Red Dead Redemption 2 All Weapons Locations (2023)

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Red Dead Redemption 2 has 65 Weapons. This guide shows where to find all Weapon Locations in RDR2. You will need to find at least 48 of them to reach 100% completion of the game. Luckily you don’t have to find all the weapons in the game because some of them are highly missable and you will have only one chance to pick them up.

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A bunch of them can simply be bought at gunsmiths, others are quest rewards or found in the open world, and some are automatic mission unlocks. You can always buy more ammo (and special ammo) at gunsmiths and pick up gun oil to repair your weapons.

You can keep track of how many firearms you’ve found under the Pause Menu, Progress, Compendium, Weapons.

Overview:

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  • Red = Missable Weapons
  • Green = Weapons which can be bought or will be granted automatically and you don’t have to worry about
  • Blue = Weapons which you will have to find somewhere in the world or granted as a quest reward

Revolvers

  1. Cattleman Revolver – You start with this weapon
  2. Flaco’s Revolver – Pick it up after defeating Flaco Hernandez, one of the Legendary Gunslingers inThe Noblest of Men, and a Woman Stranger Mission.
  3. Granger’s Revolver – Pick it up after defeating Emmet Granger, one of the Legendary Gunslingers inThe Noblest of Men, and a Woman Stranger Mission.
  4. Double-Action-Revolver – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 2
  5. Algernon’s Revolver – Reward forDuchesses and other Animals side mission, which can be found north of Saint-Dennis afterhaving finished story mission “A Gilded Cage” in Chapter 4. Quest giver is Algernon Wasp, who you will find in a greenhouse in the backyard of a big, blue house and he asks you to find Exotics for him.
  6. Schofield Revolver – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 2. It can also be found in a weapon case during the backroom-robbery of the drug store in Valentine.
  7. Otis Miller’s Revolver – Hidden in a chest of a small cave in the north of Cholla Springs, New Austin region. You can only go there after having reached the Epilogue. It’s part of the Torn Treasure Map Hunt.
  8. Calloway’s Revolver – You can pick it from your dueling partner at the end of Legendary Gunslingers questline The Noblest of Men, and a Woman Stranger Mission. Be sure to pick it up, since you won’t be able to get it otherwise.
  9. Micah’s Revolver – After Epilogue 2 return to Mount Hagen and pick it up from the frozen corpse.
  10. John’s Cattleman Revolver – Granted automatically
  11. High Roller Double-Action Revolver – ONLY available if you completed a certain treasure hunt in GTA Online that’s sent byvanderlinde@eyefind.com. If you have done this in GTA V Online, you will receive this revolver automatically in RDR2 after Chapter 2 mission “A Strange Kindness“.
  12. Navy Revolver – Can be bought in Red Dead Online for $275 from any gunsmith –was addedvia a patch in December 2019 (was not in the game at launch).

Pistols

  1. Volcanic-Pistol – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 1.
  2. Semi-automatic Pistol – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 4.
  3. Mauser Pistol – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 5.
  4. M1899 – Can be bought from Saint Denis gunsmith any time after story mission “The Battle for Shady Belle” (Chapter 3) – PC EXCLUSIVE. Not in version 1.00 of the console versions, may be patched in at a later date on consoles.
  5. Midnight’s Pistol – Can be picked up after defeating the Legendary Gunslinger Billy Midnight, highly missable, during The Noblest of Men, and a Woman Stranger Mission.

Rifles

  1. Varmint-Rifle – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 1.
  2. Springfield Rifle – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 1.
  3. Bolt-Action Rifle – You will receive it automatically during Chapter 3.

Repeaters

  1. Carbine Repeater – You will receive it automatically during Chapter 1.
  2. Lancaster Repeater – You will receive it automatically during Chapter 2.
  3. Litchfield Repeater – You will receive it automatically during Chapter 6.
  4. Evans Repeater – Can be bought from any gunsmith after main mission “A Strange Kindness” (Chapter 2) – PC EXCLUSIVE. Not in version 1.00 of the console versions, may be patched in at a later dateon consoles.

Shotgun

  1. Double-Barreled Shotgun – Can be bought everywhere.
  2. Sawed-off Shotgun – You will receive it automatically during Chapter 1.
  3. Pump-Action Shotgun – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 2.
  4. Semi-Auto Shotgun– Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 4.
  5. Repeating Shotgun – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 6.
  6. Rare Shotgun – Starting in Chapter 2 you can find a guy with this shotgun in a hut north of Annesburg. He doesn’t like strangers and will shoot at you. Pick up his shotgun after dealing with him. You only have one chance to pick it up.

