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Blessed are the Peacemakers is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission Overview

Suspecting a trap, Micah asks Arthur to observe an arranged meeting between Dutch and Colm O'Driscoll from afar.


Pearson met some O'Driscolls on the road who said they wanted to arrange a parley. Hosea calls it a trap, but Micah seems to think it is worth looking into, and helps convince Dutch to go. Arthur accompanies Dutch and Micah as a bodyguard to watch over the meeting from a distance. Arthur takes the high ground; Dutch and Colm meet. Dutch attempts to make amends, but it is clear that Colm is only there to sneer at Dutch and his gang. Some O'Driscolls sneak up on Arthur, knock him out, and abduct him.

Arthur is wounded, tortured and imprisoned. Colm comes to gloat over Arthur; he explains that the parley was merely a ruse to capture Arthur so that Dutch would attempt to rescue him. Colm arranged to have the law waiting to arrest the entire Van der Linde gang if Dutch did come at that moment. After this, Colm leaves. Arthur manages to escape his bonds, kills an O'Driscoll, and escapes the camp in which he was held. He returns to Clemens Point on horseback and collapses. His recovery takes a few weeks.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Free yourself and perform self-surgery within 1 minute.
  • Recover your weapons from the O'Driscolls' camp.
  • Kill the O'Driscoll gang members that beat and shot you.
  • Escape the O'Driscolls' camp without being spotted.


Mission Failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assault, kills, or abandons Dutch or Micah;
  • Kills or abandons their horse;
  • Dies.

Video Walkthroughs

Background Music Played in the Mission


  • "Blessed are the Peacemakers" is a Bible verse, Matthew 5:9, also seen on the epitaph of John Marston's grave at Beecher's Hope.
  • This mission is one of the only missions in the game where a character mentions its title, in this case Micah Bell, when he says "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called...".
  • If Arthur did not retrieve his weapons during this mission, they will be replaced and be found on his horse after the mission.
  • Pausing and then un-pausing the game during Arthur's transport by the O'Driscolls will reveal a quick prompt by the game to either break free or give up.
  • If the player manages to escape the O'Driscolls on foot instead of on a horse, Arthur will collapse, and there will be a unique cutscene where he wakes up and sees his horse standing over him, before telling it to get him home. After this, the usual cutscene of Arthur riding back to camp exhausted on his horse will be shown.
  • After completing this mission, Arthur's hair and beard will have grown much longer than their usual length (with the hair being at about level 7 growth and the beard at about level 5 growth). This is likely due to the several week gap between Arthur's return to camp and the scene where Swanson speaks to him. The player can shave Arthur's beard at camp, but will need to visit a barber if they want to get his hair back to how long it was before starting the mission.


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
"Coach Robbery - Bill Williamson""Coach Robbery - Sean MacGuire""Dominoes - Tilly Jackson""Fishing - Javier Escuella""Fishing - Kieran Duffy""Five Finger Fillet - Micah Bell""Social Calls With Mr. MacGuire"
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2