Rockstar has released the first major update for Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2. The patch is out now and introduced daily challenges, new weapons and clothing, new gameplay elements, balance changes, and a host of other features, including some timed PS4 exclusives. Many of these new features now available on PS4 and Xbox One, with even more set to be rolled out in the near future.
Starting today you can complete daily challenges for gold nuggets and XP. You'll have seven daily challenges that rotate every day. Completing every seven in one day will get you a bonus. You can also pick up a new Rare Shotgun weapon, and PS4 players will get the first crack at a new Jawbone Knife.
One player will wear a protective suit of Golden Armor, and take it down will give you armor and points, plus damage reduction to the enemy.
Sometime further in the future, Rockstar plans to start dropping new modes each week. Target Races will race against other players on horseback while pinging targets with your bow and arrow and limited bullets. Fishing challenges you against your friends for the biggest cumulative catch, so you'll have to strategize if you target the biggest fish in the lake or try to rack up smaller, easier ones. Three new Showdown Modes ̵
Also coming soon will be the Evans Repeater weapon, along with new outfits and individual clothing items like boots, coats, gloves, hats, and vests. You can also use a variety of new emotions and emotions will have another level of intensity that you can activate with a double-tap.
Gameplay taking effect starting today include an update to player radar and visibility, with the option to limit proximity chat and a highlight of particularly aggressive players. It will be easier to start a Parley or a Feud, and the law and bounty system has been revised.
If you log in to Red Dead online anytime before March 5, you will get free pack of goods delivered to your Camp Lockbox or Post Office. That includes two Potent Snake Oils, two Potent Bitters, two Potent Miracle Tonics, two Horse Revivers, two Potent Horse Stimulants, eight Poison Arrows, and 10 Explosive Clouds.
changes are tempting you to give it a go, you can saddle up for almost half-price right now. Walmart has Red Dead 2 on sale for $ 35, making it cheaper than ever to explore the Wild West.