Sniper Rifles

  1. Rolling Block Rifle – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 2.
  2. Rare Rolling Block Rifle – in Chapter 3 during a mission you will be getting shot at by a sniper in a shed. Pick it up after killing him, you can only pick it up during this mission.
  3. Carcano Rifle – Can be bought everywhere after “Goodbye, dear friend” mission.

Bows

  1. Bow – there is only one bow in the game and you will receive it automatically very early in the game.

Throwables

  1. Throwing Knife – You will receive it automatically during the early missions.
  2. Tomahawk – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 2.
  3. Incendiary – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 3.
  4. Ancient Tomahawk – Can be found being stuck in a broken target in the east of Calumet Valley, east of Wapiti Indian Reservoir.
  5. Dynamite – You will receive it automatically during Chapter 1.
  6. Fire Bottle – Will get added to your inventory automatically during the story, also bought from Fences
  7. Volatile Fire Bottle – Craftable Upgrade
  8. Volatile Dynamite – Craftable Upgrade
  9. Improved Throwing Knife – Craftable Upgrade
  10. Poison Throwing Knife – Craftable Upgrade
  11. Improved Tomahawk – Craftable Upgrade
  12. Homing Tomahawk – Craftable Upgrade

Melee Weapons

  1. Unarmed – Unlocked from the start.
  2. Hunting Knife – Unlocked from the start.
  3. Hatchet – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 5.
  4. Broken Pirate Sword – Can be found in awrecked boat on the small island south of Saint Denis bridge.
  5. Machete – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 5.
  6. Civil War Knife – Can be found in a chest in the basement of Fort Brennand, south-west of Van Horn. In the one building inside the Fort you can find a ladder to climb down into the basement.
  7. Jawbone Knife – Reward for finding all 30 dinosaur bones.
  8. Wide-Blade Knife – found on a corpse in Beryls-Dream-Mine, west of Mount Shann. You can enter the mine from the south. Interact with the Plunger at the start of the mine to blow up the entrance. Then you find the corpse with the knife inside this dark mine. Use a lantern if you have one, to find your way in the dark (can be selected under melee weapons in weapon wheel).
  9. AntlerKnife – Found on a dead bear, north-west of Hanging-Dog-Ranch.
  10. Ornate Dagger – FromNosferatu (Vampire) in Saint Denis. You must find 5 markings around Saint Denis (south side of General Store, Alley East of Show, Alley behind Gunsmith, Storage area south of Trapper, south of Saloon). Then advance time until midnight and the meetup point with Nosferatu will be in your Journal. Do NOT meet Nosferatu while wanted by the lawmen or it will lock you out of this.
  11. Stone Hatchet – ONLY available if you have finished a certain treasure hunt in GTA-Online using the same Rockstar Social Account that’s connected to your RDR2. If you have done that, the Stone Hatchet can be found in the woods north of Owanjila lake.
  12. Rusted Double Bit Hatchet – Found on a tree stump in Annesburg, just a bit north of the coal mine.
  13. Viking Hatchet – Found in an old grave Viking grave at the southern end of Roanoke Valley (north-west of Annesburg).
  14. Rusted Hunter Hatchet – Found on a tree stump near a hut between Elysian Pool and O’Creagh’s Run.
  15. Hunter Hatchet – Found on a tree stump south of Window Rock by a hut.
  16. Hewing Hatchet – Found on a tree stump on the south edge of Moonstone Pond.
  17. Double Bit Hatchet – Found on a tree stump north-west of Wallace Station.
  18. Cleaver – Can be bought everywhere after a certain point in Chapter 5.
  19. John’s Knife – granted automatically.

That’s the full list of all65 weapons.

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FAQs

Where are the hidden weapons in RDR2? ›

The first is north of Annesburg, located at a small cabin in Manito Glade. Take out the angry recluse and pick up his gun. The second can be dropped from cave hermit directly west of Hanging Dog Ranch, just north of the Little Creek River near Wallace Station.

