Red Dead Online Holiday Festivities Include Discounts, Decorations, And A New Bounty

Get in the holiday spirit by picking up some special gifts, getting bonus XP, or hunting down a creepy cult leader.

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The holiday season has hit the wild west in Red Dead Online, the multiplayer mode for Red Dead Redemption 2, bringing some seasonal goodies and bonuses alongside a special new bounty event.

To start, the holiday festivities will bring special decor like wreaths, lights, and decorations around the towns, and the streets will be filled with carolers. You can pick up some free gifts in the Benefits page, including a coupons for a free coat and repeater. You can also visit gunsmiths for a new Winter Evans Repeater variant, and a purchasable Krampus Shotgun variant.

You can also pick up some new Turkoman breeds of horses in four color variants, and gather triple RDO$ and XP payouts in holiday-themed competitive modes. The Wilderness Outfitters are offering 30% off everything, along with deep discounts on butcher tables, moonshine shacks and their respective upgrades.

Finally, bounty hunters can get double XP, and higher level bounty hunters can take on various Infamous Bounty missions from each of the 13 bounty boards. This comes alongside an event introducing Virgil "The Shepherd" Edwards, a cult leader who is making his followers progressively more violent. You can track down The Shepherd with a local bounty board, but the blog warns you'll have to contend with his flock as well.

Red Dead Online began strictly as multiplayer mode for Red Dead Redemption 2, but it has since become available as a standalone version. The standalone game is discounted to just $5 through February 15.

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