Find out more about Red Dead Redemption 2's iconic method of aiming - the Dead Eye. Slow time for accurate shots, mark targets, reveal fatal areas, & shoot multiple enemies at once!
What Is The Dead Eye Targeting System?
Iconic Slow-Mo Aiming In Red Dead Series
The Dead Eye System is the iconic way of aiming in the Red Dead Series, wherein you slow down time to pinpoint then shoot your targets with more accuracy & precision.
Push R3 While Aiming to Use Dead Eye
Dead Eye can be triggered by pushing R3 while aiming with a ranged weapon. Mark your targets and loose your guns automatically on the marked points.
Dead Eye Meter Refills with Kills or Tonics
Dead Eye can only be used for a limited amount of time. The amount of time you can use Dead Eye will recover with kills over time, or can be refilled instantly by using Tonics, Chew Tobacco and other items.
Dead Eye Usable With Ranged Weapons
This unique mode of aiming can be used with ranged weapons such as guns & throwables, making the gameplay much more unique & personalized.
What Can The Dead Eye System Do?
Slow Down Time For Precision Shooting
When Dead Eye is activated, it slows down time so that players won't miss their targets and make their shots more accurately.
Mark Targets To Determine Shots
When time is slowed down, you can manually or automatically mark your targets. When the normal passage of time resumes, the bullets would have left the gun & met their marks.
Target & Shoot Multiple Enemies At Once
Your Dead Eye will eventually grow & expand within the game. It will be able to mark multiple targets & shoot them at once. This is extremely useful when facing multiple opponents.
Reveal Weak Points For Fatal Shooting
This mode will also eventually be able to reveal weak & fatal spots within a target's body so that you can deal deadlier damage.This includes heart, lungs, and even private areas!
Refills During Combat Or Via Consumables
The Dead Eye is consumed over time and you can refill it during combat by shooting enemies or consuming items.