RDR2 Online Dual Wielding Unavailable Bug - Second Holster Missing

There’s a bug that’s making dual wielding unavailable in Red Dead Online at the moment. A number of players have complained about being unable to equip two pistols at once. It’s due to an issue where the second holster goes missing, which is preventing people from using their favorite loadouts. Thankfully, it’s easy to fix. This guide is going to show you how to fix RDR2 Online dual wielding unavailable bug and restore your off-hand holster.

rdr2 online dual wielding unavailable bug second holster missing
RDR2 Online Dual Wielding Unavailable Bug – Second Holster Missing

Second holster bug prevents dual wielding in RDR2 Online

It all comes down to the fact that the game randomly unequips your secondary holster. This means you have nowhere to put your off-hand weapon. The first thing you should try is to equip one again from the fitting room. Make sure you save the new loadout, or you’ll lose it again. If that doesn’t work, there’s a more expensive fix – go and buy a new holster. You should be able to equip that one without issue.

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It seems like a lot of folks have been unknowingly exploiting a bug that allowed you to use two pistols while having only one holster equipped. That would conveniently explain why so many of those afflicted don’t even thing about needing an off-hand holster if you want to dual wield.

No matter whether a bug or a fix is actually causing this issue, the solution remains the same – equip a new secondary holster, or buy one if you can’t use the one you own. Make sure you save your loadout in the fitting room, and it should stop the dual wielding bug from ever appearing again. If you know of another way to solve this problem, feel free to let us know in the comments, and we’ll check it out.

If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.

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  1. R

    This is still an issue now in Oct 2020

    1. J

      Yep its happening to me at the moment

  2. T
    The Solution

    Actually there’s an easy fix to this problem. Go to a gun store and customize your weapons and you have the option to equip a weapon as your “off-hand sidearm.” On keyboard you click the spacebar.

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