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Gold Rush

Earn 70 Gold Medals in Story missions.

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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.

Introduction.
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):
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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.**
Good information.
Posted on 29 Oct 18 at 21:37
GTAmissions1Thanks for noting the missions along with requirements for a gold medal.

Especially they have to be done in one playthrough, it cannot be done through multiple like in GTA V (time constraints in one, then accuracy in another).

Positive upvote from me.
Posted by GTAmissions1 on 30 Oct 18 at 01:31
ReptarOnIce3000Just a theory, that I'm pretty sure is correct, but I've noticed that if I die and reload checkpoints, things like the 80% accuracy and headshot count do not get checked off. It is safe to assume that the mission must be done flawlessly in order to get the medal. This is shaping up to be a pretty unforgiving achievement.
Posted by ReptarOnIce3000 on 30 Oct 18 at 04:14
ReptarOnIce3000I would like to add that they are not checking off because I am not getting the requirements. I will hit every single shot, and get more than enough headshots, and still fail to have them ticked off. Sort of frustrating.
Posted by ReptarOnIce3000 on 30 Oct 18 at 04:15
ReptarOnIce3000Sorry for comment spam but I also have some advice to make this easier when playing through the game that you may want to include.

This may seem like it would break the pace of game play and seem tedious, but rather than going back and doing these all after you've beat the game, I HIGHLY recommend finding the requirements online, then beating them as you go. The reason for this is because when you replay a mission NOTHING YOU HAVE CARRIES OVER. If you're thinking "I'll get a jump on these when I have higher levels and better guns", you are going to make these actually harder for yourself. I attempted to replay a few missions and in fact had WORSE equipment than when I did them naturally. You are given basically the bare minimum of guns for that point in the game, a slow horse, and low levels. (This may be different for the later levels, but going back to beat Chapter 1 and 2 missions was a pain). Hope that helps
Posted by ReptarOnIce3000 on 30 Oct 18 at 06:37
SquareCell31150Just a quick tip that I just figured out is that while in mission you can tap left on the dpad to bring up the mission click on that and rb along to the checklist so you can see the list of things as your doing it
Posted by SquareCell31150 on 30 Oct 18 at 09:13
jcupmaineSome great feedback and extra tips here guys!
I’ll add them to the solution ASAP

This is my least favourite achievement Rockstar seems to add to most of their games, and it looks as though I’m not alone. Any experiences, tips, issues, exploits etc.. feel free to share here!
Posted by jcupmaine on 30 Oct 18 at 11:03
SquareCell31150You can also abandon the mission from pressing left on the dpad as well 👍
Posted by SquareCell31150 on 30 Oct 18 at 18:04
Gunrunner318EDx green jesus says that you can replay missions cause i followed his guide and you can replay missions and can confirm this.may wanna add that to your guide
Posted by Gunrunner318 on 31 Oct 18 at 01:43
DilliniumEvery guide I have found says there are 104 missions, but on the social club it adds up to 105. It's specifically chapter 4, guides say there is 14 missions in the chapter but social club says there are 15. I am up to that point now and don't want to miss any missions. Anyone have any ideas?
Posted by Dillinium on 31 Oct 18 at 05:05
DilliniumSeems as though i missed high and low finance
Posted by Dillinium on 31 Oct 18 at 05:35
J2B9Reptars advice is definitely the way to go for difficult missions. If it’s an easy mission with simple requirements then it’s easy to replay but when it’s a tougher mission you definitely want to reload saves to get it on your main run.

Like for ones where you need deadeye kills. You’re probably not getting all 10+ kills in one deadeye meter and when u have no tonics to refill you have to rely on building it up again but there probably won’t be enough enemies to recharge it to then get more kills with it so you’ll be screwed on that challenge.

It’s so stupid that it gives you so little when replaying missions I don’t understand how it even makes sense.
Posted by J2B9 on 31 Oct 18 at 18:27
ReptarOnIce3000Sorry again, but wanted to add to my previous comment without just editing so that you see it in case you add it to your guide because it's an important tip.

If you plan to go for golds as you play through, SAVE BEFORE EVERY MISSION. If you attempt and fail, you can just quickly reload and try again. That's what I've been doing. Sure it will lengthen the time it takes to beat the game, but it will vastly lower my game time in the end game, as I will not have to reload missions later with lesser abilities!
Posted by ReptarOnIce3000 on 01 Nov 18 at 02:34
Dislodged PumaWhat are the chances R* decides to reverse their decision on the "all in one playthrough" rule? I feel like that's a real slap in the face, especially because replaying gives you like no gear whatsoever.
Posted by Dislodged Puma on 01 Nov 18 at 12:48
TruthfulSkate8Since there are about 34 missions of leeway, I think it would be extremely helpful if we could all decide on which of the missions we should be skipping the gold medals for.

So far I have gold on everything in Ch.1 and Ch.2., but decided to skip these combat missions:
Ch.1: Old Friends, Who the Hell is Leviticus Cornwall?
Ch.2: Paying a Social Call, Blessed are the Meek?, An American Pastoral Scene (by far the hardest time trial so far)

Some of the time objective ones are set far too strict and near impossible. Some that have accuracy and other objectives don't tick off at the end when you know you landed all shots and didn't restart checkpoints. Some missions are more time-consuming than others and not worth doing several runs. Some have to be skipped if you already beat the mission and no longer have a fighting chance with the nerfed equipment, horse, and stats in replay mode.

Lots of reasons to be skipping missions, if anyone else can advise which missions to not bother with, would be greatly appreciated!
Posted by TruthfulSkate8 on 05 Nov 18 at 04:26
ReptarOnIce3000I actually have some to add to that. First off, if you use the save method, pretty much every mission in chapter 1-4 is relatively obtainable with some trial and error. I didn't start saving until Chapter 3, but I have every gold medal from chapter 3 and 4.

If you are going back to missions, I would advise against anything that has a tight time limit, with headshots, BEFORE you have rank 2 dead eye. If you don't have a time limit the headshots aren't too bad. The guide teaches you a technique called the "sharpshooter" technique. If you autolock with L Trigger, then slightly bump the R Stick up you should have a perfectly lined up headshot when you snap to them almost every time. It's tough to master but once you get it down you can easily pop headshots without dead eye.

Now, that all being said. I would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY advise against going for gold in ALMOST all of Chapter 5. Some missions aren't too difficult, but the vast majority of them are EXTREMELY difficult. This is because, without spoilers, you have extremely limited equipment to get these tight challenges. It is also very difficult to save before these missions because after the third mission of the chapter you are basically forced to complete the rest of the entire chapter in a row. You have to do 5 missions in a row no breaks.

That being said there are some really easy Chapter 5 Golds.

Here are the Chapter 5 Missions you should definitely just say screw it on and not waste your time:

Savagery Unleashed
Hell Hath No Fury
Paradise Mercifully Departed

The rest of Chapter 5 can either be saved before, or is very easy and you have relatively good odds even if you replay the mission. Just read the challenges beforehand and plan accordingly.
Posted by ReptarOnIce3000 on 05 Nov 18 at 04:43
ReptarOnIce3000That being said, if you use the saving method, Chapter 3 and 4 in their entirety are super doable with some persistence. I think the most try anything took me was 3 or 4.

Some advice for these tricky time limits and headshots, USE AND ABUSE DEAD LIKE CRAZY! BUY TONICS AND USE THEM CONSTANTLY. I completed a Chapter 3 Mission that required 20 headshots, sidearms only, AND had to be done in 4 and a half minutes in just a few attempts by spamming dead eye.

If you a fail your first try and it may seem impossible, don't give up. Every failure is further familiarization with the mission making it easier and easier each time.
Posted by ReptarOnIce3000 on 05 Nov 18 at 04:47
ReptarOnIce3000A quick update. I tried replaying a chapter 5 mission, and STILL had level 3 in all stats. So can confirm this game is going to try and FUCK you if you try to replay ANY mission. DON'T DO IT! IT'S NOT WORTH IT. SAVE SCUMMING BEFORE EVERY MISSION IS THE WAY TO GO!
Posted by ReptarOnIce3000 on 06 Nov 18 at 18:47
Mike the Owlwhat if you complelte a mission and choose to replay straight away when it asks, does it still take everything from you?
Posted by Mike the Owl on 07 Nov 18 at 00:38
jcupmaine@Mike the owl,
Yes, each attempt has to be a clear 100% for ALL objectives which can be very very very tedious
Posted by jcupmaine on 07 Nov 18 at 04:31
ISC82Also, another question which might sound stupid. One of the mission requirements that keeps popping up: Complete the mission without taking any health items. Does this include Deadeye potions?
Posted by ISC82 on 08 Nov 18 at 02:04
kintarisExactly the same problem as the above. I'm not replaying 80% of this game if I can't even work out what counts as "accuracy".

