While Rockstar Games doesn’t really a lot of titles in each console generation, the studio doesn’t really need to, as every game they release becomes a multi-million best-seller even years after its release. Case in point? Both GTA Online (via Grand Theft Auto V) and Red Dead Online (via Red Dead Redemption 2) are doing very well — to the point that Rockstar is even giving out GTA Online and Red Dead Online free rewards as a thank you!
In the press release, Rockstar Games announced that both titles had a record-breaking holiday season in 2019! Here’s some of the achievements of both:
- The highest players numbers in GTA Online ever, following the December launch of The Diamond Casino Heist which set a new high in player numbers (surpassing previous records for daily, weekly and monthly average players set in July and August 2019, following the release of The Diamond Casino & Resort).
- Red Dead Online hit a new peak in player numbers in December following the release of the Moonshiners update, topping those numbers again in January.
- GTA V’s biggest year ever for views on YouTube, with December 30th to January 5th being the biggest seven-day period ever, along with a new record for engagement via likes and comments in the week ending January 12th, 2020.
As a thank you, the studio is offering the following as free rewards and bonuses for GTA Online and Red Dead Online:
- GTA$2,000,000, the biggest cash giveaway yet
- Free access to Red Dead Online Frontier Pursuit roles, special role item giveaways and much more
NEW REWARDS AND BONUSES
To celebrate these milestones, we will be offering huge bonuses in both games:
GTA Online will feature bonus cash of up to GTA$2,000,000 in its biggest cash giveaway yet. Starting on January 30th you can earn GTA$1,000,000 just by playing before February 5th and will be able to earn another GTA$1,000,000 by playing between February 6th and February 12th.
Red Dead Online players will receive a series of gifts including free access to select roles, special role item giveaways and more, including:
The Gunslinger’s Cache: Play between January 28th and February 3rd to get a Free Schofield Revolver, a Free Varmint Rifle and the Devastating Ammo Bundle, which includes 100x Split Point Revolver Ammo, 100x High Velocity Pistol Ammo, 100x Express Repeater Ammo, 100x Slug Shotgun Ammo, and 20x Explosive Rifle Ammo.
The Bounty Hunter’s Kit: Play between February 4th and February 10th to get a Reward for a Free Bounty Hunter license, 25x Bolas, and 25x Tracking Arrows.
Also included in the press release is Rockstar teasing what’s to come for both games this 2020! GTA Online will get an open wheel racing series featuring all vehicle types. As for Red Dead Online, the studio will expand on Frontier Pursuits with additional roles, new missions, and more.
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