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Profession Guide for Bounty Hunter in Red Dead Online

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Have you ever had a secret (or not-so-secret) desire to track down wanted criminals like a true Old West legend? If you have, then this is an article that is surprisingly relevant to you! Even if you haven’t, stay a while! I believe you will enjoy trying and learning what we will discuss today. Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of my all-time favorite games, thanks in part to its incredible depth. You find something new every time you think there couldn’t possibly be another fun thing to do, another little nugget of gold to play. Becoming a Bounty Hunter is one of the best things to do that a surprising number of players haven’t done yet! If you think this sounds like fun, there’s good news: there’s an entire guide dedicated to becoming a Red Dead Online Bounty Hunter! Continue reading to learn more!

Why Become a Red Dead Online Bounty Hunter?

To be honest, if you’re asking this question, you should rethink your life choices. The reason for this is because it’s a Bounty Hunter, which is awesome. That’s really all there is to it. It’s full of danger and excitement, with huge payoffs on occasion! Let’s move on to the next question!

How Do I Become a Bounty Hunter?

A license is the only difference between a gun-wielding maniac and a law-abiding justice maker. A licence is required to become a Read Dead Online Bounty Hunter. Don’t worry, it’s a simple procedure. You could get one for free if you were a member of the original gang back in the day by linking a Twitch Prime account to a Rockstar Social Club account. This option is no longer available, but the procedure is straightforward.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to start: Hop, skip or jump down to Rhodes. The “Legendary Bounty Hunter,” a man named Sheriff Gray, can be found there. Making your way to the yellow icon on the map will start a cutscene, and good ol’ Sheriff Gray will offer you a Bounty Hunting License in exchange for 15 gold bars. Don’t have any cash (or, more accurately, gold)? Don’t be concerned! You can always come back with more money later.

How Do I Get Bounties?

Okay, you’ve got your license, your weapons, and a super-cool catchphrase that you’re going to use when acquiring targets. But… what’s next? What are your plans for the future? You can’t just go off into the distance and kidnap people until you get lucky and find someone who will pay you! Here are two easy ways to obtain a bounty:

Pick up a standard bounty. This is by far the most obvious method, and it’s also the simplest. You simply walk into your friendly neighborhood sheriff’s office and look around for the bounty boards. Choose one and run with it! You can always dispatch your targets if you’re in a gruesome mood, but if you’re looking for more money, bring them in alive.

Get a legendary bounty. Legendary bounties have advantages, such as a much higher reward. However, there are some disadvantages, including the fact that you will be doing a lot more work. These can be fun to do with a group, but be aware that all of the rewards will be shared. Following a nice cool-down, the legendary bounties can be replayed.

Red Dead Online Bounty Hunter Tips

Well, as you probably guessed it, you’ll get better at Bounty Hunting the more you do it. If you’re looking to get a jump on it, here are some basic pointers!

  • Play with friends. A lot of the bounties are easier, but you might find yourself struggling to come through alone. This is the exact right time to recruit some pals and take down a villain—and have a great time doing it.
  • Bring your targets back alive. Like I briefly mentioned above, if you’re in it for the money, there’s no better way than to return with a live target.
  • Your lasso is your friend. It’s great for capturing targets alive, and if you reinforce it, you can catch harder targets.
  • Check out post offices and train stations. Though your sheriff’s office is the best place to start, you can also find bounties here.
  • Keep going in the Bounty Hunter Frontier Pursuits role. The more you do, the more rewards you get, from a Reinforced Lasso to a Bounty Wagon, to cool weapons tricks that make you look really awesome. In other words, keep at it because it absolutely gets better the more time you spend on it.


The combination of Bounty Hunter and the Old West is fantastic. It’s really that straightforward. You should try being a Bounty Hunter if you play Red Dead Online. Sure, you’ll need some cash up front, but it’ll be well worth it. Plus, as I’m sure you know, Red Dead Redemption 2 is great at keeping things fresh and unique, so it doesn’t get old after a while! Now that I’m older, I still enjoy bringing in villains.

Until then, get out there and enjoy yourself!

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