Some tips and tricks for the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 amps up the immersive RPG elements up present to some degree in previous Rockstar games to an unprecedented degree. For people who like immersive sims, or gameplay loops in survival games, they will adore what this game has to offer. Others might find themselves a bit shocked at what will be a game that focuses more on the slow burn than the instant gratification that so many other games deliver.
In this guide, we look at some of those immersive sim/RPG style elements.
UNLOCKING PERMANENT FAST TRAVEL
Yes, fast travel isn’t available wantonly in Red Dead Redemption 2, a concession to convenience that even games like Breath of the Wild made. Rather, it is available in a very limited fashion, and full fledged fast travel must be unlocked. The video below specifically shows how this can be done, but bear in mind this is a spoiler. You might just want to wait to get to that point in the game rather than spoiling this for yourself.
HEALTH, STAMINA, AND DEAD EYE CORES
Okay, so Red Dead Redemption 2 gives you three stats to manage: health, stamina, and dead eye, and it calls them “cores” and “rings”. The terminology might seem confusing, but it’s all really straightforward.
You “level up” your rings (your cores don’t expand) by engaging in an activity relevant to that stat. As one example: running increases stamina. Go you.
The Dead Eye ring and core work a bit different—the only difference is that your ring doesn’t regenerate automatically, but rather when you kill something and drinking tonics.