Red Dead Redemption 2: 100% Completion Guide & Checklist

This page contains all the progress requirements checklist and guide to attain the Total 100% Completion in Red Dead Redemption 2, which also unlocks the "Best in the West" PS4 Trophy / Xbox One Achievement.

Your progress towards 100% can be found in Pause Menu > Progress, or can also be tracked via the Rockstar Games Social Club by connecting your console account to it.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Missions and Events

Finish the Story Missions

Every journey has a beginning, and an end. Complete all the Main Story Chapters Missions and bring the tale of Dutch van der Linde's gang of outlaws to its natural conclusion.

Complete 10 Strangers Missions

This is a land of hardship and opportunity. But not all settlers and seekers can cope with the adversity. Meet these colorful Stranger Characters who likely as not need some help. Leave your mark on the lives of 10 Strangers.

Complete 5 Bounties

Having a price on your head doesn’t necessarily exclude you from collecting the bounty on someone else’s. Being an outlaw yourself might even help you to catch them, if folk don’t realize who you really are. Bring in 5 Sheriff’s Bounties.

Bounties can be found as posters in the Sheriff Offices in Valentine, Rhodes, Saint Denis, Strawberry, Blackwater, Tumbleweed.

Complete 25 Chance Encounters

Traversing the wilderness, riding through settlements, and exploring cities, you never know what you might stumble across. It could be a test of your character, or a test of your mettle. Have 25 Chance Encounters.

These are Random Events that spawn infinitely as you explore the world and ride around the map.

Complete 1 Bushwhacked

Dutch's gang isn’t the only one East of the Grizzlies. Others are out there and they don’t take too kindly to new competition or old rivalry. Stay alert, and be prepared to be quick on the draw. Encounter 1 Gang Ambush.

Complete 6 Gang Hideouts

With the law closing in, the last remaining Gangs are holed up, prepared to fight, and sitting on some plunder. Find them before someone else does. One way or another, capture all 6 Gang Hideouts.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Collectables

1 Points of Interest

You're not the first person to pass through this country, and you won't be the last. Stop for a moment and notice the unique places and things. Find just 1 of the many Points of Interest in this world.

9 Graves

Through bad decisions and bad luck, not everyone will survive this difficult journey. After they pass, pay your respects and find the graves of 9 fallen companions.

Note: This task is unlocked only after completing the main Story Missions.

1 Cigarette Cards Set

Tobacco companies have always known how to market their wares. Be it with a billboard, or a competition to collect a full set of souvenier cards from cigarette packs. Find discarded cards or get hold of premium packs to assemble one of the sets. Collect 1 Cigarette Cards Set.

30 Dinosaur Bones

Ignore the shouts of ‘fraud’, ‘hoax’ and ‘lunatic’. Find amateur paleontologist Deborah MacGuiness in the Heartlands, and help her locate the dinosaur remains around the world to finish her project of discovery.

13 Legendary Fish

Fishing is a relaxing pastime, but it can also bring fortune and fame… if self appointed legendary angler Jeremy Gill is to be believed. Find him at Flat Iron Lake, catch each of his Legendary Fish, mail them to him, and help him complete his collection.

All Exotic Tasks for Algernon Wasp

No matter how humble their origins, once a criminal starts to get money, they will usually develop expensive tastes. Meet Saint Denis resident Algernon Wasp and help with his requests for the rarest and most luxurious flora and fauna in the land to help him with his remarkable creations.

10 Rock Carvings

There are strange carvings in the rocks, but what do they mean? Find Francis Sinclair in Big Valley and locate all the rock carvings, and maybe all will become clear.

All Hunting Requests from Train Stations

What better way to celebrate nature’s perfect creations than to kill them and stuff them into shipping boxes? Find Ms. L Hobb’s Hunters Sought Posters at train stations across the territory, and carry out all her requests.

1 Treasure Hunter Chain

There is another way to make your fortune: by digging up someone else's. Find Treasure Hunters around the world and follow the clues to complete 1 Treasure Hunter Chain.

20 Dreamcatchers

If you look up from time to time, you might notice something hanging in the trees. Find all 20 Dreamcatchers and note their positions, and see what you think.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Compendium

Discover 50 Animals

Learn to live among predators and prey in the wilds of America. Discover 50 (out of 178) Species of Animals. See the Animals section of the Compendium to track your progress.

