Red Dead Online hasn't been as widely updated as Grand Theft Auto Online, but the main game's still been a huge success for Rockstar Games. Launched across PC, PS4 and Xbox One, this prequel took us to the declining Wild West, seeing 38 million sales.
Now that October's arrived, you might be wondering whether Online's getting a Halloween Pass for 2021, following last year's successful venture. While Rockstar is yet to confirm their official plans, here's everything we know so far:
October 26, 2021 -
Red Dead Online has unveiled it's Halloween week celebrations (finally!) along with Halloween Pass 2.
Here's a quick roundup of what to expect:
There are reports of new clashes at various settlements coming across the wire: telegrams read in hushed tones about confrontations with these strange and unsettling adversaries. Protecting the freeholds of Armadillo, Butcher Creek, Shady Belle, and Bolger Glade from attack in the seasonal All Hallows’ Call to Arms modes will earn you a pretty penny, namely 2X RDO$, Gold, and XP.
These macabre standoffs include alligators and cougars hungry for flesh, and a supernatural ghost train haunting the town of Armadillo. Players who hold out and survive to the tenth wave of any All Hallows’ Call to Arms mode will be rewarded with 2,000 Club XP to redeem on the Halloween Pass 2 (more on that below).
The same 2X Gold, RDO$, and XP bonus also applies to this week’s featured series, the seasonally appropriate Dead of Night — where four teams must compete for kills in a fight against the never-ending tide of The Dead. Completing any Dead of Night mode and emerging from the bloodbath this week will land you a Reward for a free Ability Card of your choosing.
Both these seasonal modes feature a Night Stalker Mask that allows you to access supernatural powers and strengths beyond the limits of mere humanity. Use it wisely — if you dare.
TRICKS AND TREATS
Get into the spirit of things this Halloween by visiting Madam Nazar’s roving storefront and shopping for a mask that suits you best. The Slaughter Mask, Creature Mask, Horror Mask, Swing Mask, Freak Mask, and Masquerade Mask are all available for a limited time. And check your Inventory for a sweet little treat of 10 Snowberger Candies and 5 Chocolate Bars. Don’t eat them all in one go — savor them between fights or when the road is long.
THE HALLOWEEN PASS 2 BRINGS ALL SORTS OF GRIM AND GHOULISH GIFTS
On October 28, pick up The Halloween Pass 2 — a purchasable, limited-time upgrade packed with grim and gruesome rewards spread across 15 ranks, running through November 22. The Halloween Pass 2 includes ever more masks to help conceal your identity, new clothing items stained with the blood of past crimes, and accessories sure to inspire terror in your victims.
Players who purchased all four installments of The Quick Draw Club will receive a Reward to get the Halloween Pass 2 for free. This week, all players who own the Halloween Pass 2 will be rewarded with a free Stable Slot and a select Shirt (up to Rank 15).
October 25, 2021 -
GTA Online went live with their big Halloween event a tad early this year, but we're still waiting for news on what Red Dead Online players can enjoy to celebrate the spooky season. However, if Rockstar sticks to the normal pattern, we should hopefully find out more today, in line with the games normal weekly reset. A lot of the key details have leaked, but hopefully, Rockstar has more in store, so stay tuned for updates in the coming hours.
October 13, 2021 -
Some of the new items revealed include:
- Cartilage Gloves
- Helier Jacket
- Goggle Mask Thing
- Wooden Horror Mask
- Wooden Pig Mask
- Gibbert Shirt
- Boucher Coat
You can get a better look at everything revealed so far on the below youtube video from Rockstar Guides.
October 13, 2021 -
There's still some time to go before the Red Dead Online Halloween update for 2021, but if you want to recap everything, we have the perfect video for you. Have a watch of the below from
Hazard as he runs through all confirmed, leaked and rumoured content coming to Red Dead Online's Halloween update this year.
September 3, 2021 -
Within a news post for The Quick Draw Club No.3, Rockstar confirmed that buying all four parts will award RDO players the Halloween Pass 2 for free. They confirmed that'll include the bloodied and torn Boucher Coat and Glabella Lantern.
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What To Expect
Judging by 2020's Halloween Pass, there's a few things players can expect. Costing 15 gold bars, it functioned similarly to the Outlaw Pass, though this one didn't pay you back over time.
Rewards were spread across 20 levels, ranging from Noir Camera Filters, Spooky Emotes, Rifle Variants, the Zavala Machete, and more. If you're looking to find out more, you can watch the brief trailer below:
So far, we only know Halloween Pass 2 contains the bloodied and torn Boucher Coat and Glabella Lantern. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.
Rockstar's confirmed that Halloween Pass 2 runs from October 28th until November 22nd.
It matches up with last year's Halloween Pass, which started on October 20th. That was also available for nearly a whole month, ending on November 16th, 2020.