Note: I redid the first mission on a new game and still had the same issue as ISC82, so it's not related to the replay feature.
Posted by kintaris on 08 Nov 18 at 08:28
jcupmaineQuite concerning as it’s a recurring problem for people.
Potentially a bug in the first mission? Any problems with missions after the 1st at all?

Some obvious points to make;
-shooting an enemies hat, gun or anything that doesn’t directly “hit” an enemy will effect accuracy negatively.
-Dont shoot anything BUT enemies that appear as red blips on your radar
-Using your lasso and missing an enemy will negatively effect your accuracy

Other than these ‘tips’ my only suggestion would be to try another mission sadly. There are 105 missions and you only need 70 medals. It’s a shame to miss out on what should be an easy mission for a gold medal but you won’t be able to work around a bug until it’s patched or until you find what you’re directly doing wrong.
Feel free to record your gameplay, or write down every shot you take and send it to me so we can conclude together if it’s a bug or not.
Posted by jcupmaine on 08 Nov 18 at 10:16
Sera Di SiahI swear some of these are bugged, even if you hit 100% headshots (not hatshots) you will sometimes still fail the 70% or 85% accuracy challenge, same goes for not taking health items - just dead eye tabacco or not using any items all mission long, it will still fail for some reason. I even counted the time for some missions, complete it within 4 minutes, the requirement is 6 minutes but it still says you failed. Piece of crap.
Posted by Sera Di Siah on 08 Nov 18 at 16:42
ReptarOnIce3000If you ever have to restart a checkpoint in a mission for whatever reason, dying, failing and objective, etc, the following challenges are void no matter what:

-Headshots
-Accuracy
-Total Mission Time (Not sure if void, but I think the timer keeps going so it makes this impossible)
-No Use of Health Items

If you get a "Failed" screen, if you want to be able to complete the objectives you must restart the entire mission. From what I can tell, simply holding X in that subscreen is enough.
Posted by ReptarOnIce3000 on 08 Nov 18 at 17:13
AkaiERAI wasn't expecting a stat lock and everything in one go on top of that. That's just unneccessary.

I mean, the same achievement in GTA 5 didn't have any of those and it's still sitting at a whopping 0.08% Global Unlock percentage. Kinda doubt that this achievement will ever go above 0.01%, unless they change it.
Posted by AkaiERA on 10 Nov 18 at 11:47
TruthfulSkate8So the objectives void for total mission time if restarting checkpoint, but restarts will not void section-specific timed objectives?

Because I just got gold on a mission that had a 5min30sec section-specific objective after reloading like 20 times.
Posted by TruthfulSkate8 on 10 Nov 18 at 16:20
TruthfulSkate8Just found out that you can turn the kill-cam off in the settings > camera menu.
Maybe we can save a few precious seconds during missions by turning it off.
Also, still unsure if using dead-eye affects the mission timer.
Posted by TruthfulSkate8 on 10 Nov 18 at 16:23
GabweIs there some kind of bug concerning the requirements? I've not gotten several gold medals because the box "Don't use any healing item" was not checked, however, I'm absolutely certain that I didn't use a healing item during the mission!?
Posted by Gabwe on 12 Nov 18 at 17:07
Sera Di SiahCertain Dead Eye tonics also impact Health or Health Core, that also prevents it. Chewing Tabacco is always safe, it's all I use to be sure. :)
Posted by Sera Di Siah on 12 Nov 18 at 18:01
BLACKandBIG@Gabwe You can't die or fail if the objectives are: Headshots, Accuracy, Time (Overall) or Using Health Items
Posted by BLACKandBIG on 12 Nov 18 at 19:27
ISC82After reading the advice here I decided to go back and see if I can gold all of chapter 1 and 2 before I go any further but the very first mission, Outlaws from the West is killing me. I have replayed it four times now and it is just not giving me the 80% accuracy when I never missed a shot in three of those attempts. Even in the one that I did miss a single shot on the man in the top window, I went for body shots on the remaining men and that was easily three clips. Anyone else having issues replaying these missions? I don't want to waste my time and definitely do not want to start again as I have just been mainly free-roaming, hunting, doing side missions and completing all of the very tedious gambling challenges.

*PS. I know that a hit is indicated by a red reticle.
Posted by ISC82 on 14 Nov 18 at 02:32
GabweThanks for the answers guys, but this is also what I thought. However, yesterday, I completed missions without dying and absolutely not taking any item at all, and still failed the no use health items objective... :/
Posted by Gabwe on 14 Nov 18 at 18:51
MikeButOnce you get used to this game this achievement doesn't seem so daunting. Make sure you always have a nice stock of chewing tobacco or snake oil. Don't bother killing anyone without using dead eye once you get the ability to place shots manually. Shooting a corpse counts as a miss I believe so I usually just went 1 head shot at a time.

Most of the missions with overall time constraints are very difficult. For chapter 2, 3, and 4 I only had two or three silver medals each chapter, with the rest being gold. Chapter 5 got me four silver medals and chapter 6 got me around the same. Epilogue 1 takes little effort for full gold.
Posted by MikeBut on 23 Nov 18 at 08:59
ResinousHashishSorry if I missed this, do objectives carry over on each replay? If I play one mission but miss 1 or 2 objectives can I continue to replay the mission going for ONLY those objectives and still get gold?
Posted by ResinousHashish on 25 Nov 18 at 02:12
jcupmaine@ResinousHashish Sadly no, you must complete all objectives in one play/replay-through. This is one of the things that makes this achievement particularly difficult.
Posted by jcupmaine on 25 Nov 18 at 12:35
Sera Di SiahIf you create a new story, do your old Golds carry over or nah? I've been replaying missions but when enemies don't drop tobacco or dead eye items, 15 headshots or horseback kills are real tough. Such a shitty achievement anyway... 60 hour story they said, only to spend 55 hours in dead eye cause regular gunplay is trash.
Posted by Sera Di Siah on 25 Nov 18 at 17:13
Maxumilli0nGold's don't carry over to new playthroughs. For instance, playthrough number 1 you get 35 medals, the tracker will stay on 50% and only go up if you get gold's on that same playthrough or by replaying missions and getting golds. If you start a new playthrough you would have to get 36 medals then it'll start moving again. I think ch. 1-2 can easily get at least 15 medals on replays though with a video guide.
Posted by Maxumilli0n on 25 Nov 18 at 21:36
M I K 3 ID vIf anyone’s having trouble getting the Gold on ‘A New South’ having to beat Anders Anderson without getting hit I made a clip here to help those who wanna beat him without getting hit.
Plus if you do get hit you can instantly restart checkpoint and it won’t effect the run for Gold. I found him to be the most frustrating lol!

M I K 3 ID v playing Red Dead Redemption 2

As you’re walking towards him instantly go for the grapple using Y, then try put him to the ground by clicking the left stick. Then dismiss by pressing X. Then try shimmy behind him and press B to choke hold him. Won’t work the first time so Choke hold him press dismiss with X then press B immediately after and then Arthur will auto choke him out. Took me 20 or so tries as sometime putting him to the ground would make him glitch but with a bit of trail and error is doable :)
Posted by M I K 3 ID v on 26 Nov 18 at 08:14
jcupmaineHey everyone, thanks again for the input and great activity on this solution.
I've recently updated this solution greatly, it has an improved layout and it a much easier guide to follow since there was so much information to include. I've attached video walkthrough's from 'GTA Series Videos' too. Any feedback would be appreciated.smile
Posted by jcupmaine on 26 Nov 18 at 12:24
count023Anyone managed to pull this off using reply? I'm almost finished doing my 100% playthrough, I dont want to re-play the entire game to be honest. Just do story missions. If no one can confirm they did it using replay, i'll start a new save.
Posted by count023 on 26 Nov 18 at 12:40
jcupmaine@count023 I think someone in another solution did manage to pull this off. It is possible but depending on how many medals you have left to get it really might be worth creating a save exclusively for this achievement - It 100% is saving me time, since my load-out is so OP. I have a full weapon wheel, lots of food items, lots of tonics, a race horse and I'm a high level in stats.
I might make a section in this solution for people who would rather do the replay option.
Posted by jcupmaine on 26 Nov 18 at 13:06
Sera Di SiahAs a tiny roadmap, would getting some gold bars, a bunch of items and a horse in Saints Denis work out? Then do all missions from chapter 2 and onwards?