Discover 10 species of Fish

The riverse, lakes and swamps are teeming with life. Discover 10 (out of 30) Species of Fish. See the Fish section of the Compendium to track your progress.

Obtain 10 pieces of Equipment

There's more to an outlaw than the gun slung across their back. Obtain 10 (out of 74) pieces of Equipment. See the Equipment section of the Compendium to track your progress.

Encounter all 6 Enemy Gangs

The time of the American outlaw might be ending, but a few gangs still survive, creating chaos and inspiring terror. Encounter all 6 enemy Gangs. See the Gangs section of the Compendium to track your progress.

Note: This task is automatically completed by progressing through the story.

Discover 10 Breeds of Horse

Horses can be found both domesticated and roaming wild. Discover 10 (out of 19) Breeds of Horse. See the Horses section of the Compendium to track your progress.

Collect 20 Plants

The world is wild, and nature can kill or cure. Collect 20 (out of 43) plants. See the Plants section of the Compendium to track your progress.

Use 48 Weapon Types

With 59 unique weapons to be found, the choice is yours. Use at least 48 (out of 59) weapon types. See the Weapons section of the Compendium to track your progress.

Player Objectives

Reach maximum Health, Stamina and Dead Eye

Whether traveling, brawling, hunting or relaxing by the fireside, be the best that you can be. Max our your Health, Stamina and Dead Eye.

Reach maximum Horse Bonding Level

Every outlaw needs an equine companion they can trust, a mount who can be relied on to speed them out of chaos or fearlessly ride them straight into it. Reach the maximum Bonding Level with a horse you own.

Complete all 9 Challenges

It takes skill, knowledge and a quick trigger finger to survive and thrive in this harsh land. Prove your worth and complete all 9 challenges:

  • Bandit
  • Explorer
  • Gambler
  • Herbalist
  • Horseman
  • Master Hunter
  • Sharpshooter
  • Survivalist
  • Weapons Expert

Each Challenge is made of 10 levels / objectives to complete, for a total of 90 challenges. See the Challenges section to track your progress.


Discover 5 Shacks

Several snacks can be found across this land: unremarkable structures, but each with their own strange secret to hide. Discover 5 shacks.

Kill 5 Legendary Animals

There are whispers of one-of-a-kind animals living out in the wilderness. Tales are told around campfires where hunters gather. Some are beautiful, some deadly, each would be a valuable prize for any outdoorsman. Track down and kill 5 Legendary Animals.

Play all 4 Table Games

If you tire of bloodshed, there are gentler pursuits out there to engage in. Find Table Games in the towns or sit down and play with fellow gang members. Play 1 game each of Poker, Blackjack, Dominoes, and Five Finger Fillet.

5 Ranters, Ravers and Campaigners

At the turn of the century, in American, mind-sets are shifting, adapting, and breaking. The towns and wilds are filled with peculiar characters who just want to talk to you about it. Find and interact with 5 of these Ranters, Ravers and Campaigners

Take 1 Bath

It's a dirty, rugged existence, out on the plains and down in the streets. Luckily, a number of reputable establishments offer baths to the weary. So rest your aching bones, and try to scrub away your past. Take 1 bath.

Watch 1 Show

Marvel at one of the technological advancements of the age. Head to Blackwater's Imperial Theatre, or the Fontana Theatre in Saint Denis, for an animated motion picture. Or catch J.J. Riggins' Traveling Magic Lantern Show in Valentine. Watch 1 show.

Visit 1 Theater

Saint Denis' Theatre Raleur offers vaudeville shows for the curious and degenerate. Escape artists, fire eaters, and snake dancers await. Visit 1 theater.

Craft 6 Recipes Types

Those who prosper in the wilderness are skillful and self-sufficient. Craft 1 cooking recipe, 1 tonic, 1 type of ammunition, 1 hunting item, 1 horse care item, and 1 weapon.

Complete 4 Robbery Types

Any thug can rob a man, but a real professional thief plots for bigger targets. Complete 1 Coach Robbery, 1 Home Robbery, 1 Shop Robbery and 1 Train Robbery.

For more Red Dead Redemption 2 Guides check out the complete Guides Section, including Wildlife Database, Weapons Database, and more!

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