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You Can Be a Wildlife Photographer in Red Dead Online's Latest Update

New bonuses and more

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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If you’ve wanted to be a wildlife photographer but without the mess of actually going off into the wilderness, good news. Red Dead Online this week has you covered.

A new Free Roam Event has been added, called Wildlife Photographer, which has players racing to take the best and most photographs of animals (with a reward for the best photo taken)

New Legendary Animals this week include the Legendary Mud Runner Buck, found by the Heartland’s Flat Iron Lake, and the Legendary Snow Buck, spotted around the Aurora Basin in West Elizabeth.

This week debuts the Hardcore Series, where players compete without Ability Cards or Consumables and featuring Hardcore variations of Overrun, Spoils of War, Hostile Territory and Most Wanted.

New items at Gus’ Store include The Mud Runner Coat and the Snow Coat can now be crafted from their respective Legendary Buck once delivered to Gus, who’s also offering 50% bonus payouts for either Legendary Animal’s carcass or pelt.

The latest Emote additions to the Catalogue include The Hypnotize, Sniff, Check the Time, Prayer, Cougar Snarl, Coin Bite and Shrug Emotes. New Bonuses this week involve completing any Free Roam Event, including Wildlife Photographer, will net players an extra RDO$100 and 5,000 Character XP, plus an extra RDO$100 Reward is available for taking a photo with the Advanced Camera.

One-time gifts are still available for logging in by September 21, including 30% off any Novice or Promising Naturalist Role Item, 2,000 Naturalist XP, free Sedative Varmint Cartridges, a free Legendary Animal Pheromone, 30% off a Revolver, and a free Ability Card.

Ongoing Rewards for Naturalists include a reward for a free Role Accessory, Outfit or Emote, the Gila Monster Camp Flag for tranquilizing and sampling any animal, the Farnholme Double Bandolier for completing an Animal Sighting Mission, and a Treasure Map with the purchase of a Wilderness Camp.

Finally, Prime Gaming Benefits are still available including a Free Katata Coat, 5 Free Legendary Animal Pheromones, 6,000 Naturalist XP, a free Wilderness Camp, offers for: 50% off a Camp Dog, a free Tent and a Vest below Rank 15, plus 10x Special Health Cures, 10x Special Snake Oil, 10x Special Miracle Tonic, and 10x Special Bitters.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.