Red Dead Redemption

Here’s how to unlock the Ultimate Edition bonus content in Red Dead Online

Published: 28/Nov/2018 11:23 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 15:28

by David Purcell

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition owners are now able to access the online beta and claim their rewards. However, you won’t simply get them when you log on – it’s a little more complicated than that. Here’s what you need to do.

The Ultimate Edition is packed with additional content for players to unlock in the online beta, including new character outfits to make yourself stand out from the crowd on Red Dead Online, a Black Thoroughbred Horse or even a Volcanic Pistol.

The starting point to claiming that content is the tutorial. Completing the Red Dead Online tutorial might be an obvious first step, however it does gets the ball rolling and that is worth noting.

Next, you’ll be able to add some of the new outfits to your inventory. This includes the Blackrose Bounty Hunter and Copperhead Enforcer Outfits. These are acquired by heading over to any of the general stores that you’ll see on Red Dead Online, or by using the catalog which will have been introduced in the tutorial stage.

You’ll have to stray away from the general stores to find your Black Thoroughbred Horse, though, as it will be found in the Red Dead Online stables. This piece of online content brings with it a brand new noble steed as well as an Ultimate Edition-exclusive saddle which is a nice touch for those who shelled out for it.

The Ultimate Edition of Red Dead 2 came with a lot of extras!

In order to free up a slot for your Black Thoroughbred, though, you’ll have to say goodbye to your default horse. Three is a crowd. 

For those interested in adding some new weapons to their arsenal, the Varmint Rifle, Volcanic Pistol and Pump Action Shotgun can also be accessed by visiting one of the gunsmith shops, or via the catalog. 

By accessing Red Dead Online, Ultimate Edition buyers will have the Survivor Camp Theme selected from the start as well, which is something standard edition buyers would have to pay for separately should they want to try it.

Lastly, rank bonuses will be available as part of this exclusive content package. This will enable you to rank up faster than average players, with XP boosts between the ranks of one to 25 to give you a nice head start.

GTA

Possible GTA 6 weapons found hidden in RDR2 code

Published: 30/Dec/2020 0:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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Players anxiously awaiting Rockstar to reveal any information about the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto 6 may have discovered some hints at its development hidden within Red Dead Redemption 2’s back-end files files.

Over on the GTA Forums, a user was digging through code in Red Dead Redemption 2 and made a surprising discovery after viewing a file called propsets.meta.

In this file, the names of several weapons were listed. Interestingly, these weapons aren’t found in Red Dead Redemption or Grand Theft Auto V. One references a pistol referred to as Browning and the other a L1A1 rifle. The user who discovered these files, DerekLeet, believes the former is the Browning Hi-Power.

This is important to note because RDR2’s story takes place in 1899 and these guns would be completely out of place historically.

Frankin in GTA V
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It’s possible some GTA 6 weapon files were found in RDR2

There are also two variants of the Browning pistol with the other likely being a silenced/suppressed version.

Additionally, the AK-47 is also found in the game’s code. While some may think this would have been leftover or extra code from GTA 5, it doesn’t line up with how that game refers to the weapon.

As DerekLeet explained, “These aren’t from GTA V because GTA V’s version of these sections have entirely different weapons, and the AK47 in that game is referred to as ‘W_AR_ASSAULTRIFLE’ rather than ‘W_AR_AK47.’”

Red Dead Redemption 2 files
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The Browning Hi-Power doesn’t exactly work in a western game.

What makes this discovery all the stranger is the fact that these files aren’t new or added in with a patch. According to the original poster, these files have been in the game dating back to Red Dead Redemption 2’s launch on PS4 and Xbox One.

One possibility is that these weapons were actually intended for RDR2 as a cut cheat code or easter egg, as bringing an AK-47 into the old west would be absolutely insane.

That said, it’s also possible that these files are connected to GTA 6. Considering the fact that Red Dead 2 was such a technical wonder there’s a chance that Rockstar was using it to test out some parts of GTA 6.

Headshot in Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Rockstar may have been testing GTA 6 weapons in RDR2.

In any case, this marks yet another chapter in the ever-growing hype towards the next GTA title even though Rockstar has yet to formally announce the game.

Hopefully, once GTA V gets rereleased on next-gen consoles, we can hear something about the next installment later on in 2021.