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Red Dead Redemption 2 Lantern on Belt – How to Equip

There’s a ton of useful tips that plenty of Red Dead Redemption 2 players are still unaware of. One of these is a Red Dead Redemption 2 lantern on belt equip move. Players should know that you can equip your lantern – in held form – by holding the LB or L1 trigger on your Xbox One or PS4 controller, and cycling through to find it. How do you stow it by your hip though, and use it as a regular source of light if you don’t want to hold it?

Red Dead Redemption 2 Lantern on Belt – How to Equip it

There are two ways that you can attach your lantern to your belt. The first – found by Reddit user magikarpgkills – suggests that you can perform this action by sleeping. If you’re out in the world and you stumble upon a shack that you can sleep in, make sure you have your lantern in your hand before you hit “sleep” when next to the bed. When you wake up, Arthur should have the lantern stowed on his belt.

The other option to equip your lantern this way is to make sure that you have a rifle or two-handed weapon on your person, according to another Redditor in Senor_Stupid. Trying to equip the lantern whilst holding a two-handed gun means that Arthur cannot hold both, so he should attach the lantern to his belt if he’s holding a rifle or shotgun.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Lantern on Belt – How is This Beneficial?

Moving around at night is a pain in the butt if you can’t see what’s in front of you. Whether it’s buried treasure, enemies, wildlife, or obstacles, it can be painful to find your way around the map when the Sun goes down. Having a light source enables you to see where you’re going – especially when on foot – so it’s worthwhile always having your lantern equipped in some form.