Red Dead Redemption 2 Special, Ultimate & Collector's Edition Revealed

Rockstar has revealed the several different special editions of Red Dead Redemption 2, along with all the extra content you’ll get if you purchase one of them. RDR2 will come in a Special Edition and Ultimate Edition. You’ll also be able to buy the Collector’s Box, which contains a select number of physical items, but no actual game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Special, Ultimate & Collector's Edition Revealed
Red Dead Redemption 2 Special, Ultimate & Collector’s Edition Revealed

Let’s start with Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Edition. The additional content you’ll get an extra Bank Robbery mission, as well as a Gang Hideout of the Del Lobos gang. You’ll also get the dappled black thoroughbred mount, along with an exclusive saddle. There’s also the Eagle Talon talisman (environmental awareness skill lasts longer) and the Iguana Scale medallion (less damage while riding on horseback). Also, there’s the Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit, free access to three weapons in the story mode (Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun and Lancaster Varmint Rifle) and, lastly, “gameplay boosts, cash bonuses & discounts.” This is on top of Red Dead Redemption pre-order bonuses), if you decide to be an early adopter. The only difference is, you’ll get one million GTA bucks instead of half a mil.

Next up, the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2. It will contain all of the stuff from the Special Edition, along with some extra stuff for RDR 2 Online. You’ll get two exclusive outfits for your online characters; the Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit and the Copperhead Enforcer Outfit. Oh, and how about a black chestnut thoroughbred race horse with a High Plains cutting saddle? Cause, you’ll get it. You’ll also receive free access to the Survivor Camp theme and the additional weapons mentioned above. Lastly, you’ll get rank bonuses for your online character; more specifically, you’ll rank up faster until you reach rank 25. If you pre-order, you’ll get GTA$2.000.000.

Last, but not least, the Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector’s Box. It contains a bunch of neat little physical chachkis, and no game. Yes, you only get the little collector’s items; no game or digital content included. I don’t get it either. Here’s what you do get: a metal tithing box with lock & key, a collectable challenge coin, a double-sided 100-piece puzzle, a bandana, and a physical treasure map that will seemingly actually point you towards a treasure in the game. You’ll also get a set of pins, playing cards, twelve cigarette cards, and a Wheeler, Rawson and Co. catalog.


If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.


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