Single-player Challenges are tasks that the player can complete in the single-player mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 in order to earn rewards.


There are nine sets of challenges that the player can partake in, each with ten ranks, as detailed in the sections below. There are 90 challenges in total that the player must complete in order to attain 100% completion. With the exception of Herbalist Challenges, every set can be completed before the epilogue.

Completing all challenge sets unlocks the Legend of the East Outfit.

Single-player Challenges


Main article: Bandit Challenges
Rank Description
Rank 1: Hold up 5 townsfolk.
Rank 2: Rob any 2 coaches or return any 2 stolen coaches to the Fence.
Rank 3: Rob the cash register in any 4 shops in one day.
Rank 4: Rob any 3 coaches or return any 3 stolen coaches to the fence in a day.
Rank 5: Amass $250 bounty in one state.
Rank 6: Steal 5 horses and sell them to the Horse Fence at Clemens Cove.
Rank 7: Rob $50 worth of cash and valuables from townsfolk and travelers.
Rank 8: Steal 7 wagons and sell them to the Fence at Emerald Ranch.
Rank 9: Hogtie someone and leave them on the railroad 3 times.
Rank 10: Complete 5 train robberies without dying or being caught.


Main article: Explorer Challenges
Rank Description
Rank 1: Find a treasure map.
Rank 2: Find a treasure.
Rank 3: Find a treasure.
Rank 4: Find a treasure.
Rank 5: Find a treasure.
Rank 6: Find a treasure.
Rank 7: Find a treasure.
Rank 8: Find a treasure.
Rank 9: Find a treasure.
Rank 10: Find a treasure.


Main article: Gambler Challenges
Rank Description
Rank 1: Win 5 hands of poker.
Rank 2: In Blackjack, double down and win the hand 5 times.
Rank 3: Win 3 games of Five Finger Fillet.
Rank 4: Bust one poker location out in each location (Flatneck Station, Saint Denis, Valentine).
Rank 5: Win 3 rounds of dominoes without drawing any tiles against 2 or fewer opponents.
Rank 6: Beat the Blackjack dealer in two locations (Rhodes and Van Horn).
Rank 7: Beat the five finger fillet player in every location (Strawberry, Valentine, Van Horn).
Rank 8: Win three hands of Blackjack with three hits or more.
Rank 9: Win three games of dominoes in a row.
Rank 10: Win three hands of Poker in a row.


Main article: Herbalist Challenges
Rank Description
Rank 1: Pick 6 Yarrow.
Rank 2: Pick and eat 4 species of berry.
Rank 3: Craft 7 items using sage as an ingredient.
Rank 4: Pick 5 mushrooms and feed them to your horse.
Rank 5: Craft 9 items using Indian Tobacco as an ingredient.
Rank 6: Pick 15 different species of herb.
Rank 7: Craft and use 5 special miracle tonics.
Rank 8: Use oleander to craft 6 poison weapons.
Rank 9: Pick one of each species of herb.
Rank 10: Season and cook all 11 types of meat.


Main article: Horseman Challenges
Rank Description
Rank 1: Kill 5 rabbits from horseback.
Rank 2: Jump over 3 obstacles in 15 seconds.
Rank 3: Ride from Valentine to Rhodes in less than five minutes.
Rank 4: While mounted, drag a victim for 3300 feet using your lasso.
Rank 5: Trample 5 animals while on horseback.
Rank 6: Ride from Strawberry to Saint Denis in less than 9 minutes without touching any water.
Rank 7: Kill 7 enemies from horseback without dismounting.
Rank 8: Kill 9 predators from horseback.
Rank 9: Ride from Van Horn to Blackwater in less than 17 minutes without touching any water.
Rank 10: Break every wild horse breed.

Master Hunter

Main article: Master Hunter Challenges in Redemption 2
Rank Description
Rank 1: Skin 3 deer.
Rank 2: Collect 3 perfect quality rabbit pelts.
Rank 3: Track 10 different animal species using your binoculars.
Rank 4: Call an animal and get a clean kill 5 times.
Rank 5: Skin 3 black or grizzly bears.
Rank 6: Kill 5 cougars with your bow, then skin them.
Rank 7: Use bait to lure and kill both a herbivore and predator.
Rank 8: Catch 3 small fish without using a fishing rod.
Rank 9: Kill an opossum playing possum.
Rank 10: Find and kill the legendary panther “Giaguaro”.


Main article: Sharpshooter Challenges in Redemption 2
Rank Description
Rank 1: Kill 3 flying birds.
Rank 2: Kill 2 different species of animal in the same Dead Eye use.
Rank 3: Kill 5 flying birds while on a moving train.
Rank 4: Kill someone at 80 feet away with a tomahawk.
Rank 5: Kill 6 animals without switching or reloading your weapon.
Rank 6: Kill someone at least 660 feet away with a long scoped rifle.
Rank 7: Get 7 headshots in a row.
Rank 8: Disarm 3 enemies without reloading or switching your weapon.
Rank 9: Shoot 3 people’s hats off in the same Dead Eye use.
Rank 10: Kill 3 flying birds with 3 consecutive long scoped rifle shots.


Main article: Survivalist Challenges in Redemption 2
Rank Description
Rank 1: Catch 3 Bluegill fish.
Rank 2: Hand 5 animals into camp or trapper.
Rank 3: Kill 5 animals with a varmint rifle.
Rank 4: Craft a dynamite, fire, improved, poison, and small game arrow.
Rank 5: Catch a fish in the Bayou from a riverboat and while standing on train tracks.
Rank 6: Kill a scavenging animal while it is feeding a corpse 5 times.
Rank 7: Kill 8 small game animals with consecutive shots, using small game arrows.
Rank 8: Craft a homing tomahawk, improved tomahawk, volatile dynamite, and volatile fire bottle.
Rank 9: Catch a fish that weighs at least 19 lbs.
Rank 10: Catch one of each type of fish throughout the world.

Weapons Expert

Main article: Weapons Expert Challenges
Rank Description
Rank 1: Kill 3 enemies with a knife.
Rank 2: Kill 3 enemies in 10 seconds using only throwing knives.
Rank 3: Kill 3 birds of prey using only a tomahawk.
Rank 4: Kill 10 enemies with a shotgun using crafted ammo.
Rank 5: Kill 5 mounted enemies, using 1 throwing knife per kill.
Rank 6: Kill 4 enemies at the same time with a single stick of dynamite.
Rank 7: Kill 4 consecutive enemies by throwing and retrieving the same tomahawk.
Rank 8: Kill 15 enemies using a long-barreled sidearm.
Rank 9: Kill 9 unaware enemies from behind, using the bow.
Rank 10: Kill a grizzly bear without taking damage, using only throwing knives.

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