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A scary new addition to Red Dead Online’s Showdown Modes debuts this week! Fear of the Dark features teams of supernaturally powerful Night Stalkers battling against mortal Hunters, with bonus payouts of 3X Gold and 2X RDO$ with a variant of the Freak Mask given free to all players that win a round.

Bounty Boards have also been updated with the latest Legendary Bounty, Tobin Winfield, the disgraced politician last seen around Thieves’ Landing. Other additions include the Tobacco Hat to the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue, and a new Weekly Collectible List, the Veteran’s Collection, now available for all Collectors to pursue.

Please read on for the full details, including a 30% discount on all Cleavers, Machetes, Tomahawks and Throwing Knives, free Frontier Pursuits Role and Club Rank-exclusive variants of the limited-time Halloween Masks (available through November 3rd), ongoing benefits for Twitch Prime and PlayStation Plus players, and more.

Fear of the Dark is a terrifying new limited-time addition to Red Dead Online Showdown Modes pitting supernaturally fast, tough and strong Night Stalkers against mere mortal Hunter counterparts. The Night Stalkers' powers, however, are tied to the skull masks strewn about their stomping grounds. The more masks the Hunters get their hands on, the weaker the Night Stalkers become, while the Hunters' own weapons grow stronger.

Hunters can only succeed in this new mode by collecting all of the masks and killing all remaining Night Stalkers. Night Stalkers can win by either wiping out the Hunters or surviving until the time limit expires.

Play Fear of the Dark now through November 12th in Red Dead Online. And to sweeten the deal, the entire Fear of the Dark series pays out a hearty 3X Gold and 2X RDO$ through November 3rd.

Is there anything more abhorrent than a corrupt politician? While serving in office, the former mayor Tobin Winfield squirreled away public monies for years. Now he’s disgraced and in hiding, wanted for larceny and embezzlement. This crooked official was last seen around Thieves' Landing.

The Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue has a selection of new items, including the homely Tobacco Hat, the woven straw Thacker Hat, the Southwestern-patterned Torranca CoatManstilla PonchoCreswell SkirtSierra Boots and Pickett Boots.

Plus, Collectors can collect a nice stipend from Madam Nazar by tracking down a new Weekly Collectible List, the Veteran's Collection, consisting of the 1792 Quarter, Old Tom Gin and Aubrey Onyx Ring.

Players with a fondness for sharp-edged implements of terror and destruction will be happy to hear that they can take 30% off all Cleavers, Machetes, Tomahawks and Throwing Knives this week.

And if you haven’t embarked on Specialist Roles yet, get started this week to get an exclusive mask. Like last week, Licensed Bounty Hunters will receive an exclusive variant of the Creature Mask; Traders will receive an exclusive Swine Mask; while Collectors receive an exclusive Masquerade Mask -- all free of charge. Meanwhile, players who achieve Tiers 10 and 20 of the Outlaw Pass can look forward to free and exclusive versions of the Freak and Horror Mask, respectively. Players who win a round of the all-new Fear of the Dark mode, will also receive an exclusive tint of the Freak Mask as a reward for their efforts.

Be sure to act this week, these masks and the haunting collection available from the Witch Hunt Collection, consisting of the Cardinal Flower, Vulture Egg and Splintered Arrowhead are only available through November 3rd.

PlayStation Plus players still have until November 4th to receive an exclusive colorway of the Killiman Vest while Red Dead Online players who connect their Social Club account with Twitch Prime receive the Bounty Hunter license for free and an extra 10% off the melee weapon discounts listed above. To ensure access to future benefits, make sure to visit Twitch Prime and sign up.

Stay tuned to the Newswire for more Red Dead Online news in the coming weeks, and head over to the Social Club Events page for all current special events, bonuses and discounts.

Check Rockstar Support for details and limitations.



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