Here’s how camp and character customisation works in Red Dead Redemption 2

By Kirk McKeand, Monday, 24 September 2018 08:11 GMT

In Red Dead Redemption, players were quite limited when it came to customisation of protagonist John Marston.

With the sequel, Rockstar is upping the amount of choice players have, not only in how they view the world, but also in how they shape the world and Arthur Morgan, the main character.

Red Dead Redemption 2 camp customisation

It’s completely optional, but Red Dead Redemption 2 allows you to build up your camp – a mobile base of operations that moves across the map as the story progresses. You can bring back hunting kills and chat by the fire, share stories with your companions, or even play a hand of cards back at your base.

You can also load it with supplies – medicines, ammo, money, and food – and positive contributions will be noticed by your allies. Allies comment on your deeds, as well as the contribution of others, all contextually and differently each time. This will also affect morale and change the activities gang members are engaged in when you visit.

If you have enough supplies, you can also upgrade certain aspects of your camp. Camp upgrades unlock additional hitching posts, stocks of food, medicine, and ammo, and also unlock fast travel points. Arthur’s own sleeping area can also be customised with rugs, hunting trophies, and more.

Red Dead Redemption 2 character customisation

When it comes to Arthur himself, you are free to tailor his look. As we mention in our Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons guide, you can get your guns engraved and change the look of items. You can also alter the look of Arthur himself.

Arthur’s hair grows in real time as you’re out in the world, so you are free to get a trim, style your beard, or slick some pomade through your hair to get a sharper look. You can also change your clothes, which now come as separate layers, rather than the one-piece outfits of the last game.

As well as choosing different jackets, shirts, trousers, boots, and hats, you are also free to choose whether you wear your trousers over your boots or tucked, whether your sleeves are long or rolled up, and even whether or not your boots have spurs.

Just be aware that wearing inappropriate clothing for the climate you’re exploring will affect your stamina levels.

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