If you already know you’re going to be playing Red Dead Redemption 2, the bonuses for preorders have just been announced, along with the special goodies available if you go the extra mile to buy the game’s Special Edition or Ultimate Edition.
Regardless of which version of the game you buy, all preorders of Red Dead Redemption 2 will get you the War Horse, an iron-gray steed with greater stamina than regular horses. You’ll also get the Outlaw Survival Kit, a set of supplies to replenish your Health, Dead Eye, and “more.” If you place a digital preorder through the Microsoft Store, you’ll also receive some in-game currency, usable in the story mode, and a map that points to secret buried treasure somewhere in the world. To get the treasure map specifically, you’ll have to preorder by July 31st.
Next up is the Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition, which adds additional content to the story mode of the game. You’ll unlock an exclusive Bank Robbery Mission and a Gang Hideout to clear, both full missions in their own right. You’ll also get the Dappled Black Thoroughbred, a racehorse that comes with a special Nuevo Paraiso Saddle and gear, as well as the Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit for Arthur himself. Players will get in-game discounts on gear and boosts to certain stats, as well as the ability to earn more cash during robbery missions. Several weapons will be accessible for free. Finally, the Eagle Talon Talisman will appear, letting Arthur’s environmental awareness skill last longer when it’s equipped, as will the Iguana Scale, which lets Arthur take less damage while riding horseback.
The Ultimate Edition of the game comes with all of the story mode content from the Special Edition above, but will also add in some bonuses for online content. You’ll get the Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit and Copperhead Enforcer Outfit, the Black Chestnut Thoroughbred with its High Plains Cutting Saddle, and access to more free weapons. You’ll also get access to the Camp survivor theme, and will be able to rank up faster in online until you reach rank 25.
Additionally, any digital preorders will earn some amount of in-game currency for Grand Theft Auto Online. Preorders of the regular version of the game will net you GTA$500,000, the Special Edition will grant GTA$1,000,000, and the Ultimate Edition will give $GTA2,000,000.
Finally, there’s the Red Dead Redemption 2: Collector’s Box, which comes with a variety of physical, real-life goodies and an actual metal tithing box. The red and black banded box is inspired by the Van der Linde gang’s stash. Inside of it is the collectible challenge coin, featuring an American Buffalo and presented with its own engraved plaque. A double-sided, 100 piece wooden jigsaw puzzle depicts the port of Saint Denis on one side and the Rockstar Games logo on the reverse. A bandana and a set of pins will let players sport some Red Dead Redemption 2 flair in their fashion. The box also features a deck of fully illustrated playing cards and an additional set of 12 collectible cigarette cards mirroring the ones found in the game. A 150-page replica of the Wheeler, Rawson, and Co. Catalogue makes for essential shopping material. Finally, there’s a physical treasure map, which may lead players to treasure within the game.
All versions of the game are currently up for preorder, though the Collector’s Boxx may only be found at certain select retailers like the Rockstar Warehouse. The Special Edition of the game currently costs $79.99, while the Ultimate Edition and Collector’s Box each cost $99.99.
Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Source: Rockstar Newswire