How realistic is the legendary thingy satchel early on? Having 99 tobacco is easier than 3 or 5 and restocking every 30 minutes.
Posted by Sera Di Siah on 26 Nov 18 at 14:55
jcupmaine@Sera Di Siah, that's exactly what I did!
As soon as I was able too I did the gold bar exploit and got around 10grand. I didn't bother with the satchel since I thought the time it would take to craft it I could've done an entire chapter lol. So far I need to stock up every 3 missions or so, which isn't too bad. I'm on Chapter 6 at the minute and honestly I'm not "struggling" at all. My golden rule so far is to give a mission 2 attempts then move on, I'm about 85% done and I've had no stress at all.
Posted by jcupmaine on 26 Nov 18 at 15:34
ROM3LGod, beating CupHead on Expert was less frustrating than this. Basically anything that requires more than 5 headshots is prettymuch hopeless if you are trying to get gold after finishing the game. Im at 60% (need 28 more Golds) and very close to just giving up.

My best advice if you complete the game and want to reply for gold after, DONT! You are better off starting a new game.
Posted by ROM3L on 27 Nov 18 at 01:35
jcupmaine@ROM3L, I agree. I made a new save and got bronze in 1 mission (The one where you return the German guy to his family) and I've never had so much trouble with a mission so simple before in my life. The replay horse is useless.
Posted by jcupmaine on 27 Nov 18 at 14:13
count023I've completed a few missions that were previously bronze/silver, but the gold rush tracker has not moved. Even after restarting the game. Anyone seen this?
Posted by count023 on 28 Nov 18 at 03:14
SkinnyBin@jcupmaine brilliant guide, specifically with the difficulties, making it easier to know which missions to just avoid.

Not sure if this will help anyone else, but I knocked up a spreadsheet so I can keep an eye on how many missions I've done, which in turn makes me worry less about missions I skip. Just download it, then stick a "1" in the "Gold" or "Not Gold" column and the sheet will do the rest.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wAUXqSjrqXe0h8wuKc62...
Posted by SkinnyBin on 28 Nov 18 at 18:37
ROM3L@count023 after the new update I noticed my tracker only updates after getting 3 or 4 gold medals. Weird.
Posted by ROM3L on 28 Nov 18 at 19:29
EL CLELLAwesome guide! Thumbs up here and I appreciate all of your handwork.
Posted by EL CLELL on 30 Nov 18 at 18:28
the JeffreyTMDoes anyone know if the medals in the online story count for this achievement as well?
Posted by the JeffreyTM on 01 Dec 18 at 04:46
count023You need to add that you have to manually save to keep the challenge. Autosave doesn't seem to work reliably anymore. I lost 14 medals i earned over the last day or so because the game crashed and the autosave loaded up without those 14.
Posted by count023 on 01 Dec 18 at 13:01
jcupmaine@the JeffreyTM, I don’t THINK so. Online does have a story but I think the described “story missions” are meant for single player story. Still not sure 100% either way but will update the solution ASAP
Posted by jcupmaine on 01 Dec 18 at 18:08
jcupmaine@count023, Really sorry to hear this. I assume it doesn’t Auto Save right after the replay, but rather any other progress in your current save (Whcih is ridiculously broken).. I will add this to the solution, thanks for the update. Hopefully you’re able to make progress soon!
Posted by jcupmaine on 01 Dec 18 at 18:10
EL CLELLDoes pausing the game stop the timer for the missions with a timed requirement?
Posted by EL CLELL on 02 Dec 18 at 18:40
BoshHodorjust to let you guys know iv just got gold on all missions but replaying them so stop being bitches and do it
Posted by BoshHodor on 02 Dec 18 at 20:19
jcupmaine@SmokieDeeBear, I don’t think so. I paused quite a bit and didn’t have any trouble with the timer missions. This is especially useful if you’re following a video guide!
Posted by jcupmaine on 03 Dec 18 at 00:52
jcupmaine@BoshHodor, Thank you for just letting us know, proud of you .
Posted by jcupmaine on 03 Dec 18 at 00:58
Bk LuCKY ChaRMS@boshhoder love it when people who don't even come on this website comment toxic crap like that
Posted by Bk LuCKY ChaRMS on 04 Dec 18 at 06:00
JakThaRiPP3R84i recently got the golds done. it was a pain in the arse. all I can say to you guys is this.. stick with one gun. I chose the bolt action rifle, absolutely master it so u can aim up and get your headshot without even using deadeye.

the first chapter, only the train robbery mission is practically impossible on retries, the rest are doable. all of guarma is easy peasy golds all the way.

2 and 3 are mostly easy, but you need to be really dependant on one weapon, being comfortable is very important as allot of theese missions you need to be gettng 1 kill a second, every second until the fight ends. and it's easily doable when your a beast with one gun, i preferred lancaster repeater and bolt action, depending on range to me they both kinda felt the same as each other, the bolt action being a little slower and more precise.

getting trinkets doesn't carry into retries, and by the time u get the best 2 trinks in chapter 6 the missions get insanely difficult with tight time limits and stuff so using dead eye too much is instant fail. u need to be aiming, dead eye, kill as quickly as possible -1 second, and moving to the next.

chapter 4 is easy all the way through if you master one gun and tryhard every mission saving before hand. still the first mission, catching the urchin before he gets to market is just ridiculous.

chapter 6 starts easy progressively gets savage as fuck, epilogue 1 i blasted through as i already had it by chapter 6 ending, epilogue 2 looked hard but some easy ones. building the house was easy, just hold a the whole mission, and gold.
Posted by JakThaRiPP3R84 on 05 Dec 18 at 03:50
jcupmaine@JakThaRiPP3R84, Great tips! Well done on getting the golds- it really can be a nightmare. I didn’t know about the trinket info, I’ll have to add that to the solution so thank you!
Posted by jcupmaine on 05 Dec 18 at 10:32
jcupmaine@JakThaRiPP3R84, Great tips! Well done on getting the golds- it really can be a nightmare. I didn’t know about the trinket info, I’ll have to add that to the solution so thank you!
Posted by jcupmaine on 05 Dec 18 at 17:01
jcupmaine@JakThaRiPP3R84, Great tips! Well done on getting the golds- it really can be a nightmare. I didn’t know about the trinket info, I’ll have to add that to the solution so thank you!
Posted by jcupmaine on 05 Dec 18 at 17:08
Fuzzmeister JI needed 72 gold and got this in Epilogue 1. One gold was the Special Edition bank heist in Chapter 4, so that may not count. Chapter 6 sucked and I was so close, I kinda gave up until the epilogue.
Posted by Fuzzmeister J on 14 Dec 18 at 16:34
Anti Wan KenobiDoes anybody know if the cutscenes count towards your overall time or just pure play time?
Posted by Anti Wan Kenobi on 18 Dec 18 at 16:37
Phil709The cutscenes count towards your overall time^
Posted by Phil709 on 19 Dec 18 at 03:39
UnfurledEmu75People shoulnt get scared and create a new save, getting this achievement replaying missions it's very doable. I only had 5 medals when i finished the game, and then I got all gold medals in chapter 1-4 expcepting 2 missions (the one you race against Dutch and the one of the giant caiman).

They were pretty easy, things become harder from guarma. After those just picked the easiest from the rest of the chapters. The key (for me) was using schofield revolver(if wasnt avaible just the pistol), I barely needed deadeye because it has a pretty fast aiming and precise, nearly same as varmint rifle.
About the horse I had some trouble, but not that hard once you learn how go fast without wasting stamina and its not required for many missions.

