Red Dead Online's extensive array of challenges has a gained a new addition today, alongside a new Showdown Mode as well as limited issue clothing items. Players are also granted a care package, and if you have 2-step authentication enabled on your account, you stand to gain further bonuses.
Like the previous Fishing Free Roam Challenge, the Wild Animal Kills Challenge offers a way to test your skill against fellow players without any PvP going on. Show off your prowess as a big game hunter by downing the most animals within the given time period.
When the allotted time runs out, the player with the most points wins - small animals get you 1 point, medium animals are worth 2 points and large animals will net you 3 points. The closer you get to the end of the match, larger and more dangerous animals will spawn, some of which will grant you even greater bonuses.
If you get a taste for some PvP action, the new Showdown Mode "Head for the Hills" pits two teams against one another in a desperate fight for survival. Take turns as one team struggles to reach a safe zone at the end of the map, while the other team endeavors to hunt them down.
Players can earn additional rewards from A Land of Opportunities story missions this week. New players completing Honor Among Thieves will have their reward increased by RDO$ 50, completing Kill Them, Each And Every One gets you a bonus RDO$ 75 and finally finishing Destroyed By Grief wins you 10 Gold Bars.
All players are also treated to a care package containing a number of consumables such as Miracle Tonic, Snake Oil, Express Revolver Ammo and more. Pick it up at a post office or at your camp. New character customization items also include the Flora Corseted Chemise, Paddon Shirt, Plaid Cap, Raccoon Hat, Shaffer Chaps and the "How Dare You" emote.
Account safety is good, and securing yours with 2-step verification is a reward in and of itself. However, as further incentive, Rockstar is giving out 10 Gold Bars and an exclusive tint for the new Raccoon Hat to all players whose accounts are secured with 2-step verification by the end of the week.
Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming Showdown Modes Public Enemy and Sport of Kings.