Keeping Morale Up
Horseshoe Overlook is the base of operations for the Van der Linde Gang during the events of Chapter 2. Here you’ll have to contribute to the upkeep of the Gang by providing funds, provisions and medicine. You’ll also find all your other gang members here and can take part in companion activities and more.
Warning!: Be sure to do any and all Companion related tasks as and when they become available, you’ll need this for a Trophy/Achievements down the line.
You can also increase camp morale by taking part in keeping the camp clean, this is denoted with a small black icon on the radar. Keeping morale up will result in a happier camp along with additional supplies all over the camp.
Donating to Camp
There are numerous ways for you to donate to a camp such as skinning animals and bringing the pelts to Pearson or using the Ledger to donate directly. In bringing pelts and carcasses to Pearson, you’ll be able to craft Satchels with helpful benefits.
Once you gain access to the Ledger upon completing the Story Mission Money Lending and Other Sins I&II which will allow you to directly donate to the camp by using the Ledger next to the box that Dutch has set up near his tent. Using this you can purchase camp upgrades such as improving tents or buying a boat, all of which unlock new features or better supplies. You’ll be using the camp’s funds for this task so you’ll want to donate your own money to the box to fund this operation. You’ll find a list of upgrades in the table below along with what effects they bring.
Warning!: You’ll want to donate at least $250 before the end of Chapter 4 to obtain a Trophy/Achievement. This should be no problem due to all the useful perks you can buy from the Ledger.
|1||Biters, Gin, Health Cure||-|
|2||Potent Biters, Snake Oil, Stimulants||$30|
|3||Guarma Rum, Kentucky Bourbon, Miracle Tonic||$50|
|4||Potent Health Cure, Potent Miracle Tonic||$75|
|1||Assorted Biscuits, Bread Roll, Cheese, Crackers||-|
|2||Apples, Assorted Salted Offal, Canned Vegetables, Pears||$30|
|3||Canned Fruit, Canned Salmon, Chewing Tobacco||$45|
|4||Candy, Cocaine Gum||$55|
|1||Regular Pistol Cartridges, Regular Revolver Cartridges||-|
|2||Arrows, Regular Repeater Cartridges||$60|
|3||Regular Shotgun Shells, Regular Rifle Cartridges, Throwing Knives||$90|
|4||Fire Bottles, High Velocity Repeater Cartridges||$110|
|First Things First||Encourages other gang members to donate more||$220|
|Next in Line||Adds a Fast Travel Map to Arthur's tent along with Cigarettes and Hair Pomade||$325|
|For Everyone!||Improves camp morale, supplies consumption decreased, gang members donate more||$300|
|Horse Station||Allows you to retrieve horses from stables or call your main horse||$300|
|Chicken Coup||Adds eggs to the Camp Stew, recovering more of your Cores upon consumption||$175|
|Leather Working Tools||Unlocks more crafting options for Pearson||$225|
|Camp Boat (Chapters 3&4 only)||Provides a boat at camp allowing you to reach better fishing spots||$450|
There is a lot to upgrade however your progress with the camp will carry over between Chapters so you won’t have to start from scratch every time. It’s also in your best interest as it will raise your Honor level which is a requirement for certain missions later in the game.
Warning!: Some Honor related missions are locked behind this ranking so you’ll want to work on increasing your Honor right from the outset.
The final task to note at camp hideouts are your companions themselves. You’ll often find them with tasks for you or Item Requests, be sure to complete these as they become available as there are two missable Trophies/Achievements related to them. Make a habbit of returning to the camp reguarly to check up on your fellow gang members and find new tasks to partake in, you’ll find a list for Chapter 2 related tasks in the table below.
Chapter 2 Tasks
|Charles||Hunting (Poison Knife Recipe)|
|Lenny||Five Finger Fillet|
Chapter 2 Item Requests
|Bill||Hair Pomade||General Stores||Repeater Cartridges|
|Charles||Moonshine||Fence Stores||Fire Arrows|
|Charles||Oleander||Along the river of Bayou Nwa||Poison Arrows|
|Dutch||Pipe||Vetter's Echo Shack, west of Wallace Station||Spurs|
|Hosea (upon picking up the book near his tent)||Shrew in the Fog||In a house in the Bayou||Predator Bait|
|Jack||Abigail's Thimble||Abigail||Drawing from Jack|
|Jack (upon completion of A Fisher of Men)||Penny Dreadful Comic Book||Osmon Grove, Clawson's Rest, Pleasance, Downes Ranch, Lake Don Julio||Chocolate Bar|
|Javier||Oleander||Along the river of Bayou Nwa||Poisoned Throwing Knives|
|Lenny||Pocket Watch||Vetter's Echo, west of Wallace Station||Dynamite|
|Mary-Beth||Fountain Pen||Osman Grove||Ring|
|Pearson||Naval Compass||Braithwaite Manor||Rum|
|Sean||Kentucky Bourbon||General Stores||Fire Bottle|
|Susan||2x Oregano||Common Herb||Potent Miracle Tonic|
|Tilly||Necklace||Lock boxes||Medicine x2|