Shoot 3 hats off in RDR2 is a Sharpshooter challenge in the game. Completing the RDR2 3 hats Sharpshooter challenge, you have to shoot three hats off of people’s heads in one Dead Eye, and without killing them. This is much more difficult than it sounds. For one, you have to unlock a specific Dead Eye special ability in Red Dead Redemption 2. With all of that in mind, here’s our Red Dead Redemption 2 Shoot 3 Hats Off Sharpshooter Challenge guide to show you the easiest way to complete the challenge, as well as which special ability you need.
How to Complete Shoot 3 Hats Off RDR2 Sharpshooter Challenge?
To complete this Sharpshooter challenge, you have to shoot three hats off of people’s heads, without killing them, all in one Dead Eye. Now, this sounds pretty simple on paper. In practice, it really isn’t. For one, you have to unlock the third Dead Eye Special Ability. For this, you’ll have to complete the mission “Banking, the Old American Art” in Chapter Four (for detailed info on this subject, check out our Red Dead Redemption 2 Dead Eye Upgrade – How to guide). Why is this necessary? Because this allows you to manually aim in Dead Eye without tagging targets. If you use tagging, then you’ll automatically headshot the target, leading to both murder and failing the challenge.
Now, any collection of three people with hats on is going to suffice to complete the RDR2 3 Hats Off Sharpshooter challenge. One such location is the post office in the southeast of Valentine. There are always two guys hanging out there, wearing hats. Yes, one guy doesn’t have a hat in our screenshot, but trust us on this one. Anyway, once there, all you have to do is wait for somebody else with a hat to walk by. Go into Dead Eye and manually aim for the hats, one after the other. Again, DO NOT tag the targets. Whatever happens, book it immediately. Things are gonna get plenty ugly real fast, and you want to be as far away as possible real quickly.
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