Those who want to play Red Dead Online but don’t really want to pony up for Red Dead Redemption 2, you’ll be able to do just that very soon! Rockstar Games has announced the Red Dead online standalone version release date is set for Dec. 1, and will retail for just $4.99 (for a limited time)
The standalone version of Red Dead Online will be available to purchase on digital storefronts such as the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store, and Steam with PS4 and Xbox One versions playable via backward compatibility on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S.
The $4.99 price is an introductory price (75% off) and will end on Feb. 15, 2021! This will also include an option to unlock the story mode of Red Dead Redemption 2, and will include all existing upgrades and content for Red Dead Online such as the upcoming 10 Rank expansion for the Bounty Hunter Role, which is set to launch next week.
Here’s what’s included in the Bounty Hunter expansion via the press release:
The Bounty Hunters Expansion will include new Prestigious level equipment and skills to unlock, as well as new bounty targets including Legendary Bounties, and a new 100 Rank Outlaw Pass. And as a bonus, all Bounty Hunter Missions are awarding double XP in Red Dead Online this week, alongside additional bonuses and discounts, including:
- Increased RDO$ and XP for all Posse members on Free Roam Missions, Bounty Missions, and Free Roam Events
- Double XP in all A Land of Opportunities missions and Bounty Hunter missions
- Discounts in the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue: 40% off all Outfits including Role Outfits, 30% off all Horses, Repeaters, Pistols, the Schofield Revolver, Saddles and Improved Saddles, Coats, and Vests
- New Prime Gaming Benefits: Players who connect to Prime Gaming before December 21st will receive a Reward for a free Breton Horse and RDO$100
- Additional Prime Gaming Benefits: A free Katata Coat, 6,000 Naturalist XP, a free Wilderness Camp, and 5 free Legendary Animal Pheromones for players that connect their Social Club account with Prime Gaming
As for the Red Dead Online weekly update, it’s a small one which is understandable given the huge expansion we’re getting next week.
Red Dead Online Weekly Update November 24 Summary:
Load up and venture out to the frontiers of Red Dead Online this week to earn extra XP, along with special bonuses.
Help Jessica LeClerk and Horley in their quest for frontier justice, and get rewarded with double the usual XP for all A Land of Opportunities missions.
Whether you’re a merciful vigilante or a soldier of fortune who doles out lethal force, mount up: all Bounty Hunter missions in Red Dead Online are dishing out double XP this week. Allying yourself with a couple friendlies as backup might help apprehend bounties and playing in a Posse will dish out increased RDO$ and XP to all Posse members for Free Roam and Bounty Missions, as well as Free Roam Events, so it’s worthwhile all around.
- 40% off all Outfits including Role Outfits
- 30% off all Repeaters
- 30% off all Pistols
- 30% off the Schofield Revolver
- 30% off all Horses
- 30% off all Saddles and Improved Saddles
- 30% off all Coats
- 30% off all Vest
That’s it for this week. Once the patch drops for Red Dead Online next week, we’ll be sure to let our readers know ASAP.