'Red Dead Redemption 2': Tips and Tricks for Mastering the Old West

Everything you need to know to master the old West.

We’ve been spent the past week going over all the important stuff you need to know while playing Red Dead Redemption 2, from how long it takes to beat this massive game to the cheat codes you can use to race through the main story.

Now, as you settle into another weekend-long marathon of Red Dead Redemption 2, we thought it might help to have all those tips, tricks, and guides in one place. So here’s everything you need to know about Rockstar’s newest game so you can master the old West in no time.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Full Map Size

The map in RDR2 is even bigger than you think. It expands dramatically after beating the main game and reaching the epilogue. Read all about it here.

How Many Chapters and Missions Are There in RDR2?

Short answer: A lot. Long answer: Eight chapters and over 100 story missions. Check out the full list here.

The Best Horse in Red Dead Redemption 2

There are a lot of horses in RDR2 but there can only be one best horse, right? Here’s what you need to know.

Where to Find Gold in RDR2

It wouldn’t be a western without gold, but getting your hands on those previous gold bars isn’t easy. We’ve rounded up all the different ways you can find them, from treasure maps to story missions. And once you do find some gold bars, don’t forget to take advantage of this glitch to get infinite cash.

Fence Locations in Red Dead Redemption 2

Once you do find some gold, you’ll need to find a Fence if you want to actually sell it. These shady businesses will take your ill-gotten goods and also sell some interesting loot in return. Check out this map to find all four Fences in the game.

Legendary Animals in RDR2

There are tons of animals in this game, but only a handful of them are legendary. Here’s everything you need to know about tracking and hunting these ultra-rare creatures.

The Best Red Dead Redemption 2 Cheat Codes

Like any great Rockstar game, RDR2 features cheat codes to enhance your experience. Some are readily available, while others need to be unlocked. Here’s our top 10 and the info you need to use them.

KKK in RDR2?

Yep, the Ku Klux Klan exists in Red Dead Redemption 2 and it’s up to you to find and kill them. You won’t see this pop up as an actual mission, but if you do come across the KKK feel free to take them all out without worrying about your honor meter, it won’t take a hit. Here’s how to find the KKK in RDR2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now for PS4 and Xbox One.

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