Red Dead Redemption 2 puts you in the shoes of Arthur Morgan who is a part of the anarchic gang. Living in wild wild west country money does not come easy. It’s all about robbing, looting and killing people to get some handful of coins. Money making is an integral part of Red Dead Redemption 2 and the developer wants you to do a lot of work. If you are among those players who are finding tough to make money then this guide is for you. We had compiled a lot of ways like a shortcut to earn money fast, a non-criminal way and a gangster’s way to make some stash of cash in no time.
How To Make Money Fast | Glitches, Exploits & Shortcuts
This part of RDR2 how to make fast guide consist of ways like Gold Bar Glitch, gold nuggets locations, treasure locations that will give you a high amount of cash in one shot.
Unlimited Money – Get Unlimited $20 Dollars
In Red Dead Redemption 2 there is a secret way that allows you to pick the unlimited amount of dollars. At one time you can pick $20, and you can collect as much as you want. Follow the below steps to get cash.
- Go to Mottock Pond region located in the north side of Rhodes.
- You will to locate a tree stump with a chest inside. The above map has the exact location where you will find this stump. One of the landmarks is a house around.
- Walk near the chest and press the key to Inspect. Don’t collect anything from it, pause the game go to Game > Story > Save Game. Pick the second slot or any other slot and ensure that it is not a required one if you select the top one you will lose all your current progress.
- Return to the menu and select Load Game and pick the one you saved. You will have to ride back to the same point, towards the tree stump. The chest will be out this time, press the key to Take. You can pick an unlimited amount of money.
The only issue with the process that you can collect only $20 at one time, so for making a fortune you have to keep picking until you are satisfied.
Unlimited Gold Bar Glitch – $500 Per Gold Bar
A second kind of glitch in Red Dead Redemption 2 gives you access to gather the unlimited amount of Gold Bar, this sounds more interesting then picking $20. Every bar cost $500 that means within a few minutes you can earn thousands of dollars. There are chances in future the developer might patch it. Read our guide How To Get Infinite Money with the Gold Bars Glitch to learn about the exact process of collecting the bars.
Gold Nuggets – Drops From A Whisky Tree
There is a weird tree in Red Dead Redemption 2 that has lots of bottles hanging on its branches. It is near the Heart Lands region. Ride east of Flatneck Station and you will come across the tree with a lot of bottles. Activate Eagle Eye and shoot the glowing bottles, the nuggets will drop from it.
How To Make Money Fast | Legal Way – No Crime
The methods mentioned in this part are the General Way’s to make money fast, you don’t have to rob or kill any innocent citizens. You can do this at any time.
Mini Games – 6 Mini Games
In the story mission as well if you visit different places you will get a chance to play mini games like poker. There are 6 different mini games embedded in the game plot, they are Dominoes, Blackjack, Poker, Hunting and Fishing. All these mini game will reward you a decent supply of cash.
Help Fellow Citizens – They Reward You For Your Help
You will come across many people who will need your help in some way. For example, providing them information and they will pay you. Another way is to help people who are a victim of a Snake Bite or a Bear Trap. They will reward you for the trouble you can take for them. Sometime the victims will recognize at the store and pay for your purchase.
Sell Horses – They Reward You For Your Help
You can sell horses you no longer need in the game. After playing a few beginning missions you will soon unlock the horse selling section. You can sell them always to people for some instantly money. There is a lot of wild horses in the region or you can also steal.
Gears – Sell Unnecessary Things
You will carry a lot of junk if you keep carrying items. It is best to sell them out for some hard cash. There are limited slots in your pouch to carry unnecessary ones. Just check your pocket and sell out things you don’t need to increase your cash.
Treasure Hunt – Side-Quest With High Rewards
Red Dead Redemption 2 also has Treasure Hunt side-quest that will reward you Gold Bars, but they are time consuming. There are multiple objectives which require you to solve puzzles, travel to different locations and then finally locate the rewards. But the prize amount is pretty good, for example by playing two Treasure Hunt quest like Jack Hall Gang and Poisonous Trail you can easily find around $3000 worth of gold. Combine this with Gold Bar Glitch and you will be super rich.
Wanted Bounties – Play Short Bounty Contracts
You can choose to play Wanted Bounty in Red Dead Redemption 2 in different regions. By completing the contract you can earn around $25 for a bounty as a reward. The task is very simple and easy to complete.
How To Make Money Fast | Illegal Way – Criminal Methods
Arthur is a lawless oddball and this tough man can do some tough things to make a lot of money. You can do activities like robbing, looting and killing people. Under this section, you will see the harsh way of making money fast.
Hardcore Robber – Rob Anyone You See, Houses & Loot Stores
Red Dead Redemption 2 has a big map, this means you will be visiting many places meeting new people. Choose to rob almost everyone you see in the game. This will give you good cash but it is also a risky business. Higher wanted level will be a pain. You can loot store by pointing your weapon on clerk’s for cash is one example. You can also loot random houses.
Loot Corpses – Inspect Every Dead Body
Whenever you fight with Perkintons, O’Driscolls, or any other inspect their corpses. You will find a lot of things from the dead bodies. This take some time, but it will give you a lot of items like ammo’s, consumables, etc. Sometime you will find valuable items you can sell later on and cash.
Train & Stagecoaches – Looting Passengers
You can also rob Trains and Stagecoaches in the game. For train wait at the station, you can board it or you can chase it. Before proceeding towards the driver you might face guards in your way. You can loot passengers in it, if you are lucky you might get some good stash of cash. The same is applicable for stagecoaches, which is sometime carrying rich passengers.
Banks – The Big Game
There are banks in the city region of Red Dead Redemption 2, you can plan a robbery. You have to make your way in the bank, threaten the people and walk towards the safe. Safe are locked with codes, you can open it two ways. Use dynamite to break them or rotate the safe lock to get a unlock combination. If you use dynamite there are maximum chances you will alert the lawmen.
So these are some Get Rich Quick scheme in Red Dead Redemption 2, you can pick the one most suitable according to the situation you are in. For example, if you got a chance to loot a train then you can go forward or you can simply focus on the glitches first because they give you the highest amount of money.
Don’t forget to read our Red Dead Redemption 2 Wiki guide, which is a massive index of lots of guides and tips on the game.