In Red Dead Redemption 2, the key to develop is not just experience or skill, it is cash.
This is the world in the Far East in the 90s, if you have a hell bunch of money in your wallet, you can always buy guns and better equipments, take care of your horse, buy new fishing bait or some tonics for yourself, help your friends to have an easier life, …
But the world in Red Dead Redemption 2 is truly based on the reality, getting rich is not easy at all. The Gang Van Der Linde starts the game with limited financial resources, and you will soon learn how hard it is to make money: accomplish some missions won’t fill your pocket much, all the hard work doesn’t earn you a lot of money. Don’t be discouraged, there are many ways to make money in Red Dead Redemption 2. We will list all the methods about making money, this is all you will ever need to fill your wallet.
The fact is, there are some financial benefits of being a “good guy”, so, you should consider the way you want your character to become: good guy or bad guy.
To make money, hard working is in important aspect, you can steal from other people, but this method won’t guarantee a big amount. So, please read this article to find the best methods that work for you.
1. Loot dead bodies
Loot everything you can find. You can loot ammo and useful items, sometimes small amount of money and valuable goods that can be sold on the market later.
In Red Dead Redemption 2, looting is a very common thing. After a big fight, Arthur will have a chance to change equipments, and this is a nice trick – hold loot button, Arthur will automatically move to a nearby corpse after looting the first one.
Moreover, you must be careful to loot every pockets (you can press L3 + R3 to hi-light lootable positions), or any bags on horse saddles.
2. Rob from people and shops
If you are not afraid of becoming a big bad cowboy, then you can rob from people on the streets by pointing your gun to them and force them to turn in items. You can do the same with shopkeepers and raid their safes or any valuables items inside a house. Be noted that you can not do this everytime, it depend on who you are dealing with, and you have to be well-prepared because not everyone is obedient.
3. Train hi-jacking
If you enjoy robbing from other people, then you simply must take notice about any train that could stop nearby. To get on the train require a little effort, but once you are inside the train, everything belongs to you, and everyone must turn in their valuables. Cover your face with a mask, and you must know when to stop.
4. Horse wagon robbery
Horse wagon robbery can be beneficial as well, and it is easy to control the passengers on the wagon. After you have controled the passengers, you can unlock and rob everything in the back of the wagon by using a lockpick or simply shoot at the lock.
In the game, you can interact with some specific characters and they will give you advices on where to do the most beneficial robbery.
5. Sell your valuable items
There are some valuable items that you can not use ingame like: rings, jewels, gems, watches…or if you have items that you don’t want, you can simply sell them! You can also donate these items to the fund of your gang, or sell them to the merchants to have extra cash.
6. Horses and Wagons Trading
After you have progressed through a major part of the game, Arthur and his company will meet horse and wagon buyers, and you can score much money from this. However, this task is pretty complicated, you have to catch them, put them in a stable, then bring them out to sell.
You can actually sell horses right from your stable, but it won’t bring much money. You can also hunt wild horses and sell them, you will receive more money for selling them if the bond is stronger.
7. Hunt wild animals, then sell them.
If you live in a forest or near a river, then hunting and fishing is a part of your life. Animals are very useful with variety usages: skin for clothes, meat for food, you can also donate them to Pearson to keep food supply. But if you already have plenty of these already, then you can even sell animals and fish you found to the butcher in town. Price will be based upon the food quality, while the profit is not that big, if you are on your way to the town, then finding one extra boar can net you several dollars for the next meal.
8. Bounty hunting
Ok, it is time to become the good guy. As the story goes, you will have some bounty hunting quest – you often find these in town, or the sherif’s office. You will receive some rewards for hunting down the wanted criminals.
9. Help victims of snakes and people who fall for bear traps
Red Dead Redemption 2 have many small encounters that you can interact and discover the open world.
One of these encounters is related to snakes, and the other related to bear traps. If you occationally find any victims, you should help them. They won’t give you anything instantly, but after awhile, when you go to their shops, they will recognize you and you can buy one free item. This can save you several hundred dollars when getting a free gun or a new hat.
10. Help people to find quests to make money
Help people in random encounters, and they will give you some clues about how to make more money. Like houses that you can rob, and most of the time, the owners are bad guys.
11. Play Minigames
If you are a great poker player, then this should be an easy job for you. Red Dead Redemption 2 have minimages like poker, blackjack, dominos, and you can win money from any games.
12. Complete quests
Up until now, the most effective ways to make money in Red Dead Redemption 2 is to complete the quests along the storyline. However, among these quests, some only net you small amount of money, or small gifts. But there are some big quests like: horse wagon robbery, house robbery, and these will net you big money. On top of that, quests will reward you with new guns and items.
So, if you are short in cash, go make some – there are just so many ways to do it in Red Dead Redemption 2. If you know how to do it, and do it hard, prizes will be yours.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. To learn more about game guides, or new game features, or guide about fishing and hunting, please visit Guide.gg.
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