'Red Dead 2' Pirate Sword and Hat Guide: Locations To Make Yourself a Swashbuckler

Red Dead Redemption 2 is filled with all sorts of mysteries and unique items hidden throughout its massive open-world map. We know of a few sweet guns, but this time a pirate sword is the prized item (along with a sweet hat that goes with it.)

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The pirate sword sticking out of the boat Rockstar/Newsweek

The broken pirate sword is hidden out by St. Denis, giving players a new melee weapon to use in combat. While the sword doesn't have any particularly amazing stats, it looks sweet and you can be a pirate. What more do you want?

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A close-up of the map where the pirate sword is Rockstar/Newsweek

The sword is hidden in a stranded rowboat on an island southwest of Saint Denis. Follow the train tracks that exit Saint Denis in the southwest corner, then walk over a fairly long bridge right at the mouth of the Kamassa River. Look for an abandoned rowboat on the biggest island down in this edge of the map. The boat has a skeleton in it, with the sword sticking up in the middle of the boat.

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Context for the pirate sword location Rockstar/Newsweek

It should be noted that these islands are crawling with alligators, so be sure to bring a good gator-hunting weapon like a shotgun.

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The pirate hat is on this ship Rockstar/Newsweek
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The location of the hat on the ship Rockstar/Newsweek

For the pirate hat, you'll need to buy the boat upgrade available at your camp, or swim out on a horse with a completely charged endurance. This costs $360. Once you have the boat or horse, make it out to the big island in the middle of Flat Iron Lake. It is most easily accessible in Chapter 3 while the gang is camped by Rhodes.

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A close-up of where the pirate hat is Rockstar/Newsweek

You'll find an abandoned pirate ship on the north side of this island. Get onboard and look around for the tricorn hat to complete your pirate outfit. It's hiding behind some boxes. Wearing this hat also provides entertaining dialogue from the members of the Van der Linde gang at your camp.

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More context for the location of the pirate hat Rockstar/Newsweek

So what do you think? Are you going to venture out in search of your own pirate outfit in Red Dead Redemption 2? Have you found other unique items in your adventures? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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