Red Dead Online, Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer component, adds a battle royale mode in a new update today.
The new mode, called Gun Rush, allows up to 32 players to scavenge for weapons and ammunition while the area shrinks over time until the last person standing wins. Gun Rush is available to play in today’s update in both Free-for-all and “Team variations.”
Red Dead Online studio Rockstar announced new features and changes “coming soon” in additional updates alongside new Races, Showdown Modes, clothing, and emotes. According to Rockstar, the new changes include:
- 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.
Rockstar teased new content planned for Red Dead Online to be released during the year, such as new missions, dynamic events, and competitive modes. The studio also announced that PlayStation 4 timed-exclusive items –Red Chestnut Arabian Horse, Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle, and High Roller Double-Action Revolver– are now available for Xbox One players in Red Dead Online.