Red Dead Redemption is already packed with hours and hours of missions, challenges and fun. But for those who have not checked out the ‘Free Roam’ multiplayer option yet, with five separate challenge categories, then we can start you off with some helpful tips to getting on your way.
We will start off first with one of the five challenges available to us in ‘Free Roam’, Sharpshooter and Master Sharpshooter earning you 250 XP per challenge.
Sharpshooter I consists of 4 separate challenges, the first giving the title Bird Watcher. In this challenge, you must shoot and kill five flying birds. This can be completed by finding a grassy area, such as Hennigan’s Stead and firing off a shot to see if any birds are nearby.
The Exterminator title can be earned by killing five rabbits. Recommendation here is to search MacFarlane’s Ranch.
The third requirement for this challenge is to gain the Head Howler title. You can do this by getting 10 head shots to any enemy AI. This will not be an easy feat, but if you go the a Gang Hideout such as Twin Rocks, you can use the Rolling Block Rifle or the Carcano Rifle on the enemies who are taking up defensive positons to make it easier.
The last requirement for Sharpshooter I is to shoot 10 guns out of enemies hands, which will give you the title Sharpshooter. The easiest and most efficient way to do this is to target enemy guns using Dead Eye.
Sharpshooter II consists of 5 challenges that will end up giving you the title Master Sharpshooter.
The first challenge will earn you the title Hat Trickster. To complete this challenge, you must shoot two hats of two separate people’s heads within 5 seconds. This can be achieved by heading to an area where there are lots of enemies, such as a Gang Hideout like Twin Rocks. Here they have bigger hats to aim for.
Similar to earlier challenges, the Hauty Gunhand challenge will need you to quickly shoot someones hat off, and then the gun out of their hand within 3 seconds. Use Dead Eye for this feat.
Bear Starer can be achieved by finding a grizzly bear in Tall Trees north of Manzanita Post. You must shoot them in the head , and can make it easier by using a Semi-Auto Shotgun at close range.
To get the Hat Flyer title, you must shoot a hat off someone while riding a mount. A good location for this would be a Gang Hideout such as Tesoro Azul, where they have large hats which makes it easier to shoot.
Lastly, is the Master Sharpshooter title which can be gained by killing any three different types of wild animals within 10 seconds of each other. Go to Tall Trees to find an abundance of wildlife such as wild boars, elk, bighorns, deer and foxes.
Did this help you on your quest to complete one of the Free Roam challenges? If you have any hints or tips of your own, please feel free to add them below.