Friends in Very Low Places is the 37th main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of Friends in Very Low Places Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
Friends in Very Low Places is unlocked after completing Magicians for Sport.
Quest Giver: Josiah Trelawny
Gold Medal Requirements:
- Complete the mission without being spotted
- Complete within 8 minutes 10 seconds
Starting Location: Clemens Point, Lemoyne
Talk to Trelawny
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete within 8 minutes 10 seconds
Skip the cinematic, I’ll summarize. Trelawny has a friend named Alden who works at the railroad station who is willing to part with information about the schedule and contents of stagecoaches running through the region so that you can choose the best targets. Get on your horse and follow him to the meeting.
Hitch your horse at the Rhodes station and go inside.
Trelawny and Alden speak for a minute about nonsense, with Trelawny putting emhasis on the “discouraged man” phrase, like it has a double meaning.
He then introduces you to Alden as ‘one of us’, telling to you pay him for his efforts. Alden writes down some details on a scrap of paper, and passes it to Trelawny. He also tells you that he has a colleague named Hector in Strawberry that will also provide details on the stagecoaches for a price. Good to know.
With the details in hand, follow Trelawny to the ambush on the river road through Siltwater Strand.
When you arrive, you’ll hash out a plan where Trelawny will distract the passengers in the stagecoach while you sneak up behind it and loot the lockbox without anyone noticing. Normally on a timed mission I’d suggest taking the more direct approach since you don’t have time for subterfuge. However, there is also a stealth based requirement for the gold medal on this mission.
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete the mission without being spotted
Rob the Stagecoach
You’re pretty much forced to take part in Trelawny’s ridiculous plan. Tail the coach from a distance until Trelawny manages to get it to stop. Then get off your horse, crouch down and try to stick to the brush on the side of the road. Don’t get too close immediately.
The driver will jump down and walk to the back of the coach. If you are too close you’ll be spotted and he’ll realize that they’re being robbed. Which does not help your plan.
After a minute or so, he will turn and walk down to the water’s edge, giving you the opportunity to rob the lockbox.
Get in close, approaching slowly. Break the lock, if you have a lockbreaker, loot the lockbox and get away as quietly as possible.
Get back on your horse and wait for the coach to leave so its safe to meet up with Trelawny. Go back to him and talk. Skip the cinematic where you split the pot, and the mission will end.
This finishes Friends in Very Low Places main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest The Fine Joys of Tobacco starts.
Next Up: The Fine Joys of Tobacco
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.