The guys at Rockstar have kept things pretty hush-hush so far regarding what we can look forward to in Red Dead Redemption 2 – pretty frustrating right?
The short teaser trailer (available here) really doesn't give us much to go on in terms of, well, anything really! OK, we might be able to establish that there are going to be 7 main characters – but in terms of gameplay all we can do is speculate. And we've done plenty of that!
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of what weapons we'd like to see (and of course might see, if our dreams come true) in RDR 2. As the trailer tells us, the game is going to stay set in the Old West which means the weapons available will likely also have a Western theme. So that's the one limitation we've applied.
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Flaming Whisky Bottles
You might have heard of another game made by Rockstar - Grand Theft Auto V? So unless you've been living on another planet, you'll also know that it lets you throw Molotov cocktails, setting enemies (or civilians) on fire. I’m sure other fans would agree that being able to light a bottle of Jack on fire and then throw it at enemies would fit nicely with the Old West theme.
OK, maybe we’re going a little more Resident Evil here or maybe not! Let’s face it; it was pretty difficult to dispose of some of the bad guys in the original Red Dead Redemption. And while it may not be the best weapon for long range encounters, close up there is not much that would beat a shotgun, especially from the Western era.
In the original Red Dead we saw tomahawks with a throwing ability, but carrying several of these take up a lot of your inventory. So why not go with an axe that is placed on the player's back. Aside from starting off with your fists or a hunter’s knife early on in the game, an axe used to chop wood could potentially be a good fit with the initial storyline of the game too.
Although this one is a little less traditional than your more familiar and often seen "bow and arrow" type weapon, there’s no reason why this bad-boy would not be a great fit for RDR 2. Different tipped arrows such as flaming arrows or explosive points could also make a handy aid during a showdown.
Traditionally spurs in the Old West are placed onto the back of shoes (or cowboy boots), but I wonder what the result would be if these were razor sharp? Perhaps if like in the original RDR the wrong enemy gets up close and personal, a swift flick of the wrist could send these spurs through the air causing some pretty hefty damage.
Knife Wielding Horse Shoes
As Read Dead is based on open-world gameplay, a trusty horse is something that’s unlikely to disappear as it helps you navigate the Old West faster than only walking! You simply can't have a Western without horses; they're a necessity.
Similar to the first Red Dead game, in RDR 2 you are likely to encounter gangs of enemies that need a bit of a push to get rid of them, but as we all know aiming while on a horse isn't the easiest way to take down enemies. Much like you'd raise the front of a motorbike in GTA, why not allow your horse to get on its hind legs and attack enemies with knives in its front horseshoes? Yeah, this is a little out there and highly unlikely, but you never know.
So that's our list of 6 weapons that could make Red Dead Redemption 2. What do you think and are there any other left-field/crazy/insanely fun weapons you'd like to see also?