Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally out. For the most part, it’ll feel like most of Rockstar’s open world games, but there’s a complexity in Red Dead Redemption 2 that makes managing your time in the Wild Wild West just that little bit more challenging. We’ve put together some tips that we’ve found along the way.
MANAGE YOUR CORES
In Red Dead Redemption 2, one of the most overwhelming things initially is your cores. Arthur has three (Health, Stamina & Dead Eye) and then your horse also has two (Stamina/Health). So basically, you’ve got replenishing bars for all five of these elements, but once these bars run out (whether it be stamina from running too far or using too much dead eye on your enemies), your cores will start to drain. Your cores also drain naturally over time and depending on elements such as Arthur being too cold.
Whilst it’s the replenishing bars that you’ll keep an eye on, they’re actually a lot less important than the cores as the bars replenish. For instance, once you’ve used your stamina bar for your horse, your core will drain almost instantly, killing your horse unless you’ve got a revive substance.