How do you steal Covington Emerald in Red Dead Online? A part of the Blood Money update, the Covington Emerald is a precious green gemstone, which is being transported from Saint Denis out West to the Capital Fair, under the orders of Senator Ricard. The stone is heavily guarded by the Saint Denis police, and you'll need to figure out a way to infiltrate the train and pinch the precious emerald for Guido Martelli. As part of our Red Dead Online guide, we're going to explain how to steal Covington Emerald. You can also find out How to Steal the Ember of the East and How to Steal Il Sovrano.
Red Dead Online: How to Steal the Covington Emerald
Before you can learn how to steal the Covington Emerald in Red Dead Online, you'll first need to ensure you have enough Capitale on hand to launch the mission. If you don't have enough, then you can learn how to accumulate Guido Martelli's in our How to Earn Capitale guide. The Covington Emerald Blood Money Opportunity costs as follows:
- Standard: 15 Capitale
- Hard: 20 Capitale
- Ruthless: 25 Capitale
Travel to any of the Blood Money quest givers, like Sean Macguire, James Langton, Joe, and Anthony Foreman, in order to select the mission from the Opportunities tab. Once you're ready to begin the quest, a short cut-scene will play, and you'll be transported to just outside Saint Denis.
To begin, ride into Saint Denis. There are a number of ways you can infiltrate the train, including using fireworks to draw security off it and give you an opportunity to get on board. The best method, however, is to eavesdrop on a conversation in the garden area just outside the station.
You'll get some intel on the train journey, and a Checkpoint it'll be taking along the way. The idea is to stop the train once it's outside of the town, and infiltrate it away from prying eyes.
Head to the Checkpoint
Check your map, and set a waypoint to the Checkpoint. The train will take a few minutes to depart Saint Denis so there's no rush, but we wouldn't recommend hanging around too long.
Once you arrive at the Checkpoint, there'll be an unmanned wagon stationed nearby. Climb aboard this and position the trailer over the tracks. Once the train arrives at the Checkpoint, it'll come to an abrupt stop, giving you a window to infiltrate the train.
Hijack the Train
It does take a few minutes for the train to leave Saint Denis, but you can keep an eye on its progress in realtime by using your map. Once the train arrives at the Checkpoint and stops, sneak to the back compartment, and use a bow to quietly and stealthily kill the guards.
You need to move from the back of the train to the front, but fortunately the police will mostly be facing the opposite direction. Once you're near the front, the compartment with the Covington Emerald inside of it will be guarded by two police. You'll need to be fast here, taking them both out in quick succession, otherwise you'll be discovered. Pilfer the Covington Emerald from the chest, and then take a moment to kill any more guards on the train.
Once you're done, call your horse and ride to the drop off point. One thing to be careful of is, when you're moving through the train, don't let any civilians riding in the area oversee you. If someone rides past the train, then quietly wait for them to pass, as you'll have plenty of time. Once you complete the mission, you'll be rewarded by Guido Martelli for stealing the Covington Emerald.
How do you steal the Covington Emerald in RDR 2 Online? Hijack a train in the comments section below, and be sure to refer to our Red Dead Online guide for more information.