BTW. Aparently realoading a checkpoint counts as you're using healt items, dont know if it's a new bug or just for me...
Posted by UnfurledEmu75 on 19 Dec 18 at 18:27
SighrisOne huge tip for any accuracy mission... shoot horses... it counts as a hit and you can shoot ur own horse 2-3 times, let health regen n repeat
Posted by Sighris on 24 Dec 18 at 16:26
Phil709Here's a list of all my GOLDS so far with how difficult I thought it was to get, a guide for the tricky parts, and whether I did it on a replay.

NOTES:

-Make sure you have lots of chewing tobacco and/or snake oil before the missions that have headshot/accuracy objectives so you can replenish your dead eye. I say snake oil and chewing tobacco because these are not health items and most missions require you to not use health items.
-Skip cutscenes for missions that have an overall time objective
-This is a do as I say not what I do tip lol but count your headshots/kills. I could probably save a lot of time if I start doing this.
-If you're not sure if you completed an objective DURING a mission REPLAY, after a checkpoint you can press left on the d-pad and check the mission objectives to see if you got a checkmark. I don't know if this takes up time though so be careful.

Chapter 1

Outlaws from the West (REPLAY, EASY)
Enter, Pursued by a Memory (REPLAY, EASY)
The Aftermath of Genesis (REPLAY, EASY BUT GETTING CLEAN SHOT ON DEER WAS TRICKY)
Eastward Bound (REPLAY, EASY)

Chapter 2
Polite Society, Valentine Style (EASY, FIRST TRY)
Americans at Rest (EASY, FIRST TRY)
A Quiet Time (REPLAY, SUPER EASY)
The Spines of America (REPLAY, MEDIUM, HARD PART IS BEATING THE TIME, WATCH VIDEO)
Money Lending and Other Sins III (REPLAY, SUPER EASY BUT WATCH VIDEO FIRST)
Blessed are the Meek? (several REPLAYs, HARD, BUT FUN MISSION SO I WENT FOR IT)
The First Shall Be Last (REPLAY, EASY)
Pouring Forth Oil – II (EASY, WATCH VIDEO)
A Fisher of Men (REPLAY, SUPER EASY, MAKE SURE TO STAND CLOSE TO JACK WHEN HE MAKES NECKLACE AND CONTINUE TO FISH TO SPARK THE DIALOGUE)
Pouring Forth Oil – IV (EASY)
We Loved Once and True – III (REPLAY, EASY, FOLLOW THE TRAIN TRACK BACK TO TOWN)
Good, Honest, Snake Oil (EASY)
Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego (REPLAY, EASY, I got mauled by the bear because I waited too long while in Dead Eye, managed to fight him off and I STILL beat the time. Just do everything fast, buy the horse, exit, cook, eat, exit, etc... run from clue to clue when tracking the bear etc...)

Chapter 3
Further Questions of Female Suffrage (EASY, FIRST TRY)
The Course of True Love – II (EASY, WATCH VIDEO)
The Course of True Love – III (SUPER EASY, FIRST TRY, PROBABLY EASIEST GOLD SO FAR)
An Honest Mistake (EASY, FIRST TRY)
Advertising, the New American Art – II (EASY, FIRST TRY)
Magicians for Sport (EASY, FIRST TRY, WATCH VIDEO FOR CORNFIELD PART)
Horse Flesh for Dinner (EASY)
Friends in Very Low Places (EASY, GET LOCK BREAKER BEFORE MISSION I THINK)
Preaching Forgiveness as He went (EASY, YOU CAN START SHOOTING WHEN YOU GET TO THE STONE WALL, DON'T BOTHER WITH SCOPING THE PLACE OUT)
Sodom? Back to Gomorrah (EASY, FIRST TRY, crack the safes, don't blow them up to get honor I believe and also there won't be a welcoming committee waiting for you outside the bank after the robbery)
The Fine Joys of Tobacco (EASY, SECOND TRY, ACCIDENTALLY LIT MYSELF WITH A FIRE BOTTLE LOL, WATCH VIDEO)
A Short Walk in a Pretty Town (EASY, WHEN SAVING BILL, KILL GRAYS IN FOLLOWING ORDER: MIDDLE LEFT, FAR RIGHT, MIDDLE RIGHT, FAR LEFT)
Blood Feuds, Ancient and Modern (EASY AND EPIC, FIRST TRY)
The Battle of Shady Belle (EASY)
Blessed are the Peacemakers (REPLAY, EASY, WATCH VIDEO)

Chapter 4
VERY EASY CHAPTER. I GOT GOLD ON EVERY MISSION IN THIS CHAPTER SO I'LL JUST LIST THE TRICKY PARTS:
Urban Pleasures - Very easy until you have to shoot the dynamite. I made the mistake of trying to tag it when I should have been trying to shoot it. You can continuously try to shoot it and your Dead Eye won't stop. You actually unlock the ability to continuously shoot during Dead Eye (without tagging/painting) during this scene.
Country Pursuits - Do exactly what you see in the video for when you have to save Jules.
Banking, the Old American Art - When you have to crack the safe, wait for the manager to yell out the number and for your fellow gang member to tell you what it is before you rotate to it. SLOWLY rotate to the number when he tells you what it is. Go bit by bit (rotate a little, stop, rotate a little, stop) because you don't want to pass the number and "screw up".

Chapter 5
Welcome to the New World - Replay, EASY, I made the mistake of not counting my headshots, so... count your headshots haha. You don't want to have to do this mission more than once because you'll have to do the whole walking in the sun part again. But then again... every mission in this game has a lengthy sequence of nothingness before the action starts lol
A Kind and Benevolent Despot - MEDIUM, I'd say watch the video for this one so you know what do to save Javier in time. Make sure to loot guards when sneaking with Dutch to collect Dead Eye items for this and future missions. There is chewing tobacco on a barrel in the sugar room.
Savagery Unleashed - EASY, don't rush when sneaking with the guy. When you get to the hangman and hanging people, try to get, in the same Dead Eye sequence, the hangman, followed by the ropes of the three hanging people to easily beat the 4 second time limit.
Hell Hath No Fury - REPLAY. HARD because of the 4 boats objective. Basically, send one of your friends on the left and one on the right. Then, snipe the people on two boats on the right, then do two boats on the left. One of the boats on the left will explode from cannon fire. THIS BOATS DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE OBJECTIVE. So do one of the other boats. If you're fast enough you might even have time to do another boat on the right.
Dear Uncle Tacitus - SUPER EASY, skip all cinematics and when you're riding the horse, go in cinematic mode when the game tells you to and mash A, your horse will know where to go. Go in the room in the southwest of the first floor and inspect the letter on the table. Wait for the guy to walk pass you and then walk right out the front door and escape on a horse. Done and done.
That’s Murfee Country - MEDIUM, the Murfee's are tough and can run at you and kill you instantly with their machetes if you're not careful. Make sure to not let Charles steal too many kills because you need lots of headshots. The horse ride back can also be tricky. I collided with someone and failed so be careful.

