Like all recent Rockstar games, there are hundreds of Red Dead Redemption 2 activities available to complete outside of the main quest. If you want to take a break from the main story or want a change of pace and a less dramatic pursuit, you have plenty of options.
You Can Rob A Train
Earning extra cash is easy in Red Dead Redemption 2 - that is, if you aren’t afraid to break the law. The game features a robust gameplay mechanic that allows you to hold up people, buildings, and even trains.
While trains provide the biggest reward and are the most gratifying to pull, they are much riskier; some may have guards onboard who will try to stop you. It is best to target locomotives that are out in the wilderness rather than at stations to avoid any potential law enforcement. You can even force the driver to stop the train so you can make your way through all the cars.
You Can Become A Bounty Hunter
Becoming a bounty hunter in Red Dead Redemption 2 is the perfect way to earn extra money while honing your fighting skills. Bounties become available after completing the second chapter. You can head over to a sheriff station or post office and begin a mission by collecting wanted posters.
From there, it's up to you to decide whether to bring wanted men in dead or alive to collect the reward bounty.
You Can Catch A Serial Killer
Red Dead Redemption 2 shows the potential of humanity's evil through a criminal investigation akin to one in a classic mystery novel. You can find clues left by a serial killer during the main campaign, either while completing another questline, or while exploring the game's open world. The culprit leaves brief notes and sections of a map next to the remains of their victims.
When pieced together, the map leads to the location of the murderer. After finding him, you can take him to the sheriff and claim your reward.
You Can Hunt Down Vampires
You may not have expected to find supernatural elements in a game about the Wild West, but Red Dead Redemption 2 boasts ghosts, aliens, and vampires. Along a few walls in Saint Denis, you can find a series of messages written in blood that begin a vampire hunt. The messages expose the location of the bloodsucking monster, but be wary: Going there at the dead of night will reveal an incredibly strong vampire who can off your character with just one or two hits.
Although you don’t have to get rid of the vampire, accomplishing the task will earn you a special weapon.