Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide: Cheats, Tips and Secrets

Here you will find the most complete guide to Red Dead Redemption 2, with all the tips and what you need to know to complete the game 100%.


Rockstar presents its most ambitious game to date, Red Dead Redemption 2 , a prequel to the previous installment, whose story takes place twelve years earlier. You control Arthur Morgan , an outlaw of the Dutch Van der Linde gang , which also includes John Marston , the protagonist of the previous game.

We are a huge game full of possibilities, with hundreds of missions, secrets and collectibles , and in this complete guide it will explain everything you need to know to master it and get 100% and discover everything it contains, which is a lot.

Tricks and secrets

As in other Rockstar games in Red Dead Redemption 2 there are a series of codes that you can unlock in the cheat menu and thus unlock a series of advantages that will make your life much easier in the Wild West.

In Red Dead Redemption 2 we can also find a series of secrets and curious or strange places, we show you where and how to find all the easter eggs that the game saves in our easter eggs section, where you can find even a UFO and a Big Foot !


History and 100%

The main story of Red Dead Redemption 2 is made up of more than 100 missions, which we can complete in bronze, silver or gold depending on the number of objectives you get in each of them.

We tell you how to complete the missions and the objectives that you have to complete in each one to get the gold.

There are also a series of missions, challenges and activities that you must perform to achieve 100% progress, we explain how to achieve it.

Side missions and activities

In addition to the main story there are a multitude of secondary missions, as well as all kinds of events and activities, such as performing bounty hunter tasks, chance encounters, lairs of rival gangs, unknown people.

We explain the different secondary missions and activities available.

Tips and basics before playing

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an especially large, complex and full of possibilities open-world action adventure , which also adds some realistic and survival touches not common in Rockstar games.

Next we are going to give you a series of tips and details to take into account to face a game as big and complex as this, and that you do not choke in the first hours.

  • Welcome to a western– Red Dead Redemption 2 , unlike other more crazy and frantic Rockstar titles like GTAs , is a slower and slower adventure that invites you to explore and contemplate its settings, spend time hunting and fishing, searching secrets and curious characters in its wide world, with continuous movements on horseback. This is also reflected in the actions of the character, a burly, slow-moving guy who has a very physical relationship with the setting. It is also a very long adventure, so our first recommendation is that you play it without haste, and enjoy everything it has to offer, which is a lot.
  • Adjust the shootings to your liking– In the pause menu, in Settings and Controls, we can adjust a multitude of options related to aiming. This is something important, since you are going to spend hours shooting, and depending on how you adjust these options you can have a more or less demanding experience, which is adjusted to each type of player. Of course, even if you put the shooting on foot in manual aiming or with very little assistance, we recommend that you use assisted aiming on horseback, since it is quite difficult to hit a target in these circumstances.
  • Understand the meaning of the cores– The health, resistance and Dead Eye system is somewhat peculiar, and if you do not understand it and assimilate it well at first it can bring you some problems. It really is very simple; the outside of the cores indicates the health or resistance you have available, and the inside the speed at which these parameters will regenerate. You have to consume food, drinks or elixirs to recover them, or even sleep to recover from fatigue.
  • Always carry a horse resuscitator with you– Horses are very important, and as the hours go by you create a bond with them that unlocks new movements and makes your horse better and better. At any moment, with an accident as simple as tripping over a stone and falling down a hillside, your horse could be badly injured and die forever. To avoid this, always carry a horse resuscitator with you, an object that can be bought in any store and that can help you save your horse if it is badly injured. If you have a serious accident and do not have this object, it will die, so do not forget to always carry one with you.
  • Focus on the story in the first hours– Practically the first two chapters of the game can be considered a long tutorial, in which they explain a multitude of concepts and open up its different possibilities. Although it may seem like the beginning of chapter 2, when you set up the first camp, it may be a good time to explore the huge world because it is already available, we really do not recommend it, because there are many of the game features that are not available yet, like fishing, since the fishing rod is not given to you until you do a certain mission. For this reason, we recommend that you focus on the main story in the first two chapters, we assure you that later on you will have many hours and freedom to explore at your leisure and go through the story.
  • Do not be obsessed with money– Although in the first hours you are very tight on money, and you will not be able to buy all the weapons or horses you want, as you progress in the main story you will get large sums of money, and when you have passed about three chapters this will no longer be a problem. Looting the bodies of the enemies you find money and especially objects that you can sell for good sums, but we know that it is tedious to loot dozens of bodies after a great shooting. Do not be obsessed with money and advance in the story, since it was just arriving. In our section of the guide How to make money easily we give you some tips in this regard.
  • Dialogue with your bandmates, immerse yourself in the narrative– The story of the game is not only told through the cutscenes or the dialogues of the main missions, and there are many other moments in which we can receive crucial information to understand so much the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 as its characters. Buy and read the newspapers, read the Arthur Morgan diary regularly, and don’t miss the chance to have a conversation with a bandmate or hear what they are talking about, as in these seemingly unimportant moments we find some of the most emotional conversations of the game.
  • There is no “missable” content– Although the time jumps that occur in the game may give the feeling that there are missions or content that can be left behind and lost forever, really, and without getting into spoilers , there is nothing important that you can leave behind and that you cannot do later. In any case, we remind you that you can save manually (Pause menu, History) in case you see that you are reaching the end of the story, make a manual save, for reasons that you will understand.
  • You can repeat the missions at any time– If there is any mission in history that you especially liked, for spectacular or fun, you have to know that in the Pause, Progress, History menu you can repeat any mission you have played, and also try perform secondary objectives.
  • There is fast travel– Although it is not available from the beginning of the adventure, later on you will have different ways to travel from one point to another on the map quickly, so do not fear that you will not always have to take long walks on horseback to get to a place. So we explain the different ways of fast travel that are in the game.
  • Remember to keep your weapons in good condition– Weapons in the game wear out with use and even weather conditions, and lose effectiveness and jam, so you have to keep them in good condition. When you go to choose a weapon on the dial (by pressing L1 / LB), you can see its statistics, and ultimately its status. If this bar has diminished enough, press the right stick and clean it by pressing square / X. Of course, keep in mind that you need to have gun oil, which can be purchased at any store.

