Red Dead Redemption 2: How to Complete the Game 100%

Complete 100% Red Dead Redemption 2 will not be easy: there will be many activities that you will have to do to get the maximum percentage within the game and unlock the platinum trophy The Legend of the West. In our article Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide, you will discover how to finish the game 100% and solve all the tasks in the Wild West! You can check your progress by pausing the game and from there go on progress and percentage of completion. The menu shows you 5 different categories: Missions and Events, Collectables, Compendium, Player, Other. There will be a percentage dedicated to each section, and a sign indicating if a certain task has been completed.

Fortunately to get the platinum trophy and complete the game 100% you won't need to do everything in the game. For example, out of the 30 species of fish you'll meet, you'll need only 10, equipment pieces 10 out of 72, 10 out of 19 horse breeds, 25 random encounters among the infinite number you can find, 48 out of 49 weapons, and so on.

Red Dead Redemption 2 guide: complete list to complete the game 100%.

Here is all the information to finish the game 100% without too many problems:

Red Dead Redemption 2 guide to Missions and events

  • Missions: Complete all the main missions in the story.
  • Strangers: Complete 10 side quests obtained from strangers.
  • Sizes: get 5 sizes
  • Random Encounters: faces 25 random encounters
  • Bushwhacked:
  • Hide Gang's Hideout:


Description: All adventures have a beginning and an end. Complete all missions and bring the legend of Dutch van der Linde's band of outlaws to a natural conclusion.

In Red Dead Redemption 2 total you will face 104 missions in history. However, you won't need to complete all of them, as some are optional and can be skipped. The only requirement to get the tick in this category will be to complete the Epilogue.


Description: This is a land of opportunity and adversity, but not all 10 strangers from start to finish. Once you meet a stranger, the next part of the mission will appear on the map once it is available. Remember that some of them will only appear during the day or night, and will only be visible when you approach them.


Description: Having a bounty on your own head does not preclude you from collecting the bounty on someone else's head. Being an outlaw might even help you catch them if no one understands who you really are. Collect 5 sheriff's bounties.

You'll find posters of the faces of the wanted men in the sheriff's office in the main cities. The "cut" icon will appear on the map once you enter the village. You will find 6 sizes in: Valentine, Rhodes, St Denis, Strawberry, Blackwater, Tumbleweed.

Random encounters

Description: As you ride through the wilderness, ride through the various settlements, and explore cities, you'll never know what you're up against. It could be a test for your reputation, or your temperament. Face 25 random encounters.

As you wander around the boundless world, you'll see white dots appear on the map from Red Dead Redemption 2 time to time. These are random events that can appear endlessly and in every part of the game. You should have no problem facing 25 of them simply by exploring the game map, anyway the best place to finish this task as quickly as possible is to go to Saint Denis. Here you will find numerous beggars and other people who will give you a chance to complete a random encounter.

As for the ones you can find in the West, you will find women tied to horses that have just been kidnapped, horses that are running away or killing their jockey (in this case you will have to recapture the horse), gunslingers that will challenge you to shoot bottles, horse racing challenges, fugitives that you will have to free from the chains, stranded people in need of a ride, drunk people that will ask you directions, sick people that need some medicine or many other small events. We are sure that during your adventure you will see well over 25 white dots on your map, so don't worry!


Description: Dutch's gang is not the only East of the Grizzlies. There are other outlaws out there and they will not be happy with the competition or old rivalries. Be on your guard, and be prepared to draw your gun quickly. Face a gang ambush.

This goal will also be very easy to accomplish as you continue on your adventure. You can be ambushed at any time as you travel, and enemies will stop you by blocking the road with a burning wagon or starting to shoot at you. There's no way to control these events and you'll be assured that they will happen at least once during the course of the game.

Hide gangs from them

Description: The pressure of the law is getting to be felt and the last remaining gangs are holed up, ready to fight. Find them before someone else does. One way or another: Capture all 6 gang hideouts.

Of the 6 necessary hiding places, 4 will be dismantled throughout history. So it will not be difficult to complete this mission and complete 100% RDR2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 guide to Collectibles

  • 1 point of interest
  • 9 graves
  • 144 Cigarette Cards
  • 30 dinosaur bones
  • 13 legendary fish
  • All exotic tasks for Algernon Wasp
  • 10 rock carvings
  • All hunting requests from train stations
  • 1 Treasure Hunter Chain
  • 20 dreamcatchers

Points of interest

Description: You're not the first person to cross the country, and you won't be the only one. Stop for a moment and observe the unique places and things in front of you. Find one of the many points of interest in the world.


Description: Due to bad decisions and bad luck, not everyone survives this difficult adventure. Find the graves of 9 comrades who have left us and give them your homage.

This task can only be completed once the story is completed. To find out where to find all 9 of them, please consult our guide for their exact location.

Cigarette stickers

Description: Tobacco companies have always known how to advertise their products. Whether with a billboard or a challenge to collect a complete set of stickers inside cigarette packets. Collect a whole set of stickers.

