Red Dead Redemption 2 dual-wielding is a featured new mechanic in Rockstar’s open-world shooter. While you could equip the Twin Revolvers in the original Red Dead Redemption, that has expanded to any and all one-handed guns in the sequel. So, are you curious about how exactly you can dual wield in Red Dead 2? Let us take you through everything you need to know.
When You Can Start Dual Wielding in Red Dead Redemption 2
Since Arthur Morgan lives in the times of the Wild West, a holster is pretty much just an important as your gun. Therefore, you’ll be spending a bit of time at the beginning of the game holding just a single gun. Once you’re into Chapter 2, watch out for “Blessed are the Meek?” It happens after roughly five hours of playtime. Completing this mission will cause Micah Bell to hand you an Off-Hand Holster of your very own. This will unlock the ability for Arthur to dual wield in-game.
After “Blessed are the Meek?”, you’ll be able to purchase two of any one-handed gun in the game. Once you do so, you’ll see each distinct weapon in your inventory. One of them will sport a Club mark and the other will have a Diamond. Not only can you equip two weapons at once, but you’ll also be able to customize them freely of each other. So, if you want to tweak the stats of two otherwise identical revolvers, you can. You can also shoot in style by swapping out types of metal and adding decals and colors.
How To Dual Wield Shotguns in Red Dead Redemption 2
It’s worth noting that Dead Eye is compatible with the dual wield system. If you’re holding two guns instead of one, you’ll fire off more bullets in slow motion, giving you more chances to headshot your opponents. You also don’t have to stick to a single combination of two guns. If you want to come in with a pistol at medium range, you can finish them off with a sawed-off shotgun as you close the gap.
Even if you’re shooting from the hip, dual-wielding doesn’t cause any accuracy bonus. Because of this, feel free to mix and match to find your favorite combination. If your horse’s bag has space, a full arsenal of different weapons will ensure that you always have the proper tools for the job. Red Dead Redemption 2 dual-wielding is a big part of the combat puzzle. Be sure to take advantage of it next time you’re tasked with gunning down a bothersome outlaw.