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Peddle white lightning as a black-market bootlegger in Moonshiners, the latest Frontier Pursuit available now in Red Dead Online. Team up with an infamous distiller to start your own Moonshining business and run it out of the new Shack property.

Moonshining takes your Trader skills to the next level and gives you your first business established outside of camp. Not only will you need to source ingredients and produce the goods, savvy Moonshiners will learn the demands of the market and time their shipments to align with the tastes of buyers. With that in mind, Moonshining requires you to have cut your teeth as a Trader, having attained either at least Rank 5 or completed one Trader Sell Mission. Once that’s been achieved, Cripps will get you connected with Maggie Fike at Emerald Ranch, an old hand in the bootlegging business that will help you get your fledgling operation rolling.

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To run a proper shine trade – not some backwoods Lemoyne Raiders operation – you’ll need a property. Throw in with Maggie to purchase one of five Moonshining Shacks from which you’ll conduct your business. Once you’ve sourced your cook and equipment, Maggie will maintain the homestead’s front upstairs while the art of distillation takes place downstairs. The basement has room for optional expansions including a Bar, space for a band and a dancefloor, with additional upgrades for your moonshining equipment.

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Your mercantile journey will also offer a new series of Story Missions to take on solo or with your Posse, as Maggie Fike helps you build your business and gets a little revenge of her own along the way. Each mission earns you benefits to propel your business forward,  as you eliminate rivals, learn new recipes and establish a steady clientele. Expand your burgeoning enterprise by developing different blends and distributing across the five states. You can also serve patrons directly while entertaining friends by expanding with your very own bar. 

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Like all Specialist Roles, the Moonshiner features its own unique progression path that unlocks bespoke apparel and accessories, equipment upgrades to improve the business, new weapons like the Flammable Moonshine Jug, and a unique ornamental design for the Sawed-Off Shotgun, new Horse Breeds and more.

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The Outlaw Pass returns with an expanded 100 ranks of fresh rewards featuring all-new clothing and accessories, Role XP boosts during the Club Membership period and Gold gifts up to 40 Gold Bars. You’ll also receive a variety of Offers and Rewards, a new feature in Red Dead Online detailed further below. 

In addition, the free Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Club Membership entitles you to select perks as you accumulate XP up until March 10th, 2020. All Red Dead Online players are automatically enrolled in the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Club just by playing.

For more details on The Outlaw Pass No. 2 and the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Club, visit the official site.

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I think this is a really great update! and the Outlaw Pass is a great value that's even better than the first one, despite costing more.

I really like the Story type missions you get from Maggie Fike. They tell a  great story with lots of background and lots of drama with several  enemies of Maggie Fike .

I think her missions will get more difficult because at the start of them, it states a difficulty level. They are pretty challenging solo and fun with others.

Moonshine production costs can be offset or reduced by doing Moonshine work from Maggie Fike. Production is quick and sales are pretty easy.

Currently, the bar, band and dance floor earns you no money, but it is quite funny with the things you can do.

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With this update R* has rendered the fancy collection map totally useless. They added an extra day to the cycle and may have moved things around. The designer of the map is hard at work trying to get it all sorted out.

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The Outlaw Pass No 2 can be leveled easily if you play the 3rd Maggie Fike Mission using free aim for your targetting & getting headshots. For role xp you gain 375xp on standard & 565xp on hard on the hard setting. Some public Events do help as well.

I noticed that after completing a Maggie Fike Mission it occasionally just restarts the mission on it's  own. The old camp issue shows up but it's very rare.

When selling the bottled moonshine, you better start the sale before the timer runs out, if it appears when you are checking the progress of the Moonshine, or you will have to start the process all over again, If it runs out. I got stuck on a black loading screen when trying to start a full 20 bottled moonshine sale.

Be sure to Claim all your 5 gold bars, cash, treasure map, XP, perks....from the Benefits Menu Option.

I bought a Moonshine Shack in the Grizzlies which is a No No IMO.

After upgrading my shack equipment, I feared I was going to lose them when I decided to pay the $250 and move my shack to Bayou. Everything was transferred successfully.

Bottled goods can be lost while driving over small rocks on those narrow pathways or by law men. On the other hand players can't blow up your moonshine sale.

