Red Dead Online celebrates Halloween with Dead of Night Mode and Halloween Pass

By Heidi Nicholas,
Everyone's gearing up for Halloween, and Red Dead Online is getting in on things too with a new Dead of Night mode, a new Halloween Pass with rewards across 20 ranks, and two new Legendary Animals unleashed into Online — plus free fast travel until October 26th.

First up, the Halloween Pass — the first for the game. Rockstar says this is a limited-time upgrade, running until November 16th, with rewards across 20 ranks including the Zavala Machete, the Flayed Bison and Painted Ram Horse Masks, the Cemetery and Abandoned Mansion photo studio backgrounds, a Gothic Décor Theme for the Moonshine Bar, and the Gallows Blindfold. Rockstar adds that if you go for a free membership to the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Club, you'll get extra rewards like the Phantom Buck Horse Mask. You will keep everything you unlock after the pass expires, and if you buy it this week, you get a free weapon component.

Also arriving for Red Dead Online's Halloween celebrations is the new Dead of Night mode, with four teams fighting each other and the dead. You earn points for eliminating the dead, but more points for defeating your (live) rival players. Plus, if you manage to find the Night Stalker mask, you get "supernatural abilities" to help you out. For the next seven days, Rockstar is offering a triple payout for playing Dead of Night, along with a care package of three tomahawks, ten volatile fire bottles, and 25 incendiary buckshot slugs.

Halloween 2020

This week also introduces two new Legendary Animals in the form of the Nightwalker Panther near Bolger Glade and the Ghost Panther at Bluewater Marsh. As usual, any pelts can be taken to Gus for some new Garment Sets. Madam Nazar has the usual assortment of Halloween Masks, meanwhile, along with a reward: if you buy one, you get ten poison throwing knives and a free ability card. Rockstar adds that any players with a Role will get 2,000 Club XP and 50% off a weapon from the Fence.

Lastly, finding "Harrietum Officinalis" to buy the Oppossum Vitalism Studies Pamphlet will take you on a "transformational journey of a wholly different stripe." If you've any idea what that means, let us know in the comments below. And then there's the Halloween discounts: five Gold Bars off the Bounty Hunter, Trader, Collector and Naturalist Roles and ten Gold Bars off the Moonshiner Role, a free relocation if you fancy moving your Moonshine Shack, 30% off melee weapons, and 40% off all Role Items and Wilderness Outfitters content.

The Halloween Pass expires on November 16th, but it's not yet clear when the Dead of Night mode will end.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.