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A Fine Night For It is a Stranger mission featured in Red Dead Redemption 2. The quest becomes available during Chapter 2.


After encountering the Night Folk at least once, a stranger will appear on the road heading into Lagras during the night. A old man is sitting at a camp and tells the player about the Night Folk - a murdering group who roam the Bayou. He tells the player that the Night Folk have claimed his house. The player follows him to his house to help clear Night Folk off the property. During the walk, the stranger points to corpses, saying the Night Folk have made their mark here.

After reaching the house, the player will find five enemies. After killing them, another group of four will spawn outside the cabin after leaving. After killing all the people, the old man reclaims his house and gives a reward.


Before the mission can be triggered, the player must have an encounter with the Night Folk of the Bayou at least once, and only during the night. They can be found as grey dot encounters to the north of Saint Denis. To trigger a Night Folk encounter, players can try travelling along the Bayou or Bluewater Marsh around nighttime, keeping an eye out for voices, shadows, and lights, or other strange happenings and investigate. Afterwards, the stranger will appear in the area.

The player must then agree to help the man and follow him to his house. Meanwhile, it is important to ensure that Dead Eye is fully charged; once entering the room, players can then gun down the five men. The Night Folk are very quick and will attack close range with machetes, so the player should try not to allow them to get too close. After leaving the house, the next wave of four that appears can be killed. The player should watch their opponents vigilantly so they don't loop behind the protagonist and kill them.

After killing the full group, the mission will be complete.


Missable Items in the Mission

  • Liberty Hat


  • This mission is one of the two opportunities to grab the Liberty Hat, with the other being in the mission "An American Pastoral Scene". It is found on the head of a hogtied man next to the cabin near the end of the mission. Players should kill the Night Folk but refrain from entering the cabin to accept their reward, and instead check if the man wears the hat. If he doesn't, the player can reload the checkpoint.


  • The mission screen displays a different PED used for the Old Cajun than the one used in the final version of the game.

Video Walkthrough


Red Dead Redemption 2 Night Folk Encounters RDR2 A Fine Night for It


Completing this Stranger mission strand is associated with these trophies/achievements:

30 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Complete 10 Stranger mission strands.

100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% Completion.