Complete with at least 85% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

The Course of True Love – III

  • Complete within 4 minutes 15 seconds

An Honest Mistake

  • Save Uncle when he is overpowered
  • Get 20 headshots
  • Complete with 80% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Preaching Forgiveness as he went

  • Kill 10 Lemoyne Raider with a long scoped rifle
  • Complete within 11 minutes and 30 seconds
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Advertising, the New American Art – II

  •  Headshot 5 Lemoyne Raiders in the saloon
  • Complete with at least 90% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Sodom? Back to Gomorrah

  • Loot all the safes
  • Headshot 5 mounted Lawmen during the horseback escape
  • Get to Downes Rach within 1 minute 55 seconds
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Horse Flesh for Dinner

  • Kill the stable hand showing you the horse
  • Catch the stallion within 10 seconds
  • Get 5 headshots

Magicians for sport

  • Inspect all the clues in Trelawny’s Caravan
  • While tracking, stay within 30 feet of Trelawny’s trail
  • Kill 2 bounty hunters in the cornfields within 1 minute
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Friends in very low places

  • Complete the mission without being spotted
  • Complete within 8 minutes 10 seconds

The Fine Joys of Tobacco

  • Silently kill the Gray Sean distracts in the wagon store
  • Douse the fields within 2 minutes 20 seconds
  • Kill 5 Grays during the escape
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Blessed are the Peacemakers

  • Free yourself and perform self-surgery within 1 minute
  • Recover your weapons from the O’Driscoll’s camp
  • Kill the O’Driscoll gang members that beat and shot you
  • Escape the O’Driscoll camp without being spotted

A Short Walk in a Pretty Town

  • Kill 3 Lawmen in Dead Eye while saving Bill
  • Complete using only sidearms
  • Complete within 4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Get 20 Headshots
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern

  • Headshot Gareth and Gerald Braithwaite
  • Get 20 headshots
  • Complete with at least 85% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

The Battle of Shady Belle

  • Kill all Lemoyne Raiders in Shady Belle
  • Clear two bodies from Shady Belle within 1 minute 40 seconds
  • Complete within 11 minutes

RDR2 Chapter 4 Story Missions and Gold Medal Objectives

The Joys of Civilization

  • Catch the street urchin before he reaches the market
  • Complete within 4 minutes 30 seconds

Angelo Bronte, a Man of Honor

  • Encounter the dog and the drunk
  • Don’t get spotted by the law
  • Complete within 10 minutes 40 seconds
  • Get 4 headshots

The Gilded Cage

  • While at the party, pour some drinks, compliment a guest’s atire, accept a gift and save a life
  • Follow the servant without being detected

No, No and Thrice, No

  • Kill both of the Foreman boys yourself during the chase
  • Complete with at least 90% accuracy

A Fine Night of Debauchery

  • Win the game of poker without Strauss’s help
  • After your cover is blown, escape the boat in under 35 seconds
  • Get 5 headshots
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Horsemen, Apocalypses

  • Shoot the O’Driscoll’s in the boat before they disembark
  • Complete using only sidearms
  • Complete with 70% accuracy
  • Get 15 headshots
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Urban Pleasures

  • Rob all the customers in the trolley station
  • Kill 10 lawmen while on the trolley
  • Prevent any lawmen from jumping on the back of the trolley
  • Shoot the dynamite that Lenny throws
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Country Pursuits

  • Return Jules to the skiff within 1 minute 40 seconds
  • Shoot the Bullgator 5 times

Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten

  • Search every room in the Bronte mansion
  • Carry Bronte to the skiff within 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Get 20 headshots
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

American Fathers – II

  •  Infiltrate the factory by hiding in the wagon
  • Reach Danbury’s office without being detected
  • Kill all the horseback pursuers during the escape
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy

Banking, the Old American Art

  • Crack the Safe without making any mistakes
  • Complete using only sidearms
  • Get 25 headshots
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Help a Brother Out

  • Find the captives without threatening the store owner
  • Complete within 2 minutes 45 seconds

Brothers and Sisters, One and All

  • Find the kid within 19 seconds

Fatherhood and Other Dreams – II

  • Catch the wagon and take it to the secluded spot within 1 minute 45 seconds
  • Take Mary to the theater

RDR2 Chapter 5 Story Missions and Gold Medal Challenges

Welcome to the New World 

  • Do not fall behind while walking with the chain gang
  • Get 10 headshots

Savagery Unleashed

  • Release all the workers within 4 seconds
  • Complete within 5 minutes 40 seconds
  • Get 8 headshots

A Kind and Benevolent Despot

  • Get Javier to safety in under 2 minutes
  • Get 10 headshots

Hell Hath No Fury

  • Prevent 4 boats from reaching the shore
  • Destroy the naval ship without missing a shot
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy

Paradise Mercifully Departed

  • Kill the first 2 sentries without being spotted
  • Escort the captain to the boat within 1 minute 45 seconds
  • Complete within 6 minutes 45 seconds
  • Get 25 headshots

Dear Uncle Tacitus

  • Leave Shady Belle without being detected by the Pinkertons
  • Complete within 8 minutes

Fleeting Joy

  • Kill 2 Pinkertons during the Dead Eye ambush
  • Get 5 headshots with the Gatling Gun
  • Get at least 70% accuracy with the Gatling Gun
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

A Fork in the Road

  • Complete within 3 minutes 5 seconds

That’s Murfree Country

  • Deliver Meredith to her mother within 2 minutes
  • Get 15 headshots
  • Complete with at least 85% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Chapter 6 Story Missions and Gold Medal Challenges

