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Red Dead Online: Reach Rank 50.

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Trophy Guide for Notorious

  • UlvenFenrirUlvenFenrir744,860
    09 Jan 2019 05 Jan 2019 09 Jan 2019
    2 0 0
    Absolute best way to earn exp as of 5/1/2019 is to play the team modes/make it count.

    FFA and most wanted are decent but i always quit out and search for a new game because i find most wanted really annoying and FFA is highly skill dependant so if youre good, it can yield decent exp.

    As for team modes, you can earn 250-350 exp if youre on the winning team.

    Make it count is what you want to focus on. Its basically a dumbed down battle royale mode. Ive won 95% of all the make it count games ive played by simply going clockwise or anti-clockwise close to the perimeter of where youre suppose to be and where you arent allowed to be. In other words, stay near the outer ring where its greyed out but dont step outside as youll automatically die if 10 seconds pass.

    By doing this, youll buy yourself time, letting the other players kill each other, leaving maybe only one or two players allowing you an easy win. *make* sure you have vibration on as any player nearing your proximity will make your dualshock 4 vibrate. If youre not confident in killing off the few remaining survivors, simply stay alive (you dont have to win) to gain a ton of exp. You can easily earn between 300-500+ exp by either winning or staying alive. If you stayed alive long enough and killed a few but died, dont quit! Youll still be rewarded but only between 200-300 which is still decent. Also dont stand still at any point as you will show up on the other players minimap and always crouch and move slow.

    Be prepared for a grind as going up just one level can easily take a few hours depending whether or not youre on the winning teams or not or how much you manage to win in make it count.

    Side note: how much exp you actually get is based on how much time has passed in a match of make it count or any team mode. If you finish make it count in 2-3 minutes the reward is greatly reduced. However, if 8 minutes has passed for example, the reward is much greater.

    The exp range i provided above still holds true provided enough time have passed in any given match.

    A good example of this is the team mode where you need to capture zones. If you manage to capture all zones on your team relatively quick the exp reward can be as low as 25-50 exp. So there is absolutely no incentive to quickly winning a match in regards to rewards.

    Edit: i had to change the amount of exp you earn as rockstar has apparently made a hotfix that rewards you even less now than
    before. It used to be between 600-800+ for make it count for winning/letting enough time pass and 300-500 by simply staying alive long enough but not doing so well (dying/not killing anyone) etc.
  • rafa1000houserafa1000house3,042
    05 Jul 2019
    1 0 0
    This boost is an adaptation of the original but obsolete method posted on powerpyx last year.

    You can read it here:

    It is also a great way to level up for those who keep disconnecting due the error 0x20010006, or don't like competitive games / dealing with bad behavior players. I've updated it considering the new matchmaking system which is easier than Beta's and the "restart from checkpoint" that doens't work anymore. You also may earn 35% to 60% MORE XP during bonus events.


    0 - Make a 2-player posse with a friend.

    1 - Posse Leader must initiate replay of the online story mission “Kill Them, Each and Every One” (Pause Menu cn_start > Progress > Story > Select Mission > hold cn_X to Replay).
    Note: The Posse Leader must have beaten this mission for replay to be available. The joining player only needs to have beaten the online tutorial.

    2 - Posse leader must click [cn_A] to Start Mission then after a loading screen both players press [cn_Y]. Skip the cutscene (hold [cn_A]) to save time. One player goes to the mission objective which is the Fort Mercer. You can take some shortcuts avoiding the winding track by going in a straight line through cacti.

    3 - After a cutscene where you put on helmets is where the actual XP boost starts. You will get for free “Split Point” Ammo for the Carbine Repeater and Revolver. Open weapon wheel [cn_LB], hover over the Carbine Repeater and press cn_right to select Split Point Ammo!

    4 - Both players take cover. Near each cannon there is a convenient cover spot: to the left of the Fort's entrance you can use a wooden barrel and a box and to the right there is a big rock. Kill both gunners using Maxim, few enemies that are near your cover and at least two guys protecting the Fort's wall (we call them snipers for convenience). Let three or four enemies alive in ground level.

    5 - Open weapon wheel [cn_LB], hover over the Revolver and press cn_right to select Split Point Ammo! Now is the main part: run towards your enemies and press [cn_B] when near enough to tackle them. Press [cn_RT] to execute with your revolver.

