Once you’re ready, make your way to the marshal’s office again (via horse or campsite warping) and you’ll run into Bonnie’s dad.

Saddle up with the Marshal and his cohorts (who are carrying the hostage Deek as a bargaining tool). Ride with them out to Tumbleweed. When you reach the entrance, you’ll need to have your wits about you as it’s actually an ambush!

Get into some cover immediately and use your short range weapons on the nearby enemies for now. Shoot the bandit off the church roof and then switch to your rifle as you head into the middle of the derelict town.

You should notice Bonnie hanging from a rope just up in the distance; of course it’s not a free ride up there to save here. There are quite a few ready and waiting enemies to watch out for, so dodge from cover to cover killing them as they appear.

Once the cut-scene showing Bonnie now actually strangling, you need to speed things up, so you have two choices here: 1). You can use Dead Eye to aim at the rope and shoot it, dropping Bonnie to the ground safely or 2). Run up there and get close enough to manually cut her down.

We recommend trying the first option from cover, so if you miss, you can still chance it by running up to her and freeing her that way. As soon as she’s freed, a cut-scene will play out and the mission will end.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Rockstar Games
  • Platforms
    PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Sandbox
  • Guide Release
    23 July 2012
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. A follow up to the 2004 hit Red Dead Revolver, this game tells the story of former outlaw John Marston, taking players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

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  • Complete guide to every mission in the storyline.
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