A new Red Dead Online update for January 2022 from Rockstar Games was received more poorly than usual from disappointed fans fed up with Rockstar’s antics.
Recently, Rockstar Games revealed that Red Dead Online would only be getting RDO$ and experience point bonuses for A Land of Opportunities, Call to Arms, and Gang hideouts – existing missions and events, some of which still running for over two years now.
Despite promising the moon and more when the game first came out in 2018, Rockstar basically treated Read Dead Online as an afterthought, while giving all its attention to its eight year old money maker, Grand Theft Auto Online. Not to beat a dead horse even more, Grand Theft Auto Online just got a massive storyline update with Dr. Dre.
But despite what’s happening outside of RDO, this “update” for 2022 was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many long time unhappy fans.
“Save Red Dead Online” has been trending this afternoon on Twitter awash with mentions of Red Dead Online all morning. Fans of Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode are furious, to put it mildly. Red Dead Online’s neglect in favor of Grand Theft Auto Online has stoked the flames of resentment for well over a year.
Fans took to Twitter to voice out their grievances. But instead of screaming out into the void, they found support from many, especially so after the so-called “update” did nothing to change the way things were over the last three years or so.
Even worse, events such as these usually run for a limited time. In Red Dead Online’s case, the events would run the whole of January and, in some cases, extend all the way to February.
Below you will find several Tweets from some of the more note worthy Tweets from outspoken members of the community, accompanied by the hashtag “SaveRedDeadOnline”. Many of these show how unhappy the community is with the current state of the game.
Red Dead Online had a disappointing year in 2021, and so far in 2022 it’s been no different. As of today, Rockstar Games has released the first Red Dead Online update of 2022, igniting this long-simmering resentment.
Red Dead Online January 2022 update details
The January 2022 update for Read Dead online was advertised as:
"START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH BONUSES ON A LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES MISSIONS, CALL TO ARMS, GANG HIDEOUTS, AND THE FEATURED SERIES, Plus a Month's Worth of Persistent Posse Rewards in Red Dead Online".
A Land of Opportunities Mission Rewards
A Land of Opportunities is a new mission in Red Dead Online. This is the mission where you aid the widowed Jessica LeClerk in avenging her late husband which will reward you with the following:
XP and Gold
Destroyed By Grief Mission Rewards
Completing the finale of Destroyed By Grief mission will reward:
an Offer for 5 Gold Bars off the Butcher Table
Sample Kit or either of the Bounty Hunter Licenses
Call to Arms Mode
Playing Call to Arms and downloading the new update will give you 3X Ability Card XP until February 1, 2022 only.
Call to Arms can be accessed by going to any mailbox and receiving a telegram from Call to Arms. Find the telegram in your satchel by opening it. If you read this, you’ll be prompted to play one of five Call to Arms games either alone or with a group of friends. If you choose to play alone, a matchmaking process will be initiated.
Red Dead Online Featured Series Schedule, Objective and Rewards
All Featured Series during the month will grant doubled RDO$ and XP. See below for a weekly breakdown of what’s on offer, and prepare accordingly.
January 6–10, 2022: Team Shootout Series (Hardcore)
Play with a Persistent Posse during this week to receive a Reward for 2,000 XP
Win a match in this week’s Featured Series for an Offer for 30% off any Revolver
Complete a standard Bounty along with a Legendary or Infamous Bounty to receive a Reward for a free Ability Card
January 11–17, 2022: Shootout Series (Hardcore)
Turn in this week’s Weekly Collection by returning Tennessee Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, and Scotch Whiskey to Madam Nazar to receive a Treasure Map leading you to loot buried beneath what once was a battlefield
Participate in a round of Call to Arms with your Persistent Posse to get a free Treasure Map leading you to a haul beneath North Tumbleweed
Win a match in this week’s Featured Series to receive an Offer for 30% off a Revolver
January 18–24, 2022: Takeover Series (Hardcore)
Complete any Blood MoneyOpportunity alongside your Persistent Posse to receive a Reward for 25 Capitale
Hunt or sample any Legendary Animal to receive 100 rounds of Split-Point Rifle Ammo
Participate in a Nominated Series this week or the next to receive an Offer for 30% off a Repeater
January 25–31, 2022: Team Gun Rush (Hardcore)
Participate in the Featured Series playlist with a Persistent Posse to receive a free Porter Jacket
Complete a Trader or Moonshiner Sell Mission to receive the Benbow Jacket
Participate in a Nominated Series to get an Offer for 30% off a Repeater
Limited-Time Clothing (Returning)
Several limited-edition garments are returning to local tailors and the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue. Until January 31, 2022, you can purchase the following and complete the look:
Fanned Stovepipe Hat
Red Dead Online Discounts for January 2022
The Lancaster Repeater, Double Action Revolver, and Semi Auto Shotgun all have rank requirements waived at local Gunsmiths and in the Catalogue.
A good supply of food and water can make the difference between surviving and thriving in the wilderness. Fresh food items are free for the next four weeks:
Dried Bartlett Pears and Fresh Peaches from the Orchard
Tender Pork Loin
Prime Beef Joint
Fresh Carrots from the Orchard
Dried Bartlett Pears
Stables in your area will also give you a 30% discount on all Nokota and Mustang Horses that they have for sale. This month’s Kneller Dakota Saddle is yours for the taking for completing a three-day role challenge streak (in any role).
All hats are 30% off at Tailors and in the Catalogue, in addition to the limited-time-only clothing items previously mentioned. All Persistent Posse dues are waived until February 1 in celebration of new beginnings among friends. The “Hell Yeah” Emote will be given to all Persistent Posse leaders who log in to Red Dead Online before February 1st, however.