You can take the reins. It wouldn't do for a terrifying bounty hunter such as yourself to be seen being driven around by a woman.

Bonnie MacFarlane to John Marston

This is Armadillo, USA is the fourth mission in Red Dead Redemption.

To view the mission tree, see:

Main article: Missions in Redemption/Tree


As John approaches Bonnie MacFarlane's house, she will ask him to take her into town, that is Armadillo.


Mission Prerequisites

Before this mission becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Objectives

To complete this mission, the player must:

Mission Details

It is not hard to figure this one out. Take the position of driver on the wagon and drive Bonnie to Armadillo, following the route on your map. Don't exhaust the horses, or you will be riding a lot slower than you would if didn't exhaust the horses. Staying on the road will make it a faster and smoother ride. When you get to Armadillo, Bonnie will give you money to purchase medicine from the doctor. After you buy the medicine, she will leave to go back to the ranch, saying that if you want an easy ride back, take a stage coach taxi. Alternatively you can make your own way back.

Mission Dialogues

Main article: This is Armadillo, USA/dialogues

Mission Failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assaults or abandons Bonnie.
  • Tips/destroys the wagon.
  • Kills a horse pulling the wagon.
  • Attacks the doctor.
  • Strays too far from the mission location.
  • Breaks the law.
  • Kills a dog.
  • Commits vandalism.
  • Assaults or kills townsfolk.
  • Dies.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Fastest Time: 3:25

New Game Elements Introduced

  • Driving a horse-drawn vehicle
  • Purchasing items in shops
  • Using the Satchel
  • Cheating at poker with elegant suit
  • Dueling with poker opponents due to being caught cheating

Mission Complete Unlockables


Video Walkthroughs


Completing this mission contributes toward the following Trophy/Achievement:

100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.

Red Dead Redemption mission walkthroughs
New Austin Chapter
"Exodus in America""New Friends, Old Problems""Obstacles in Our Path""This is Armadillo, USA""Women and Cattle""Wild Horses, Tamed Passions""A Tempest Looms""The Burning"
"Political Realities in Armadillo""Justice in Pike's Basin""Spare the Rod, Spoil the Bandit""Hanging Bonnie MacFarlane""The Assault on Fort Mercer"
"Old Swindler Blues""You Shall Not Give False Testimony, Except for Profit""Liars, Cheats and Other Proud Americans""Can a Swindler Change His Spots?""The Sport of Kings, and Liars"
"Exhuming and Other Fine Hobbies""A Gentle Drive with Friends""Let the Dead Bury Their Dead"
"A Frenchman, a Welshman and an Irishman""Man is Born Unto Trouble""On Shaky's Ground""We Shall Be Together in Paradise"
New AustinNuevo ParaisoWest ElizabethMarston RanchRemember My Family
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