Colm can wait. Best to get some of them outta there. And much less fun to rob him and his score if he never finds out about it.

–Dutch van der Linde

Old Friends is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission Overview

Looking for information on the O'Driscolls' planned train job, Dutch leads the gang into an attack on their camp.


Micah Bell and Bill Williamson have a small fight, before being stopped by Dutch van der Linde. Dutch, Arthur, Lenny, Javier, Bill, and Micah ride to the O'Driscoll Boys' camp to steal their plans to rob a train.

During the ride back to camp after slaying the O'Driscolls, they come across another O'Driscoll who they previously saw Colm reprimand. He takes flight, but Arthur chases him, hogties him, and brings him back to Colter to be imprisoned.


Old Friends/dialogues

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Catch and hogtie Kieran within 45 seconds.
  • Kill 3 O’Driscolls in the same Dead Eye use.
  • Complete within 15 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Get 15 headshots.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.

Mission failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assaults, abandons, or kills any member of the gang;
  • Allows any member or the gang to die;
  • Alerts the O’Driscolls prematurely;
  • Kills the fleeing O'Driscoll;
  • Lets the O’Driscoll escape;
  • Kills or abandons their own horse;
  • Dies.


  • Numerous O'Driscolls - Killed by the Van der Linde gang after they discover their plan to rob a train.


Video Walkthroughs


  • If the player spared the O'Driscoll in the mission "Outlaws from the West", he will appear in the cabin in front of the gang after Arthur and Dutch get in cover, and has unique lines like "You should've killed me when you had the chance!".
  • If the player disarms an O'Driscoll and leads him to Micah, he will wrestle one of Micah's guns from his hand and make it possible to obtain Micah's Revolver before the epilogue.[1]
  • If the player checks the map after capturing Kieran, they will see six ally markers at the hideout, one for each of the participants in the mission as well as Hosea Matthews. Hosea has no involvement in this mission past brief appearances in the beginning and ending cutscenes.
  • If this mission is completed before "The Aftermath of Genesis", Kieran can be found tied up in the barn with the horses and Arthur may interact with him.




Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 1: Colter
"Outlaws from the West""Enter, Pursued by a Memory""The Aftermath of Genesis""Old Friends""Who the Hell is Leviticus Cornwall?""Eastward Bound"
Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2
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