Red Dead Redemption 2 has 26 Stranger Locations. This guide includes a map that will show you where to find all 26 Strangers and the starting locations of their missions in RDR2.
More Strangers become available gradually throughout the story. You can still do their missions after the story. The chapters on the map are just the times when they become available. Below you can find a map with all their locations as well as links to text walkthroughs that explain them in-depth. Most of them are quest lines consisting of multiple parts. After doing the first mission, a marker for the follow-up quest will become available a little while later (usually after 24-48 hours). If something is not available, you must progress a bit further in the chapter or check at a different daytime. Some are only available at day or at night, refer to the linked walkthroughs below.
Stranger Locations Map
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1. The Noblest of Men, and a Woman – Location: Valentine
2. All That Glitters – Location: In the Wilderness West of Flatneck Station, south of Valentine
3. The Smell of the Grease Paint – Location: Van Horn Trading Post
4. Arcadia for Amateurs – Location: In the Wilderness South-East of Strawberry
5. Fundraiser (only available until Chapter 6) – Location: Saint Denis
6. American Dreams – Location: Find the 3 Murder Scenes to unlock this Stranger (on the map these are colored Orange with the 3 Murder Locations & 1 Stranger Location at the end)
7. A Fine Night For It – Location: Bayou area, north of Saint Denis. To unlock it you must find a chance encounter (random) with the “Night Folk” in the Bayou area (in the area marked green on the above map). Watch out for a white blip on the mini-map, around the Lagras Lake, at night time. You can make camp and sleep until night.
11. He’s British, of Course – In the Wilderness, south of Emerald Ranch.
13. The Iniquities of History – Rhodes
14. No Good Deed – Rhodes
15. Oh, Brother – Valentine
16. A Bright Bouncing Boy – Saint Denis
17. The Mercies of Knowledge – Saint Denis
18. The Artist’s Way – Saint Denis
19. The Ties That Bind Us – Rhodes
20. Help a Brother Out (Optional Honor Story Mission, only available in Chapter 4) – Saint Denis
22. Idealism and Pragmatism for Beginners – Saint Denis
23. The Wisdom of the Elders – In the Wilderness, West of Van Horn Trading Post
25. The Veteran – In the Wilderness, North of Emerald Ranch, at a lake called “O’ Creagh’s Run”
26. The American Inferno, Burnt Out – In the Wilderness, West of Blackwater
Those are all of the Stranger Missions (Side Quests) in Red Dead Redemption 2. You need to finish 10 Stranger Mission Questlines for the trophy & achievement “Western Stranger”. Which one was your favorite mission?
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