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Rockstar added ten additional levels of progression for the Bounty Hunter role in Red Dead Online, calling it the Prestigious Bounty Hunter License. It costs 15 gold bars to buy into it, and you can purchase it at any bounty board. I should point out that this is on top of what you already paid to buy into the role in the first place.

Beyond these ten ranks, there is also the opportunity to earn points that can be converted into gold or RDO$, though I haven’t been able to mess around with this yet. I’ll update this post once I get some post-30 time in on my character.

So is it worth your hard-earned gold, or is it kind of a ripoff? Let’s dig in and find out!

Rank 21

  • 2 Special Tokens

Rank 21 Veteran Kit

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Note that these Veteran Kit items are only available to be unlocked at Rank 21. You’ll still need to unlock the items using Special Tokens and purchase them (with RDO$ or gold).

  • Regent Gun Belt
  • Upland Saddle
  • Hawkmoth, Brookstone & Gravesend Bolas
  • Moray Spurs
  • Bounty Wagon Liveries – Basic
  • Regent Holster
  • Swanton Eyepatch

Rank 22

  • 2 Special Tokens
  • Bounty Hunter Opportunities Letter (A letter on how to instinctively recognize bounty targets)

Rank 23

  • 2 Special Tokens
  • Player Bounty Prospects (A letter on how to pursue lesser known bounty targets)

Rank 24

  • 2 Special Tokens
  • Provisions Satchel Upgrade (You can now store more items in your Provisions Pouch)

Rank 25

  • 2 Special Tokens

Rank 25 Veteran Kit

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Note that these Veteran Kit items are only available to be unlocked at Rank 25. You’ll still need to unlock the items using Special Tokens and pay to purchase them (with RDO$ or gold).

  • Tollbar Knuckles
  • Bounty Wagon Liveries (Elaborate)
  • Spin & Aim emote
  • Sharp Buckle
  • LeMat Revolver Variant

Rank 26

  • 2 Special Tokens
  • Shoulder Toss (gun trick)

Rank 27

2 Special Tokens

Rank 28

  • 2 Special Tokens
  • Figure Eight Toss (gun trick)

Rank 29

  • 2 Special Tokens

Rank 30

  • 2 Special Tokens

Rank 30 Veteran Kit

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Again, the Veteran Kit item is only available to be unlocked at Rank 30. You’ll still need to unlock the outfit using Special Tokens and purchase it (with RDO$ or gold).

  • The Thorogood (outfit)

Honestly, I’m in this one for the quality-of-life upgrades. A larger provisions carrying capacity? Yes, please. Additional skills to more easily track bounty targets? I’m sold.

As far as the cosmetic goodies, I guess it’s cool that you can unlock new designs for your bounty wagon, but I’ve never really cared for the Bounty Hunter apparel in the first place, and I’m not a huge fan of the new items either. I’m just not the sort of player who wants to adorn myself in golden skulls, I suppose. The LeMat variant is cool, but I’ve long since joined the Navy Revolver club, and I don’t see myself going back to the LeMat simply for an aesthetic upgrade. The new bola designs are really nasty, though, and I’ll probably run with those.

Also, the flavor text claims that there are new horses to unlock, though I’m not seeing those.

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Where are the new horses, Rockstar? A new Rank 30 Bounty Hunter Horse would really make this package worthwhile.

I should point out that there actually are new horses, but they’re not connected to the Bounty Hunter role at all. They’re really just new coat colors and patters for the Mustang and Missouri Fox Trotter. So, hooray?

All in all, I’m not incredibly impressed by the new ranks. Will I purchase them? Of course. Will I rank up to 30? For sure. Am I thrilled about it? I would call my feelings ambivalent at this point. Yeah, that’s the word. Ambivalent.

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chains bond 007
chains bond 007
1 year ago

honestly the only way that rockstar could’ve improved bounty hunter is by allowing us to drive wagons with our horses out coz we cant chase targets in a wagon lol. also to remove the time limits. we didnt need this prestigious filler stuff

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