Rockstar details what you should expect from the new Specialist role, available from 13th December
In an America not yet fully governed by law, opportunity abounds for the lawless – wild open space ready and waiting for the ruthless and ambitious to carve a new future for themselves. How better to make your fortune than to become a black-market Moonshiner, the all-new Frontier Pursuit coming to Red Dead Online on 13th December.
Establish your own bootlegging business in this new Specialist Role – an ideal fit for players progressing along the Trader path or anyone seeking a property to call their own. Unlock unique role-specific skills as you perfect your distillation methods, avoid the law, and put rival peddlers out of business. If you’re lucky, you might survive long enough to open your own speakeasy.
Any active Trader who has completed a sell mission or reached Rank 5 in the Trader progression will receive an introduction via Cripps to meet the infamous Maggie Fike – an experienced bootlegger with the scars to prove it – down at Emerald Ranch. Maggie’s got the connections and the knowledge to help you get your business up and running.
Purchase a Moonshining Shack and you will be on your way. To passers-by, the Shack is an unassuming dwelling, the main floor acting as a front with all the details of an ordinary homestead. The basement, however, is where you’ll ultimately get down to business.
Owning and operating the Moonshine business is just part of your role. You’ll also work with Maggie through a series of story missions to be played solo or cooperatively as you help her get revenge on those who tried to take her down.
As you grow the business (and eliminate a rival operation), you’ll learn new recipes and techniques that help make your moonshine the best by a country mile.
You’ll also have the opportunity to set up your own underground Bar serving your own shine, with customisable décor and the option to add a country band complete with dance floor to entertain your friends and clientele.
Look for much more to come to Red Dead Online alongside Moonshiners on 13th December – including Outlaw Pass No. 2, new Moonshiner role unlocks, the new Navy Revolver, additional clothing options and an increase in the amount of outfit slots in your Wardrobe.