The Holidays in GTA Online and Red Dead Online

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Holiday 2020 Arrives in Grand Theft Auto Online

Season’s greetings to one and all – the holidays are in full swing in Southern San Andreas. Along with a fresh blanket of snow covering the landscape, local businesses like The Diamond are decked out with festive decorations, and local vendors of all sorts offering seasonal delights.

Be sure to stop and snap a quick selfie by the tree in Legion Square or from the warm and friendly confines of your festively decked-out Penthouse. Plus, for a limited time only treat yourself to a range of seasonal gifts for playing GTA Online this week, ‘tis the reason for the season, after all.

Playing GTA Online at any point between now and December 30th will get you these gifts:

Plus, visit Southern San Andreas Super Autos between December 22nd and 30th to pick up the compact and nimble Grotti Brioso 300 for free.

Check Rockstar Support for details and limitations.


Holiday Season Sweeps the Frontier in Red Dead Online

Get into the spirit with festive décor, free gifts, seasonal sales and more

A seasonal chill is sweeping the states, bringing heavy snowfall and a bracing shot of the warming Holiday spirit along with it. The streets and halls of Saint Denis are decked with wreathes, lights and decorations galore; the speakeasies and Moonshine Shacks are packed with garlands and baubles. The streets of the cities are filled with the songs of merry carolers.


With inclement weather setting in, visit the Benefits page in the Pause Menu to pick up a free set of gifts – including a Coupon for a free Coat to protect you from the elements, as well as a Coupon for a free Repeater.

The holiday even softens the steely spirits of local Gunsmiths, who are giving out the brand-new Winter Evans Repeater variant gratis just for stopping by this week. While you’re there, consider picking up the seasonal Krampus Shotgun variant of the Double Barrel Shotgun, the latter of which has had its Rank lock restrictions temporarily lifted.

Virgil “The Shepherd” Edwards, Leader of the Sacrilegious 7th Generation Sect, Wanted for Inciting Violent Rapture

The cult leader’s prophesies are growing progressively darker and his followers more blood-thirsty

Virgil “The Shepherd” Edwards, the deranged leader of the 7th Generation cult, has been identified as a significant threat to peace, law and order. Edwards’ followers are recognizable by their distinctive robes and an upside-down seven carved into their foreheads by The Shepherd himself.

Edwards and his flock are also known for carrying on about The Mercy – a ritual bloodletting leading them to their rapture. The sect has laid low, biding their time and numbers, while the leader’s sermons grow increasingly grim and influential. If you do approach, do not expect any of the 7th Generation to go down without a fight.

Bounty Hunters in possession of the Prestigious Bounty Hunter License can start tracking down The Shepherd by visiting a local Bounty Board. Return to the Bounty Board to replay the mission at an increased difficulty after a brief period.


Stables across the states are offering a range of dashing new Turkoman breeds, including Grey, Black, Chestnut and Perlino variants.


Grab a couple friends and celebrate with a little competition this week by playing festive renditions of modes like Make It Count – Bow & Arrow and Last Stand, offering triple the usual RDO$ and XP payouts.


Bounty Hunters and Prestigious Bounty Hunters alike can take advantage of double XP for their character and Role progression in all manners of fugitive apprehension. This includes taking down Bounty Targets and playing Bounty Hunter Free Roam Events.

Plus, high level Bounty Hunters can tackle a different Infamous Bounty mission sequence from each of the 13 Bounty Boards, all of which feature a 3-part mission you can embark on solo or with a Posse.


Seasonal sales are in full swing. Even Cripps is in a festive mood, offering 30% off everything for sale at Wilderness Outfitters – from Camp Themes to canine companions and beyond.

Aspiring capitalists and bootleggers can take 5 Gold Bars off the cost of the Butcher Table and 10 Gold Bars off the cost of the Moonshine Shack, respectively, as well as 30% off all Trader Wagons (including the Hunting Wagon), all Moonshiner Items and Shack Upgrades.

Elsewhere in the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue, you can take 30% off the cost of Bandoliers and Ponchos and 40% off all Shotguns. All stables, meanwhile, are offering 30% off all Arabian, War, Work and Race Horse breeds.


Red Dead Online players who connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account to Prime Gaming will receive Rewards for:

  • A free Bounty Hunter License
  • An Award for the Trimmed Amethyst Bounty Wagon Livery

In addition, players who connect to Prime Gaming before January 18th will receive a Reward for a Free Ability Card Upgrade and an Offer for 50% off a Weapon Pamphlet at the Fence. Check Rockstar Support for details and limitations

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