Red Dead Online’s Battle Royale Mode Now Live

While Red Dead Online plans to stay in beta for at least a few more months, to help balance the experience for a full release, there are tons of features being added to improve and stabilize the experience!  Today, the much-awaited battle royale mode went live and it’s called Gun Rush.

The mode sees players gather guns and ammunition all while the area continually shrinks. Gun Rush supports up to 32 players and is playable in Free-for-all and Team modes.

  • 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 the 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.

Rockstar is working on new missions and a number of dynamic events that can be found throughout the world. Not only that but new modes and races including Showdown Mode. There’s also new clothing and weapons.

Xbox One players can also now access the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse, Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle and the High Roller Double-Action Revolver in the Red Dead Online Beta.