The Lasso is a weapon that appears in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Redemption. Due to its features in Red Dead Redemption, it doesn't appear in the game's online multiplayer mode. It doesn't appear as a weapon either in Red Dead Revolver.



The Lasso is one of the signature weapons of the Old West, never failing to appear in media set during the time period. The weapon is a simple loop of rope designed to be thrown from a distance and be tightened when pulled.

Red Dead Redemption 2

The Lasso in Red Dead Redemption 2 has been shown for the first time in action in the game's second gameplay trailer. During a short sequence, Arthur Morgan uses it to capture a horse. It can also be used to capture, and hogtie, other players and NPCs.

Red Dead Redemption

The Lasso is featured prominently in Red Dead Redemption. It belongs to its own weapon class, and, as such, is equipped at all times. John Marston can use it primarily to catch and tame wild horses. The Lasso also has other uses, such as aiding in herding cattle, and it's a fundamental weapon in bounty hunting, as it allows John to capture criminals alive to obtain a better reward. The Lasso is also one of the weapons that are acquired quite early during the course of the game.


  • Even though it's a non-lethal weapon, it's possible to use it to kill in Red Dead Redemption, mostly by dragging a hogtied enemy toward a cliff. It's also possible to kill horse-riding enemies by lassoing and then dragging them.
  • In Red Dead Redemption, using Dead Eye adds homing properties to the Lasso, making it extremely useful in a variety of situations.
  • The term Lasso, which is also used as a verb in the English language, comes from the Castillian word lazo, which means snare. It's begun being used in English since the early nineteenth century.
  • The Lasso is still used widely today, mostly in rodeos and other competitive events. In some ways, it's still being used as it was back in the late 1880s, early 1990s in ranches to capture livestock.

Matt Stone

Ever since the original Red Dead Redemption was released back in 2010 and swiftly completed by Matt he has been eagerly anticipating another return to the Wild West. In Matt's totally non-biased opinion the story told in the sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, is one of the best ever (at least as far as games go). And while some story DLC would be great, Matt isn't counting on it! Matt is on Twitter (but not really active).