Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date (Xbox One/PS4) / Pre-Order Guide For US
Get informed before you lock in your Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-order.
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Judging by the amount of fan fervor it's produced, Red Dead Redemption 2 promises to be one of the biggest games of the year. It stars Arthur Morgan and the Dutch van der Linde gang--whose members include John Marston, the star of the original game. Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018.
But you don't have to wait until October to secure your copy--you can pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 right now from a number of retailers, both in-store and online. Here's all the information you need to know to lock in your pre-order.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Bonus
Pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2, and you'll get a couple of digital goodies for your trouble.
- War Horse: An Ardennes War Horse with greater courage and stamina than the average steed.
- The Outlaw Survival Kit: Contains a collection of key supplies, including items to replenish Health, Dead Eye, and more.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Digital Pre-Order Bonus
Anyone who pre-orders a digital version of Red Dead Redemption 2 from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Store will get the bonuses listed above, plus a handful of other digital freebies thrown in for good measure.
- Cash Bonus for Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode
- Treasure Map: Gives you a head start on the hunt for hidden riches. Must pre-order by July 31, 2018 to receive.
- Bonus GTA$: Immediate download that contains in-game currency for Grand Theft Auto Online. Here's the breakdown of how much GTA$ you get for each edition: Standard Edition - $500,000 | Special Edition - $1 million | Ultimate Edition - $2 million.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Standard Edition
This edition comes with the relevant pre-order bonuses listed above, plus the core game. Here's where you can pre-order it.
- Amazon -- (Unavailable at time of writing) -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Best Buy -- $60 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- GameStop -- $60 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Microsoft Store -- $60 -- Xbox One
- Newegg -- $60 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- PlayStation Store -- $60 -- PS4
- Rockstar Warehouse -- $60 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Target -- $60 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Walmart -- $60 -- PS4 | Xbox One
Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Edition
The special edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 comes with the core game, plus the following items.
- World map
- Bank Robbery Mission and Gang Hideout in Story Mode
- Dappled Black Thoroughbred: A racehorse with exceptional speed and acceleration; it comes with a special saddle.
- Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses: These special Story Mode items will give Arthur a helping hand whenever they are equipped.
- Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses & Discounts
- The Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit: Inspired by the clothing worn by vaqueros and banditos south of the border.
- Free Access to Three Additional Weapons: Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun, and Lancaster Varmint Rifle.
Here's where you can buy the special edition.
- Best Buy -- $80 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- GameStop -- $80 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Microsoft Store -- $80 -- Xbox One
- PlayStation Store -- $80 -- PS4
- Rockstar Warehouse -- $80 -- PS4 | Xbox One
Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition
The ultimate edition comes with all the content from the special edition, plus the following.
- Bonus Outfits: The Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit and The Copperhead Enforcer Outfit.
- Black Chestnut Thoroughbred: A racehorse and special saddle, both available in online.
- Free Access to the Survivor Camp Theme
- Free Access to Additional Weapons: Get access to the Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun and Lancaster Varmint Rifle, free of charge from Gunsmiths in online.
- Rank Bonuses: As a great start for all Ultimate Edition players, you can rank up faster in online, up to rank 25.
Here's where you can pre-order the ultimate edition.
- Best Buy -- $100 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- GameStop -- $100 -- PS4 | Xbox One
- Microsoft Store -- $100 -- Xbox One
- PlayStation Store -- $100 -- PS4
- Rockstar Warehouse -- $100 -- PS4 | Xbox One
Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector's Box
First off, it's important to note that the Collector's Box does not include the game. So if you're going to pre-order it, make sure you also get yourself a copy of the game or you'll be very disappointed come launch day. What the Collector's Box does include is a bunch of physical goodies.
- Metal Tithing Box with Lock & Key
- Collectable Challenge Coin
- Double Sided Puzzle
- Six Shooter Bandana
- Treasure Map
- Pin Set
- Playing Cards
- Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue
- 12 Cigarette Cards
Here's where you can pre-order the collector's box.