In Red Dead Redemption 2 Dynamite is your primary explosive. There are tons of guns, but when you really need to blow something up, you’re gonna have to buy Dynamite. Unfortunately, this isn’t an item that’s going to be laying around every general store or gunsmith you come across.
To get Dynamite in Red Dead Redemption 2, you’re going to have to seek out a particular vendor that serves a clientele whose legal tastes are a bit questionable. We’ve got a map below showing where you can buy Dynamite in Red Dead Redemption 2, so you’ll never find yourself lacking in material when you need to blow something up.
Where to Buy Dynamite in Red Dead Redemption 2
If you need Dynamite, you’re not going to find it in town. Instead, you’ll need to go to a shop that deals in goods of questionable legality. To buy Dynamite in Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll need to go to one of four fences scattered throughout the game’s world.
You can find fences in the following locations:
- Emerald Ranch: This fence is introduced to you during the “Pouring Forth Oil” mission in Chapter 2.
- Rhodes: This fence is located amongst a circle of wagons north-northeast of Rhodes.
- Saint Denis: This fence is on the east side of Saint Denis not too far from the riverboat.
- Van Horn Trading Post: You’ll find this fence along the northern-most dock in the Van Horn Trading Post.
Each of these four fences will sell you Dynamite in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Where to Find the Volatile Dynamite Recipe in Red Dead Redemption 2
So you need a bit more bang for your buck? Dynamite can be improved using the crafting system into Volatile Dynamite. Volatile Dynamite is the most powerful explosive in Red Dead Redemption 2 and can stop anything the game throws at you in its tracks.
However, you can’t just buy Volatile Dynamite, you’ll have to get the recipe for it. There are two ways to do this. You can get it for free by heading north of Emerald Station, and northeast of Heartland Overflow, to a location called Hani’s Bethel. North of the small pond there you’ll find a wagon. By the carriage is a chest that contains the recipe for Volatile Dynamite.
You can also buy the recipe for Volatile Dynamite at fences after the mission “American Distillation.” To craft Volatile Dynamite you just need to get the recipe from one of the two possible methods and combine a stick of Dynamite with one animal fat and one High-Velocity Cartridge.