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You're not even going to wait until they're buried before you...

John Marston

Well they don't care, do ya boys?

Seth Briars, addressing the dead bodies

A Gentle Drive with Friends is the fourteenth mission in Red Dead Redemption.

To view the mission tree, see:

Main article: Missions in Redemption/Tree


Seth and John venture to find another piece of Seth's map while being chased by bandits.


Mission Prerequisites

Before this mission becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Objectives

To complete this mission, the player must:

Mission Description

This mission is fairly straightforward. Drive a wagon to Tumbleweed while Seth searches some dead bodies for his beloved map in the back. Along the way some bandits will attack, but a few rifle shots will take care of them. Upon arrival in Tumbleweed, the mission is successfully completed.

Mission Dialogues

Main article: A Gentle Drive with Friends/dialogue

Mission Failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Kills or abandons Seth.
  • Wrecks the wagon.
  • Rides through Armadillo and stops long enough for the law to take interest.
  • Kills the horses pulling the wagon.
  • Dies.

New Game Elements Introduced


  • During the ride in the wagon, John will comment on Seth's chatter with the corpses, calling him sick and twisted. The whole dialogue is a subtle reference to John himself, as he tends to speak to corpses when looting them, pronouncing short one-liners such as "'Sorry friend, I ain't gettin' fresh."
  • If John has already acquired the machine gun in the mission "Man is Born Unto Trouble", Seth will mention it during the ride. He will tell John that West Dickens doesn't have any ammo for it.
  • The first body in the coffin is the exact model of Sam Odessa when he is found dead outside Tumbleweed.
  • As Seth finds the map on the last body, the corpse model may stand up.
  • In the beginning of the mission, Seth says not to drive through Armadillo. Should the player choose to do so, a few lines of dialogue will play, but nothing else happens.
  • This mission can be completed before "Hanging Bonnie MacFarlane", which also takes place in Tumbleweed, but if this is the case John will still ask Marshal Johnson about Tumbleweed during the mission to save Bonnie, as though he is unaware of it.


Video Walkthrough


Completing this mission contributes toward the following Trophy/Achievement:

Gold Ps3 gold trophy
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.

Red Dead Redemption mission walkthroughs
New Austin Chapter
"Exodus in America""New Friends, Old Problems""Obstacles in Our Path""This is Armadillo, USA""Women and Cattle""Wild Horses, Tamed Passions""A Tempest Looms""The Burning"
"Political Realities in Armadillo""Justice in Pike's Basin""Spare the Rod, Spoil the Bandit""Hanging Bonnie MacFarlane""The Assault on Fort Mercer"
"Old Swindler Blues""You Shall Not Give False Testimony, Except for Profit""Liars, Cheats and Other Proud Americans""Can a Swindler Change His Spots?""The Sport of Kings, and Liars"
"Exhuming and Other Fine Hobbies""A Gentle Drive with Friends""Let the Dead Bury Their Dead"
"A Frenchman, a Welshman and an Irishman""Man is Born Unto Trouble""On Shaky's Ground""We Shall Be Together in Paradise"
New AustinNuevo ParaisoWest ElizabethMarston RanchRemember My Family

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