Red Dead Online: Moonshiners Coming December 13

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  • Action-Adventure
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Get down to business. Rockstar Games

In a world that has yet to be fully governed by laws, there's a lot of opportunity for the lawless. It's no question that for the ambitious and ruthless, there's wide open spaces ready and waiting to be taken for those who want to chart their own future. Red Dead Online is offering that as its new Frontier Pursuit, the Moonshiner, is set to arrive December 13.

For this new Specialist Role, players are given the chance to establish their very own bootlegging business. This new role is an excellent fit for progressing their way down the Trader path. However, it's still a good option for those who are looking for a property to call their own. In addition, the new role lets players unlock unique role-specific skills as they perfect their distillation methods, avoid the law, and more importantly, put rival peddlers out of business. For those lucky enough, they may even survive long enough to open their own speakeasy.

So how do you become a Moonshiner? For any active Trader who managed to complete a sell mission or reach Rank 5 in the Trader progression, they will receive an introduction through Cripps to meet the infamous Maggie Fike at the Emerald Ranch. This bootlegger has the experience and the scars that come with it. The good news is that Maggie has the necessary connection to help you get started.

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Meet Maggie. Photo: Rockstar Games

After that, all players need to do is buy a Moonshining Shack and go on their way. For most people, the Shack is an unassuming dwelling, with the main floor serving as a front with all the details of an ordinary homestead. It’s when you go down to the basement where the real business happens.

Owning and operating a Moonshine business is not all there is to this new role. As a Moonshiner, players get to work with Maggie through a series of missions with the aim of helping her get revenge on those who wanted to take her down. The mission can be played solo or cooperatively. As players grow their business while eliminating rival operations, they learn new techniques and recipes in order to make their moonshine the best.

Players also get the chance to set up their own underground bar serving their own booze that comes with customizable décor and the choice to add a country band complete with dance floor to entertain friends and clientele.

Alongside the introduction of the Moonshiners on December 13, Red Dead Online is also offering Outlaw Pass Number 2, new Moonshiner role unlocks, the new Navy Revolver, additional clothing options, and an increase in the amount of outfit slots in the Wardrobe.

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