A Kind and Benevolent Despot

Quest Giver Dutch Van Der Linde
Region Guarma
Reqs Welcome to the New World
Reward ??

A Kind and Benevolent Despot is a Story Mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This is one of the "Main Quests" of the game and players must complete it to advance the Story. Completing Story Missions opens up Stranger Missions as well as additional content throughout the game.


A Kind and Benevolent Despot Mission Details

With the help of a local, Gloria, Dutch and Arthur infiltrate Fussar's compound to rescue Javier.



A Kind and Benevolent Despot Objectives

  • Get Javier to safety in under 2 minutes
  • Get 10 headshots



A Kind and Benevolent Despot Related Characters



A Kind and Benevolent Despot Walkthrough


Glory via Gloria

Arthur Morgan (you) meets Dutch Van Der Linde above a waterfall close to where you left off after the previous mission. You and Dutch scale the wall and talk about the future plan, and as you reach the cave entrance, you begin to question Dutch's ideas. Shortly after, Dutch calls for the lady (Gloria) that will guide you to Javier Escuella, who emerges from within the cave. She asks for her payment and Dutch gives her the last of the gold you obtained from that botched bank job.

As you follow them through the caves, Dutch will raise his suspicions about being set up with the Pinkertons by a member of the group. When you arrive at a broken gate, Gloria will tell you to open it. It takes the both of you, but you get the door open which gives you access to a ladder. Before you can climb up, Gloria demands more money from Dutch at knife point. Dutch smacks the knife out of her hand and chokes her to death. You question his actions but he tells you she was going to rat them out.


Grand Entrance

Climb the ladder and you'll arrive at a structure, just in time to see Javier dragged by on a donkey, surrounded by soldiers taunting him. Once they pass, follow Dutch's lead to the left. He'll bring you to two guards facing the opposite way. Stealth kill the one his right on his count then hide the bodies in the bushes (area of interest). You can also pick up the Carbine Repeater on the table here. Continue to follow Dutch around to a building with a door. He'll check the window before proceeding in.

Take cover on the other side of the door and wait for one of the guards to go around the other side then take the closest one out while Dutch deals with his friend. Once here, there will be a few items to loot around, such as ammo and chewing tobacco. Dutch then tells you to open up the furnace vents, close the shutters and release the sugar in the bags to create an explosion. Once all the preparation is complete, wait for Dutch outside. When he comes out, you'll hind directly outside the building for a little while before following his lead to hide behind a well and wait for the building to explode.


Javier Es-traction

When the building explodes, the soldiers will rush towards it, giving you an opening to follow Dutch and rescue Javier. Dutch will pick him up from his cage and you will need to provide cover fire. Kill the oncoming soldiers but stick to Dutch. In this mission, it's more important to follow Dutch as more and more soldiers will just keep appearing. Stay close to him, clearing the enemies in front of him and then covering behind him. He will eventually run out of the camp and into a large sugar field. Continue to provide cover fire as you escape into the fields.

Eventually you'll reach the jungle and then cross a river. Dutch will carry Javier away to safety while you stay behind and kill the remaining oncoming soldiers. Once they're all dead, you will run away and the screen will fade to black, spawning you back at the camp.



Notes & Tips

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Story Missions
A Fine Night of Debauchery  ♦  A Fisher of Men  ♦  A Fork in the Road  ♦  A New Future Imagined  ♦  A New Jerusalem  ♦  A Quick Favor for an Old Friend  ♦  A Quiet Time  ♦  A Rage Unleashed  ♦  A Really Big Bastard  ♦  A Short Walk in a Pretty Town  ♦  A Strange Kindness  ♦  Advertising, the New American Art – II  ♦  American Distillation  ♦  American Fathers – II  ♦  American Venom  ♦  Americans at Rest  ♦  An American Pastoral Scene  ♦  An Honest Day's Labors  ♦  An Honest Mistake  ♦  Angelo Bronte, a Man of Honor  ♦  Archeology for Beginners  ♦  Banking, the Old American Art  ♦  Bare Knuckles Friendships  ♦  Blessed are the Meek?  ♦  Blessed are the Peacemakers  ♦  Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern  ♦  Brothers and Sisters, One and All  ♦  Country Pursuits  ♦  Dear Uncle Tacitus  ♦  Do Not Seek Absolution – I  ♦  Do Not Seek Absolution – II  ♦  Eastward Bound  ♦  Enter, Pursued by a Memory  ♦  Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego  ♦  Farming, for Beginners  ♦  Fatherhood and Other Dreams – II  ♦  Fatherhood, for Beginners  ♦  Fatherhood, for Idiots  ♦  Favored Sons  ♦  Fleeting Joy  ♦  Friends in Very Low Places  ♦  Further Questions of Female Suffrage  ♦  Gainful Employment  ♦  Good, Honest, Snake Oil  ♦  Goodbye, Dear Friend  ♦  Hell Hath No Fury  ♦  Help a Brother Out  ♦  Home Improvement for Beginners  ♦  Home of the Gentry?  ♦  Honor, Amongst Thieves  ♦  Horse Flesh for Dinner  ♦  Horsemen, Apocalypse  ♦  Icarus and Friends  ♦  Jim Milton Rides, Again?  ♦  Just a Social Call  ♦  Magicians for Sport  ♦  Money Lending and Other Sins – III  ♦  Motherhood  ♦  Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow – II  ♦  My Last Boy  ♦  No, No and Thrice, No  ♦  Old Friends  ♦  Old Habits  ♦  Our Best Selves  ♦  Outlaws from the West  ♦  Paradise Mercifully Departed  ♦  Paying a Social Call  ♦  Polite Society, Valentine Style  ♦  Pouring Forth Oil – II  ♦  Pouring Forth Oil – IV  ♦  Preaching Forgiveness as He went  ♦  Red Dead Redemption  ♦  Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten  ♦  Savagery Unleashed  ♦  Simple Pleasures  ♦  Sodom? Back to Gomorrah  ♦  That's Murfee Country  ♦  The Aftermath of Genesis  ♦  The Battle of Shady Belle  ♦  The Bridge to Nowhere  ♦  The Course of True Love – II  ♦  The Course of True Love – III  ♦  The Course of True Love – V  ♦  The Delights of Van Horn  ♦  The Fine Art of Conversation  ♦  The Fine Joys of Tobacco  ♦  The First Shall Be Last  ♦  The Gilded Cage  ♦  The Joys of Civilization  ♦  The King's Son  ♦  The New South  ♦  The Sheep and the Goats  ♦  The Spines of America  ♦  The Tool Box  ♦  The Wheel  ♦  Trying Again  ♦  Uncle's Bad Day  ♦  Urban Pleasures  ♦  Visiting Hours  ♦  We Loved Once and True – III  ♦  Welcome to the New World  ♦  Who is Not without Sin  ♦  Who the Hell is Leviticus Cornwall  ♦  Who the Hell is Leviticus Cornwall?


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