Within the universe of RDR2 you will find 144 different figurines and thanks to our guide you can find out where to find them all. Don't worry: you only have to complete one set, don't collect them all!

Dinosaur bones

Description: Ignore the cries of "fraud" "hoax" and "moody". Find amateur paleontologist Deborah MacGuiness in the middle of the Heartlands and help her find the location of the remaining dinosaurs in the world to complete her discovery project.

There are 30 dinosaur bones all over the world, and you'll find a guide to where to find them all.

Legendary fish

Description: Fishing is a relaxing pastime, but it can also bring fame and fortune... if we are to believe the words of the legendary fisherman Jeremy Gill. Find him near Flat Iron Lake, catch each of his legendary fish and send them by mail so he can complete his collection.

Within the game you will find 13 legendary fish and you will have to catch them all to complete this task.

Exotic: legendary animals and plants

Description: No matter how humble their origins are, once a criminal begins to accumulate money, their tastes will also become more expensive. Algernon Wasp in Saint Denis and help him in his search for the rarest and most luxurious plants and animals to help him in his creations.

You will find the start of this mission marked with a white question mark in the top left corner of the map in Saint Denis. To find all the legendary animals in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 and complete the game 100% and get the platinum trophy we invite you to consult our guide on this subject.

Rock carvings

Description: there are very strange engravings in the rocks, but what do they mean? Find Francis Sinclair in the Big Valley and find all the engravings in the rocks, and maybe everything will become clearer.

There are a total of 10 inscriptions on the rock to find scattered all over the map.


Description: What better way to celebrate nature's perfect creations than to kill them and pack them into packages to send? Find Mrs. L Hobbs' posters stuck to the walls of train stations all over the territory and carry out all her hunting requests.

Once you find the poster attached inside the stations you will receive a hunting request. What you will have to do is find the requested animal and then take it to a post office inside a station and send it by mail to the person who requested it.

Treasure hunter

Description: There's another way to make your own luck; by digging up someone else's luck. Find treasure hunters all over the world and follow their clues to complete a chain of treasure hunters.

In the course of your adventure you will find individuals who will ask you to find treasures for them. Find them to complete this mission.


Description: If you look up once in a while, you will notice something hanging from the trees. Find all 20 dreamcatchers and note down their location, and see what you think.

You'll find 20 dreamcatchers throughout your adventure scattered all over the map.

Red Dead Redemption 2 guide to the Compendium

  • Discover 50 animals
  • Get 10 pieces of equipment
  • Catch 10 species of fish
  • Discover 6 gangs
  • Discover 10 breeds of horses
  • Collects 20 types of plants
  • Use 48 different types of weapons


Description: Learn to live among the predators and prey of wild America. Discover 50 animals. Watch the animals section of your Compendium to keep track of your progress.

To complete this task you will simply need to kill 50 different species of animals. There are 178 of them within the game, making it necessary to kill less than a third of the existing species. Some animals will appear at night, while others during the day: keep this in mind in case you want to hunt some specific species.


Description: Being an outlaw is not just the weapon carried behind your back. Get 10 pieces of equipment. Open the equipment section of your Compendium to keep track of your progress.

You will only need 10 of the 72 pieces of equipment scattered around the world, and 5 of them will be automatically unlocked throughout the story (lasso, binoculars, fishing rod, lantern, camera). You can improve your equipment at the gunsmiths.


Description: rivers, lakes and swamps are teeming with life. Discover 10 species of fish. Open the fish section of your Compendium to keep track of your progress.

You will have to catch 10 of the 30 types of fish that exist in the universe of Red Dead Redemption 2 . To do so, you'll need to use a fishing rod, which you'll automatically get during the adventure during the second chapter. Once you get it, try fishing in different places (lakes, rivers, swamps) and using different baits to catch different species of fish. You can buy new bait at the bait shop.


Description: The time of the American outlaw may have come to an end, but some gangs still survive by creating chaos and terror. Meet all 6 enemy gangs. Open the gang section of your Compendium to keep track of progress.

Throughout the story you will meet all 6 gangs, making this task impossible to jump.


Description: You can find both domesticated and wild horses. Discover 10 breeds of horses. Open the horses section of your Compendium to keep track of your progress.

You can find horses all over the map. You can observe them by approaching them and then pressing L2 and holding R1 to observe them. You will find horses tied up inside the villages, and you can also buy rarer species from the stables.


Description: the world is wild, nature can kill or cure. Collect 20 plants. Open the plants section of the Compendium to keep track of your progress.

Collect 20 of the 43 plant species in the game. During your adventure you will see a bluish "dust" on the ground: this is the sign that you are in front of a plant. Press L3+R3 to discover it.


Description: With the 59 types of weapons you can find, the choice is all yours. It uses at least 48 types of weapons. Open the weapons section of the Compendium to keep track of your progress.

Use 48 of the 59 types of weapons in the game. You can get some of them after facing enemies, others you can buy them from the gunsmith, others as rewards for missions.

