It goes without saying that Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the greatest games ever made, and the fact that it has still managed to remain relevant even now with a PC release that has been immensely successful is a testament to the sheer amount of quality in this Rockstar title that became a universal phenomenon when it was released for consoles all the way back in 2018.
So, it can easily be said that more and more new gamers would want to get into this masterpiece in order to experience the brilliance of this game for themselves… although one has to admit that there are a ton of ways that people can make the most basic mistakes in Red Dead Redemption 2 that can certainly affect their experience with the game negatively.
Keeping this in mind, here are the biggest mistakes that newcomers make in Red Dead Redemption 2 — mistakes that should be ignored to elevate one’s experience with the game.
10 Forgetting To Upgrade One’s Arsenal
One thing to remember when it comes to Red Dead Redemption 2 is that the number of options at one’s behest when it comes to combat output is quite less as compared to Rockstar’s other masterpiece, GTA V.
Thus, it’s the need of the hour to ensure that the player has at least upgraded the weapons he can carry at the very least, so that they don’t end up getting stuck between a rock and a hard place during a particularly challenging firefight.
9 Getting The Best Horse Possible For Arthur
Riding on horseback is one of the best ways to get around the world of Red Dead Redemption 2, which makes it all the more important that players have the best mode of transportation possible to make riding across this world a breeze.
This makes getting the best horses in the game a must for Arthur. While getting any Arabian is as good a move as any, players who are willing to make a trek up snowy mountains in order to get the extremely rare White Arabian will find this excursion more than worth it in the long run.
8 Skipping On Customizing The Player’s Horse
However, just getting the horse isn’t the only thing a player can do to make their travels easier. There are various stables across the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 that can also customize the horses for the player, as well!
As hilarious as this might sound, the fact of the matter is that engaging in these customizations is surprisingly addictive and can make for one of the more memorable experiences in the game.
7 Taking Care Of The Horse At Regular Intervals
The horse is a living, breathing animal in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 and needs to be taken care of at regular intervals in order to build a bond with Arthur and unlock more commands.
The player should also keep a stock of horse revivers on their person at all times so that they don’t have to deal with the sudden demise of their equestrian friend at a moment’s notice.
6 Not Opting For Any Of The Brilliant Side Missions
Strangers are present all over the world of Red Dead Redemption 2, and each of these characters are notable personalities in their own right with excellent writing driving forward their questlines.
Players who choose to ignore these side missions for whatever reason will definitely be missing out on one of the highlights of the game.
5 Failing To Explore The World Every Step At A Time
The sheer amount of effort that Rockstar has put into Red Dead Redemption 2’s world is definitely something that needs to be experienced firsthand. Almost every seemingly interesting corner of the map hides some interesting tidbit or the other that will surely intrigue players to no end.
Blasting through the world and only focusing on the main story is doing the entire world and its details a huge disservice, and will ultimately hamper one’s experience with the game itself.
4 Ignoring The Members Of The Camp After Major Story Events
Dutch’s gang is easily one of the liveliest group of people ever featured in a video game, and it’s a crime to not interact with these characters outside of the required segments.
Each member of the camp has their own personality and will always have something interesting to say that pertains to current events, making for a rather reactive group of people that never feel like run-of-the-mill NPCs.
3 Missing Out On Decking Out Arthur With The Most Fashionable Outfits
As is the case with most Rockstar Games, the sheer amount of player customization present in Red Dead Redemption 2 is nothing short of immense and will surely scratch the itch of any person who wanted an in-depth look into the nuances of fashion back in 1899.
Any player who chooses to ignore this character customization will definitely be shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to enjoying the overall experience.
2 Not Reading Arthur’s Surprisingly Detailed Journal
One of the most surprising things in the game is the journal that Arthur keeps, which is extremely detailed when it comes to the story’s events and also contains a ton of detailed illustrations that are genuinely fascinating to look at.
The fact that doing side content leads to the journal getting filled accordingly also makes it a great memoir of sorts that people can read during the game to get a fair idea of the epic journey they’ve been through.
1 Playing As A Morally-Bankrupt Arthur
While it’s true that Red Dead Redemption 2 does allow the player to play a version of Arthur as they see fit, having low honor will ultimately prove to be a detriment to a person’s experience with the game… especially if they’re playing Red Dead Redemption 2 for the first time.
While it might seem like the more lucrative route to play as a selfish, bloodthirsty Arthur… the ending will be the perfect level of unsatisfying to make players regret their actions throughout the game.