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Rockstar celebrates record-breaking December with bonuses in GTA Online and Red Dead Online

GTA Online and Red Dead Online broke records in the number of players over the holiday, and Rockstar is celebrating by offering bonuses in both games.

According to Rockstar, the Diamond Casino Heist broke GTA Online's August's record for daily, weekly and monthly average players. The previous record was attributed to the release of the Diamond Casino and Resort.

Thanks to the new heists, December 2019 was the game's "largest month ever" in terms of player numbers.

Red Dead Online also saw a peak in player numbers in December following the release of the Moonshiners update. The numbers were topped again in January.

Rockstar said to expect more for GTA Online with the addition of the open-wheel racing series featuring all-new vehicle types and more big updates this year, along with "a few surprises."

The world of Red Dead Online will also continue to grow in 2020 with the expansion of Frontier Pursuits with additional roles, new missions, and more significant updates.

Celebrate with bonuses

To celebrate these milestones, Rockstar is offering players the following in-game bonuses:

  • GTA Online will feature bonus cash of up to GTA$2,000,000. Starting on January 30, you can earn GTA$1,000,000 just by playing before February 5. You will also earn another GTA$1,000,000 by playing between February 6 and February 12.
  • Red Dead Online players will receive a series of gifts including free access to select roles, special role item giveaways and more, including:
    • The Gunslinger’s Cache: Play between January 28 and February 3  to get a Free Schofield Revolver, a Free Varmint Rifle and the Devastating Ammo Bundle, which includes 100x Split Point Revolver Ammo, 100x High Velocity Pistol Ammo, 100x Express Repeater Ammo, 100x Slug Shotgun Ammo, and 20x Explosive Rifle Ammo.
    • The Bounty Hunter’s Kit: Play between February 4 and February 10 to get a Free Bounty Hunter license, 25x Bolas, and 25x Tracking Arrows.

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