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Red Dead Redemption 2 – The First Shall Be Last Walkthrough

The First Shall Be Last

The First Shall Be Last is the title of one of the missions available after getting to the second chapter of the main story in Red Dead Redemption 2. In this mission you have to locate Sean, who was captured by the bounty hunters, and then lead to his liberation.

Gold Medal Checklist:

  • Silently kill the Bounty Hunters by the river with Javier.
  • Shoot the rope to free Sean.
  • Get 10 headshots.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.

How to get a gold medal in The First Shall Be Last?

  • Quietly kill the bounty hunter by the river with Javier. Stealth kills with knives are required.
  • Release Sean by shooting at the rope – Sean is released at the very end of the mission. Use any weapon of your choice. Do not cut the rope with a knife.
  • Kill enemies with 10 headshots – It’s a simple challenge, because this mission consists in killing a large number of bounty hunters and there are many opportunities to attack from a distance. Perform accurate rifle shots. You can also help yourself with a Dead Eye.
  • Complete the mission without using any health restoring items – at ease attack enemies from a safe cover.

To start this quest, go to Javier, who’s just north of Blackwater. A cutscene will start when you’re close enough to him. You learn that Sean will be transported to a federal prison, and you create a plan to intercept then in transit to save him.

Follow Josiah and Javier on horseback – you’ll see a boat soon, which you presume is where Sean is.

Continue following them, and eventually you’ll stop on a cliff. Equip your binoculars and look down at the boat. You’ll see Sean, and discuss Ike Skelding’s bounty hunters.

Follow them to shore, crouch down out of site, and equip a knife.

Gold Medal Requirements

You must take these two men out silently to get the Gold Medal requirement. Follow Javier’s instructions so you can take them out quietly – approach them slowly with the knife. You’ll take the one out on the left.

Once you’ve taken those two men out, go up the canyon pathway. There will be more bounty hunters waiting for you.

Gold Medal Requirements

Aim for heads with an accurate gun, like a rifle, so you can get enough headshots to earn the Gold Medal.

As you progress, you’ll meet up with Charles. You can technically loot the men, but reinforcements are coming – so it’s best to continue onward so you don’t get cornered.

Follow Javier and Charles to camp, and use the logs as cover while you pick off the bounty hunters there.

Gold Medal Requirements

You must shoot Sean’s ropes to get the requirement for the Gold Medal.

Talking to Sean will complete the mission, so you should loot beforehand. You’ll technically get a chance to loot after, but the law will show up quick, cutting your lootin’ short. There’s $11, moonshine, and a Collectible Cigarette Card by the small green tent, and more miscellaneous items around.

When you go back to camp that night, your gang will be having a party.

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