Red Dead Online’s New Update Brings Bounty Hunters, Daily Challenges, New Gamemodes
Red Dead Online has received a new update, arguably the biggest one yet in terms of content, and it is now available for all players on PS4 and Xbox One – the download is 2GB in size.
Here is everything included in the update, courtesy of Rockstar Games:
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.
Coming on February 26th will be the ‘Foll’s Gold free roam event.’ Players will compete to control and equal parts Gaudy and protective suit of golden armour.
Competitive Fishing Challenges will also be making an appearance. – opt into the challenge and you’ll receive all the equipment necessary to compete. Anyone taking part in these competitive fishing challenges will not be able to be killed by anyone in Freemode. Catch the highest weight to win.
Three new Showdown modes will be releasing, Up In Smoke, Spoils Of War and Plunder. Players and teams will compete to capture and deliver bags. Target races will also be joining the racing side of Red Dead Online. Where players shoot targets from horseback to pass checkpoints as they race.
Next week, the Evans Repeater Rifle and the Rare shotgun will be available in Red Dead Online
New Clothing & Emotes
from the snake-adorned Diamondback Hat to the fur-trimmed Rutledge Vest – is also on the way with new Outfits, Jackets, Boots, Coats, Gloves, Hats, Vests and more. Unique items will also be coming and going in shops.
New emotes will be coming to Red Dead Online, including greets, Taunts and reactions.
PS4 Early exclusive content
PlayStation 4 players will be able to play the new Open Target races. Compete in an open space to take out the most targets on a Horseback. PS4 players will also get early access to the all-new Jawbone Knife. Along with new clothing and 3 new emotes.
Bonus XP this week
Earn 20% extra XP on all activities this week in Red Dead Online.
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.