An American Pastoral Scene is the 23rd main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of An American Pastoral Scene Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
An American Pastoral Scene is unlocked after completing Blessed are the Meek?
Quest Giver: Micah
Region: West Elizabeth
Gold Medal Requirements:
- Headshot each of the mounted guards protecting the wagon
- Get 10 kills in Dead Eye
- Complete within 6 minutes
- Complete the mission without taking any health items
Starting Location: Monto’s Rest, West Elizabeth
Talk to Micah
To thank Arthur for rescuing him, Micah would like to cut him in on job robbing a bank coach. Apparently Micah heard one of the O’Driscolls bragging about it while they were in jail together, and now he’s going to get there first.
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete within 6 minutes
Get on your horse and quickly ride to the overlook to wait for the stage. There will be a cinematic of Micah saying it should be along shortly, which you should skip.
Attack the Guards and Stop the Stagecoach
- GOLD MEDAL: Headshot each of the mounted guards protecting the wagon
- GOLD MEDAL: Get 10 kills in Dead Eye
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete the mission without taking any health items
There are a total of three guards riding with the stagecoach. Use Dead Eye to headshot all three to fulfill the first gold medal requirement, and get a head start on the Dead Eye requirement.
Also use Dead Eye to headshot the driver to get the coach to stop.
Once all of them are dead, Micah will hop into the driver’s seat, leaving you to ride shotgun.
Just when everything seems to be going smoothly, Arthur remembers what Micah had said about the O’Driscolls hitting the stage regularly, the one that they are currently riding…
Keep going with the Dead Eye kills. It should be very easy to clean up any remaining ones you need, as there are a gaggle of O’Driscolls swarming you from all angles. Just remember to keep your head down, because they will try to flank you.
Midway through the fight, a wagonload of O’Driscolls will reinforce them from the east shore of the river.
Once you’ve eliminated all of the O’Driscolls, Micah will call you over to the wrecked stage to strip it of its valuables. Shoot the lock off of the lockbox and reap your rewards. Looks like working with Micah was worth it after all. Mission complete!
This finishes An American Pastoral Scene main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest A Strange Kindness starts.
Next Up: A Strange Kindness
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.