GTA Online players can unlock a special item for Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar is best known as the game studio behind the Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead franchises, and now it has decided to link the two together via Grand Theft Auto Online and the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 with a special in-game event that allows players to unlock a new weapon in both games.

In the wake of rumors and speculation that were tied to some materials datamined in GTA Online’s most recent update, Rockstar went ahead and made the event official via this post on its website. According to the post, GTA Online players who log into the game should now receive a mysterious new in-game email. If they follow the clues presented in the email, they’ll unlock the new Double-Action Revolver weapon and an associated headshot challenge. Completing the headshot challenge will in turn grant a large payout of in-game cash ($250,000) and will also unlock the Double-Action Revolver for use in Red Dead Redemption 2 when it launches next year.

Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t yet have a specific release date but Rockstar and publisher Take-Two Interactive have previously said it should arrive sometime in the second fiscal quarter of 2018.