Complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Preorder Guide

October 17, 2018Written by Andrew Smith

Red Dead Redemption 2 Preorder Guide

In the second installment of the series, Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to release on October 26th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With the game just around the corner, fans are excited to jump into the next open-world adventure from Rockstar Games.

The first game left fans wanting more, and now eight years later, they are getting their wish. Red Dead Redemption 2 follows Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they run from the law in a bank robbery gone bad. Join Arthur as he flees capture across the Heartlands of New Hampshire, trying to decide if his loyalty lies with the gang that raised him or with his own standard of right and wrong.

With the game releasing soon, you only have a couple of days to get your preorder in so that you can receive all kinds of special bonuses and rewards. There are a couple of different editions with various rewards, so we have put it all the information in our Red Dead Redemption 2 preorder guide for you!


General Preorder Bonuses

Any and all preorders of the game, digital or physical, will result in two different story mode enhancements.

  • A War Horse
  • The Outlaw Survival Kit

Red Dead Redemption 2 Preorder Guide

The Ardennes War Horse is well, a horse. It has increased courage and stamina compared to other steeds. It will never leave your side and will give you the upper hand in battle!

The Outlaw Survival Kit gives you everything you need to live a life on the run. With mostly medical supplies, this kit will give you the means to replenish your health, Dead Eye, and more.


Digital Preorder Bonuses

If you preorder the game digitally through the PlayStation Store (or Xbox), then you will receive a few unique bonuses, in addition to the ones mentioned above.

  • General Preorder Bonuses
  • Cash Bonus for Story Mode
  • Treasure Map*
  • GTA Cash

Let’s face it, a life on the run can get a little expensive! Always having to buy more ammo, weapons, and food, you can quickly find yourself short on cash. This digital preorder bonus will give you enough cash to buy a weapon, ammo, some food, and other useful items for Arthur to help him on his journey to escape the law.

With buried treasure all over the map in Red Dead Redemption 2, this treasure map will help give you a head start on finding that sweet buried treasure.

*However, you must have preordered the game before August 15th to get in on the treasure map deal.

With Grand Theft Auto V being Rockstar’s most famous game, it’s no surprise that they are throwing in a little gift to their players. Digitally preordering any of the editions that will be mentioned below will include GTA$ for your Maze Bank Account in GTA Online. The payouts are as follows:

  • Standard Edition: GTA$500,000
  • Special Edition: GTA$1,000,000
  • Ultimate Edition: GTA$2,000,000

Standard Edition

Price: $60

The Standard Edition is well, standard. You will get:

  • The War Horse
  • The Outlaw Survival Kit
  • Bonus Cash for Story Mode*
  • Treasure Map*
  • GTA$*

*These are only available with a digital preorder.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Preorder Guide

You will get all of these goodies for preordering the game, however, you won’t get them if you buy it on launch day. So, you better go ahead and preorder it now!


Special Edition

Price: $80

The Special Edition includes everything in the standard edition, along with:

  • Bank Robbery Mission and Gang Hideout in Story Mode
  • Dappled Black Thoroughbred
  • Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses
  • The Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit
  • Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses, and Discounts
  • Free Access to Additional Weapons in Story Mode

Red Dead Redemption 2 Preorder Guide

The Bank Robbery and Gang Hideout Missions are exclusive content that is only available to those who preorder the game. In the Bank Robber mission, help Arthur and the gang rob a bank in the town of Rhodes and in the Gang Hideout Mission clear out the Del Lobos Gang’s hideout and steal their loot!

While the Dappled Black Thoroughbred isn’t exclusive to those who preordered the game, it is definitely something that you’ll want to have right off the bat! With increased speed and acceleration, you’ll be the fastest man in town.

The Talisman and Medallion will give Arthur a special bonus when they are equipped. The Talisman will allow environmental awareness skills to last longer and the Medallion will help Arthur take less damage while on horseback. These wild west items are a must-have!

The Nuevo Paraiso outfit will have Arthur looking like a true cowboy. This outfit is complete with a cowboy hat, coat, chaps, gloves, and boots!

Gameplay boosts and cash bonuses allow for increased perk boosts and increased loot during robberies. The discounts will be applied to all perks purchased for the Van der Linde gang.

In addition to all of these perks and rewards, you will get free access to the Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun, and Lancaster Varmint Rifle from the local gunsmith in the story mode.


Ultimate Edition

Price: $100

This Ultimate Bundle includes everything in the Special Edition along with:

  • Bonus Outfits
  • Black Chestnut Thoroughbred
  • Survivor Camp Theme
  • Free Access to Weapons in Online Mode
  • Rank Bonuses

Red Dead Redemption 2 Preorder Guide

Bonus Outfits with this bundle include the Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit and the Copperhead Enforcer Outfit. The Blackrose Bounty Outfit will have you looking like a true professional with a colored coat, vest with a gold-chained pocket watch, dark pants, and chocholate colored boots. While the Copperhead Enforcer Outfit will have you looking a bit more intimidating with a brown leather waistcoat, two-tone gloves, pinstripe black pants, and black leather boots.

The Black Chestnut Thoroughbred is a black racehorse that’ll have you running at top speeds. It also comes with a jet-black High Plains Cutting Saddle.

The Survivor Camp Theme will allow you free access to the Survivor theme in online mode so that you can customize your personal camp better than the rest!

In addition to free access to the Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun, and Lancaster Varmint Rifle in the story mode, you will also be able to acquire it in online mode from the gunsmiths for free!

Rank Bonuses allow you to rank of faster than the rest of the online players, up to rank 25. This will give you the upper hand as you start off your online experience!


Red Dead Redemption 2 Console Bundle

Price: $400

If you’ve been waiting to jump into the PlayStation 4 world or have been wanting to upgrade your console, now may be the time! This bundle includes:

  • PlayStation 4 Pro 1 TB Console
  • DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller
  • Disc copy of Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Preorder Guide

While there isn’t too much special about this console bundle, like a specially designed console, it is still a pretty good deal. If you are already going to buy the game and are looking to upgrade your PlayStation 4 to a Pro, now might be the time for that!


That is all for the Red Dead Redemption 2 preorder guide. Hopefully, this has helped you decide on which edition of the game you want to get, and in order to further hype yourself for the game, check out these awesome images of the game released by Rockstar! Don’t forget, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be launching on October 26th! Remember, the wild west is a dangerous place, and only the most equipped can survive a life on the run!