 

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Pretty sure the map will get sorted quickly. It's just a matter of time, but I'd expect R* to keep making changes to the collections to counter the map and possibly make all cycles 100% random eventually so it's useless.

I do like the moonshiner career, but I don't see how it's a new career when it's pretty much an expansion on the trader career. R* said the careers would be expanded and trader would eventually include seperate locations from the camp to do business, which is pretty much what moonshiner is. I do like the story missions though, even though I've only done a few. I especially enjoyed doing the bar brawl with @Banketelli and @Xyon14 during Funky Fridays.

2 hours ago, Smurf said:

I bought a Moonshine Shack in the Grizzlies which is a No No IMO.

I bought mine in the same place. What makes you say it's a bad place? I was between there and the one in New Austin.

 

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@Skorpion I am not the best moonshine delivery wagon, driver to always maneuver the Woodlands on those narrow hillside pathways. I initially picked it to double as a hunting spot.

In the Bayou there is much less room for mistake to deliver moonshine. Its normally going to be a non technical delivery to Saint Denis with its flat swampy surface, & its easy to shoot with a carcano from a distance & get the extra +5xp for each.


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Want a solo lobby?

The best solo lobby occurs naturally with the "Bar brawling" job from the shack. I set my camp close to the shack and when the job is finished, respawn and you turn off social matchmaking in online options of the game , just go to your camp and wait for a few min. Over 5 hours with no one joining. I did moonshine and trader sales and hunted my ass off.!

Smurf was in it for a little while yesterday. I invited Ultra and still no one joined with him also turning off social matchmaking.

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12 hours ago, Smurf said:

@Skorpion I am not the best moonshine delivery wagon, driver to always maneuver the Woodlands on those narrow hillside pathways. I initially picked it to double as a hunting spot.

In the Bayou there is much less room for mistake to deliver moonshine. Its normally going to be a non technical delivery to Saint Denis with its flat swampy surface, & its easy to shoot with a carcano from a distance & get the extra +5xp for each.

Mine is north of Emerald Station. I like the missions and sales missions, but I think it's pretty popular.

I was thinking of moving it to the bayou area for the same reasons as you and other important reasons. Two of the high end moonshine ingredients are in that area in abundance.


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@zztop911 I saw your message pop up but I didnt read it. I got stuck on a black screen while starting a moonshine sale and joined you to get out of it, but lost the sale regardless. 

I think it's broken at times or I must be missing something because a ready sale can end up empty if you leave it too long.


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10 minutes ago, Smurf said:

@zztop911 I saw your message pop up but I didnt read it. I got stuck on a black screen while starting a moonshine sale and joined you to get out of it, but lost the sale regardless. 

I think it's broken at times or I must be missing something because a ready sale can end up empty if you leave it too long.

I always have my horse with me when I do a solo or with others sale. I've never had the wagon to disappear. I also bring the wagon fairly close to the road blocks. Close enough to see in the mini-map. Be sure to have the mini-map set to large.

The last moonshine mission did get an endless loading screen after completing the first part in the swamp. We had to close the game, but was available when we came back.

I haven't had any other loading problems.

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@zztop911 did a mission where I burned crops never got that at the Grizzlies. The Bayou got small bears, dears, birds, hideout, fishing, alligator, stores including the fishing item store, bounties & random events close by, it's working out alot better than I initially thought.


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14 hours ago, Smurf said:

@zztop911 did a mission where I burned crops never got that at the Grizzlies. The Bayou got small bears, dears, birds, hideout, fishing, alligator, stores including the fishing item store, bounties & random events close by, it's working out alot better than I initially thought.

I've never received a burning crop mission. I bet it's regional based jobs.


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I love the Moonshiner's update! I put my shack in New Austin. I find it easy to do jobs from there and haven't had any issues with it being too populated. Speaking of population, ZZ, what is the bar brawling job? Is it a story mission? Or one of the bootlegging missions?

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8 hours ago, Athena said:

I love the Moonshiner's update! I put my shack in New Austin. I find it easy to do jobs from there and haven't had any issues with it being too populated. Speaking of population, ZZ, what is the bar brawling job? Is it a story mission? Or one of the bootlegging missions?

