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Red Dead Redemption 2
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Ben Chard
First Published: 29-10-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:29 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 24-09-2020 / 18:23 GMT

Keeping Morale Up

Horseshoe Overlook is the base of operations for the Van der Linde Gang during the events of Chapter 2. Here you’ll have to contribute to the upkeep of the Gang by providing funds, provisions and medicine. You’ll also find all your other gang members here and can take part in companion activities and more.

Warning!: Be sure to do any and all Companion related tasks as and when they become available, you’ll need this for a Trophy/Achievements down the line.

You can also increase camp morale by taking part in keeping the camp clean, this is denoted with a small black icon on the radar. Keeping morale up will result in a happier camp along with additional supplies all over the camp.

Donating to Camp

There are numerous ways for you to donate to a camp such as skinning animals and bringing the pelts to Pearson or using the Ledger to donate directly. In bringing pelts and carcasses to Pearson, you’ll be able to craft Satchels with helpful benefits.

Use the Ledger to purchase camp upgrades.

Use the Ledger to purchase camp upgrades.

Once you gain access to the Ledger upon completing the Story Mission Money Lending and Other Sins I&II which will allow you to directly donate to the camp by using the Ledger next to the box that Dutch has set up near his tent. Using this you can purchase camp upgrades such as improving tents or buying a boat, all of which unlock new features or better supplies. You’ll be using the camp’s funds for this task so you’ll want to donate your own money to the box to fund this operation. You’ll find a list of upgrades in the table below along with what effects they bring.

Warning!: You’ll want to donate at least $250 before the end of Chapter 4 to obtain a Trophy/Achievement. This should be no problem due to all the useful perks you can buy from the Ledger.

Health Supplies

1Biters, Gin, Health Cure-
2Potent Biters, Snake Oil, Stimulants$30
3Guarma Rum, Kentucky Bourbon, Miracle Tonic$50
4Potent Health Cure, Potent Miracle Tonic$75

Provision Supplies

1Assorted Biscuits, Bread Roll, Cheese, Crackers-
2Apples, Assorted Salted Offal, Canned Vegetables, Pears$30
3Canned Fruit, Canned Salmon, Chewing Tobacco$45
4Candy, Cocaine Gum$55

Ammunition Supplies

1Regular Pistol Cartridges, Regular Revolver Cartridges-
2Arrows, Regular Repeater Cartridges$60
3Regular Shotgun Shells, Regular Rifle Cartridges, Throwing Knives$90
4Fire Bottles, High Velocity Repeater Cartridges$110

Lodging Upgrades

First Things FirstEncourages other gang members to donate more$220
Next in LineAdds a Fast Travel Map to Arthur's tent along with Cigarettes and Hair Pomade$325
For Everyone!Improves camp morale, supplies consumption decreased, gang members donate more$300

Other Upgrades

Horse StationAllows you to retrieve horses from stables or call your main horse$300
Chicken CoupAdds eggs to the Camp Stew, recovering more of your Cores upon consumption$175
Leather Working ToolsUnlocks more crafting options for Pearson$225
Camp Boat (Chapters 3&4 only)Provides a boat at camp allowing you to reach better fishing spots$450

There is a lot to upgrade however your progress with the camp will carry over between Chapters so you won’t have to start from scratch every time. It’s also in your best interest as it will raise your Honor level which is a requirement for certain missions later in the game.

Warning!: Some Honor related missions are locked behind this ranking so you’ll want to work on increasing your Honor right from the outset.


The final task to note at camp hideouts are your companions themselves. You’ll often find them with tasks for you or Item Requests, be sure to complete these as they become available as there are two missable Trophies/Achievements related to them. Make a habbit of returning to the camp reguarly to check up on your fellow gang members and find new tasks to partake in, you’ll find a list for Chapter 2 related tasks in the table below.

Chapter 2 Tasks

CharlesHunting (Poison Knife Recipe)
JavierHome Robbery
LennyFive Finger Fillet

Chapter 2 Item Requests

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Rockstar Games
  • Platforms
    PS4, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    29 October 2018
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Ben Chard

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America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. Take control of Arthur Morgan, second in command of the Van der Linde gang as you explore a captivating world with colourful characters.

The most complete guide for Red Dead Redemption 2 features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring every Gold Medal objective along with every Stranger Mission illustrated with gorgeous screenshots.

Inside the guide:

  • Full Walkthrough of the main storyline
  • Coverage of every Side Mission
  • Extensive knowledge on all Challenges
  • A Full compendium for 100% completion and in-depth Hunting guide

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