There are a lot of ways to make money in Red Dead Redemption 2. Some are easier than others, but most can be accomplished by performing simple activities. This article will advise you on how to make money in Red Dead Redemption 2 as efficiently as possible so you can continue to spend your time pursuing other interests.
Like most parts of Red Dead Redemption 2, making money is a combination of being smart and lucky. To begin with, you will need to understand how the system works and how you can make the most out of it. First and foremost, you must understand that the game offers three different ways to make money: black market trading, tax cheating, and strike breaking. It is important to note that some activities, such as hunting and fishing, do not provide you with any money at all. The following sections will advise you on how to make the most out of each one.
Black Market Trading
One of the first things you will encounter once you start playing is the black market. The black market is where you can purchase weapons, food, medicine, and other items that are available in the game with real money. You cannot make any profit in the black market, but at times, you can trade things for profit. For example, you can sell weapons and ammunition to the locals for gold or dollars. You can use your profits to purchase food or medicine for the citizens of Arbuckle or vice versa. It is important to remember that the prices are determined by the supply and demand of each product in the market, and you will never know what the prices will be until you engage in actual transactions. To give you an idea of how much you can expect to earn, in the black market, you can purchase weapons for $500 to $1,000 each with one or more scopes, and food will cost you about $12,000 to $14,000 per month.
Another way to make money in Red Dead Redemption 2 is to cheat on your taxes. The game provides an in-game advisor, Arthur, who will help you set up shop so you can start selling your unwanted items to generate cash. The more you cheat, the faster you will make money, but you must be careful not to get caught. You cannot use any of the following methods to avoid paying taxes: buying empty lots, trading with another player, using disguise, accepting bribes, or using a fake address. The best way to make sure you are not cheating is to keep track of all of your income and expenses. If you have a record of overcharging on expenses or underpaying on income, you have probably gone too far. In addition, it is advised by the game that you should only cheat at first-watchdog level, which is the lowest level of government corruption. You are allowed to cheat at all other levels, and even then, your actions may be exposed by the authorities.
Another way to make money in Red Dead Redemption 2 is to break a strike. You can do this by killing an animal during a hunt and bringing it back for a reward. You will have to ensure that the animal is a legal target, such as a bear or elk, and remember to follow the rules and regulations governing bear hunting. You can use a bow, rifle, or pistol to shoot the animal, and if you are successful, you will be able to submit the carcass for processing. At this point, you can decide whether you want the animal’s meat or fur. The process of breaking a strike can be quite the profitable one. You can sell the meat for about the same price as a burger (depending on the game’s settings), and the pelts can be used to create warm and cozy garments for yourself or your family. Even if you do not win any lucrative strikes, it is still possible to make a decent amount of money off the animals you kill. Every month, you will receive a small sum of money regardless of whether you break a bear, elk, or other game species.
Once you are comfortable understanding how to make money in Red Dead Redemption 2, you can move on to learning how to spend your earnings. The next section will provide you with some tips on how to make the most out of your money in a transparent and honest manner, which will help you continue playing the game.