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Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption Achievements

Gold Medal

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Earn a Gold Medal Rank for a combat mission in Single Player.

Earning a gold medal any of the combat missions requires you to earn a set time, accuracy and headshots. Once you start a combat mission make sure your shots count and aim for the head. Use your Dead Eye ability as much as possible to increase your chances of a perfect shot.

You can keep track of your mission progress by pressing and selecting stats. You will then find a sub-menu called missions. Here you can see all your badges for each missions, you will also be able to select any mission and replay it.

Most missions are fairly easy once you know what to do. You will either get this from natural progression or by replaying a mission you know really well. Always skip cut-scenes as they add to your mission time. Try replaying the missions "Cowards Die Many Times", "Lucky In Love" and any of the Home missions.

You will be accounted for accuracy, time and headshots within the missions. Try not to miss headshots as this will ruin your final score.

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Comment #1 by sandesh
Sunday, May 30, 2010 @ 01:47:10 PM

This video might help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLZRymFnUL0

Comment #2 by Robin183
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 03:30:09 PM

I found "Political Realities in Armadillo" to be the easiest mission to do this on. There is only 5 bandits and they are all really easy (as this is one of the first missions in the game).

All you have to do is to get 5 headshots, 100% accuracy and a time under 2:30(?)
The headshots and accuracy is incredibly easy if you just use some deadeye :)
The time can be beaten by running away from Marshall and skipping all the cutscenes.

Comment #3 by RockWhore
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 @ 08:38:51 AM

I did this one at the same time as winnning 2000 in a hand of Poker. Should be easy enough.

Comment #4 by TITANIUMSNER45
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 04:21:00 AM

I did this at the Lucky is Love quest due to you being able to achieve the 2000 chips in one hand and then you go kill four people it is relatively easy...

Comment #5 by dwmacfar2
Saturday, June 12, 2010 @ 12:10:12 PM

It is not 2:30. I just got it at 2:34, so I'm assuming it's 2:35 for Political Realities. Another thing about the achievement is your stats carry over. By this I mean if you get 100% accuracy on one try, it will carry over if you get the time right on the next, but not the accuracy.

Comment #6 by midtown high
Saturday, June 19, 2010 @ 12:19:59 AM

I got it at 2:12 for political realities

Comment #7 by StrydeR
Saturday, June 19, 2010 @ 11:59:06 AM

Quote Comment #2 by Robin183
Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 03:30:09 PM

I found "Political Realities in Armadillo" to be the easiest mission to do this on. There is only 5 bandits and they are all really easy (as this is one of the first missions in the game).

All you have to do is to get 5 headshots, 100% accuracy and a time under 2:30(?)
The headshots and accuracy is incredibly easy if you just use some deadeye :)
The time can be beaten by running away from Marshall and skipping all the cutscenes.


^^^Could not have been said any better that's EXACTLY how I got it within minutes of reading this comment.

**You can just start a new game at any time, it is the first mission for the Marshal, takes maybe 15 mins to get to it at the very most.

Comment #8 by rhodesy95
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 01:04:15 AM

I've finished the campaign so can u get it by replaying a mission via stats-missions?

Comment #9 by katalanos7 gr
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 06:34:56 AM

Quote Comment #8 by rhodesy95
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 01:04:15 AM

I've finished the campaign so can u get it by replaying a mission via stats-missions?

Of course you can.I use this way to get it.
I get 6 headshots (5 bandits and their leader) with 100% accuracy and my time
was2:29.Don't forget to skip all the cutscenes.

Comment #10 by mrasskicker
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 12:34:56 PM

i got a gold medal on three missions:
Lucky in Love (you know, the poker and duel mission)
An Appointed Time (last Mexico mission)
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child (the mission with the bear attack on Jack)

Comment #11 by Kirby1337
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 12:34:49 PM

YES! I got it ^^
I did "Political Realities in Armadillo" in 2:33, 100% accuracy and 6 headshots.

Comment #12 by tru skraps88
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 09:51:21 AM

alright, ROBIN183! got it first try. THANX!

Comment #13 by DarkForce
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 02:47:03 PM

Old Swindler blues is even easier i think.

2:08 time, 100% accuracy and 4 headshots->gold:)

Comment #14 by pavuk94
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 05:43:17 PM

I've gotten gold medals on most of the missions even the ones u guys r talking about and I didn't get the achievement

Comment #15 by AndyFLY
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 09:37:39 AM

Tried 'Lucky In Love' plenty of times and no matter how well I did I could never get the gold. Even with the 4 bandits being taken out with a headshot. First time I did Political realities in Armadillo I got it.

Comment #16 by cwagmire
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 08:49:42 PM

Easy achievement if you do an easy mission. I did "Political Realities," but I'm sure there are other easy ones too.

Comment #17 by Melanopterus
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 07:50:58 PM

If you do political realities do you have to kill the boss with a head shot too?

