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Red Dead Redemption 2 - Polite Society, Valentine Style, Americans at Rest

How to complete Polite Society, Valentine Style and Americans at Rest in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Polite Society, Valentine Style and Americans at Rest are missions from Red Dead Redemption 2's second chapter, and act as an introduction to the town of Valentine.

For more help, our Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough explains how to complete the game's many story missions.

Polite Society, Valentine Style

Polite Society, Valentine Style objectives:

  • Return the lost wagon horse to its owner
  • Find Karen within 45 seconds
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Meet the Uncle at the camp and you'll embark towards Valentine by cart. Follow the course of the mini-map until you come across a man whose horse has bolted. If you decide to help, simply happy the Square (or X on Xbox) button while holding the left shoulder button while approaching the horse.

Doing this will increase your honor in the world - and it's worth doing good deeds while you can.

Make it into town, and follow uncle to the store. Use the book at the counter to buy a cigar - go into Provisions then Tobacco to find it. Once done, wait outside. After helping one of the girls in the alleyway, go into the hotel opposite to help the other.

Asking at the desk will reveal she's in room 2B, which is upstairs and the last room on the right. Press Circle (or B on Xbox) to fight back in the room.

The final part of the mission has you chase someone on horseback. Simply chase them until they fall off the cliff edge, and while they are hanging, make the decision to save or kill. As with the bolted horse earlier, it's your decision to help or not - and doing so will affect your honor in the world. With that done, the mission is over.

The PC version has seen several new additions, including a photo mode, Landmarks of Riches Treasure Map, The Elemental Trail Treasure Map 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 .

Americans at Rest

Americans at Rest objectives:

  • Save Javier within 15 seconds
  • Defeat Tommy within 1 minute 30 seconds

You start this mission by visiting Javier in the saloon at Valentine. It's short and sweet - a bar fight against various revellers. Press Circle (or B on Xbox) to punch and Square (or X on Xbox) to block. Soon you'll be told to help Javier, and are thrown onto the street outside.

Continue scrapping here, making sure you block and return punches when you can, and tap punch to escape any grapples, until the fight is up.

From here, a bunch of missions open up (at least they did for us) including Money Lending and Other Sins - 1, Paying a Social Call and Exit Pursued By a Bruised Ego.

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