Red Dead Redemption 2 100% Guide: Player

  • Maximize health points, stamina and Dead Eye
  • Reach level 4 bonding with the horse
  • Complete 9 challenges

Maximum Health, Stamina, Dead Eye

Description: Whether you are traveling, fighting, hunting or relaxing in front of a fire, always distinguish yourself as the best. Bring your health, stamina and Dead Eye to the top.

Here's how to increase the 3 main parameters in RDR2:

  • Maximum Lifetime: To maximize your health points, you'll need to fight, archery, fishing or any other activity that requires physical strength.
  • Stamina: To increase your stamina you will have to run, swim or do any kind of activity that tests your endurance. The fastest way is to press the sprint button until the stamina bar has emptied several times.
  • Dead Eye: To upgrade your Dead Eye and unlock new powers, you'll need to perform trick shots, hunt, crawl, or other survival-related activities. The best way to upgrade your Dead Eye is to use it constantly to hit enemies' weak points. Use items to restore the Dead Eye bar and use it constantly.

Bond with the horse

Description: Every outlaw needs an equine companion they can trust, a mount they can trust to navigate them out of chaos or to be led fearlessly into the middle of it. Reach the highest level of bond with a horse you own.

There are 4 levels of bonding with your horse. If you decide to keep the same horse for the duration of your adventure you will automatically get level 4. To increase the bond with your horse you will have to feed, brush and ride it. You won't need to ride it manually: you can simply put a marker on the map and activate automatic navigation. You shouldn't have any problem completing this mission if you use the same horse for the duration of the game.


Description: It takes skill, knowledge and a quick trigger to survive in this cruel land. Test your valor and complete all 9 challenges. Open the Challenges section of the Compendium to keep track of your progress.

There are 9 challenges, and each challenge will require the completion of 10 tasks, for a total of 90. Unfortunately this will prove to be the most frustrating part of the race to get the infamous platinum trophy and complete 100% Red Dead Redemption 2 . You'll only be able to start completing the next tier of missions once you've completed the previous one (and as mentioned before it's 10 tiers...). No goal will become unattainable but if you are a completists we suggest you keep an eye on this mission from the beginning of the game. In fact, you can complete many of these simply by continuing on your adventure.

Red Dead Redemption 2 100% Guide: Other

  • Find 5 shacks
  • Kill 5 legendary animals
  • Play at 4 gaming tables
  • Interact with 5 Ranters, Ravers and Campaigners
  • Take a bath in a hotel
  • Watch a show
  • Visit a theatre
  • Play these recipes: 1 cooking recipe, 1 tonic, 1 type of ammunition, 1 item for hunting, 1 item for horse care and 1 weapon.
  • 4 robberies: stagecoach robbery, house robbery, store robbery, train assault


Description: You will find numerous shacks scattered throughout the heath; anonymous structures, but each with its own secrets to hide. Discover 5 shacks.

The shacks are wooden structures that you can find around the world in RDR2. There are many more than 5 requests and we invite you to consult our guide to find out where to find them.

Legendary animals

Description: There are rumors of unique animals living out there. Stories that are told around fires between hunters. Some of them are beautiful, some are deadly, and each of them would be a prize for any hunter. Find and kill 5 legendary creatures.

To complete this mission you'll have to find and kill 5 of the 14 legendary creatures in the game. To find out where they are we invite you to consult our guide on where to find the legendary animals.

Board Games

Description: If you are tired of bloodshed, there are quieter activities to do. Find board games in the cities, or sit down and play with members of your gang. Play a game of Poker, Blackjack, Domino and 5 Fingers.

Ranters, Ravers, and Campaigners

Description: As we approach the turn of the century in America, mental paradigms are changing, adapting and cracking. Cities and wild moors are full of strange individuals who want to tell you about them. Find and interact with 5 Ranters, Ravers, or Campaigners.

Walking through the city you will come across screaming people that you will distinguish by the volume of their voice. Most of them you will find in Saint Denis (for example you will find a woman campaigning for the right to vote for women). Interact with 5 of these people to complete the task.


Description: existence on the street is dirty and hard. Fortunately, a large number of places offer the possibility to wash to the most tired. So rest your aching bones, and try to scratch away your past. Take a bath.

Go to Valentine or Strawberry's hotel and pay 25 cents to take a bath.


Description: amazed at one of the technological innovations of the time. Go to the Imperial Theatre in Blackwater or the Fontana Theatre in Saint Danis to experience an animated film. Or go to J.J. Riggins' Magic Travelling Lanterns show in Valentine. Watch a show.

You can complete this task already in the second chapter by going and seeing the show in Valentine. The ticket will cost 50 cents: pay it, watch the show and then get out.


Description: The Théâter Râleur in Saint Denis offers many types of shows for the curious and the depraved. Escape artists, fire eaters and snake charmers await you. Visit a theatre.

Go to the theater north of Saint Denis and pay $2 for the ticket for the show. Once seen, leave the theatre and you've completed your mission.


Description: Brings a stagecoach assault, a home robbery, a shop robbery and a train assault.

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