All Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

In Red Dead Redemption 2 there are a number of different challenges you can complete when out in the open world. In total there are 90 challenges to complete over the following categories: Bandit, Explorer, Gambler, Herbalist, Horseman, Master Hunter, Sharpshooter, Survivalist, and Weapons Expert. Below you will find a list of all challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2Note: each challenge category has 10 challenges.



In order to unlock a new challenge within the challenge category, you need to complete the challenge currently in that category that is currently unlocked. For example if you are working on the “Kill 5 rabbits from horseback” challenge, you would need to complete that challenge before starting the next “Jump over 3 obstacles in 15 seconds” challenge. To view your challenge progress press Start > Progress > Challenges. You will find all 90 challenges below.

Bandit Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

What are the bandit challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2?

The Bandit Challenges require you to channel your inner outlaw.

Bandit Challenges description: “Break the law in as many ways as you can. Rob trains, become a highwayman, and gain large bounties in every state.”

Unlocks: special equipment and Dead Eye Experience.

All 10 Bandit Challenges:

  1. Hold up 5 townsfolk.
  2. Rob any 2 coaches or return any 2 stolen coaches to the Fence.
  3. Rob the cash register in any 4 shops in one day.
  4. Rob any 3 coaches or return any 3 stolen coaches to the fence in a day.
  5. Amass $250 bounty in one state.
  6. Steal 5 horses and sell them to the Horse Fence at Clemens Cove.
  7. Rob $50 worth of cash and valuables from townsfolk and travellers.
  8. Steal 7 wagons and sell them to the Fence at Emerald Ranch.
  9. Hogtie someone and leave them on the railroad 3 times.
  10. Complete 5 train robberies without dying or being caught.

Explorer Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

what are the Explorer Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2?

The explorer challenges will task you with finding hidden treasure throughout the world.

Explorer Challenges description: Following clues on treasure maps, explore the wilderness looking for hidden treasure. Find each location for a valuable reward.”

Unlocks: special equipment and Stamina Experience.

All 10 Explorer Challenges:

  1. Find a Treasure Map.
  2. Find a Treasure.
  3. Find a Treasure.
  4. Find a Treasure.
  5. Find a Treasure.
  6. Find a Treasure.
  7. Find a Treasure.
  8. Find a Treasure.
  9. Find a Treasure.
  10. Find a Treasure.

Read More: Guide to finding the treasure in Red Dead Redemption 2.


Gambler Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

Gambler Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

In the Gambler Challenges you need to win at the various table games throughout RDR2.

Gambler Challenges description: “Compete in table games, including Poker, Blackjack, Dominoes, and Five Finger Fillet. Prove you are the best by winning every round.”



Unlocks: special equipment and Dead Eye Experience

All 10 Gambler Challenges:

  1. Win 5 hands of poker.
  2. In Blackjack, double down and win the hand 5 times.
  3. Win 3 games of Five Finger Fillet.
  4. Bust one poker location out in each location (Flatneck Station, Saint Denis, Valentine).
  5. Win 3 rounds of dominoes without drawing any tiles against 2 or fewer opponents.
  6. Beat the Blackjack dealer in two locations (Rhodes and Van Horn).
  7. Beat the five finger fillet player in every location (Strawberry, Valentine, Van Horn).
  8. Win three hands of Blackjack with three hits or more.
  9. Win three games of dominoes in a row.
  10. Win three hands of Poker in a row.

Herbalist Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

Herbalist Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

To unlock the Herbalist Challenges, you need to become one with nature.

Herbalist Challenges description: “Craft Tonics to unlock the medicinal properties of various herbs. Increase the potency of your weapons by applying poison to them. Develop your culinary skills.”

Unlocks: special equipment and Health Experience.

All 10 Herbalist Challenges:

  1. Pick 6 Yarrow.
  2. Pick and eat 4 spices of berry.
  3. Craft 7 items using sage as an ingredient.
  4. Pick 5 mushrooms and feed them to your horse.
  5. Craft 9 items using Indian Tobacco as an ingredient.
  6. Pick 15 different species of herb.
  7. Craft and use 5 special miracle tonics.
  8. Use oleander to craft 6 poison weapons.
  9. Pick one of each species of herb.
  10. Season and cook all 11 types of meat.

Horseman Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

Horseman Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

You will need to spend a bit of time on your horse to complete the Horseman Challenges.

Horseman Challenges description: “Break every horse breed, hunt animals from horseback and ride quickly between towns. Develop the bond between you and your horse.”

Unlocks: special equipment and Stamina Experience.

