Getting Started

A quick and dirty rundown of basic server mechanics and features to get you in the saddle and roleplaying.

*Server Under Development*

The information in this guide is subject to change frequently as server features are implemented and updated. Changes will be logged in #rdr-patch-notes on Discord.

Chat commands are used by pressing T and typing into the chat box. 

On join to TS server, players auto-queue in "RDR2 Standby" until they join the RDR game server. Chat is disabled in while in Standby.



Upon connection to the RDR game server, players are automatically moved into their respective "PRC RDR2 Server" channel. Player nicknames are changed to gibberish for anonymity. 

Most (though not all) POIs are marked on the map. POI availability varies by location. From the large map (M), hover over markers for POI name.

Before entering the server, you will be given the option to select a character or create a new one. Players can create up to 10 characters.

Follow on screen directions to make changes to your appearance including height, physique, facial features, and hair.

Make sure to select an outfit in the clothing section before completing your character. There are five starting outfits to choose from.  Clothing can be purchased later at tailor shops for a fee. 


















When you're happy with your appearance, select Complete. 

Happy Trails!

Character Creator controls are visible on bottom right of screen. 


B - Inventory
M - Map
U - Hands Up
Z - Player ID List
H - Whistle for horse
N - Toggle voip range (edit push to talk setting in game to change)

- Open player chat to input chat commands


/creator - return to Character Creator
/leavecreator - leave creator without saving
/loadcloathes - resolves clipping/loading issues
/leavetailor - exits & saves clothing shop if you get stuck
/loadskin - in case character doesn't fully load on login
/givemoney [player id] [amount]
/hud - toggle hud

/reticle - toggles reticle on/off. On to have reticle show when you aim. Off to have reticle only show for animals and NPCs. Toggle setting will be saved to your RedM client cache, clearing cache will reset setting.
/emotes - list emotes
/e [emote name] - initiate emote
/e c - cancel current emote
/showchat  - shows  player chat 
/hidechat - hides player chat 

/hijack ​- toggles hijack on/off. On to hijack other players horse/vehicle (by default on login). Off to ride with other players
/horses - opens interaction menu to tame, flee, select default

In-game voip requires the Salty Chat addon for TeamSpeak (link below). 

1) If you don't have TeamSpeak, download and install here:


2) Make sure TeamSpeak app is closed. 

3) Once TeamSpeak is closed, download and install Salty Chat app:


4) Connect to PRC server (server address in #rdr-server-details on Discord). Upon connection to RDR server, you will be moved to "In-Game" channel in TeamSpeak.

Voip uses PTT key set in TeamSpeak, not in game.
                                 To set keybind: tools --> options --> capture





















Tailor Shops - purchase clothing and accessories

Butchers - Bring animal carcasses/hydes (hunting)

Gunsmiths - Purchase weapons

Banks - Make withdrawls/deposits, transfer funds to another player,

               exchange gold flakes/nuggets.

Stables- Purchase horses/accessories

Sheriffs Stations - Pick up and claim bounties (see bulletin boards)

Deliveries - Marked on map with hat icon

Saloons - Purchase drinks, snacks, and smokes



Selecting Create New Character will prompt you to choose a first and last name before continuing. Be advised: you cannot edit this later.

After choosing a first and last name, you will be taken to a map screen. Here, you will choose your starting location. We recommend Strawberry, Saint Denis, or Valentine as beginner friendly towns with access to most POIs. 

After choosing a starting location, you'll be spawned into the server at the character creator interior. This may take a few minutes, just relax until you're fully loaded in and can see a bald male figure.
















Once loaded into the creator, press left or right arrow to select male or female body-type and press Enter. Note: this selection will effect which clothing options you have to choose from before entering the server.



Mastered the basics? Check out the Frontier Life and Frontier Justice guides for an overview of activities, horsemanship, camping and more. 

More questions? See #rdr-known-issues to troubleshoot or reach out in #rdr-general-support on 


Reminder: Server is in active development. Expect bugs and report them in #rdr-bug-reports on Discord.