De Santa's Missions - Red Dead Redemption
(Nuevo Paraiso Walkthrough)
You can accept a mission from De Santa as soon as you get to Mexico. Make your way to the 'D' marker in Escalera to accept a mission from him.
At the start of the mission, you can either follow De Santa's wagon on horseback or ride shotgun with De Santa. It doesn't matter which means of transport you choose. You can skip the journey to Chuparosa if you go by wagon, so go that route if you don't care to hear the dialogue between Marston and De Santa on the way there.
When you reach your destination, mount your horse and follow De Santa to the train. You must defend the train while it travels to Casa Madrugada. Rebels will attack the train on its way there. If the 'Train Engine' meter at the top of the screen is depleted, the train will explode and you'll fail the mission, so quickly take out attacking rebels to minimize damage to the train.
Defend the train from the rebels.
The first wave consists of six rebels. The rebels will appear on both sides of the tracks, so you might have to switch over to the other side to take care of the enemies there. To move to the other side of the tracks, ride a bit ahead of the train and cross in front of it. Make sure you give yourself enough time to pass in front of the train, as getting hit will cost you your horse.
It helps to ride a bit ahead of the train so you can kill the rebels on the other side of the tracks before the train blocks your view.
After three more waves of enemies, the train will come to a tunnel. More rebels will spawn at the end of this tunnel; five out of the six of these rebels will be on the right side of the tracks -- one of them with TNT -- so make sure you're on the right side of the tracks when you reach the tunnel so you can quickly dispatch this group.
The remaining rebels will attack the train from the right, so keep to the right side of the tracks until the train reaches the station at Casa Madrugada. Join De Santa in Casa Madrugada by following the yellow blip on the Mini Map.
After the cutscene, you must catch up to the commandeered train, kill the five rebels onboard, then jump on and stop the train before it reaches the bridge rigged with dynamite. Mount your horse and start after the train. Remain on the road along the right side of the tracks. Shoot the rebel at the back of the train and then move up alongside the caboose. There is on rebel on top of the caboose, so move to the right just a bit so you can target and kill him. Once he's down, shoot the two rebels on the flatbed train car and then the rebel on top of the train car in front of them. Press LB/L1 to put away your weapon once you're done with it, as keeping it out will slow you down.
Get to the front of the train and jump onboard before the train reaches the bridge rigged with dynamite.
When all five rebels on the train are dead, you must then ride to the front of the train and jump onboard to put on the brakes. Shortly after reaching Mesa Del Sol, the train will go up an incline. When the road on the right side of the tracks ends, switch over to the left side so you can use the road there. Your horse won't be able to gallop fast enough to catch up with the train if you aren't on the road, so wait for the caboose to pass and then cross the tracks.
You must get to the front of the train before the train reaches the bridge. Spur your horse while keeping an eye on the horse's stamina meter, as continuing to spur the horse when its stamina is in the red will only slow it down.
Once you've made it to the front of the train, get alongside the door on the engine and press the A/X button when prompted to hop on and complete the mission.
Taking back the train
Get on your horse and start following De Santa to Tesoro Azul. You can race him there when the yellow blip appears on the Mini Map, although it doesn't matter if you win or lose.
At Tesoro Azul, wait until the gates are open and then sprint to the stack of crates along the left side of the road. Take cover behind these crates, equip your Springfield Rifle or Schofield Revolver and start picking off the rebels around the town. There is a rebel on top of the church along the right side of the road, so try to headshot him when he pops out from cover to fire.
Once you've dealt with the first wave of rebels, move further into town to trigger a second wave. Kill this second wave of rebels and then join De Santa at the centre of town.
Take cover and clear out the rebels.
After the cutscene, make your way to the green blip on the Mini Map and take some Fire Bottles from the boxes by approaching the boxes and pressing the Y/Triangle button. Select the Fire Bottles from the radial menu and take to torching the three rebel hideouts marked on the Mini Map. All it takes is a single Fire Bottle to burn down one of these hideouts. It doesn't seem to matter how the bottle hits the building, either. Take aim with LT/L2 by pointing the arc where you want the Fire Bottle to hit and then press RT/R2 to throw a bottle. Burn down all three rebel hideouts to complete the mission.
Meet De Santa outside of Escalera between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. to accept this mission. You must accompany De Santa to Torquemada and help the Mexican Army fight the rebels. Torquemada is quite a ways from Escalera, but fortunately you can skip the trip there by pressing the A/X button while riding shotgun with De Santa.
Rebels will attack the convoy after De Santa wakes Marston near Torquemada. Take them down with your Winchester Repeater or Springfield Rifle as you pass by them. Three rebels on horseback will engage you before you reach the camp.
Defend yourself against the rebels.
When you reach the camp, follow De Santa to Captain Espinoza to trigger a cutscene. After the cutscene, pick up the Rolling Block sniper rifle on the table (the green blip on the Mini Map) and start picking off the rebels perched on the ridge to the north. One body shot is enough to kill a rebel. Kill all of the marked rebels with your Rolling Block and then move up to help the army defend the blockade.
