Red Dead Online September 10 Update: What to Expect

How To Access Red Dead Online Beta

On September 10th, Rockstar will be unleashing a brand new update for Red Dead Online, and it’s looking like it’s the first in many that aims to improve the Red Dead experience and not just by tweaking gameplay. This update will be the one that introduces Frontier Pursuits to the world. Frontier Pursuits are the class system that Rockstar has decided to implement in-game, allowing you to tailor-make an experience that is unique to your character. Other things will be added to the update such as the ability to change your character’s look without resetting all your progress, new ability cards, and more dynamic events but I’ll cover those closer to the time, if not on the release date. For today I’d like to focus on what each of the three classes available to you are going to be and what skills and items you get for each one.

Red Dead Online September 10 Update

Red Dead Online Bounty Hunter

Bounty Hunter

Everybody and their grandma is going to want to follow the Bounty Hunter path when it becomes available, but you and your grandma should know that it isn’t going to be cheap. After you meet the Legendary Bounty Hunter in Rhodes, he’ll happily sell you a license. For 15 Gold Bars. But worry not, if you’re a Twitch prime member and you link your Twitch Prime account and your Rockstar Games Social Club account then it will only cost you 10. If you go this route you’ll be able to pick up bounties from jailhouses, train stations, and post offices all across the wild west and when you get to Bounty Hunter Rank 12, you’ll be able to take on jobs bringing in other players who have a price on their heads of $20 or more.

What You Get

  • Focus: Targets glow red in Eagle Eye
  • Reinforced Lasso: A lasso made with reinforced rope to keep bounties secure
  • Reverse Spin: Perform a Reverse Spin with a single pistol or revolver
  • Tonics Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Tonics Pouch
  • Eagle Eye+: Track enemies while sprinting or galloping
  • Spin Up: Perform a Spin Up with a single pistol or revolver
  • Kit Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Kit Pouch
  • Tracking Arrow Pamphlet: A pamphlet recipe on how to craft Tracking Arrows
  • Reverse Spin Up: Perform a Reverse Spin Up with a single pistol or revolver
  • Ducking: Duck for protection while on horseback
  • Bolas: A thrown weapon, perfect for tangling the legs of bounties
  • Bounty Wagon: A wagon for securely retaining bounty targets
  • Perception: Receive notification of bounties from a greater distance
  • Alternating Flips: Perform Alternating Flips with a single pistol or revolver
  • Dual Gun Spinning: Perform gun spinning tricks with two pistols or revolvers

Red Dead Online Trader


So it seems that your trusty sidekick, old Cripps, has always wanted to start his trading post. Got to have a dream. If you chose the Trader class in Red Dead Online, then it will be up to you to help make the ol’ coot’s dream come true. To do this, you’re going to need to start sourcing in the right materials to make all the items and things you need, and you’re going to need to invest in a butcher’s table. And that’s going to cost you 15 Gold Bars as well. That is if you don’t have the game on PS4, all of us lucky people will get the table for free. If hunting is your thing in Red Dead Online, then this is the way to go, and you’ll be guaranteed to start making some big bucks when the animal pelts start rolling in.

What You Get

  • Stew Pot: A camp upgrade that unlocks stew recipes to boost cores
  • Ingredients Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Ingredients Pouch
  • Awareness: Identify rival Trader wagons at an increased range
  • Canine Warning: Train your dog to warn off thieves raiding your camp
  • Medium and Large Delivery Wagons: Upgraded wagons that can hold more goods for transport
  • Weapons Locker: Store weapons for later use
  • Lance Knife: A bespoke knife style available to Traders only
  • Efficiency: Learn to increase the number of usable materials from perfect carcasses
  • Materials Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Materials Pouch
  • Hunting Wagon: A sturdy wagon fit for carrying multiple carcasses, hides, and pelts
  • Protection: Reduce the chance of raids at your camp

Red Dead Online Collector


If you meet up with the mysterious Madam Nazar she will offer you the chance to buy the Collector’s Bag from her and, if you do, you can start your journey hunting treasure around the world. It’s going to cost you 15 dollars, that is unless you’ve found all 54 missing playing cards in GTA Online and then it’s free. You can collect the single piece and flog them off soon as you do or you can hold out and go for the set as sets make you more money and, after all, that’ what it’s all about.

What You Get

  • Divination: Sense when near collectibles
  • Pennington Field Shovel: An essential tool for uncovering buried collectibles
  • Potential: Detect disturbed earth when using Eagle Eye
  • Intuition: Narrow your search area
  • Horse Saddlebag Upgrade: Carry more in your Horse’s saddlebag
  • Refined Binoculars: Specialized binoculars that make dig sites glow from a great distance
  • Águila Machete: A classic machete restyled for the use of adventurous and belligerent Collectors
  • Metal Detector: An important tool which can identify collectibles buried underground
  • Equine Assistance: Collect herbs from horseback
  • Horse Lantern: Light the path ahead with a lantern attached to your horse’s breastplate
  • Valuables Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Valuables Pouch