Red Dead Redemption 2 fences – where to find a fence in RDR2

Looking to sell or purchase some not-quite-legal items in Red Dead Redemption? Here’s where to go

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What are Red Dead Redemption 2 fences? And where can you find them? The average person may think we’re talking about slabs of wood in the dirt – there are plenty of RDR2 horses to keep penned in, after all – but no, we’re talking about vendors that trade in illegal and stolen goods. You’ll want to seek ‘em out as the high street won’t usually cater for that kind of bartering.

Fences sell a range of valuable items from new recipes and food to Talismans and the Lock Breaker. You’ll be introduced to one if you progress through the story, but there are others you can access, too. You’ll specifically want the Lock Breaker as well, it’s a permanent upgrade that breaks locks. Handy for all your looting needs, no doubt.

Throughout this guide we’ll go over the fastest way of accessing an RDR2 fence, and where you can find the others, too. So, without further disruption, here’s where you can find Red Dead Redemption 2 fences.

Red Dead Redemption 2 fence locations

The quickest way to access a fence in RDR2 is to hop the train as soon as you’re able to, as it’s Red Dead Redemption 2’s form of fast travel. The closest one to the starting camp is in Valentine, and you can take it to Rhodes. When you arrive, the fence will be added to the map for you – it’s to the north if you’re struggling to find it. Once you find it, walk on up and inspect some wares.

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If you’re happy to wait, however, play through the game as you normally would and you’ll come across one in Chapter 2’s Pouring Forth Oil mission, which takes you to one near Emerald Ranch. There are, of course, others spread around the map. You can find them here:

  • New Hanover
  • Saint Denis

And there you have it, RDR2 fences in all their glory. If you want to find one as soon as possible, it’s very doable but if you’re happy to wait you’ll come across it naturally, too.

The Lock Breaker is a nifty, item, and one we recommend, so do make sure you go to one at some point at least.