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Red Dead Online’s Newest Mode Brings More Battle Royale Carnage

by Brandon Russell | January 10, 2019January 10, 2019 12:30 pm PST

Starting today, Red Dead Online players can jump into a new mode that challenges 32 players to be the last player standing.

Dubbed Gun Rush, the mode will place 32 players into a shrinking play area, where they’ll loot weapons and ammunition while trying to survive. According to Rockstar, the mode is available in team and free-for-all variants, which means you can mount up with your posse.

Rockstar also detailed other updates coming to Red Dead Online, including new daily challenges and law and bounty upgrades. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Daily Challenges: Tackle new challenges each day covering every aspect of the game, from sharpshooting to evading the law.
  • Law and Bounty Upgrades: Some changes are coming to the way the Law and Bounty systems work in Red Dead Online to reduce the enticements for griefing. Soon, players will get a bounty for committing crimes and will be incentivized to pay them off within an allotted time. Wait too long and bounty hunters from each of the states will track the player forcing them to either pay up or escape.
  • Parley Changes: We’re making the Parley system easier to trigger so that you can avoid aggressive players more quickly. In addition, it will be easier to trigger Feuds, Posse Feuds and Leader Feuds to take on attacking players in structured competition.
  • Proximity-Based Player Blips: Player location blips will soon appear only over short distances, reducing the range at which you are visible to others, decreasing the likelihood of being targeted by another player across large areas. Down the line, we’re also looking to introduce the ability to identify players who grief and kill indiscriminately with a progressively darkening blip that becomes more visible and at a longer range, so everyone in a session can identify potentially dangerous opponents at a glance and from a safe distance.

In the future, Rockstar said it will introduce a number of other updates, too, including more story missions, dynamic events, new weapons and clothing, and more.

Even with all these updates, Rockstar said that Red Dead Online will continue to operate in beta for the next few months, before introducing a full release.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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