When everyone thought Rockstar would only deliver the June news on the last day of the month, today is June 4th and we already got what we were promised! The RDR2 pre-orders have opened on both Playstation and Xbox stores, and contain a selection of bonuses between the two existing special editions. Not to forget the Collectors Box, with a plethora of items, being that some of those are also in-game collectibles!
By just pre-ordering the game, any edition, you can get access to the new War Horse and Outlaw Survival Kit, shown below!
The War Horse: The Ardennes War Horse can always be relied on in the heat of the battle, says Rockstar. It has a higher courage level and higher stamina!
The Outlaw Survival Kit: This contains a collection of key supplies for the rigors of life on the frontier – items to replenish Health, your Dead Eye level, and more.
If you have preordered the game via the digital channels, you will also have access to a Cash Bonus on RDR2 Story Mode and a Treasure Map! The Treasure Map includes locations for treasures within the map of RDR2.
The Special Edition costs $79,99 and will include exclusive content for the game’s story mode, such as:
- Bank Robbery Mission and Gang Hideout in Story Mode – exclusive access to a bank robbery mission in which Arthur and the gang come up with a plan to rob a bank in Rhodes. The second mission involves taking back a hacienda that was taken over by the Lobos Gang. Money is waiting for you in their stash!
- Dappled Black Thoroughbred – It’s a really quick racehorse with exceptional speed and acceleration, and includes the new exclusive Nuevo Paradiso Saddle, in dark chocolate weather and silver medallion detailing.
- Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses – they’re special items available in Story Mode that will help you whenever equipped. The Eagle Talon Talisman will increase your environmental awareness skill, and the Iguana Scale will have you take less damage while riding on horseback.
- Boosts, Cash Bonuses and Discounts – Some of these boosts include boosts to the Core Stats, which include Arthur’s stamina, health and Dead Eye levels. You can also earn more cash during robbery missions with your gang, and when hunting and selling animal carcasses. You will get discounts on all upgrades to the van der Linde camp.
- The Nuevo Paradiso Gunslinger Outfit
- Free Access to Several Weapons – Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun and Lancaster Varmint Rifle.
The Ultimate Edition ($100) includes ALL of the Story Mode content, plus Online content, which is our first insight into the game’s Online mode! Including:
- Bonus outfits – Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit and Copperhead Enforcer Outfit
- Black Chestnut Thoroughbred – a powerful racehorse including the exclusive High Plains Cutting Saddle
- Free Access to the Survivor Camp Theme – part of a new feature to customise your own camp, you will have access to this theme for free!
- Free Access to the Bonus Weapons from Story Mode
- Rank Boost – You will be able to rank up faster in Online Mode, up to Rank 25!
But that’s not all. For the hardcore collectors, Rockstar is dishing out a Collector’s Box, costing an extra $100.
Within this box, you will be able to find many, many real life items, but also items that will be available within the game! The RDR2 game is not included with this collector’s box.
- Metal Tithing Box with Lock & Key
- Collectible Challenge Coin
- Double Sided 100-piece Puzzle featuring the port of Saint Denis
- Six-Shooter Bandana
- Treasure Map printed on very durable unrippable paper, and it’s useful to find the treasures in-game!
- Pin Set of 6 pins
- Playing Cards
- Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue for weapons and clothing, also available in stories in RDR2 to read! 150 pages!
- 12 Cigarette Cards, which can also be found within the world of RDR2.