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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


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.


Red Ded Redemption cosplayers become real-life Arthur & Sadie Adler

Published: 9/Sep/2020 13:13

by Jacob Hale


Two incredible gaming cosplayers came together to create their own versions of Red Dead Redemption’s Arthur and Sadie Adler — and the photos look like they’re straight out of the game.

The first Red Dead Redemption game came out in 2010 and immediately earned mass appeal, with the 2018 prequel keeping the franchise alive and fans flocking to the servers of the Western adventure game.

As with every popular game, film or TV show, though, fans have all different ways of honoring their favorites, and cosplayers are no exception.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Arthur and Sadie
Rockstar Games
Arthur and Sadie are a favorite of Red Dead fans.

We’ve seen some incredible cosplays in our time, but this one is really something special, with ‘maul_cosplay‘ creating his flawless take on protagonist Arthur Morgan.

That’s not all, though, as he also recruited female cosplayer ‘msskunk’ as Sadie, bringing the fan-favorite couple to life.

“RDR2 is my absolute favorite game and I think Arthur and Sadie should spend more time together,” maul said in his Instagram post. “That’s what the photos are about. Arthur and Sadie enjoying life and spending some quality time together.”

Arthur and Sadie’s relationship was an important one in Red Dead Redemption, and it would have been interesting to see their story developed further, and fans are definitely interested in seeing what occurs between the two — and the cosplay really showcases that. Not to mention, the outfits and setting are literally spot-on, and it’s almost impossible to find any difference between this and the characters themselves.


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Both the photos and the cosplays themselves came out looking incredible, as if the characters were lifted right out of the game. Heck, you wouldn’t be laughed at for mistaking this for game art rather than just a photo of two cosplayers paying homage.

This isn’t the first of maul’s cosplays to make waves, with some brilliant looks taken from the likes of Assassin’s Creed and Borderlands 3’s Zane.

If you’re looking for great gaming cosplays, maul and msskunk might be one of the best places to look, since their attention to detail is sublime.