Skip to main content

Red Dead Online patch notes: New Year's bonuses plus new freebies each week

Red Dead Online
(Image credit: Rockstar Games)

The latest Red Dead Online patch notes lay out a month of weekly rewards to go with the multiplayer mode's New Year's bonuses, which include an extra-large array of goodies and discounts.

January will see a suite of event and activity boosts, with Call to Arms granting triple ability card XP, Featured Series offering double RDO$ and XP, and A Land of Opportunity missions dishing out double RDO$, XP, and gold. 

Players can get Role items like the Butcher's Table, Collector's Bag, Moonshine Shack, and Sample Kit for five gold bars off as well, and claim a Bounty Hunter License for free by clearing the Destroyed By Grief finale. Other Role boosts include a free saddle for a three-day challenge streak in any Role. 

A range of limited-time clothing has also returned alongside easily accessible weapons like the Lancaster Repeater and Double Action Revolver, which have had their rank requirements removed. If you're looking to make a new you for the new year, you can get an appearance change for 50% off, and add any hat, Mustang horse, or Nokota horse to your arrangements for 30% off. 

Each week will also see an additional set of rewards and discounts, with the first batch available now through January 10. A new batch will arrive every Tuesday for the rest of the month. You can find a breakdown of all the rewards, and some finer points from the patch notes, on Rockstar's newswire

Make money fast in Red Dead Online | Red Dead Online best horses | Best Red Dead Online weapons | Red Dead Online Madam Nazar | Red Dead Online Gus McMillan | Red Dead Online tips | Red Dead Online Naturalist | Red Dead Online roles | Red Dead Online gang hideouts

Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature.