Learn about the Honor System in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2), including how to raise and lower your honor, and what do you get when you reach certain honor levels.
Effects of High & Low Honor
Arthur's honor dictates how NPCs and other characters will react towards him. This can either be positive or negative depending on the choices you make for him.
High Honor Effects
Listed below are the effects of Arthur having high honor during the game's story.
Lower Prices in Stores
Have a high enough honor and you will received discounts in stores .This starts off a reasonable 10%, but it can go up to 50% once you get the highest level of honor.
Unlock New Outfits
When you reach certain Honor Levels, you will received outfits as rewards. These outfits are unique and cannot be found anywhere else, so you can look good while being good.Check Out the All Outfits List Here
Low Honor Effects
Below are the effects of Arthur having low honor during the game's story.
Loot More Items from Dead Bodies
Bring down your honor to its lowest and you'll have a perk that slightly increases the chance of finding specific items in dead bodies. Useful when you're a desperado killing your way through the Wild West.
How to Check Honor Level
Press the Down Button in the D-Pad
Pressing the down button on your D-Pad will show your Honor Bar, as well as your current objective. The Honor Bar will indicate how high or low your honor is based on the icon placement and its color.
Go to the Player Menu
You can also check your Honor through the Player Menu. You will find it in the generals tab and it will also indicate which perks you've unlocked for that honor level.
Raising & Lowering Your Honor
How to Raise Your Honor
Acting like a generally good person in Red Dead Redemption 2 is a sure fire way of raising Arthur's honor. This could be done from resolving conflicts peacefully to completing jobs.
Helping Strangers in Need
Random encounters will appear as you travel through the land. Go out of your way to help out the people and you will see a slight boost to your honor.
Surrender to the Authorities
Surrending to the authorities instead of fighting back when caught committing a crime will help raise your honor! You'll have to wait a few days to get out of jail though.
Spare your Opponents in Duels
Just like in the previous game, a good way of raising your honor is by choosing to spare your Duel Opponents instead of killing them. You can do this by disarming them!Check Out How to Win Duels Here
Donate Funds to the Camp
Make sure your camp is well-fed and well-stocked and you will see a boost to your honor. There's no set amount you should donate to the camp to get a boost so it's best to do it regularly.
How to Lower Your Honor
Embrace your dark side, become a full on desperado and commit crimes left and right to lower your honor in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Beat Up People / Witnesses
Assaulting innocent men and women will cause a drop in Arthur's honor. You will also get a drop when threatening civilians with guns.
Commit Burglaries Across the Map
Burglaries will help you lower your honor, but at the cost of having a bounty on you head. It's best to just hold up carriages on the road to make sure you don't get caught by Lawmen.
Steal Another Rider's Horse
Deciding to take another rider's horse is considered dishonorable in Red Dead Redemption 2. Arthur's honor will go down from doing such an act.