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Today's Red Dead Online Updates Brings New Weapons, Modes, And More

by Javy Gwaltney on Feb 26, 2019 at 09:25 AM

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.

For more on Red Dead Redemption II, here are 101 things you can do in the game.

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Red Dead Redemption II

Platform:
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
October 26, 2018 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One), 
November 5, 2019 (PC)