Red Dead Online gets new Legendary Bucks, a Hardcore Series, and more

From today, Red Dead Online players can hunt two new legendary animals, take part in a new Free Roam event, and fight it out in the Hardcore Series.

To start with, Naturalists visiting the Heartlands of New Hanover or the woods of West Elizabeth now have a chance to encounter the Legendary Mud Runner Buck and Snow Buck. Players who find these animals can get 50 percent bonus rewards from Harriet or two new coats from Gus.

Today’s update also adds a new Free Roam Event called Wildlife Photographer. The event tasks players with photographing animals in their natural habitats to score points. The player with the highest score wins “generous” RDO$ and RP payouts, with the best individual photograph also being rewarded.

In addition, the Hardcore Series has been introduced. This week, Hardcore variations of Overrun, Spoils of War, Hostile Territory and Most Wanted are available that remove ability cards, and consumables. More Hardcore Series will be made available “in the weeks ahead.”

Finally, all players who jump into Red Dead Online for the first time before September 21st can take advantage of the following rewards:

  • Offer for 30% off any Novice or Promising Item in the Naturalist Role
  • Reward for Free Sedative Varmint Cartridges
  • Offer for 30% off a Revolver
  • Reward for 2,000 Naturalist XP
  • Reward for a Free Legendary Animal Pheromone
  • Reward for a Free Ability Card

Red Dead Online is available now for all owners of Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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