A Short Walk in a Pretty Town is the 40th main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of A Short Walk in a Pretty Town Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
A Short Walk in a Pretty Town is unlocked after completing Friends in Very Low Places.
Quest Giver: Bill Williamson
Gold Medal Requirements:
- Kill 3 Lawmen in Dead Eye while saving Bill
- Complete using only sidearms
- Complete within 4 minutes 30 seconds
- Get 20 headshots
- Complete the mission without taking any health items
Starting Location: Rhodes, Lemoyne
Talk to Bill
You’ll find Bill lounging on the steps of the Bank of Rhodes, with Sean and Micah.
They say that they’re meeting some of the Grays at the saloon to talk about a security job. You will walk down the main street in Rhodes talking about their current situation and the feud between the Braithwaites and the Grays.
Arthur rightly senses that something isn’t right about the whole thing.
Unfortunately just a bit too late. Skip this cinematic.
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete using only sidearms
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete within 4 minutes 30 seconds
- GOLD MEDAL: Get 20 headshots
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete the mission without taking any health items
This will be a long and brutal firefight. Watch for Grays attacking from all sides, above, and behind you. Stay behind cover, and move from cover to cover as enemies pop up to reduce the amount of damage you take. Try for headshots, kill as quickly as possible, and only use your revolvers or pistols.
Eventually you will hear Micah say that they’re holed up in the gunstore, and that you should go around the back to surprise them.
Head in that direction, being careful of several Grays that will be waiting to ambush you.
Get to the back door of the gun store and for the sake of time, kick the door down.
Inside the gun store, watch out for Grays.
Between you and Micah, you will clean out the room.
Pick up any ammo that you might need to continue, and take cover behind the wall next to the door. From here you can either shoot through the door or the window to the right.
Continue to eliminate Grays as they press the attack, racking up your headshots as you go.
In order to keep up the pace, zoom out on your minimap when necessary to find the remaining Grays and take them out. Eventually the Grays will retreat. If you have a line on any of them as they run, feel free to pad your score. When Micah walks to the Sheriff’s Office and calls out Sheriff Gray, move up to join him.
Suddenly, they’ll emerge from the office with Bill being held hostage. They demand that you throw down your weapons or they’ll shoot Bill in the head.
I’m not sure why they thought that would work. You will go immediately into Dead Eye. Be sure to tag at least three lawmen (including the one holding Bill) before pulling the trigger.
- GOLD MEDAL: Kill 3 Lawmen in Dead Eye while saving Bill
With Bill safe, and most of the town’s Grays decimated, the mission will be complete.
This finishes A Short Walk in a Pretty Town main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern starts.
Next Up: Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern.
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.