After a false start on the Xbox Store, where pre-order bonuses for buying the standard version Red Dead Redemption 2 ahead of launch appeared, the full pre-order bonuses for the standard, special and ultimate editions have been released by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The $59.99 Red Dead Redemption 2 standard edition bonuses include items for the game and Grand Theft Auto Online. This includes a “Cash Bonus” for the game’s Story Mode, an Outlaw Survival Kit and a War Horse mount. People who pre-order before July 31, 2018 will also get a Story Mode exclusive Treasure Map. Grand Theft Auto Online players immediately get GTA$500,000. After making the purchase, that could be picked up from the Xbox Store by checking for “$500,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online.”
The special and ultimate editions have slightly different bonuses and offerings, in some cases. The Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Edition pre-orders include the Outlaw Survival Kit, War Horse and Cash Bonus, as well as the exclusive Treasure Map for pre-ordering by July 31, 2018. However, its Grand Theft Auto Online bonus is GTA$1,000,000. It also gives people a Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit, gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses, Discounts, Talisman and Medallion gameplay bonuses, a Dappled Black Thoroughbred and a Bank Robbery Mission & Gang Hideout for Story Mode.
The $99.99 Ultimate Edition includes all the same pre-order promotions, only with GTA$2,000,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online. It also says this edition includes all of the Story Mode content from the Special Edition. It also gets online content in the form of a Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit, Copperhead Enforcer Outfit, Rank Bonuses, a Black Chestnut Thoroughbred mount and a Survivor online personal Camp theme. Buyers of this edition also have the Lancaster Varmint Rifle, Pump Action Shotgun and Volcanic Pistol both in Story Mode and the online multiplayer.
Finally, there is the physical Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector’s Box that will be sold through the Rockstar Warehouse and other retailers for $99.99. This does not include the game. However, it does have a Van der Linde gang-inspired metal tithing box with lock and key, a challenge coin, a double-sided puzzle, a six shooter bandana, a treasure map, a set of six pins, a deck of playing cards, 12 cigarette cards and a Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue replica.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will come to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018.