American Dreams is a Strangers side mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

The mission becomes available after completing Chapter 2 in the RDR2 Story Mode.

Complete all three "Murder Scene" chance encounters to activate this mission. Only available between 10 PM and 5 AM.

After piecing together a map from scraps found near the bodies of the victims, a killer's underground lair is discovered.

American Dreams Mission Walkthrough

Arthur finds horrific crime scenes, with mysterious notes left behind by the killer.

Once you've assembled the pieced-together map by completing the three "Murder Scene" chance encounters, you can open the basement doors found at Lucky's Cabin, a short distance to the southwest of Valentine.

Inside, you will find a couple of collectibles and, more importantly, a knife to inspect. After the cutscene, press O/B to briefly stun your assailant, then knock him out with a barrage of punches. Hogtie him and take him to the waypoint in Valentine.

When the murderer assaults the sheriff, activate Dead Eye and shoot the criminal in the head. You will be thanked for this with a bill fold. Should you fail to intervene in a meaningful fashion, the sheriff will eventually overpower and kill his assailant - but you will not receive a reward.

American Dreams: Mission Info

  • Mission Type Stranger Side Mission
  • Location Lucky's Cabine, near Valentine (The Heartlands, New Hanover)
  • Available After Mission (Story Mode)
  • How To Unlock Complete all three "Murder Scene" chance encounters to activate this mission. Only available between 10 PM and 5 AM.

American Dreams Video Walkthrough

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