For the next week, hunting, killing, and skinning Legendary Animals in Red Dead Online's Free Roam or Sighing Missions will result in players receiving special bonuses. This, of course, constitutes yet another of the online suite's weekly update offerings, the most recent of which specifically benefited the Moonshiners role.
The weekly updates to Red Dead Online remain incremental, providing bonuses, discounts, and buffs that, for the most part, seem inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. Players, thus, continue to express their disappointment in the game's current state, particularly due to the length of time that's passed since the last major game-changing patch. Hopes are high that Rockstar Games may have something monumental up its sleeve, but it seems that hope is starting to slowly dwindle as time goes on. This week's Legendary Animals-centric update won't exactly move the needle, either.
A Rockstar Newswire write-up outlines the latest weekly bonuses as those that center on Red Dead Online's Legendary Animals. Hunting, killing, and skinning Legendary Animals in Free Roam or a Sight Mission for the next week will grant players access to 100 rounds of Nitro Express Ammo for the Elephant Rifle, a Weight Loss Tonic, and a Weight Gain Tonic. Taking the creature's hide and carcass to Gus' Store should additionally result in bonuses that include two Fast Travel Rewards as well as a Snowy Egret Plume.
It's a good idea to craft a Coat or Trinket while shopping, too, since it rewards players with a 40 percent discount on an Established or Distinguished Naturalist item. All Naturalists can also expect to receive 1,000 Naturalist XP and five Animal Revivers for signing on this week. Plus, completing Free Roam Missions marked with an orange icon will see players rewarded with double in-game cash.
While this update may entice some players to return, others are still waiting for Rockstar to focus on what the Red Dead Online audience covets most. Those desires range from extra character customization options and new bank heists to ranch ownership and private lobbies.
Red Dead Online originally launched in a beta phase several weeks after the release of Red Dead Redemption 2. The multiplayer suite left beta a few months later, but countless players remain displeased with the overall offering.
Red Dead Online is out now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms.
Source: Rockstar Newswire