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Red Dead Redemption 2: Unlock War Horse, Nuevo Paraiso, Thoroughbred, Volcanic Pistol and Varmint Rifle

How to get your hands on your pre-order and special edition goodies.

If you arranged for a pre-order of Red Dead Redemption 2 - or picked up one of the special editions - then you'll likely want to know how you go about redeeming some of the bonus items that you received as part of the pre-launch promotion.

In this quick guide, we're outlining how to redeem or unlock every single pre-order and special edition item in clear, brief terms, so you can get stuck straight into using them. Don't worry if you've installed the game or made a save. You can redeem your codes at any point and then pick the goodies up in-game.

How to unlock Ardennes War Horse

  • Redeem your pre-order code in your PlayStation or Xbox account
  • Install Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Visit a stable (you'll encounter your first one in Chapter 2)
  • Talk to the stable owner to purchase a horse, and the Ardennes War Horse will be available for free

How to unlock the Nuevao Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit

  • Redeem your pre-order code in your PlayStation or Xbox account
  • Install Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Check your wardrobe at the end of your bed in camp once you reach Chapter 2
  • Equip the outfit and have a good rummage around your inventory too as you get quite a bit of stuff along with it.

How to unlock the Eagle Talon Talisman

  • Follow the instructions in the section above
  • Search your Wardrobe once again for an item called the Eagle Talon Talisman
  • Equip it and you'll gain an extra five seconds of Eagle Eye time throughout your gameplay

How to unlock the Volcanic Pistol and Varmit Rifle

  • Once you've hit Chapter 2, visit any Gunsmith in the game
  • Look through the inventory until you see the Volcanic Pistol and Varmint Rifle
  • Grab them for free!

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