Red Dead Redemption Sharpshooter Challenges [Guide]

Read Dead Redemption
Dec
20
2010

Welcome back Cowboys today were gonna help you get all the ranks in the Sharpshooter Challenges for Red Dead Redemption.

Return to Top Rank #1

Challenge: Shoot and kill 5 flying wild birds.
Birds are everywhere. Use Dead Eye to pop ‘em out of the sky. If they’re vultures on the ground, walk near them to scurr ‘em into the air.

Return to Top Rank #2

Challenge: Shoot and kill 5 rabbits.
There are myriad rabbits in the Perdido area to the south. They may also be other places, but you won’t have to look hard in Perdido.

Return to Top Rank #3

Challenge: Kill 5 coyotes before any coyote damages you.
You’ll find coyotes all over the uninhabited sections of Mexico (southern portion of the map), especially at night. They’re not aggressive at all, so it shouldn’t be tough to kill them without getting hit.

Return to Top Rank #4

Challenge: Kill 5 flying birds from a moving train.
Look for the train’s icon on the map, catch up with it and hop aboard. You’ll get the best shot from the roof of one of the cars (ladders let you up) and you’ll see more birds during the day than at night.

Return to Top Rank #5

Challenge: Kill any 2 different types of wild animals in 1 Dead Eye meter.
Not very tough, just target two different animal types during one Dead Eye usage. Note the animal must be wild, so you can’t just kill your horse.

Return to Top Rank #6

Challenge: Shoot the hats off of 2 different people’s heads.
You don’t want to kill the folks with hats, just shoot the hats off their heads. Find someone with a large-brimmed hat. Use Dead Eye to slow down time, but do not use Dead Eye to set targets. Just aim at the edge of the hat’s brim and pull the trigger.

Return to Top Rank #7

Challenge: Kill 3 bears each with 1 shot.
You’ll find bears a-plenty along the river bank in the west of Tall Trees area. Equip a powerful weapon like the shotgun, wait for a bear to get close on its charge, trigger Dead Eye and target the head. A point-blank shotgun blast will down a bear in one shot.

Return to Top Rank #8

Challenge: Shoot the hats off of 2 people’s heads and disarm 2 people.
You can perform the four requirements on any mixture of people, at any time. Shooting off the hats is easy enough. For the disarms to count, your shot must hit only the enemy’s weapon. Doesn’t have to be in a duel, but if you shoot and see blood you won’t get credit for the disarm.

Return to Top Rank #9

Challenge: Kill any 6 wild animals without reloading or changing weapons.
You can use a weapon with at least six rounds, and find animals that’ll die in one shot like rabbits, birds and other small creatures. Let the automatic lock-on target for you for sure shots. Easiest during the day when lots of birds are in the air. Pro Tip: If you trigger Dead Eye but do not mark any targets with the RB / R1 button, you reload the weapon without it counting against you. Cheese!

Return to Top Rank #10

Challenge: Disarm any 6 enemies without reloading or changing weapons.
For some reason, it’s okay to disarm enemies by shooting their arms in this challenge (for the Rank 8 challenge, we had to hit their guns exactly, no blood). The challenge is even easier because you can actually reload your gun—without it counting against you—by triggering Dead Eye. Just don’t use Dead Eye to set targets with the RB / R1 button and automatically shoot.

Well there you have it cowpokes now good shootin’.

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