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Red Dead Online: How to Start Trader Specialist Role Missions

Red Dead Online, How to Start Trader Specialist Role Missions
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Red Dead Online: How to Start Trader Specialist Role Missions

Not every Frontier Pursuit in Red Dead Online is perfectly clear on how to start it, not least of which being the Trader Specialist Role. That’s why we’re here to explain how to start Trader Specialist Role missions.

How to Start Trader Specialist Roles in Red Dead Online

After you’ve successfully installed the latest update, which runs about 11.8 gigabytes, you’ll gain three new yellow markers on your map you can visit.

Each one is tied to a different Specialist Role’s mission line, and needs to be visited before the mission lines will become available to you.

For the Trader Specialist Role, you’ll want to travel to the marker at the post office nearest to you. Once you’ve arrived, head inside and speak to the clerk to pick up a letter that’s been sent to you from Cripps.

Examine the letter, and you’ll learn Cripps has a new business opportunity he’d like to discuss with you, and to meet him at the general store in Armadillo.

From there, head to Armadillo and speak to Cripps.

He’ll tell you of his plan to found a new trading business focused on selling and trading in animal skins, pelts, and furs. He’ll ask for your help in financing it through the purchase of a Butcher’s Table.

PlayStation 4 players can obtain the Butcher’s table free of charge until Oct. 14 as a limited promotion for the new content. Otherwise, this will cost you a small sum of Red Dead Online dollars.

From there, you’ll be able to take part in Trader Specialist Role missions at your leisure, collecting animal skins and products that can be sold to buy improvements for your business and expand its scope.

So, to summarize:

  1. Download the latest update for Red Dead Online.

    It’ll take about 11.8 GB of storage space.

  2. Enter Red Dead Online and Head to the nearest post office.

    You’ll find a letter from Cripps inviting you to join a new business venture.

  3. Head to Armadillo and speak with Cripps

    He’ll ask for your help buying a butcher’s table to get his new business off the ground.

  4. Purchase the Butcher’s Table

    This will be free of charge for PlayStation 4 players until Oct. 14. Otherwise, it’ll cost you a small sum of Red Dead Online dollars.

What You Get From Trader Specialist Role Missions

As for what you get for completing Trader Specialist Role missions in Red Dead Online, it varies.

In addition to gaining new options for customizing the look and facilities of your camp, you can also gain upgrades to how many animal carcasses you can haul at once, how much they’re worth, what you can craft with them and much more.

This is in addition to a variety of items only available to high-level traders, like the Lance Knife and larger material satchel.

There’ll be more to unlock as the Frontier Pursuits go on too, so it’s well worth the continued time investment of maintaining your business.

That should cover everything there is to know about how to start Trader Specialist Role missions in Red Dead Online. For more on the game, check out the recently released trailer covering the different characters you can meet through each of Red Dead Online’s new Frontier Pursuits.

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