Old Friends Guide – Red Dead Redemption 2
After saving John from certain death, Arthur and Javier return to camp. At camp Dutch and the gang decide to pay a visit to some old friends. This starts the third mission in Red Dead Redemption 2’s story called Old Friends. Below you will find our Old Friends guide.
Old Friends Mission Checklist
- Catch and hogties Kieran within 45 seconds.
- Kill 3 O’Driscolls in the same Dead Eye use.
- Complete within 15 minutes 30 seconds.
- Get 15 headshots.
- Complete the mission without taking any heath items.
After the first cutscene you will be tasked with following Dutch. Follow Dutch on horse until he finds some smoke. At this point you can dismount and wait for Dutch to give a short speech about raiding the campsite down below.
Get to the Cliff Side
Once Dutch is finished talking, you will get a new objective to “get to the cliff side.” To do this, all you need to do is follow Dutch just slightly south of where you leave the horses. Once you reach the cliff side there will be a short cutscene where you and Dutch look down at the camp through some binoculars.
Weapon Up and Follow Dutch
After the cutscene you need to grab you weapons from your horse. This can be done by approaching your horse and holding L1. You will need to equip weapons to all three slots before you can advance. Once you’ve done this, follow Dutch down to the camp.
Clear Out the Camp
When you and Dutch reach the camp you will take cover. At this point you can begin to engage the O’Driscolls. To complete this section you need to clear out all the O’Driscolls in the camp. This means pushing into the center and defeating the ones the come out of the cabins. Once you’ve cleared them out, loot their bodies by approaching them and holding Y/Triangle. While you are looting some more O’Driscolls will appear from the forest to the south. Take them out. Once you’ve killed them, return to the center of the camp to regroup with the gang.
Search the Building
Upon regrouping Dutch has you search the campsite to look for explosives. Arthur is suppose to search the building to in the center of the camp. Inside this building you will find a crate marked Dynamite. Interact with the crate to trigger a cutscene.
Follow Dutch Back to Camp
Once the cutscene is over you and the gang will ride out. During the ride back to camp you will spot a lone O’Driscoll. You will be tasked with capturing him using your Lasso. Equip the Lasso by opening your weapon wheel and selecting it from the left corner. Ride after the O’Driscoll and Lasso him when you are close. Pick him up and put him on your horse. Follow the yellow route on your minimap to return to camp. At camp, take Kieran off the horse and take him to meet the boys. This ends the mission.