Red Dead Online update will add Froniter Pursuit roles next week

Rockstar has confirmed that the next major content update for Red Dead Online will be landing next week, September 10th, and it will introduce the roles of Bounty Hunter, Trader, and Collector. Each of these roles will provide different rewards including a variety of cosmetic items and abilities that can be earned as progress is made in the ranks for the roles. However, these roles aren’t freely available. If you want to take part in any of the roles you have to part with 15 Gold Bars for the privilege, though there are exceptions.

If you want to be a bounty hunter but don’t want to pay 15 bars you can instead link Twitch and Rockstar Social Club accounts by 8th September. If the Trader role is more up your street then you need a PS4 to play for free as PS4 players will get the required kit for no extra cost. If its the Collector you want to be then you need to find all 54 playing cards in GTA Online on the same Rockstar account, which takes the collector role to a whole new level.

Once you’ve decided on which role you want to invest in, if you do at all, here’s what you have to look forward to. Bounty Hunters will have to visit bounty boards where various targets will be posted with various difficulty levels. The toughest may require the help of a posse, who will get a cut of the bounty, and if you capture the bounty alive then you’ll get a bigger reward. Once Bounty Hunter rank 12 is reached players will be invited to take out players who have bounties of over $20, while the targetted player will either have to try and escape in a set time or surrender.

Traders will be tasked with providing Cripp with materials that he can then sell, with many of these collecting animal pelts as well as other animal parts through hunting. There are also resupply missions where you’ll get goods by other means. As the business grows other traders will muscle in and the camp will be raided, so you’ll have to defend it. As the rank keeps getting higher players will be able to get camp dogs that will be able to warn of attacks. Collectors hunt treasures and Tarot cards, which can be sold individually or in sets. As Collectors grow in rank search skills will get better, and they’ll get metal detectors.

The full list of abilities for each role is below.

Bounty Hunter

  • 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 a 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


  • 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 of 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 amount 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


  • 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

Source: Rockstar

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