Rockstar Game Tips: Red Dead Redemption Quick Tips

Posted on June 2 2010, 4:27pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

We've put together just a few handy tips and tricks - including a few things you may have missed even if you've spent your entire past week living in the vast open world of Red Dead Redemption. These are all basic quick tips. We will be providing more advanced tips in the coming weeks.

Fast Travel - Need to get to another town fast? In single player, approach a Stagecoach Taxi and ride shotgun or as a passenger. And when not in a town, settlement or gang hideout, set up camp whether you're on your horse or walking around on the ground by pressing Select and choosing Campsite (Basic or Improved) in your kit. Setting up camp will give you the option to travel to a waypoint or town within any previously visited area, as well as offering the option to save or change outfits. In multiplayer, make your way to the nearest town and look for the Transport post. Whether with the Stagecoach Taxi or the Transport, select your destination and you're on your way. Both the Stagecoach Taxi and Transport are shown with a wagon wheel icon on your radar and map.

Newspapers - Want to find out more about the goings-on with characters and the world around you in Red Dead Redemption? Buy a Blackwater Ledger newspaper. They're available at various places around the game world - for instance, from the gentleman on the steps right outside of the train depot at MacFarlane’s Ranch. And be sure to keep reading newspapers even after you've completed the storyline.

Gesturing - Want to tip your hat or say hello to someone as they pass by John in single player? Only when near another person, tap the circle button on PlayStation 3 or the B button on Xbox 360.

Running - Getting Marston into a sprint is a snap. Hold A on Xbox 360 or X on PlayStation 3 to run. Tapping the same button will gain you a bit more speed and have your character sprint.

Moneymaking and Ammunition - Loot bodies and find chests for free ammunition and money. One example of where you can find chests is in Pike's Basin. Also check for ammunition in the chests and armoires in your Houses. These properties are on your map in the shape of a green house. You must complete a few missions before getting your first House in MacFarlane's Ranch.

Capturing Bounties Alive - Once you get the lasso (unlocked by completing missions for Bonnie MacFarlane), you can capture bounties alive and earn more money. Some people will put up a lot of resistance when you are trying to lasso them. Just give them a single non-fatal shot in the arm or leg to immobilize them.

Rattlesnakes - While one of the smallest animals in the game, rattlesnakes aren't too difficult to find as long as you listen closely when running around or riding on your horse.

Multiplayer Aiming - Not the type of person that favors aim-assistance? Once you reach level 15 in multiplayer, you will have the option of playing in the Hardcore version of the various multiplayer game types, where aim-assistance is stripped away. (Please note - for the extremely hardcore, we will have some particularly hard levels coming your way soon. Details to follow in a few days or so.)

Health Regeneration - Your health regenerates if you get injured, both in single player and multiplayer. If you find yourself in the heat of a battle and in danger of dying, use cover with R1 (PS3) or RB (Xbox 360). You can also use medicine to replenish health if you're in the midst of danger and can't get away to hide.

Storyline Completion - Keep in mind that the storyline is not completely over with until you see the end credits. Even after the credits, you can continue playing any challenges or stranger encounters you wish to finish. (Note: Posting storyline spoilers in the comments will not be tolerated. Please don't ruin other people's game experience. We may well do an Asked & Answered purely on the storyline in a few weeks, but we will ask for the questions nearer that time. Please don't post them here now.)

If you've got a friendly tip or trick to share, feel free to share it with everyone. What's your most reliable weapon? Favorite town? Fave animal to hunt? And let us know any other tips we should cover in the future...

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  • xrunner50on August 31 2010, 3:12pmReplyFlag
    thx for the tips rock star
    • wesley_collinson August 4 2010, 8:17pmReplyFlag
      i like gta5
      • NANDODEPon August 1 2010, 11:23pmReplyFlag
        Adorei as dicas - muito obrigado - agora posso jogar sem problemas...
        • thomasfossumon July 17 2010, 2:43pmReplyFlag
          Hi again.
          I can see other folks but not players with name over they head or my friends, I tryed public and private.
          Love singel player game but need the multiplayer game soo bad..

