The world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is full of experiences that you naturally come across. Although the secondary activities available in the game aren't of vital importance for the main storyline, they present challenge and diversity to the wild west of Red Dead Redemption 2.
However, the Van der Linde Gang doesn't have full authority over the land, and it will encounter two major obstacles to their criminal activities along the way. The first is the various gangs, all of them with unique characteristics, that will compete for a major robbery or rob the player themselves. The second is the cunning law enforcement agents, that will try to be one step ahead of the player's actions.
If the bounty on Arthur's head gets too high, bounty hunters will come after him.
The player can customize Arthur to their personal liking, choosing what types of food he eats, the clothes he wears, the horse he rides, if he bathes and shaves or doesn't, or the guns he carries.
Several of these activities, such as fishing and hunting can also be used to acquire supplies, or to gain goods which can be sold. Crafting materials can also be acquired by hunting game or foraging in the wilderness.
He can also meet new people that will involve him in out of the ordinary adventures. Although a criminal, he also is able to hunt down bounties as a legitimate way to earn some money. Altercations can also be solved with a righteous duel.