Red Dead Redemption Legendary Unlocks
After reaching level 50, Red Dead Redemption players are presented with a choice. They can either remain at level 50, retaining all the weapons and mounts they've unlocked, or choose to "pass into legend" and start over from level 1, retaining access to playlists, titles, characters, and golden guns but losing everything else. The obvious comparison here is to Call of Duty's "Prestige" system. There are four levels of legendary status, each with unique additional mounts and titles to unlock.
Certain mounts are also unlocked earlier on when you're making your way through the prestige ranks, ensuring you're not stuck on low-level transportation for very long. Here are the legendary unlockables:
The first Red Dead Redemption legendary unlockable comes at level 11, when you'll unlock the Cleveland Bay mount. This takes happens at level 11 for all four ranks of legendary.
At rank 15, you'll unlock the Hungarian Half Bred, provided you are on at least your second level of legendary.
For those on their first run through legendary, the Hungarian Half Bred is unlocked at rank 22. For those on legendary ranks 2-4, the American Standard-Bred will be unlocked at 22.
At rank 26, those on either level 3 or 4 of legendary will unlock the Bonzo mount, a ridable bull.
Rank 33 has unlockables for all four ranks of legendary. On the first playthrough, you'll unlock the American Standard-Bred at 33. For round two, you'll get the Bonzo mount. Afterward, in rank 3 and 4 of legendary, you'll get the Buffalo mount at this level.
Rank 37 has a unique unlock for those on level 4 of legendary, the Albino Buffalo mount.
Rank 40 also has multiple unlocks. On level 1 of legendary, you'll get the Bonzo mount at 40. On your second time through, the Buffalo is unlocked here. On the third time through the legendary ranks, you'll get the Albino Buffalo at rank 40.
On your fourth time through legendary, you'll get the Super Bull mount at rank 42.
Each level of legendary has its own unique unlock at level 50. On level 1, you'll unlock the Buffalo mount here. The second time through, you'll get the Albino Buffalo at rank 50. The Super Bull mount is unlocked on level 3 of legendary and the Zebra Donkey can only be attained by reaching max level on your fourth time through the legendary ranks.
For more mission walkthroughs, cheat codes, weapons guides, and more, check out our Ultimate Guide to Red Dead Redemption.