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Red Dead Online's Blood Money update adds 'a series of daring robberies' next week

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Red Dead Online receives a major update, Blood Money (opens in new tab), on July 13. It includes a bunch of new missions, as well as the usual Rockstar plethora of rewards and bonuses across various elements of the game, and comes with the above lovely trailer set to the track 'Letter from Bluewater Man' performed by Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram. Yes, Rockstar's production values and music choices remain the best in the business.

The trailer above suggests that the new mission chain is fairly involved, and it's built around working with the characters Guido Martelli and Angelo Bronte. It introduces a new type of work to Red Dead Online which is called, rather matter-of-factly, Crimes. "Crimes will range from cloak-and-dagger coach holdups to multi-stage robberies — including kidnapping, brutal debt collections, and more."

Crimes can be taken on as a lone gun or posse, and during them you'll be collecting a new resource, Capitale, to return to Martelli and unlock an 'Opportunity.' All very organised, this thieving lark. The Opportunities are major missions about taking on a Lemoyne senator, and the first comes with the update will two more are in the pipeline.

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In addition to this there are four new types of passes arriving under the collective banner of the Quick Draw Club, each packed with cosmetic rewards including first of all Dutch's outfit, and each of which cost 25 gold bars but rewards back the same if completed.

Rockstar adds that "In response to your feedback, the Skill and Satchel Pamphlets previously released via the Outlaw Pass—such as unlocking the ability to Fast Travel from a Wilderness Camp—will be placed on general sale at the Fence."

Finally, the update introduces NVIDIA DLSS support to Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online for anyone with GeForce RTX graphics cards, which should boost frame rates.

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."