Red Dead Online Gets a Major Update with New Co-op Missions and Hostility System

New update for Red Dead Online adds a lot of content

By Grayshadow, Posted 14 May 2019

Red Dead Online hasn't bee well-received as the single-player campaign. With many complaints stemming from the intense grind to purchase the most basic items and upgrades. However, Rockstar has attempted to fix these issues with constant updates, with the latest adding new missions and activities.

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The update adds new cooperative missions such as helping Mrs. LeClerk getting closer to learning about her husband's murder. There will also be missions only available to honorable and dishonorable players.

Rockstar has expanded on free roam missions. With some familiar faces making a return. If you want something relaxing, you and your Posse can engage in competitive fishing and poker.

The update has also added new cosmetics, weapons, and a hostility system. With players who actively act hostile appearing on the map much more frequently and increasing their visibility to non-hostile players. 

You can check out the new balancing changes below.

Removed Auto-Aim Headshot Tracking (Enemy Players Only): This subtle but important change affects the way players can earn headshots against rival players. While auto-aim still tracks to the center mass of an enemy player, you will no longer be able to simply flick up on the Right Stick to gain a headshot. This makes earning headshots slightly more challenging, which in turn makes competitive gameplay such as Showdown series more rewarding and balanced.

Faster Weapon Swaps/Instant Projectile Lighting: We have increased the speed of weapon swaps across the board, including instant projectile lighting to make throwing fire bottles and dynamite faster. 

New Control Scheme – “FPS2”: In response to community feedback we’ve added a new control scheme FPS2 (+variants). This follows our ‘FPS’ layout but moves sprint to [R1] and cover to [X]. (This option is available in both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online).

Daily Challenge Updates: In response to your feedback, we’ve removed all PvP-related Daily Challenges from Free Roam and added a number of new Daily Challenges and Rewards, including Challenge Streaks with progressively increasing Gold rewards.

New Awards: Several new awards in Free Roam have been added including awards associated with the latest gameplay.

Global Signal Timers: Players tackling Free Roam Missions will have a bit more flexibility to operate with an increased global signal timer and a reduced range at which players are signaled.

Press Charges: When a lower Hostility player is killed without retaliating they will have an option to “Press Charges” during the respawn period, which will enforce an increase on their attacker’s Hostility and Bounty value. Press Charges is not available if you are a high Hostility player or marked as an enemy to the player who killed you.

Horse Specialty Selection: You can now use the Player Menu to preset which of your owned horses you would like to use in Free Roam, Races, Showdown Modes and on missions.

Increased Gold Payouts: We have adjusted the economy to increase Gold payouts across the board, with most Gold-earning activities now awarding up to double the previous amount. Starting today for a limited time, players will also receive 1 Gold Bar per rank they progress.

To see a comprehensive list of fixes as part of today’s update including a new HDR cinematic mode for both Story Mode and Red Dead Online, visit the dedicated Rockstar Support page. And check out the new Red Dead Online official site which includes resources for new players including details on existing game modes and features, plus integrated tracking via Social Club and more.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available for PS4 and Xbox One.

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Take-Two Interactive
Developer(s): Rockstar Games
Genres: Action-Adventure
Themes: Wild West
Release Date: 2019

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