On this page of our Red Dead Redemption 2 solution you will find a walkthrough for the Bar Knuckle Friendships mission. Uncle believes that Charles Smith lives and stays in Saint Denis. John and Uncle go to the city to find him.
How to unlock mission: After finishing the "Home of the Gentry?" and "Gainful Employment" missions.
Mission walkthrough: Meet Uncle at the ranch. After the cutscenes, you get back to Saint Denis. First follow your companion, then quickly rush on the horse and go to the saloon (you can also go to the fence, although the output mentioned by us is faster). Talk to the bartender and you'll find out where to find Charles. Go to a street and you'll meet a man there.
Bet money on Charles and support him in battle. When it's all over, follow the man to the docks. After the cutscene, turn on Deadly Eye and quickly eliminate all enemies.
Then get into the cart and relax - Charles will take you to the ranch and the mission will come to an end.
How to get gold medal in Bar Knuckle Friendships?
- After reaching Saint Denis, find Charles in less than 1 minute and 50 seconds - this was discussed in the above RDR2 solution - the key to success is to quickly get onto the horse and gallop into the saloon.
- Kill all Guido Martelli's people in less than 10 seconds - Make sure you use your Dead Eye to kill enemies quickly.