Dutch is fully spiraling out of control now though, and his reckless plans effectively undoes Arthur’s work. You should not proceed if you want to experience the ending for yourself, and haven’t yet. Your ending differs depending on your choices. John and Sadie take the Blackwater money and leave. The title is called ‘ending discussion’ and then 4 separate spoiler warnings. You can either help John or choose to go back for the money.

Or maybe, it took him that long to realize that Micah was a lying piece of you know what. The last game’s dastardly agent Edgar Ross soon sniffs a scent of Marston’s trail, and upon finding out he’s stolen $20,000 from van der Linde, the government jobsworth is in a unique position to exploit the remorseful cowpoke. The final mission of the epilogue also brings closure to the story, giving players a final look at Dutch before he disappears until 1911, when the original Red Dead Redemption takes place. We see them side with Dutch and call Arthur a traitor, but they might have been loyal just for the sake of following the heist money and earning their shares. He leaves Abigail to her fate with the Pinkertons, and escapes with the money alongside the few that are still loyal to him now. Side Activities, Mini Games, Collectibles (, Watch Dogs: Legion Review – Taking DedSec in The Right Direction Innit, Torchlight 3 Review – Acceptable But Forgettable, Serious Sam 4 Review – If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It, The Invincible Targets 4K With “Smooth” Frame Rates, Uses DualSense Tech For “Complex Interactions”, Haven Dev Discusses Combat, Enemies, & Dragon Ball Z Inspirations, Dirt 5 Designer Talks “Exciting” Post-Launch Plans; New Playgrounds Items In The Works, Activision: World Of Warcraft Shadowlands Pre-Sales Highest Ever, Gran Turismo 7 May Come Out In First Half Of 2021, Raven Software Gives Sneak Peek At Black Ops Cold War Story, Fortnite Does 4K/60FPS On PS5 & Xbox Series X, Releases Day One. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Nevertheless, that's the last we ever hear from them. No matter the obtained ending, the game will continue with the Epilogue, where players will experience for themselves how John went from being an outlaw to a farmer. A short sequence with a deer will also play, indicating that Arthur chose an honorable path when deciding to help John Marston make his escape. After a fight, Adler and Marston have Micah at gunpoint, only for Dutch to appear with weapons aimed at both. After reuniting with Sadie in Blackwater, John helps his old pal catch some criminals - Adler becomes a badass bounty hunter once Dutch’s gang breaks up.

Kieran Duffy's grave is outside of Shady Belle. He also spends a lot of time trying to help Wapiti tribe leader, Rains Fall, keep his son from starting a war with the U.S. army stationed in the area. John's death at the end of the first game and Jack's upbringing with the gang in the second result in the lone cowboy we meet in Red Dead Redemption's epilogue. If you decide to get the money, you will go back in the cave where you will be confronted by Micah. All of these choices affect weather conditions, cut-scenes, music and the endings of the game. Both of these fights with Micah have different outcomes depending on your honor. Dutch’s plan to spur on Eagle Flies and the Wapiti tribe against the U.S. Army succeeds, and results in Eagle Flies’ death. Note that ultimately what truly matters for your ending is whether you were honorable or dishonorable by the end. There was a problem. John and Arthur escape together through the caves behind the camp. The duel between the two outlaws will end in a draw, and Dutch will step in to stop Arthur from killing the traitor. They are after U.S. payroll that is onboard a train. In chapter 6, you’ll be presented with a choice to help John or follow the money. The big twist comes with the epilogue. Like the first game, the main story’s ending is followed by an extensive epilogue. Indeed, just like that game, there are more than one ending to choose from. Throughout this process, he runs into Uncle and Charles, who both help him build up his new property at Beecher’s Hope from a dump, into a beautiful livestock ranch. John agrees despite Abigail’s plea to stay back. When you look past all the random chaos, UFOs, and other awesome Easter eggs, there's an amazing story connecting the Van der Linde gang. The biggest change in New Austin between the two games is the town of Tumbleweed, which is still populated with townsfolk and amenities but slowly becoming a ghost town. The Honor system in Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode influences a couple of sequences in significant ways.

Events at the ranch force John to take up his guns once again much to the dismay of Abigail who desperately pleads for him to stop. Micah takes Sadie hostage, while John tries to convince Dutch that siding with Micah is the wrong play.

