Red Dead Redemption 2: How Many Quests There Are & How Long Red Dead Redemption 2 Takes to Beat

How Many Quests Red Dead Redemption 2 Has & How Long it Takes to Beat

Recommended Videos

Rockstar’s western epic has finally arrived in the form of Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox One and PS4. Following the story of the Van der Linde gang, and set before the events of the original title, players assume the role of Arthur Morgan as they journey across the west evading the law. There’s a ton of side content to dive into, such as hunting, fishing, completing little quests for strangers, and a whole bunch more. However, the main story alone is pretty huge. As such, some players may be wondering how many quests Red Dead Redemption 2 has, and how long it’ll take for you to beat.

To help you answer that question, we’ve not only provided a few of our own playthrough times, but also given you a complete list of all main quests. Please be warned, however, that the names of these may contain spoilers, and so we’ve popped these a little further down the page with a nice big spoiler warning to help you avoid any.

How Long Red Dead Redemption 2 Takes to Beat

In our playthrough of Red Dead Redemption 2, it took us around 50 hours to complete. This involved us completing all of the main quests, which we’ve listed below. We certainly didn’t reach 100% completion in Red Dead Redemption 2 during our playthrough, with so many species of flora, fauna, and wild animals making up its enormous compendium. There’s also an absolute ton of side activities and content that we barely scratched the surface of during our playthroughs in order to reach the end of the story.

On top of that, there are the cigarette cards, dinosaur bones, cave markings, and a whole bunch of other stranger quests that we worked towards, but haven’t yet completed in the 50-60 hours we’ve currently played of the game. Not to mention you’ve got pastimes like Hunting, Fishing, and going after Bounties, too.

As such, chances are if you wanted to 100% Red Dead Redemption 2’s story mode, as well as getting all of the gold medals for the main missions which requires you completing set objectives, you could spend an absolute ton more time. Our prediction for this would be well over 90 hours.

For a full list of the main quests you’ll need to complete in Red Dead Redemption 2 in order to see the full story, simply scroll down the page a little further.




Here’s your spoiler warning, just in case any of the Red Dead Redemption 2 main quest names give away any kind of story plot point that you might not want to know about or even have hinted at. If you were just after how long it’ll take for you to complete the game, turn away now.


All Main Quests in Red Dead Redemption 2

Here, we’ve listed all of the main quests in Red Dead Redemption 2, broken down into the eight separate chapters that the story is split into. Keep in mind that you can always opt to replay missions in order to get gold medals, should you really want to 100% the game to the absolute maximum.

Chapter 1

  • Outlaws From the West
  • Enter, Pursued by a Memory
  • Old Friends
  • The Aftermath of Genesis
  • Who the Hell is Leviticus Cornwall?
  • Eastward Bound

Chapter 2

  • Polite Society, Valentine Style
  • Good, Honest, Snake Oil
  • Americans at Rest
  • Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego
  • Paying a Social Call
  • A Quiet Time
  • Who is Not Without Sin
  • Blessed are the Meek?
  • Money Lending and Other Sins – III
  • We Loved Once and True – III
  • The First Shall Be Last
  • Pouring Forth Oil – II
  • A Fisher of Men
  • Pouring Fourth Oil – IV
  • An American Pastoral Scene
  • The Spines of America
  • The Sheep and the Goats
  • A Strange Kindness

Chapter 3

  • The New South
  • Further Questions of Female Suffrage
  • American Distillation
  • An Honest Mistake
  • Preaching Forgiveness As He Went
  • Sodom? Back to Gamorrah
  • The Course of True Love – I
  • The Course of True Love – II
  • Advertising, the New American Art – II
  • Horse Flesh For Dinner
  • The Fine Joys of Tobacco
  • Magicians For Sport
  • Blessed are the Peacemakers
  • Friends in Very Low Places
  • A Short Walk in a Pretty Town
  • Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern
  • The Battle of Shady Belle

Chapter 4

  • The Joys of Civilization
  • Angelo Bronte, a Man of Honor
  • No, No and Thrice, No
  • The Gilded Cage
  • Help a Brother Out
  • A Fine Night of Debauchery
  • Fatherhood and Other Dreams – II
  • Horsemen, Apocalypses
  • Urban Pleasures
  • American Fathers – II
  • Country Pursuits
  • Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten
  • Banking, the Old American Art
  • Brothers and Sisters, One and All

Chapter 5

  • Welcome to the New World
  • Savagery Unleashed
  • A Kind and Benevolent Despot
  • Hell Hath No Fury
  • Paradise Mercifully Departed
  • Dear Uncle Tacitus
  • Fleeting Joy
  • A Fork in the Road
  • That’s Murfee Country

Chapter 6

  • Icarus and Friends
  • Visiting Hours
  • Just a Social Call
  • A Rage Unleashed
  • Archaeology for Beginners
  • Honor, Amongst Thieves
  • The Fine Art of Conversation
  • Goodbye, Dear Friend
  • The Delights of Van Horn
  • Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow – II
  • Favored Sons
  • The Bridge to Nowhere
  • The King’s Son
  • My Last Boy
  • Our Best Selves
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Do Not Seek Absolution – I
  • Do Not Seek Absolution – II
  • The Course of True Love – V

Epilogue Part 1

  • The Wheel
  • Simple Pleasures
  • Fatherhood, For Beginners
  • Farming, For Beginners
  • Old Habits
  • Jim Milton Rides, Again?
  • Fatherhood, For Idiots
  • Motherhood
  • Home of the Gentry?
  • Gainful Employment

Epilogue Part 2

  • Bare Knuckle Friendships
  • Home Improvement For Beginners
  • An Honest Day’s Labors
  • The Tool Box
  • A New Jerusalem
  • A Quick Favor For an Old Friend
  • Uncle’s Bad Day
  • A Really Big Bastard
  • Trying Again
  • A New Future Imagined
  • American Venom

And with that, you should know everything there is to know regarding how long Red Dead Redemption 2 is and how many main quests there are to complete until you see the credits roll. For more tips, tricks, and information on Rockstar’s latest title, be sure to check out our comprehensive Red Dead Redemption 2 guide wiki.

Twinfinite is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Remnant 2 Forgotten Kingdom DLC Release Time Countdown & All New Features
Remnant 2 Forgotten Kingdom DLC Release Time Countdown & All New Features
Read Article How to Become a Firefighter in BitLife
Applying for the firefighter job in BitLife.
Read Article Best Xbox Couch Co-Op & Local Multiplayer Games
Related Content
Read Article Remnant 2 Forgotten Kingdom DLC Release Time Countdown & All New Features
Remnant 2 Forgotten Kingdom DLC Release Time Countdown & All New Features
Read Article How to Become a Firefighter in BitLife
Applying for the firefighter job in BitLife.
Read Article Best Xbox Couch Co-Op & Local Multiplayer Games
Chris Jecks
Chris Jecks has been covering the games industry for over eight years. He typically covers new releases, FIFA, Fortnite, any good shooters, and loves nothing more than a good Pro Clubs session with the lads. Chris has a History degree from the University of Central Lancashire. He spends his days eagerly awaiting the release of BioShock 4.