There are a number of ways to farm money in Red Dead Redemption 2. Obviously, you will need to work hard to earn money but you can do it the way you like. Our Red Dead Redemption 2 Money Guide will familiarize you with all the possible ways of farming some quick gold in the game.
How to Farm Money in Red Dead Redemption 2
To get started with farming money in RDR 2, you will need to first finish the Prologue. Afterward, you are free to earn money from the ways you like. One of the easiest ways to earn money is by looting people in the game.
You can loot people, carriages, houses, and a lot more. You can sell almost anything to any nearby General Store.
But for stolen items, you will have to find a fence. You can find these at different areas around the world and there are different fences for each stolen items including stolen horses, items, and more.
Red Dead Redemption 2 offers different ways to earn money and in this guide, we will go through them one by one.
- Looting and Stealing Items
- Selling Horses, Carriages, and Trinkets
- Hunting Animals
- Behaving like a Gentleman in the West World
- Completing Story and Side Missions
- Robbing Bandit Camps
- Jack Hall Gang Treasure Hunt
The Van Der Linde gang begins with a very poor financial condition in the game so we will start by looting items and stealing.
Looting is one of the easiest ways, you can loot houses, carriages, horses, loot people that you kill, you will also find some loot while exploring the West World.
Now once you have done enough looting, you can go to a General Store and sell some of the standard items in the game.
General Stores can be found in Tumbleweed, Wallace Station, Valentine, Strawberry, Rhodes, Blackwater, Armadillo, and Saint-Denis.
Stolen stagecoaches can be sold at Emerald Ranch and horses at Clemens Point.
You can hunt down various animals in the game and sell them off to butchers, trappers, and store clerks to receive some good amount of money. However, keep in mind that the money for pelts depends on the way the animal was killed.
Therefore, you had a better aim for a headshot to have a better quality pelt. You have to sell these hunted animals as soon as possible as they began to degrade over time. The quicker you sell these, the better prices you will get.
Other than killing and stealing, you can also choose to be a good Wild West citizen. Start behaving like a good gentleman, abide the law, and stores will sell and buy from you at better rates; it’s simple as that!
This will also keep you tension free from having bounties on your head. Helping strangers will also earn you rewards at a later time in the game.
Completing RDR2 missions and side quests is the easiest way to earn money. It’s pretty simple; all you have to do is to complete a mission. However, do know that not all of them will result in a huge amount of cash.
The more you progress through the story, the more cash you will earn. So just by completing the story, you will have enough cash to buy by the end of the game.
Gambling in RDR2 works pretty like the real world so you better find a table in the nearest saloon and sit until you earn some cash to shop around.
You had better be good at dab hand or blackjack to play. Just like in real life, your all winnings can go waste but there’s also a chance of winning so it’s worth a try!
Bandit Camps can be found at various locations in the game. You can spot them by the smoke in the sky. These camps come with worthy loot but you will have to deal with the outlaws first.
Therefore, shoot them all down then you’ll be free to loot everything from corpses, chest, and more.
There’s also a Treasure Map available for purchase to reward you with 1,000 bucks. You can purchase this map from a stranger named Meximo at Flatneck Station.
This map will cost you $10 bucks and you’ll need to go through three steps to find two gold bars which have a worth of $500 each. They can be sold at the fence at Emerald Station.
Grab a horse and gather some supplies for a very long road trip. We are sure that you will be to gain a lot of money in a very short time from the above-mentioned ways.
Looting and Stealing Items
This will be your main way of making money at the start of the game. Loot every enemy you kill and steal at every opportunity provided that you can get away with it. Later on, you will have other ways to increase your cash flows as well.
Selling Horses, Carriages, and Trinkets
Quite self-explanatory. Sell whatever you do not need and get the money. This will also mostly be of use at the start of the game. Towards the end of the game, you will not need to do this as often.
Hunting can get you a fair amount of money. However, you are better off taking the animals to your camp and donating them.
However, a few animals may net you a lot of extra cash and can be sold. A primeasmple of those animals are the Legendary ones.
Gambling in the game works almost exactly like it does in real life. You can risk money to earn more. Remember that you can both lose and gain money this way, so gamble with care or you might end up worse off than you started.
Story and Side Missions
This is not the fastest way to make money, but it will net you a fair amount of return over the long run. Just continue doing the missions one by one and the money will start to rack up slowly but surely.
This is a great way to make money throughout the game. There are numerous bandit camps which get easier as you get better gear and become a better player. Simply get in, kill everyone and plunder the camps.