One of the bootlegger missions in Red Dead Online involves trying to poison a rival’s moonshine. You have to sneak into their distillers and taint the vats without alerting the guards. If they raise the alarm, you’ll have to fight them and destroy the vats the old fashioned way. This can be tricky, because you’re on a timer and the enemies pack a punch, so it’s best to avoid direct confrontation. If you’re wondering how to poison rival’s moonshine in RDR2 Online without getting noticed, you’re in the right place.
How to taint vats without alerting guards?
The answer is simple: be patient. I know it’s easier said than done, but the key here is patience. If you want to get in and out unnoticed, you will have to stay put and figure out the guards’ patrol routes. At first, it seems everyone has their eyes on the still at all times, but if you give it some time, you’ll figure out the optimal way of taking out the guards.
Also, any fighting you do will have to be done silently. You can scout the area with a scoped rifle, but use a bow, throwing knives or rsilent melee takedowns to deal with enemies, and always do it while out of sight of other guards. Basically, you’ll have to sit idly in the bushes and wait for one guard to leave himself open, away from the others, then take him out with a silent weapon. If you’re using a bow, make sure to aim for the head – a non-fatal shot will just make him start shouting and calling for help. Use dead eye with the Paint It Black card – it will allow you to use it as auto-aim. Make sure you have a couple of tonics in case of emergency.
If you decide to go the loud way and fight everyone head-on, make sure you’ve really destroyed the stills. You have to shoot them until they explode – just punching a few holes in them won’t work.
If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.