Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode, Red Dead Online, doesn't receive large updates often - but Rockstar often brings out the big guns for events like Halloween and Christmas.
Here's everything you need to know about this month's Red Dead Online October 2022 updates, including a brand new telegram mission.
Update 28th October 2022: The Red Dead Online Halloween Pass ends in just three days, on 31st October! If you haven't earned all of the rewards across the Halloween Pass' 15 tiers, now is the best time for you to do so. Otherwise, you will have to wait another year to earn the Halloween-themed rewards on the frontier!
Remember that if you complete all 15 tiers of the Halloween Pass 2 on or before Halloween 2022, you will receive a free Hired Gun Kit. This package includes the Fierro Bandana, ammo and consumables, and Capitale valued at 5 Gold Bars.
The Halloween Call to Arms modes and bonuses from Ike Skelding's Hardcore Telegram Missions will also end on 31st October 2022, so be sure to get your playtime in before Halloween!
New Telegram Mission
A new hardcore telegram mission is coming for Red Dead Online players starting 18th October 2022.
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Once the Halloween Hardcore Telegram Mission is available, you will receive an inbox at the Post Office (or you can check your mail at your Camp Lockbox).
Until 31st October, all of Ike Skelding's Hardcore Telegram Missions reward bonuses including 3X Gold, RDO$, and XP.
Halloween Pass 2
The Halloween Pass 2 will be available until 31st October 2022. If you started on the Halloween Pass last year, you'll be able to pick it up now and continue.
There are 15 levels including various Halloween-themed cosmetic and resource items.
If you purchase the Halloween Pass 2 and unlock all the ranks - whether you completed it last year or do it this year - you'll receive a free Hired Gun Kit.
All Hallows Eve Call To Arms
There will be three new Call To Arms locations in the Heartland Oil Fields, Limpany, and Saint Denis Graveyard starting in October.
Players will receive 3X RDO$ and XP on All Hallows' Call To Arms modes throughout the whole month.
Halloween Featured Series
Players will receive 3X rewards on Halloween Featured Series, including Fear of the Dark and Dead of Night.
The following bonuses will also be available throughout the month.
- October 4 – 10: Hardcore Halloween Series 1 (Dead of Night)
Win a match in this week’s Featured Series to get a Treasure Map leading to a haul in the area north of Tumbleweed
Complete a Blood Money Contract to receive 60 rounds of Split Point Rifle Ammunition
Complete a Blood Money Opportunity to receive 30 Explosive Slug Shotgun Ammunition
- October 11 – 17: Hardcore Halloween Series 2 (Fear of the Dark)
Win a match in the Featured Series this week to receive a Bluewater Marsh Treasure Map
Complete Love and Honor to receive an Offer for 50% off a Camp Dog
Complete Kill Them, Each and Every One to receive an Offer for 50% off an Advanced Camera
- October 18 – 24: Halloween Series 1 (Dead of Night)
Win a match in the Halloween Featured Series to receive a North Clingman Treasure Map
Sell a Sample to Harriet to get a select colorway of the Carver Pants
Craft a Coat in Gus’ Store to receive a Chestnut & Plum Martinville Horse Saddle
- October 25 – 31: Halloween Series 2 (Fear of the Dark)
Win a match in the Halloween Featured Series to receive a West Hill Haven Treasure Map
Participate in the Halloween Featured Series with a Persistent Posse to get a Maple & Gold Martinville Saddle
Players who participate in an All Hallows’ Call to Arms will receive a select colorway of the Carver Pants
There are even more bonuses available throughout the month of October to celebrate Halloween in Red Dead Online.
In the Manhunt Bounty Hunter Free Roam Event, players will get to enjoy a themed event and will receive 2X Gold, RDO$, and XP.
The following bonuses will also be active:
- Receive 2 Potent Health Cures per week just by logging in
- Participating in All Hallows’ Call to Arms any week this month will earn defenders 4 Gun Oil
- Play Red Dead Online the week of Halloween (October 25 – October 31) to receive 2 Potent Snake Oil, 3 pieces of Big Game Meat, and 25 Capitale
- Red Mane and Tail options are free for all horses all month long
If you want to learn how to earn even more Capitale on top of the bonuses this month, be sure to check out our guide to earning Capitale.
Now you know everything you need to know about the Red Dead Online October 2022 Halloween update. This is a pretty substantial update for this game, as updates don't come often.
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