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Red Dead Redemption 2 Editions and Pre-Order Bonus: What’s in the Collector’s Edition?

Rockstar has revealed the Red Dead Redemption 2 collector's editions and the pre-order bonuses you get for buying them early. Red Dead Redemption 2 will come in a standard edition, special edition, and an ultimate edition. Additionally, a collector's box will be available that contains a plethora of RDR 2 goodies, but not the game itself.

Below we detail the various Red Dead Redemption 2 editions, what they contain, and how much they cost. We'll also cover the pre-order bonuses for RDR 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Standard Edition Contents

As far as we know now, the standard edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 just comes with the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Standard Edition Price

The RDR 2 Standard Edition retails for $59.99 in either physical or digital forms.

What's in the Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Edition Contents?

Red Dead Redemption Special Edition

The RDR 2 Special Edition is the next tier up from the standard edition. The special edition contains six pieces of digital content as well as a physical world map. The contents are:

  • Bank Robbery Missions and Gang Hideout: You get access to a bank robbery mission where Arthur and the gang plan to rob a bank in the town of Rhodes. You also get a gang hideout mission where you must clear out the Del Lobos Gang from a hacienda and steal their stash.
  • Dappled Black Thoroughbred: This racing stallion has speed and acceleration and comes with the Nueve Paraiso Saddle.
  • Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses: The Eagle Talon Talisman allows Arthur to extend the time he can use his environmental awareness skill. Using the Iguana Scale Medallion will lessen the damage Arthur takes while he's riding a horse.
  • Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses, and Discounts: You'll get a Core Stat boost that increases Arthur's Dead Eye Cores, health, and stamina. You'll also get a boost to the amount of cash you earn for selling skins and for robberies as well as a discount to Van der Linde gang camp upgrades.
  • Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit: This outfit is inspired by the garb of the vaqueros and banditos of Mexico. It has a wide-brimmed black hat, denim chaps, leather gloves and boots, and a deep indigo coat.
  • Three Free Weapons: You'll get access to the Volcanic Pistol, Pump-Action Shotgun, and Lancaster Varmit Rifle from the very start of the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Edition Price

The RDR 2 Special Edition is available on PSN, Xbox One, and the Rockstar Warehouse for $79.99

What's in the Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition Contents?

Red Dead Redemption Ultimate Edition

If you need even more digital goodies, the Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition is for you. In addition to all the bonuses from the Special Edition you'll get the following:

  • Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit: This extravagant get-up includes an oxblood-colored long coat, dark pants, chocolate leather boots, and a vest with a gold chain leading to a pocket watch.
  • Copperhead Enforcer Outfit: Two-toned gloves, black pinstripe pants, leather boots, and a fur-lined brown waistcoat complete this ensemble.
  • Online Black Chestnut Thoroughbred: This racehorse is another fast stead and comes with the High Plains Cutting Saddle.
  • Free Survivor Camp Theme: This theme allows you to customize your camp online with a survival motif.
  • Three Weapons Free Online: You'll get to start online mode with access to the Volcanic Pistol, Pump-Action Shotgun, and Lancaster Varmint Rifle.
  • Rank Bonuses: You'll get bonus experience online until Rank 25.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition Price

You can get the Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition on the Xbox Live Store, PSN, and Rockstar Warehouse for $99.99.

What's in the Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector's Box Contents?

Red Dead Redemption Collectors Box

Now, this is where things get a little confusing. Rockstar is offering a Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector's Box in their online store. Logic would dictate that it would include the game, but that's where you'd be wrong. The Collector's Box does not contain a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2. Instead, you get a metal tithing box with eight Red Dead Redemption 2-themed items.

The contents of the Collector's Box are:

  • Cigarette Cards: Twelve collectible cards mirroring a set of collectible that can be found in-game.
  • Collectible Challenge Coin: One side features a buffalo and the other a landscape. It comes in a presentation holder that will protect it from the elements.
  • Double-Sided Puzzle: A 100-piece, double-sided jigsaw puzzle with an image of the port of Saint Denis on one side and a Western-inspired Rockstar logo on the other.
  • Pin Set: Six pins in the image of weapons from Red Dead Redemption 2. Comes with a canvas bag for storage.
  • Playing Cards: A standard deck of playing cards featuring illustrations of members of the Van der Linde gang.
  • Six-Shooter Bandana: A regular-looking red bandana, but look closer, and you'll see hidden weapons throughout.
  • Treasure Map: A map on sturdy, unrippable paper revealing the location of some treasure that will help you on your journey.
  • Wheeler, Rawson, and Co. Catalogue: A 150-page replica of a catalog found in the game. Contains weapons, clothing, and anything else you'd need in the west.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector's Box Price

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector's Box retails for $99.99 and can be found in the Rockstar Warehouse.

What are the Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Bonuses?

Red Dead Redemption Pre-Order

There are two sets of digital pre-order bonuses you can get. Everyone gets bonus GTA$ for pre-ordering RDR 2 regardless of what retailer you choose. The amount you get depends on which edition of the game you buy:

  • GTA$500,000 for Standard Edition Pre-Orders
  • GTA$1,000,000 for Special Edition Pre-Orders
  • GTA$2,000,000 for Ultimate Edition Pre-Orders

Additionally, if you pre-order on PSN or Xbox Store you'll get:

  • Cash Bonus for Story Mode
  • Treasure Map

Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on 10/26/2018 on Xbox One and PS4.