Red Dead Redemption 2 Serial Killer "Look Upon My Works": How to complete the American Dreams Stranger quest (2024)

In RDR2, a serial killer lurks. Time to put on our detective hat and find them.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Serial Killer "Look Upon My Works": How to complete the American Dreams Stranger quest (2)

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Out in the wilds of Red Dead Redemption 2's vast landscape, you stumble onto something sinister - a serial killer, leaving messages like "look upon my works" and pieces of a map as a challenge to would-be detectives. This is all part of the American Dreams Stranger Mission.

In Arthur Morgan's line of work, death and dismemberment are all just part of being an outlaw. But for all of the Van der Linde gang - except one Micah Bell - guts and gore isn't something to seek out and revel in. Do you have the stomach to find the locations of all of the serial killer clues and track down Red Dead Redemption 2's serial killer?

Red Dead Redemption 2 Serial Killer Map Locations and Clues

As you seek out the serial killer during the American Dreams Stranger Mission in Red Dead Redemption 2, you'll need to decipher some clues left behind for you by the mysterious criminal.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Serial Killer Clue #1: Do you see?

The first location on your grisly trail to seek out a serial killer in Red Dead Redemption 2 is to the northeast of Strawberry and the southwest of Wallace train station. South of the station, as you take the road southeast towards the Dakota River, you'll find an eviscerated body on the north side of the trail. Yes, that is a leg...

Press both the left and right analogue sticks into together to trigger Dead Eye, and you'll be able to track what you're looking for. Follow the trail of viscera north to the black 'X' now on your map marked as 'corpse'.

Here, you'll find the serial killer's first victim, displayed with the ghoulish message: 'do you see?'.

To your left, you'll find a severed head, which contains the first killer clue piece. Inspect it, and you'll see that it's part of a map. It's a challenge left by the overconfident serial killer, daring someone to try and find them.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Serial Killer Clue #2: Look upon my works

Next, you'll find the second killer clue piece to the south of Valentine post office and train station (see the below map screenshot). Again on the north side of the road, you'll find a torn up body on the trail to the west of Citadel Rock, on the west side of the train tracks.

Strung up on the supports of the railway line is the serial killer's second victim, and you can find their head - along with the next piece of the map killer clue - stuck to a post up to the left.

The chilling message of 'look upon my works' is probably the first you'd stumble on if you've not looked for this side mission specifically - grim.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Serial Killer Clue #3: Behold

The final piece of the puzzle is closer to the road than the last two. You need to head down south, past Rhodes and past the civil war battleground at Boulder Blade. Right where the last 'S' in Scarlett Meadows is printed on the map, is where you need to go (see the below map screenshot).

To the east of Braithwaite Manor, on the west side of the road, you'll find the third serial killer victim, along with the third killer clue piece of the map.

You'll find the severed head behind the tree.

Interestingly, this piece of the map comes printed with a set of numbers, and what looks like a safe.

The full map looks like this:

Where to find the serial killer with the pieced together map in Red Dead Redemption 2

So, to find the serial killer you need to follow the map which points you over a bridge to a ruined cabin, with the code to a locked set of storm doors.

The bridge on the map is the one to the southwest of Valentine, to the northeast of the Downes Ranch. Go across it, and you should be able to see where you're going.

To cut a long story short, the serial killer location you're looking for is in Lucky's Cabin to the southwest of Valentine - you'll see it marked in pencil on the map if you take the southwestern road out of town, and before long, it'll get marked as a Stranger Mission called 'American Dreams'.

In the centre of the white Stranger area, you'll find the cabin.

The safe combination for the lock is 6-34-32, but Arthur should open it automatically.

Explore the basem*nt at your peril, and enjoy the spooky encounter in store - I won't spoil it.

Once that's over and done with, stow the Stranger on the back of your horse and head into town to turn him in.

In the subsequent scene, you have a choice - kill the serial killer, or let the Sheriff kill him.

Do the dirty work yourself and you'll be rewarded with $20. Keep your gun in its holster and you'll get nothing but the satisfaction of a job well done.

For more Red Dead Redemption 2 easter eggs, check out our full page on them. There's a witches cauldron and UFO to run into too.

If you fancy another mystery, why not try and find the vampire in Red Dead Redemption 2?

Or if you'd rather a break from the macabre, here's how to get a perfect pelt every time from hunting wild and legendary animals.

For everything else, head over to our massive Red Dead Redemption 2 guide.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Serial Killer "Look Upon My Works": How to complete the American Dreams Stranger quest (2024)
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