Red Dead Redemption 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Rockstar’s 2010 open-world western Red Dead Redemption is set to release October 26th, 2018. Late yesterday, the preorder information for Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox One was updated with some official info on what kind of bonuses players can expect from preordering the game. Today, Rockstar has revealed the various editions of the game and the bonuses in each.
Here’s the Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-order bonuses:
- The War Horse
- The Outlaw Survival Kit
Then, there’s the digital pre-order bonuses:
- Cash Bonus for Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode
- Exclusive Treasure Map for Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode
Special edition bonuses:
- Bank Robbery Mission and Gang Hideout in Story Mode: Get exclusive access to a Bank Robbery Mission, in which Arthur and a couple of his fellow gang members come up with a daring plan to break in and rob the bank in the southern town of Rhodes. Elsewhere, the Del Lobos Gang has taken over a hacienda – clear this gang’s hideout and rob their stash for a lucrative take.
- Dappled Black Thoroughbred: This thoroughbred racehorse sporting a beautiful reverse-dappled black coat will keep you at the front of the pack with its exceptional speed and acceleration. You will also get the exclusive Nuevo Paraiso Saddle, handmade in dark chocolate leather with silver medallion detailing. This horse and saddle are available in Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode.
- Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses: These special Story Mode items will give Arthur a helping hand whenever they are equipped. Attaching the Eagle Talon Talisman to his boot, Arthur’s environmental awareness skill will last longer. By carrying the Iguana Scale in his personal Satchel, Arthur will take less damage while riding on horseback.
- Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses & Discounts: This collection of exclusive Story Mode boosts, bonuses and discounts will help Arthur to survive out in the harsh wilderness and better provide for his gang members and their camp. The Core Stat boost benefits Arthur’s Stamina, Health, and Dead Eye Cores. Earn more cash during robbery missions with the Van der Linde gang, and when hunting and selling animal carcasses. Receive discounts on all upgrades to the Van der Linde gang’s camp.
- The Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit: This exclusive Story Mode outfit for Arthur is inspired by the clothing worn by vaqueros and banditos south of the border. The outfit features a wide-brimmed black cowboy hat, deep indigo coat, worn denim chaps, leather gloves, and boots.
- Free Access to Additional Weapons: A good range of weapons is essential for survival in the Old West. Get free access to three weapons at the in-game Gunsmiths in Story Mode: the robust Volcanic Pistol, devastating Pump Action Shotgun, and versatile Lancaster Varmint Rifle.
Ultimate edition bonuses (also includes the special edition bonuses):
- Bonus Outfits: Get two exclusive outfits for your online character. The Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit features a long oxblood-colored coat, a vest with gold pocket watch chain, and dark pants tucked into chocolate leather boots. The Copperhead Enforcer Outfit features a fur-lined saddle-brown leather waistcoat, two-tone gloves, and pinstripe black pants tucked into black leather boots.
- Black Chestnut Thoroughbred: Outrun the competition with this thoroughbred racehorse in a striking black chestnut coat and also receive the exclusive High Plains Cutting Saddle beautifully crafted in jet-black leather with gold metal accents. This horse and saddle are available online.
- Free Access to the Survivor Camp Theme: Customize your own personal Camp in online with free access to the Survivor theme.
- Free Access to Additional Weapons: Get access to the Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun and Lancaster Varmint Rifle, free of charge from Gunsmiths in online.
- Rank Bonuses: As a great start for all Ultimate Edition players, you can rank up faster in online, up to rank 25.
GTA V Bonus cash:
- Red Dead Redemption 2: Standard Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$500,000
- Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$1,000,000
- Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$2,000,000
Here’s the box art for the various editions of the game (per Xbox Wire):
One of the unclear specifics in this pre-order package is what will be included as multiplayer add-ons. The treasure map and cash bonus specifically specify that they are for story mode, however, the war horse and outlaw survival kit do not have these phrases after. Which hints that they might be multiplayer bonuses. It will be interesting to see if we will learn more at E3 later this week, traditionally Rockstar does not make appearances at the show. With the marketing deal in place with Sony however, there is a slim chance that we might be able to see and learn more about this game in the upcoming week.
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