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How to get the Viking Helmet in Red Dead Redemption 2, so you can cosplay as a Norse raider

You'll get to wear plenty of different cowboy hats as you journey through the Old West, but if you want to mix up your headgear completely then there's a secret Red Dead Redemption 2 Viking Helmet you can add to your wardrobe. It's a common sight for hats to be littering the ground after your latest Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in new tab) gunfight, but you're going to have to work a bit harder to find this special item. If you're ready to differentiate yourself from the other cowpokes, we'll show you exactly where you need to go to unearth the hidden Red Dead Redemption 2 Viking Helmet.

To get started, head to the Old Tomb situated just south of the ‘R’ in Roanoke Valley on the Red Dead Redemption 2 map (opens in new tab), to the west of Deer Cottage. It’s very close to the road, and you should be able to see a rocky opening amongst the grass - a prompt will appear to have Arthur sketch it in his journal if you’re standing above it. Inside, you'll find a nice bit of archaeology, which lucky for you has some period-appropriate bits of costume to pick up.

Make your way to the sacrificial chamber, the open-air part of the tomb, landmarked by a delightfully old skeleton laid out on a rock. If you walk around the body you’ll quickly find a Viking Hatchet, which you can later lob at unsuspecting cowpokes.

Facing towards the head of the skeleton, go towards the door closest to its right arm and head inside. You may need a lantern equipped to see properly. Hug the right wall and you should see a prompt to swap your hat for a helmet. The Viking Helmet is particularly hard to spot, so just be meticulous and keep your lantern out and you should find it.

Don’t get too lost revelling in the beauty of your headgear just yet though. Before you leave, hug the right wall even further and you’ll find a row of skulls in a little nook. Pull your pistol out and shoot them to reveal the Ancient Viking Comb, a luxury item you can sell to the fence for a tidy sum, or just keep in your satchel if you fancy yourself a bit of a past preserver.

Unfortunately, that’s all there is to see at the Old Tomb. Once you’ve collected every piece of kit, hop back on your trusty steed and make your way back to society, emboldened by the power of the Norse gods.  The items might have no real statistical effects on Arthur, but it certainly adds a bit of bravado when you return to the old Valentine saloon for a beverage and a bust-up.

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