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Downes Ranch is a ranch in Red Dead Redemption 2 in The Heartlands region of the New Hanover territory.

The ranch has multiple pens containing farm animals such as pigs, goats and an Agnus Ox.

Location

Downes Ranch is located in the state of New Hanover, situated in The Heartlands.

Background

The ranch is owned and named after the Downes family; Thomas and Edith Downes, along with their son Archie. However, they are later forced to sell the property to pay for Thomas' debts.

Interactions

Events of Red Dead Online

It can occasionally be the destination for a carriage or wagon "Recovery" mission drop off.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

Early on in the game, Leopold Strauss gives Thomas a loan, one which he cannot repay. Because of this, Strauss sends Arthur to retrieve his debt.

Arthur attacks Thomas, until his wife Edith intervenes, claiming he has an illness and that Arthur should leave, which he begrudgingly does. Sometime after the gang moves to Clemens Point, Arthur is again approached by Strauss who tells him Thomas has died and thus, his surviving family inherits the debt. Once he is able to return to the ranch to collect the debt, Edith berates Arthur for having assaulted Thomas but pays off the rest of the debt. Shortly afterwards, she and her son move off the property.

It is later revealed that Thomas Downes was sick with tuberculosis, and, after he accidentally coughed over Arthur, this is how and where he contracted the disease.

Collectibles

This ranch has plenty of food if you're looking to restock provisions and houses two items of interest. The first is a collectible Cigarette Card. The Dutch Warmblood card is on the mantelpiece next to the bunk-bed in the cottage. The other card, The Mustang is situated on the upper floor of the barn.

Also, within the cottage is a Wild West Heroes No. 132, an item required for a gang member request.

Animals

Plants

  • Raspberry (north of the ranch)
  • Yarrow

Trivia

  • The ranchers encountered, after the Downes family move out, are one of the few ranchers who act friendly to the player and won't attack the player unless provoked.
  • After Thomas dies, he is buried on the property, but the cross at his grave site misspells his name as "Thomas Downs".

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