The ruthless Red Dead Redemption 2 Online arena is no stranger to behemoths of near mythical proportions stalking the diverse habitats of this open world frontier. From fearsome lone wolves to belligerent beavers, these legendary beasts provide a lucrative challenge to purveyors of the Naturalist role. Players can choose to hunt for simple financial gain or to sport the b*tchin’-est beaver hat this side of the Atlantic; and this week their wardrobe just got a little bigger as the latest RDO naturalist update brings one more monster to the Wild West.

The formidable Banded Gator - a striped specimen available to naturalists of rank 5 and above - has waddled its way onto the map just outside Saint Denis. Make short work of this prehistoric beastie and you’ll be rewarded with the custom Banded Coat from Gus should you bring him the gator’s skin. It’s basically a trendy coat with the alligator’s head for a hat - Gucci eat your heart out!

Budding naturalists can also enjoy some role-specific discounts starting this week including 5 Gold Bars off the price of the Animal Field Guide, Legendary Animal Map and Sample Kit, plus 30% off all Novice and Promising Naturalist items and the Improved Bow.

But that’s not all, this week players can enjoy some extra perks from Gus’ Store by carrying out some simple tasks:

  • Create a jacket and receive a free vest.

  • Create an item and receive 25 free trade goods.

  • Create a random trinket and receive a free poncho.

Plus the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue has added several new items starting this week, including:

  • Comstock Boots

  • Millard Boots

  • Hopsmere Cardigan

  • Mitehill Pants

  • Fernwater Coat (limited time only)

  • Hopeman Vest (limited time only)

Finally - players who connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account to prime Gaming will receive:

  • 5 Free Legendary Animal Pheromones

  • 6,000 Naturalist XP

  • A free Wilderness Camp

  • A free Katata Coat after bringing its pelt to Gus' Store

Connect to Prime Gaming before September 14th and you’ll also receive a free Icahi Coat after bringing the Legendary Icahi Boar Hide to Gus’ Store, plus five rewards for a free box of Nitro Express Ammunition and a reward for 50 rounds of Sedative Varmint Cartridges.

Needless to say, it’s a good week for naturalists, so now’s a good a time as any to start trudging through the glorious vistas of Red Dead Redemption 2 Online and bag yourself some exclusive hunting goodies. Be sure to check out the official RDO Naturalist update announcement for full details. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.