Red Dead Online Beta Launches “Gun Rush”, Basically Red Dead Battle Royal

Rockstar Games revealed some upcoming updates coming to Red Dead Online Beta, the free online mode for their open-world adventure Red Dead Redemption 2, available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Red Dead Online Beta players are able to play a new mini-game called Gun Rush where they’ll need to gather weapons and ammunition while the stage shrinks in size and you have to face off against 32 other players. Wait, this sounds like a battle royal mode. It also has a free-for-all and team mode. Oh god, it is battle royal!

Aside from that update, more is coming to Red Dead Online Beta and they kindly detailed what players can expect from the online beta as we go further into the new year:

  • 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.

Additional updates will add new Races and Showdown Modes as well as clothing and emotes.

In case you missed it, check out our written review of the game or even our video review below:

Author’s take: It’s not battle royal unless you can build walls! I’m just kidding.

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