Red Dead Online Has Trader Bonuses, New Hardcore Telegram Missions, and Showdown Maps This Month

Red Dead Online Has Trader Bonuses, New Hardcore Telegram Missions, and Showdown Maps This Month

Richard Walker

We're almost a week into September, which means another Red Dead Online update is here, this time offering up 2x RDO$ and XP for all Trader Sales, with Perfect Carcasses, Pelts, Skins, and Hides all granting 50% more in Trader Raw Materials and 50% extra RDO$ when sold to the Butcher.

You can also get double rewards throughout September in the Trader-exclusive Trade Route Free Roam Event, while completing a Trader Sale every week of the month will give you Cripps' Military Surplus 2 Outfit from the Wilderness Outfitters. Delivering Goods each week will also earn an additional RDO$50, and completing a Trade Route Free Roam Event will also bag three Potent Herbivore Bait.

Any Traders ranking up can also add RDO$75 to their coffers each week, while any Trader Rank 20 and up can get two free Potent Predator Bait when logging in until 19th September, and then logging in again before 3rd October will grant a further two Potent Predator Bait. Complete three Daily Challenges each week, and you can get 32 Small Game Arrows, to boot.

Traders can also purchase a Butcher's Table for 5 Gold Bars off, and enjoy 40% off any Trader Wagon. Other bonuses include 2x RDO$, Gold, and XP on ‘A Tough Business’ Hardcore Telegram Missions and the Il Sovrano Blood Money Opportunity until 3rd October. You can also set about eradicating the 7th Generation Cult in Skelding's Contract, taking down dangerous fanatics across the frontier.

Skelding will be offering generous payouts brave outlaws taking on the cult in the new ‘In Bad Faith’, ‘Strong Medicine’, and ‘Sow and Reap’ Hardcore Telegram Missions, launched via the Player Menu. Existing ‘Rich Pickings’, ‘Outrider’, and ‘A One Horse Deal’ will now take place in new locations and offer 2x RDO$, Gold, and XP for the next two weeks.

From 13th September, four new Hostile Territory maps will also be added to the Showdown rotation, featured as part of September's Featured Series during week two. You can check out the Featured Series schedule here:

This Month’s Featured Series:

  • September 6 – September 12: Sport of Kings
  • September 13 – September 19: Hostile Territory
  • September 20 – September 26: Hardcore Last Stand
  • September 27 – October 3: Overrun Series

A new ‘Silver Gunslinger’ Community Outfit from Redditor XxMsterchiefxX is also available for free, all month, from the local Tailor or pages of the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. catalogue. The clothing items that make up The Silver Gunslinger outfit are as follows:

New weekly rewards also roll out from today, with this week offering Furred Gloves, next week granting a free Morning Tailcoat, 20th to 26th September giving you the Darned Stockings, and 27th September to 3rd October dropping the Cardozo Vest. The Fanned Stovepipe Hat will also return to the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. catalogue for a limited time. Additionally, you can also get the following discounts this month:


  • 30% off – Turkoman Breed Horses
  • 40% off – Sniper Rifles
  • 30% off – Trader Role Outfits
  • 50% off – Varmint Rifle
  • 50% off – Varmint Rifle Ammo
  • 40% off – Bow
  • 50% off – Arrows
  • 35% off – Small Game Arrow Pamphlet

Prime Gaming members can also connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account prior to 5th October for 5 Gold Bars, 25 Capitale, Cripps' Traveling Opulence 1 Outfit, and the Prospector Jig Emote. All of this is available in Red Dead Online from today, through 3rd October.

  • Hardcore telegram missions? My heart be still!
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