Red Dead Redemption 2 Raccoon Mountain Hat – How to Get from Jon

Raccoon Mountain Hat in RDR2 is a hat you can get from the stranger in Valentine Saloon. The stranger, called Jon, only appears in Valentine in a specific time window, and even then, you shouldn’t just attack him out of the blue. Fortunately, there is a way to annoy him enough to swing at you, and get his raccoon hat in Red Dead Redemption 2. Our Red Dead Redemption 2 Raccoon Mountain Hat guide will show you where to find the stranger called Jon, and how to get his raccoon hat.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Raccoon Mountain Hat - How to Get from Jon
Red Dead Redemption 2 Raccoon Mountain Hat – How to Get from Jon

How to Get Raccoon Hat in RDR2 in Valentine?

To get the Raccoon Hat in Red Dead Redemption 2 in Valentine, you first have to find the stranger called Jon. He hangs out in the Valentine saloon (Smithfields), starting Chapter 2. The raccoon hat stranger only appears between 12 PM and 6 AM. So, make sure you enter the saloon in that window, and you’ll see Jon sitting at the table and drinking. Depending on when you enter the saloon, he’ll be at some point of his drunken rant.

To actually get the hat, you just have to stand close to him as he keeps talking about how everyone is useless. He gets progressively angrier as he goes. At some point, he’s gonna get up and take a swing at you. Since he attacked you, you won’t have trouble with the law if you fight back. So, that’s exactly what you should do. Beat him into a mushy pulp until he stays down. Then, simply pick up the raccoon hat off the ground. You can also loot him for other valuables. Now, the raccoon hat doesn’t glow, so we’re not sure if you get to keep it in your inventory (for more info on that, check out our How To Keep Stolen Hats guide).

We also have a sizable number of other Red Dead Redemption 2 guides that you can also check out. Among them, we’ve got Torn Treasure Map Locations – Otis Miller’s Revolver and Saint Denis Gunsmith – Locked Metal Door, and many more.

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
    Robert Farmer

    You can craft one its a part of one of the legendary animal outfit sets. so if it isnt sticking thats why

    1. C

      Actually the racoon hat isn’t part of the legendary hats list

      1. X

        Its part of the legendary buck set as the hat, it just doesnt have an actual legendary raccoon as its requirement

  2. D

    Jon donated his hat to me after a brief disagreement, it’s been a firm favourite for me. However, just last night whilst out searching the mountains for a ne’er do well, I was jumped by a cougar. After the inevitable skinning of the mangy cat, I went back to collect me treasured hat, only to find it was ruined! I couldn’t pick it up again, it looked burned. Has anyone else experienced this?

    Now I’m going to have to go Legendary raccoon hunting.

  3. R
    Rooney Gunn

    Me and Jon got in a scuffle last night…. knocked his hat off but the filth got to me first and locked me away before I could grabs it …… I’m yet to steal jons hat or find him again?

    1. N

      Same.. on my 2nd play through another man joined the fight and they won. Havnt seen him since

  4. K

    Whenever i pick up the raccoon hat it wont show any popup or show up in my hats.

    1. M

      That’s because it’s not a hat you can keep. Way too many articles like this claiming sh*t that either doesn’t matter or doesn’t work. If you want this hat, you can craft at the trapper.

      1. R

        Not true, I’ve played through twice and got to keep it on my horse both times throughout the whole game and wear it whenever I wanted

      2. J

        Yea you’re 100% incorrect bro.. I’ve played through twice on ps4 and once on PC and I’ve kept it every time but once because I failed to grab it before getting killed by a 2nd fighter

  5. M

    Well it showed me the special hat popup when I grabbed it and stored it on my horse, here’s hoping it won’t get lost

  6. H

    I’ve played through several times but this one I was saving for John in epilogue so I never messed with Jon the trapper. Now he is not showing up at all. any idea why?

  7. B

    You do keep the hat. When you’re at your wardrobe go to the hats section and notice that there are some tabs at the top of the page. You have “hats owned”, “hats crafted”, and “hats stolen”. Jon’s hat is kept under hats stolen. You can select it to be placed on your horse to always have it available. Jon will regenerate in the saloon without his hat later in the game, so I always wear it in to taunt him, and fight him yet again. Makes my day

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