Chapter 6
Icarus and Friends - EASY, FIRST TRY
Visiting Hours - EASY if you know the trick: When John is freed, immediately run back to the boat. John and Sadie will follow you. You might have to serpentine to dodge the bullets flying at you.
Do Not Seek Absolution – I - EASY, first try
Do Not Seek Absolution – II - EASY, first try
The Course of True Love – V - MEDIUM, the fistfight might give you trouble. When the train starts to slow down and enemies aren't really chasing you anymore, you can run to the front of the train to drive it before the game tells you to to save time.
Just a Social Call - MEDIUM, I must've failed this mission every way imaginable: used a health item, got killed by gunfire, got killed by exploding lantern, somehow ran too far ahead and "lost" Dutch and Micah. Luckily, this is a quick mission compared to others. Get yourself a pump-action shotgun or better with lots of ammo and blast your way to the horses as you don't have to worry about accuracy. Watch a video for the path you have to take.
A Rage Unleashed - SUPER EASY, make sure to accept to help Rain Falls at the end of this mission so you don't miss a missable mission.
Honor, Amongst Thieves - MEDIUM, get to the cliff with Captain Monroe as fast as possible. When it's time to chase the stagecoach, take the path down the left side of the cliff and quickly approach the stagecoach from the right, BUT NOT TOO FAST because you might go too far ahead and the drivers will see you. To jump on the stagecoach when you're beside it, you don't have to hold any buttons or anything, the game will just tell you to press X. The vaccine is at the back left of the coach. When you retrieve it, jump out the back, get back on your horse and ride like heck to Captain Monroe.
The Delights of Van Horn - QUICK and EASY, just be good with the sniper (which I'm not, took me a few tries, but I'm still rating it easy)
Goodbye, Dear Friend - HARD, Make sure you max your Dead Eye and Dead Eye core BEFORE the mission because you won't be able to during the mission. Watch the video for the 45 second objective. Snipe enemies from right to left in the town square.
Favored Sons - EASY, first try. I think enemies spawn indefinitely when you're escaping with Dutch so make sure you get all your head shots in before you make it to the end.
The Bridge to Nowhere - EASY, first try. Instead of climbing down the ladder, jump over the railing and hope you land on the floor beneath you. This will save you some time when planting the dynamite. If you think you're taking too long on either objective I believe you can restart the checkpoints. If the train hits you while you're on the cart I think that means you should try again.
Mrs. Sadie Adler, Widow – II - QUICK and EASY
The Fine Art of Conversation - HARD, your pump-action shotgun is your best friend here. Make sure to kill an enemy's horse when you're escaping. When Monroe's horse is shot and you have to go on foot, go kill the enemies in the forest where the red glow on your mini map is, then go back to the road to kill the enemies there. I did not bother with cover. Just play it quick and safe if you can and run up right to the enemies and blast them away. A stagecoach will also arrive, throw dynamite at it as it stops to kill everyone on board and save you time. Time is of the essence here so you have to be quick, plus you can't use health items.
My Last Boy - EASY, first try
Our Best Selves - EASY, second try
Red Dead Redemption - MEDIUM because of a sniping part and a time-based objective at the beginning. Watch the video for those. This is a long mission and there is a fistfight that you can still die from at the end so be careful.

EPILOGUE PART 1
The Wheel - REPLAY, SUPER EASY
Simple Pleasures - SUPER EASY

ARCHEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS - NOTE, I think you can restart the one and only checkpoint with objectives in this mission if you screw up. I did not get gold but I restarted the checkpoint several times and I still got the time-based objective. I did not get the stealth-based objective because no matter what I did, the guy sitting at the campfire was alerted as soon as I stepped into the yellow area, and this would happen every single time on two different attempts of this mission. My game must've been glitched or something.
Posted by Phil709 on 25 Dec 18 at 18:48
VirusTk GaMBitI just replayed "We Loved Once and True III" and failed in between the mission. I loaded the checkpoint right before the chase started. I completed the mission and got the gold medal.
I am wondering why I got it. Aren't we supposed to fulfill every task in the same playthrough of a mission without failing or starting a checkpoint? Did Rockstar change the requirements with the last patch or was it a mere accident?

Or did I get anything wrong and we are allowed to load checkpoints? I am quite confused :-D
Posted by VirusTk GaMBit on 28 Dec 18 at 00:11
jcupmaine@VirusTk GaMBit, The requirements for that mission only have 2 mission challenges; To return Jamie in 2 minutes and to peacefully convince the Chelonians to let you take him.

Failing the mission at that specific point won’t harm your ability to peacefully take him away- That’s why that requirement wasn’t effected when restarting.
The 2 minutes to return Jamie was a single timed event within the mission, not a requirement which asks to complete the entire mission in a certain time limit, and as far as the checkpoint was concerned you hadn’t started the timed chase.. I suppose that’s why it let you finish the mission and get gold :)

When I mention “Finish a mission in a single playthrough”, you are still allowed checkpoints for SOME missions which have very specific requirements- Like returning Jamie, or peacefully taking him~ this mission luckily have the specific conditions, and you got a great checkpoint that didn’t touch the requirements.

I hope this helps :D
Posted by jcupmaine on 28 Dec 18 at 01:56
VirusTk GaMBitThanks for the clarification!
Posted by VirusTk GaMBit on 28 Dec 18 at 14:23
I Ebon Hawk IAlso @jcupmaine the Chapter 6 Mission Visiting Hours should be rated as 5 stars. There is a trick that makes it very easy to get gold on this mission. When you get to the front gate of the prison, just turn around and run back to the boat. John and Sadie will follow you automatically. Don't bother shooting any enemies on your way to the boat. This guarantees you will meet the time requirements. To fulfil the 80% accuracy requirement, just use dead eye to snipe the two guards from the watchtower at the start. Then shoot the guys on the shore when you are escaping in the boat.
Posted by I Ebon Hawk I on 28 Dec 18 at 15:15
I Ebon Hawk II just got the achievement. I got 52 medals from using mission replay. I would say that the decision on whether to start a new game for gold medals depends on how many golds you got on your run through the story. I finished the story with 18 golds. I got the remaining 52 golds through replays and it was damn tough. I would recommend starting a new game if you have fewer than 20 golds. Some missions are pretty much impossible to get gold on when replaying. I highly recommend saving before attempting these missions and getting them during your story run. A few examples are:

Pouring Forth Oil IV - Extremely difficult to get 10 dead eye kills with no dead eye tonics. Easy on first run as you can stock up on chewing tobacco and snake oil.

American Distillation - The horse race is almost impossible to win with the default horse you are given when replaying missions, With a fast horse, it's easy.

The Course of True Love – II - Same as above, it's too hard with the starting horse on mission replay.

The Joys of Civilization - Gold is impossible on replay as you have no stamina tonics.

Just a Social Call - I managed to get the gold from replay but it was very difficult. It is much easier with a shotgun. In mission replay you are forced to use a litchfield repeater and cattleman revolver. You can't change weapons when replaying this mission.

American Venom - Extremely difficult to Gold on replay as you have no dead eye tonics. You need tonics to have a chance at the 85% accuracy objective.
Posted by I Ebon Hawk I on 28 Dec 18 at 15:36
VirusTk GaMBitI want to mention a small hint to make things easier on the mission "The New South". If you get hit by the Anderson guy, just let yourself be killed and load up the checkpoint. It will put you just before the fight is about to start and it will still reward you with the gold medal if you manage to get him knocked out without being hit by him. Also, don't block his punches. That's counted as a hit by him, too.

It's still a tough fight, but it makes the mission overall pretty doable on a replay. The time-related task is super easy, as is catching a fish.

If that's already mentioned somewhere above, I apologize. Didn't read all the comments.
Posted by VirusTk GaMBit on 29 Dec 18 at 19:56
Mario163There is a fine, helpful trick for "The new South":

Just skip the checkpoint before the fight, it will still check off the first two objectives! I tested it yesterday and it works. You can find it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBeAclx6ZhA

I managed to get 70 Gold medals via replay, so it is absolutely doable.
Posted by Mario163 on 02 Jan 19 at 07:59
N1klas1997Im not sure if this achievment is glitched for me i've had 75% and have completed 3 straight gold medals and still on 75% im on chapter 6 btw.
Posted by N1klas1997 on 03 Jan 19 at 02:36
jcupmaine@N1klas1997, this issue is quite common, even with other titles on Xbox One, I'm trying to find a conclusive solution for this problem so I can add it to this guide.
For now try this (if you have the game on disk);
-Uninstall the game
-Go to network settings on the dashboard
-select "go offline"
-Re-install the game
- load up your game save and manually save it again ,in a new slot
-Close the game, re-connect to Xbox Live and it might have caught up with your progress.
Let me know if this works. I'm trying to find a solution for the digital version too
Posted by jcupmaine on 03 Jan 19 at 13:30
SallyNastyWorked great for me, Mario163. Thanks! Anyone know any other medals we can cheese?
Posted by SallyNasty on 06 Jan 19 at 14:47
Rich3I6Can you replay missions to just get the objectives missing like GTA 5 or do you have to do all the objectives in 1 play through?
Posted by Rich3I6 on 11 Jan 19 at 20:45
LuckyKantI downvoted as your guide is based on a new playthrough instead of replaying missions. Also, some of the videos need timestamps added to the URL, as many show stuff that are prerequisites for the missions such as the three-part missions. Some of these videos have 11 minutes of riding a horse to the mission start, which is unnecessary.
Posted by LuckyKant on 13 Jan 19 at 20:05
jcupmaine@LuckyConquerer2, I understand why you would downvote from that perspective, but this guide was my way of unlocking it, which isn't by using the replay option, so why would I write up a solution based on a method I didn't use? This guide is a single option that I found easy to use and knew others could follow. I wouldn't write up every single option someone can take- This is A solution.
I understand that some people did/would use the replay feature, but if you're already committed to using that method then why would you read my solution that's based on a different approach? There are lots of different paths you can take to getting the achievement and I fully support any alternative method, and advise you to write it up and upload that method. But I don't think any solution should be downvoted because it doesn't tell you every possible method you can choose.

