Red Dead Redemption 2 is full of choices and that’s one of the reasons you can get different endings in the game. Interestingly, you have an honor system in the game allowing you to do honorable or dishonorable selections in the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Endings
Red Dead Redemption 2 keeps track of your all choices and decisions you make, it uses an honor system to check if you are honorable or dishonorable.
All of these choices affect weather conditions, cut-scenes, music and the endings of the game. There’s not a single option to give you a bad or good ending in the game instead it’s entirely dependent on the honor system.
If you play the game as a dishonorable character, you’ll get to see flash cut-scenes of a wolf telling that you are going towards a path of a bad ending.
On the other hand, if you make honorable choices, you’ll see a deer in a better environment. Your ending differs depending on your choices.
Red Dead Redemption 2 endings guide is about the different endings and how to get an honorable ending or dishonorable ending.
No matter what you do throughout the game, you’ll arrive at a point when Arthur and John will split from the Dutch and the rest of the gang including Micah.
You’ll get two different options in the final mission which is to save John, help him in escape or go towards the Dutch’s money.
Now if you choose to go for the money, you’ll end up in a fight with Micah. If you help John, you’ll travel with him through cliffs and fight Pinkertons. Now that’s where you are able to get the best or worst endings depending on your Honor System.
1. Good Ending: Honorable or Dishonorable
In chapter 6, you’ll be presented with a choice to help John or follow the money. Now if you help John, you’ll have to help him in escaping through a cliff while fighting off Pinkerton. Eventually, you’ll get to fight Micah but it ends in a draw.
Dutch will appear and stop you from killing Micah and one of two things can happen:
If your Honor meter is high; Arthur says that he tried his best to change, unlike Dutch and Micah. Though as he’s already dying from tuberculosis, both of them leave Arthur to die in peace while he looks at the sunset.
With this ending, you’ll once again see a deer sequence because of the honorable deeds you did throughout the game.
If you’re Honor meter is low, Arthur states that both he and Bell are horrible people. Bell kills Morgan with a gunshot to the head. Dishonorable ending results in another Wolf sequence before the credits start to roll.
2. Bad Ending
RDR2 bad ending involves you going out for money by going back to the camp. You’ll have to fight Micah in the cave but unfortunately, that ends in a draw. After having a draw, Dutch will arrive to stop you from killing Micah.
That’s also when Arthur tries to convince the Dutch by telling them that Micah is a proper rat but that doesn’t look like to convince them.
Micah then takes out a gun to shoot the already sick and weakened Arthur in the face. He laughs after doing it and it’s one of the most emotional scenes in the game.
Like the first game, the main story’s ending is followed by an extensive epilogue. After a few years, you play as John Marston, alongside fellow outlaws Sadie Adler and Charles Smith.
You set out for revenge against Micah Bell, who you track down in the mountains. After a fight, Adler and Marston have Micah at gunpoint, only for Dutch to appear with weapons aimed at both.
Micah takes Sadie hostage, while John tries to convince Dutch that siding with Micah is the wrong play. Micah is then shot by Dutch, and then John finishes him off. Dutch then silently leaves.
John and Sadie take the Blackwater money and leave. The story ends with John’s return to the ranch, where Abigail, Jack, and Uncle are waiting.
That concludes Red Dead Redemption 2 endings guide with tips on choices leading to honorable and dishonorable endings in the game.