Goodbye, Dear Friend is the 77th main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of Goodbye, Dear Friend Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
Goodbye, Dear Friend is unlocked after completing A Rage Unleashed.
Quest Giver: Sadie Adler
Gold Medal Requirements:
- Find Colm’s back up within 45 seconds
- Get 8 headshots with a long scoped rifle
- Complete within 6 minutes 30 seconds
Starting Location: Saint Denis, Lemoyne
Talk to Sadie Adler
Meet up with Sadie and Dutch in a saloon in Saint Denis. They’re celebrating the imminent hanging of Colm O’Driscoll, and making plans to make sure he doesn’t escape.
Skip all cinematics during this mission.
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete within 6 minutes 30 seconds
Follow Dutch and Sadie to the gallows, blending in using your disguises.
When you reach the gallows, skip the cinematic.
You’ll notice one of O’Driscoll’s men up to something. Walk with Dutch as you follow him.
He will duck into a side alley and have a brief conversation with another O’Driscoll. You cannot skip this cutscene.
- GOLD MEDAL: Find Colm’s back up within 45 seconds
Once you can move again, run straight across the courtyard, past the fountain to the archway.
Turn left and go up the stairs to the top.
At the top of the stairs will be an open door to a balcony.
Turn left and jump over the railing, then climb the ladder at the end of the ledge. As you climb the ladder, you’ll see the sniper’s nest that is your goal. Get up to the roof!
Climb up on the ledge at the corner, and jump down the roof below.
As you approach the sniper rifle, you’ll be tackled by the sniper. Get free and fight back!
Once the sniper is dead, pick up his rifle and take position on the edge of the roof.
An official will pronounce Colm O’Driscoll’s sentence and comment on his crimes for a while before a cinematic will play, which you should skip. Once Sadie starts rampantly murdering, your cover is blown. Take aim at the remaining O’Driscolls and give them covering fire. Go for headshots using Dead Eye of course, due to the gold medal requirements.
- GOLD MEDAL: Get 8 headshots with a long scoped rifle
You will have to act quickly though to get the kills before Sadie and Dutch finish the job. Try to avoid clearing the wagon until last.
You should have no problem beating the overall mission time if you’ve gotten all of your headshots. Skip the ending cinematic and you will be done.
This finishes Goodbye, Dear Friend main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest Favored Sons starts.
Next Up: Favored Sons
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.