Pearson: "When we ran away from Blackwater... I wasn't able to get supplies in."
Arthur: "Well, when government agents are hunting you down...sometimes shopping trips need to be cut short. We'll survive...we always have...and if needs be, we can eat're the fattest."
Pearson talking to Arthur about the camp's low food supply.

The Aftermath of Genesis is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

With the gang low on supplies and starving, Mr. Pearson sends Arthur and Charles out hunting.


Pearson informs Arthur that the camp is very low on food, and that soon people will begin to starve. Arthur and Charles decide to go hunting for food, and ride for a while before stopping to track an animal.

Arthur follows Charles for a while, and when Charles picks up a trail, Arthur goes to his horse to get his bow. The pair then stealthily follow the deer trail, trying not to scare the deer. They find it and Arthur kills it with his bow.

Arthur tracks a second deer and kills it, then puts the carcass on his horse whilst Charles puts the carcass of the first deer on his. As they are traveling, they encounter a bear roaming around. Charles advises Arthur to keep out of the way, despite there being more meat on the bear. It is up to the player whether they may try to kill the bear or not. Afterwards, they take the deer to Pearson's butcher's station and Arthur skins it.


The Aftermath of Genesis/dialogues

Mission failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assaults, kills, or abandons Charles
  • Kills Charles’ horse
  • Allows Charles to be killed
  • Kills or abandons their own horse
  • Lets the deer escape
  • Dies

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Kill each deer with one arrow.
  • Do not spook either deer.
  • Get a clean kill on the second deer.

Video walkthrough


  • It is possible for Arthur's honor to decrease if the player only wounds a deer and allows it to die in agony, rather than put it out of its misery.
  • Arthur may use another weapon instead of the Bow to kill the deer and not fail the mission, but Charles will get upset.
  • While riding with Charles, Arthur will talk about Kieran Duffy if "Old Friends" was completed first.
  • It is impossible to kill the bear during this mission.
  • If the player shoots at the bear Charles will express his frustrations that his remarks on the bear have been neglected.


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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