Red Dead Redemption 2 Reverend Stuck in Train Tracks – How to Free Him

Probably the most irritating moment in the game: the Red Dead Redemption 2 Reverend stuck in train tracks sequence continues Rockstar’s long history with its games and frustrating train missions. I’m looking at you, Big Smoke. Still, if you want to know how to free the Reverend from the train tracks in Who is Not Without Sin, you’d best get onboard. Next stop, Guidesville.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Reverend Stuck in Train Tracks – Why Can’t I Free Him?

This one is just a case of Rockstar going a little heavy on the typography. A “Push L” symbol will appear at the bottom-right of your screen but, to some, may look like a “Push I” which, given the stress-filled circumstances, isn’t exactly helpful. Also, “Push L” isn’t exactly an apt description, as you’ll see below. Pushing in the left stick will do nothing to help the poor Reverend, and will probably see you scrambling to test out your controller. It’s not you, it’s the game. Trust me.

If you fail (and, if you’re here, you probably have), you and Reverend Swanson will meet a grisly end but, of course, you can restart from your last checkpoint and save him.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Reverend Stuck in Train Tracks – How to Free the Reverend

So, about the “Push L” prompt. That simply requires you to push up on the left stick rather than click the stick in. Confusing, I know. From there, you have to furiously mash the X (A on Xbox One) button to help free the good man of the cloth. You’ll both spring to the right and watch as the train comes hurtling past you. Don’t stick around and admire the view, though: getting the Reverend back to camp within two minutes counts towards 50% of Who is Not Without Sin’s optional objectives, with the other being winning two hands of poker.