|Hey there, cowboy. This article looks a little bit small.|
I reckon you could impress me by contributing to it. Don't be shy now.
|“||Well, maybe when your mother's finished mourning your father... I'll keep her in black... on your behalf. You think on that, boy.||„|
|—Arthur Morgan to Archie Downes|
Sodom? Back to Gomorrah is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.
While in camp at Clemens Point, Bill asks Arthur to speak with him. Informing Arthur that him and Karen have planned to rob the bank in Valentine, Bill tells Arthur to come along. Arthur is skeptical at first, but eventually comes around to the idea. Lenny joins the group, and the four change into new clothes and ride to Valentine. After arriving, Karen can either pretend to be a drunken harlot or a lost dame, and she enters the bank. After the people inside are off-guard, Arthur, Bill and Lenny burst in and hold up the bank. Lenny gives Karen the key and she opens the door behind the counter, and Arthur takes the teller and forces him to open the vault door. However, the teller can't open the safes, so Arthur is forced to either crack them silently or use dynamite. If the safes are cracked, lawmen don't start pursuing the group until they've almost reached their horses. If dynamite is used, the gang must fight their way from the bank to their horses. Afterwards, the gang rides out of Valentine and kills pursuing lawmen. They eventually escape, and they split the cash. Arthur rides off to the Downes Ranch to get a debt from Thomas Downes's wife. She gives him the money, and Arthur leaves, heading back to camp.
Gold Medal Objectives
- Loot all the safes.
- Headshot 5 mounted lawmen during the horseback escape.
- Get to Downes Ranch within 1 minute and 55 seconds.
- Complete with at least 70% accuracy.
- Complete the mission without taking any health items.
- Valentine lawmen - killed by Arthur, Bill, Lenny and Karen during the bank heist escape.
- Thomas Downes - Strauss relayed the news of his death to Arthur during their bank heist planning with Bill, Lenny and Karen. Died because of complications from tuberculosis and partly from injuries done by Arthur.
- The title is a reference to the Biblical towns of Sodom and Gomorrah that were destroyed in the Book of Genesis.
- Even if the random event where Edith Downes comes to the camp to tell her husband died occurred, Arthur will still act as though he was unaware of this.
- Depending on whether the player opts to start this mission before or after completing the mission "Preaching Forgiveness as He Went" they will get a different string of dialogue if they choose to talk to Lenny during the ride from Clemens Point to Valentine. If the player has done "Preaching Forgiveness as He Went" before the Valentine Bank Robbery Arthur can ask about "[That] gang at Shady Belle" and get a conversation between Lenny and Arthur about the Lemoyne Raiders that is otherwise not available.
- During the final part of the mission, there are three bits of foreshadowing quotes that Arthur will remember later on in the game depending on his Honor. The first two lines from Edith Downes about her husband Thomas, recalled in "A Fork in the Road", are: "He didn't have a choice. He was good and he did good" (if Arthur's Honor is high); and "And you've as good as killed him yourself..." (if his Honor is low) The last line will be from Arthur himself if his Honor is low during the final ride to camp in the "Red Dead Redemption" mission: "You speak as if killing is something I cared about."
- The Valentine Sheriff Curtis Malloy is not present during the mission.
- In the bank there will be two lawmen instead of the usual one that acts as a guard and both of them will have unique outfits that are unseen prior to the mission.
- This is the only time where the hotel owner and the doctor Ben Calloway can be seen in the bank.
- The last lawman on horseback is riding a Rose Grey Andalusian, although a method to keep it has not yet been found.
- On Patch 1.00, it is possible to keep the robbery outfit after the mission. The player must abandon the mission after the first cutscene plays out and retry the checkpoint. After restarting the checkpoint, the outfit will glitch and will be stored on the horse once the mission is complete. The money bag, however, cannot be saved.