Understand how to earn money quickly and accumulate money in Red Dead Redemption 2 will surely be the key to your survival in the wild world where this adventure is set. There are many ways to make money in RDR2: treasure maps, bank robberies, bounty hunting, betting and surely many more.
Thanks to this guide you will discover all the tricks to earn money quickly in Red Dead Redemption 2 .
All the tricks to earn money in Red Dead Redemption 2
Let's start from one assumption: not every way to make money will be legal. Do you want to be an honest bounty hunter or a bandit making a living as an outlaw by hitting the bank? Or do you want to let fate decide and bet it all on poker? Whether you decide on a more or less moral way to survive, we will not judge you, the choice will be all yours. We will then explain how you can make a living within the RDR2 universe in any way you want.
Among the various activities that you can do to earn money you can assault the hideouts of the various gangs and loot them, steal, gamble, recover wanted and redeem bounties, rob banks, secondary quests and go hunting ... And much, much more. All these activities will give you a chance to get money inside the game.
Money won't be the only thing you get but you can invest it to get even more money.
Of course, depending on how lawful your actions will be, there will be an equal level of risk.
Trying to make a fortune playing poker will obviously be much less risky and you will not run the same risk of being arrested as if you wanted to rob a bank or sell a stolen horse.
Obviously you can also decide to behave like an honest person and make money by reselling the flesh and skin of the prey you have hunted, but let's face it: it would be like playing GTA and follow the rules of the road. The fun Red Dead Redemption 2 is in assaulting trains, robbing banks and doing everything that in reality we would not be allowed to do. If this will help us in the adventure, all the better!
How to earn money quickly in Red Dead Redemption 2
In addition to the ways listed above, which depend on your morality, there are also universal methods of obtaining money.
First, solving treasure maps will certainly be a great way to earn money. You will find them simply by exploring and all the loot will be yours.
Another way will surely be betting by playing Poker or other games of chance. In Red Dead Redemption it was quite easy to scrape together a nice nest egg in this way, we'll see if it will be the same in the second chapter.
It is certainly a method that, from the law's point of view, presents no risk and you will therefore be protected from the wrath of the sheriffs.
Another trick to making money is bounty hunting.
Not all sizes will be the same, and obviously the higher the size the greater the risk in trying to get it. Whichever way you choose to go, bounty hunting will be equally useful to get in the good graces of the sheriff, who will reward you for your time also helping you to lower your search bar...
Plus, whether or not you're on the side of the law, you'll probably also have to try your hand at not-so-legal businesses. Stay tuned to this page for updates as soon as the game is released!
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Sell and buy horses
Let's now go into the details of the activities that can be undertaken to earn a living in Red Dead Redempion 2.
Buying and selling horses can be a great way to make money, but you'll need to have a few tricks.
Each horse you get can be taken to a stable and sold, left there or upgraded. Each horse can be sold at a different price according to certain parameters: first of all, if it is a stolen horse, the selling price will be extremely low, even 3 dollars or less; the same for common or unwanted breeds. You will then have to roll up your sleeves and go hunting for wild horses that you can find in various places during your adventure. Once you have them, you can then take them to the stables to resell them for considerable profit.
Hunting animals... or sizes
As mentioned above, reselling your game for money can be a great way to make a profit.
However, if you want to resell not only the meat but also the skin of the animals, you must be careful how you kill your prey.
The skin of a soul killed with a single lethal blow will have much more chance of being palatable than the skin of a rabbit drilled by bullets. Remember, also, that fresh meat will deteriorate over time and you will need to resell it as soon as possible.
Bounty hunting is definitely another great way to earn money: look for the wanted posters inside the sheriff's offices inside the towns and start the hunt. You'll be rewarded with bounties from $100 and up.
Having the law on your side
Although it is full of illegal (and objectively funny...) activities to do in Red Dead Redemption 2 , behaving like a good citizen will result in clear economic benefits.
First and foremost, having a good relationship with the sheriff will prevent bounties from being placed on your head and consequently avoid having to pay for them not to be implemented.
On top of that, merchants and shops will sell the goods at much cheaper prices to honest citizens who behave lawfully.
Remember, also, when you meet people looking for help or when you are presented with the possibility of doing something illegal such as robbing a store or killing a person for money that the benefits of avoiding acting deplorably will be seen in the long term.
Complete quests of the story and secondary quests
As in any mission-based game (see for example GTA) the main missions will certainly be a great source of cold hard cash, and the most immediate and easy way to raise a nice little money.
Not all of them will be equally profitable but they will still be a good base to start from. Going to hit various properties with members of your gang will allow you to get rich very quickly, and of course the more you go on in the game the higher the stakes will be.
Recipe and sell items to the fencer
There are Red Dead Redemption 2 some merchants in the universe, the "fencers". The first of them you can meet at Emerald Station, in esti di Valentine.
You can sell to this merchant whatever you find in your adventure, from watches, gold bars or consumables. You can also fence your goods by bringing him a wagon obtained illegally from a cottage or simply stolen on the road.
Illegal gambling and gambling
Betting can be a risky idea but if you know how to act it will allow you to make huge profits. You can choose between various activities such as poker, blackjack or dominoes.
If you are a risk-taker, then dash to the closest saloon and tempt fate: remember, luck helps the bold! Keep in mind that this is still a risk and a good hand could be followed by a terrible one and make you lose your savings, but this is also the fun (especially if the money is virtual and there is no risk attached ...).
Do not shop wild for weapons and ammunition.
Remember one thing: Red Dead Redemption 2 it's not based on the present day. The weapons you'll find are limited and not as creative and explosive as they might be in other games, like Just Cause or GTA.
So it doesn't make much sense to spend huge amounts of money to grab the best weapon at the start of the game, but be patient as the missions you will face will give you the chance to get extremely powerful, without spending any money.
In addition, every bandit or enemy that you will face during your adventure will have a weapon with him that you can collect and get without spending a penny.
Looting bandit camps
If you see smoke on the horizon during your adventure in the middle of nowhere, rest assured that it is a bandit camp.
If you manage to get rid of the outlaws guarding it, you will be rewarded with everything you can find inside, from saddles for horses, various chests and all the loot they have on them. Try to catch them off guard and take them out before they can see you, for their number will surely be greater than yours.
Complete the Jack Hall gang treasure hunt...
To the west of Flatneck station you will find a man called Maximo who will allow you to buy treasure maps from him for 10 dollars. This will be the beginning of your treasure hunt, which will allow you to get two gold bars that you can sell for $500 each. So get your horse and supplies ready and throw yourself into this adventure!