Americans at Rest is the 8th main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of Americans at Rest Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
Americans at Rest is unlocked when you complete Who the Hell is Leviticus Cornwall?
Quest Giver: Javier Escuella
Region: New Hanover
Gold Medal Requirements:
- Save Javier within 15 seconds
- Defeat Tommy within 1 minute 30 seconds
Starting Location: Valentine, New Hanover
Walk into the Smithfield Saloon, and you’ll see Javier and Charles drinking at the bar with two women. Approach them to begin the mission. Everything is going fine until Bill Williamson comes in and sets off an epic barroom brawl.
As you approach Bill, you are intercepted by another patron who seems to want to knock your brains out.
Put him down, then run over to Bill, who is being held down by two men and hit by a third.
After you even the odds with Bill, a large burly man named Tommy will come down the stairs and two things will happen simultaneously; he will provoke Javier into a dangerous fight, and someone will break a chair over your head.
- GOLD MEDAL: Save Javier within 15 seconds
Grappled from behind, you have to break free quickly. You only have 15 seconds to save Javier from his fight with Tommy.
Punch Tommy in the back of the head. So far so good.
Tommy will counter by throwing you through a window. Ouch.
- GOLD MEDAL: Defeat Tommy within 1 minute 30 seconds
This will be a messy fight. Tommy hits hard and fast. Be ready to block then counterpunch immediately. Don’t be too aggressive with your attack, as Tommy will also block frequently then follow with a devastating combo.
If he happens to knock you to your knees, he will get you in a choke hold and breaking free will waste about 10 seconds, so try to avoid that as much as possible.
Eventually you will do enough damage to him that he will put you on the ground and try to crush your face.
Break free as soon as possible and you’ll turn the tables on Tommy, climbing on his massive chest and beating him bloody.
Eventually you will be interrupted by a passer by, ending the fight. Watch the ending cinematic and the mission will be complete.
This finishes Americans at Rest main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego starts.
Next Up: Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.