Red Dead Online Weekly Update: Time to Head for the Hills Hardcore Style

Run for you life.
Run for you life. Rockstar Games

It’s time for some run and gun this week in Red Dead Online. The Hardcore version of Head for the Hills is giving out twice the usual XP. This Showdown Mode has two teams of players taking turns in making a dash to the safe house.

The catch is that runners won’t have any consumables, which can help them bring back any lost health. To make everything fair, opponents won’t be able to use Ability Cards. That means those after the runners need to rely on their strength and aim.


For the past weeks, bonuses have been given to different Specialist Roles. Last week, for example, it was all about hunting and crafting. Before that, it was all about moonshiners and naturalists.

This time around it’s all about Traders. Traders who log in to the game anytime this week get a Reward good for 25 free Trader Goods. Meanwhile, all Trader Sell Missions are handing out an extra 50% RDO$ bonus. That’s not all as those who manage to finish two Sell Missions within the week get an Offer for 40% off an Established or Distinguished Trader Role Item of their choice.

For those who want to try out the role, this is also a good week to start. The Butcher’s Table is being offered at five Gold Bars off. Besides, the cost to move Camp has been waived.

Limited Items

Players are sure to be excited about this update, particularly as Wheeler, Rawson and Co., is offering again some Limited-Time Items, such as:

  • Morning Tailcoat
  • Charro Jacket
  • Benbow Jacket
  • Concho Pants
  • Ortega Vest
  • Calhoun Boots


What about the discounts? Here are some interesting discount this week:

  • 30% Off
    • All Work Horses
    • All Rifles
  • 40% Off
    • Camp Themes
    • Camp Dogs
    • Camp Flags
    • Cripps’ Outfits
    • Hunting wagon
    • Delivery Wagons
      • Medium
      • Large

Prime Gaming

Finally, we go to this week’s offers for Prime Gaming members. These are for Red Dead Online players who connected their Rockstar Games Social Club account to Prime Gaming. Rewards include:

  • A Free Bounty Hunter License.
  • An Award for the Trimmed Amethyst Bounty Wagon Livery.

Those who become members before February 15 also get these extra goodies:

  • Offers for half off the LeMat Revolver and a Poncho of their choice.
  • Offer for a free Off-Hand Holster.
  • 100 rounds each of High Velocity and Explosive Revolver Cartridges.

Learn more about Prime Gaming here.

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