It's the spookiest season of the year and Rockstar is bringing a bit of that Halloween spirit to the frontier with the latest round of bonuses in Red Dead Online. Alongside Legendary Animals, a new mode has been added and the Halloween Pass is here giving players the chance to earn some truly scary items.
A pair of Legendary Panthers have been stalking the swamps, and even though they are very tangible threats their names allude to the thematic holiday. The Nightwalker Panther haunts Bolger Glade while the Ghost Panther has been spotted near Bluewater Marsh- both are dangerous animals, so be careful when you set out to study them.
If you decide to slay the big cats, you can take their carcasses to Gus' Trapper Store for a big payout and the chance to craft the Nightwalker and Ghost Garment sets. If you stop by Harriet's anyway, make sure to pick up the Opossum Vitalism Study pamphlet for a chance to get some firsthand experience as this animal. That's true dedication when it comes to Halloween costumes.
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The real attraction, however, is the Halloween Pass. A new version of the Outlaw Pass built on the same mechanics invites players to ascend through the tiers to unlock spooky Halloween themed items, like a nasty looking skeletal Zavala Machete, frightening horse masks for your mount, photo studio backgrounds with haunted house or cemetery themes and masks for your character too.
The Halloween Pass is accessible through the 16th of November and filled with all kinds of terrifying rewards spread out across 20 Ranks. All players in Red Dead Online are automatically members of the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Club and as they earn Club XP, they will rise through the ranks of the Halloween Pass if they bought it. If you make progress in the Club now but buy the pass later during its availability, retroactive progress will be added unlocking the appropriate ranks immediately. Any reward you unlock in the Halloween Pass will stay yours indefinitely.
Anyone who buys the Pass this week will get a reward for a free weapon component, so don't dally too long. All of last year's Halloween Masks are available for purchase once more, and if you buy one you'll get a bonus of 10 Poison Throwing Knives and a Reward for a free Ability Card. If you already unlocked a role as of today, you'll also receive a reward for one free weapon from a fence, and a one time bonus of 2,000 Club XP.
Spreading even more Halloween cheer is Dead of Night, an all new PvP mode. Not only are you fighting against the other 3 teams of players, but against the NPC Zombies. Killing zombies nets you points, but fewer than what a player kill is worth. Hidden somewhere on the map is the Night Stalker Mask, a pick-up that will grant the user special powers for an unfair advantage.
Dead of Night is here to stay, but this week the mode is paying out three times the usual XP and RDO$ rewards. Any players trying out the new mode will also be granted a care package of 3 Tomahawks, 10 Volatile Fire bottles and 25 Incendiary Buckshot Slugs, delivered to their camp or to a post office.
There are plenty of discounts on offer too. Not only is Fast Travel free all week, you can unlock the Bounty Hunter, Trader, Collector and Naturalist Roles for 5 Gold Bars less than usual - and make that 10 off for the Moonshiner. The latter can relocate their shacks for free. All Role Items and Wilderness Outfitters items are 40% off, while Melee Weapons have been discounted by 30% to make your dream of becoming a slasher more attainable.