Maybe the nifty map trick and extensive culinary possibilities aren’t enough to whet your appetite for interactivity, world building and immersion, but Red Dead Redemption 2 is determined to sway the most dubious of sceptics — with over fifty unique weapons equippable on protagonist Arthur Morgan, all of which are advantageous in certain situations and less ideal in others.
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the vast variety of options and need a couple of tips to start you off, then according to Rockstar Games: the Double Action Revolver will be great for shooting on horseback, the Sawed Off Shotgun for single-armed close combat, the Varmint Rifle (this one’s pretty self-explanatory) for hunting smaller animals and the Springfield Rifle for dealing with isolated enemies.
What’s more, they’ll all be customisable, whether you’re looking at cosmetic changes or gameplay-related improvements on damage, range, fire rate, accuracy and reload speed. For example, with scopes on hand, certain rifles can be modified for shooting over longer distances, so you won’t just have sniper rifles to work with.
Bullet time, or in Red Dead Redemption 2‘s vernacular – Dead Eye, will also be integral to the gameplay, temporarily slowing down the pace of the game to allow you clearer shots and better strategies. Your Dead Eye capabilities will expand as you progress, opening up more ways to take out targets and more room to maneuver.
With all that Red Dead Redemption 2 has to offer, firearm nuts ought to be happy to try their hand at the fairly versatile system. And we won’t have to wait much longer, because the game is finally about to hit the stores on October 26, 2018.
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