• Online Price $375.00 or 15 Gold Bars

The Bounty Hunter is one of the Specialist Roles that you can take on and progress through in Red Dead Online. Bounty Hunters track down dangerous criminals, turning them in dead or alive in return for a reward, for a life of constant action on both sides of the law.

To get started as a Bounty Hunter, meet the Legendary Bounty Hunter in Rhodes and purchase the Bounty Hunter License - the standard cost is 15 Gold Bars (Twitch Prime Members with a linked account will get the License for free).

Licensed Bounty Hunters can pick up work by visiting Bounty Boards located near law offices, post offices, and train stations across the states. The bounty targets range in difficulty, from lone low-level criminals to Legendary Bounties, notorious outlaws with armed protection details.

A Bounty Hunter can capture targets or kill them, depending on how honorable you are in your pursuits. Keep in mind that bringing in targets alive will yield a greater reward. Taking on an armed gang or bringing multiple targets to justice is made easier with the help of a Posse, who will all earn a cut of the final bounty.

Reaching Bounty Hunter Rank 12 will open up the opportunity to hunt down other players with high bounties of $20 or more. The wanted player must escape (or surrender) within the allotted time and, if captured they’ll also have opportunities to escape and flee. If the Bounty Hunter brings the target in alive, they’ll receive an award, while the criminal serves time.

On December 1st 2020, a Bounty Hunters Expansion Update was released, featuring 10 additional Role Ranks, new Legendary Bounties, new Infamous Bounty Targets, and unlockable items. To start the 10 new Bounty Hunter levels, you have to purchase the "Prestigious Bounty Hunter License" for 15 Gold Bars from the Bounty Board.

Bounty Hunter Role in Red Dead Online

Bounty Hunter Role Rank Unlocks & Rewards

Progression will unlock special items like a reinforced lasso for extra-tough targets, a Bounty Wagon to hold multiple targets, the ability to use Eagle-Eye while sprinting or galloping, the ability to duck for protection on horseback, and many other special skills, items, and upgrades.

Unique Bounty Hunter Skills and Items include:

  • Focus: Targets glow red in Eagle Eye
  • Reinforced Lasso: A lasso made with reinforced rope to keep bounties secure
  • Reverse Spin: Perform a Reverse Spin with a single pistol or revolver
  • Tonics Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Tonics Pouch
  • Eagle Eye+: Track enemies while sprinting or galloping
  • Spin Up: Perform a Spin Up with a single pistol or revolver
  • Kit Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Kit Pouch
  • Tracking Arrow Pamphlet: A pamphlet recipe on how to craft Tracking Arrows
  • Reverse Spin Up: Perform a Reverse Spin Up with a single pistol or revolver
  • Ducking: Duck for protection while on horseback
  • Bolas: A thrown weapon, perfect for tangling the legs of bounties
  • Bounty Wagon: A wagon for securely retaining multiple bounty targets
  • Perception: Receive notification of bounties from a greater distance
  • Alternating Flips: Perform Alternating Flips with a single pistol or revolver
  • Dual Gun Spinning: Perform gun spinning tricks with two pistols or revolvers
  • Breton Horses: This breed is strong and muscular.

Below you find the full list of Rank Unlocks & Rewards for the Bounty Hunter Role across all Tiers:

Novice Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 1-5)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Reinforced Lasso $350
Delgado Saddle $525 + 1 Role Token
Schofield Revolver - Bounty Hunter Variant $600
Breton Horse: Sorrel & Red Roan Coats $150 + 1 Role Token
Guerrero Gun Belt $125 + 1 Role Token
Viper Buckle 4 Gold Bars + 1 Role Token
The Wakeeney Outfit $250 + 1 Role Token

Promising Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 6-10)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Bolt Action Rifle - Bounty Hunter Variant $350 + 2 Role Tokens
Bounty Hunter Camp Theme $700 + 1 Role Token
Tracking Arrow Pamphlet $600
The Bullard Outfit $348 + 1 Role Token
Blackbone Ring 5 Gold Bars

Established Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 11-15)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Bolas $30 + 3 Role Tokens
Breton Horse: Seal Brown & Grull Dun Coats $550 + 2 Role Tokens
Bounty Wagon $875 + 3 Role Tokens
Slicked Back Fade & The Count 2 Gold Bars + 2 Role Tokens
The Garwood Outfit $446.75 + 2 Role Tokens
Bullseye Gloves 6 Gold Bars + 2 Role Tokens
Guerrero Holster $93.75 + 2 Role Tokens

Distinguished Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 16-20)

Unlockable ItemPrice
I'm Watching You Emote $200 + 3 Role Tokens
The Carthage Outfit $545 + 2 Role Tokens
Breton Horse: Mealy Dapple Bay & Steel Gray Coats $950 + 3 Role Tokens
Redhart Eyepatch 10 Gold Bars + 2 Role Tokens

Veteran Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 21-25)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Bolas Styles: Hawkmoth, Brookstone, & Gravesend ($120, $100, $75) + 1 Role Token
Bounty Wagon Tints - Basic 1 Role Token
Upland Saddle $625 + 2 Role Tokens
Swanton Eyepatch 15 Gold Bars + 1 Role Token
Moray Spurs $265 + 1 Role Token
Regent Gun Belt $175 + 1 Role Token
Regent Holster $235 + 1 Role Token

Prestigious Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 26-30)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Bounty Wagon Tints - Elaborate 3 Role Tokens
Spin & Aim Emote $275 + 2 Role Tokens
LeMat Revolver - Bounty Hunter Variant 21 Gold Bars + 2 Role Tokens
Sharp Buckle $215 + 1 Role Token
Tollbar Knuckles 12 Gold Bars + 1 Role Token
The Thorogood Outfit $575 + 3 Role Tokens

Bounty Hunter Role Progression Rewards

Role RankUnlock / Reward
1 2 Role Tokens
2 2 Role Tokens
3 Focus Skill + 2 Role Tokens
4 Bounty Hunter Events + 2 Role Tokens
5 Reverse Spin Skill + 2 Role Tokens
6 Tonic Satchel Upgrade + 2 Role Tokens
7 Eagle Eye + 2 Role Tokens
8 Spin Up + 2 Role Tokens
9 Kit Satchel Upgrade + 2 Role Tokens
10 2 Role Tokens
11 2 Role Tokens
12 Player Bounties + 2 Role Tokens
13 Reverse Spin Up + 2 Role Tokens
14 Ducking + 2 Role Tokens
15 2 Role Tokens
16 Perception + 2 Role Tokens
17 Alternating Flips + 2 Role Tokens
18 2 Role Tokens
19 2 Role Tokens
20 Dual Gun Spinning + 2 Role Tokens
21 2 Role Tokens
22 Bounty Hunter Opportunities Letter + 2 Role Tokens
23 Player Bounty Prospects + 2 Role Tokens
24 Provisions Satchel Upgrade + 2 Role Tokens
25 2 Role Tokens
26 Shoulder Toss + 2 Role Tokens
27 2 Role Tokens
28 Figure Eight Toss + 2 Role Tokens
29 2 Role Tokens
30 2 Role Tokens


For everything on the Red Dead Online Roles, check out the Complete Specialist Roles Guide for Red Dead Online, including details on how each works, how to start them, and all items unlocked by progressing through Role Ranks.




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