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Strangers are special NPC characters featured in Red Dead Redemption. Unlike core gameplay missions, these side-missions can be initiated and completed at any time. Strangers will request tasks or offer opportunities to the player.

Strangers are represented on the map by a question mark "?" icon. These question mark icons only appear on the map when the player is close to their locations. Visit the question mark icon to begin dramatic, and sometimes dangerous, chains of events.

Occasionally, the player will be given a choice on how to complete the mission,  yielding either positive or negative results for the player's fame and honor. Additionally, the successful completion of these activities will often reward players with cash.

Helping strangers, with the exception of the mission "I Know You", contributes towards 100% Completion.

Stranger TasksEdit

For more information on where to initiate these tasks, how to complete them, and all other details, please choose the desired one.

New AustinEdit

Nuevo ParaisoEdit

West ElizabethEdit


  • Most Stranger missions ask the player to wait a couple in-game days before the next part of the mission becomes available. Instead of waiting the player can just save the game at any property/campsite and then reload that save, or an auto-save in case this feature is turned on.


There are three trophies/achievements associated with completing Stranger tasks:

Bronze Ps3 bronze trophy
Complete a task for a stranger.

Rdr people still strange icon
Silver Ps3 silver trophy
Complete 15 tasks for Strangers.

Gold Ps3 gold trophy
Attain 100% in the singleplayer completion stat.

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