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Red Dead Online update adds a classic Red Dead Redemption weapon, more free stuff

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Stock up and battle in Fool’s Gold

A woman holds the new Evans Repeater rifle in a screenshot from Red Dead Online. Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games is rolling out more updates to Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2, including a throwback to the original game: John Marston’s Evans Repeater rifle.

That new weapon, carried over from the original Red Dead Redemption, can be purchased from the in-game catalog or at a gunsmith. Rockstar describes the Evans Repeater as a “powerful long-range rifle” featuring “a high bullet capacity [that] is deadly at medium and long distances, with an especially high rate of fire.”

Red Dead Online players may want to pick up that new rifle in an attempt to be competitive in the game’s new free roam event, Fool’s Gold. Rockstar announced Fool’s Gold in the lead-up to Red Dead Online’s Feb. 26 update, promising a new competitive mode in which players fight to wear a golden suit of armor and try to take down as many enemies as possible while wearing it.

One important reason to log into Red Dead Online this week is a free care package. Rockstar is giving away the following items to players, which they can pick up at camp or at an in-game post office:

  • 60x High Velocity Pistol Ammo
  • 60x High Velocity Repeater Ammo
  • 2x Fire Bottles
  • 8x Fire Arrows
  • 2x Jolly Jack’s
  • 2x Potent Horse Medicine
  • 1x Lake Lure

More details about the latest Red Dead Online update are available at Tuesday’s Rockstar Newswire post.