Red Dead Redemption 2 guide and walkthrough for Rockstar’s open world western

By Lauren Aitken, Thursday, 29 November 2018 17:08 GMT

Looking for a Red Dead Redemption 2 guide? Rockstar’s newest title is a massive Western adventure with a sharp new protagonist, revolutionary new systems and a few familiar faces to boot.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at how to get the best out of Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as taking a closer look at the map, what weapons to look out for and what trophies and achievements you can hope to unlock.

This is your one and only spoiler warning, so head back if you’re not ready for all this Red Dead.

You can check out our review of Red Dead Redemption 2 here, as well as some spoiler-free things you should know before getting started.

You can also check out what James thought of Red Dead Redemption 2, where he considers if it has pushed the boundaries of current-gen consoles to their limit.

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Map

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 map size
  • A quick overview of the massive map in Red Dead Redemption 2.

  • How to unlock fast travel
  • Though we’d recommend travelling by horse and using the cinematic camera, here’s how to fast travel if you want to get around the map quickly.

  • Mexico map glitch
  • You can unlock Mexico in Red Dead Redemption 2 with a map glitch, but only after you’ve completed the campaign.

Weapons and Gear

Horses

Money

Camp

Main storylines

Missions and side quests

Honor system and bounties

  • Wanted: Dead or alive
  • As the name suggests, some bounties – yours included – will pay the ultimate price.

  • How to get rid of a bounty
  • Looking to get rid of a bounty so that you won’t be chased by every man and his dog every time you go near a town? Then check out our guide.

  • How the honor system works
  • The honor system works a little differently in Red Dead Redemption 2, so here’s our guide on all the changes.

  • Simon Miller’s monk kicking antics
  • Simon Miller went on a rampage in Red Dead Redemption 2 to show that sometimes it’s fun to be bad.

Treasure maps

The treasure maps lead to some of the most valuable loot in Red Dead Redemption 2, so here’s how to complete them:

Useful locations

  • Shack locations
  • Each shack on this list tells a little story and will add to your overall completion of the game.

  • Trapper location
  • Here’s where to find the trapper to get yourself some top gear.

  • Fence locations
  • You’ll need a fence to get rid of any hot loot in your pockets.

  • Where to find the Whisky Tree
  • This tree has some sweet loot hidden in one of its many hanging bottles.

  • Gang Hideouts
  • Here’s a map of where you can find all of the gang hideout locations in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Cheats and easter eggs

Red Dead Redemption 2 DLC and Red Dead Online

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