Paying a Social Call is the 10th main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of Paying a Social Call Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
Paying a Social Call is unlocked when you complete Polite Society, Valentine Style.
Quest Giver: Kieran
Region: New Hanover
Gold Medal Requirements:
- Silently kill 4 O’Driscolls
- Get 12 headshots
- Complete with at least 80% accuracy
- Complete the mission without taking any health items
Starting Location: Horseshoe Overlook, New Hanover
Follow Kieran’s Directions
After a rather brutal interrogation session, Kieran has revealed the location of Colm O’Driscoll at Six Point Cabin.
Marston carries Kieran on his horse, and he leads Bill Williamson, Marston and you to the O’Driscoll’s hideout.
When you eventually reach the location, you start in hiding with the chance to take out several O’Driscolls silently.
Kill the O’Driscolls
- GOLD MEDAL: Silently kill 4 O’Driscolls
- GOLD MEDAL: Get 12 headshots
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete with at least 80% accuracy
- GOLD MEDAL: Complete the mission without taking any health items
The requirements for a gold medal on this mission are almost tailor made for a stealthy approach. Stay crouched and approach the first O’Driscoll slowly. If you have throwing knives or a bow, line up for a headshot.
Bill will advance with you towards the next two enemies who are standing side by side, and you can order him to perform a ranged (throwing knife) or knife kill. Line up your shot, to the head and Bill will then take out whichever of the O’Driscolls you don’t.
Keep moving towards the camp, and Bill will spot another guy sitting on a log with his back to you. Indicate to Bill that you’re going to “Take the Lead” and kill him with a throwing knife to the head.
Circle around the camp to the left, and there is another O’Driscoll sitting on a crate that you can approach from the side. Kill him with a throwing knife to the head, and that should be your fourth silent kill, and hopefully your fourth headshot.
Make sure to cut wide around the camp so that the enemies in the center don’t notice you. Keep eliminating enemies around the perimeter for as long as you can before you’re spotted. Once that happens, you’ll have to be very careful. You will need to complete the rest of your headshots, with 80% accuracy. Dead Eye is great for this, ensuring you hit your target and improve your accuracy, and get a headshot if you can paint them there. Stay back and in cover to prevent taking too much damage.
Midway through the fight, there will be a second wave as several O’Driscolls coming back to camp hear the gunshots and engage you from the South. There should be more than enough enemies to get 12 headshots, but if you’re running out of O’Driscolls you can use a weaker gun to ensure that you get multiple head shots on an enemy before it dies.
Search the Cabin
As you enter the cabin, you’ll be knocked down by an O’Driscoll ambush.
Just before he shoots you while you’re down, Kieran saves your life and shoots the gunman.
When you’re back on your feet, you realize that Colm is not here. Just as you’re about to give up and go back to the camp in defeat, Kieran mentions that there is a cash stash to be found inside the cabin’s chimney.
Search the cabin for anything useful that you can salvage in addition to the money. For example, there’s a double-barreled shotgun above the fireplace that’s probably worth taking, if you don’t have one. Once you grab the money in the chimney, the mission will be complete.
This finishes Paying a Social Call main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest A Quiet Time starts.
Next Up: A Quiet Time
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.