It's a moonshine job. It is a possibility that the job is regional. Do you have a field burning job that comes up?


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I think my friend had a brawling job in Armadillo's saloon. I've not gotten either job while doing the bootlegging missions, yet. But when it does come up, I'll check to see if we're in a solo session after the mission. 

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On 12/20/2019 at 3:56 PM, Athena said:

I think my friend had a brawling job in Armadillo's saloon. I've not gotten either job while doing the bootlegging missions, yet. But when it does come up, I'll check to see if we're in a solo session after the mission. 

I moved my shack to the swamp and got the job.


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I found something interesting in the last patch notes.

 

" Seven new Bootlegger Missions have been added for Moonshiners, which can be either launched from Maggie in the Moonshine Shack or encountered dynamically in the open world "

There are 5 missions you get from Maggie, so there are two missions you can get randomly.


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Has anyone successfully poisoned all the stills in one of Maggie's jobs?


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54 minutes ago, zztop911 said:

Has anyone successfully poisoned all the stills in one of Maggie's jobs?

Nope! Stealth is trash in this game. Wished it was the same as in gta and vice versa rdr cinematic mode usefulness in gta.

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4 hours ago, zztop911 said:

Has anyone successfully poisoned all the stills in one of Maggie's jobs?

Yes


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1 hour ago, JustHatched said:

Yes

HOW?

The RDR map is now accurate again.


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On 12/23/2019 at 5:29 PM, zztop911 said:

I moved my shack to the swamp and got the job.

I'm thinking of doing the same thing - going from nearby Emerald Station to swamps. Was it worth it?

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3 hours ago, AlCohonez said:

I'm thinking of doing the same thing - going from nearby Emerald Station to swamps. Was it worth it?

There are different moonshine Jobs with the change and naturally the deliveries are different. I doubt if the move will make the job pop up more often. Ultra put his shack in New Austin and he got the job.

Monetarily, I can't justify the move. If you want to experience all the variables and nuances of the game, go for it!

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Isn't it a better location for moonshine ingredients like vanilla flower and such?

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On 1/11/2020 at 12:17 AM, AlCohonez said:

Isn't it a better location for moonshine ingredients like vanilla flower and such?

Yep........Loads of ingredients. I like the different jobs and the locations.


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Trying out this week's update today, I think the game is more broken!

Once online in camp with no problems, I went hunting. With a lobby of 15, I only found a few small animals. Nothing found at any cougar spawns. So I TRY to reswpawn in another lobby. I waited for over 5 min to spawn. I closed the app.  Again, I spawned in camp with no problems. No animal spawns with a lobby of 23. I tried to just respawn in another lobby again, but the results were the same............never spawned! I didn't try to join anyone. I just assumed the same results.

 

 

 

 

Maybe JJ or others can post their results this week.


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Yesterday the animal spawn seemed to be fixed. Today it's back to a few coyotes and ravens. I didn't get much of a chance to check today though. I'm currently on minute 5 of load screen purgatory waiting to change my appearance. I just got back into this game after a year away, and I'm starting to regret getting it again. If I put the PS into rest mode or dc due to inactivity, I cannot load into a session. It won't even show a progress %. I have to close app every time. 

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SINISTER120

Amazing how messy this game still is for as long as it's been out. Lots of folks on PC still unable to play it at all, smh. Add to that a brutal online mod menu that includes ways to drain money and rank.

I know they are trying but damn.

 

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8 hours ago, SINISTER120 said:

Amazing how messy this game still is for as long as it's been out. Lots of folks on PC still unable to play it at all, smh. Add to that a brutal online mod menu that includes ways to drain money and rank.

I know they are trying but damn.

 

GTAO on PC turned out exactly as I figured. So is RDR2 online.


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I actually have zero problems on GTA. No malicious modding or anything like that. Some griefing goes on but I’ve been killed less than 10 times in 2 months. They may think I’m one of them. Most menu users know who else is using one though so they would see I’m not. 

1 hour ago, zztop911 said:

GTAO on PC turned out exactly as I figured. So is RDR2 online.

I have no personal experience with RDO on that platform though. No desire to start over plus the crazy stuff going on. 

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