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Red Dead Redemption 2 Money Guide - How to Use RDR2 Gold Bar Glitch for Easy Money

Here's our complete guide to Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2, including a full beginner's guide, Red Dead 2 cheats, tips, and much more.

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Getting your hands on a solid amount of cash out in the wild west is key in Red Dead Redemption 2, especially if you want to go on to get your hands on some powerful weaponry for Arthur Morgan. In this Red Dead Redemption 2 money making guide, we'll be detailing how to earn money quickly in Red Dead Redemption 2, so you can earn yourself a decent payout as easily as possible.

If you instead need help with any other areas of Rockstar’s big new game, you’ll want to head over to our Red Dead Redemption 2 guides hub. It’s on this main page that you can find all the introductory tips and tricks you need to get going with the opening hours of Arthur Morgan’s grand adventure, as well as a full index of our in depth guides on additional areas of the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Money Guide

As you’d probably expect from a game set in the wild west, money plays a big role in Red Dead Redemption 2. Dutch Van der Linde and the rest of the main gang are always looking to score a huge payday through nefarious means, and at the beginning of the game you start out with barely a dollar to your name. In this guide we'll give you some ways to make good money in Red Dead Redemption 2 so you can afford to buy plenty of supplies for your camp.

How to Make Money Easily in Red Dead Redemption 2

If you want to earn some money quickly, remember to always loot the bodies of your enemies after a shootout. Yes, there’s a chance someone could spot you and report you to the authorities, but it’s worth the risk. You’ll nearly always get a few dollars from a corpse, but sometimes you’ll obtain a valuable item like a pocket watch or belt buckle, which you can take to a Fence and sell on for a chunk of cash.

You should also be on the lookout for Stranger missions whenever they appear on the map. If you spot a white dot on your mini map in the bottom left corner of the screen, make sure to investigate it, as these side missions can sometimes lead to some quick cash coming your way.

Progressing through main story missions that aren’t linked directly to Dutch can also be rewarding. Some Micah Bell and Hosea Matthews missions in particular can grant you a fair amount of cash in one fell swoop, especially Micah’s second mission, where you join up with him to rob a coach.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gold Bar Glitch is Easy Money

While this naughty way to make loads of money in Red Dead Redemption 2 probably won't be around for long once Rockstar gets to work on a bug fixing patch, you still have time to make the most of it for the time being. Follow our instructions just below and you'll be able to become richer than you could possibly imagine, unless your imagination for richness is rather extravagant.

  • Head to Limpany, south of Caliban's Seat. This is easy to get to from your camp at Horseshoe Overlook.
  • Locate the Sheriff's Office in Limpany. It doesn't look like much as it's all burnt out and generally rather decrepit.
  • There is a loot box under the desk in the Sheriff's Office.
  • Important: Do not loot the box until you've read all of the following instructions.
  • Open the loot box to find a gold bar.
  • Key Point: Use the command to take the gold bar, but pause the game just as Arthur reaches down for it (Do not pick up paper or horse stimulant).
  • In the pause menu, manually save your game from the Story menu.
  • From the same Story menu, load the game save you just made.
  • On loading, return to the loot box under the desk in the Sheriff's Office.
  • Pick up as many gold bars as Arthur can manage, then sell for $500 each!

It's worth noting that this glitch can only be used if you are yet to loot this box. If you've already looted it and taken the gold bar, you're fresh out of luck. Sorry. If you're having trouble getting this gold bar glitch to work in Red Dead Redemption 2, try disabling auto-save.

RDR2 Money Earning Tips

Just below, we'll round up some of the easier methods for earning cash quickly in Red Dead Redemption 2. Some of these might run you afoul of the law, so come prepared!

  • Wagons nearly always carry some form of valuables in the back. Stop the wagon, then press Square/X at the back of the wagon to hop in, and reap the rewards.
  • On a train, there'll always be a carriage which houses valuables. Come prepared with dynamite though, as the carriage might be armored and protected.
  • Hunting can be a lucrative activity, especially if you obtain perfect quality pelts and sell them to a trader.

And with that, you’re all up to date with all the best methods to earn money quickly in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now you can head over to our our page on how to shave in Red Dead Redemption 2, or our our guide on how to play in first person in Red Dead Redemption 2, in case you feel like switching things up a bit.

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  • Avatar for crunchb3rry #1 crunchb3rry 20 days ago
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  • Avatar for Karnej #2 Karnej 15 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 3 weeks ago by Karnej
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  • Avatar for duster000 #3 duster000 13 days ago
    I cannot ask the ticket man in Rhodes about Midnight. Any suggestions?
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  • Avatar for nickhunt00 #4 nickhunt00 13 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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  • Avatar for shanezwicker25 #6 shanezwicker25 4 days ago
    It should be noted that if you access a hat from your house while wearing another hat that isn't stored on your horse via the wardrobe, the hat on your head vanishes and is gone. I went through the trouble of getting the hat off the head of the jailhouse guard then drowning myself so I could lose the guards and keep the hat. But then I looked up this guide so I could keep the hat and lost it via the horse thing... Not impressed..
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  • Avatar for Montmont #7 Montmont Yesterday
    I bought a Volcanic revolver, the bought a second, but can’t seem to weild it / find it. Any thoughts?

    SOLVED: Had to leave Rhodes to arm itEdited Yesterday by Montmont
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