So much to do, so much time to do it Filling up your time in an open world is so important and Rockstar has been pretty good about giving you things to entertain yourself with between missions in the past, but perhaps not as well as others have done since its last big release. Red Dead Redemption II seems to be chocked full of busy work, but thankfully it seems to have learned the lessons of Roman constantly calling you to spend time bowling or playing darts, as these won’t be essential chores, just interesting ones.
Managing your camp with the rest of the gang looks like the biggest side-occupation, as you can do jobs around the campsite, hunt and fish for food or generally interact with your group by playing games of cards or other hobbies. This is also likely where you’ll be able to tend to your horses, building up your bond with them by brushing and feeding them. Working on that bond will mean they behave generally better under pressure later, so it should be time well spent.
And out in the world you’ll be able to sell off your hunting kills for cash rather than taking them back to camp if you want to, attend saloons and the entertainments they provide, and much more. It’s all very promising.