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Paying a Social Call is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

Under the threat of torture, Kieran leads Arthur, John and Bill out to Six Point Cabin where he claims Colm O'Driscoll is holed up.


Arthur confronts Kieran Duffy, who's been tied to a tree in camp, about the O'Driscolls. Bill and Dutch approach, and they decide to threaten Kieran. Dutch orders Bill to "geld" (castrate) Kieran straight away, to which Bill finds some burning hot tongs and prepares to castrate Kieran. Before this can happen, Kieran cracks and finally reveals that Colm is holed up at Six Point Cabin, and offers to take the gang there. Arthur decides to go there, and brings Bill and John (along with Kieran) with him to investigate the supposed O'Driscoll safehouse.

On the journey, Bill tells Arthur that he put some throwing knives into his saddle for Arthur to use, and the player can decide to talk to John or Bill on the way. Upon arrival, they see three O'Driscolls in the forest. One proceeds to urinate on a tree and, while doing so, the player can either dispatch him silently from afar using the bow, sneak up on him with a knife, or send Bill to silently kill him. There will be another two guards, where you and Bill kill one each - again, the player can choose either a ranged kill or to sneak up on them. After either Arthur or John silently kill one more O'Driscoll, a gunfight breaks out between the trio and the O'Driscolls, where the Van der Linde gang members emerge victorious. With the O'Driscolls defeated, Arthur searches the cabin in the hope of finding Colm but, as soon as he enters, a final O'Driscoll jumps him, and knocks him to the ground. Luckily for Arthur, Kieran appears and fatally shoots the O'Driscoll, saving Arthur's life.

Arthur reluctantly thanks Kieran, before realising that Colm isn’t there. He comes to the conclusion that Kieran set them up, and points his gun at him. Kieran quickly points out that he wouldn’t have saved Arthur’s life if this had been the case, and Bill steps in, agreeing with Kieran. Arthur then decides to let Kieran go free, saying that he has done enough to earn his freedom. Unsatisfied, Kieran says that he wouldn’t last long by himself and that it would be as good as killing him, especially with Colm’s men hunting him. After some more convincing, Arthur finally allows Kieran to stay with the gang, and tells Bill and John to take Kieran back to camp, while he searches the chimney in the cabin, after Kieran mentioned that there may be some there. Arthur retrieves the money, as well as a shotgun from above the fireplace.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Silently kill 4 O’Driscolls.
  • Get 12 headshots.
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.


  • Various O'Driscolls - Killed by Arthur, John, Bill, with one final one being killed by Kieran.


  • As with the mission "The First Shall Be Last", the player should not waste time in looting everything from the Cabin when the mission ends, as they will receive a WANTED status, prompting Lawmen to arrive and investigate.


  • During the ride to Six Point Cabin, the player has the option to talk to either Bill or John.
  • If Arthur sends Bill or John to execute an O'Driscoll instead of taking the lead himself, but proceeds to take a gang member out himself, they will make comments about the intervention.
  • After the mission, Arthur will write in his journal that he acquired a nice shotgun, in spite of it being in very poor condition when it is found.
  • The PED models used for the O'Driscolls are exclusive to the mission and cannot be seen if the player visits the hideout in free roam.
  • It is possible to acquire two of John's Cattleman Revolvers during the mission, with the use of exploits.[1]


Video walkthrough



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 Last""Paying a Social Call""Money Lending and Other Sins I & II""Money Lending and Other Sins III""We Loved Once and True I & II""We Loved Once and True III""The Sheep and the Goats""An American Pastoral Scene""A Strange Kindness"
Companion Activities
"Five Finger Fillet - Lenny Summers""Hunting - Charles Smith""Rob a Homestead - Javier Escuella"
Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2