At the blockade, take cover behind one of the sandbags at the front and put down the incoming rebels with your Winchester Repeater or Springfield Rifle. The rebels have low-powered weapons and don't have much health, but there are a lot of them, and you'll face many more before this mission's end.
Auto-aim will always lock on to your target's chest, but you can score a headshot quite easily by using the Right Stick to move the reticule up a bit right after locking on to an enemy.
Once you've defended the blockade, make your way to the valley to face another wave of rebels. There is plenty of cover in the valley, so find a good spot and clear out the marked targets from there. You will face many more rebels in the valley, so remain behind cover to protect yourself from enemy fire. If there is more than one enemy hiding behind a piece of cover, toss a Fire Bottle over the cover to force them out.
The rebels aren't very powerful, but there sure are a lot of them.
When the valley is clear of rebels, follow the army to stage the final assault at the ruins. There are even more rebels here, so quickly take cover behind one of the boulders outside the ruins and start picking them off. If you're taking a lot of damage, use Medicine or duck down and remain behind cover until your health is restored. Defeat the last batch of rebels here to complete the mission.
If you're having trouble getting to the starting point of this mission, place a waypoint on the 'D' symbol on the map to highlight the way to De Santa with a red line on the Mini Map. Purchase some Medicine if you don't already have some before setting out on this one.
The train you must escort is at the station in Chuparosa. Get in the passenger's seat of the wagon and you can skip some of the trip there by pressing the A/X button. Rebels on horseback will attack the convoy shortly after Captain Espinoza wakes Marston. Equip your Winchester Repeater or Springfield Rifle and start killing the attacking rebels. Though Auto-aim will always lock on to your target's chest, you can score a headshot quite easily by using the Right Stick to move the reticule up a bit right after locking on to an enemy.
Yup, another rebel ambush.
You'll be attacked by several groups of rebels on your way to the train, so keep an eye on the Mini Map. Once you've made it to Chuparosa, dismount and follow Captain Espinoza onto the train.
You must use the Gatling gun on the flatbed train car to defend the train against the rebels. If the rebels damage the train enough to deplete the 'Train Engine' meter at the top of the screen, the train will explode and you'll fail the mission, so work quickly to minimize damage to the train. The Gatling gun has infinite ammo and doesn't need reloading, so you should have a fairly easy time gunning down the rebels once they appear.
It's a long way to the army camp and rebels will continue to swarm the train for the entire trip. The rebels will attack from both sides, so keep an eye on the Mini Map and prioritize the enemies closest to the train engine. Use Medicine to restore your health if you're taking a lot of damage and are close to death.
Rebels will eventually begin jumping from their horses onto the train. Put them down with the Gatling gun when they pop up from behind the sandbags to shoot at you. You'll hit a checkpoint when you reach this part of the mission, so if the rebels do manage to destroy the train engine, you can retry from this point with the train in perfect condition.
The Gatling gun has infinite ammo and doesn't need reloading, so keep firing!
Continue defending the train until it reaches the camp. Hop off the train and hit the yellow marker in the middle of the camp to complete the mission.
You must complete 'Must a Savior Die?' in Luisa Fortuna's mission line before you can take on this mission. Meet De Santa in Escalera between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. once you've done that to accept this mission.
The Mexican Army has captured Bill Williamson and Javier Escuella and are holding them inside the church in Chuparosa. Hop in the wagon with De Santa to start the journey to Chuparosa. Once you're riding Shotgun with De Santa, you can skip ahead to your destination by pressing the A/X button, but you might want to sit through this one.
De Santa will hold three sharpshooting competitions on the way to Chuparosa. Whoever kills the most birds in five shots will win $25. The Mexican soldiers accompanying the wagon are your competition. Auto-aim makes winning these a breeze. You can nab an easy $75 by winning all three.
You can make easy money shooting birds on the way to Chuparosa.
When you arrive at Chuparosa, hop off the wagon and make your way to the church, which is marked on the Mini Map by a yellow blip. Enter the church to trigger a cutscene.
After the cutscene, you must get to Reyes so he can cut you free. When you regain control over Marston, make a mad dash toward the yellow building in the distance. Run around to the back of the building and head up the stairs there to meet with Reyes. Once Reyes has cut Marston's hands free, head back down the stairs and make a beeline to the crate that holds your weapons (the green marker on the Mini Map). Open the crate to get your weapons and ammo back and then take cover along the wall.
The Mexican soldiers are at the front of the El Alcalde de Chuparosa building at the east end of town. You can take out these soldiers from behind the wall surrounding the fountain or sprint over to the low wall surrounding the entrance of the building and clear the soldiers out from there. There aren't very many of them, so you won't take much damage, if any.
Your target is Captain Espinoza. He is inside the El Alcalde De Chuparosa building, on the second floor. To reach the second floor, climb to the top of the crates along the left side of the building and then onto the awning from there. Espinoza will soon open the door here and fire at you, so aim your weapon at the door as soon as you're on the walkway. Activate Dead Eye when Espinoza opens the door, tag his head and then press RT/R2 to finish him and complete the mission.
Killing Captain Espinoza