Red Dead Redemption 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take Two
Developer: Rockstar Games
Release Date: Nov. 5, 2019

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Red Dead Online Rolls Out Blood Money Content Update, Quick Draw Club, Hired Gun Kit, Adds NVIDIA DLSS Support

by Rainier on July 13, 2021 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland, featuring a vast and atmospheric world that will also provide the foundation for a brand-new online multiplayer experience.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age.

America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.

After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

Built from the ground up for the latest hardware, Red Dead Online blends the classic multiplayer of the original Red Dead Redemption with the best of everything we have learned since then about creating deep multiplayer experiences. The result is something completely new and fun, and an experience that will continue to expand and evolve over time as we gain valuable feedback from our community in the Beta period.

Built from the ground up for the latest hardware, Red Dead Online blends the classic multiplayer of the original Red Dead Redemption with the best of everything we have learned since then about creating deep multiplayer experiences. The result is something completely new and fun, and an experience that will continue to expand and evolve over time.

With the gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2 as its foundation, Red Dead Online transforms the vast and deeply detailed landscapes, cities, towns and habitats of Red Dead Redemption 2 into a new, living online world ready to be shared by multiple players. Create and customize your character, tailor your abilities to suit your play style and head out into a new frontier full of things to experience.

Explore the world solo or with friends. Form or join a Posse to ride with up to seven players; gather around the fire at your Camp; head out hunting or fishing; visit bustling towns; battle enemy gangs and attack their hideouts; hunt for treasure; take on missions and interact with familiar characters from across the five states; or fight against other outlaws in both spontaneous skirmishes and pitched set-piece battles; compete with other players or whole Posses in open world challenges and much more.

Blood Money delivers a host of new lawless activities across the world for all players – including Red Dead Online’s first train robbery – as players work with Guido Martelli, underboss to Red Dead Redemption 2’s Angelo Bronte, in Saint Denis on the darker side of crime across the five states.

By working with Martelli in his search for the rare commodity known as Capitale, players will be tasked with high-stakes robberies, shakedowns and more in new, multi-partCrime Contracts and larger scale Opportunities, alongside smaller time raids in Homesteads and Camps across the plains – with no upfront investment necessary.

Also included in today’s update is the Hired Gun Kit, the first pass of the all-new Quick Draw Club featuring a variety of unlockable items and rewards across 25 Ranks – including 25 Gold Bars to recoup its purchase, alongside the new Nominated Series option, Daily Challenges and Awards, select items from previous Outlaw Passes now available at the Fence, and more. Plus, PlayStation players can now play Red Dead Online without a PS Plus subscription until July 26.

Red Dead Online: Blood Money Out Now

Experience civilized crime in Frontier America with robberies, shakedowns, and more new lawless activities in Red Dead Online: Blood Money.

Blood Money delivers a raft of new criminal possibilities available to everyone across the entire world of Red Dead Online, with each step leading to the potential of greater rewards.

Head to the manicured streets on the west side of Saint Denis and acquaint yourself with Guido Martelli, right hand man to the notorious mob boss Angelo Bronte, to begin your journey taking on Crimes and Opportunities as they arise. Martelli is eager to recover a unique commodity known as Capitale – a system of exchange designed for the Bronte family’s more sensitive business dealings — which has found its way into the hands of the various cutthroats and villainous scum littered across the frontier. The value of Capitale for Martelli and the Bronte family, depends upon its scarcity.

Introduce yourself to the members of Martelli’s ring to uncover any potential crimes for the taking — if you’re yet to cross paths with these morally bankrupt associates, you may be asked to prove your worth before they trust you with recovering Capitale. Visit these particularly questionable characters:

  • Anthony Foreman — reckless leader of the Foreman Brothers gang, found at Radley’s House in Rhodes or frequenting Doyle’s Tavern in Saint Denis
  • James Langton — a famed bounty hunter of ill repute based in New Austin. James can be tracked down in Hennigan’s Stead or at his cabin by Lake Don Julio.
  • Sean Macguire — temporarily separated from his gang, Sean is a serial thief and murderer. Visit Sean at Great Plains or in Tall Trees.
  • Joe — closely associated with other lowlifes such as Micah, Cleet, and Samson Finch, Joe is set up in Osman Grove, New Hanover

Today’s update adds three multi-part Crime ContractsThe Railroad Contract, The Jeb Phelps Contract, and The Bluewater Contract — each with their own story to unravel. For those looking to lie, cheat, and steal their way to riches, you can also take on other dirty deeds. And as you traverse the plains, keep your eyes peeled for Homestead and Camp Robberies.

