Most of us must have played the recently released game Red Dead Redemption 2. Well, if not till now, then what are you waiting for? Go play it.
Though Red Dead Redemption 2 is filled with lots of scenic horseback riding, dialogue, and wonderfully rendered cut scenes, there is rarely a mission to be found where you are not using guns or will see guns blazing. The Read Dead Redemption 2 is basically a third person shooter game, where toy have a myriad of guns to carry while riding through the heartlands of America. But, you must be wondering, which are the best guns which can be used in the game to make the job a lot easier?
Now, in the time where we are comparing and ranking almost everything, let us now see some of the best guns in Red Dead Redemption 2 and also the places where they can be found. Every gun in this list has its own pros and cons, and a lot depends upon the user how tactically and properly he uses the gun. Leave it. Here they are –
Well, let us start from the smallest weapon in hand – Revolver. Revolvers can be well used for close to mid range combats. There are a few rare revolvers that can be found all through the game, but these are the two favourites that can be bought from the gunsmith.
Though the Schofield Revolver does not have the greatest of damage and range by default, it can be customized into one of the most well-rounded revolvers that can be used in hand with great damage, range, rate of fire, and reload speed. There are actually two places where you can find the gun – you can buy the gun from the gunsmith for $84 or you can steal it from the doctor’s office in Valentine.
Don’t worry! Here is the method how you can steal the gun from the doctor’s office. In order to steal it, you have to first look into the building through the back window. The box on the table in the back room holds the revolver. This revolver has one more feature – it can be dual-wielded to increase its versatility.
Well, it may not be the first choice in guns, as it is the weakest in the revolvers’ class. But only in the beginning. After proper customization, it can become a powerful revolver with the greatest combination of reload speed and damage rate. It can be bought from the gunsmith as well.
When we have talked about revolvers, why not take a look at some pistols? Yeah, revolvers are generally more preferred over pistols, but a pistol is also worth grabbing and customizing. Here is the sole pistol which can be handy.
What? Is this one over the Volcanic Pistol? Yeah. The Volcanic pistol may be good in damage rate, but the semi-automatic pistol is greatly capable of beating it in rate of fire and reload speed, when fully upgraded. And, you can surely deal much damage with a gun having upper hand in reload speed and rate of fire. Isn’t it?
According to my knowledge of the game, only three repeaters exist in the Read Dead Redemption 2. While we could clump repeaters in with standard rifles, they offer closer to an “automatic” firing mechanism than the standard rifles you can get. So, it will be wiser to carry a standard rifle along with a repeater in hand. Here is the one I prefer.
I know this repeater is inaccurate in it’s firing range at first, bit if you customize it, you can make the range much better. And combine that with great damage and reload speed and some decent firing rate, you will get a great gun for gunfights as well as hunting. And guess what? You get this repeater early in the game.
No, this section is solely about standard rifles, and there will be no snipers on the list. With this being said, there are only two rifles – the Bolt Action Rifle and Varmint Rifle. Now you have an easy choice.
Bolt Action Rifle
When it comes to mid range to long range weapons, I bet you can not find a more versatile standard rifle than the Bolt Action rifle. It has only one bad spot – it has low firing rate. Other than that, when fully upgraded, it has somewhat the best possible range with an added scope than any other gun in the game. As said earlier, it is not suitable for close range combats because of its low firing rate, but is handy for defensive shootouts.
The character Arthur gets thus weapon in Chapter Three of the story.
BEST SNIPER RIFLES
Yeah I know that the Bolt Action Rifle can serve as one of the best long range weapon, but traditional snipers are somewhat different. If you’re looking for a traditional sniper, designed purely for picking off enemies from a distance, there is this option.
As a starting sniper rifle, the Springfield Rifle has the highest damage and a great range as well. When upgraded, it has maximum damage and maximum range. But, one blank spot again. No matter whatever you use or how much you upgrade, the rate of fire and the reload speed will still suck. And, just like other traditional snipers, you should use this one for long range fights only.
You can get the Springfield rifle anytime from the gunsmiths.
Taking any type of weapon into consideration, but the ultimate close range weapons will be the shotguns, which can shred enemy into pieces with just one deadly blast. Though any shotgun can be dangerous, but I have two personal favourites.
When upgraded, the Double-Barrelled Shotgun features the most damage in its class, as well as well-rounded range, rate of fire, and reload. The Double-Barrelled Shotgun has the best rate of fire of any shotgun.
The Double-Barrelled Shotgun can be bought from gunsmiths.
While it deals slightly less damage than the Double-Barrelled Shotgun, the Semi-auto has significantly faster reload speed, making it especially good if you sometimes get a little reckless and trigger happy.
The Semi-auto Shotgun can be bought from gunsmiths.