Battle Royale mode now playable in 'Red Dead Online' beta

Introducing... Gun Rush
Red Dead Redemption
Posted at 11:32 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 14:08:11-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Battle Royale mode is now available to play Red Redemption 2's online beta.

The mode, which has been popularized games including Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite: Battle Royale, features a similar gameplay loop set in the world of the old west.

"Today’s update to the Red Dead Online Beta introduces Gun Rush, where you’ll put your survival instincts to the test, gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks in this new mode for up to 32 players. Available to play now in Free-for-all and Team variations, where the last one standing wins," said Rockstar Games in a press release.

The Red Dead Online beta has more updates on the way including:

  • 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.

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

According to IGN.com, the game had the largest opening weekend for any entertainment product in history, selling $725 million in copies in three days.

For more information, visit rockstargames.com.