An Honest Mistake

Quest Giver Molly O'Shea
Region Clements Point, Scarlett Meadows
Reqs American Distillery
Reward $138

An Honest Mistake 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.


An Honest Mistake Mission Details

Uncle receives a tip-off and rides out with Arthur, Charles and Bill to rob a wagon carrying payroll.



An Honest Mistake Objectives

  • Save Uncle when he is overpowered
  • Get 20 headshots
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items



An Honest Mistake Related Characters



An Honest Mistake Walkthrough


A Miracle

Molly O'Shea calls out to Arthur Morgan (you) and when you respond, she begins to raise her concerns about Dutch before she's interrupted by Uncle and a tip-off he's received about a potential wagon heist. After some debate, Bill Williamson and Charles Smith get involved too and even convince Uncle to participate. As you ride out all together, Uncle speaks more on the tip-off until you reach the spot.

Pull your bandana over your face so you don't get recognized and as the wagon passes, go to rob it. Upon reaching the wagon, you'll learn that it belongs to none other than Leviticus Cornwall. Still somewhat eager, you and Charles check the lockbox to see if the hit is even worth it. You find about a thousand dollars but before you can make your mind up, a second guard wagon shows up followed by a whole lot of guards on horses. You all flee on horse as you get chased by a couple dozen guards.

Continue following fleeing with your group until you reach a farm where you get off and choose to hide in the barn here. You send your horses away then rest at the barn until it's dark.


In the Thick of It

Just as you wake up and are about to leave, lights approach the house they are more of the guards looking for your group. They question the man in the house who says he heard noises from his barn not too long ago, then two guards are sent to check on it. The guard that enters the barn is close to missing your group but alas sees one of you and is shot promptly.

A firefight ensues from all directions, as you are forced to defend the barn. Eventually, the lantern that the dead guard was holding picks up more flame and slowly engulfs the barn. Right when part of the ceiling comes off, you all flee through an improvised hole in the wall, facing away from the house.

Run down the hill into the forest. Here you split up and go with Uncle. You hide behind some rocks as two guards pass through and stealth kill them. The other two did not result to such stealthy resorts so you'll have to run over there and help them out. Once you defeat the waves, you'll all agree to split up in order to throw off your trail when you head back to camp



Notes & Tips

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Story Missions
A Fine Night of Debauchery  ♦  A Fisher of Men  ♦  A Fork in the Road  ♦  A Kind and Benevolent Despot  ♦  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  ♦  Angelo Bronte, a Man of Honor  ♦  Archeology for Beginners  ♦  Banking, the Old American Art  ♦  Bare Knuckles Friendships  ♦  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  ♦  Honor, Amongst Thieves  ♦  Horse Flesh for Dinner  ♦  Horsemen, Apocalypse  ♦  Icarus and Friends  ♦  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  ♦  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


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