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Red Dead Redemption XP challenge kicks off

Earn XP and unlock avatar awards

Rockstar has launched an XP Challenge for Red Dead Redemption's multiplayer mode.


Xbox Live and PlayStation Network players will compete against each other starting today to unlock special avatar rewards for their respective platforms.

Originally Rockstar intended to use the 'Skin It to Win It' and 'I Shot the Sherriff' Challenges to unlock these avatars, but it has opted to instead take the platform versus platform route.

The winners will be treated to the Elegant Suit, which is based on the outfit worn by John Marston in the main game, and the crimson Posse t-shirt.

You can track the progress of both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 earnings via the live XP thermometer on the Rockstar Games Social Club website.

Rockstar released a title update for the console versions of Red Dead Redemption last month to fix various bugs plaguing the game and its post-launch DLC.

[ SOURCE: Rockstar Games Social Club ]