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Magicians for Sport is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission Overview

Arthur and Charles go to track down Trelawny at his rental caravan in Rhodes.


Remembering Trelawny's warnings about bounty hunters in the area, Arthur goes to speak with Dutch, who brushes it off as most likely a rumor, but nonetheless asks him and Charles to go check on Trelawny, as they haven't heard from him for some time. The pair investigate his caravan in Rhodes and find signs of violence, before deducing that he must have been taken by bounty hunters.

Arthur and Charles track Trelawny's trail to the woods, where they find two men - with Trelawny's broken cane next to them. They each subdue a man and interrogate one of them, who informs them that Trelawny is being held at a nearby farm.

The pair then find Trelawny and the bounty hunters (working under Cole Stoudemire) who kidnapped him within the Braithwaite family's corn fields, but the hunters scatter into the field upon being discovered, forcing Arthur and Charles to search for them in a game of cat and mouse.

After dealing with all three bounty hunters - one of whom was hiding in the barn and shooting at them - Arthur and Charles return to Trelawny, who claims that he told his kidnappers nothing. He then decides to stay with the gang at their camp, until it's safe to live on his own again.

The mission ends with Charles and Trelawny leaving Arthur and riding back to camp.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Inspect all the clues in Trelawny’s Caravan.
  • While tracking, stay within 30 feet of Trelawny’s trail.
  • Kill 2 Bounty Hunters in the cornfields within 1 minute.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.


  • Jeb - a bounty hunter, who can be killed at the campsite by Arthur
  • Several bounty hunters - killed by Arthur and Charles

Mission Failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assaults, kills or abandons Charles;
  • Allows Charles to be killed;
  • Assaults or kills Trelawny;
  • Kills the two men before questioning them;
  • Alerts the law;
  • Kills or abandons their horse;
  • Dies.

Missable Items in the Mission


  • Depending on Arthur's honor, he will say something different at the end of the mission.
    • If Arthur's honor is high, he will comment on the increasing civilization and how he wants to return to life in the open country.
    • If Arthur's honor is low, he will say that there is more civilization now wherever he and the gang go and that "perhaps this is it from now on".
  • The Rare Rolling Block Rifle can be looted from a bounty hunter in the barn.
  • The player can skip the fighting sequence just by shooting one of the men before approaching their camp. This will also trigger a unique cutscene and a loss of Honor. If one of them is killed they will use the same voice lines.[1][2]
    • The player can also shoot near the bounty hunters without killing any of them. This would trigger a different cutscene.[3]
  • All of the bounty hunter enemies featured in this mission can be looted for an unusually high amount of money compared to other typical enemies, with each one carrying around $20, give or take a few dollars. If all seven bounty hunter's bodies are looted, the player can earn about $150 by the end of the mission in cash alone.
  • If the player throws a Fire Bottle or Dynamite before re-entering the cornfield when finding the third bounty hunter, the cutscene of Arthur being held hostage will be skipped entirely, but will cause the mission to glitch and no longer progress.

Video Walkthroughs




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