          • thomasfossumon July 17 2010, 2:41pmReplyFlag
            Hi again...whan I'm in the free roam, and I hold down the down button to see other players...nothing come up...I can only see my name, like I'm alone? I tryed public and private.
            I can see other folks but with no name over they head or players name.
            Whats wrong??
            Ilove the singel player game, but I need multiplayer soo bad.

            • R* Yon July 17 2010, 2:38pmReplyFlag
              @thomasfossum and others, thanks, to get some help with Red Dead issues, please contact support via one of the following channels:
              E-mail: RDRSupport@rockstargames.com
              Contact: www.rockstargames.com/support
              Twitter: www.twitter.com/rockstarsupport
              • thomasfossumon July 17 2010, 2:35pmReplyFlag
                Hi there, I need help...my friend can see all the players in the free raom, but i can't see anny one!! what's up and ofcourse I'm online on my PS3.
                need help or is it the multiplayer that F..up.

                regards
                ThomasFossum
                • TexasFloodon July 17 2010, 5:16amReplyFlag
                  What is the 'Show your Cards' section all about on the community page?? thanks
                  • Daniel51095on July 15 2010, 3:53amReplyFlag
                    This game is great i've had it for a month now and i'm still hooked!

                    ...kicks mw2's ass
                    • ehs90123on July 6 2010, 12:37pmReplyFlag
                      this game is awesome. it would be better if yalll would add the lasso in multiplayer and more xp in gang and free for all matches. when are yall gonna make more dlc's im done with the outlaws to the end dlc and its freaking awesome. thanks rockstar
                      • CrazySpoonon June 22 2010, 11:21pmReplyFlag
                        Free roam is little frustrating with the killing. i'd suggest making towns either safe havens OR establishing some type of "duel" system for players who want to have it out...you can even add an arena of some type
                        • sk4781on June 14 2010, 10:25amReplyFlag
                          Hallo, schöne Grüße aus "good old Germany" Deutschland. Das Spiel ist einfach überirdisch. Rockstar hat sich selbst übertroffen. Freue mich schon total auf die neuen Koop Missionen. Das Jahr ist zwar noch jung, aber Red Dead ist auf jeden Fall ein heisser Kanditat auf den Titel: "Spiel des Jahres 2010" PSN id: sk4781
                          • minifaton June 13 2010, 3:57pmReplyFlag
                            w8...did they take out ur comments of u supporting me and leave the one where it says u say im gay? no f**king way did they do tht...
                            • minifaton June 12 2010, 5:38pmReplyFlag
                              im 4 legendary level 31 and now not going into 5...i was going to but it will take me a triple the time to get 1 to 50 this time...unless you change the xp back of course i will pass into legend that last time

                              are you serious? the new update? no.......no........how do you expect me to level up now?! you dont want us to continually replay but its a part of the game and i cant level that way...try 5 days of gaming for 100k xp...amd i like to play free for all or gang matches once in a while when i get bored, and i like them...but theyre 10 minutes long and only get coup[le hundred xp...challenges arent good xp either...why did you torture us with this part of the update?!...im mad >:K
                              • minifaton June 12 2010, 5:28pmReplyFlag
                                bj123456789?
                                • spore117on June 12 2010, 5:23pmReplyFlag
                                  minifat i agree
                                  • minifaton June 12 2010, 1:59pmReplyFlag
                                    im 4 legendary level 31 and now not going into 5...i was going to but it will take me a triple the time to get 1 to 50 this time...unless you change the xp back of course i will pass into legend that last time :)
                                    • minifaton June 12 2010, 1:52pmReplyFlag


                                      minifat 14 hours ago at 8:42PM

                                      are you serious? the new update? no.......no........how do you expect me to level up now?! you dont want us to continually replay but its a part of the game and i cant level that way...try 5 days of gaming for 100k xp...amd i like to play free for all or gang matches once in a while when i get bored, and i like them...but theyre 10 minutes long and only get coup[le hundred xp...challenges arent good xp either...why did you torture us with this part of the update?!...im mad >:K
                                      • RetroScorpionon June 12 2010, 11:41amReplyFlag
                                        how to download the game from the court?
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