Red Dead Redemption 2: How to Clean & Maintain Weapons

How to Clean & Maintain Weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is the latest open world game from Rockstar, and it serves as a prequel to the original game which released for the PS3 and Xbox 360. In this game, players will be taking control of Arthur Morgan, a trusted member of the Dutch Van Der Linde gang. As you might expect, there’s quite a bit of shooting and gun-toting that goes on in this game. And if you don’t take care of your weapons, you’ll be at a disadvantage. Here’s what you need to know about how to clean and maintain weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2.

How to Inspect & Maintain Weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2

First off, before you can even start to maintain weapons, you’ll need to get some gun oil. Once you have it in your inventory, you can start cleaning and maintaining your weapons.

To do this, hold L1 to bring up your weapon wheel, highlight a weapon with the right stick, then hit R3 by pushing in the right stick to inspect your weapon. Assuming you already have gun oil, press and hold the square button (or the X button if you’re on Xbox One) to start cleaning it.

If your weapon’s in bad condition in Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll see that some of the weapon’s stats have red bars on them.

This means that the stats have been lowered, and you can only restore them back to normal by cleaning the weapon. Once you’ve cleaned it, your weapon will be good to go.

Of course, you can’t maintain weapons if you don’t have gun oil in your inventory, so let’s run you through what you need to know on that, too.

Getting Gun Oil in Red Dead Redemption 2

At the start of the game, you can only carry three stacks of gun oil in Red Dead Redemption 2, though you can upgrade Arthur’s satchel later on. Gun oil is pretty easy to acquire, and you’ll usually be able to loot it off enemy bodies, or by searching any houses or hideouts that you come across.

If you really need it quickly, though, you can always buy some gun oil at a general store. General stores can be found in towns like Valentine and Rhodes, so just head on in to buy your gun oil. They’re pretty cheap, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting them.

Once you have some, you can start to maintain weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2. Do note that you’ll consume one unit of gun oil for every weapon you clean, so try to keep a full stack of it on you at all times, and keep a close eye on your guns.

And that’s all you need to know about how to clean and maintain weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2. Be sure to check our Red Dead Redemption 2 guide wiki for more information on the game.

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Zhiqing Wan

Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.