Today Rockstar revealed that a large update for the online component of Red Dead Redemption II has gone live. The Red Dead Online update brings a huge host of additions to the world.
Here the most noteworthy additions:
- A rare, brass plated shotgun is now available for purchase at gunsmiths. A more powerful repeater is also “coming soon.” PS4 players get early access to a new melee weapon, the Jawbone knife.
- New clothing, including boots, coats, hats, and vests.
- New reaction emotes, as well as greets and taunts.
- New gameplay events, including daily challenges, races, fishing challenges. Competitive modes are on the way as well.
Alongside the new content, Rockstar is also making a large number of changes to current systems. Player blips are reduced over long distances on the map, addressing a big complaint that has been consistent since launch. Outlaws who cause too much of a ruckus in the world will find themselves pursued, not just by other players, but powerful NPC bounty hunters as well.
Those who log onto Red Dead Online by March 5 will receive a complimentary cache of goods that includes snake oil, tonics, revivers, arrows, and more.
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