A Short Walk in a Pretty Town is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. After completing this mission, Rhodes will temporarily be in lockdown.

Mission Overview

Arthur, Micah, Bill and Sean go to meet some of the Gray boys in Rhodes to discuss a security job.


Arthur meets the other three gang members in Rhodes for the “job”, although both he and Sean are deeply suspicious. Almost immediately, Sean is shot in the head and killed by a Gray sniper, resulting in a shootout between the remaining three outlaws and the Gray hired guns.

During the gunfight, Bill is captured by Sheriff Leigh Gray, meaning that only Arthur and Micah are left to fight. After the two come out victorious, they approach the Sheriff’s office and demand the release of Bill. Along with Archibald MacGregor and two other lawmen, the Sheriff comes out with a gun to Bill’s head, but is promptly shot in the head and killed by Arthur. In the next few seconds, Archibald and his two allies are subsequently gunned down by Arthur, or by Micah if the player isn’t quick enough.

With the gunfight over, Arthur reprimands Bill and Micah for their carelessness and expresses his affection for Sean, before asking Bill to give Sean a proper burial.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Kill 3 lawmen in Dead Eye while saving Bill.
  • Complete using only sidearms.
  • Complete within 4 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Get 20 headshots.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.


Mission failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assault, kills, or abandons Micah or Bill;
  • Allows Micah or Bill to be killed;
  • Dies.


Video Walkthroughs


  • When the mission becomes available, all shops in Rhodes will be closed temporarily. Players will be able to visit them again after completing the mission "The Battle of Shady Belle".


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 3: Clemens Point
"The New South""American Distillation""Further Questions of Female Suffrage""The Course of True Love I""The Course of True Love II""The Course of True Love III""Advertising, The New American Art""The Fine Joys of Tobacco""Horse Flesh for Dinner""Magicians for Sport""Friends in Very Low Places""Blessed are the Peacemakers""An Honest Mistake""Preaching Forgiveness as He Went""Sodom? Back to Gomorrah""A Short Walk in a Pretty Town""Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern""The Battle of Shady Belle"
Companion Activities
"Social Calls With Mr. MacGuire"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2
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