There are a variety of weapons available in Red Dead Redemption 2. They are essential to survival, as well as an integral part of everyday life in the American West. Players will be able to modify their weapons to fit aesthetic appeal and play-style, from visual upgrades like new metals, woods, varnishes, and engravings to performance upgrades like new barrels, grips, sights, and scopes.
There are over 50 unique usable weapons, a range of options for customization, and a selection of different ammunition types to improve accuracy, range, or damage. The more a gun is used, the better it will perform, but it will also start to degrade over time if not looked after, so a sidearm needs to be kept oiled and clean.
Numbered values in the following tables are the weapon stats based on its condition, these range from its default stats, modified, degraded or cleaned conditions. 1.0 is the lowest value for a firearm stat and 4.0 is the highest. Numbered values marked in italicized red text is the maximum value of a stat, which is achieved when a weapon is customized, in good condition, high familiarity and certain ammo.
Indicates the name of the firearm.
Indicates the damage the firearm can inflict onto a target.
Indicates the range or the distance the firearm can reach onto a target; how far the firearm can shoot before losing effectivity.
Indicates the firing rate the firearm can shoot its bullets; how fast the firearm can fire.
Indicates the accuracy the firearm can hit its target; how exact the firearm can manage to land a hit.
Indicates the reloading speed the firearm can cycle ammunition; how fast the firearm is reloaded.
Indicates the general price of the firearm.
Indicates the real-life model the firearm is based upon.
Pistols and Revolvers
These weapons can be dual-wielded. They generally have short ranges and a high firing rate. The main difference between pistols and revolvers is that pistols tend to have a higher rate of fire and a higher ammo capacity, while revolvers tend to have greater damage and more accuracy. Assuming the weapon is in good condition without customizations and familiarity boosts, each weapon's stats are as follows:
The weapons of choice for the medium-to-long range gunfight. They also can be equipped with scopes to assist players in shooting from a distance. The repeaters are well-rounded firearms with decent damages, high rates of fire and large ammo capacities. The rifles, with exception of Varmint Rifle, provide the greatest damage out of all firearms. Nevertheless, their low rate of fire and small ammo capacities make them ill-suited for the close range firefight.
Note: Players are forced to look through a scope when they take aim with Carcano Rifle or Rolling Block Rifle.
The more each weapon is used, the higher the familiarity will be. Higher familiarity will increase the weapon's range, reload speed, and accuracy.
Degradation only affects holstered or carried guns.
The degradation rate will be increased greatly when the guns are immersed in mud or water.
The bow will not be degraded in any situation. This makes it a logical weapon in the case that players must wade through waist-high water or swamps for a long period.
Firearms can be cleaned at gunsmith shops under the customisation menu. Having them cleaned in the stores is cheaper than using gun oil, but gun oil enables quick maintenance from anywhere in the game world. Note that unique guns cannot be cleaned by the gunsmith since they cannot be customised and do not appear in the firearms selection.
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