Red Dead Online is Getting Professional Bounty Hunting, Trading, and Treasure Hunting Next Week

Red Dead Online is Getting Professional Bounty Hunting, Trading, and Treasure Hunting Next Week

You'll need some seed money to get started.

Red Dead Online players are hitting the job market next week. The next major update for the online western multiplayer portion of Red Dead Redemption 2 hits September 10 and adds Frontier Pursuits, which brings specialist roles to the world of Red Dead.

Announced early last month, the update introduces a professional system for Bounty Hunters, Traders, and Collectors. Each of the three tracks offers themed activities and new skills, as well as unique items to bolster your cowpoke's arsenal. Each one can be leveled up individually and no route is exclusive.

Bounty Hunters will need to purchase a license in Rhodes, either for 15 Gold Bars or through linking their Twitch and Rockstar accounts before September 8. Once you're official, you can pick up bounties off boards at law offices and post offices, providing a list of felons across the prairie landscape. Also, if you bring them in alive it offers a higher reward. High enough level players will also be able to hunt down other players who have accrued enough of a bounty on their head, adding to the PvP aspect and also jailing the criminal player, where they'll have to serve time.

Traders can open up shop and sell goods across the West through an investment of 15 Gold Bars for a Butcher's Table to set up shop, though it's free for PlayStation 4 players. As your empire grows, you can pick up Delivery Wagons and other amenities, but bandits will also become increasingly aware of your growing riches.

Collectors will need a Collector's Bag, which will cost 15 Gold Bars as well. (If you collect all 54 hidden playing cards in GTA Online, you'll get the bag for free.) This one's a little more Tomb Raider, searching for rare items and pieces of a valuable set for profit.

There are also some locomotion and general gameplay updates coming to Red Dead Online, but with this update, it looks like endgame players will have three new paths to explore in creating their own Western fantasy. Whether you want to hunt bounties in the wilderness or just set up a stew stall by the side of the road, now it'll be an actual profession within the world of Red Dead.

Be sure to check out our guides to Red Dead Online, to build up some gold bars before the class update arrives.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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