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How the Honor system works

Red Dead Redemption 2 Walkthrough and Guide by Paul (vhayste)
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How the Honor system works

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Your overall actions in the game may positively or negatively affect your honor. While you’re playing as an outlaw, it doesn’t mean you have to live a life like that. While living the life in crime has benefits, it’s still a lot more beneficial to lay low and play as an honorable outlaw. You’ll be able to move around freely, use establishments in towns, enjoy discounts, and pretty much have an easier time exploring the region without the risk of running into bounty hunters or lawmen.

The game will have a scale of -8 to +8, with 0 honor as neutral. Honorable actions increase this rank positively while dishonorable actions do the opposite. You can see this scale by pressing the down DPAD and you can also check your current honor rank’s benefits by accessing the Player option in the main menu.

Honor Rank Benefits

Honor 7: 50% discount to all shops
Honor 6: New outfits unlocked: The Drifter, The Dewberry Creek, The Deuville, The Gambler, The Farrier, and The Faulkton.
Honor 5: 25% discount to all shops.
Honor 3: New outfits unlocked: The Valentine, The Chevalier, The Bulldogger, The McLaughlin, The Cumberland, The Cowpuncher, The Roscoe, and The Corson.
Honor 2: 10% discount to all shops.
Honor 1: Drop rate increased from looted bodies.
Honor -1: Further increased drop rate of items, money, and valuable from looted bodies, especially lawmen

Honorable actions

Greeting random strangers
Contribute to the camp
Giving alms to beggars
Rescuing endangered strangers
Complete (mundane) chores in the camp
Disarm opponents during duels
Surrender peacefully to the law when apprehended
Paying your bounties in Post Offices

Quickly Honor Gain
Regularly doing chores in the camp and spamming the Greet button in towns, cities, and settlements are the fastest ways to increase your honor.

Spare 'em!
Killing opponents in a duel won’t result to an honor loss.

Dishonorable actions

Robbing strangers, trains, shops, etc
Looting bodies of non-hostile strangers or victims (killed by accident or forces outside your control)
Hijacking horses
Startling civilians by shooting near them. (this will also cause the lawmen to investigate the area)
Killing civilians or lawmen
Killing farm animals including tamed horses, cats, and dogs

No rest for the wicked
Killing and looting rival gang members (e.g. O’ Driscolls) and looting their bodies won’t lower your honor.
Looting knocked out opponents that you defeated in a fist fight won’t result to an honor loss.

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  • Crime
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  • Horse Care
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  • Legendary Animals
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Store Robbery Missions
  • Bounty Hunting
  • Loansharking (Debtors)
  • Treasure Hunting and Gold Bar Locations
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