Doubts and frequently asked questions

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a very complex game full of possibilities , from its combat with a multitude of weapons and a system of honor and search for the authorities, with the horses , which serve to move and store objects and that we must take care of, the possibility from hunting animals and collecting resources in the wild to create recipes.

Here we explain some basic concepts and aspects of this title that you must know to face the game with guarantees, as well as a selection of the most frequent doubts that our readers have had such as:

  • What are the best horses in the game .
  • Where and how to solve the puzzle of rare statues.
  • How to raise health, stamina and dead eye.
  • The requirements to complete the game 100%.
  • How to get the best outfit

and much more!


There are 90 challenges for hunting, exploring, riding a horse, gathering herbs, shooting and even mini-games, and each time we do one of them we unlock special equipment in the trapper.

We detail all the available challenges and their objectives and rewards.

Legendary animals

We can hunt and fish more than 200 animals in Red Dead Redemption 2 , but there are some legendary animals , creatures with special characteristics that if we hunt give us unique materials, with which we can create special costumes and exotic talismans.

We detail all the legendary animals, where to find them and how to hunt them , also all the legendary fish .

Hunting, fishing and minigames

In addition to carrying out the numerous missions in the story or the secondary ones, we can also carry out other types of activities, such as hunting and fishing or dedicating ourselves to playing poker, dominoes or the knife.

Here we explain all you need to know about hunting, fishing and minigames.

Collectibles and secrets

The world of Red Dead Redemption 2 hides a multitude of collectibles and secrets and curiosities. Points of interest, cigarette stamps, dinosaur bones, dream catchers and strange huts, among many others.

We detail all the collectibles that the game contains and where to find them:

  • Dinosaur bones
  • Exotic objects
  • Hunting requests
  • Carved rocks
  • Dream Catcher
  • Bands


Around the wide and complex world of the game there are hidden a series of treasures, which to find we have to be guided by maps that we find scattered around the settings.

We tell you all the available treasures and how to find them.

Achievement and trophy guide

Do you want to get Platinum or the 1000 G of the game? We tell you how to get hold of them all in our Achievements and Trophies Guide.

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