During these exploits, you’ll amass Capitale for Martelli. Trade these private bonds to henchmen in Martelli’s network who will in return for your efforts dispatch you on the first of three, larger scale Opportunities. Martelli is eager to stifle a rising Lemoyne senator whose political ambitions have hampered the Bronte family’s far-reaching operations. Damage the senator by stealing three Jewels of the West, the first of which is in pursuit of the Covington Emerald, an ill-gotten heirloom coveted by black hats far and wide, being transported by rail on a heavily guarded train.

Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for information on more Crime Contracts, as well as two additional Opportunities to come in the weeks ahead.

Quick Draw Club

The Quick Draw Club is a new series of rapid-fire passes in consecutive installments over the months ahead. Built specifically for the needs and wants of bandits, the Quick Draw Club grants members special rewards, bonuses, and items to accommodate living on the fringe of the law.

Each pass consists of 25 Ranks and costs 25 Gold Bars – meaning you’ll recoup your investment at the end of each pass by completing all 25 Ranks. And with each consecutive pass you purchase, you’ll earn extra perks while purchasing all four will land you a Reward to claim the upcoming Halloween Pass 2 for free.

Clothing, Pamphlets, and More

In response to your feedback, select items from previous Outlaw Passes will become available for purchase over the coming weeks and months. Today, the Haraway outfit and Rebellion Poncho are available from Madam Nazar, while the Fast Travel from Wilderness Camp Pamphlet (in addition to many others) is now available from any Fence. Completing the Covington Emerald on Ruthless difficulty will also unlock the Pacific Union Cap available from Madam Nazar’s shop.

In addition, all Free Roam Mission contacts now offer their selection of missions to choose from through a new Free Roam Mission menu.

You can also look forward to new Daily Challenges and Awards rolling out. And those looking to compete against their peers can participate in the Nominated Series — a playlist consisting of modes chosen by players within the session.

Hired Gun Kit

After speaking with Guido Martelli, visit the Fence to pick up the Hired Gun Kit: a care package fit for any outlaw that includes the new Fierro Bandana, bundles of ammo and consumables to keep you ready for battle, and Capitale to put towards Martelli’s criminal Opportunities across the five states.

Weekly Events

Speaking of Opportunities, bandits who maneuver onto and off a guarded train, evade the law, and make away with the Covington Emerald will receive a Reward for a free Single Bandolier. Completing this Opportunity on the Ruthless difficulty this week or beyond will also unlock the Pacific Union cap for purchase from Madam Nazar.

In celebration, local saloons are offering free drinks all week long. Consider that an invitation and a word of warning in case the barroom turns into a brawl. Visiting the Benefits Hub will yield a Reward for a free select Accessory of your choice.


This week, Stables are offering 30% off all Stalls and 40% off all American Paint Horses. Ammo Crafting Pamphlets, including both those for sale from the Fence and the Sedative Varmint Cartridge Pamphlet available for purchase from Harriet Davenport, are 30% off as well. Hone your lethal skillset and take 40% off all Ability Cards.

To mark the release of Blood Money, the discounts listed below are all active through July 26:

  • 30% off all Role Improved Saddles and Saddlebags
  • 30% off the Bounty Wagon
  • 30% off the Varmint Rifle
  • 30% off the Navy Revolver
  • 40% off all Camp Dogs
  • 40% off all Camp Themes (Including Role Camp Themes)
  • 40% off all Clothing at Gus' Store
  • 40% off all Ponchos


As part of today's update, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online on PC will offer NVIDIA DLSS support to all Windows users with eligible NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards. The newly supported feature boosts frame rates and generates beautiful sharp images.

As part of the July 13th update, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online on PC will offer NVIDIA DLSS support to all Windows users with eligible NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards. DLSS boosts frame rates and generates beautiful, sharp images for your games. It gives gamers the performance headroom to maximize quality settings and increase output resolution.

With a performance boost of up to 45% at 4K, GeForce gamers can enjoy Red Dead Redemption 2’s captivating gameplay at faster frame rates, or choose to use the extra performance to crank up visual effects.

With the aid of NVIDIA DLSS, all GeForce RTX gamers can experience Red Dead Redemption 2’s incredible world with max settings at 1920x1080 at over 60 FPS. At 2560x1440, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and above users get over 60 FPS. And at 3840x2160, gamers with a GeForce RTX 3070 or a faster GPU can enjoy 60 FPS+ max setting gameplay.

PlayStation Benefits

PlayStation players can play Red Dead Online without a PlayStation Plus subscription from July 13 until July 26.

Prime Gaming Benefits

Red Dead Online players who connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account to Prime Gaming before August 2 will receive a Reward for a free Saddle (up to RDO$200), 2 free Treasure Maps, and an Offer for 40% off the Fast Travel Post.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One.

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