Red Dead Redemption 2 The Ends of the Earth mission explained

Our in-progress explainer to the PC-only Stranger mission.

The Ends of the Earth is a brand-new Stranger questline which is, alongside the photo mode, exclusive to the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

It features a kindly traveller who asks you to collect herbs for him in exchange for some beneficial rewards.

The questline appears to move around the map as you go through different chapters, but we've got the lowdown on how to start The Ends of the Earth as well as what you need and what you'll get.

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For more help, our Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough explains the requirements for fully completing the game's many story missions.

How to start The Ends of the Earth in Red Dead Redemption 2

To begin this stranger quest, you'll need to have made it through Chapter 1. Once you've set up camp in Horseshoe Overlook, you'll be able to find the quest-giver by heading west and keeping an eye out for smoke in the sky.

This is actually a good way of tracking down strangers in general, as many of them will be in their own camps and therefore have fires going. Where there is smoke, there is a campfire and possible a stranger quest or a group of bandits - as the saying goes.


You can find this herb enthusiast just north of the L in The Heartlands on the map. Head on over to him and strike up a conversation to find out why he does what he does, and perhaps more importantly, what's in it for you.

He'll ask you to hunt down some Yarrow, which in real-life tends to be a plant with a white flower, but in Red Dead Redemption 2 it has red flowers. It can be found all over the place, and you might already have some on you.


The PC version has seen several new additions, including a photo mode, Red Dead Redemption 2 Landmarks of Riches Treasure Map locations and the End of the Earth mission. If you're looking for more help in general, our Red Dead Redemption 2 mission list walkthrough can help provide pointers with the story. If you're looking for things to find, there are Killer Clue Piece locations, High Stakes Treasure Map locations, Jack Hall Gang Treasure Map locations, Red Dead Redemption 2 Le Tresor Des Morts and the Poisonous Trail Treasure Map locations too. Our in-depth systems explainers includes hunting perfect pelts, hides and skins as well as all Legendary Animal locations and Legendary Fish locations, or all Gunslinger locations, too. Finally, here's a list of Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes .

Finding the Yarrow location in Red Dead Redemption 2

In the event you don't, then you can find it by heading just south of the H in The Heartlands and activating your Eagle Eye.

Eagle Eye will cause collectable herbs to glitter and shine slightly, but you should be able to find it reasonably easy by looking out for the red flowers.


Once you've got some, head on back to see the herbalist and give him the yarrow flower. He'll talk about its medicinal properties for a bit after taking a bite of it (not recommended in the real world upon finding a new plant) and will hand over a Horse Reviver.

This is an excellent gift for early on in the game, just in case you jump your horse off of something high or ride into a rock. It happens to the best of us.

He'll then say he'll see you around and you'll be tasked with finding him somewhere else on the map. I'm not completely sure as to when he actually moves, but it seems likely it would tie into the chapter somewhat.

Given how close he was to the camp here, it's possible he'll be nearby in Chapter 3 too. We'll keep hunting for him and report back when we've found him.

More coming soon!

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