A new Red Dead Redemption 2 update is arriving on December 13 and it’s set to offer new content to gamers on PS4 and Xbox One.
Rockstar Games hasn’t provided an exact time for the new Moonshiners update to go live, and they aren’t expected to.
But by looking at past launches, we would predict a Red Dead Online update release time between 10am and 11am GMT, on December 13.
This has been bolstered somewhat by Rockstar Games’ scheduling of the GTA Diamond Casino Heist patch, which went live yesterday.
This would mean a much earlier release in the United States, dropping sometime around 2am, PT.
However, there’s also the chance that the new Red Dead Redemption 2 update could arrive at a completely different time, so it will be worth keeping an eye on social media.
And while we don’t know when precisely the Moonshiners content will be launching, we do have some early patch notes news.
As many RDR2 fans will already know, today’s update will make it possible to establish your own bootlegging business as part of a new Specialist Role.
This will include having to purchase a Moonshining Shack, which will come with a couple of different upgrade options.
And it appears some fans will be able to dive into the Bootlegging business in style on December 13.
Rockstar Games has announced that RDR2 players with an active Twitch Prime subscription will get access to a free upgrade.
This will allow for a better product that can be sold at a higher price, driving up profits in-game.
“Players who have started their journey as a Moonshiner will get the Polished Copper Still Upgrade for free, allowing you to brew more potent shine that sells at a premium,” a message from Rockstar Games confirms.
“Twitch Prime members will also get the Collector’s Bag for free, a Collector explores the world finding valuable treasures that can be sold to the travelling saleswoman Madam Nazar.
“Red Dead Online players who become Twitch Prime subscribers on or after December 13th will be able to purchase both of these for free within 72 hours of becoming Twitch Prime subscribers.
Rockstar Games has also announced a number of other items going live in today’s Red Dead Redemption 2 update.
This includes the new Outlaw Pass No. 2, new Moonshiner role unlocks, the new Navy Revolver, additional clothing options and an increase in the number of outfit slots in your Wardrobe.
More information on the update can be found below, courtesy of Rockstar Games: “Any active Trader who has completed a sell mission or reached Rank 5 in the Trader progression will receive an introduction via Cripps to meet the infamous Maggie Fike – an experienced bootlegger with the scars to prove it – down at Emerald Ranch. Maggie’s got the connections and the knowledge to help you get your business up and running.
“Purchase a Moonshining Shack and you will be on your way. To passers-by, the Shack is an unassuming dwelling, the main floor acting as a front with all the details of an ordinary homestead. The basement, however, is where you’ll ultimately get down to business.
“Owning and operating the Moonshine business is just part of your role. You’ll also work with Maggie through a series of story missions to be played solo or cooperatively as you help her get revenge on those who tried to take her down. As you grow the business (and eliminate a rival operation), you’ll learn new recipes and techniques that help make your moonshine the best by a country mile.
“You’ll also have the opportunity to set up your own underground Bar serving your own shine, with customizable décor and the option to add a country band complete with dance floor to entertain your friends and clientele.”