Red Dead Redemption "Cowards Die Many Times" Mission Guide and Walkthrough

Red Dead Redemption "Cowards Die Many Times" Mission Guide and Walkthrough
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“Cowards Die Many Times”

Head back to Escalera and meet up with Captain De Santa once again to start the “Cowards Die Many Times” mission. You can’t take this mission until you’ve finished the “Must a Saviour Die” mission for Luisa, so you may wish to do some work for her first if for some reason De Santa has no more missions for you.

When you arrive, De Santa informs you that Allende wants to speak to you. Upstairs, he’s having a little trouble convincing a girl to spend time in his company. Allende lights up and then informs you that Escuella and Williamson have been captured in Chuparosa. He tells De Santa to take care of you, and though it seems almost too good to be true, John heads out.

On to Chuparosa

Wagon in Red Dead Redemption

Hop on the waiting wagon for the ride to Chuparosa. De Santa has a lot to talk about, but you can always skip right to the destination instead of listening. If you choose to ride rather than skip, however, you’ll get a chance to earn some extra cash by killing local wildlife. Shoot four or five animals with five bullets to win De Santa’s money.

Once you’ve won the initial bet, you can repeat the challenge if you keep shooting at animals and keep winning De Santa’s money. Not a bad way to spend a long wagon ride. It beats listening to De Santa, anyway.

Betrayal

De Santa tells you that Williamson and Escuella are locked up in the church, and tells you to head there. It’s the yellow waypoint on your map. Follow De Santa inside.

John walks into the church only to find it empty. De Santa thanks John for his help, then one of his soldiers clubs him in the back and knocks him unconscious.

Rebellion

Red Dead Redemption Weapons

When John awakes, he’s in handcuffs. One of De Santa’s men puts a gun to John’s head, then is quickly killed by a bullet from the gun of Abraham Reyes. A huge firefight erupts in the village, and you’ll have to run to Reyes on the other side of the street so he can remove your restraints. Find him on the balcony and he’ll free you and give you a knife.

You need to get your weapons back before you can join the fight. You’ll find them in a crate near the fountain.

Once you’re re-equipped, take cover and help Reyes and his men take out the remaining soldiers. Once you’ve cleared a path, head into the nearby building to take care of Espinoza. You’ll find him guarded by one of his men in the back upstairs bedroom. Be careful when you enter, as they’ll take a few quick shots as you. You might want to use Dead Eye to give yourself an advantage.

Once Espinoza is dead, the battle ends. Reyes gives a rousing speech outside, and your mission is complete. You won’t be doing much work for De Santa from this point on, obviously.

For more mission walkthroughs, cheat codes, weapons guides, and more, check out our Ultimate Guide to Red Dead Redemption.

This post is part of the series: Red Dead Redemption Mission Guides

A collection of some of the over 30 different mission guides for Red Dead Redemption here at Altered Gamer.

  1. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “A Frenchman, an Irishman, and a Welshman”
  2. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Spare the Love, Spoil the Child”
  3. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Wolves, Dogs, and Sons”
  4. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “The Outlaw’s Return”
  5. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Bear One Another’s Burdens”
  6. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “For Purely Scientific Purposes”
  7. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Cowards Die Many Times”
  8. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Landon Ricketts Rides Again”
  9. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Mexican Caesar”
  10. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “My Sister’s Keeper”
  11. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “The Gunslinger’s Tragedy”
  12. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Let the Dead Bury Their Dead”
  13. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “The Burning”
  14. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Can a Swindler Change His Spots?"
  15. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Justice in Pike’s Basin”
  16. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Political Realities in Armadillo”
  17. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “A Tempest Looms”
  18. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “New Friends, Old Problems”
  19. Red Dead Redemption Mission Guide: “Exodus in America”
  20. Guide to “The Gates of El Presidio”