Rockstar Introduces New Bonuses for Moonshiners

By Heidi Nicholas,
Rockstar's latest Newswire article for Red Dead Online announces this week's Free Aim Series, along with new clothing, role discounts, and new bonuses for Moonshiners.

Moonshiners is the newest role to come to Red Dead Online, and the first to allow players to purchase property. Players have to build up their brand, learn new recipies, and run a successful Moonshining business in the basement of their shack. If you've chosen the Moonshining life in Red Dead Online but haven't yet bought a shack, Rockstar are taking 25% off Moonshiner Shack Properties and Property Relocations. Any players who manage to reach Rank 3 of the Moonshiner role before January 13th next week will get an exclusive colorway of the Kelley Boots, to be found in the Benefits section. There's also 500 Moonshiner Role XP to be had by flavouring any Batch, whilst selling any medium-strength batches of Monshine this week will reward players with 30% off on any Norfolk Roadster Horse. The Bounty Hunter and Collector Roles are looking a little forlorn, since the only other role to get any sort of discount is the Trader role, which this week has 40% off Novice and Promising items like the Stew Pot and Medium Delivery Wagon.

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This week's Free Aim Series, meanwhile, includes all of the Capture game-modes: Hostile Territory, Overrun, Plunder, Spoils of War, and Up in Smoke. Lastly, the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue has a selection of new arrivals consisting of permanent additions like the Rivera Hooded Tunic, McCrum Pants, the Palma and Baldock Hats, Kelley Boots, and Pico Sandals. The Boutell Hat and Leavitt Jacket are also now available for purchase, although they're limited-time additions and won't be permanent to the store. Just like with Rockstar's other giant of a title, GTA V, there's bonuses for those who've linked their Social Club account with Twitch Prime: they'll get the Collector's Bag and the Polished Copper Moonshine Still upgrade for free. Meanwhile, those who set up two-step verification for their Social Club accounts will get discounts on the Outlaw Pass, a free Kladruber Horse, and Role Items for the Bounty Hunter, Trader, and Collector Roles. We've got a rundown of both the Outlaw Pass and the Moonshiner role here.

Judging from the response to Rockstar's tweet, it seems that while some are happy about the additions, others are still experiencing problems with specific bugs, such as issues with animals spawning, loading screens, and batches of moonshine disappearing. We'll update you if we hear anything about a plan to fix these.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!