Icarus and Friends is one of the main missions available in Red Dead Redemption 2. Mr. Bullard, Sadie's friend, takes Arthur on a mission to scout Sisika prison. The reconnaissance will be done in a balloon.
How to unlock: Speak with Sadie in Saint Denis.
Walkthrough: Meet with Sadie, and go to Mr. Bullard. The man tells Arthur to board the balloon. Your task is to control the altitude - you can do that by holding and releasing R2/RT. Try to fill the bar to about its 3/4th. Don't go higher when your companion tells you that the altitude is fine.
Soon, you will reach the place marked by the game. Take out your binoculars and look for John. Find three groups of prisoners and take a closer look at them. After that, the guards will raise the alarm. Increase your altitude. Watch the cut-scene.
Sadie is being chased by O'Driscolls. Cover her - kill the bandits. Soon, Arthur will be left alone in the balloon - avoid the bridge by increasing the altitude.
Then, you must decrease the altitude - you have to allow Sadie to catch the rope and board the balloon. The last part of the mission requires you to defend yourself from the bandits. After that, the mission will be over.
How to get a gold medal in Icarus and Friends?
- Keep the balloon at the correct altitude for the entire journey - Follow your companion's orders - when he says that this altitude is correct, remember how much the bar was filled and try to keep it at this level.
- Get 5 headshots from the balloon - Use the Dead Eye to score headshots.
- Complete with at least 70% accuracy - A typical challenge found in many missions in RDR2.
- Complete the mission without taking any health items.