Red Dead Redemption 2 Online: Tips and Tricks for Multiplayer

Despite all its qualities, there is one thing that Rockstars Wilder West is definitely not: accessible. in the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer Any question marks and ambiguities multiply properly so that it is not enough Tips and Tricks can give to the community plowed open world.

And this is exactly what you will find on this page. In the following, we give you hints, comments and further assistance with which you can solve the problems in Red Dead Online Can become master. These tips and tricks are worthwhile even for cowboys who have already explored and done everything in the shoes of Arthur Morgan, as the online component throws many peculiarities of the game over again.

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What can and can’t do in Red Dead Online?

The answer to this question is pretty simple: Anything you can do in Red Dead Redemption 2’s single player mode is possible. In other words: hunting, fishing, riding, shooting, fighting, looking for hidden treasures and playing story missions – “everything”.

The main difference in online mode is that you are not alone in the game world, but share it with other players. Accordingly, you can pursue your activities not only alone, but also with your friends, which makes some tasks much easier. On the other hand, you can of course also meet players who just want to kill you for fun.

What is not possible: breaks. After all, it is an online mode in which many players cavort at the same time. Pressing the pause button in the middle of the shooting or opening the game menu is possible, but not particularly good for your health, as the game continues in the background.

You can find out more about your options in Red Dead Online on the page Red Dead Redemption 2 Online: Game Modes Explained – Everything About Free Roam and Series.

Save to Red Dead Online

Even if there are many similarities between RDR2 and Red Dead Online, they differ when it comes to saving a game. Means: Since you play “online”, you can not create manual savegames. But you don’t have to either, because the game will do this for you automatically at given times (when you have completed an activity or achieved a mission progress, etc.).

If you want to be on the safe side, wait a minute after making a change to your equipment or purchasing an item before exiting the game. If possible, you should not end the game in the middle of a mission, otherwise you may miss the last progress later and have to be played again.

Your first horse and how to protect yourself from horse thieves

As in single player mode, horses are your most important means of transport in online mode. Everything you already know about the horses in the game – control, connection, care and so on – is still valid in online mode.

However, there is one important difference that you should be aware of here: While you don’t really have to fear that someone else will claw your horse in single player mode, it can happen more often in online that someone snatches your horse and disappears over the mountains to make money out of it. This is especially true if you are playing in a squad with foreign players.

To prevent this from happening, you can and should “secure” your horse. To do this, call up the player menu (D-Pad to the left) and select the option “Stall”. There you will find the option to set access for your horse (everyone, only me, only squad, only crew, only friends). You can also force players to get off their horse here. We recommend that you limit your ride to yourself. Should an unauthorized person jump on your horse, it will be thrown off again in no time at all.

By the way: At the beginning of the action in the online mode, you will receive your first rideable vehicle free of charge. Nothing special (rickety mare), but it’s enough to get started. It doesn’t take long before you take part in a multiplayer event in the course of the introduction, in which you steal horses and are rewarded with a new, better horse.

If you have a decent horse in the stable, you should put your skills to the test in the horse races. You can earn good money there quickly. You can find out more about the races on the page Red Dead Redemption 2 Online: Horse Racing – The Great Race Series Guide

Not a Ferrari, but a gift horse is known not to look in the mouth.

Money and gold rule the west

We don’t need to say much about the good old dollars from single player. You can use it to buy all the items you need in the game (weapons, food, horses, etc.), provided you have enough of them. That’s the catch, because basically – like in real life – you never have enough money. You can find out how to get them quickly on the Red Dead Online page: Earn money fast and get filthy rich

In addition to money (dollars), there is also a second, new currency in online mode: gold. Gold is available in the form of the well-known gold bars and – now new – as gold nuggets. If you collect 100 gold nuggets, you can use them to make a gold bar. With gold you can in turn buy certain luxury items or unlock locked items earlier and then buy them. Take a look at the previously linked page, there you can find out more about gold.

Red Dead Online: Treasure Maps – The Fast Path to Wealth

The popular treasure hunt from the single player mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 is of course also available in online mode. In addition to the fun of the search and puzzle action, treasure maps are also one of the most lucrative ways to get money and gold.

There are many ways to get your hands on a treasure map: For example, it can be a reward for advancing in rank or part of a mission. In addition, you should always loot diligently killed opponents, because the locals carry some secrets around with them in their pockets.

The process of a treasure map search does not differ much from what you are used to from RDR2: If you have a map in your pocket, examine it to get a few hints and a marking of the approximate location on the map. Sooner or later, with the help of the clues, you will find a treasure chest that will leave you with its riches. By the way, you can only pursue one treasure hunt at a time.

Do you fancy a treasure hunt? Click here for Red Dead Redemption 2 Online: Treasure Map from Bard’s Crossing

You will find a first treasure map during the introduction to the online mode.

Camps in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online – This is how the camps work

As in the single player mode, there is also a camp in Red Dead Online where you can let your character rest after the daily exertions. There you also get access to your outfit (cloakroom), can produce weapons and tonics, fast travel (requires improvement) or receive the items ordered in the pocket catalog. You will already set up your first camp during the introductory quests. Later you can expand the camp and move to other locations.

Camps for troops are particularly important. Basically every squad needs a camp as an operational base, whereby the chosen camp size decides how many members a squad can have. There are two different types of bearings: small and large. The difference lies in the number of squad members and the costs. A small camp offers accommodation for 1 to 4 players and costs $ 1 a day. A large warehouse is designed for 1 to 7 players, but it also costs $ 2 a day.

At the beginning yours is quite sparse, but you can upgrade yourself (or the squad leader) with all sorts of amenities. For example, you can set up your own quick travel post, improve your tent or change the design of the items. Your loyal assistant and warehouse master “Cripps” is the right contact for all of this. You can also upgrade his outfit.

More information about the camp and how you can upgrade it can be found on the page Red Dead Redemption 2 Online: The camp and what you can do in the camp.

Your honor has an impact on the game world

If you have contested the single player mode, you know that your decisions and actions also influence the game world to a certain extent. This is no different in online mode, it can be felt even more clearly, since the plot is not framed as strongly as in the story-heavy solo mode. To what extent your honor affects, how you can increase or decrease it, you can find out on the page Red Dead Online: Honor and how it affects your game world and missions.

Flag system – crimes are not punished with a bounty

One of the biggest differences from single player is that in online mode there are no bounties that NPCs put on your neck for committing crimes. There is also no such thing as sealed off areas and cities. Instead, the law enforcement officers represent the principle of “guilt and atonement” in the multiplayer mode.

The system of the same name works relatively easily, but sometimes has quite drastic effects on your health. You can find out more about this on the page Red Dead Online: Investigation System – There is no bounty for crimes (but guilt and atonement).

Open PvP and how to deal with campers, griefers, gankers

Shootings between gangs and duels between gunslingers are an integral part of the program of the Wild West – this is no different in Red Dead Online. Apart from the PvP modes, in which up to 32 players hit each other in a kind of battlefield, arena, battleground (or whatever you want to call it), it is also possible in Free Roam mode to hit each other To take grain.

In the wide game world you are, so to speak, fair game and you can hardly avoid that, because there is (so far) no passive modewhere you can paddle undisturbed in front of you. So you have to live with the occasional respawn with a bullet in your head somewhere else. It looks different when a camper, griefer, ganker (insert other synonyms here) makes life difficult for you. This is why Rockstar came up with the feud and ceasefire system. What this is and how it works, you can find out on the page Red Dead Online: Feuds and Truce – How campers, griefers and gankers are immobilized in PvP.