Rockstar has been rather busy lately with Red Dead Online. They had a large update recently, which actually brought the online mode out of its beta period and brought a bunch of new content to the game. This week has no PS4 exclusive early access items or modes.
There’s a new Challenge, a new Showdown Mode, new clothing items, another Care Package, bonuses and a free item for Rockstar’s 2‑Step Verification on your Social Club account:
Wild Animal Kills Challenge
This new Free Roam Event revolves around the hunt. Offensive attacks against other players has been disabled, so players can focus solely on the challenge.
Points are awarded based on the size of the animal. Small animals are worth one point, medium size worth two and the large animals worth three. As the challenge continues, prized and dangerous predators like wolves, cougars and bears, will make an appearance. You can take them down for bonus points.
Head for the Hills
This latest Showdown Mode where players take turns making a run for it across “no-man’s‑land” to their safe house, while enemies chase you down. You can use any tactic that suits you, but you can’t let them get to safety.
Rockstar plans on adding two more Showdown Modes over the next two weeks, Public Enemy and Sport of Kings.
A Land of Opportunities Bonuses
This week, new players will earn a bonus RDO$50 for finishing the first mission, Honor Among Horse Thieves. Earn a bonus RDO$75 for completing Each and Every One and Kill Them. You can also get a bonus 10 Gold Bars for completing Destroyed by Grief.
Pick up this care package at your Camp Lockbox or any Post Office:
- 5x Potent Miracle Tonic
- 5x Potent Snake Oil
- 5x Potent Health Cure
- 5x Potent Bitters
- 120x Express Revolver Ammo
Some of the latest additions to the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue include a couple of tops, limited supply items and a new emote:
- Flora Corseted Chemise
- Paddon Shirt
- Plaid Cap — limited supply
- Raccoon Hat — limited supply
- Shaffer Chaps — limited supply
- How Dare You — emote
2‑Step Verification Bonus
Rockstar is giving away an exclusive tint of the Raccoon Hat to anyone who has 2‑Step Verification on their Social Club account, including those who enable it during this week (they’ll also be getting 10 Gold Bars for RDO and GTA$500,000 for GTA Online).
You can switch on 2 Step Verification, here.