Rockstar Games will release three special editions for the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, and one of them will not come with a copy of the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 preorders are now open, offering bonuses on top of the contents of the special editions. The game, which will serve as a prequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption, will launch in October for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Preorder Bonus
All gamers who preorder Red Dead Redemption 2 will receive two bonuses for the game's story mode. The bonuses are the War Horse, which has higher courage and stamina compared to the average speed, and the Outlaw Survival Kit, which contains supplies for purposes such as replenishing health.
Gamers who preorder digital copies, however, will receive additional bonuses in the form of in-game cash and, if preordered by July 31, a treasure map. This map may only be obtained by digital preorders.
Special Edition, Ultimate Edition, And Collector's Box
Rockstar Games is also offering the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition for Red Dead Redemption 2. The game by itself carries a price tag of $59.99 while the Special Edition is sold at $79.99 and the Ultimate Edition is sold at $99.99.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Edition comes with exclusive content mostly focused on the story mode, including a gang hideout, a bank robbery mission, and special items. It also comes with cash bonuses, gameplay boosts, discounts, access to more weapons, and the Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger outfit.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition, meanwhile, comes with all the bonuses of the Special Edition, alongside more content for the game's online mode such as the survivor camp theme, more outfits and weapons, and rank bonuses.
Both editions are available digitally, but their physical versions also come with a map of the game's world. In addition, Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition comes with a Steelbook case.
Lastly, there is also a Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector's Box for $99.99. The bundle does not include a copy of the game, but it does contain an "unrippable" physical version of the treasure map that is the bonus for digital preorders, a 100-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle of an image of Saint Denis, a deck of playing cards, a coin, a bandana, and several other items. All of them are locked inside a metal box with a lock and key.
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date
The Red Dead Redemption 2 release date was again delayed from spring 2018 to Oct. 26. The game is rumored to have a Battle Royale mode, following the trend set by Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Rockstar Games has also apparently agreed to timed exclusivity for the PlayStation 4, but full details have not yet been revealed.