Americans at Rest is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

Bill starts a brawl in Smithfield's Saloon in Valentine as Javier, Charles and Arthur attempt to charm the locals.


The player can find Javier at the bar speaking to a few women with Charles. Arthur will promptly scare them away with rudeness, though. Arthur, Javier, and Charles wait for Bill at the bar, and they won’t have to wait long. Bill walks in, but he bumps into another patron on the way. Bill starts a fight with him before the other man even has a chance to apologize, which results in large fight. After fighting a bit, Tommy, the strongest local at the saloon, emerges from upstairs. He’ll immediately attack Javier, while another man jumps the player. After breaking free from him, Bill tells Arthur to save Javier from Tommy and fight will ensue outside between Arthur and Tommy. At the end of the brawl, Thomas Downes,a bystander, will beg Arthur to spare Tommy, which he does so. Dutch and some others will meet up with the player, including Josiah Trelawny, an old friend who was looking for the gang in Blackwater. He says the O’Driscolls are after Dutch, and that some bounty hunters are holding Sean MacGuire, a member of the gang. Charles is sent to find more information, and Arthur to get cleaned up and to join Javier.

Video Walkthrough


Gold Medal Objectives

  • Save Javier within 15 seconds.
  • Defeat Tommy within 1 minute and 30 seconds.


  • Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin is heard in the background.
  • Despite being prostitutes, Anastasia and her friend can no longer be seen in Valentine doing so after this mission. This is odd, seeing as Valentine has 4 prostitutes that spawn randomly, a small amount for the towns size.


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 2: Horseshoe Overlook
"Who is Not Without Sin""A Quiet Time""Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego""The Spines of America""Blessed are the Meek?""Polite Society, Valentine Style""Good, Honest, Snake Oil""Pouring Forth Oil I""Pouring Forth Oil II""Pouring Forth Oil III""Pouring Forth Oil IV""A Fisher of Men""Americans at Rest""The First Shall Be the Last""Paying a Social Call""Money Lending and Other Sins I & II""Money Lending and Other Sins III""We Loved Once and True I""We Loved Once and True II""We Loved Once and True III""The Sheep and the Goats""An American Pastoral Scene""A Strange Kindness"
Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2
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