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What to Do After Beating the Main Story

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What to Do After Beating the Main Story

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What happens when you get to end-game in Red Dead Redemption 2? Find out what you can do after beating the main story here, such as changing player characters & doing side quests!

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story
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What Happens After You Finish the Game?

Continue Your Game as John Marston

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story John Marston

One of the major changes upon finishing the main story is that the player's character will change from Arthur Morgan to John Marston. You might remember John as the protagonist of the first RDR.

No Gameplay Changes Between John & Arthur

John will play the same as Arthur with the same controls and abilities. He will also have the same features as Arthur, such as hair growth and weight gain/loss.

Check Out the Hygiene & Appearance Guide

Horses, Consumables, & Money will Reset

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story Horses

You won't have access to the horses, consumables, and money you accumulated during your time as Arthur. Once you play as John, it will be a clean slate when it comes to his horses, money, and some of his items.

Check Out How to Get Horses Here

Weapons, Items, & Compendium will be Saved

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story weapon

Arthur's weapons and some of his items will be included in John's inventory upon playing as him. Your progress in the compendium will be carried over as well.

Check Out the All Weapon List Here

Satchels Can Only Be Upgraded at Fences

Red Dead Redemption 2 Satchel Upgrade Guide

Upon changing the main character, you will not be able to upgrade your Satchels at the camp anymore, and will have to visit your local Fence to ask for the upgrade. The requirement for each Satchel will be the same.

Satchel Upgrades Guide & How To Get

Certain Rare Weapons Will Not Be Acquirable

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Unique Weapons & Items

Certain rare unique weapons acquirable during Missions will not be available for looting once you miss out on your chance. Be sure to pick up any uniquely named weapons should you ever come across them!

Unique Weapons & Items - How To Get

What Do You Get from Finishing the Epilogue

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story west elizabeth

After completing the main story, you will see the Marston family trying to adjust to their new life after the Van Der Linde Gang had gone their separate ways. From this point on, the player character will be playing as John Marston.

Check Out the Epilogue 1 Walkthrough Here

Acquire House & Ranch in Great Plains

Players will have a stationary camp in the form of the Marston's ranch in Great Plains. The ranch is situated in West Elizabeth and will have Abigail, Jack, and Uncle living there.

Functions like the Previous Camps

The Ranch will feature amenities similar to the camp during your time as Arthur. Here you can sleep, eat, change clothing, and fast travel to other areas.

Check Out How to Fast Travel Here

Earn $ 20,000

John will receive $ 20,000 when completing the final mission of Epilogue 2. It's a starting amount so make sure to find ways to start earning money again in the game.

Epilogue 2 Mission: American Venom

What Can You Do in End-Game?

Free Roam the Wild West

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story

Players can freely explore the whole map as much as they like upon finishing the epilogue. Discover new areas or just appreciate the countryside, it is entirely up to you.

Check Out the World Map & Locations Here

Play for 100% Game Completion

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story compendium

With the compendium carrying over, you can continue your progress to getting all of the required collectibles, achievements, and quests you need to completing the game!

All Challenges & Collectibles List

Complete Leftover Side Quests

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story side quest

Finish the side quests you've left behind when playing as Arthur. You can find available side quests marked in the map by a question mark.

Check Out the All Side Mission List Here

Chapter-Specific Companion Side Missions are Not Available

Companion Missions are bound to specific chapters and cannot be played outside of them. Be careful not to miss out during your journey!

Go Hunting or Fishing

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story hunting

Players will be able to hunt and fish to their heart's content in the endgame. With free roam of the map, you can go all over the Wild West searching for different species of animals.

Check Out the Hunting Tips & Tricks Here

Play the Mini Games

Red Dead Redemption 2 What to Do After Beating the Main Story mini games

Make a quick buck from playing some of the mini games in the game. Choose from Poker, Blackjack, Dominoes, and Five Finger Fillet found in different towns and cities.

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