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Red Dead Redemption 2 How to Sleep and Pass the Time

You need some rest at a certain point in the game, so this Red Dead Redemption 2 how to sleep and pass the time guide will show you just how to do that. It will explain how getting some rest will benefit you in the long run, as well as how to get some good shut-eye.

How to Sleep and Pass the Time in Red Dead Redemption 2

To pass time in Red Dead Redemption 2, you need to either simply run around until the time you want, or sleep. To sleep you can either return to your bed at your campsite, build a campsite, or find lodgings in a town. These can be found in either hotels or saloons. In the case of Annesburg, you will be able to sleep at the gunsmith.

Apart from simply passing time, sleeping will also heal you and refill your health cores. When you sleep you will be given four parts of the day to wake up at:  Morning, Noon, Evening, or Night.

But why do you need to pass time? Well, various events won’t happen until a certain part of the day. For hunting, the time of day will affect what animals are available to hunt and how fish will bite. Shops are also open only at certain times of day, so sleeping will be beneficial for that.

Additionally, crimes will be easier to do at night. This is because fewer NPCs will be around to witness any of the illegal activities that you will want to get involved in. However, you will not need to pass the time for quests. If they need to occur at specific times of day, the time will advance automatically like in previous Rockstar games such as Grand Theft Auto V.

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