    You should receive*: 5XP for kill + 10XP for execution + 10XP for kill with special ammo

    Extra Bonuses:
    "Eyes Wide Shut" + 10XP (not sure when this bonus is granted, but it pops sometimes)
    "Last Chance" + 5XP (use all your 6 bullets to execute enemies and this bonus may be granted to your next kill - do not reload your revolver)

    *Event Update:
    Sometimes for a whole week, the values are increased by Rockstar to 7XP instead 5XP and 13XP instead of 10XP.

    6 - Don't waste your time blowing up the Fort entrance with cannons, instead run to the left and use the stairs, then jump the wall. One player takes the left route killing everyone with executions. The other player takes the right path. Try to keep close as this makes the enemies to spawn nearby. Kill all enemies in the upper floor, go to the front yard of the Fort with no mercy but watch out an old man carrying a shotgun, then go to the backyard luring groups to the corridors, to avoid too much damage. Soon Teddy Brown will arrive..."Think I'm affraid of you fools?......Huummph". Kill the remaining henchmans but keep Teddy alive. Die spending your remaning lives until the mission fails.

    7 - Press cn_X to restart the mission and repeat it once. You can only play it 2 times in a row, because after that you won't earn XP bonus for execution neither for using special ammo.

    8 - After playing the mission twice, in the FAIL screen, press [cn_Y] to bring your posse to the open world. As soon you are able to move your character, repeat steps 1 to 7.

    9 - You will earn some nice gold buckles during the boost, make sure to reset then as soon as you can and receive gold nuggets and extra XP.

    10 - You will unlock cards and new slots to equip them as you level up. I recommend both players to equip these if they have money to spare:


    In order to reach Rank 50 for the “Notorious” trophy you will need about 170,425 XP so this will take some time, I'd say about 25h or 30h depending of your disconnection rate due error 0x20010006 but it is much faster than playing PVP matches and you don’t need any skill to do this. You can also switch up routes so your XP farming doesn’t get too boring. Good hunt!

    Feedback: Please, if you vote negative, take a minute to comment on how I can improve this solution. The same goes for any grammatical mistake you may find, because English is not my main language and I would gladly correct the text.
  • kintariskintaris93,597
    05 Dec 2018
    1 0 1
    To unlock the Notorious trophy in Red Dead Online, you need to reach rank 50 in the online mode. This is only halfway through the available ranks but it still requires an intense grind, especially in these early days when there are few options available.

    If you are very good at first or third person shooters in PvP, your best bet (and probably your most enjoyable route) is to consistently win Showdown Series (Large). However if you cannot consistently win these rounds you will not end up with much XP. If you are a good shot, keep an eye on the Combat and Sharpshooter Awards in the menu -- you get 500 XP each time you hit a Gold Buckle award and many of these award counters can be reset once you hit the target.

    The other possibility is to win Races. At the time of writing Races seem to be full of people farming XP by continually walking their horse in a circle so they aren't booted, and Rockstar don't seem to be kicking these players for idling because of this simple movement. This means that there are often only 1 or 2 other players actually bothering to race. The downside to this is that you often have to wait up to 15 minutes for the game to end because so few people are bothering to reach the finish line (if three people cross the finish the rest only have 30 seconds to complete the race).

    Finally, if the PvP just isn't your thing, you want to focus on playing and replaying the story missions. The best mission to replay is "Kill Them, Each and Every One" because there are lots of enemies to kill, and you also get special ammo in the Fort Mercer fight even if you are a low level which grants more XP. You should also aim to Execute as many enemies as possible by tackling them for a little more XP.

    Ideally, you want to fail the checkpoint during the first assault on Fort Mercer BEFORE the cutscene where the armoured guy appears, so that you can farm XP on the regular enemies in the first section. Obviously this means agreeing with a 4-man Posse to do so, which is tricky. There is allegedly trick to starting the mission with just 2 players in your Persistent Posse, by starting matchmaking on the mission, quitting out with your Posse and then travelling with your second player to the mission start in Free Roam and starting the mission together. Otherwise you will have to take your chances with randoms and hope you can get lots of kills before someone manages to complete the mission.
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