Red Dead Redemption “Myths and Mavericks” DLC will be free this September

Rockstar has announced one last DLC hurrah for loyal fans of Red Dead Redemption's online mode. The “Myths and Mavericks” pack is on track for a September release, and will unlock fan-favorite characters for online multiplayer, as well as new locations for matches. In a “show of appreciation for the awesome long-term support” shown for the title's online mode – which could easily have been written off as an addendum to the story-heavy single-player section of the title – the pack will be as free as the stars above your bonfire and the prairie wind in your hair.

Above: Landon Ricketts, soon available for your playing pleasure dead or alive

The pack will be available on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in September and unlocks characters including fan favorite Landon Ricketts, previously only available for play in undead form. On that note, Rockstar has also announced that under considerable fan pressure, it'll be restoring the original settings to the Undead Overrun mode via an update during the lead up to the new pack. The mode's boundaries and time-penalties were tightened in an earlier update which met with widespread dissatisfaction – so before declaring an end to RDR support, the original mode will be restored. And let that be a lesson to you: whenever anyone changes something you like, you should definitely complain about it! Looking forward to getting into the “Myths and Mavericks” pack?

Jul 28, 2011

Source: Rockstar Newswire




  • ZigzMagoo - July 31, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    Undead Nightmare is like another dozen hours of gameplay, for 10 bucks. I <3 R*. @BigKingBud I only started gta with san andreas, but those plus the elder scrolls game are the games I most consistenly play
  • VoodooPanda - July 31, 2011 3:01 a.m.

    Such a great game. It should be considered a crime against humanity to not play through it atleast twice and reach the last prestige in multiplayer
  • asspills - July 30, 2011 9:57 p.m.

    That's pretty grand. Although to be honest, i'd be kinda mad if they did charge for this, considering the amount of content. Pre-existing character skins, and pre-existing multiplayer areas. I was livid when I found out the price of the first DLC pack, that came with a handful of multiplayer skins, a few pre-existing map areas that were made compatible with competitive matchmaking games, and a re-tooled version of the throwing knife.
  • therawski - July 29, 2011 9:46 p.m.

    I love Red Dead Redemption both online and single player, but I never finished it, this will give me yet another reason to load it up again!
  • ZigzMagoo - July 29, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    @BigKingBud I Do love GTA 4, but I thought the multiplayer, as well as gameplay was just way better in RDR. The stories were about on par
  • birdman1041 - July 29, 2011 7:25 a.m.

    Sounds good to me. I, too, preferred the single player and would have liked DLC to extend the storyline but hey. free RDR content is okay in my book in any case. I did enjoy the multiplayer as well. In fact, it was the only multiplayer I ever played that I didn't find to be boring, repetitive and populated with trolls. Nicely done R*.
  • Zeb364 - July 29, 2011 6:59 a.m.

    I was honestly shocked to find out about this. I sicerely thought they were done with Red Dead DLC. And Free no less. Not a major Rockstar fan (though I love Red Dead and enjoyed L.A. Noire) but I gotta say, way to go guys.
  • enoop - July 29, 2011 6:59 a.m.

    If they brought it to pc I would be happy.
  • stevethetree - July 29, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    I hope these new maps don't turn out like the last set of new maps we got... those are all empty.
  • Sketchy - July 29, 2011 2:50 a.m.

    Apparently I've been too spoiled by Team Fortress 2's 5 years of free content to be amazed by the "free stuff!" thing. But still, I love Red Dead. And hey, at least it's not the second $15 map pack that's come out this summer? *cough* Black Ops...
  • ZigzMagoo - July 29, 2011 2:09 a.m.

    Greatest game ever
  • cj12297 - July 29, 2011 1 a.m.

    Maybe this could attract the rest of TDard Saturday. Looking at you Mega
  • Defguru7777 - July 29, 2011 12:52 a.m.

    I may be complaining for nothing, but why weren't Ricketts (or any of the characters in the DLC), options to begin with? I'm happy for free DLC, but I was hoping for something single player. I'd happily pay for it, even if it was just a small chapter staring Jack or something like that. Pointless bitching aside, I am glad I'll be able to play as Ricketts.
  • RedHarlow - July 29, 2011 12:39 a.m.

    Free DLC is cool, and RDR has fantastic single player, but the multiplayer is so boring. There's an obscene amount of grinding required to level up.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - July 29, 2011 12:39 a.m.

    @spawny0908 I agree. While I liked the multiplayer, the single player was so much better.
  • PimplesInYourAsstista - July 29, 2011 12:37 a.m.

    So here Rockstar is giving away more awesome DLC for free...and EA is pulling shit off the shelves because they're being greedy bastards. Good show Rockstar.
  • spawny0908 - July 29, 2011 12:22 a.m.

    It's a bit bittersweet for me to be honest. I'm happy for more DLC but I want more SINGLE player DLC. Undead Nightmare left me wanting more but this is the last one. Sad.

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