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Red Dead Online April patch notes - Content, free items, sales, more

Red Dead Online's April update comes with free items, bonuses for completing quests, and sales on in-game items.
Red Dead Online April patch notes - Content, free items, sales, more

Red Dead Online does not receive updates nearly as often as Grand Theft Auto V Online, so outlaws tend to be excited about new content. Rockstar released Red Dead Online's April update on 5th April 2022, offering sales, bonuses for completing tasks, and even free items for players.

If you're looking to learn more about the update and how players can grab free items, follow along for our coverage of the latest Red Dead Online April Update.

Red Dead Online April Update (TLDR version) 

Outlaws will receive double experience, RDO$, and gold on all Call to Arms. (Image: Rockstar)

If you're not keen on reading all the patch notes, here's a quick run-down of the game's major updates and bonuses this month.

  • Players will be able to complete Blood Money Opportunities and Call to Arms quests for double the in-game RDO$, gold, and experience.
  • Outlaws will also be able to obtain a free outfit from Rockstar's site. 
  • Any player at rank 10 or above will receive a free fishing rod and bow.
  • Completing missions with your Persistent Posse will result in bonus rewards.

April Red Dead Online Patch Notes

Rockstar's official April Red Dead Online patch notes read as follows:

2X RDO$ and XP on Blood Money Opportunities

Read the “Letter from M” in your Satchel and visit Guido Martelli to get acquainted with the criminal underworld. Once you’ve saved up enough Capitale by completing Crimes and rummaging through the pockets of your fallen foes, launch Opportunities by speaking with Anthony Foreman, Sean Macguire, Joe, or James Langton.

Completing any of these elaborate criminal endeavors and undermining Senator Ricard’s plans for the Centennial States’ Fair will result in 2X RDO$ and XP, all month long. Plus, complete any Opportunity each week this month to receive 96 rounds of High-Velocity Revolver Ammo.

2X RDO$, XP, and Gold on Call to Arms

Violent offenders are prowling the frontier looking for vulnerable outposts — defending holdouts and allies in Call to Arms will earn you 2X RDO$, XP, and Gold this whole month.

Free Community Outfit All Month Long

Don’t forget to dress for the occasion. YouTuber Dare to Game recently shared several of their favorite outfits made up of clothing and accessories available from the pages of the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue. All month, you can claim each of the following items for free to recreate Dare to Game’s rustic take on a traditional cowboy look:

  • Brown Cayuga Hat
  • Brown Bandana
  • Burgundy Lancer Vest
  • Green Everyday Shirt
  • Brown Urban Gloves
  • Brown Gunslinger Gun Belt
  • Blue Studded Pants
  • Brown Batwing Chaps
  • Brown Worn Ropers Boots
  • Green Woolen Sweater (male) or Flores Vest (female)

Visit the link to claim the pieces of the outfit and check out Dare to Game’s video for more outfit inspiration for you and your Posse Members.

Free Fishing Rod and Bow For Rank 10 Players

Players rank 10 and above will receive a free fishing rod and bow. (Image: Rockstar)

Making a name for yourself on the plains is its own reward, but free gear from the shopkeeper is always welcome. Gain some renown and reach at least Rank 10 this week to receive the Fishing Rod and a Reward for a free Bow. Players who have already hit this milestone are also eligible for these gifts.

Take part in any Weekly Featured Series this month to earn 3X RDO$ and XP:

  • April 5 - April 11: Elimination Series (Hardcore)
  • April 12 - April 18: Overrun (Hardcore)
  • April 19 - April 25: Takeover Series (Hardcore)
  • April 26 - May 2: Shootout Series (Hardcore)

Other Bonuses and Rewards

Determined cowpokes who complete 7 Daily Challenges in one week will receive a rare green Patterned Bandana.

And there’s power in numbers — completing any mission (Telegram or otherwise) with a Persistent Posse this month will net you 5 Rewards for free Fast Travel. As an added bonus, the Persistent Posse fee has been waived for the entirety of this month's event. All Rewards will be accessible from the Benefits menu, Camp Lockbox, or at the Tailor within 72 hours.


Tomahawks and rifle ammo are available for 50% off. Revolvers, racehorses, role outfits, and outfits and chaps are available for 30% off.

Red Dead Online's April patch notes offer bonuses, free items, and sales on popular in-game items. Players can take advantage of this update just by logging in.

Want to stay up-to-date with Red Dead Online's updates, fixes, and changes in the future? Check out our dedicated Red Dead Redemption 2 section for more!


Featured image courtesy of Rockstar.