Red Dead Redemption 2 Tuberculosis Cure: Does One Exist?

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Tuberculosis cure would be an incredible feature to the game. RDR2 has received praise as one of the most realistic games created this year. But with realism comes obstacles like diseases players must face to progress through the game. As a result, many players who have encountered Tuberculosis in Red Dead Redemption 2 have been left wondering if a cure for the disease exists in the game.

The story in Red Dead Redemption 2 takes place in the year of 1899, where Tuberculosis existed as one of the deadliest diseases. There was little hope for those who contracted the disease, as there was no cure during that time period. 

Dead Redemption 2 Tuberculosis Cure: Does One Exist?

The history of the disease may come as disappointing news for Red Dead players. Just like in the actual year of 1899, there is no cure for Tuberculosis in the game, but there is a way to diminish the disease's affects on the main character. As Tuberculosis progresses throughout the game, players need to find a way to reduce its affects on the main character's core stats.

When Arthur Morgan, the main character in Red Dead Redemption 2, contracts an illness, he loses his cores, or his health and stamina stats. Players can either have a "sick" status or "very sick," where they see a 7 or 15 percent increase in core drain speed, respectively. 

Players can replace missing health due to the disease through consuming more food or tonics or through sleeping more frequently. Another option includes crafting a Special Cure to add extra health. 

In one mission titled Archaeology for Beginners, the main character travels with Rain Falls who helps him find three different herbs: Ginseng, English Mace and Yarrow. Players can view the Special Health Cure pamphlet, which can be obtained through a fence, to learn the ability to craft the medicine. While the Special Cure grants players an additional ring around their life bar to gain extra health, it does not completely cure the disease. 

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