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
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!Check Out the All Weapon List & Types Here
Comparison Between Degraded and Clean Weapons
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
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.Check Out Weapon Affinity Here
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
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
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
Protect your weapons from environmental elements and degradation by using upgraded and reinforced holsters!