Red Dead Online Naturalist: Everything You Need to Know

Get down and dirty as The Naturalist in Red Dead Online.
Get down and dirty as The Naturalist in Red Dead Online. | Photo by Rockstar Games

Red Dead Online Naturalist is the latest Frontier Pursuit in Red Dead Online. The Naturalist has you explore the conflict between the conservationist Harriet Davenport and the big game hunter Gus Macmillan.

Red Dead Online Naturalist: Everything You Need to Know

You can choose either to aid or hinder, and you'll get different rewards and quests.

Harriet's research requires the non-lethal capturing of animals. The new Varmint Rifle fires Varmint Sedative Cartridges to sedate animals for research. A new Animal Reviver ensures vulnerable animals aren't in danger.

On the other hand, Gus Macmillan cares not for the well being of the local fauna. Hunt creatures and deliver their parts to Gus for high end garments and items with special abilities.

The Naturalist takes place in the town of Strawberry, where you'll get an Animal Field Guide to fill out. Completing the Animal Field Guide ranks up the Specialist Role, giving you special items like the Naturalist focused breed of Horses, clothing, accessories, and new Tonics. Some of the new Tonic Recipes will let you change your weight or weather effects. Mercy Kills are a new ability for The Naturalist.

Throughout your adventure in the wilderness, you'll come across Legendary Animals which you can choose to acquire research samples for Harriet or poach for Gus.

To help you with your research or hunt, there are some new items and weapons to use. A new Advanced Camera has mobility features and filters. The Improved Bow is customizable and the Elephant Rifle will be your go-to for hunting big game.

There will also be a new Outlaw Pass to level up and obtain rewards.

The Naturalist is out now for Read Dead Online.