Red Dead Redemption 2 Crafting Guide – All Crafting Recipes, How to Unlock

Red Dead Redemption 2 Crafting Guide

An activity you can do in your free time and obtain items from is crafting in Red Dead Redemption 2. You can take specific items and combine them to craft items like food, medicine, and even ammo for your weapons. This RDR2 Crafting Guide will include all the details on crafting in the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Crafting

Crafting in Red Dead Redemption 2 requires you to set up a camp and be away from your base. When you are in a primal location, you have to rest and build a camp.

After that you can craft using the option. Crafting in Red Dead Redemption 2 cannot be done while moving or riding your horse.

Once you are away from your base enough, you can hold Triangle to rest. After that options will be available for you to choose between.

You can set up a camp, craft etc. You can either set up camp and craft after that or just craft. Crafting in RDR2 requires crafting materials. There will be recipes telling you which item you need in how much quantity to make what.

Here are all the recipes telling what ingredients you need where to find or unlock the items and their effects:

Volatile Crafting Recipes

Item Crafting Recipe How to Unlock
Volatile Dynamite 1x Dynamite + 1 Animal Fat Complete the main story mission “American Distillation” to unlock.
Improved Throwing Knife 1x Throwing Knife + 1x Eagle Feather You will get the recipe at the beginning of the second chapter.
Poison Throwing Knife 1x Throwing Knife + 1x Oleander Sage Complete the main story mission “Pouring Forth Oil” to unlock.
Volatile Fire Bottle 1x Moonshine + 1x Animal Fat Complete the main story mission “Pouring Forth Oil” to unlock.
Fire Bottle 1x Moonshine + 1x Animal Fat You will get the recipe at the beginning of the second chapter.
Horning Tomahawk 1x Tomahawk + 1x Owl Feather You will get the recipe at the beginning of the second chapter.
Improved Tomahawk 1x Tomahawk + 1x Eagle Feather You will get the recipe at the beginning of the second chapter.

Remedies Crafting Recipes

Item Crafting Recipe How to Unlock Effects
Special Bitters 2x Sage + 1x Burdock Root It is available since the beginning of the game. Increases stamina level.
Potent Bitters 1x Sage + 1x Burdock Root It is available since the beginning of the game. Increases stamina level.
Special Miracle Tonic 3x Burdock Roots Complete the main story mission “A Short Walk in a Pretty Town”. Increase Stamina, Health and Dead Eye.
Potent Miracle Tonic 1x Indian Tobacco It is available since the beginning of the game. Increases Stamina, Health and Dead Eye.
Special Health Cure 1x Slander + 1x Yarrow Complete the main story mission “American Distillation” Regenerates health.
Potent Health Cure 1x Slander It is available since the beginning of the game. Regenerates health.
Special Snake Oil 2x Indian Tobacco Complete the main story mission “American Distillation” Replenishes Dead Eye.
Potent Snake Oil 1x Indian Tobacco It is available since the beginning of RDR2. Replenishes Dead Eye.

Ammunition Crafting Recipes

Recipe Crafting Recipe How to Unlock
Dynamite Arrow 1x Arrow + 1x Dynamite + 1 Eagle Feather Complete the main story mission “A Short Walk in a Pretty Town”.
Fire Arrow 1x Arrow + 1x Animal Fat + 1 Flight Feather You will get the recipe at the beginning of the second chapter.
Poison Arrow 1x Arrow + 1x Oleander Sage + 1 Flight Feather You will get the recipe at the end of the second chapter.
Improved Arrow 1x Arrow + 1x Flight Feather Beginning of the second chapter.
Small Game Arrow 1x Arrow + 1x Flight Feather Beginning of the second chapter.
Small Game Arrow 1x Arrow + 1x Flight Feather Beginning of the second chapter.
Explosive Cartridge 1x Weapon + 1x Animal Fat Beginning of the second chapter.
Explosive Cartridge 1x Weapon + 1x Animal Fat Beginning of the second chapter.
Incendiary Buckshot 1x Moonshine + 1x Shotgun Complete the main story mission “Pouring Forth Oil” to unlock
Explosive Slug 1x Weapon + 1x Animal Fat Complete the main story mission “A Short Walk in a Pretty Town”.
Split Point Cartridge Regular Ammo You will get the recipe at the beginning of the second chapter.

Horse Items Crafting Recipes

Item Crafting Recipe How to Unlock Effects
Horse Meals 3x Hay or 3x Beets Complete the main story mission “Pouring Forth Oil” to unlock. Horse’s stamina and health are replenished.
Horse Ointment 1x Sage + 1x Common Bulrush + 1x Yarrow You will get the recipe in the beginning of the second chapter. Horse’s stamina and health are replenished.
Special Horse Stimulant 2x Sage + 2x Common Bulrushes + 2x Wild Carrots Complete the main story mission “Pouring Forth Oil” to unlock. Horse’s stamina and health are replenished.
Potent Horse Stimulant 1x Sage + 1x Common Bulrush It is available since the beginning of the game. Horse’s stamina is replenished.
Special Horse Medicine 2x Ginseng + 2x Common Bulrush + 2x Wild Carrots Complete the main story mission “Pouring Forth Oil” to unlock. Horse’s health replenishes.
Potent Horse Medicine 1x Ginseng + 1x Common Bulrush It is available since the beginning of the game. Horse’s health replenishes.
Special Horse Reviver 2x Ginsengs + 2x Mushrooms + 2x Wild Carrots Complete the main story mission “American Distillation” to unlock. Horse’s health is replenishes.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hunting Crafting Recipes

Item Crafting Recipe How to Unlock Effects
Cover Scent Lotion 1x Scent Gland Unlocked at the beginning of the second chapter in the game. Disguises the smell of the hero, making it difficult for dangerous animals to detect him.
Predator Bait 1x Stringy Meat + 1x Blackberry Unlocked by default. Lures predators.
Potent Herbivore Bait 1x Vanilla Flower + 1x Snowdrop + 1x Parasol Mushroom You will get the recipe at the beginning of the second chapter in the game. Lures herbivores.
Potent Predator Bait 1x Griffty Fish Meat + 1x Blackberry You will get the recipe at the beginning of the second chapter. Lures nearby predators.

This is all we’ve got in our Red Dead Redemption 2 Crafting Recipes Guide. For more help on RDR2, check out our Bounty Kits Guide.