Half a month before launch, the entire trophy list for Red Dead Redemption 2 has been leaked online.
The full list includes both story mode and Red Dead Online trophies, though spoilers aren't present since the trophies related to actual story events are hidden until they are unlocked.
We can, however, learn a bit about what to expect from the gameplay of both modes. This event would also seem to prove that early copies of the game have indeed been leaked to the public.
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There are a total of 52 achievements. On PS4, from where the leak originates, trophies are colour coded based on rarity or difficulty. There is one platinum trophy, three gold trophies, four silver trophies and 44 bronze trophies. By default, nine of these are hidden. Now let's take a look at what we learn from them, without spoilers:
Some story missions are optional in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now, we've known that there is a great degree of player freedom in the game and that there is a lot to do besides the main missions. However, so far the assumption was that you have your story missions on the one hand, and your optional activities on the other. Apparently, there is an overlap though.
Whether or not this just means the same kind of narrative-driven side activities like Strangers in Red Dead Redemption remains to be seen. There may be larger stories that - they may fit into the main plotline, but are not central to it and thus optional. Doing or not doing them may even affect your stance with key NPCs.
We do know however that these aren't a replacement for Strangers missions, because those are coming back in name as well. An achievement is awarded for completing 10 Strangers quest chains in story mode. There is also a separate achievement for completing one companion mission at each camping site, which sound like they would fit the bill of being optional story missions. There will also be companion item missions.
Missions will have a kind of medal system, as evidenced by an achievement awarded for earning gold medals in a set number of missions. Another achievement confirms and reveals two mechanics. To earn it, you need to survive with a $250 bounty on your head for three in-game days. We've learned about a wanted system from gameplay videos already, and day/night systems in open world games these days are the norm, making this not much of a surprise.
We've known about the return of hunting in Red Dead Redemption 2 for a while now, so seeing an achievement related to skinning every known species isn't surprising. However, there seems to be a new system related to animals where you can study them. Vague as that is, we imagine when you fell an animal you can either skin it for goods and materials, or 'study' the corpse too, possibly, make you more adept at tracking them, or helping you pinpoint critical hit areas with Dead Eye Targeting.
Regarding animals, fish will be individually weighed, with one trophy being unlocked upon catching a particularly heavy fish. This will likely also affect its sale value on the market. The weapon upgrade and customization system will also be extensive, with upgrading every component of a single weapon getting its own trophy.
Moving on to Red Dead Online, these trophies are our first glimpse at the structure the game will have. A number of mission types have been revealed, including series, free-roam missions, free-roam events and some kind of PvP game mode.
Replacing GTA Online's crews will be Posses, you'll be able to own multiple horses at the same time and earn golden belt buckles from missions. The Rank system makes a return, and you'll also be able to purchase various upgrades for your camp.
Now, for the particularly curious among you who don't mind spoilers, the source for these leaks posted a full text list of the achievements that reveals the hidden trophies. We won't discuss those here, but if you want to check them out nonetheless, you can do so here. Again, these contain potential storyline spoilers.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on the 26th of October.