Gold Rush achievement in Red Dead Redemption 2

Gold Rush

Earn 70 Gold Medals in Story missions.

Gold Rush-1.6
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How to unlock the Gold Rush achievement

  • jcupmainejcupmaine343,307
    26 Nov 2018 28 Oct 2018 14 Feb 2021
    237 18 147
    This guide is split into sections; Introduction, Tips & Tricks, General Tips for recurring objectives (Accuracy, time etc.), New Save method, REPLAY method and finally Video walkthrough.

    There are a total of 104 Gold Medals you can achieve just from story missions. (NOT strangers)
    You are able to replay missions from any chapter by pressing start cn_start and selecting "PROGRESS". From here head into "STORY", it's the first tile you open up to, here you can select any chapter and replay any mission.

    Tips, Tricks and information.
    You MUST achieve all objectives in ONE playthrough. You can't play a mission and complete 1 objective and replay it again for another. You also can't transfer gold medals to another save. If you get 35 medals in one save, then create a new save, you must get greater than 35 medals for your achievement tracker to continue to make progress.

    You can’t get a “FAIL” or “DEAD” screen if your objectives include overall time, headshots, or accuracy. If you do you must restart the mission from the beginning
    Pausing the game WON'T effect time.

    General Tips for recurring objectives(Accuracy & Time):
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    New Save Method

    Make sure to save your game after EVERY mission! The autosave feature can be very buggy/frozen, count023 said they lost 14 medals because of this broken feature.

    You could use a money exploit near the start of the game or grind side missions for money so you can buy better guns, chewing tobacco and other tonics, better equipment and a better horse early on. Create a save before every mission, and reload the save if you fail the mission/objectives.

    REPLAY Method

    The replay method is useful once you complete the game, as you should have a couple of gold medals under your belt already. Your current gear carries over to the replay mission, so you can stock up on ammo and tonics before replaying a mission. If you open the video walkthrough section you will find that I have rated each mission based on how difficult I found them. You can simply look at the easiest missions and choose to replay them. (I need to emphasise that these ratings are based on how I personally found each mission.)

    You can't carry over completed objectives from one playthrough to the next, you must complete all the objectives in one playthrough.

    Video Walkthroughs (provided by GtaSeriesVideos)

    I have added a star rating next to each mission which displays the mission difficulty in my opinion. This is based on the rating I got on each mission, how many replays it took me and whether I needed a guide. A "★☆☆☆☆" rating says that a mission is the most difficult. A "★★★★★" rating means I completed it with ease. Again, this rating doesn't mean the missions will be easy/hard for YOU, but it's a useful tag to give you an idea of my playthrough.

    Objectives may include spoilers, proceed with caution.

    Chapter 1
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    Chapter 2
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    Chapter 3
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    Chapter 4
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    Chapter 5
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    Chapter 6
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    Epilogue – Part 1
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    Epilogue Part 2
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    -Please read the comments as people still regularly share tips and their experiences
    -If you have any other suggestions or found an error in this guide please comment so the solution can be updated.
    -Please let me know why you have downvoted so I can work toward writing better solutions in future, or improve this one.

    **Please consider the other solutions below, where people have shared their easiest missions, experiences, and thoughts that are all valuable for this achievement.**

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    MarkusW86Also I dunno if it's a glitch on fatherhood for idiots but if you kill the 3 in the same dead eye when you go back to the horse mine kept going right before I could have control again but when I did it in 3 seperate deadeye quickly the horse turned the way I needed and ended up getting hold on it first try...
    Posted by MarkusW86 on 18 Jan at 15:53
    Posted by MarkusW86 on 18 Jan at 15:57
    xUND3RTAK3RxRKOAnyone know how to fix the infinite loading glitch when replaying some missions?
    Posted by xUND3RTAK3RxRKO on 01 May at 01:22
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  • EggplantMan69EggplantMan69455,537
    05 Feb 2019 09 Feb 2019 09 Feb 2019
    51 3 5
    Alright guys so it’s not much of a guide you guys know how to play the game but for this achievement for those who needed to use replays, cause I can for sure say I was one. This is my list which I find are easiest and may take one or two tries. But as someone who wants to help out I find these are the easiest for chapter replays.

    **Please keep in mind this is using the replay mission, where your items are limited**

    If your having trouble, I personally would watch the GTAseries vids for a quick run down of thy said mission

    Chapter 1 - Gold 4
    Outlaws from the West
    Enter, Pursued by a Memory
    The Afternath of Genesis
    Eastward Bound

    Chapter 2 - Gold 14
    Who is Not Without Sin
    Americans At Rest
    Paying a Social Call
    Polite Society, Valentine Style
    Money Lending and Other Sins III
    Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego
    A Quiet Time
    The First Shall Be Last
    Blessed Are The Meek?
    The Spines of America
    We Loved Once and True III
    A Fisher of Men
    A Strange Kindness
    Good, Honest, Snake Oil

