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Keep your weapons in top shape! Read this guide to learn more about weapon care and maintenance & what causes weapon degradation in Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Weapon Degradation in Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Maintenance and Degradation

Weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2 require proper care and maintenance to prevent degradation over time. Degraded weapons will perform worse and can even cost you a fight!

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Comparison Between Degraded and Clean Weapons

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Maintenance and Degradation

Once a weapon has started to degraded, it will visually begin to look dirty. You can also notice the drop in stats, particularly in damage, reload speed, and fire rate.

Causes of Weapon Degradation


Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Maintenance and Degradation

The more you use a weapon, the more proficient it will be in battle. However, overuse will put your weapon at risk of degrading faster and will require constant care and maintenance.

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Environmental Elements

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Maintenance and Degradation

Environmental elements, such as different weather and area conditions will play a part in the condition of your firearms in the game.

How to Prevent Weapon Degradation

Perform Weapon Care & Maintenance

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Maintenance and Degradation

Clean your weapons with Gun Oil will keep it in top shape! You can do Weapon Maintenance whenever you have a weapon at hand from the Weapon Wheel menu, or by visiting a gunsmith.

Ask for Maintenance at Local Gunsmith

You can pay the gunsmith to clean and maintain your weapons to its best condition. Visit your local gunsmith and select the menu by opening the catalogue. You will also need your gun to be in the best condition to add customization.

Where to Get Gun Oil

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Maintenance and Degradation

Gun Oil can be bought from Gunsmiths in towns and cities. It's cheap at $ 1.50 a piece so stock up as much as you can to keep your weapons at their best condition even when you're traveling.

Loot Gun Oil from Dead Bodies

There's also a chance that you get Gun Oil from looting dead bodies, but don't rely on this too much to get the item. It's better to just pop into a store and just buy it.

Use Upgraded and Reinforced Holsters

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Maintenance and Degradation

Protect your weapons from environmental elements and degradation by using upgraded and reinforced holsters!

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