All 10 Horseman Challenges:

  1. Kill 5 rabbits from horseback.
  2. Jump over 3 obstacles in 15 seconds.
  3. Ride from Valentine to Rhodes in less than five minutes.
  4. While mounted, drag a victim for 3300 feet using your lasso.
  5. Trample 5 animals while on horseback.
  6. Ride from Strawberry to Saint Denis in less than 9 minutes without touching any water.
  7. Kill 7 enemies from horseback without dismounting.
  8. Kill 9 predators from horseback.
  9. Ride from Van Horn to Blackwater in less than 17 minutes without touching any water.
  10. Break every wild horse breed.

Master Hunter Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

Master Hunter Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

To complete the Master Hunter Challenges, you will need to prove your worth as a hunter.

Master Hunter Challenges description: “Using your bow and hunting knife, gather pristine animal pelts. Hunt game, track animals and take on a variety of predators.”

Unlocks: special equipment and Health Experience.

All 10 Master Hunter Challenges:

  1. Skin 3 deer.
  2. Collect 3 perfect quality rabbit pelts.
  3. Track 10 different animal species using your binoculars.
  4. Call an animal and get a clean kill 5 times.
  5. Skin 3 black or grizzly bears.
  6. Kill 5 cougars with your bow, then skin them.
  7. Use bait to lure and kill both a herbivore and predator.
  8. Catch 3 fish without using a fishing rod.
  9. Catch an opossum playing possum.
  10. Find and kill the legendary panther “Giaguaro”.

Sharpshooter Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

Sharpshooter Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

To complete the Sharpshooter challenges you will need to emphasize accuracy.



Sharpshooter Challenges description: “Prove your accuracy by shooting flying birds, mastering Dead Eye, and using scoped weapons to get long range kills.”

Unlocks: special equipment and Dead Eye Experience.

All 10 Sharpshooter Challenges:

  1. Kill 3 flying birds.
  2. Kill 2 different species of animal in the same Dead Eye use.
  3. Kill 5 flying birds while on a moving train.
  4. Kill someone at 80 feet away with a tomahawk.
  5. Kill 6 animals without switching or reloading your weapon.
  6. Kill someone at least 660 feet away with a long scoped rifle.
  7. Get 7 headshots in a row.
  8. Disarm 3 enemies without reloading or switching your weapon.
  9. Shoot 3 people’s hats off in the same Dead Eye use.
  10. Kill 3 flying birds with 3 consecutive long scoped rifle shots.

Survivalist Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

Survivalist Challenges description: “Soon.”

Unlocks: special equipment and Stamina Experience.

All 10 Survivalist Challenges:

  1. Catch 3 Bluegill fish.
  2. Hand 5 animals into camp or trapper.
  3. Kill 5 animals with a varmint rifle.
  4. Craft a dynamite, fire, improved, poison, and small game arrow.
  5. Catch a fish in the Bayou from a riverboat and while standing on train tracks.
  6. Kill a scavenging animal while it is feeding a corpse 5 times.
  7. Kill 8 small game animals with consecutive shots, using small game arrows.
  8. Craft a homing tomahawk, improved tomahawk, volatile dynamite, and volatile fire bottle.
  9. Catch a fish that weighs at least 19lbs.
  10. Catch one of each type of fish throughout the world.

Weapons Expert Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

Weapons Expert Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2

To complete the Weapons Expert Challenges, you will need to use your arsenal of weapons to take out enemies.

Weapons Expert Challenges description: “Master the most challenging weapons in your arsenal: Dynamite, fire bottles, throwing weapons and knives. Develop your skills against enemies and wild animals.”

Unlocks: special equipment and Health Experience.

All 10 Weapons Expert Challenges:

  1. Kill 3 enemies with a knife.
  2. Kill 3 enemies in 10 seconds using only throwing knives.
  3. Kill 3 birds of prey using only a tomahawk.
  4. Kill 10 enemies with a shotgun using crafted ammo.
  5. Kill 5 mounted enemies, using 1 throwing knife per kill.
  6. Kill 4 enemies at the same time with a single stick of dynamite.
  7. Kill 4 consecutive enemies by throwing and retrieving the same tomahawk.
  8. Kill 15 enemies using a long-barrelled shotgun.
  9. Kill 9 unaware enemies from behind, using the bow.
  10. Kill a grizzly bear without taking damage, using only throwing knives.

This concludes our look at all 90 Challenges in Red Dead Redemption 2. By completing Challenges you can unlock new special Equipment at the Trapper as well as Cores Experience. Alongside these gameplay unlocks Challenges must be completed if you want to reach 100% completion in the game.

Read More: Where to customize your horse in Red Dead Redemption 2

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