How do you get all 60 weapons in RDR2? ›

You should have 10 weapons unlocked including unarmed which counts towards one of the 60. By the end

Where can I find free weapons in RDR2? ›

To get a free gun in Red Dead Redemption 2, players can go through a basic quest to help out a local gunsmith, one who will be so grateful for your intervention that he'll provide you with your very own free firearm you can pick from his stock.

How many secret weapons are in Red Dead Redemption 2? ›

If you're pro Myrtle and Rosewood, then you'll be happy to know there's more than 20 rare weapons in the world of 'RDR2'.

What is Arthur Morgan's signature weapon? ›

The Colt SAA. Called the Cattleman in the game this classic revolver is the most common gun in the game. It's Arthur Morgan's starting weapon. You can add a longer barrel for a Calvary model and you can also find several special models with slightly different stats and radically different looks.

Can you get a sword in RDR2? ›

You'll have to cut across some swampland here and watch out for some alligators. But it is really

Can Arthur collect all cigarette cards? ›

Getting some of your money back at. The end. So it's literally this simple instead of going around

Can you get Black Belles gun RDR2? ›

Black Belle is the only legendary gunslinger who the player meets that will be willingly interviewed by the player. As a result, she does not have a unique weapon that the player can acquire.

Is the elephant gun worth it? ›

Is the Elephant Rifle worth it? The Elephant Rifle is well worth it if you're planning on unlocking the many unique Garment Sets that Gus MacMillan will provide you for bringing back Legendary Animal pelts. It is the most powerful gun in the game, so it'll take down massive bears and elk in a few careful shots.

Which gunslinger gun is best rdr2? ›

The $84 Schofield Revolver is the best, dealing decent damage and it has good accuracy and fire rate. Alternatively, you can rob the Doctor's shop in Valentine. You will need to peer through the back window first in order to gain the ability to rob the place.

Is Billy midnights gun good? ›

Midnight's Pistol is the weakest of the four in its base form but can be modified to be the strongest pistol in the game. This pistol has a max base damage second only to the Volcanic Pistol but with vastly improved rate of fire, accuracy, and reload time.

What's the best gun in RDR2 story mode? ›

Taking home the gold medal for the best rifle in RDR2 (Story Mode), we have the Carcano Rifle! This is a sniper rifle that can be equipped with a long scope at any gun store. It's my absolute favorite weapon in the game, and I use it often in both single-player and online mode for all types of activities.

Is there anything in the Devil's Cave RDR2? ›

Players will find several cave paintings throughout the cave and will run into the Cave Hermit, who wants to be the Devil himself. After the Hermit gives his speech, there isn't much else to do. You can explore a little more around and check out the rest of the cave.

Where is the vampire in RDR2? ›

Denis Cathedral. Head through the stone archeway across from the south wall of the Cathedral, then through the other arch at the opposite end of the courtyard to find the "vampire" feasting on a corpse. Note that you can only find the creature here between the hours of 12:00 and 01:00AM.

What is the most powerful revolver in RDR2? ›

Out of the three revolvers available within the game, Red Dead Redemption 2's best revolver has to be the Schofield Revolver. You can purchase it for $84, but if you are looking to save some money, there is a nefarious way of grabbing it.

What is the best horse in RDR2? ›

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The best horse in the game is the rose gray bay Arabian horse, which is rated 7 in health and stamina, and 6 in speed and acceleration.

What happens if the hermit kills you in RDR2? ›

If the Hermit kills the player, they will have to wait for some time before attempting to obtain it again.

What is Arthurs Canon gun? ›

What is the cannon side arm Arthur uses in the story of RDR2? In the covert he is shown wielding a Schofield revolver.

What gun does Jack Marston use? ›

Although, his firearm is a cattleman revolver that looks a lot like the two Hosea carries. The whole frame is dark grey, which is well complemented by the light bone grip. Marston has either had the gun for a long time or doesn't take care of it properly, as it looks extremely worn.

Is Uncle Red Dead Revolver? ›

Red Harlow isn't Uncle because he is roughly the same age as John Marston in the games, Red Harlow was born like between 1860 to 1870 and Red Dead Revolver takes place around 1880's likely in 1888 and so they couldn't be the same person at all.

Where is the Viking AXE in RDR2? ›

The Viking Hatchet is a Unique Weapon that can be found in the Old Tomb North of AnnesBurg. it'll be next to the slab of stone with a skeleton on it.