    Chapter 3 - Gold 12
    Further Questions of Female Suffage
    The New South
    The Course of True Love II
    The Course of True Love III
    Advertising, the New American Art II
    Sodom? Back to Gomorrah
    The Fine Joys of Tobacco
    Horse Flesh for Dinner
    Magicians for Sport
    Blessed are the Peacemakers
    Friends in Very Low Places
    The Battle of Shady Balle

    Chapter 4 - Gold 9
    The Joys of Civilization
    Help a Brother Out
    Fatherhood and Other Dream II
    Brothers and Sisters, One and All
    No, No and Thrice, No
    The Gilded Cage
    A Fine Night of Debauchery
    American Fathers II
    Country Pursuits

    Chapter 5 - Gold 4
    Welcome to the New World
    Dear Uncle Tacitus
    A Fork in the Road
    That’s Murfree Country *may take a couple tries*

    Chapter 6 - Gold 11
    Icarus and Friends
    Do Not Seek Absolution I
    Do Not Seek Absolution II
    Visiting Hours
    The Course of True Love V * may take a couple tries*
    A Rage Unleashed
    Archeology for Beginners
    Honor, Amongst Thieves *just be quick getting the meds*
    The Delights of Van Horn
    The Bridge to Nowhere
    Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow II

    Epilogue Part 1 - Gold 10
    The Wheel
    Simple Pleasures
    Farming, for Beginners
    Fatherhood, for Beginners
    Old Habits
    Fatherhood, for Idiots
    Jim Milton Rides, Again? *may take a couple tries*
    Gainful Employment
    Home of the Gentry?

    Epilogue Part 2 - Gold 6
    Bare Knuckle Friendships
    Home Improvement for Beginners
    A New Jerusalem
    A Really Big Bastard
    Tryin Again
    A New Future Imagined

    This makes 70 hope this list helps ya fellow gamers cheers :)
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    oxBURN3RxoThese are really easy in replay. While on my horse in free roam I would equip the guns I liked most. When I would replay a mission almost 99% of the time I had my fully upgraded guns on me. My Arabian horse was also with me everytime. Just thought I would point that out since most people think when you replay missions you're just bare bones.
    Posted by oxBURN3Rxo on 11 Jan 20 at 21:33
    oxBURN3RxoAnother thing I would like to point out is that I did have the 100% completion and both animal achievements before I started going for gold medals. Not sure if it made a difference having my good guns during replay but I thought I would add that.
    Posted by oxBURN3Rxo on 11 Jan 20 at 21:35
    spades59@jcupmaine Thought this may help anyone starting out or trying to wrap up their completion for Gold Rush, Lending A Hand & Skin Deep

    I just pulled the info together in one sheet. Credit goes to all that generated it as noted in sheet.
    Posted by spades59 on 04 Jun 20 at 23:24
  • BLACKandBIGBLACKandBIG101,189
    11 Nov 2018 11 Nov 2018 14 Nov 2018
    51 6 20
    Few TIPS for those who missed the opportunity to complete this on the FIRST PLAYTHROUGH or don't want to spoil it by endless restarts.
    *I've completed almost all missions (60+) after finishing the game.

    My Gold Medals:
    *Need to log in to see

    My Settings:
    Lock-On Mode: Wide
    Aim Assist Strength: Maximum


    1) It sounds much harder than it actually is. I've never had any situation restarting a mission because of lack of Dead Eye or Stamina.
    2) You can check objectives status by pressing Left (D-Pad), choosing mission and scrolling right. You also can Restart Checkpoint or Quit from there by holding X.
    3) There are more than 70 "Easy" missions. I had ~ 5 more left after 70th.
    4) You can't die or fail if the objectives are: Headshots, Accuracy, Time (Overall) or Using Health Items
    5) If your Dead Eye ends, you can try looting Chewing Tobacco from enemies.
    6) Always abuse Auto-Aim. Press LT and then flick RS a little bit up for headshots. If there are no Headshots required or you've already done them, shoot the bodies to increase your accuracy.
    7) I think that Talisman Bonuses work in Replay, so they can make life a little bit easier
    8) Upgrade and clean all your weapons as they are the same in Replay (not Always)
    9) Sometimes missions that looks easy are much harder than hard looking ones
    10) As you've already finished campaign, you know which missions were easy for you. Start this achevement by clearing from the Easiest ones.
    11) If you stuck on a mission, search a video guide on YouTube.
    12) If you need Tips for any mission that I've completed ask in comments. I'll try to help.
    13) Good Luck! I've had much more restarts because of missing it
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    count023Nope, didn't miss any shots and didn't reset to any checkpoints, but i can never get the accuracy score.
    Posted by count023 on 03 Dec 18 at 04:08
    Fuzzmeister JYou can only see objectives if you are doing a replay. They don't show the first time through.
    Posted by Fuzzmeister J on 14 Dec 18 at 16:47
    aaaI have no idea where this doc came from, but I've found this to be a great help with replaying all the missions
    Posted by aaa#9626 on 19 Jan 19 at 15:57
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