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Good Honest, Snake Oil

Red Dead Redemption 2 Walkthrough and Guide by Paul (vhayste)
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Good Honest, Snake Oil

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After completing Polite Society, Valentine Style, head to the sheriff’s office in Valentine to trigger this mission. After the cutscene, the last known location of the target will be marked in the map. Mount your horse and ride to the location.

The target has set up camp in the rocky trail beside the river. You don’t need to sneak in to capture him; approach the target and confront him to trigger a cutscene. During the cutscene, Benedict will slip but Arthur will grab him in time. Try to pull him up but alas, he’ll still fall down the river.

The current will carry him so ride your horse and ride fast to catch up. Prepare your lasso and get close enough so you can catch him. Pull him out of the water then keep holding L2 as you approach to keep him lassoed. When you’re standing beside him, hogtie him and stow him at the back of your horse. You’ll have to deliver this man back to the sheriff in Valentine.

Stowed Humans
A stowed human can drown if you cross a body of water deep enough. To prevent this from happening, cross quickly or cross a shallow body of water instead.

While riding back to town, you can keep hitting the bounty to silence him. After reaching the sheriff, hit your horse then carry him inside then drop him to the holding cell. You’ll receive your money and mission complete.

Free War Horse
You can keep Benedict’s horse since it’s a reliable War Horse. This is probably the earliest you can get one if you don’t have the DLC war horse available. Make sure to bring it to the stable after getting the reward and completing the mission. If your stable is full, just sell one of your stabled horses to have space. This mission also unlocks the first Bounty Hunting job in the Sheriff’s office in Valentine.

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  • General Tips
  • Player Tips
  • Crime
  • Camping
  • Horse Care
  • Hunting
  • Legendary Animals
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Store Robbery Missions
  • Bounty Hunting
  • Loansharking (Debtors)
  • Treasure Hunting and Gold Bar Locations
  • Extras and Other Activities
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