How to use a Stake in Redfall

How to use a Stake in Redfall
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


4th May 2023 15:19

Redfall drops you into a corrupted town filled with devoted cultists and vampires with powers close to gods. With so many enemies around you at all times, you'll want something close to your chest when the bullets aren't doing the job.

Check out our rundown of how to equip a Stake in the game, and how you can customize it to suit you.

How to equip a Stake

Luckily, guns will come with stakes already equipped to them automatically. If a gun doesn't have a Stake already, like pistols or sniper rifles, that means you can't use a stake with this weapon at all.

an image of the Redfall inventory showing the Morrigan weapon with a Stake equipped
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You'll always need to have a weapon with a Stake equipped, due to them being required when killing vampires in the game. So, if you do use a pistol or sniper rifle, have a shotgun or rifle with a stake in your secondary slot.

Now that you know how Stakes work, you may want to know how to change Stake skins, as the option is available.

How to change a Stake skin

an image of the Redfall Stake Mods menu, where you can change Stake skins
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If you want to change a Stake skin, it's a simple process. Here's how to do it:

  • Start by bringing up the inventory screen.
  • Select the 'Loadout' tab. 
  • Pick an equipped with weapon with a Stake.
  • Select the 'Stake' box at the bottom of the screen.
  • In the new menu on the left, choose a Stake Mod.

You'll gain more Stake Mods throughout the game, and many can be found through exploration, meaning they'll naturally contribute to you hitting the max level. Make sure to check your inventory often to use the best Stake Mod you have.

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Make sure you also meet the Redfall PC specs, as you'll want the best performance possible. 

Tarran Stockton
About the author
Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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