Red Dead Redemption 2 Strangers are side-quests that run alongside the main storyline, and often pave the way to even more activities in the game's vast open-world.
Stranger quests are optional and won't appear on the map automatically, only appearing as a question mark and a white patch on your map when you get close.
From there, you have to narrow down the location further, before undergoing a starting quest. Some are linked to collectables and other activities, and some are questlines in their own right - and whether you decide to pursue them from there is up to you.
Here are a handful of Stranger locations we've encountered, vaguely in the order you'd come across them in the story. Remember, if you miss them, you can always go back to them later - just get close and they should appear on the map again.
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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.
Noblest of Men, and a Woman Stranger location in Red Dead Redemption 2
This is found in the saloon in the north-east part of Valentine. Jim Boy Calloway will give you four photographs of gunslingers to track down. View your satchel (right on the D-pad) and read the back of each photograph to add their locations to your map.
Smoking and Other Hobbies Stranger location in Red Dead Redemption 2
This is found at Flatneck Station, outside of the outhouse. This stranger will inform you of collectable Playing Cards. Get a full set, and you can sell them to him for a profit.
All That Glitters Stranger location in Red Dead Redemption 2
This is on some cliffs west of Flatrock Station and north of the railroad. Buy the Treasure Map from the explorer for $10 and you can start the Jack Hall Gang Treasure Map locations quest.
Academia for Amateurs Stranger location in Red Dead Redemption 2
This is south-west of Riggs Station, in the middle of some trees. After the cutscene you have to retrieve the bag which has been stolen by a coyote. Simple chase it and it'll drop it by a rock, then bring it back to the stranger.
This is the first of many Academia for Amateurs quests, by the way - keep playing the main story and more shall appear.
A Fisher of Fish Stranger location in Red Dead Redemption 2
We suspect you might need to complete A Fisher of Men in Chapter 2 before this appears. Either way, you'll find it south-east of Flatneck Station, on a jetty between there and Rhodes. This has you hunt down 13 Legendary Fish locations across the map, with the help of a map.
A Test of Faith Stranger location in Red Dead Redemption 2
You'll find this Stranger location just north-west of Flatneck Station, out in the wilderness. Look for the wagon and the person standing over a dig site, and you'll be introduced to the paleontologist, who wants you to mail dinosaur bones to her.
American Dreams Stranger location in Red Dead Redemption 2
This will only appear on your map when you find all three Killer Clue piece locations. Once you have, head south-west of Valentine for the radius to appear on the map. The spot you are looking for is the basement doors next to the destroyed hut, on the west side.