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How to play Red Dead Redemption 2 like a pro

The most anticipated game of the year has just come out, and Rockstar has managed to live up to the hype once again. The game has a level of detail which had never been seen before in any other open world title. Your character can do almost anything you can think of, from shaving to hunting and even befriending horses.
Red Dead Redemption 2 follows the steps of Arthur Morgan, an outlaw who belongs to the same gang as John Marston. Many players are eager to become great at the game, with the prospect of jumping on the online scene sooner rather than later. First, though, let us focus on how to play the game properly by mastering the basics.

Do side missions

As most open world games, Red Dead Redemption 2 has an incredibly huge variety of side quests that you can do while you complete the main game. These missions often give you new items, tools and objects you can use to improve your living quarters as well as your weapon arsenal.
Do not underestimate the importance of these missions! You never know when one of those rewards will come in handy while you complete the astonishingly vast main story.

Hunting and Fishing

Just like in the first RDR, hunting is one the many ways you have to make money. The system has been improved massively for the second installment of Red Dead, and now hunting isn’t only very profitable (depending on what you kill), but it’s also way more fun than ever before. Hunting also provides you with food, which is more fundamental than ever in this game.
Fishing is also a great way to keep Morgan well fed and to keep the cash rolling, so grab a line and catch some game!

Take care of Arthur Morgan

Rockstar has managed to make one of the most in-depth character management systems in videogame history. In Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll have to keep your inventory stacked with food, while you’ll also need to shave, bathe and change your clothing accordingly to your area’s climate. Be aware of Arthur Morgan’s needs and you will succeed as an outlaw.

Know when to take cover

RDR 2 shows how far Rockstar has come in the development of their shooting system. The game makes the player feel like they’re shooting real guns thanks to the introduction of a ‘bullet in the chamber’ system, which requires the player to be constantly aware of their shots and leftover ammo.

This, of course, means you’ll need to know when to take cover, when to reload and when to move up for the kill. Keep your eyes focused on the enemies and don’t forget to constantly check your ammo count!

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