Red Dead Online Weekly Update – Role XP Bonuses, New Showdown Variations & More

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Rockstar Games has new stuff once again for the virtual cowboy (cowperson?) in you, as the Red Dead Online weekly update is live! This week, there are Role XP bonuses, Showdown Series variations, discounts and more.

Red Dead Online weekly update summary – April 21, 2020:

  • 50% Role XP boosts are now available in: All Trader Sell MissionsResupply Missions and Trader Free Roam Events, and all Moonshiner SellBootlegger and Story Missions
  • A new Showdown Series variation of Name Your Weapon is now available, featuring a new map, the Wapiti Reservation, and more combustible weapons
  • Discounts for Moonshiners, and more: 60% off all Saddles, 40% off all Role Belt BucklesGlasses, Eyepatches, Rings, and Gloves, 30% off all Coats, Stable Slots, the Moonshine BarBand Expansion and all Cosmetic Upgrades for a Moonshine Property
  • Returning limited-time clothing items, such as the Plaid Cap and Cardozo Vest, are still available until April 27th

Traders can earn 50 percent Role XP boost on all Trader Sell Missions, Resupply Missions and Trader Free Roam Events. Those running ‘shine will also get an extra 50 percent Role XP on all Moonshiner Sell, Bootlegger and Story Missions.


The Featured Series is the explosive variation of Name Your Weapon. Earn extra points for eliminating your adversaries by employing the more combustible weapons in your loadout. This week’s new location is the Wapiti Reservation in Ambarino.


Bootleggers looking to broaden their customer base can take advantage of deals on an assortment of additions including the Bar and Band Expansions. Meanwhile, outlaws and vigilantes alike would be wise to cash in on the numerous discounts and sales on Saddles, Stable Slots, Role items and more.

  • 60% off all Saddles
  • 30% off all Stable Slots
  • 40% off all Role Belt Buckles, Glasses, Eyepatches, Rings, and Gloves
  • 30% off the Moonshine Bar, Band Expansion and all Cosmetic Upgrades for Moonshine Property (e.g. Bar Themes, Fittings & Fixtures Upgrades, and Bar Photos)
  • 30% off all Coats


The Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue’s latest selection of limited clothing items are still available to add to your wardrobe, but only until April 27th:

  • Plaid Cap
  • Folwell Hat
  • Gardenia Hat
  • Macbay Jacket
  • Clymene Coat
  • Cardozo Vest
  • Carver Pants
  • Griffith Chaps
  • Pelt Half Chaps

Stay tuned for this week’s GTA Online update if you’re also playing that. We’ll be back next week for another update report for Red Dead Online.