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Red Dead Redemption 2 – How to Heal and Upgrade Health Bar

Rockstar’s eagerly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now, and while the Old West is a wondrous place to explore, it’s also incredibly hazardous to your health. You’ll need to take care of yourself as much as possible, but how do you do that? How does Red Dead Redemption 2 healing work in the game? How do you upgrade your health bar? We’ve got the answers.

How Do You Heal in Red Dead Redemption 2?

It’s a dangerous world out there in RDR2, but fortunately, there are plenty of ways to heal Arthur Morgan. First off, there is absolutely a certain amount of health regeneration in the game during combat, which is very useful. Just keep your health core out of the red and you’ll be fine. You can heal either by eating food or sleeping, perhaps in the camp you’ve made yourself.

There are also certain tonics you can take to instantly replenish your health, and you can also get tonics to fortify your health core, which allows Morgan to take more damage and stops your health from draining. Hunger can drain your health core, which happens gradually over time, but it can also drain more quickly in certain circumstances. Not wearing the correct clothing in extreme heat or cold for example, or getting poisoned by a snake. Oh, and try not to get shot, too.

How Do You Upgrade Your Health Bar in Red Dead Redemption 2?

As you progress throughout the game, your health core slowly improves so you can take more damage and last for longer without it draining significantly. As mentioned, you can also use special tonics to buff Morgan’s health bar temporarily. However, other than these there is no specific (or quick) way to upgrade your health bar in Red Dead Redemption 2.