Red Dead Redemption 2 – games for best 24 Essential things and tips

in-game I don’t want to kill all these fools, Dutch.

Just you Red Dead Redemption 2 is vast and you’re about to settle into a game you’re easily going to sink hundreds of hours into without batting an eyelid.

but of course, like GTA before it, there were loads of submenus, systems and other things to get to grips with so here are 24 things I wish I knew before I started.


Use Dead Eye for hunting.

  • Morgan’s slow-mo shooting skills are especially handy when targeting smaller prey like squirrels and foxes.
  • Once you’ve upgraded it Dead Eye will also highlight animal vitals.
  • nailing a shot to the heart or neck will usually result in an instant kill.

Toggle to run for Red Dead Redemption 2 games

  • Select this option from the main controls menu to save yourself some effort.
  • by switching to a system where you only have to tap X or A once rather than constantly hold it down.

Issue simple commands to your horse

  • flee by holding down the left trigger while in close proximity to your pony pal for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Unlock secret moves by bonding with your steed.

  • The more you bond with your horse the more abilities you can unlock for it.
  • At level 2 bonding,  your horse will rear in a classic Wild Wild West style with the press of RB or R1 At level 3 your companion can.perform what essentially is a horsey handbrake turn just press RB and then A or X Once you’ve reached.
  • the maximum level 4 Your horse will straight from side to side if you hold down B or Square mid-gallop.
  • This is a handy maneuver for when you’re riding through dense forest and want to quickly steer around a clump of trees 

Know your HUD options for Red Dead Redemption 2

  • You can turn off your Red Dead Redemption 2 games radar and all other on-screen displays by holding down on the d-pad and selecting radar.
  • off This will give you a more immersive experience And in this HUD free mode a quick tap of down on.
  • the d-pad will briefly bring your radar back up Conversely you can also make the radar bigger by selecting expand which is useful for spotting enemy icons during hectic shootouts.
  • You can go to the halfway house approach and select the compass option.
  • which will show you the general direction You should be aiming for while riding to an objective.

Learn to play poker at camp

  • You can learn to play cards back at Duchess camp so you don’t risk losing all your hard-earned money While you’re still learning.
  • the poker ropes the maximum bet here is going to be a measly dollar So or you can lose in a few games is a few cents.
  • but playing is useful for teaching you the poker basics handily.
  • There’s also a complete expansion of poke balls tucked away in the help section of the pause menu.

Use cinematic mode

  • if you’re feeling lazy You can set a waypoint and enter.
  • the cinematic mode to make your horse ride to the destination with zero input from you required although.
  • we’d advise you not to step away from your console because every now and then bounty hunters and Rival gangs will attack you.
  • mid-journey and you’ll be swiftly booted out of cinematic mode and expected to defend yourself.

Take a wild west selfie for Red Dead Redemption 2 games

  • Select Arthur’s camera from the items wheel and you can snap gorgeous virtual shots of your surroundings that can.
  • then be uploaded to rockstars social club Hopefully any photos uploaded will also be marked with handy.
  • hashtags of where they have snapped, For example, Valentine or Saint-Denis. You can even take an old-timey selfie with Arthur’s camera.

Keep your cause topped up

  • While tonics and other potions will keep that outer ring of your dead eye health.
  • stamina topped up you’re going to need to watch your cause Well, this means is keeping Arthur Morgan.
  • Well-fed watered and Smokes.
  • Otherwise, you’re going to find yourself severely limited in how far you can run how long you can survive.
  •  how good you are at aiming make sure you’re regularly opening the satchel to give Arthur food drink.
  • other consumables he requires to keep his claws topped up.
  • if In doubt go back to your camp or make a temporary one give Arthur a well-earned rest Same goes for your horse.
  • by the way, You need to keep them hitched where possible to give them a proper rest Brush them to top up.
  • their stamina and feed them sugar lumps and other horse delicacies to keep their health at maximum.

Carry plenty of tobacco

  • Smoking cigars cigarettes or even eating raw Indian.
  • Tobacco will top up your dead eye meter And as you’re likely going to be downing a lot of dudes in slow-mo.
  • This is the core that will deplete the quickest snake oil that can also be brewed at camps to keep your dead eye core up.
  • But just be wary of eating too much tobacco Because you can only eat so many plants in a 24-hour game period before the effects start to wane.

post office to pay off bounties

  • Go to the post office to pay off bounties It can be hard to travel across the frontier in peace with a bounty on your head.
  • So to ensure bounty hunters and other long and don’t keep chasing you Every time.Arthur has a bounty hanging over.
  • he visits the post office as soon as you can Most towns and rail stations have one and you can pay off.
  • the criminal charges there Bear in mind that these bounties are specific to each country.
  • The crime was committed to so that 120 dollar bounty.
  • You acquired shooting up all those Sheriff Deputies in the heartlands won’t carry over to West Elizabeth But you can pay off any bounty at any post office.

