Red Dead Online - Gus

In Red Dead Redemption 2‘s expansive Story Mode, some of the rewards for hunting Legendary animals come in the form of trinkets and talismans. These unique items can be crafted by a fence once you’ve collected the right ingredients.

That’s fence, as in a shady dealer of stolen goods, not the other type of fence, as in a thing you surround your house with.

Anyway, these items offer permanent in-game bonuses once they’re acquired. So, for example, The Elk Antler Trinket, which is crafted using the antler from the Legendary Elk, will increase the value of looted items by 10%. My personal favorite is the Buck Antler Trinket, which increases the quality of pelts gathered from animals (it also works on the carcasses of small animals that can’t be skinned).

However, this is one element of Story Mode that has long been absent from Red Dead Online, Red Dead Redemption 2’s online multiplayer component. That changes with Update 1.20. On top of collectable fossils, a new Role, the Outlaw Pass Season 3, and a lengthy list of bug fixes and new features, Update 1.20 adds trinkets to Red Dead Online. These can be purchased from Gus (the character who replaces the single-player’s trapper) once you have the correct items to trade.

Red Dead Online - Trinkets

The selection of trinkets is pretty meager to start out with, but I’m happy to report that the Buck Antler Trinket made the cut. Plus, it seems quite likely that the selection will continue to grow over time. At least, I would hope so.

Here’s a complete list of trinkets added to Red Dead Online with Update 1.20:

  • Beaver Tooth Trinket – Permanently slows degradation for all weapons by 10%.
  • Buck Antler Trinket – Player has a higher chance of receiving better quality pelts and skins from animals in perfect condition.
  • Javelina Tusk Trinket – Permanently increase player’s horse bonding rate by 10%.
  • Ram Horn Trinket – Picking Creeping Thyme, Oregano, and Wild Mint yields 2x more herbs.
  • Snowy Egret Trinket – Permanently decreases the speed that horse Health and Stamina Cores drain by 10%.
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