Red Dead Online Beta Receives Large Update Adding Daily Challenges, Balancing, and More

Rockstar announced details on the new update for Red Dead Online Beta, the free online multiplayer mode featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.

The update that goes live today, adds new gameplay modes, weapons and clothing, and additional balancing, and quality of life updates based off of community-requested improvements.

First off players can now take part in Daily Challenges to earn Gold Nuggets and XP. These challenges can be accessed from the player menu where players view the 7 Daily Challenges that will rotate each date.

Additionally, starting next week, a new mode will be introduced where rival teams can go head to head in a Fool’s Gold match. During the game a player will wear Golden Armor which makes him a target, but the longer the player wears it the more points they receive. Additional new modes include Fishing Challenges and Showdown Modes.

New weapons will also enter the game – Rare Shotgun and Evans Repeater will be available to players. Here’s the list of world enhancements being added by the developer:

  • Updated Player Radar and Visibility: We’ve reduced the visibility of players blips over longer distances, so now your location won’t display to other players unless you are nearby – minimizing the likelihood of being targeted across the map by more aggressive competitors. This includes limiting voice chat to near proximity rather than players from across the map. Overly aggressive players will be highlighted from the map with a progressively darkening dot. If your style of play becomes more hostile, your map position (including your Posse members) will become darker and visible from further away.
  • Easier Parley and Feuds: Turn quarrels with other players into timed mini-deathmatches with easier to trigger Feuds, which can be initiated against a rival and their Posse after one kill. Alternately, instigate a temporary truce quicker after one kill with similar updates to the Parley system.
  • Enhanced Law and Bounty System: If you stir up enough trouble to earn a high bounty, you’ll increase the chance that a cadre of NPC Bounty Hunters will be out to get you. The higher the bounty gets, the more persistent your pursuers will become.

PlayStation 4 players will also have access to the Jawbone Knife today as early access content.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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