Fast travel for a price

  • For the first 20 or so hours of the game where Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t have a traditional fast travel system To cover large distances quickly.
  • you’ll have to buy a train ticket or ride in a stagecoach train tickets usually range from about 5 to 15 dollars depending on the length of the journey.
  • if you’re really itching to visit the New Orleans s st. Denis before you have a mission there.
  • You can ride the train from Valentine for just 10 bucks.

Keep your horse in whistling range

  • Your steed doesn’t have a telepathic hearing.
  • if you’re too far away when you whistle for it your horse won’t come running So try not to wander too far away from it.
  • between missions, if you can help it also pays to bond with your mount.
  • The higher your bonding level the further away you can get and whistle for it.

Store hats on your horse

  • if you lose your favorite cowboy hat in a saloon fight.
  • Don’t worry You can store up to three hats on your horse that can be taken out of your saddle at any time.

Read Arthur’s journal

  • hold left on the d-pad for an abridged version of the story so far Told from Arthur’s perspective.
  • even fills in the story gaps on Morgan’s life shortly before the game begins.

Use the ledger to upgrade your camp 

  • The ledger isn’t just a place to spy on how much gang members have been contributing to camp life.
  • You can also use this book to upgrade your camp’s medical ammo and food supplies Upgrade these and not only will.
  • Arthur is able to fill his pockets with more bullets and snacks before heading out on missions.
  • But the cap Morel will also improve it’s also worth upgrading duchess living quarters at the earliest opportunity doing so sees.
  • the rest of the gang mates instantly start contributing more money to the camp.
  • The next option in this is to unlock fast travel.

Carry  horse revival medicine 

  • Carry a horse revival kit at all times with Red Dead Redemption – horse permadeath Absolutely a thing.
  • You’re going to want to be prepared for the worst One way to do that along with refraining from throwing it off.
  • a cliff Driving it into a tree or wagon and putting it in the middle of a firefight Is to make sure you’ve always got a horse revival kit in your pocket.
  • These massive injections will bring your valiant steeds back from the brink of death and can be purchased from any stable for 9.50.
  • When your horse is about to fade away, you’re going to be grateful for one of these.

scare off foes potential  and predators in Red Dead Redemption

  • Shoot into the air to scare off potential foes and predators.
  • You’ll learn this as part of the Red Dead Redemption story.
  • But you can draw your gun and then press up on the d-pad in order to shoot into the air.
  • This can scare off anyone threatening you clear a saloon or give a wolf or other animal predators a fight.
  • Which does come in handy when you’re traveling around the map.

Always carry a jacket for Red Dead Redemption 

  • in case of a cold snap This might sound a little bit like I’m a worried parent but the weather can be changeable Especially when you’ve got.
  • the potential of whooping it up a mountain anytime you choose You should store a cold outfit on your horse for when you visit mountainous regions.
  • Which you can do from the closed trunk in your area of the camp being cold will affect your health and stamina So it’s definitely worth being prepared.

You can turn off the mini-map for Red Dead Redemption 

  • You can turn off the mini-map completely but we wouldn’t recommend it.
  • as we mentioned There’s a variety of mini-map and radar options to go through and while it might sound like.
  • the most immersive option possible You do run the risk of missing out on chance encounters and other Emergent storytelling prompts.
  • that will pop up on your map if you turn it off completely.
  • We’d suggest sticking to the regular or expanded radar for your first playthrough and then maybe ditching it for the second.

split point all of Red Dead Redemption  bullets

  • You can split point all of your bullets at the campfire to make them more powerful.
  • If you set up a camp in the wilderness, you have a number of options available But one of them wishes you access fairly early on.
  • in the game is split pointing all your ammo It takes a while and you have to do it on a bullet by bullet basis.
  • But it will increase the damage they caused and slow down your Deadeye drain when they’re in.
  • their chamber Use your bandana sparingly if you want to risk being identified while committing crimes Obviously being.
  • an outlaw committing crimes is your bread and butter But there is a way to minimize the risk of being identified while doing them Don your bandana.
  • This can be found in the bottom left-hand section of your items menu, and you can hide your identity that way.
  • if you’ve got a bounty on your head You can still walk around the towns without the lawmakers knowing exactly who they’re hunting Although top tip here.when talking to civilians.
  • Make sure you remove the bandana. Otherwise, they won’t want to talk to you.

Tap the gallop button to slow your horse stamina usage

  • A lot of time in Red Dead 2 is spent on your horse galloping between one point and another.
  • these can be quite lengthy journeys, even if you’re going at full pelt, Unfortunately, that’s going to nibble away at your horse’s stamina.
  • the way to fix this is to tap at the gallop button.
  • Which is a or X in time with your horse’s gate that allows you to increase your speed without using up your stamina?
  • It takes a while to get used to but you should be galloping away in no time.

change the name of Red Dead Redemption horse

  • You can change the name of your horse Forming a bond with your horse.
  • it takes a while and it can feel a bit weird when they’ve just caught a Kentucky saddler Thankfully.
  • you can rename your horse by heading to any stable.
  • Just go to manage owned horses Choose the horse you want to rename and then go to services there.
  • You’ll find the option to rename your horse.


That’s it 24 essential tips that we wish we knew before playing Red Dead Redemption 2 Thanks for reading my post.

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