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A New Jerusalem is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

John puts together his pre-cut ranch house with the help of Charles and the encouragement of Uncle.


John, Charles and Uncle decide to work together to assemble the house. Uncle uses his 'terminal lumbago' as an excuse to get out of doing the actual work and instead contents himself with giving the orders. John and Charles assemble the house over the course of several weeks - first placing the joists to build the foundation, then hammering in the joists, raising the house frame and finally placing the tiles for the rooftop. Once the house is finished, John writes a letter to Abigail informing her of his newly-purchased land and house, and trying to convince her that he has changed his former ways.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Hammer the nails in with 80% accuracy.
  • Complete within 3 minutes and 35 seconds.


  • This title is taken from the Bible's Book of Revelation 21:2.
  • This mission contains the song "House Building Song" by David Ferguson,[1] which is not included among the video game's original soundtrack, but is included in The Housebuilding EP, which was released on February 12, 2021.
  • Oddly, there is a blue jay that appears next to John as he is hammering in the nails for the floor.

Video walkthrough


Completing this mission contributes toward the following Trophies/Achievements:

10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Complete A New Jerusalem.
100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% Completion.


  1. Listed in the end credits as "House Build".


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Epilogue, Part 2: Beecher's Hope
"Bare Knuckle Friendships""An Honest Day's Labors""Home Improvement for Beginners""The Tool Box""A New Jerusalem""A Quick Favor for an Old Friend""Uncle's Bad Day""The Best of Women""Trying Again""A Really Big Bastard""A New Future Imagined""American Venom"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1