Rockstar has announced the latest update for Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer portion for Red Dead Redemption 2, is now live. Despite the several pieces of new content included in the update, Red Dead Online remains in beta.
The update adds a new Showdown mode, called Plunder. This mode sees two teams face off in a race to gather supplies from a central location to outfit their respective bases. You can also sneak into your enemy’s base and steal their supplies. However, all other players can more easily spot you when you’re holding supplies, so if you’re going to steal from the enemy, it might be best to bring along a friend or two to watch your back.
New cosmetic items also come included in the latest update. After logging in to Red Dead Online, you’ll be able to find the new Owanjila Hat, Porter Jacket, and Concho Pants being sold from outfitters. Additionally, until April 15, all rank 40 coats, holsters, boots, and gloves will become available for all players, regardless of in-game rank. The Turkoman, Missouri Fox Trotter, and Arabian horses are all being lowered to rank 40 as well, with the Volatile Dynamite, Incendiary Buckshot, Explosive Slug, Express Explosive, and Dynamite Arrow pamphlets going down to rank 60.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is not only one of our favorite games from last year, it’s our game of the year for 2018. In our Red Dead Redemption 2 review, Kallie Plagge gave the game a 9/10, writing, “Red Dead Redemption 2 is an excellent prequel, but it’s also an emotional, thought-provoking story in its own right, and it’s a world that is hard to leave when it’s done.” However, our follow-up review for the Red Dead Online beta was not as positive, though Kallie did point out “there’s a lot of potential for Rockstar to iterate upon and expand…both in the amount of content available and the nature of that content.”