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How to unlock the Gunslinger in Remnant 2

Find out how to unlock the Gunslinger in Remnant 2 and if it was worth making the purchase to grab it right from the beginning of your game.

Remnant 2 Gunslinger Unlock: The GUnslinger can be seen

Do you want to know how to unlock the Gunslinger in Remnant 2? This class is available as an early unlock or at a point in the core campaign, but is it worth grabbing the early Remnant 2 Gunslinger unlock by picking up the game now?

Many games offer pre-order bonuses like this and Remnant 2 is no different. As mentioned in our Remnant 2 review, if you really liked the first game and enjoy soulslike games or third-person co-op shooters, then Remnant 2 is worth picking up and the Gunslinger class will be the default choice for many people as it is a great all-around pick.

How to unlock the Gunslinger in Remnant 2

You can unlock the Gunslinger in Remnant 2 by pre-ordering the game ahead of its full release on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, or PC. Alternatively, the Gunslinger will unlock upon completing most of the biomes and areas and speaking to Mudtooth in Ward 13, obtaining the Worn Cylinder.

Once you have obtained the Worn Cylinder after talking with Mudtooth, the concoctions vendor, you will eventually get to give this to Wallace to craft the Iron Cylinder and unlock the Gunslinger class. This is one of several class unlocks in the game out of the full list of eight Remnant 2 classes.

Remnant 2 Gunslinger Unlock: The Gunslinger can be seen in the menu

Should you buy the game early to unlock the Gunslinger?

Overall, Remnant 2 is a really good co-op game and undoubtedly one of the best PS5 co-op games and best Xbox co-op games. So, if you enjoyed the first game and enjoy a run-and-gun playstyle, focused on damage pre-ordering the game might be a good idea.

You can also start playing via Remnant 2 early access and jump into the Gunslinger four days ahead of the game’s full release if you purchase the Ultimate Edition.

The Gunslinger class has a nice variety of perks and skills which are as follows:


  • Loaded – When activating any Gunslinger skill, both weapons are instantly reloaded and gain infinite reserve ammo on all weapons for 15 seconds.
  • Swift Shot – Gain 15% fire rate, 25% ranged damage, and 5% critical chance for all firearms.
  • Posse Up – Ammo pickups award 30% additional ammo per player with the bonus split equally among teammates. Causes ammo boxes to drop additional ammo on the ground.
  • Quick Hands – Firearms gain 10% reload speed and the bonus is doubled if the magazine is empty.
  • Sleight of Hand – Using a relic reloads the equipped firearm and increases ranged damage by 15% for 10 seconds.


  • Quick Draw – Pull out your trusty side piece and unload up to 6 rounds from the hip dealing 93 damage per shot. Pressing the button instantly fires towards all enemies in view within 25 meters, which upon release rounds will be divided evenly among all targets. Holding and releasing the button aims the weapon manually allowing control of all shots fired.
  • Sidewinder – Calls upon the power of the Desert Sidewinder snake to increase ADS movement speed and draw/swap speed by 50%. Cycling weapons will automatically reload your incoming firearm for 20 seconds.
  • Bulletstorm – Unleashes the full power and speed of the Gunslinger. Traditional firearms become fully automatic. Bows and crossbows gain 50% increased projectile speed and a 25% critical chance. Increases fire rate by 20% and reload speed by 50% for 20 seconds.
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That covers the Remnant 2 Gunslinger unlock which is available as a pre-order bonus and how you can grab it for yourself in the game if you didn’t pre-order or purchase the Ultimate Edition. To see how you can team up with your other Gunslinger friends, or if they are playing a different class, check out our guide on the Remnant 2 multiplayer and how it works.