Where is the pirate sword RDR2? ›

To find the Broken Pirate Sword you'll want to head to Saint Denis. Look out from the long train bridge to the southwest towards a small cluster of islands. You'll find the sword in a boat on this cluster of islands.

Can you complete dinosaur bones as Arthur? ›

Because many dinosaur bones are in the regions which cannot be accessed by Arthur Morgan, only John is able to complete the mission.

Can you take Fort Wallace? ›

Yes. You can using a timber wagon. They spawn near the bridge between Fort Riggs and Riggs Station.

What happens if I sell cigarette cards rdr2? ›

If you sold a card you looted, your only chance is to buy cigarette packs until you get the card again. Any duplicate cards can be sold to a fence for $1.00. Note that there are 12 sets of 12 cards, for a total of 144 cards.

Can you loot Flaco Hernandez? ›

Trivia. The player cannot loot Flaco Hernández's corpse, pick him up or take his hat after killing him. "Flaco" is Spanish for "skinny."

Can you save Emmet Granger? ›

In "The Noblest of Men, and a Woman," you are forced to kill three legendary gunmen through having duels with them. However, as it turns out, if you manage to aim right, you can spare Emmet Granger's life, but it won't end the mission.

Does John keep Arthur's weapons? ›

A few missions into the epilogue, John does inherit all of Arthur's outfits and weapons. So before you finish the mission "Red Dead Redemption," you might as well spend that saved cash.

Where is the hidden treasure in RDR2? ›

Red Dead Redemption 2 Torn Treasure Map Treasure Location

Once you collect both halves of the Torn Treasure Map, head down to the town of Armadillo. Northwest of the town along the state line near Rattlesnake Hollow, you will find a small cave entrance. Inside the cave is Otis Miller's treasure.

Can you get a sword in RDR2? ›

You'll have to cut across some swampland here and watch out for some alligators. But it is really

Can you get the elephant rifle in RDR2 story mode? ›

Acquisition. The Elephant Rifle is available for purchase at any gunsmith for $580.00 or 24 Gold Bars.

Can you get Algernon's revolver as John? ›

Yes, you can.

Is there gold under the lighthouse in RDR2? ›

Behind the bar who serves you to state that there's a fella out back who says that there is a huge

Can you get the money in Blackwater as John? ›

No you can't. [Spoiler Alert] In the epilogue there is a mission where you take revenge on Micah and in that mission you are told that Micah and Dutch have already gone back and retrieved the money from blackwater.

Can u find Gavin RDR2? ›

Indeed, there is no Gavin. Many have hunted high and low for the NPC, with dedicated sleuths digging through the game code to find even the smallest hint of what might have happened to him. Sadly, there is no mention of Gavin anywhere outside of Nigel's dialogue.

Where is the Viking AXE in RDR2? ›

The Viking Hatchet is a Unique Weapon that can be found in the Old Tomb North of AnnesBurg. it'll be next to the slab of stone with a skeleton on it.

Where is the pirate sword RDR2? ›

To find the Broken Pirate Sword you'll want to head to Saint Denis. Look out from the long train bridge to the southwest towards a small cluster of islands. You'll find the sword in a boat on this cluster of islands.

Is the elephant gun worth it? ›

Is the Elephant Rifle worth it? The Elephant Rifle is well worth it if you're planning on unlocking the many unique Garment Sets that Gus MacMillan will provide you for bringing back Legendary Animal pelts. It is the most powerful gun in the game, so it'll take down massive bears and elk in a few careful shots.

Which RDO rifle is best? ›

The Bolt Action Rifle trades the fire rate and ammo capacity of repeaters for much higher damage and accuracy. It's unlocked at rank 7, making it one of the most powerful weapons that a new Red Dead Online player can buy.

Can you get slim grant gun? ›

You will find Slim Grant by speaking to the sheriff of Annesburg, which is located in the east of New Hanover. Find him and bring him to Calloway at the north of Annesburg at Brandywine Drop. At this point you will be able to duel Jim Calloway and take his finest possession -- the legendary Calloway's Revolver.

Can you get both of Micah's revolvers? ›

There is only one slot in the weapon inventory for Micah's Revolver, so if one is already in the player's possession, another one cannot be acquired.

How do you get Algernon? ›

How to Acquire Algernon's Revolver. Algernon's Revolver is given to the player by Algernon Wasp upon completing the Stranger Mission Duchesses and Other Animals.

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