A Kind and Benevolent Despot is the 59th main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of A Kind and Benevolent Despot Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
A Kind and Benevolent Despot unlocks after completing Welcome to the New World.
Quest Giver: Dutch
Gold Medal Requirements:
- Get Javier to safety in under 2 minutes
- Get 10 headshots
Starting Location: Guarma
Talk to Dutch
Dutch isn’t going to let Javier stay a prisoner for long, and he has a plan to get him back. Climb up the rock face to where Dutch is waiting for you at a secret path into the fortress.
Shimmy along the ledge behind Dutch, and follow him to his guide.
Meanwhile Arthur is starting to doubt Dutch’s leadership after the deaths of his friends and being trapped on an island torn by conflict.
Before the argument can go much further, Dutch’s contact arrives to lead you through the caves.
She will bring you to a metal door that you will have to assist Dutch to lift in order to swing it open. Which begs the question, how did Gloria get it open to come down to meet you?
As you come out of the tunnels, you will watch a cinematic where Colonel Fussar is interrogating Javier.
Follow Dutch as he sneaks into the next area…
…then team up to eliminate the guards silently. On the count of three, knife the guard for a stealth kill.
Pick up the body and move it into the bushes at the yellow objective area.
Follow Dutch again as he sneaks into a sugar refinery.
Flank the door when Dutch tells you, and wait for the guards to depart.
When one of them goes off to find a bottle, it is time to make your move. Head over to the nearest guard on the left. Wait until Dutch is in position by the other guard, then stealth kill the one closest to you.
With the guards eliminated, its up to you and Dutch to sabotage the refinery to cause a distraction. Approach the waypoint marked on your minimap at the west side of the room and release the valve when prompted.
Close the shutters at the waypoint in the northeast corner of the room.
Finally, slash the sugar sack on the east side of the room. Go back to the west side of the room, and head outside as Dutch provides a spark. A moment later he will emerge, and lead you away from the building.
Move when he moves, staying crouched and moving quietly, until you finally reach the well where you’ll take cover until the diversion draws the guards off.
At Dutch’s signal, go to the cages to rescue Javier.
The distraction didn’t last for long, and the guards will open fire on you as Dutch opens the cage and helps Javier to his feet. From this point onward, you are on the clock.
- GOLD MEDAL: Get Javier to safety in under 2 minutes
- GOLD MEDAL: Get 10 headshots
Stay with Dutch as he carries Javier. If you never leave their side, they will continue moving towards safety while guards who chase you will continuously present themselves for headshots. Use Dead Eye for maximum accuracy, but don’t overuse it. The timer seems to continue at normal speed even while your Dead Eye ability seems to slow time.
You will have to move quickly and eliminate any enemies blocking your path. When Dutch calls you to take out specific enemies, that’s usually a good indicator that they’re preventing him from proceeding or are putting them in danger. Towards the gates, a number of soldiers will rush out from the east. Don’t be tempted to get caught up in fighting them here. Instead continue to follow Dutch and they’ll follow you out into the cane fields.
Usually just outside the gate, there will be more than enough guards collecting to finish up on your headshots all at once, and again the temptation will be to stop and make a stand. Just make sure to keep moving after Dutch while you fire.
Eventually you will reach the river, and Dutch will tell you to stay behind to cover their escape for a few minutes. Now you’re finally in a position where you can stop and clean up your pursuers.
At this point you can use Dead Eye as much as you want. Line up the last of your head shots and unleash your pent up rage. As a side note, this is also a great location to complete the Sharpshooter Rank 8 challenge for disarming enemies.
Once you have eliminated enough of the guards, you will withdraw and meet back up with Dutch and Javier at camp in time for the next mission.
This finishes A Kind and Benevolent Despot main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest Savagery Unleashed starts.
Next Up: Savagery Unleashed
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.