Ain't ya never seen a man in a barrel before?

Cooper, when selected in Showdown Mode

Cooper is a minor character in Red Dead Revolver.


Not much is known about Cooper's background, other than that he is an outlaw and that he is rumored to have been the only survivor of a gunfight with the Cornet Brothers. He survived by taking cover in a wooden barrel. Ever since then, he has worn a barrel suspended by two shoulder straps around his body as protection. He has advised other criminals to do the same.


Cooper is not encountered in story mode.

Showdown Mode

Cooper can be unlocked as a playable character in Showdown Mode by completing the mission "Rogue Valley" with a Good rating. He can also be unlocked by purchasing the Large Barrel, however it is not available until the mission "Fort Diego" by which point the player may have already unlocked Cooper via "Rogue Valley."

Despite the barrel he uses as a shield, he has the same amount of health as the other characters. His special ability is to lift a barrel overhead and throw it towards opponents, knocking them off the ground. However, his barrel can work as a shield of sorts, as he won't lose any health if shot directly at the barrel.

Sheriff Bartlett's Journal

Cooper is listed in Sheriff Bartlett's Journal on pages 112 - 113 under the Outlaws in Twelve States section. The pages are unlocked by unlocking his showdown character by either of the methods noted above.


Catch this!
Cooper (Revolver) shooting at someone
Here, take this!
Cooper (Revolver) shooting at someone


  • "Cooper" is a term used for someone on board a ship who repairs wooden barrels.
  • If he is shot in the back, a piece of his barrel will break away, exposing his back.
  • He shares the same Showdown Mode quotes as Sam.
  • Him and Rico Pedrosa are the only Showdown mode characters not be encountered in story mode. However, Rico did appear in beta versions.


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