There are a ton of XP bonuses in store for Red Dead Online players this week, as all Rank 4 Roles end up receiving an extra 25% of character and Role experience. Now is also a good time to get a jump on those Role activities you’ve been putting off, because Moonshiners story missions, Legendary Bounties, Trader Sell Missions, and the Gold Panners Dream collection will reward a bonus 2,000 Role XP.
As usual for Red Dead Online’s weekly updates, there are a number of discounts in addition to a new Featured Free Aim series. Check out the full details on this week’s Red Dead Online update below, and check out the new jacket exclusive to PlayStation Plus members. There will be a new GTA Online update straight from Rockstar later this week, so hop into the Wild West’s latest update in the meantime.
Per Press Release:
Play Frontier Pursuits Free Roam Events for Special Bonuses and More This Week
Plus New Featured Free Aim Series and More
ROLE FREE ROAM EVENT XP BOOSTS
Special Boosts for Bounty Hunters, Traders and Collectors
Bounty Hunters, Traders and Collectors roaming the frontier this week will receive 25% Character XP and Role XP boosts when they take on any Role-specific Free Roam Events in Red Dead Online. These Free Roam Events are only available to players who have reached the required rank in the associated Role. These include:
DAY OF RECKONING
Compete against other Bounty Hunters in Red Dead Online to capture wanted targets and return them for points, with the more dangerous or difficult ones being worth more. (2-8 Players, Requires Bounty Hunter Rank 4)
Bounty Hunters must work together to apprehend wanted targets across a designated area, many of which are defended by equally armed and dangerous henchmen. (2-12 Players, Requires Bounty Hunter Rank 4)
Here Traders get to show off their defensive skills as all participants must safeguard a train laden with goods from attacking bandits. (2-12 Players, Requires Trader Rank 4)
A rare and valuable Condor Egg has been spotted in the area – find it before your opponents do to reap the benefits. (2-12 Players, Requires Collector Rank 4)
A wreck has scattered valuable collectibles across the designated area. Find as many as you can but be careful as enemy bandits are also scouring the terrain and will attack to protect what they’ve found. (2-12 Players, Requires Collector Rank 4)
BONUS ROLE XP
Complete Role activities and claim XP Rewards in the Benefits section
Whether you’re new to one of the Frontier Pursuits or pushing to make your way to Distinguished status, there are 2,000 Role XP bonuses for each of the Specialist Roles.
Returning a Legendary Bounty will reward you with 2,000 Bounty Hunter XP, while successfully executing a Trader Sell Mission anytime this week will yield 2,000 Trader XP. Collectors who assemble the Gold Panners Dream Weekly Collection (Ojeda Rose Gold Bangle Bracelet, 1797 Gold Eagle and Gold Pocket Watch) and sell it to Madam Nazar will receive 2,000 Collector XP. Meanwhile, completing any Moonshiners Story Mission will get you 2,000 Moonshiner XP.
Each 2,000 Role XP bonus will be awarded in two 1,000 XP installments via the Offers & Rewards section inside the Red Dead Online pause menu.
FEATURED FREE AIM SERIES: LAST STAND
This week’s showcased competitive mode
Scratch that itchy trigger finger in this week’s Red Dead Online Featured Free Aim Mode. Last Stand, which pits cold-blooded killers against each other in a free-for-all with only one left standing, is available to play via the Featured Series now through January 20th.
Ongoing benefits for playing Red Dead Online
This week’s Red Dead Online Benefits include 30% off the price of any Rifle available via local Gunsmiths or the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue for all players, while PlayStation Plus members receive a free colorway of the Leavitt Jacket.
And for those preparing to embark on any of the original three Frontier Pursuits, the cost of the Butcher Table, Bounty Hunter License and Collector’s Bag have each been discounted by 5 Gold Bars (the Collector’s Bag is still available free for players who connect their Social Club account with Twitch Prime – along with the Polished Copper Moonshine Still upgrade and an additional 10% discount on Rifles this week, visit Twitch Prime to sign up).