In Arthur’s last mission, he teams with Sadie Adler to rescue John’s wife Abigail from corrupt government forces. Arthur will still try to make Dutch see reason, but it will be in vain. However, surprisingly, Dutch shoots Micah. Later on, Arthur will be presented with a choice: go back to get the money, or help John escape with his life. Interestingly, you have an honor system in the game allowing you to do honorable or dishonorable selections in the game. In case the title wasn’t a big enough red flag for you, this is one last warning that this article unsurprisingly will be explaining the ending of Red Dead Redemption 2. If Arthur did the Chapter 6 side missions for Hamish Sinclair, you see the two men become good friends across multiple side missions during later times in both of their lives when they each needed a friend the most. Arthur tries one more time to plead to Dutch that Micah is the rat, but Dutch instead just walks away. Having high honor at this part results in a similar ending of Micah running away, but with Arthur seeing one serene final sunrise in peace during his dying breaths.

Providing you have any sort of heart Morgan chooses to create a diversion for John, so that the younger outlaw has a chance to start a new life with his family. He and Abigail are still struggling to shed their past, but John eventually finds decent work as a ranch hand under a new alias, Jim Milton. RDR2’s ending is essentially 10 hours long, and actually has two parts. Now that's out of the way, let's go through our list of bounties, and it all starts with protagonist Arthur Morgan. Prior to Leopold Strauss' debt-collection mission, Downes can be seen on a street corner taking donations for charity and breaking up a bar fight before it turned fatal. His multiple failures and setbacks combined with years of recluse in the mountains, results in the broken man we met near the end of the first game. As a couple of other answers have pointed out, Arthur's ending depends on his honor level and certain late game decisions. John is shot and presumed dead, and in the meantime, Abigail was abducted by the Pinkertons from the camp. Micah is then shot by Dutch, and then John finishes him off. If you were honorable, Arthur dies peacefully knowing he truly turned over a new leaf. Final Fantasy 7 Aeris moment here: Arthur never walks away from either choice. If you go back for the money with low honor, Micah stabs Arthur to death. Seeing Morgan tenderly pet his steed/filly - that you may well have been riding for 30-40 hours at this point - as it writhes around in agony is easily the game’s most upsetting moment. After sniping dozens of G-men from a clock tower, Morgan and Sadie eventually rescue Mrs Marston from the clutches of the nefarious Agent Milton, but not before the dastardly stooge admits that Arthur’s fellow gang member Micah Bell was the one that tipped the government off regarding the group’s criminal plans. Dutch spent his entire life trying to be a philosophical outlaw, but both history and the game prove his crusade was futile. Unfortunately, Dutch simply treats them as pawns for another heist. Following Arthur’s death, the game fast forwards a few years. His final words to John reveal his paradoxical core, having failed to suppress both the changes in the world and his own savage nature. While it is a mostly straightforward story, you can affect which ending you end up with when the credits roll. John's reluctance to talk about Arthur could explain why he was never mentioned in the first game, despite the sacrifice he gave for the Marstons. This sets up the events leading into the first game, where Ross and Fordham kidnap Jack and Abigail and force John to hunt down the remaining gang members at large. The Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode is a rather linear affair. His tuberculosis gets the best of him and he passes away, looking off into the beautiful view. He commits suicide, refusing to hand himself over to John and Edgar Ross, because he wanted to die on his own terms and not the establishment's. You can also do Sinclair's side missions as John later on during the game's epilogue if you didn't do them as Arthur, which results in a similar outcome for Hamish but with different dialogue.

The score that is supposedly going to finally allow them all to retire to Tahiti. As Arthur's personality changes throughout the game, so does Dutch's. Spoiler Warning: Obvious spoilers are obvious right? Following a tense standoff, Dutch ends up shooting Bell, leaving John and Sadie to return safely to Beecher’s Hope… but not before Marston steals the gang’s saved-up riches from a nearby cabin. This reunion eventually leads Marston to a lead on Micah Bell. Enter the returning (beardier, fatter) Dutch van der Linde.

Abigail of course, accepts. Arthur to his credit, is finally starting to accept that the end is near.