Holiday Festivities Coming to GTA Online and Red Dead Online

Ring in the holidays in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Online and GTA Online with a number of special features and discounts.

In GTA Online, a fresh blanket of snow has covered the landscape. Local businesses like The Diamond Casino and Resort are decked out with festive decorations, and local vendors are offering up a number of seasonal delights. A tree can be found in Legion Square, and even Penthouses are decked out in holiday decorations.

Those that play GTA Online from now through December 30 will get themselves the following:

  • The Vibrant Stitch Emissive Mask
  • The Red Bleeder Festive Sweater
  • The Green Cluckin’ Festive Sweater
  • The Tartan Livery for the Ocelot Ardent, Buckingham Akula and Karin Technical
  • Custom
  • The Candy Cane Livery for the Comet Safari, HVY APC and HVY Insurgent Pick-Up Custom
  • A care package containing the Firework Launcher, 20 Firework Rockets, a full supply of Snacks and Armor, 25 Sticky Bombs, 25 Grenades, 10 Proximity Mines and 10 Molotovs

In addition, those that visit Southern San Andreas Super Autos between December 22-30 can get themselves the Grotti Brioso 300 on the house.

The world of Red Dead Online is getting into the spirit too this holiday season. Saint Denis is decked with wreaths, lights and decorations galore, while the speakeasies and Moonshine Shacks are now filled with garlands and baubles. Even the city streets are filled with carolers.

Make sure to visit the Benefits page (located in the Pause Menu) for a chance to grab a free set of gifts. Perks include a Coupon for a free Coat and a Coupon for a free Repeater.

Gunsmiths are giving out the brand-new Winter Evans Repeater variant for free – all you need to do is stop by. Also available is the seasonal Krampus Shotgun variant of the Double Barrel Shotgun, which has had its Rank lock restrictions temporarily lifted.

The latest Legendary Bounty coming to Red Dead Online is Virgil “The Shepherd” Edwards. This 7th Generation cult leader is known for distinctive robes and an upside-down seven among his followers. Players can track down The Shepherd by visiting a local Bounty Board, and can return to the Bounty Board to replay the mission at an increased difficulty after a brief period.

New Turkoman breeds, including Grey, Black, Chestnut and Perlino variants, will make their way to the game this week. Festive renditions of modes like Make It Count – Bow & Arrow and Last Stand are also available, and will offer up triple the usual RDO$ and XP payouts.

Bounty Hunters and Prestigious Bounty Hunters can take advantage of double XP for their character and Role progression this week. This includes taking down Bounty Targets and playing Bounty Hunter Free Roam Events. In addition, high level Bounty Hunters can tackle a different Infamous Bounty mission sequence from each of the 13 Bounty Boards, all of which feature a three-part mission you can tackle solo or with a group.

For those looking to save a bundle, Cripps is offering 30% off everything for sale at Wilderness Outfitters. Capitalists and bootleggers can take five Gold Bars off the cost of the Butcher Table and 10 Gold Bars off the cost of the Moonshine Shack, as well as 30% off all Trader Wagons (including the Hunting Wagon), all Moonshiner Items and Shack Upgrades.

Finally, Red Dead Online players that have connected their Rockstar Games Social Club account to their Prime Gaming account will receive Rewards for a free Bounty Hunter License and an Award for the Trimmed Amethyst Bounty Wagon Livery. Players who connect to Prime Gaming before January 18 will receive a Reward for a Free Ability Card Upgrade and an Offer for 50% off a Weapon Pamphlet at the Fence.

Source: Press Release
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