GTA 5's Red Dead Redemption 2 Mission Confirmed; Here's How To Get The New Gun

GTA Online players on PC, PS4, and Xbox One have something new to do today.


With Red Dead Redemption 2 slated for release next spring, Rockstar is ready to begin drumming up interest in the game among Grand Theft Auto V players. Following the discovery of some kind of RDR2-related content in GTA Online files, Rockstar has officially announced the details of a new crossover mission and weapon that launches today.

GTA Online players should receive an email in-game that provides a clue to help them pursue "rumors of a lost relic from the frontier." According to the dataminers' discovery, this will entail a scavenger hunt of sorts that takes players all across San Andreas to take pictures of various landmarks. Doing so will unlock a free new gun for use in GTA Online, which Rockstar has revealed is the Double-Action Revolver.

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Once you get your hands on that, you'll be eligible to participate in a Headshot Challenge during Freemode. If you're able to complete that successfully, you'll get $250,000 in GTA Online and unlock the Double-Action Revolver for use in Red Dead Redemption 2. It's unclear at this point if it will be usable in RDR2's single-player, multiplayer, or both.

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This scavenger hunt comes not long after the launch of the Doomsday Heist update, GTA Online's biggest update so far. In addition to the titular heist, it introduces a variety of new vehicles, cosmetics, and other new elements to GTA V's multiplayer mode. All of that is available now.

As for Red Dead Redemption 2, we know it's due out during Spring 2018, no sooner than April 1, 2018. Rockstar hasn't gotten any more specific than that, nor has it shared much about the game itself. We've gotten some trailers and screenshots, but beyond that, we're still waiting to learn more about its single-player--and any details at all about multiplayer.

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