Red Dead Redemption 2 is easily a lot of gamers most anticipated title of 2018, the Rockstar Games sequel to 2010’s Western sandbox adventure has been a long time coming.
As of today you can pre-order your digital copy of RDR2 on the Microsoft store for Xbox One. Rockstar have also announced all the pre-order bonus content players can expect to find with each version of the game.
There are 3 different versions of RDR2; the standard edition, the special edition and the ultimate edition. We are going to break down the goodies for each of the editions.
The standard edition pre-orders will be available with all editions of the game.
- War Horse – A special steed that will be your faithful companion throughout your adventure.
- The Outlaw Survival Kit – the collection of the essential components for braving the Wild West as an Outlaw; items to replenish your health, dead eye and more.
- Cash – This is extra in ame currency for the games single player campaign.
- Treasure Map – The Wild West is filled with treasures to find, this map is as good a place as any to get your fortunes found.
- Bank Robbery Mission and Gang Hideout in Story Mode: Exclusive access to a Bank Robbery Mission, though you will also need a safe hideout to store your new earnings.
- Dappled Black Thoroughbred: This thoroughbred racehorse sporting a beautiful reverse-dappled black coat will keep you at the front of the pack with its exceptional speed and acceleration. You will also get the exclusive Nuevo Paraiso Saddle, handmade in dark chocolate leather with silver medallion detailing.
- Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses: A series of items that help Arthur with certain skills depending on where you equip them.
- Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses & Discounts: This collection of exclusive Story Mode boosts, bonuses and discounts will help Arthur to survive out in the harsh wilderness and better provide for his gang members and their camp. The Core Stat boost benefits Arthur’s Stamina, Health, and Dead Eye Cores. Earn more cash during robbery missions with the Van der Linde gang, and when hunting and selling animal carcasses. Receive discounts on all upgrades to the Van der Linde gang’s camp.
- The Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit: A special Mexican themed Bandit outfit for Arthur.
- Free Access to Additional Weapons: A good range of weapons is essential for survival in the Old West. Get free access to three weapons at the in-game Gunsmiths in Story Mode: the robust Volcanic Pistol, devastating Pump Action Shotgun, and versatile Lancaster Varmint Rifle.
- Bonus Outfits: Get two exclusive outfits for your online character. The Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit features a long oxblood-colored coat, a vest with gold pocket watch chain, and dark pants tucked into chocolate leather boots. The Copperhead Enforcer Outfit features a fur-lined saddle-brown leather waistcoat, two-tone gloves, and pinstripe black pants tucked into black leather boots.
- Black Chestnut Thoroughbred: Outrun the competition with this thoroughbred racehorse in a striking black chestnut coat and also receive the exclusive High Plains Cutting Saddle beautifully crafted in jet-black leather with gold metal accents. This horse and saddle are available online.
- Free Access to the Survivor Camp Theme: Customize your own personal Camp in online with free access to the Survivor theme.
- Free Access to Additional Weapons: Get access to the Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun and Lancaster Varmint Rifle, free of charge from Gunsmiths in online.
- Rank Bonuses: As a great start for all Ultimate Edition players, you can rank up faster in online, up to rank 25.
That is not all, special retailers will be selling a special Loot crate …. not the game gambling type of thing. More like a loot box filled with gaming swag.
It is very important to mention that the collectors box does not come with a copy of the game.
- Metal Tithing Box with Lock & Key: Inspired by the lockbox used by the Van der Linde gang to stash contributions to the camp’s upkeep, this thick gauged metal box includes a lock & key and features black metal band detailing and an engraved Cornwall Freight & Commodities plaque.
- Collectible Challenge Coin: Featuring the majestic American Buffalo on one side and a scenic landscape on the other side, this engraved, gold-colored collectible coin comes in a magnetic presentation holder with a black, engraved plaque describing the history of this endangered species.
- Double Sided Puzzle: This double-sided, 100-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle features an illustrated view of the bustling port of Saint Denis on one side and a classically inspired Rockstar Games logo on the reverse.
- Six Shooter Bandana: A staple for any frontier outlaw, this bandana features a traditional paisley-inspired pattern with hidden weapon iconography throughout.
- Treasure Map: Printed on durable, unrippable paper, this exclusive treasure map reveals the location of some buried treasure that may start Arthur on a search for more riches hidden throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.
- Pin Set: This set of six individual pins includes representations of key weapons from Red Dead Redemption 2 including a shotgun, revolver and Dead Eye “X” marker. The set comes in a canvas carrying bag.
- Playing Cards: Commemorate the outlaws of the Van der Linde gang with this fully illustrated deck of playing cards featuring key members of the gang including Arthur Morgan, John Marston, Javier Escuella, Bill Williamson and Dutch van der Linde.
- Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue: The one-stop shop for everything from weapons to clothing, the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue is an essential shopping tool for turn of the century life. This complete 150-page book is a replica of the edition found in stores throughout Red Dead Redemption 2.
- 12 Cigarette Cards: These beautifully-illustrated collectible cards can be found throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. This physical collection includes one select card from each set like Famous Gunslingers and Outlaws, Stars of the Stage and Marvels of Travel and Locomotion.
Players of GTA Online will also be able to rejoice, pre-ordering the different editions of the games digitally will gift extra GTA$ into your characters bank account.
- Red Dead Redemption 2: Standard Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$500,000
- Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$1,000,000
- Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$2,000,000
For those pre-ordering digitally through the Microsoft Store on Xbox, this GTA$ bonus can be downloaded by searching for the requisite amount associated with your specific pre-order (“$500,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online” for Standard Edition digital pre-orders, “$1,000,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online” for Special Edition digital pre-orders, and “$2,000,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online” for Ultimate Edition digital pre-orders) on the Microsoft Store.
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