Just my thoughts. I understand why you would feel like downvoting as there is no other solution available to read, but sadly I can't write up a solution I haven't done myself.
I appreciate your post, apologies for the solution not helping. Take it easy rock
Posted by jcupmaine on 14 Jan 19 at 19:01
LuckyKantThanks for respectfully responding to fair criticism. Too many solution writers just cry.

I continued to use your guide as I skipped past your intro and only noticed it from the videos. The solution has helped a bit and it will help others, so don’t apologise. It’s a well written guide but there is a different solution posted below and uses a replay method. Upvoting that one and downvoting yours is to push the other one up, but it’s not me voting on the quality of the guide. The most effective guide should be at the top, and yours would mean a new playthrough, which isn’t time effective. I can see why you would want to use better gear and tobacco but that may not be the best solution.

It is valid to downvote guides which are not the quickest way. Moderators can confirm that. I would prefer to see the other guide at the top.

I hope I see more of your guides around TA though, you do a good job and respect the comments.
Posted by LuckyKant on 14 Jan 19 at 23:47
jcupmaine@LuckyConquerer2, Really happy with your response, thank you for taking the time to talk. I think it’s important for people to know that they can disagree and still get along just fine laugh

Yeah I hadn’t noticed the other solution(s), I must admit. I’ll give It a read through now. As I mentioned; I do appreciate people putting the time into these guides. Also seeing my mistake earlier and knowing that there IS another solution opens my eyes a bit more compared to when I wrote my first reply.

I misunderstood at first, I assumed that you expected my solution to contain every method possible for someone to choose from. I understand now that you were actually saying the issue is that the most readily available guide (this) isn’t necessarily the most efficient. (Although, the efficiency of your playthrough is down to what you personally have left to replay-should you choose that route, and other factors that might make either solution more/less efficient) If a different solution outweighs mine in upvotes then I respect that the majority of people prefer that to be at the top~ you’re completely right. Thanks again.
Posted by jcupmaine on 15 Jan 19 at 01:08
Boernie247For chapter 3 "The New South".
Maybe someone wrote it here before, but I can confirm that you can shot Anders Anderson when you mess up the fight, reload the checkpoint and still can get a gold medal.
I had so much trouble with that one as it seems kinda glitched or luck based.
After MANY tries the following worked for me.
Let him come close, grab him (Y), throw him on ground (press left stick), immediatly dismiss him (X), then kick him (B) till he's K.O. All other methods didn't work for me, even this one took a few tries.
Posted by Boernie247 on 20 Jan 19 at 17:39
WizardSleeve08If you're willing to put up with the walking and talking, you can do the Skip Checkpoint cheese on your replay of Country Pursuits for the most difficult objective
-Return Jules to the skiff within 1 minute 40 seconds

Don't hop out and just let him drown. After you start back up, pop into dead eye and shoot the gator 5 times for an easy gold.

Seems like something that might get patched in a future update. Someone please DM me if it does and I'll delete this comment--I don't want people to waste time in this mission's first 15 minutes of walking and talking.
Posted by WizardSleeve08 on 21 Jan 19 at 13:34
WizardSleeve08Since honor means nothing during mission replay, when you're robbing the passengers in Pouring Forth Oil – IV, you can use deadeye to kill 3 of them them. The game's scripting refills your deadeye gauge at the baggage car (so you can do 4 headshots there while you kill all the train guards before Sean fires a shot). Now you're up to 7 kills in deadeye.

There's a cigar in the baggage car to refill your deadeye for the remaining 3 kills.
Posted by WizardSleeve08 on 21 Jan 19 at 15:02
Peaches 518A really helpful hint on timed missions is that your time freezes when you have the cinematic camera active. It really helped me with Friends in Very Low Places.
Posted by Peaches 518 on 22 Jan 19 at 05:16
IloveTEST400Peaches 518 - can you confirm this? I find it hard to believe without disrespect. That would totally void the whole idea of time based missions as you could just sit in cinematic mode during all “get from point ‘a’ to point ‘b’ in X time”??
Posted by IloveTEST400 on 22 Jan 19 at 21:31
Peaches 518Yes. I first found it mentioned in this thread: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/200179-red-dead-redempt..., but it's popped up quite a bit elsewhere if you look at threads where people talk about getting gold.

I assume it's not intentional, so it doesn't really matter if it just "voids the whole idea of time based missions".
Posted by Peaches 518 on 22 Jan 19 at 22:34
SallyNastyGreat guide, very helpful. Just got the cheev. Woof. This was a tough one. I don't actually think that the cinematic camera stops the clock, but on a couple missions where it prompts you to put on the cinematic camera, like friends in very low places, it acts as a kind of unofficial gold medal requirement. I did that mssion 3 times - 2, perfectly, then got silver. Tried again and did cinematic while trelawny did his thing and boom - gold.
Posted by SallyNasty on 24 Jan 19 at 04:21
Peaches 518Yeah, I was thinking about that the other day and came back in to say the same thing. If it's treating sections like that like a cut scene, it'd explain both why it happens and why the time limit is so tight when they're usually not that hard.
Posted by Peaches 518 on 24 Jan 19 at 23:42
savedbyjc12Thanks to @jcupmaine for the guide. I just want to echo a couple of posts that stated you should start each mission with full chewing tobacco and snake oil, as they DO NOT count against the "no health items" objective. I've done multiple missions like this and can definitely confirm. I also would echo a post earlier that said to just go ahead and pull up a site that has all the objectives listed out for you as you play the actual campaign. I went from getting no golds to a gold almost every time. I used PowerPyx's RDR2 website for this: http://www.powerpyx.com/red-dead-redemption-2-gold-medals-gu.... I also would encourage a manual save before each mission in order to allow for tracking back. Learning from your mistakes with all the guns, best horses, and an inventory full of items is much better than what replaying the missions provides you with.
Posted by savedbyjc12 on 29 Jan 19 at 19:21
aaaI just got this and did it pretty much entirely in replay mode (started with 4-5 golds from regular play). It was time consuming and having a terrible horse makes quite a few of the missions seem impossible (and some of them may well be tbh), but I didn't really struggle on too many of the ones I did. One major issue I see people having with doing it via replays is the terrible low level dead eye you get. That's true, but if you minimise your use of it it's honestly not bad enough to make the missions requirements undoable. Aim at someone first, nudge the right stick up and pop into dead eye just as it hits the head, then shoot once and immediately come out. Make sure to cock/reload your gun outside of dead eye and never cover any significant distance whilst scoped in dead eye.
Posted by aaa#9626 on 31 Jan 19 at 21:08
JJR0906Massive respect to you for putting this guide together. This achievement is gonna be hella tough, but I guess that's what makes it worth it ha
Posted by JJR0906 on 09 Feb 19 at 15:30
LockieThanks for the great guide and a big thanks to SkinnyBin for the spreadsheet (linked in the comments above) since it meant I could pace myself throughout the game and not worry if I missed some of those golds with absurd requirements. Definitely recommended!
Posted by Lockie on 11 Feb 19 at 12:59
P33MannYou need to add that redoing already golded medals doesnt add to the counter as they have already been golded. So losing medals doesnt matter since the game has already made a note of it. Loading earlier saves where missions werent golded and golding them again does nothing.
Posted by P33Mann on 13 Feb 19 at 22:53
some of these are bull, I just restarted game just for this achievement and the very second mission had 100% hits, never missed a shot and no check mark
Posted on 02 Mar 19 at 13:31
Demon Slayer050Does anyone know how to change the type of deadeye? I noticed that the majority of videos are using Paint Deadeye while my game on Replay is almost always on Slow and Steady Deadeye.
Posted by Demon Slayer050 on 05 Mar 19 at 03:31
jcupmaine@JJR0906, @Lockie - Thank you for the comment's guys, it's stilla work in progress but I really appreciate the postive feedback. Thanks :)
Posted by jcupmaine on 05 Mar 19 at 11:57
jcupmaine@P33Man - I'm quite confused as to what you mean, sorry.

