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How to Increase Your Stamina in Red Dead Redemption 2 - What is Stamina Used for in RDR2?

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There's plenty of systems working together in Red Dead Redemption 2, but none might be as critical as your Stamina meter. In this Red Dead Redemption 2 Stamina guide, we'll be detailing how to upgrade your Stamina in Red Dead Redemption 2, so you can keep Arthur in top shape while he's roaming the wild west.

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How to Increase Your Stamina in Red Dead Redemption 2

When you’re roaming the open world of Red Dead Redemption 2, you can sprint by repeatedly tapping X/A. However doing this drains your Stamina meter, represented by the circle with the lightning symbol, just above the mini map near the bottom left corner of your screen.

At the beginning of Red Dead Redemption 2, you start out with roughly a third of the Stamina meter available to Arthur Morgan. He’s not in the best of shape it seems, and so every time you’re out and exploring the open world on foot, you’re steadily increasing your Stamina meter as you go.

Every time you either sprint, or get into a fistfight, you’re building up your maximum Stamina. Whenever you hit a new threshold, a small notification will pop up, telling you that you’ve increased your Stamina meter by another level, and that your maximum Stamina has now increased. Simply put, you need to start sprinting and getting into more brawls, if you want your Stamina meter to rise in Red Dead Redemption 2.

What is Stamina Used For in Red Dead Redemption 2

Stamina in Red Dead Redemption 2 is a key attribute, and allows Arthur Morgan to sprint. This is the only move in the game that uses stamina, but it's a key move if you are constantly getting into trouble with the law. If Arthur's stamina meter runs down to nothing it will slowly start to refill, but you can also use a tonic to give you an instant boost.

We’re now all done with this Red Dead Redemption 2 guide, but there’s plenty more coverage of the game here at USgamer. You can check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 fighting guide if you need to brush up your brawling skills, or our page on how to increase your health in Red Dead Redemption 2, so Arthur can live to fight another day.

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  • Avatar for crunchb3rry #1 crunchb3rry 16 days ago
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  • Avatar for Karnej #2 Karnej 11 days ago
    I saw the bounties quest option before I got into the bar fight with javier but I didn't mess with it at the time. Now I can't seem to get it to happen at all. I've waited in town, done other things, slept. I'm not sure what to do exactly. Any suggestions?

    Edit: I didn't realize I was still on the debt collection mission for Strauss and it locked a few things including the bounty starting quest. I had just gotten distracted by the open world and didn't put those 2 things together till way later than I want to admit.Edited 2 weeks ago by Karnej
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    I cannot ask the ticket man in Rhodes about Midnight. Any suggestions?
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  • Avatar for nickhunt00 #4 nickhunt00 9 days ago
    How do you get the shotgun from the devil in the cave? He just stands there and tell your to leave then does nothing. I shot him and got his body down with tnt and he didn't have anything on him. SO how do you get the shotgun? Thanks.
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