Red Dead Redemption 2 Chapter 1 Colter Walkthrough Guide

Our Red Dead Redemption 2 Chapter 1 Walkthrough Guide will help you 100% complete the first chapter with all choices, optional quests, and Gold Medals.

In our Red Dead Redemption 2 Chapter 1 walkthrough, we will discuss every aspect that will help you complete the first set of missions. The opening of the game, the Colter chapter, consists of a handful of missions that would kick-start Arthur’s journey into the Wild West.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Chapter 1 Walkthrough

Colter is the name of the very first chapter of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Keep in mind that you won’t have access to the completely open world during the first few missions. In total, we have six missions in Red Dead Redemption 2 Chapter 1.

Each mission plays a crucial role in setting up the overall story. It prepares you by introducing you to different mechanics of the game. Crucial mechanics such as combat, fistfights, gunplay, horse riding, stealth, and assaulting other camps.

The first chapter is a little slow but builds up nicely toward the end. You will be introduced to your gang members. What’s interesting about each mission in every chapter is the optional requirements for earning Gold Medals.

This a very simple gameplay mechanic of RDR 2. Basically, you will need to meet 2-3 gameplay requirements during a mission to earn Gold Medals. It is like earning the S rank in Metal Gear Solid games.

Outlaws from the West

Gold Medal Requirements

  • Take no damage during the shootout
  • Loot six or more items from the ranch
  • Achieve 80% weapon accuracy

After the opening cutscene, you will need to follow Dutch. All you need to do is follow the on-screen instructions. When you are at the homestead, hitch your horse and follow Dutch on foot. Take cover on the shed to your left once the game asks you to.

After you into the direction of Micah, take out your revolver and shoot the man outside the shed when Micah is recognized. After this, you need to protect Dutch. Just stay in cover and pick off enemies.

Once the enemies are picked off, you need to follow Dutch into the house. Pick up all of the available collectibles.

There are some inside the furniture as well. Head to the barn outside and open the door. You will be jumped by an enemy from behind, deal with him and interrogate him.

Once the sequence ends move to the horse inside the barn. Calm it while moving toward it using the prompted button.

Head to the women inside the house and take her with you.

Enter, Pursued by a Memory

Gold Medal Requirements

  • Achieve 80% weapon accuracy
  • Kill all the wolves without taking any damage

Follow Javier on the horse until you reach the point where you automatically get off the horse. Select the sawed-off shotgun from your weapons wheel. Follow Javier and when the wolves attack you draw them to you and open fire.

More wolves will attack you as you ride back to the camp.

Old Friends

Gold Medal Requirements

  • Get 15 headshots
  • catch and hogtie Kieran in 45 seconds
  • Complete the mission in 15 minutes and 30 seconds
  • Kill 0’Driscrolls in the same Deadeye use
  • Complete the sequence without using health items

Head to the Colter camp to start the mission and follow Dutch. Get the repeater from the horse and follow Dutch. During your conversation, hold the aim button to take control of the situation with the hostiles.

Complete the engagement and clear the waves of enemies. Once that is done, head to the marked location and retrieve the dynamites. Head back to the camp with Dutch and while heading back you will come across a man running from you.

Select your lasso and tie him once you get close enough. Place him on your horse and bring him back to the camp.

The Aftermath of Genesis

Gold Medal Requirement

  • Kill each deer with one shot from the bow
  • Don’t spook either deer
  • Get a clean kill on the second deer

Get the mission from Pearson at the camp. Follow Charles and retrieve the bow from the saddle when you reach the destination. Look for the deer in the vicinity, there are two actually.

Follow the tracks and hunt both deer and bring them back to the camp. Use your bow and arrow to kill these animals.

Who The Hell is Leviticus Cornwall?

Gold Medal Requirements

  • Save Lenny when he hangs from the train
  • After stopping the train kill the guards in 30 seconds
  • Take no damage during the shootout section
  • Get 10 headshots
  • Complete the mission without using health items

Follow Dutch and listen to the plan he has in mind. Reach the robbery site and meet up with Bill. Take the spool and head to the nearby detonator to connect it. Reach Dutch on the cliff above the train tunnel.

Once the train comes to jump on top of it. Reach the front of the train as you clear the enemies along the way. Crouch to perform silent kills but in some sections, a weapon is required. Clean headshots are the best way to take down the enemies.

Reach the front of the train and pull the breaks. Once the train stops, get off and take cover behind a nearby rock. Clear the enemies and speak with Bill. Get the dynamites from him and place them on the cart door. Blow the door and loot the cart.

Eastward Bound

Gold Metal Requirements

  • Pick up Javier when you enter Horseshoe
  • Complete mission in 6 minutes

Follow the caravan until a cutscene is triggered. Pick up the broke wheel and take it back to the wagon. Hit it a few times to put it back into place. Drive the cart to Horseshoe Overlook but pick up Javier along the way.

This was the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Chapter 1 Walkthrough. Once you complete the initial levels you will have access to new towns, missions, and characters.

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