Icarus and Friends

  • Keep the balloon at the correct altitude for the entire journey
  • Get 5 headshots from the balloon
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Visiting Hours

  • Get headshots on both Prison Guards when sniping from the tower
  • Escape the boat within 2 minutes 45 seconds
  • Complete within 9 minutes
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Just a Social Call

  • Headshot 3 mounted enemies
  • After killing Cornwall, reach the horses within 2 minutes 45 seconds
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

The Delights of Van Horn

  • Headshot 5 soldiers with a long scoped rifle
  • Complete with at least 85% accuracy

A Rage Unleashed

  • Knock out 2 soldiers on the boat
  • Round up the horses and reach shore within 1 minute 30 seconds

The Bridge to Nowhere

  • Plant the dynamite within 1 minute 35 seconds
  • Escape the oncoming train within 19 seconds

The Fine Art of Conversation

  • Kill a pursuers horse during the escape
  • Complete within 9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Complete with at least 75% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Goodbye, Dear Friend

  • Find Colm’s back up within 45 seconds
  • Get 8 headshots with a long scoped rifle
  • Complete within 6 minutes 30 seconds

Favored Sons

  • Kill the soldier on the cannon within 45 seconds
  • Get 35 headshots
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

The King’s Son

  • While infiltrating Fort Wallace, headshot every soldier blocking your way to Eagle Flies
  • Kill 15 enemies while escaping in the canoe
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy

My Last Boy

  • Save Paytak
  • Get 30 Headshots
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Our Best Selves

  • Get a headshot in Dead Eye after jumping from Dutch’s horse
  • Complete within 11 minutes
  • Fight through the train with at least 80% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Red Dead Redemption

  • Get 7 headshots while covering Sadie from the lighthouse
  • After Sadie is capture reach Abigail and Sadie within 1 minute
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Honor, Amongst Thieves

  • Recover the vaccine without being detected
  • Complete within 5 minutes

Do Not Seek Absolution – I

  • Complete within 1 minute 20 seconds

Do Not Seek Absolution – II

Find Edith Downes within 1 minute 10 seconds

The Course of True Love – V

  • Headshot 5 of the Braithwaites as they pursue the train
  • Complete within 7 minutes 30 seconds

Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow – II

  • Headshot the sniper in the barn
  • Secure the barn without taking damage
  • Complete within 5 minutes 30 seconds

Archeology for Beginners

  • Recover the relics without being detected
  • Recover the relics within 1 minute 30 seconds

RDR2 Epilogue Part 1 Story Missions and Gold Medal Challenges

The Wheel

  • Reach Pronghorn Ranch without dropping any supplies
  • Reclaim the wagon within 1 minute

Simple Pleasures

  • When milking, fill a bucket within 10 seconds
  • Complete within 5 minutes 15 seconds

Fatherhood, For Beginners

  • Tire out Jeremiah within 45 seconds
  • Feed Jeremiah a treat
  • Teach Jack to ride without his horse bucking him off
  • Win the race back to Pronghorn Ranch

Farming, for Beginners

  • Fix the first section of the fence in 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Avoid being hit by the bull

Old Habits

  • Defeat the Laramie without taking a hit
  • Defeat the Laramie within 25 seconds

Jim Milton Rides, Again?

  • Get 10 kills while dual wielding sidearms
  • Get 15 headshots
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Fatherhood, for Idiots

  • Kill all three enemies in Dead Eye
  • After the confrontation return to Pronghorn within 1 minute 30 seconds

Motherhood

  • Complete within 1 minute 30 seconds

Home of the Gentry?

  • Complete within 2 minutes 30 seconds

Gainful Employment

  • After arriving in Strawberry, locate the bounty within 30 seconds
  • After mounting your horse, catch and hogtie the bounty within 1 minute 15 seconds

Epilogue Part 2 Story Missions and Gold Medal Challenges

Bare Knuckle Friendships

  • After arriving in Saint Denis, find Charles within 1 minute 50 seconds
  • Kill all of Guido Martelli’s men within 10 seconds

Home Improvement for Beginners

  • Complete within 18 seconds

An Honest Day’s Labors

  • Kill all of Langton’s men during the horseback escape
  • After choosing your approach, escape with Shane Finley within 5 minutes
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

The Tool Box

  • Headshot all Skinner Brothers hiding up trees
  • Find Mr Wayne within 2 minutes 15 seconds
  • Complete using only sidearms
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

A New Jerusalem

  • Hammer the nails in with 80% accuracy
  • Complete within 3 minutes 35 seconds

A Quick Favor for an Old Friend

  • Force Cortez’s men to fee from Rhodes within 30 seconds
  • Get 5 headshots while covering Sadie with a long scope rifle
  • Get 4 hip fire kills
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Uncle’s Bad Day

  • Get 5 headshots using the bow
  • After freeing Uncle, return to Beecher’s Hope within 3 minutes 10 seconds
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

Trying Again

  • Catch a fish
  • Complete within 5 minutes 20 seconds

A Really Big Bastard

  • Shoot the beat 4 times as it charges
  • Headshot both the rival bounty hunters in Dead Eye
  • Complete within 7 minutes 15 seconds

A New Future Imagined

  • Complete within 7 minutes 30 seconds

American Venom

  • Help Sadie catch Cleet within 35 seconds
  • Headshot the sniper who shoots Charles
  • Complete with at least 85% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items

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