We’re now nearly a week past the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, and if you pre-ordered the game or bought of its special editions, you may be wondering just how and when you get your respective bonuses. As you might expect from the way the story unfolds, these goodies aren’t immediately bestowed upon you. The game’s first chapter sets up many of the mechanics and story information you’ll need, so you’ll have to progress past at least that point before you can start to access any of these extras.
To get your hands on any of it, you’ll need to first enter a code to enable the bonuses. Those codes can be found on slips included with your game disc (or as a bonus alongside your download). Even after entering the codes, though, these things won’t necessarily be accessible immediately. In case you’re wondering where to find your loot, we’ve compiled a list of the goodies below.
War Horse — The War Horse bonus is included with all pre-orders of Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s accessible once you’ve progressed through the story mode enough to browse the available horses in the Stables.
Dappled Black Thoroughbred — This special horse is included in Special and Ultimate editions. Like the War Horse, it’s accessible once you can browse the Stables.
Eagle Talon Talisman and Iguana Scale Trinket — Both of these bonuses are included in all Special and Ultimate editions, and they can be equipped at the start of Chapter 2. The Eagle Talon Talisman can be found in the Wardrobe and the Iguana Scale Trinket is in the Satchel under the Kit tab.
Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit — This outfit is included in Special and Ultimate editions. You can access it through your Wardrobe after completing Chapter 1.
Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun, and Lancaster Varmint Rifle — These specialty guns are included with Special and Ultimate Editions. They can be picked up for free at any Gunsmith after completing Chapter 1.
Bank Robbery Mission and Gang Hideout — These are both available for Special and Ultimate editions. The Del Lobos gang hideout can be found in the world during story progression. The Bank Robbery Mission will also be available through story progression, and the game will notify you when it becomes available. If you miss the opportunity, you can find it in the Story menu to replay it.