Red Dead Redemption 2 is chock-full of deep activities and complex systems, and it can take a while to get your head around it all.
Just like in real life, sometimes you misplace something and wonder if something vital, like your hat, is gone forever. Fortunately, there’s another way to recover lost items besides frantically searching the same area for hours.
Here’s where to find common things that we’ve seen people lose in Red Dead Redemption 2, including where to find your lost hat, lost horse, and lost weapons.
Where to find your Lost Hat in Red Dead Redemption 2
Whether it’s through violence or plain overexertion, sometimes Arthur’s hat will come flying off of his head. It’s a fun little addition, and one of the many small features that make Red Dead Redemption 2’s physics system amazing.
But wandering around with no hat on is considered uncouth in the old west and, if you can’t see it for looking at it, you’re going to get frustrated pretty quickly.
If your lost hat is in the immediate vicinity, you just need to walk up to it and hold square on PS4 or X on Xbox One.
When your head protector has really gone walkabout though it’s still quite easy to get back with a little help from your horse.
Near your horse, hold the left shoulder button to bring up the item wheel, then press the right shoulder button to get to the horse wheel.
On the horse wheel, you can find the hats that you have stored on your horse (Arthur’s Hat is stored there by default) in the bottom right corner.
Where to find your Lost Horse
In the heat of the moment when you’re tracking some game – or just because of a quest – it’s quite easy to get separated from your horse and move out of whistling range.
There are a few things you can do to find your lost horse though.
If you just don’t know where you’ve left your horse, you can go into the pause menu and select your map. Then if you press square on PS4 and X on Xbox One, you can bring up the index and the second icon down will be Arthur’s Horse. Moving down and selecting that icon will warp your map to where your lost horse is.
Alternatively, if you’re back at camp you can either buy the hitching post upgrade from the Ledger, which lets you call your lost horseback from anywhere. Or you can just go to sleep, and your horse seems to just teleport back to the hitching post.
For more on the different improvements that you buy at camp, check out our guide on how to upgrade your camp in Red Dead Redemption 2.
If you’ve lost your horse because it’s died, then you have to go and get another one from a stable if you don’t own any others. Here’s our guide on how to change your horse, whether it’s dead, lost or you just fancy a new one.
Where to find your Lost Weapons
Another thing that Red Dead Redemption 2 likes to do is unequip your weapons at every opportunity, leaving you to look for your lost weapons.
Because Arthur can’t carry all of his gear around all the time, you have to re-equip weapons from your horse pretty much every time before you use them.
So if you’ve lost your weapons, they’re probably not really gone, you just need to head over to your horse and hold the left shoulder button to open your weapon wheel.
Then you need to use the Right Stick to hover over where the saddles are on the wheel and press the Right Trigger to choose which weapon to equip.
Lost Legendary Pelt
Another common thing that people are losing are the Legendary Pelts that you get from hunting. Since these are unique items you don’t have to worry, if you die while transporting a Legendary Pelt it’ll be automatically sent to the Trapper so you can craft the unique outfit items.
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