Even in video games, you can’t escape punishment for your actions. In Red Dead Redemption 2, your crimes will haunt you in the form of a RDR2 bounty. Since this can be quite exhausting, we’ll show you how best to pay your bounty, get rid of it, or avoid it completely without any consequences.
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1) How does the bounty system work in RDR2?
A bounty is generally offered as a reward for capturing a criminal. The Red Dead Redemption 2 bounty follows a similar scheme and is the counterpart to the wanted level in GTA 5. The higher your bounty for your misdeeds gets, the more lawmen, bounty hunters, and others will try to hunt you down.
What triggers a bounty?
Red Dead Redemption 2 offers you a wild world full of exploration, surprises, and action. Consequently, in the role of the crook and gunslinger Arthur Morgan, it will be easy for you to get a bounty on your head.
It’s easy to get them, since bumping into fellow citizens as well as committing serious crimes such as murders will make you a target. Depending on the crime, the amount of the bounty varies. Especially tricky here: It adds up.
What are the effects of the bounty on your head?
As already mentioned, depending on the amount of the bounty on your head in RDR2, you’ll quickly receive visits from law enforcement officers and bounty hunters. Since they appear on the scene quite spontaneously, they are often quite inconvenient. Therefore, you should make sure to get rid of your Red Dead 2 bounty as soon as possible.
Play in peace
If a bounty is placed on you, all kinds of characters will try to collect the bounty. The question always arises whether you should surrender or pay.
In order to live in peace, it is also important to know that you will not take your crimes across the state border. This way you can simply go to another state if you are not wanted there as well.
How high can the bounty be?
The amount of your Red Dead Redemption 2 bounty can only grow to a level of $300 at the beginning. However, as the game progresses, that increases to a whopping $1,500. That’s reason enough for a bunch of trigger-happy dudes to catch you if they can.
2) Red Dead Redemption 2 Get Rid of Bounty
Option 1 – Pay a bounty
The first option to get rid of your Red Dead 2 bounty is to simply to pay it.
In any State
Regardless of the state you are in, you can always pay your entire bounty. To do this, check your card and look for an envelope on the map.
At the postmaster
These envelopes mark the postmaster. You can find him at every station behind a counter in the post office.
Option 2 – Surrender
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to lower the Read Dead Redemption 2 bounty for free without any drawbacks. Nevertheless, you can surrender should you have no dollars or simply want to pay less.
How can you surrender?
To surrender, you must not sit on the horse. So dismount, holster your weapons and look in the direction of your pursuer. On the gamepad with standard key mappings you can then press LT to trigger “Surrender”.
Being arrested by the police
Of course, the above procedure also works for law enforcement officers. They will then take your protagonist and lock him up for a while.
In prison the characteristics change
However, surrendering is not without its disadvantages since Arthur becomes thinner during a prison stay – the rations in the Kitchen are simply inadequate. In this respect, he endures less damage for the time being. However, Arthur’s gang may also make sure he gets out faster by forcibly helping him escape.
Option 3 – Avoid bounties
The best option to avoid problems is to avoid getting bounties in the first place. This can be done by making sure that nobody notices your misdeeds.
A “simple” method is to threaten or eliminate all witnesses of an “incident”. If you don’t do that, they will surely send the law enforcers after you. Though, the catch is that killing witnesses can also have consequences.
Wear a bandana
To avoid being recognized, you can give Arthur a scarf as a mask. This helps to stay unrecognized. However, this option is not completely safe. The sharp eye of the law will still recognize your protagonist.
It’s also helpful to change your horse and your clothes since it minimizes the chance of detection. However, the only safe thing to do is to not commit any crimes at all.
Get rid of your Red Dead Redemption 2 bounty with PLITCH!
Bounty and crime make up a large part of RDR2. Not only does it bring more immersion, but it also adds a decent amount of stress to your gaming routine.
With PLITCH, however, you can customize the game and decide for yourself when you want to get rid of your bounty. Simply use our Red Dead Redemption 2 bounty cheat “no bounty” to make it disappear. You can also add more money to your inventory and simply pay the bounty – it’s up to you!