• How To Unlock Reach Rank 5 in the Trader Role. Buy the Moonshine Shack for 25 Gold Bars

The Moonshiner is one of the Specialist Roles that you can take on and progress through in Red Dead Online.

Establish your own bootlegging business in the new Moonshiner Specialist Role - an ideal fit for players progressing along the Trader path or anyone seeking a property to call their own. Unlock unique role-specific skills as you perfect your distillation methods, avoid the law, and put rival peddlers out of business.

To start the Moonshiner Role, you have to first complete a sell mission or reached Rank 5 in the Trader Role progression. You will then receive an introduction via Cripps to meet the infamous Maggie Fike - an experienced bootlegger with the scars to prove it - down at Emerald Ranch. Maggie’s got the connections and the knowledge to help you get your Moonshining business up and running.

Acquire the first purchasable Property in Red Dead Online, a Moonshining Shack, and you will be on your way. To passers-by, the Shack is an unassuming dwelling, the main floor acting as a front with all the details of an ordinary homestead. The basement, however, is where you'll ultimately get down to business.

You’ll also work with Maggie through a series of Story Missions to be played solo or cooperatively as you help her get revenge on those who tried to take her down.

As you grow the business (and eliminate a rival operation), you’ll learn new recipes and techniques that help make your moonshine the best by a country mile.

You'll also have the opportunity to set up your own Underground Bar serving your own shine, with customizable décor and the option to add a country band complete with a dance floor to entertain your friends and clientele.

Moonshiner Role Rank Unlocks & Rewards

Unlock unique role-specific skills as you perfect your distillation methods, avoid the law, and put rival peddlers out of business. If you’re lucky, you might survive long enough to open your own speakeasy.

Unique Moonshiner Skills and Items include:

  • Bar Expansion: Construct a bar in your Moonshine Property.
  • Levens Gun Belt: A unique gun belt only available to Moonshiners.
  • Sabotage: Learn to identify Moonshine Hideouts.
  • Band Expansion: Hire a musical ensemble to entertain your patrons.
  • Still Upgrade: Still upgrades for increasing the strength of your moonshine.
  • Flammable Moonshine: Highly potent alcohol that can be poured and set alight. Not suitable for consumption.
  • Sawed-off Shotgun Variant: A visual variant of the Sawed-Off Shotgun suited for Moonshiners. Can be purchased for each owned Sawed-Off Shotgun.
  • Nevin Hipflask: An ornate hipflask to be securely fastened to the Gun Belt.
  • Darrow Buckle: A precious gilt buckle with intricate metal work.
  • Recipes: Recipes for crafting a variety of Moonshine flavors.
  • Toxic Moonshine Pamphlet: A pamphlet recipe on how to craft Toxic Moonshine.
  • Master Distiller: Reduce the time taken to create a batch of moonshine.

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

Novice Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 1-5)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Ivers Saddle $550
Bar Expansion for the Moonshine Shack $950
Toxic Moonshine Pamphlet $500
Norfolk Roadster: Speckled Gray & Black Coats $150
Levens Gun Belt $215
Holme Gloves 8 Gold Bars
The Gatlinburg Outfit $250

Promising Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 6-10)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Sawed-Off Shotgun - Moonshiner Variant $450
Condenser Upgrade for the Moonshine Shack $825
Flammable Moonshine $20
Band Expansion for the Moonshine Shack $850
Nevin Hipflask 8 Gold Bars
The Dagenhart Outfit $348.25
Darrow Buckle 6 Gold Bars

Established Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 11-15)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Norfolk Roadster: Piebald Roan & Rose Gray Coats $550
Polished Copper Upgrade for the Moonshine Shack $875
Neat Center Parted 2 Gold Bars
Savatier Monocle 8 Gold Bars
The Pittsburg Outfit $446.75
Levens Holster $150

Distinguished Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 16-20)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Hangover Emote $300
The Wilkesboro Outfit $545
Norfolk Roadster: Dappled Buckskin & Spotted Tricolor Coats $950
Stuart Top Hat $250

Moonshiner Role Progression Rewards

Role RankUnlock / Reward
1 2 Role Tokens
2 Berry Cobbler Moonshine + 2 Role Tokens
3 2 Role Tokens
4 Bootlegger Opportunities + 2 Role Tokens
5 Bold Dance + 2 Role Tokens
6 Wild Creek Moonshine + 2 Role Tokens
7 Ingredients Satchel Upgrade + 2 Role Tokens
8 2 Role Tokens
9 New Buyer Order + 2 Role Tokens
10 2 Role Tokens
11 Cheerful Dance + 2 Role Tokens
12 Spiced Island Moonshine + 2 Role Tokens
13 2 Role Tokens
14 2 Role Tokens
15 Master Distiller + 2 Role Tokens
16 2 Role Tokens
17 Materials Satchel Upgrade 2 Role Tokens
18 2 Role Tokens
19 Protection + 2 Role Tokens
20 Rowdy Dance + 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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