Rockstar Games has announced details for the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition bundles of Red Dead Redemption 2, alongside the pre-orders bonuses for all versions of the game, as well as the Collector’s Box which features an assortment of unique collectibles inspired by the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 offers three different bundles to pre-order that pack in the game with additional bonus content. This includes a Standard Edition version of Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition – each of which include their own unique content and bonuses for Story Mode and Online.

All versions of Red Dead Redemption 2 include pre-order bonuses, which feature the War Horse and Outlaw Survival Kit for everyone, and a ‘Cash Bonus’ for Story Mode if you pre-order the game digitally. In addition, those who pre-order digitally from the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store before July 31st, 2018 will receive the ‘Treasure Map’ for use in Story Mode, which gives Arthur Morgan a head start on the hunt for hidden riches and secret buried treasure throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Additional details on the pre-order bonuses for Red Dead Redemption 2 can be found below.

Pre-Order Bonuses: All Editions

War Horse: This handsome iron-grey-coloured Ardennes War Horse can always be relied on in the heat of the battle. With greater courage and stamina than the average steed, this is a horse that knows how to keep its head under fire. The War Horse is available in Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode.

The Outlaw Survival Kit: The Outlaw Survival Kit contains a collection of key supplies for enduring the rigors of life on the frontier, including items to replenish Health, Dead Eye and more. The Outlaw Survival Kit is available in Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode.

Cash Bonus for Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode: The Van der Linde gang is always looking for ways to make more money and bring in new supplies. This in-game cash bonus will give Arthur Morgan enough to buy a weapon, some food, a handful of useful items and ammunition. This bonus is exclusive to digital pre-orders of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Treasure Map: Secret buried treasure can be found throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. This exclusive Treasure Map for Story Mode will give Arthur a head start on the hunt for hidden riches. Included at no additional cost if you pre-order the game digitally by July 31st, 2018.

Pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2’s Standard Edition today from the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store, as well as the Rockstar Warehouse.

Bonus GTA$ Cash for Digital Pre-Orders

All digital pre-orders of Red Dead Redemption 2 from the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store include a bonus stimulus of GTA Online cash that will be immediately added to your Maze Bank account.

  • Red Dead Redemption 2: Standard Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$500,000
  • Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$1,000,000
  • Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$2,000,000

Here’s the official blurb from Rockstar Games for adding this bonus cash to your GTA Online account once you’ve pre-ordered Red Dead Redemption 2.

Digital pre-orders for Red Dead Redemption 2 made via the PlayStation Store will receive an automatic download for their bonus GTA$. For those pre-ordering digitally through the Microsoft Store on Xbox, this GTA$ bonus can be downloaded by searching for the requisite amount associated with your specific pre-order (“$500,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online” for Standard Edition digital pre-orders, “$1,000,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online” for Special Edition digital pre-orders, and “$2,000,000 for Grand Theft Auto Online” for Ultimate Edition digital pre-orders) on the Microsoft Store.

The Special Edition and Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 are obviously the most interesting of the three bundles available, featuring a variety of additional story content and online content. They’re also more expensive, with the Special Edition coming in at $79.99 and the Ultimate Edition priced at $99.99. Check out the full details of everything they include below.

Story Mode Content: Special Edition & Ultimate Edition

Bank Robbery Mission & Gang Hideout in Story Mode: Get exclusive access to a Bank Robbery Mission, in which Arthur and a couple of his fellow gang members come up with a daring plan to break in and rob the bank in the southern town of Rhodes. Elsewhere, the Del Lobos Gang has taken over a hacienda – clear this gang’s hideout and rob their stash for a lucrative take.

Dappled Black Thoroughbred: This thoroughbred racehorse sporting a beautiful reverse-dappled black coat will keep you at the front of the pack with its exceptional speed and acceleration. Plus get the exclusive Nuevo Paraiso Saddle, handmade in dark chocolate leather with silver medallion detailing. This horse and saddle are available in Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode.

Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses: These special Story Mode items will give Arthur a helping hand whenever they are equipped. Attaching the Eagle Talon Talisman to his boot, Arthur’s environmental awareness skill will last longer. By carrying the Iguana Scale in his personal Satchel, Arthur will take less damage while riding on horseback.

Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses & Discounts: A collection of exclusive Story Mode boosts, bonuses and discounts. The Core Stat boost benefits Arthur’s Stamina, Health and Dead Eye Cores. Earn more cash during robbery missions with the Van der Linde gang, and when hunting and selling animal carcasses. Receive discounts on all upgrades to the Van der Linde gang’s camp, and much more.

The Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit: This exclusive Story Mode outfit for Arthur is inspired by the clothing worn by vaqueros and banditos south of the border. The outfit features a wide brimmed black cowboy hat, deep indigo coat, worn denim chaps, leather gloves and boots.

Free Access to Additional Weapons: A good range of weapons is essential for survival in the Old West. Get free access to three weapons at the in-game Gunsmiths in Story Mode: the robust Volcanic Pistol, devastating Pump Action Shotgun and versatile Lancaster Varmint Rifle.

The Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store, the Xbox Store, the Rockstar Warehouse and at other select retailers.

Online Content: Ultimate Edition Exclusives

Bonus Outfits: Get two exclusive outfits for your online character. The Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit features a long oxblood-colored coat and a vest with gold pocket watch chain. The Copperhead Enforcer Outfit features a fur-lined saddle-brown leather waistcoat and two-tone gloves.

Rank Bonuses: As a great start for all Ultimate Edition players you can rank up faster in online, up to rank 25.

Black Chestnut Thoroughbred: Outrun the competition with this thoroughbred racehorse in a striking black chestnut coat and also receive the exclusive High Plains Cutting Saddle beautifully crafted in jet-black leather with gold metal accents. This horse and saddle are available in online.

Free Access to the Survivor Camp Theme: Customize your own personal Camp in online with free access to the Survivor theme.

The Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store, the Xbox Store, the Rockstar Warehouse and at other select retailers.

The additional story content is available in both the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition, whilst the online extras are exclusive to the Ultimate Edition. Both bundles are available digitally and physically, with those opting for the latter also receiving a slipcover over the case with an exclusive world map, and in the case of the Ultimate Edition, the exclusive steelbook is also included.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector’s Box

The Red Dead Redemption 2: Collector’s Box is available exclusively from select retailers and the Rockstar Warehouse. It features a curated assortment of outlaw essentials all packaged in a thick gauged metal tithing box. It does not, however include a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2, which is sold separately. This is handy for those who would prefer to opt for a digital version of the game instead.

Metal Tithing Box with Lock & Key: Inspired by the lockbox used by the Van der Linde gang to stash contributions to the camp’s upkeep, this thick gauged metal box includes a lock & key, and features black metal band detailing and an engraved Cornwall Freight & Commodities plaque.

Collectable Challenge Coin: Featuring the majestic American Buffalo on one side and a scenic landscape on the other side, this engraved, gold-colored collectable coin comes in a magnetic presentation holder with a black, engraved plaque describing the history of this endangered species.

Double Sided Puzzle: This double-sided, 100-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle features an illustrated view of the bustling port of Saint Denis on one side, and a classically inspired Rockstar Games logo on the reverse.

Six Shooter Bandana: A staple for any frontier outlaw, this bandana features a traditional paisley-inspired pattern with hidden weapon iconography throughout.

Treasure Map: Printed on durable, unrippable paper, this exclusive treasure map reveals the location of some buried treasure that may start Arthur on a search for more riches hidden throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Pin Set: This set of six individual pins includes representations of key weapons from Red Dead Redemption 2 including a shotgun, revolver and Dead Eye “X” marker. The set comes in a canvas carrying bag.

Playing Cards: Commemorate the outlaws of the Van der Linde gang with this fully illustrated deck of playing cards featuring key members of the gang including Arthur Morgan, John Marston, Javier Escuella, Bill Williamson and Dutch van der Linde.

Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue: The one-stop shop for everything from weapons to clothing, the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue is an essential shopping tool for turn of the century life.  This complete 150-page book is a replica of the edition found in stores throughout Red Dead Redemption 2.

12 Cigarette Cards: These beautifully-illustrated collectable cards can be found throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. This physical collection includes one select card from each set like Famous Gunslingers and Outlaws, Stars of the Stage and Marvels of Travel and Locomotion.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector’s Box is available now for pre-order from the Rockstar Warehouse. It will also be available to purchase from select retailers in the future.


  1. Yea, I think I’ll get the standard edition. Why did you take out two missions and charge $20 extra dollars for them. Also please don’t say this was created specifically for the special edition. Why would the special edition cross your game designers minds?

    As alternatives for the $20 dollars how about an artbook, CD (music from RDR was fantastic), or some behind the scenes footage.

    All this stuff can be given away digitally, that way you guys can still go all out on the physical swag like that map. I’m sure its top quality paper.


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