Red Dead Redemption 2 $99.99 Collectors' Box Doesn't Include the Game

You'll have to buy the most important part of the package separately. 

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Rockstar Games just announced all of the limited versions you can purchase for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2, including the Special Edition and Ulimate Edition. Both include digital goods, without a physical version of the game, it seems, but Rockstar hasn't totally abandoned folks who instead wanted something physical. Their answer is the Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector's Box, which retails for $99.99.

It comes with a ton of awesome stuff that any Red Dead Redemption 2 fan would want to check out, except there's just one thing missing: The game. Yes, for a hundred dollars, you can have a toy box of Red Dead items, but you won't get the game. Here's what you will get:

  • Metal Tithing Box with Lock & Key: Inspired by the lockbox used by the Van der Linde gang to stash contributions to the camp’s upkeep, this thick gauged metal box includes a lock & key, and features black metal band detailing and an engraved Cornwall Freight & Commodities plaque.
  • Collectable Challenge Coin: Featuring the majestic American Buffalo on one side and a scenic landscape on the other side, this engraved, gold-colored collectable coin comes in a magnetic presentation holder with a black, engraved plaque describing the history of this endangered species.
  • Double Sided Puzzle: This double-sided, 100-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle features an illustrated view of the bustling port of Saint Denis on one side, and a classically inspired Rockstar Games logo on the reverse.
  • Six Shooter Bandana: A staple for any frontier outlaw, this bandana features a traditional paisley-inspired pattern with hidden weapon iconography throughout.
  • Treasure Map: Printed on durable, unrippable paper, this exclusive treasure map reveals the location of some buried treasure that may start Arthur on a search for more riches hidden throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Pin Set: This set of six individual pins includes representations of key weapons from Red Dead Redemption 2 including a shotgun, revolver and Dead Eye “X” marker. The set comes in a canvas carrying bag.
  • Playing Cards: Commemorate the outlaws of the Van der Linde gang with this fully illustrated deck of playing cards featuring key members of the gang including Arthur Morgan, John Marston, Javier Escuella, Bill Williamson and Dutch van der Linde.
  • Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue: The one-stop shop for everything from weapons to clothing, the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue is an essential shopping tool for turn of the century life. This complete 150-page book is a replica of the edition found in stores throughout Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • 12 Cigarette Cards: These beautifully-illustrated collectable cards can be found throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. This physical collection includes one select card from each set like Famous Gunslingers and Outlaws, Stars of the Stage and Marvels of Travel and Locomotion.

Again, all good stuff, if you fancy physical items, but hopefully you don't want to play the game with all your toys hanging out in this box. You'll have to spend an additional $60 at the very least if you want to actually join in on the adventure. The Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector’s Box is available now for pre-order from the Rockstar Warehouse, and it'll also be available from select retailers...if you feel like spending a lot more money than you need to on physical items, anyway.

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    June 4, 2018 2:45 PM

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      June 4, 2018 4:23 PM

      This is hilarious

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      June 4, 2018 7:35 PM

      eeehhhh...... what the fuck?

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        June 4, 2018 9:01 PM

        It's like a Loot Crate which they've made special ones for big game releases. The thing is those Loot Crates usualy came with a hoodie or something useful.

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      June 4, 2018 9:02 PM

      Meh. People would spend 170 on that box with a game. My concern is that this makes it easier for scalpers.

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      June 4, 2018 9:43 PM

      I'm sure the lockbox will be just as disappointing as the one that came with GTA IV.

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        June 5, 2018 7:14 AM

        I still use the one that came with GTA IV :/

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      June 5, 2018 5:27 AM

      All that shit might cost $14 to produce.

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      June 5, 2018 5:36 AM

      One time I bought the black ops edition of a video card. It was branded with the blops logo and even had a poster, but it didn’t actually come with the game.

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      June 5, 2018 5:50 AM

      This is pretty common I thought? Or at least I saw a video about it on youtube .

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        June 5, 2018 5:58 AM

        It’s been done before but I still don’t understand the point of it.

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          June 5, 2018 7:04 AM

          Usually you do t name it the same as the game + collectors edition or whatever.

          It’s pretty obviously trying to trick people.

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        June 5, 2018 7:01 AM

        Battlefield 1 pulled that shit last time around.

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          June 5, 2018 8:43 AM

          Woot has been pushing that for like $17 for the past few months lol.

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      June 5, 2018 6:08 AM

      Main game is DLC.

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      June 5, 2018 6:13 AM

      Think about all the clueless parents who think they are going above and beyond and getting this for their kid only to find out there is no game in there..

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      June 5, 2018 6:59 AM

      Why is this a big deal? Just think of it as extra shit they're releasing at the same time as the game. It doesn't come with any in-game items or anything like that. It would be like getting mad that you bought a $200 Master Chief collectible statue and it didn't come with Halo.

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      June 5, 2018 7:00 AM

      Aka the PC version. Eeeeeyyyy

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      June 5, 2018 7:04 AM

      To bad that Rockstar is untouchable and won't be held responsible for their upcoming money milking online game called RDR2.

      The actual game seems more like a device to get some shark cards sold..

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      June 5, 2018 9:09 AM

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