Red Dead Redemption 2 gets wintry holiday event, grants tons of rewards

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC
Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC (Image credit: Rockstar Games)

Red Dead Redemption 2

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What you need to know

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Wild West action game.
  • It features an ever-evolving multiplayer mode called Red Dead Online.
  • Red Dead Online just got a winter event with a lot of rewards.
  • You can purchase Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition for $60 on GameStop (opens in new tab).

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a cinematic action-adventure game set in the Wild West. The title takes place in 1899, a time which brought stability to the United States, but also resulted in a drastic shift for many individuals who lived close to the untamed frontier. Beforehand, the federal government chose not to heavily intervene in these territories, going all the way to California.

However, the need for consolidation and some form of control — especially when states like Montana and Utah were admitted into the Union — triggered an end to the uncontrolled lawlessness that prevailed during those times. What many people considered true freedom was coming to an end.

If you're a fan of the multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online, you'll be happy to know that there's a winter event going on. Snow is falling in places you would have never expected, and it looks amazing. The Rockstar Games team has really nailed the look of winter.

The holiday spirit has taken hold in the five states. Red Dead Online will be ringing in the holiday season over the next few weeks... with winter weather setting in, limited-time Festive Showdown Modes, decorations at your Camp and Moonshining Shack, gifts and more to tide you over.

While there is a lot to do, if you play Red Dead Online between December 23 and January 6, you'll get a number of amazing gifts. Just make sure you at least log in on December 23, then again on December 31 to get them all. The rewards include gift chests, guns, ammunition, and experience boosts. It's definitely the season to get into this amazing game!

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.