Since horses can permanently die in Red Dead Redemption 2, it's important that players have reliable steeds in their stable. One of the best kinds of horses players can get in the game is the War Horse thanks to its increased stamina, but some players may not realize how they can get their hands on one of them.
One way players can get a War Horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 without pre-ordering is to use cheat codes. At the time of this writing, it's unknown which newspaper players have to buy to unlock the War Horse cheat in the game, but once they've found it, they can select settings from the pause menu, hit Triangle/Y (depending on platform) and then enter the following phrase: You are a beast built for war
Another way to get the War Horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 is by pre-ordering the game. Obviously that's not possible for everyone now, but those that pre-ordered can access the War Horse through their stable. The stable unlocks after completing the first chapter and doing the Chapter 2 mission Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego with Hosea. During this mission, players are greeted to a tutorial about how to use the stable, take care of their horses, purchase new horses, etc.
Once the stable has been unlocked and players can select horses, they will find the War Horse as one of their free horses. Anyone that plans on using the War Horse may want to consider getting it as early in the game as possible so they can build their bond with it, which will in turn make it an even more useful horse than it would be otherwise.
Finally, there are two other ways to get a War Horse in Red Dead Redemption 2. They can be purchased at the Scarlett Meadow Stable, the Strawberry Stable, and the Van Horn Stable, but players should be warned that they will cost hundreds of dollars and can only be bought at certain parts in the story. Taming a wild horse is also an option, with the Hungarian Half-Bred being a War Horse that players can find out in the wild.
As previously stated, the War Horse has increased stamina, which makes it quite useful for completing story missions as well as other tasks in the open world. It should go a long way in helping players get through Red Dead Redemption 2's story a little bit faster than they would if they were using a different horse in the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now for PS4 and Xbox One.