Red Dead Redemption 2 Guide: The Outlaw’s Handbook

Everything you need to know about RDR2.

by AOTF Staff

So you’re heading off into the wild west world of Red Dead Redemption 2.  There’s going to be a lot to take in and the journey is going to take you to some strange, interesting, and beautiful places. Along the way you may have some questions about the game and this collection of guides for Red Dead Redemption 2 are here to help.  One of Rockstar’s most complex open world games to date, there are plenty of secrets to uncover, weapons to find, locations to uncover, and systems to learn.  Want to find all the legendary animals?  We’ve got you covered here.  Having trouble with using Dead Eye?  We’ve got you covered here as well.  Would you rather use cheat codes in Red Dead Redemption 2?  You can find those here as well.  This guide will continue to be updated so check back for more information after the game launches.

RDR2 Map

The map of Red Dead Redemption 2 is completely revealed here.

Full Map Image

Missions and Story

We reveal all of the missions you’ll need to beat to complete the main story path of the game.  We’ll also let you know whether you should bother with doing some of the optional side quests and explain how to manually save the game and unlock fast travel.

How to Get Gold Medals on All Story Missions

Challenges are they worth completing?

Bandit Challenges

How to Save

How many missions are there?

How to replay story missions

How to Fast Travel

How to get good and bad endings

Play as Marston

100% Completion Checklist

RDR2 Fishing and Hunting

A big part of Red Dead Redemption 2 will take place in the wilderness learn to hunt legendary animals and catch legendary fish.

How to hunt and track animals

How to fish

Best time to fish

Legendary Animals

Legendary Fish Map

Wanted Bounty

Along your journey you’ll inevitably have more than one run in with the law in Red Dead Redemption 2, here’s what you need to know.

How to Remove Bounty Level

How to stop witnesses from reporting crimes

How to Raise your wanted bounty

How to Rob People

Red Dead Redemption 2 Easter Eggs

There are plenty of secrets to uncover in Red Dead Redemption 2, here are some that we found interesting.

Witches Cauldron

Meteor House

The Best Easter Eggs List

Serial Killer Mystery

Red Dead 2 Combat

Combat in Red Dead 2 largely consists of shooting, so you better get ready for some slow motion Dead Eye action.

How to Use Cover

How to Target Multiple Enemies

How to use Dead Eye

How to recover Dead Eye

How to Block

How to Aim Down Sights

Change Run Controls


There are vendors every where in Red Dead Redemption 2, here’s where to find them.

How to sell weapons

How to Bathe


The say the clothes make the man, and this is true in Red Dead Redemption 2.  Find unique items like masks and outfits with these guides.

How to get new outfits

How to get the Cat Skull Mask

How to get new masks


How to Bond with your horse

How to catch a wild horse

How to revive your horse

How to stop your horse

Where to get Arabian Horse

How to call your horse

Unlock Superior Horse

Rare Horse Locations

How to Drag Someone by Horse

How to Store Outfits on Horse

Health and Stamina

The new core system will have you needing to eat food and drink tonics to keep you at the top of your game.

How to Recover Stamina

How to Recover Health

How to access inventory satchel

How to heal your horse health and stamina

How to Switch Horses

Crafting in RDR2

A new feature which allows you to make food and other consumables on the fly, here’s how.

Where to get Leather Working Tools

How to learn new crafting recipes

How to craft

Learn All Recipes

Perfect Pelts


Set up camp on your own or with your gang in these guides.

How to camp

How to Upgrade Gang Camp

Unlock Max Supplies & All Camp upgrade

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapons

There are plenty of weapons to purchase and to find in Red Dead Redemption 2.  This guide will show you where they are.

Viking Hatchet

Semi-Auto Shotgun

How to clean and repair weapons

How to Equip and Change Weapons

How to Unlock All Guns

Rare Gun Locations

Unlock All Weapons

How to Change Ammo type

Infinite Ammo

Locations in Red Dead Redemption 2

There are a ton of places to explore in the game but these are the major cities.

New Austin

  • Tumbleweed
  • Armadillo

West Elizabeth

  • Strawberry
  • Blackwater

New Hanover

  • Valentine
  • Emerald Ranch
  • Annesburg
  • Van Horn Trading Post


  • Saint Denis
  • Rhodes

RDR2 Glitches

Yep, there are some glitches in Red Dead Redemption 2 that will allow you to get unlimited money in the game.

How to Get Unlimited Cash

End Game

There’s still plenty to do once you’ve completed Red Dead Redemption 2.  These are the things that you should be doing once you see the credits roll.

Best things to do after you beat the game

Activities at Beecher’s Hope


From collectibles that earn you cash to cool things tucked away in the world, these are some of the things you can collect in RDR2.

Jack Hall Treasure

Grave Site Locations

Easy $1500 Puzzle

Rock Carving Locations

Fertility Statue

Cheat Codes