Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Honor Meter - How it Affects the Game

The honor meter in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online is a major gameplay mechanic. In fact, it might even be more influential in Red Dead Online than in the single player portion. People have been wondering how the honor meter affects the game in Red Dead 2 Online. As it turns out, quite a bit. Not only that, but there’s even an NPC that you can pay to instantly change your honor from honorable to dishonorable and the other way around. Our Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Honor Meter – How it Affects the Game guide will explain how the honor meter works in Red Dead Online.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Honor Meter - How it Affects the Game
Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Honor Meter – How it Affects the Game

How Does Honor Meter Affect the Game in Red Dead Online?

Your Honor meter will affect your gameplay significantly in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online. For example, certain missions will open or lock for you in Free Roam depending on your Honor. An honorable player might get asked to escort a caravan and protect it from attacks (even other posses), for example. On the other hand, a dishonorable player might get the task to spring somebody out of jail. The same goes for missions designed to go through with other players. These are strings of missions, and some parts might change depending on your honor score.

Curiously, there is an NPC that you can actually pay to change your honor from honorable to dishonorable, and vice versa. His name is Old Man Jones, and you can find him in several locations. For example, you can find him west of Riggs Station. His icon is a cowboy head that’s half white and half red. You can pay him to become dishonorable, even if you have an honor meter that’s all the way into honorable. The only catch is that you need to pay him three Gold Bars, which are the premium currency in Red Dead Online.

In case you need help with anything else in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online, feel free to browse our other guides on the subject. For example, we have How to Change Appearance – Character Customization, How to Mute Players, and How to Move Camp, to name a few.

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