Rockstar Games has detailed a new update for Red Dead Online that brings a bigger battle royale mode to the game.
Named “gun rush,” which sounds very familiar. “You’ll put your survival instincts to the test, gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks in this new mode for up to 32 players,” developer Rockstar explains.Gun Rush will be available in free-for-all and team variations.
Is was intensely rumoured ahead of Red Dead Redemption 2’s release that Red Dead Online would include a battle royale, the mode advanced by the enormous success of Fortnite. The game started with the ‘Make It Count’ mode, which was a survival mode with a shrinking play area, but was on a much smaller scale and gave its players bows and knives.
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.
That last point is particularly interesting. Players have for quite some time been complaining about the way that you can see other player icons consistently on the map, so ideally this future update assists with issues like griefing. If you want to go out and kill someone for fun, you’re gonna have to actually go and find them.
Rockstar said that Red Dead Online will remain in beta form for the following couple of months. The studio intends to include new missions, more dynamic events, new competitive modes, and new weapons and clothing.
Red Dead Redemption 2 and the Red Dead Online beta are available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Source : Rockstar Games
Source : Rockstar Games