Traveling in the wild west by yourself is dangerous. You know what they say; there’s safety in numbers. What they don’t say is that there’s also power in numbers. That’s why you won’t encounter lone bandits on the trails in New Austin; instead, you’ll find gangs. Thaddeus Walter’s Men are one such gang known for terrorizing the area around Blackwater. Here’s how you can start to bring down this gang of thieves and killers.
Pick up the prestigious bounty hunter license
Unfortunately, American bureaucracy is an integral part of Red Dead Online. Civilization just comes with hoops to jump through, and any aspiring bounty hunter will have to get used to them. To pursue the infamous bounty placed on the head of Thaddeus Walter and his men, you’ll need to pick up the prestigious bounty hunter license. Head to your nearest bounty board with 15 gold bars in tow and follow the appropriate prompts to pick up the prestigious bounty hunter license, and you’ll be good to go.
Start tracking Walter’s Men
Once you start the hunt for Walter’s Men, you’ll be transported outside of Thieves Landing and directed to head into the town. Before you do, though, do yourself a favor and get your bounty wagon out. If you don’t have one, be sure to have a friend posse up with you before starting this bounty, as there are two targets to bring in. You can leave the wagon wherever you want, but try to park it in the middle of town so you can quickly stash your bounties and get out.
Once you reach Thieves Landing, you’ll have to hide and wait for your targets to ride into town. As it turns out, they’ve got a poker game planned. Too bad, though, they’ll never get a chance to sit at the table. You’ll want to hide by the pier on the east side of town, on the other side of the fence from the town’s junkyard. Eventually, a cutscene will play of Walter’s Men riding into town.
Capture Walter’s Men
After the cutscene ends, be patient. One of the targets will walk into the junkyard, offering you a perfect chance to capture them quietly. Simply sneak up behind the target with your lasso and take them down. Once you do, though, it will be much harder to get the other target quietly. At this point, get your guns out and prepare for a fight.
Walter’s Men rode into town with a decent number of outlaws, and since you’re in thieves landing, the outlaws in town will start fighting you too. Take cover and be extremely aware of your surroundings, as it’s extremely easy to be flanked wherever you are. Once you’ve taken out all the other outlaws, getting Walter’s other man is a breeze. Throw your bounties into the wagon and deliver them to Blackwater to collect your bounty.