The Sheep and the Goats is one of the main missions available in the second chapter of Red Dead Redemption 2. This mission offers a new challenge - you need to become a shepherd and deliver the sheep herd to the town.
How to unlock: Speak with John Marston in Valentine.
Walkthrough: A rather long mission with a few twists. Start by following John. Enter the gunsmith. Purchase the sniper rifle - don't worry about your funds, its price is set to $0.
Arthur and John have to reach the top of the hill. Use your recently purchased weapon and shoot near the sheep. This makes the animals run in different directions. The riders will get scared of. Go to the herd and get all the sheep back.
Your new task is to lead the herd to the town. The animals react to your movement - stay behind them and don't let any of them leave to herd. Speak with the "traders". Meet with Dutch and Leopold in the saloon.
Watch a cut-scene. You now have to rescue your friends. Slowly take out your weapon and shoot the enemies who are holding John and Leopold. Time for a shootout - there are a lot of enemies. Use covers, aim accurately and follow your companions.
Reach the town's outskirts - approach wounded Strauss, pick him up and stow on John's horse. Your companions leave the town - defeat a few enemies and then get on your horse. Time to escape from Valentine - a few law enforcers will go after you. Regain anonymity to complete the mission.
How to get a gold medal in The Sheep and the Goats?
- Herd all the sheep into the pen in Valentine - Carefully lead the sheep to the town. Be sure that none of the animals leaves the herd.
- Score 25 headshots - There are a lot of enemies in this mission - aim carefully. A few extra enemies will appear at the end of the mission. This is a good moment to get a few extra headshots.
- Complete the mission with at least 70% accuracy - This is rather difficult to do, especially when you also have to complete the challenge listed above. Shoot when you are sure that a bullet will hit its target.
- Complete the mission without items that replenish health.