Red Dead Redemption 2 How to Get Your Hat Back

Your hat in Red Dead Redemption 2 is not just part of your outfit – it’s part of who you are. Yes, it’s that important. Since it isn’t nailed to your skull, it can fall off easily when you jump or get hit. Getting it back is a simple process, but if you forget to pick it up, you’re in for a nasty surprise once you realize it’s missing. Thankfully, there are ways to get it back even if you have no idea where you left it. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to get your hat back in Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 How to Get Your Hat Back

How to retrieve Arthur’s hat in RDR 2?

If you drop your hat during a fight and notice immediately, you can just approach it and pick it up once the danger is over. Even if you pick up the wrong hat – because you can take other people’s hats as well – you can just approach yours and you’ll get the prompt to swap it.

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If you notice only after you’ve left the scene of the crime, there are still ways to retrieve it without going back. For instance, you can use a wardrobe. There’s one in Arthur’s tent in your camp, but there’s also one in every hotel. Simply open up the wardrobe, scroll down to the hats section and choose any one you like.

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The easiest way to reequip your hat, though, is from the horse menu. While you’re on the horse, open up the weapons wheel. Press R1 until you get to the horse wheel, then look in the lower right corner. You’ll see Arthur’s hat there, along with the last one you equipped at the wardrobe.

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As you can see, there’s plenty of ways to get your headgear back after you’ve lost it. After all, what’s a cowboy without a hat?


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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    PlayStation CEO

    R1??? Nah son you mean LB. Gotta play this on Xbox One X..it’s the best version by a mile. Or is power out of Vogue again until PS5??? Can’t keep track of the script flips.

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