Uncle's Bad Day

Quest Giver Uncle
Region Great Plains
Reqs A New Jerusalem
Reward Ranch Chores, Your family & Uncle back

Uncle's Bad Day 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.


Uncle's Bad Day Mission Details

Uncle, John and Charles have a party all night after working in the barn. When waking up, John finds out that the Skinners have kidnapped Uncle.



Uncle's Bad Day Objectives

  • Get 5 headshots using the bow
  • After freeing Uncle, return to Beecher's Hope within 3 minutes 10 seconds
  • Complete with at least 80% accuracy
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items



Uncle's Bad Day Related Characters



Uncle's Bad Day Walkthrough


What a Place!

John Marston (you) speaks to Uncle at the Ranch in Beecher's Hope. Since the barn was completely built by Uncle, Charles Smith and a crew of men they hired, you're really happy with it, and you all go to celebrate by drinking. A montage plays of the three of you drinking, dancing and singing all day.

The next morning you're awaken by an alarmed Charles, who thinks Uncle was abducted by the Skinner Brothers. So Charles leads the way and you look to find him. As you track him down, you hear a scream in the distance and decide to abandon your horses and proceed on foot. Leave your horse at the area of interest then follow Charles's lead once again -bring your Bow!

You'll shortly find two Skinners on lookout duty. Kill one with your bow and Charles will take care of the other. Continue to follow his lead and shortly you'll come across a patrolling group that will pass by the left side. They will mention that Uncle is still alive and you can choose to let them pass by or engage them -letting them pass is the way to go here.

Continue to follow Charles and a Skinner wagon will drive, dragging some poor soul along. When the man stops screaming, the wagon stops and the Skinner goes to pick up his corpse. Kill him with your bow once he's picked up the body. Continue to follow Charles's lead onto the small cliff, highlighted on the map as an area of interest. Once up here, use your Binoculars to get a better look at the camp ahead. You'll find Uncle tied to a wooden structure, being slow cooked.



Once you turn around to talk to Charles, a Skinner jumps you and Charles uses a throwing knife to relieve the danger. However he is quickly grabbed from behind and after a Dead-Eye gunshot, from you, to kill his attacker, you alert the rest of the Skinners and it's game time! Kill the rest of the Skinners in the area.

Once you kill them all, release Uncle from his shackles and Charles will carry him. Provide cover fire for them as they make their way to the horses, as more Skinners appear. Once you get to your horses, continue to provide cover fire for them and escort them back to Beecher's Hope, once the coast is clear. Once you get back to your house, Charles will take him inside then come back out. You talk about the Skinners for a bit then it cuts to black and a cinematic shows you doing ranch work.


The Best of Women

As you continue with your daily work, you see two figures in the distance, and yes it's exactly who you think -it's Abigail Marston and Jack Marston. You run over and introduce them to their new home before the mission ends.



Notes & Tips

  • Don't waste too much time looting the Skinners' camp before helping Uncle or he'll die
  • When restarting from a checkpoint, your shoulder weapon will default to the bow so put your favorite one on your back.


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  ♦  An Honest Mistake  ♦  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  ♦  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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