• Home
  • /
  • Gaming
  • /
  • Explained: How To Clean Guns in Red Dead Redemption 2

Explained: How To Clean Guns in Red Dead Redemption 2

Explained: How To Clean Guns in Red Dead Redemption 2
Share this article

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been out for a little over a week now but that doesn’t mean that people have the mechanics of it down to a tee. One of the mechanics that gamers seem to be having trouble with is how to clean guns in Red Dead Redemption 2. It's hardly surprising. No other developer has gone to such lengths to make the world feel as alive as Rockstar Studios have done with Red Dead Redemption 2.

How to Clean Guns in Red Dead Redemption 2

Youtuber Savage Discavage shows how to clean guns in Red Dead Redemption 2 in one of his Youtube videos. If you prefer to watch it being done, click here.

The game uses a degradation system where the more you use an item the worse the performance will become. Weapon stats, like damage, recoil and accuracy will suffer if you don’t clean them regularly enough.

clean guns in Red Dead Redemption 2

Thankfully, Rockstar, in their infinite wisdom have made it easy for players to clean their guns. One way to do so is to head to your local gunsmith and purchase gun oil. If you don’t want to pay for it, there are other ways to acquire it. You can loot a body and find some, rob a home or if you want to be truly poetic you could hold up the gunsmith at gunpoint.

Once you’ve bought it, it’ll be added to your inventory wheel. Most players will favour a certain gun, whether that’s the Lancaster rifle, revolver or double-barrelled shotgun. Pull up the weapon wheel and any firearm that has red bars along its stats will need to be cleaned.

Once you select a soiled gun, all you need to do is press X on the Xbox or ‘Square’ on the PS4 and Bob’s your uncle. Your gun is now in tiptop shape. Upgrades are also available for almost every weapon. To improve your loadout, go to your local gunsmith and see what can be buffed.

There are 4-5 upgradable parts available for every gun: the barrel, scope, wrap, iron sights and stock. Upgrading these will improve the stats of your guns except the wrap, which is more of an aesthetic upgrade.


Gun accuracy and fire-rate vary from weapon to weapon, so keeping your gun clean will help avoid a lot of trouble as you progress through the game.

SEE ALSO: Explained: Red Dead Redemption 2 Gold Bar Glitch

Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are now subscribed!

Share this article
Brought to you by Virgin Media

All gaming content on Balls is brought to you by Virgin Media, our onsite official gaming partners. Break free from boredom and find your play with Virgin Media #ItsPlaytime

Copyright © 2024. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com