Comment #18 by CarlCrowther
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 11:14:20 AM

how do you see what medals you have got missions you have done?

Comment #19 by TraumaHound
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 09:36:24 PM

Sweet, thanks for the tips, gang. I was wondering what I had to do to up my "score" to get the Gold. Gonna try as soon as I get home.

When retrying missions, does one do them from their character's current standing (i.e. with better guns/items, etc) or at the point at which they'd actually done the missions (like actually replaying the mission as it was the first time?)

Comment #20 by _SaiyaN_
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 11:28:12 AM

I already have a gold medal but the achiv does not unlock.why?

Comment #21 by UnholyPadre
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 05:31:49 PM

arrrrggg! must have played the Political Realities in Armadillo level about 15 times. got 100% on accuracy got 5 head shots, didnt work, got 6 head shots didnt work :/ and my best time is 2;05 which is pretty good, still no achieve :(

Comment #22 by ki3r4n sh13lds
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 03:24:27 PM

I found it easy on Lucky in Love by

1.Skipping all cutscenes.
2.When your turn for Poker, bet all your chips.
3.Finally, when facing against enemies aim for the head.

Hopes this helps. :)

Comment #23 by Jenrai
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 08:21:49 AM

Going through the first few missions on a new save to get "Spurred to Victory" and just got this quite by accident on Political Realities... You can die and still ding this during the mish, ya know. :)

Comment #24 by Derm
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 09:30:25 AM

Thanks Robin (Comment #2) that Mission worked like a treat

Comment #25 by cheifjordan
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 05:06:19 PM

Awesome, thanks Robin #2, super easy first try.

Comment #26 by Aidanrv
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 09:26:22 AM

Did this one by accident lol

Comment #27 by Froxun
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 03:19:24 PM

im gonna try the poker mission for this chievy

Comment #28 by TheEleventhDoctor
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 11:37:11 AM

On "Political Realities in Armadillo" I got 2:13, 100% accuracy and 6 headshots :3 Btw add: xDeathFMx if you want to do multiplayer RDR achievements. Message me then add me please.

Comment #29 by Aiden
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 10:32:14 AM

Political Realities in Armadillo is the mission to do it on. just run like a loon, only hit head shots and skip all cut scenes. Easiest 25g I've got in a while

Comment #30 by Jimmy Tacktix
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 10:49:28 PM

I have a gold medal for a mission but not the achievement WTF!!

Comment #31 by Nikki girl789
Thursday, May 03, 2012 @ 04:26:41 AM

Thank you Robin183 for that piece of information. Got the achievement in 2:14

Comment #32 by Fated2cros
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 01:49:25 AM

@#30 make sure the mission you got the gold medal on was a combat mission.

Comment #33 by Tsaako
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 11:46:44 AM

I just did what comment #2 done. Real easy, I done it in 2:26.

Comment #34 by IKV91
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 09:48:18 AM

I'm willing to help anybody with any achievement/challenges for the price of 20 headshots per achievement/5 per challenge. My gt: IKV91.

Comment #35 by MrLivi
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 06:32:38 AM

@2 - great shout, worked for me. Thanks!

Comment #36 by nipperh2o
Saturday, May 18, 2013 @ 06:56:20 AM

ive finished the missions hope i can replay them without starting a new game

Comment #37 by zcows
Saturday, June 01, 2013 @ 04:30:15 PM

just got it if ur doing the political thing in armadillo mission, just rush it. run to the X and then just ride ahead of the marshall to walton. then from there just enter deadeye to kill the 5 dudes outside waltons house. u dont need to headshot walton . i got him in the chest and still got this achievement

Comment #38 by VforVendetta
Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 05:57:54 PM

Got it on the Political Realities in Armadillo mission, thanks guys!
It took me a few tries because I was so used to being able to restore my dead eye, as label a target's head with RB, but I did it!
+1 achievement

Comment #39 by Schimpie
Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 03:50:17 PM

Managed to get this during just playing the story, popped up on the mission where you cross over to Mexico with that misfit Irish. Used a rifle during the entire mission.

Comment #40 by THREE2YURNOGGIN
Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 11:38:22 PM

I also followed #2's comment and got this cheevo. Thanx Robin183. Just a reminder tho, I once missed a head shot and hit the bandit in the upper chest then shot again this time hittin him in the head & almost restarted. But didnt and finished with 7shots/6headshots=100% accuracy because all shots made contact.

Comment #41 by Laverick 316
Monday, June 16, 2014 @ 06:35:48 AM

By far the easiest method is during the mission Pestilence towards the end of the game. That's the mission where you shoot crows off the corn silo at Beechers Hope. Just grab a pistol or repeater with lots of ammo and dead eye all of them quickly. No worries about head shots or accuracy. Done in a jiffy.

Yes I've got gold from Armadillo too, but Pestilence was even easier. Never felt like I was racing a clock.


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US May 18, 2010
Europe May 21, 2010

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