Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar has posted a huge gameplay update ahead of the October release date.
Unbelievably, the Red Dead Redemption 2 release date is less than two weeks away.
In the run up to the October 26 launch, Rockstar has posted new information about the game’s lengthy list of weapons.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will boast more than 50 weapons, and a ton of customisation options.
“There are over 50 unique usable weapons, a massive range of options for customisation, and a wide selection of different ammunition types to improve accuracy, range or damage,” reads a Rockstar post.
Interestingly, the weapons will actually degrade over time, which means you’re going to need to take care of them.
“The more a gun is used, the better it will perform, but it will also start to degrade over time if not looked after, so a trusty sidearm needs to be kept oiled and clean.”
Rockstar goes into even more depth about the customisation elements, which include visual and performance upgrades.
“With a myriad of customisation options ranging from visual upgrades like new metals, woods, varnishes and engravings to performance upgrades like new barrels, grips, sights and scopes, you can design an entirely unique weapon that looks and handles exactly the way you want it to.
“Every weapon’s performance varies in terms of damage, range, fire rate, accuracy and reload speed so it’s important to pick wisely depending on the situation.”
The studio even has a few tips for new players, telling fans that the Double-Action Revolver is perfect when on horseback.
“The high fire rate of a Double-Action Revolver lends itself well to shooting on the move from horseback,” the post continues.
“If you’re carrying something in one hand, like a lantern or small animal, consider using a Sawed-Off Shotgun which packs a much bigger punch at close range than other one-handed weapons.
“The Varmint Rifle is perfect for hunting small game because it’s far less likely to damage the quality of the skin and meat than a firearm with a bigger shell size.”
And there’s good news for fans of the stealthy approach, because scopes can be attached to multiple weapons.
“When faced with just one or two enemies, you might want to go for a Springfield Rifle which has a slower fire rate but delivers much higher damage,” Rockstar adds.
“For range, a sniper rifle of some kind is obviously a good choice, but scopes can also be fitted to all other types of rifle enabling you to switch between regular view and scope view at any time.”