Fatherhood, for Idiots

Quest Giver Abigail Marston
Region Pronghorn Ranch
Reqs Jim Milton Rides, Again?
Reward Motherhood

Fatherhood, for Idiots 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.


Fatherhood, for Idiots Mission Details




Fatherhood, for Idiots Objectives

  • Kill all 3 enemies in Dead Eye
  • After the confrontation, return to Pronghorn Ranch within 1 minute 30 seconds



Fatherhood, for Idiots Related Characters



Fatherhood, for Idiots Walkthrough


Father-Son Bonding

John Marston (you) enters his cabin to speak with Abigail Marston. She asks him about work which leads to a short argument that is settled. After, Mr. Dikens enters and asks you to pick up something for Mr. Geddes to Strawberry. Abigail asks you to pick up some parcels for her under your names, and you bring Jack Marston.

Get on the wagon and drive to Strawberry. Jack will ask you about the events of Jim Milton Rides, Again? and after, you'll give the reigns to Jack for him to learn to drive the wagon. When you do, he'll drive you all the way to Strawberry. Take over the reigns and head to the post office. You leave Jack on the wagon while you enter to collect the mail.



When you enter the Post Office, collect mail from clerk by interacting with him. You'll ask for the parcels for "Jim Milton", and there aren't any under that name. So you try again for "John Marston" and there aren't any, however it peeks the interest of another customer in the store who leaves promptly after. So you try "Abigail Roberts" and you're finally given the parcel. You then ask for the package for Mr. Geddes.

He'll help you load everything onto the wagon, and address you as "Mr. Marston" out in the open, which you correct him on. Jack asks if everything's okay before you give him the reigns to him and tell him to bring you back to Pronghorn Ranch. After some questions, you tell Jack to follow your command to either drive quicker or slower. You can now set the pace by following the instructions on the screen.

Along your way you'll notice a man that appears to be trailing you, and upon crossing the bridges, two more men will block the left path of the road, forcing you down the right. Shortly after, you're fears will be confirmed as all three men follow you down the hill. When you realize this, you tell Jack to stop the wagon by the fallen tree and take cover. He does this and you grab your gun from the wagon and confront the men.

You ask them what's their business, and they ask if you are in fact John Marston. Take this wonderful opportunity to go into Dead-Eye and kill them before they can ask anymore questions. Once you have, return to Jack. He'll be shook so you give him a hug and get back on the wagon, then drive back to Pronghorn Ranch. On your way you discuss the possibility of living in that ranch mentioned earlier by Abigail.


Oh Boy

Upon arriving at the ranch, Abigail will ask an approaching Jack about their trip, which Jack will ignore and storm into the house. Abigail then questions you as to what just happened, and when you tell her she gets mad at you and you quarrel for a bit, before she reveals the parcel wasn't a dress for her, but a gift for you.


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