Guide to Crafting and Recipes in Red Dead Redemption 2

This guide for Red Dead Redemption 2 provides information on crafting, including how to get started, setting up camp, and recipes for items such as horse care, hunting, weapons, ammunition and remedies.

The game features crafting mechanics that allow players to produce various items. This section of the guide covers how to start crafting and provides a list of items that can be crafted in the game.

  • Getting Started with Crafting
  • Recipes

Getting Started with Crafting

In order to start crafting in Red Dead Redemption 2, players must stop and can\’t craft ammunition or food while on the move or on horseback. Additionally, players must rest or set up camp depending on the item they wish to craft. Some items require a bonfire, which cannot be set up in the general camp of the player\’s gang. To set up camp, players must move a few hundred meters away from the headquarters.

Resting

To rest, players need to stand still away from interactive objects and press the appropriate button (triangle for PS4, Y for Xbox). This will allow players to crouch on the ground and choose from three options: set up camp, crafting and stand up. Basic items such as ammunition and weapons can be crafted without a fire.

Setting up Camp

Camps can be set up in two ways: by starting rest and choosing to set up camp or by selecting the \”set camp\” option in the character\’s items. Players can craft various items by the bonfire, including ammunition, weapons, food, medicines, baits and horse-care items. Items can also be prepared at a fire in the main camp.

Recipes

This page provides recipes for weapons, baits, medicines, ammunition and horse-care items. Food recipes can be found on a separate page of the guide.

Horse Care

Horse meals can be made with three hay or three beets and replenish the horse\’s stamina and health. The recipe for horse ointment, which also replenishes the horse\’s stamina and health, can be found at the beginning of chapter 2 and requires one sage, one common bulrush and one yarrow. Special horse stimulant, which uses two sage, two common bulrushes and two wild carrots, is unlocked by finishing the main quest \”Pouring Forth Oil.\”

The following are items that can be crafted in Red Dead Redemption 2:

Horse Medicine

These items replenish and regenerate the health and stamina of the player\’s horse:

Potent Horse Stimulant

Ingredients: 1 sage, 1 common bulrush.

How to unlock: Available from the beginning.

Special Horse Medicine

Ingredients: 2 ginseng, 2 common bulrush, and 2 wild carrots.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – Pouring Forth Oil (chapter 2).

Potent Horse Medicine

Ingredients: 1 ginseng, 1 common bulrush.

How to unlock: Available from the beginning.

Special Horse Reviver

Ingredients: 2 ginsengs, 2 mushrooms, and 2 wild carrots.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – American Distillation (chapter 3).

Hunting

These items aid in hunting:

Cover Scent Lotion

Ingredients: 1 scent gland.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Predator Bait

Ingredients: 1 stringy meat and 1 blackberry.

How to unlock: Available from the beginning.

Potent Herbivore Bait

Ingredients: 1 vanilla flower, 1 snowdrop, and 1 parasol mushroom.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Potent Predator Bait

Ingredients: 1 griffty fish meat and 1 blackberry.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Weapons

These items are weapons:

Volatile Dynamite

Ingredients: 1 dynamite and 1 Animal Fat.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – American Distillation (chapter 3).

Improved Throwing Knife

Ingredients: 1 throwing knife and 1 eagle feather.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Poison Throwing Knife

Ingredients: 1 throwing knife and 1 oleander sage.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – Pouring Forth Oil.

Volatile Fire Bottle

Ingredients: 1 moonshine and 1 Animal Fat.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – Pouring Forth Oil.

Fire Bottle

Ingredients: 1 moonshine and 1 Animal Fat.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Horning Tomahawk

Ingredients: 1 Tomahawk and 1 owl feather.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Improved Tomahawk

Ingredients: 1 Tomahawk and 1 eagle feather.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Ammunition

These are types of ammunition:

Dynamite Arrow

Ingredients: 1 arrow, 1 dynamite, and 1 eagle feather.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – A Short Walk in a Pretty Town (chapter 3).

Fire Arrow

Ingredients: 1 arrow, 1 Animal Fat and 1 flight feather.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Poison Arrow

Ingredients: 1 arrow, 1 oleander sage, and 1 flight feather.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the end of chapter 2.

Improved Arrow

Ingredients: 1 arrow and 1 flight feather.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Small Game Arrow

Ingredients: 1 arrow and 1 flight feather.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Recipes and Remedies in RDR2

Recipes

Explosive Cartridge

Ingredients: weapon and 1 animal fat.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Explosive Cartridge

Ingredients: weapon and 1 animal fat.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Incendiary Buckshot

Ingredients: 1 moonshine, 1 shotgun.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – Pouring Forth Oil.

Explosive Slug

Ingredients: weapon and 1 animal fat.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – A Short Walk in a Pretty Town (chapter 3).

Split Point Cartridge

Ingredients: regular ammo.

How to unlock: You get the recipe at the beginning of chapter 2.

Remedies

Special Bitters

Ingredients: 2 sage and 1 burdock root.

How to unlock: Available since the beginning.

Effects: Increases stamina level.

Potent Bitters

Ingredients: 1 sage and 1 burdock root.

How to unlock: Available since the beginning.

Effects: Increases stamina level.

Special Miracle Tonic

Ingredients: 3 burdock roots.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – A Short Walk in a Pretty Town (chapter 3).

Effects: Increase Stamina, Health and Dead Eye.

Potent Miracle Tonic

Ingredients: 1 Indian tobacco.

How to unlock: Available since the beginning.

Effects: Increase Stamina, Health and Dead Eye.

Special Health Cure

Ingredients: 1 slander and 1 yarrow.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – American Distillation (chapter 3).

Effects: Regenerates health.

Potent Health Cure

Ingredients: 1 slander.

How to unlock: Available since the beginning.

Effects: Regenerates health.

Special Snake Oil

Ingredients: 2 Indian tobacco.

How to unlock: Finish the main quest – American Distillation (chapter 3).

Effects: Fully replenishes Dead Eye.

Potent Snake Oil

Ingredients: 1 Indian tobacco.

How to unlock: Available since the beginning of RDR2.

Effects: Fully replenishes Dead Eye.

FAQ

What is crafting in Red Dead Redemption 2?

Crafting is the process of combining various materials to create new items in Red Dead Redemption 2. This can include anything from ammunition to food to clothing. Crafting is a crucial aspect of the game, as it allows players to survive in the harsh wilderness and improve their overall gameplay experience.

What are some essential crafting recipes in Red Dead Redemption 2?

There are several essential crafting recipes in Red Dead Redemption 2 that every player should know. These include:

  • Arrowheads: craft these by combining feathers and arrowheads to create deadly arrows for hunting and combat.
  • Cooked Meat: cook meat over a campfire or on a stove to create a delicious and replenishing meal.
  • Health Tonics: use various herbs and animal parts to create tonics that restore health and boost stamina.

By mastering these crafting recipes, players can greatly improve their chances of survival in the game.

How can players find the materials needed for crafting in Red Dead Redemption 2?

Players can find the materials needed for crafting in a variety of ways. Hunting animals is a great way to collect animal parts, such as hides and bones, which can be used for crafting. Plants and herbs can also be found throughout the game, and can be used to create tonics and other useful items. Finally, looting defeated enemies can yield valuable crafting materials, such as ammunition and gunpowder.

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