Red Dead Online – New features coming February 26th
Finally, we have an update on what’s going on with the Red Dead Online Beta. Coming February 26th, we have new features, improvements and enhancements coming to Red Dead Online. This includes changes to the player’s blips on Mini Maps, weapons are getting balanced and much more. Check out whats coming on February 26th below.
Bounty Hunters and Law Balancing
The way Criminals are reacted to is changing, depending on the crime will affect your bounty value and honour Consequences. Killing another player will give you a high bounty, whereas assaulting an NPC or an animal will give you a smaller bounty. Looting dead folk will also just decrease your honour.
If you have racked up a high bounty, NPC bounty hunters will attempt to hunt you and kill you for a reward. The higher the bounty the more difficult the pursuit becomes for you. After your bounty getting so high you will be wanted dead.
Daily challenges are getting added to Red Dead Online. Complete Daily challenges to unlock Gold Nuggets and XP. They range from killing animals, clearing hideouts, selling items and much more. Rockstar will keep changing up daily challenges and expand them increasing challenges, rewards and bonuses.
Other Fixes and More
Your feedback has been invaluable so please keep it coming. In addition to these updates we are planning to address several additional changes based on community feedback received thus far – select weapons will be re-balanced including the Varmint Rifle, which will have its accuracy brought more in line with other longarm weapons; voice chat will be reduced to work at closer proximity, and while fixes to horse cargo are numerous and ongoing we plan to introduce some improvements to making pelts and carcasses more persistent after death or respawning.
We will have more details on additional content in the February 26th update next week. We are excited about the future of Red Dead Online and look forward to sharing lots more in the weeks and months ahead.
Meanwhile, there are chances to earn more XP to rank up ahead of February 26th. Playing in a Posse will bring benefits like earning increased XP in Free Roam Missions and Free Roam Events. Posse up this week to earn twice as much increased XP on these activities, and next week earn 20% more XP across all activities in the Red Dead Online Beta.