Red Dead Redemption 2 Lantern - Where to Find

The lantern in RDR2 is one of the important tools you have at your disposal in the game. Red Dead Redemption 2 provides you with a lantern, but locating where it is can be a bit convoluted. You can find it fairly easily if you explore your on-foot inventory a bit. Still, if you need help with this, our Red Dead Redemption 2 Lantern guide is going to show you where to find the lantern in your RDR2 inventory.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Lantern - Where to Find
Red Dead Redemption 2 Lantern – Where to Find

Where to find Lantern in RDR2?

To find the lantern in Red Dead Redemption 2, go into your inventory by pressing and holding L1. The next step is to go to the bottom right part of the inventory wheel. That’s where the knife is by default. Once you highlight this section, use L2 or R2 (or whatever your Xbox equivalent is), until you get to the lantern. When you get there, close the menu, and Arthur is going to pull out the lantern. You can do this at any time in the game; you don’t have to be in your horse.

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RDR2 Lantern in your inventory

As for how exactly you get the lantern, the game will automatically provide you with one. You don’t have to worry about that all. The only thing you have to know is how to find it in your inventory. This will be of vital importance if you’re trying to accomplish something during the night, or if you decide that you want to explore a cave. Basically, whenever it’s dark, the lantern will be your best friend. I know, I know: “duh.”

That’s basically all there is to it for our RDR2 lantern guide. You might, however, be having problems with something else in the game, and we’ve got you covered with our list of Red Dead Redemption 2 guides. Among many others, we’ve got How To Keep Stolen Hats, How to Get Rid of Bounty, How to Sell Pelts, to name a few.


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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7 COMMENTS

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    AtomicCortex

    Has anyone figured out how to keep the lantern out while using large or two handed weapons? There is a way to get Arthur to attach the lantern to his belt. I accidentally did it once but I’m not sure how.

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    Gamer1

    After the epilogue, you don’t have one [redacted for spoilers].

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      JoeTheBard

      Sorry, friend, had to edit that. We’re still trying to avoid the major spoilers, which is why we don’t mention it in the article.

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        micdy

        after the epilogue i do not have the lantern is there any way to get one or any source of light?

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          Mike Walsh

          I did find a miners cap With a light on the front of it once

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    Sparks

    It’s not after epilogue for me, but I just don’t have a lantern. The game didn’t give me one. Why?

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    Nick

    I used the snake bulldoger hat to avoide aurther getting TB and i dont have the lantern option… Any help with this

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