Home Gets Red Dressed Redemption

January 19, 2011Written by Tyler Minarik

It’s always great to see companies supporting successful titles well after their initial release. Rockstar Games is good at this, and is offering up a present to their fans. Of course, we have to truly earn it first.

The Red Dead Redemption Rockstar XP Challenge is already under way, whether you’ve realized it or not. All you need to do is log in to Red Dead Redemption‘s online multiplayer and play a game to participate. The challenge requires that the PlayStation community reaches a set number of cumulatively earned experience points within the game. Once the set amount is reached, new Red Dead Redemption themed PlayStation Home avatars will be unlocked! There is also an equivalent challenge for Xbox players, with their own separate accumulation of experience.

There are two costumes to unlock, each with a male and female version, making four total avatars available. The first set is the Elegant Suit, which is already unlockable in the game for John Marston to wear. The second set is a crimson Posse t-shirt.

If you want to help contribute to unlocking these outfits, there are a few details left to note. First, all multiplayer modes, except private games count towards the cumulative experience. Second, players who have maxed out their online ranks and experience will still be contributing when they play. Third, Rockstar has not revealed what the actual grand total of experience is that’s required, and have only given a percentage bar to indicate the accumulation. However, the progress can be checked any time on their Social Club page. Finally, Rockstar has given the communities unlimited time to unlock the avatars. That’s quite generous of them, but sooner is always better.

Will you be getting online to help unlock these costumes? Let us know in the comments below.