Red Dead Online Brings Back Red Dead Redemption Fan-Favorite Character


Red Dead Online isn't just about playing together with friends, it's also about following a new story which begins when your online character escapes from the Sisika Penitentiary.

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Once free to roam the land, you can engage in a variety of activities as well as continue playing Story Missions and Stranger Missions, just like in the single-player campaign. One Stranger Mission, in particular, is going to make long-time fans of the series happy, as it brings back a fan-favorite character from the original Red Dead Redemption.

One word of warning. There will be major spoilers for Red Dead Online, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Redemption past this point, so avoid scrolling down if you want to discover this Red Dead Redemption cameo yourself.

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Once you are able to freely roam the map after your escape from prison, head over to New Austin in the southern part of the map. Here, located in the MacFarlane Ranch, you are able to undertake a Stranger Mission given to you by none other than Bonnie MacFarlane herself.

The mission itself is a nod to the original Red Dead Redemption, as she asks you to track down and recover a lost cart. The mission is straightforward, as you only need to kill the thieves and bring back the cart to the ranch, but it's enjoyable nonetheless.

If you're not planning to get into Red Dead Online, or if you just want to see this cameo right now, you can check out a video of the mission right below.

Bonnie MacFarlane is one of the first characters that players meet in the original Red Dead Redemption, and she is one of John Marston's primary allies. She rescues John by the road after he is wounded by Bill Williamson at Fort Mercer at the beginning of the game, and the two become close friends, with John helping her and her father whenever possible.

Bonnie MacFarlane doesn't appear in the single-player campaign in Red Dead Redemption 2, but she is mentioned a couple times. The young woman and her father are not present at their ranch during the events of the game as they had to leave New Austin due to the cholera outbreak affecting the area. As an additional Easter Egg, players can also find the letter of a possible suitor of hers.

Red Dead Online is now live for those who purchased one of the game's Special Editions. It is set to become available to those who have played the game at launch later today. Have you discovered any other interesting nod to other entries in the series or any other Easter Egg? Let us know on our Red Dead Online forums.


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