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

The life of a Trader allows you to establish and develop a business from your Camp - by becoming a partner in the fledgling Cripps Trading Company. Thanks to your trusty companion JB Cripps’ knowledge of animal materials, you’ll be able to take on new opportunities to hunt, collect materials, and produce valuable goods to sell.

An investment of 15 Gold Bars to purchase a Butcher's Table will get your business up and running (PlayStation 4 players will get the Butcher's Table for free).

Once you’re operational, you'll provide Cripps with Materials through hunting animals: pristine pelts and carcasses will, of course, provide better yields. You’ll also take on Resupply Missions to acquire additional necessities: once supplied, Cripps will begin turning the materials into sellable goods, which can then be sent out on low-risk local deliveries for payment or across greater distances for a premium.

Trader Role in Red Dead Online

Trader Role Rank Unlocks & Rewards

As your trade grows, you can improve your hunting yields with a Hunting Wagon to bring in bigger hauls, and upgrade your Delivery Wagons for larger sales. Gain new skills, improve your satchel, upgrade your Camp with a Weapons Locker and a Stew Pot that provides your camp with fresh meals to refill your cores and your Posse’s cores (and additional recipes to prepare special stews for Gold Cores).

As your business expands and your presence becomes known in the market, your competition may grow jealous of your success, so keep an eye out for raids on your camp. You might consider purchasing a camp dog from Wilderness Outfitters: increasing your skill as a Trader unlocks the ability to train your dog to warn of incoming attacks on the camp.

Unique Trader Skills and Items include:

  • Stew Pot: A camp upgrade that unlocks stew recipes to boost cores
  • Hammer: A classic hammer makes for a hard-hitting melee weapon.
  • Ingredients Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Ingredients Pouch
  • Awareness: Identify rival Trader wagons at an increased range
  • Canine Warning: Train your dog to warn of thieves raiding your camp
  • Medium and Large Delivery Wagons: Upgraded wagons that can hold more goods for transport
  • Weapons Locker: Store weapons for later use
  • Lance Knife: A bespoke knife style available to Traders only
  • Efficiency: Learn to increase the amount of usable materials from perfect carcasses
  • Materials Satchel Upgrade: Store more items in your Materials Pouch
  • Hunting Wagon: A sturdy wagon fit for carrying multiple carcasses, hides and pelts
  • Protection: Reduce the chance of raids at your camp
  • Kladruber Horses: Distinctive, strong and steady horses

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

Novice Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 1-5)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Kladruber Horse: Black & White Coats $150 + 1 Role Token
Stew Pot $650 + 1 Role Token
Fletcher Saddle $525 + 1 Role Token
Hammer $75 + 1 Role Token
Filigree Buckle 4 Gold
The Monterey Outfit $250 + 1 Role Token
Goodman Gun Belt $100 + 1 Role Token

Promising Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 6-10)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Medium Delivery Wagon $500 + 1 Role Token
Trader Camp Theme $700 + 1 Role Token
Lance Knife 5 Gold
Weapon Locker $575 + 1 Role Token
Tapscott Gloves $100 + 1 Role Token
The Sunderland Outfit $348 + 1 Role Token

Established Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 11-15)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Hunting Wagon $875 + 2 Role Tokens
Kladruber Horse: Cremello & Grey Coats $550 + 2 Role Tokens
Pump Action Shotgun - Trader Variant $450 + 2 Role Tokens
Large Delivery Wagon $750 + 2 Role Tokens
Shoulder Waves & The Beaded 2 Gold
Goodman Holster $75 + 2 Role Tokens
Rawback Ring 4 Gold
The Worthington Outfit $446 + 2 Role Tokens

Distinguished Tier Kit Unlocks (Ranks 16-20)

Unlockable ItemPrice
Hat Tipping $200 + 2 Role Tokens
The Tyringham Outfit $545 + 2 Role Tokens
Kladruber Horse: Dapple Rose Grey & Silver Coats $950 + 3 Role Tokens
Brass Spectacles 5 Gold

Trader Role Progression Rewards

Role RankUnlock / Reward
1 2 Role Tokens
2 2 Role Tokens
3 2 Role Tokens
4 Trader Events + 2 Role Tokens
5 2 Role Tokens
6 Ingredients Satchel Upgrade + 2 Role Tokens
7 Awareness Skill + 2 Role Tokens
8 Canine Warning + 2 Role Tokens
9 2 Role Tokens
10 2 Role Tokens
11 Efficiency Skill + 2 Role Tokens
12 2 Role Tokens
13 Materials Satchel Upgrade + 2 Role Tokens
14 2 Role Tokens
15 2 Role Tokens
16 Protection Skill + 2 Role Tokens
17 2 Role Tokens
18 2 Role Tokens
19 2 Role Tokens
20 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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