The solution says that you can't carry gold medals across saves, so you can't get 30 medals in save A, start a new save in slot B and have the same 30 medals already done.

If you mean that you can't keep replaying the same mission to keep getting gold medals on 1 easy mission - then you're correct. I'll consider adding it but I'm not sure if it's necessary since the description indicates medals are earned across mission(S) (plural)

Sorry if this doesn't help, feel free to explain further and I'll definitively consider your feedback and adding it to the solution. Thank you
Posted by jcupmaine on 05 Mar 19 at 12:00
jcupmaine@Breedhate68, I know where you're coming from - I replayed so many missions and ended up shouting "WHAT!?" because I know I did the mission criteria.

The only thing I can suggest is skipping that mission, there might be a bug I haven't picked up on yet, if you decide to keep retrying it just be careful of every shot. Restart the mission from start if you get a "Fail" or "Dead" screen, generally re-read the solution as the tips I've found helpful are in there. Good luck!
Posted by jcupmaine on 05 Mar 19 at 12:03
jcupmaine@Demon Slayer050,
I don't think you can do that sadly. Replay mode will give you the bare minimum stats and materials.
Good luck!
Posted by jcupmaine on 05 Mar 19 at 12:06
Sera Di SiahStill patiently awaiting the day that you can replay missions with a full loadout... just like GTA5 :)
Posted by Sera Di Siah on 05 Mar 19 at 12:13
LuckyKant@jcupmaine, please edit previous comments rather than spamming us with 5 notifications for the same solution.
Posted by LuckyKant on 05 Mar 19 at 12:20
netstrykerThis achievement requires a lot of gold. I did 77 gold medals, and obviously got the achievement. No solution was 100% effective for me. I took some tips from different solutions. The real difficulty from each mission is very variable from person to person. Many missions marked as easy was hard for me and many missions marked as medium or difficult was easy for me. Keep in mind, the most important thing is NEVER do the missions through REPLAY MISSON option.

Just exactly before start each mission I made a manual save, so, played the mission. On the end of mission, If I did not win gold, I tried again loading my manual save. All my 77 gold medals was made this way.

The REPLAY MISSION option sucks! You don't carry your stuff (items, tonics, etc), your weapons (with your ammo types and upgrades), your player stats upgrades and your horse stats upgrades. This turns the process for get gold medals very hard.
Posted by netstryker on 18 Mar 19 at 02:08
MERKgruber4Has anyone on here successfully gotten this achievement through the replay option? I'm wondering if it's even possible to get 70 through replay or not.
Posted by MERKgruber4 on 20 Mar 19 at 22:10
aaaYes, I did it all via replay. It is entirely possible. Just takes a lot of time, skill and a bit of luck.

Here is my full list of golds:

C1: Outlaws from the west, Enter pursued by memory, Eastward bound, The aftermath of genesis

C2: All missions except The Sheep and the Goats, An american pastoral scene and I even missed a missable mission here, only on 17/18 total progress, think it's one of the pouring forth oil missions?

C3: All missions except Sodom? Back to Gomorrah, The new south, American distillation, A short walk in a pretty town, The fine joys of tobacco

C4: The joys of civilisation, Urban pleasures, The gilded cage, No no and thrice no, Fatherhood and other dreams 2, Help a brother out, Brothers and sisters one and all, American fathers 2

C5: Welcome to the new world, A kind and benevolent despot

C6: all missions except Our best selves, My last boy, Favoured sons, The king's son, Red dead redemption

E1: All missions except Jim milton rides again

E2: Bare knuckle friendships, A new jerusalem, A really big bastard, A new future imagined, Home improvement for beginners, Trying again
Posted by aaa#9626 on 21 Mar 19 at 23:09
MERKgruber4@aww0 awesome. That gives me some hope. Certainly gonna try it and if all else fails, I'll just play through again.
Posted by MERKgruber4 on 22 Mar 19 at 08:58
KontoGRI did all the 70 medals in replay mode. Either I am just a fucking pro, or you guys are terrible. Sorry for my attitude, but I was reading comments here before even trying it myself and I was terrified that I had to start a second playthrough, and that was the reason was keeping me from starting it. It took me 3 days to get the achievement (around 18 hours overall), and it wasn't even that bad as people like to say. You can use your upgraded weapons in replay (not in every mission, but in most of them) , plus if you need more dead eye, you can loot bodies for chewing tobacco. This achievement more than DOABLE
Posted by KontoGR on 27 Mar 19 at 17:44
SeitzzDid this in replay. Used a combination of these guides above, and youtube vid searches. I also used videos by a guy named Platinum Chaser. He gives solid commentary on the objectives I found. A lot of the times, in the comments of videos people offer solid advice on a lot of missions that isn't obvious. Eg: Headshotting civilians for accuracy and headshots, visiting stores to get horse stim or other items. I had only 28 golds when I finished the game and did the rest in replay. It's more about route taking for timed objectives and being efficient with dead eye a lot of the time. Even the fighting missions became really easy when I realized you just counter punch almost all the time and those sequences become a cakewalk. Also this spreadsheet helped with some tips for me.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1A-KDkbLHjXM3aRYcidsH...
Posted by Seitzz on 14 May 19 at 15:36
Oi RoYaLTried in replay and got to 64% on the achievement tracker but i just couldnt do anymore so i just started again and rushed through all the main missions and now im sitting at 82% on the tracker with all of epilogue 2 to go, a few i still struggled so i just got a silver or bronze and moved on to the next mission....So much easier starting again and saving before every mission
Posted by Oi RoYaL on 16 Jun 19 at 17:06
rafa1000houseI would like to shout a huge thank you to SkinnyBin for sharing his spreadsheet. It helped me a lot to decide which mission to try next and also to keep track of those that I already had done.

I took the liberty of doing my own version of his spreadsheet with different colors for each difficulty based on my experience on Replay Mode; achievement progress % and comments with tips for most of the missions that I tried/got gold. Unfortunately the comments are in Portuguese, not English, because I did it to help brazilian friends, but Google Translate can help those who are willing to read the comments.

link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QK3l_v-RZ-w0BmDqjns1...

This achievement is more than doable on Replay! Thank you SkinnyBin, jcupmaine and everyone who gave good tips with their comments toast
Posted by rafa1000house on 12 Jul 19 at 16:49
tjw CENA2000Here is my 70 gold medals

I did nearly ALL in REPLAY mode. I had About 18% done during my story play through

Chapter 1
6 of 6 gold

Chapter 2
18 of 18 gold

Chapter 3
10 of 17 gold

The New South
Horse Flesh for Dinner
Advertising, the New American Art - II
An Honest Mistake
The Course of True Love - II
The Course of True Love - III
Friends in Very Low Places
The Battle of Shady Belle
Preaching Forgiveness as He went
Further Questions of Female Suffrage

Chapter 4
7 of 14 gold

Country Pursuits
The Gilded Cage
No, No and Thrice, No
Fatherhood and Other Dreams - II
Help a Brother Out
Brothers and Sisters, One and All
American Fathers - II

Chapter 5
3 of 9 gold

Welcome to the New World
A Fork in the Road
Dear Uncle Tacitus

Chapter 6
9 of 19 gold

Just a Social Call
The Delights of Van Horn
The Bridge to Nowhere
Archeology for Beginners
A Rage Unleashed
The Course of True Love - V
Do Not Seek Absolution - I
Do Not Seek Absolution - II
Honor, Amongst Thieves

Epilogue - Part 1
10 of 10 gold

Epilogue - Part 2
7 of 11 gold

American Venom
Bare Knuckle Friendships
A New Jerusalem
A Really Big Bastard
A New Future Imagined
Home Improvement for Beginners
Trying Again
Posted by tjw CENA2000 on 13 Jul 19 at 13:00
YaIrishMick96The replay system is garbage but so are the requirements. Genuinely making me hate the game now, and I thought getting 100% was tough!
Posted by YaIrishMick96 on 03 Sep 19 at 15:47
ArDPalangIn the Fatherhood for idiots if you trouble with time, abandon the mission when you make the turn towards the farm at the end of the mission. Then retry checkpoint and you'll respawn next to the lavender field while the timer gets reset. Easy gold.

