Red Dead Redemption 2 Christmas update: Why you NEED to play Red Dead Online right now

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Christmas update: Why you NEED to play Red Dead Online right now 1

Red Dead Redemption 2 fans should definitely login to RD2 Online over the festive period.

Rockstar has announced plans to give everybody a special Christmas gift over the next few days.

According to the Rockstar Twitter feed, players who login from December 23 until end of play on Christmas Day will receive the seasonal Gift Chest.

“Play Red Dead Online between December 23rd – 25th to receive a special seasonal Gift Chest, packed to the brim with provisions and other goodies including the Krampus Double Barrel Shotgun Variant,” Rockstar revealed.

The Red Dead 2 Christmas gift coincides with a season full of festive activities and game modes.

This includes a healthy layer of snow covering the map, a host of limited-time Festive Showdown Modes, camp decorations and lots more.

Arguably the best tweak is the addition of festive music in the saloons across the map.

On your travels, you may have heard piano players in the saloons playing festive songs as folk across the country merrily indulge in holiday festivities.”

But as Rockstar warns, not all of the changes are for the best: “Be warned, however, that the changing of the seasons often brings harsh weather to the frontier, with snowfall predicted to arrive as soon as tomorrow.

“Those keen to make preparations for the winter should be advised that even heavier snowfall may also be on the way, so keep the campfire burning and the stewpot simmering.”

As for the limited game modes, fans can expect “snow-dusted versions of bloody Showdown Modes like Spoils of War, Up in Smoke, and Overrun”.

PS4 owners will also get access to festive variations of Gun Rush, Make it Count and Last Stand. These limited game modes are available until January 6.

Red Dead 2 Online Gift Chest contents include the following…

• The Krampus Double Barrel Shotgun Variant

• 30 rounds of Incendiary Buckshot Ammo

• 100 Shotgun Slugs

• 10 Thyme Big Game

• 10 Minty Plump Birds

• 20 Carrots

• 20 Assorted Biscuits

• 50 Candies

• 10 Fine Brandies

• 10 Special Miracle Tonics

• 20 Volatile Fire Bottles

• 2x Creek Plums

• 2x Agarita

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