Players begin Red Dead Online with an unimpressive horse – a problem when the sheer scale of the game is considered. This makes getting a decent steed a primary concern. However earning enough dollars to buy an upgrade is hard work because of the notorious in-game economy and its parsimonious payouts.
Note: this offer for free Red Dead items is currently only available on PS4, which has a deal with Red Dead Online developer Rockstar.
Rockstar is however handing out some freebies during its early access period that will help ease the pain of being a penniless cowboy.
Items on offer are a Red Chestnut Arabian Horse, an Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle, a Grizzlies Outlaw outfit, and High Roller Double-Action Revolver.
The Grizzlies Outlaw outfit can be collected from any general store or by opening your catalog.
And the High Roller Double-Action Revolver can be obtained from the fence at Thief’s Landing.
Rockstar has described this weapon as featuring “a polished steel body with unique period-inspired, beautifully detailed engraving work.
“The deadly, quick draw revolver comes complete with a unique playing card and skull elements carved into the grip.
“Its superior, quick rate of fire over all other revolvers makes it a great choice for mounted combat.”
How to find the Red Dead Red Chestnut Arabian Horse:
The best free items by far are the horse and saddle, which can be found at stables.
This beast is the real deal.
Without an extra stall at the stable, players have to put your old horse down to make room for the new addition.
Any guilt about disposing of the steed will rapidly evaporate after seeing the Red Chestnut’s improved stats.
This is reflected in its value – visit the Buy Horses menu, and you will find it listed as Superior.
The fancy Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle comes with some performance-boasting bonuses.
The saddle is available in the “Tack and Services” category under “Special Saddles.”
Used in conjunction will see you be traveling around at top speeds.
Free horse insurance is important because each additional horse costs five gold bars to insure.