Also for a new Jerusalem, you can change the tap settings to hold in controller settings. Then hold A everytime it's white and release it when it's grayed out.

Hope this help you with 2 easy golds.
Posted by ArDPalang on 28 Sep 19 at 00:20
HappySoyBoyThanks so much for the guide, just unlocked this and now have 1000/1000 achievements for rdr2. Had this guide open since there were 4 likes and 1 comment on it, just refreshed to login and leave a comment, and its at 115 likes haha. Cheers again!
Posted by HappySoyBoy on 12 Dec 19 at 18:34
ResinousHashishIs it true you can use your own weapons / items now? They patched it?
Posted by ResinousHashish on 28 Jan 20 at 15:00
Spectre11950I think they patched it, cause my end game stats/guns are available in replay.
Posted by Spectre11950 on 06 Feb 20 at 06:34
RealistIdealistYes the definitely patched it. All of your held items work fine. To get your other weapons like rifles just get to your horse.
Posted by RealistIdealist on 14 Feb 20 at 22:51
jcupmaineI’ve added this patch information to the solution. Thanks for the update.
Posted by jcupmaine on 15 Feb 20 at 23:03
Falcon SVNJust a Social Call should be a 1 Star. I’ve perfected that level and still can’t meet that time.
Posted by Falcon SVN on 17 Feb 20 at 00:13
TonyTwoSteaksIt confirms this change in the title update notes. "Replaying a Story Mode mission via the Pause Menu will now give you access to all currently owned weapons in the current story progression"
https://support.rockstargames.com/articles/360040486473/RDR2...
Posted by TonyTwoSteaks on 27 Feb 20 at 18:18
jcupmaine@TonyTwoSteaks,
Thanks, this patch note has been added to the solution.
Posted by jcupmaine on 29 Feb 20 at 09:27
NINja277this was my second most hated achievement in this game. such bloated levels of running or waiting for dialogue met with painfully annoying objectives at times.
Posted by NINja277 on 11 Apr 20 at 17:53
ClaytThaGreatSo glad they patched the replay method. Back at it now for my last achievement.
Posted by ClaytThaGreat on 30 Apr 20 at 07:34
Drazer76So I can play the game through now and just come back on replay to top up my Gold medals if necessary?
I’d rather not stop and replay any given multiple times while playing the story..
Posted by Drazer76 on 13 May 20 at 21:13
MrKoolxDoody tf do you have to complete all objectives in one run? thats so stupid
Posted by MrKoolxDood on 04 Jun 20 at 19:20
Concetto1815/6/2020 headshot objetive in Just a Social Call is bugged doesn't count.
Posted by Concetto18 on 15 Jun 20 at 04:32
SCOTTLAND1986The headshot objective in Just a Social Call is working for me...just did it
Posted by SCOTTLAND1986 on 20 Jun 20 at 06:57
dsp100252Just got this today, it really is more than doable after the update that lets you carry over stats, weapons, items and horse. Only thing I'd say is to look around for other lists to see what people consider to be an easy mission. There were "easy" missions listed here that I had to give up on, and there were medium level missions that I got on the first try.
Posted by dsp100252 on 30 Jul 20 at 00:24
BrutexCHieftainDon't know if more people have this problem but i keep running into a endless loading screen for multiple missions when i retry them. It's starting to feel like a hit or miss at this point.
Posted by BrutexCHieftain on 12 Sep 20 at 19:35
Bazroy99In Epilogue 2, Home Improvement for Beginners, DO NOT skip the cut scene or you’ll get Bronze.
Posted by Bazroy99 on 14 Oct 20 at 13:29
Centurion 47thExit Pursued by a Bruised Ego: You have to split up before fight bear, don't waste more time with the other option: decoy.
Posted by Centurion 47th on 29 Nov 20 at 11:12
Taro Korya SanI also get stuck on an infinite loading screen too
Posted by Taro Korya San on 13 Dec 20 at 22:51
Bazroy99In the earlier chapters where you have the lower level auto-paint dead eye targeting it actually helps to NOT have the aim assist activated as headshot and accuracy goals can suffer: The auto-aim tends to put the target on the enemy’s chest, meaning you have to move the crosshair upwards, tagging the target 2-3 times more than is required. Sometimes this will kill the enemy before the headshot. Prime example of this is Blessed are The Meek, which is extremely hard to Gold with auto-targeting at its highest level.
Posted by Bazroy99 on 14 Dec 20 at 08:32
Taro Korya SanSo if people are having infinite loading screen issues, you can try loading up an older previous save file and launching replay missions from there. That's what worked for me.
Posted by Taro Korya San on 31 Dec 20 at 02:10
PapaTheHutCan’t express enough how helpful this video was for “A New South.”
Most people struggle with the fight, but I believe my game was glitched because the only one I couldn’t get was the taking him in in 5 minutes 30 seconds. I followed the GTA series video exactly and it would still not check off despite that being a very long time in comparison to other time requirements. Thanks for the great find from the person way up above!
https://youtu.be/bBeAclx6ZhA
Posted by PapaTheHut on 31 Dec 20 at 17:00
PapaTheHutI would say the best strategy would be to aim for 4 star and 5 star missions in this guide, as well as any additional ones from EggplantMan69’s guide down below. Doing this I had 65/70 going into Epilogue 1 and 2 with 13 potential missions to get gold on. These ones are also much easier and shorter and usually allow you to replay checkpoints based on the requirements. I wouldn’t spend more than 3 attempts at a mission before moving on to something else considering how many are possible to complete. Just takes a good amount of patience
Posted by PapaTheHut on 10 Jan 21 at 19:49
CRT JEDIMARKSo the motherhood clip. Its 15 min long but the obective is to complete in 1 minute 30 seconds. Makes me wonder whether the cut scenes count towards the time. Many people say they do, others say they don't. But every time I watch the cutscenes I fail the time limit. So, I think this clip guide is a bit misleading because it shows all cutscenes without legit confirmation of whether or not they count towards the timer. Either way, I don't blame clip creators or guide editors. I blame Rockstar's lazy incompetence.
Posted by CRT JEDIMARK on 01 Mar 21 at 12:47
Tucky90This achievement in its own right would not be the worse. Getting headshots/accuracy/not using items is easily doable with proper management. The time objectives though, this is what causes this achievement to burn in hell. Whoever thought it was a good idea to put such ridiculous time restraints in this game must have been smoking crack. You can do a mission perfectly and still not get the time requirement. R* does know this isn't a platformer or racing game don't they?
Posted by Tucky90 on 23 Mar 21 at 17:00
EmperorBelloSo the title says for story missions... But I take it all the missions that have videos I'm safe doing and it would count for gold right?
Posted by EmperorBello on 18 Aug 21 at 15:04
Rheinadler@Tucky90

Only time itself slows down when you're in Deadeye, not the mission timer. If you have trouble with a time objective, stop using so much Deadeye.
Posted by Rheinadler on 07 Sep 21 at 17:42
best guide ever clap
Posted on 17 Oct 21 at 01:47
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
MarkusW86*gold
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
Zarda1Some of the difficulty ratings are way off from my experience. A lot of the timed objectives are very very frustrating and this guide has them rated easy and then has the combat heavy, and most fun, missions as more difficult when the combat is relatively simple and manageable. I'd recommend looking elsewhere for more up to date info on which missions to spend your time on.
Posted by Zarda1 on 18 May at 17:42
jcupmaineHey Zarda1, as you explain, experience plays a lot into my ratings. I do find combat missions in general, among most games, more difficult than strategical/time based challenges.

I do emphasise a few times in this walkthrough that the ratings I've given are based entirely on my experience.

That said, your feedback is useful as I could mention my playstyle in my solution. I hope it was helpful in some ways regardless :)
Posted by jcupmaine on 19 May at 18:21
Wozarnator W800I've been getting gold medals recently and from my experience the combat missions are a lot easier than the time based missions
Posted by Wozarnator W800 on 31 May at 00:08