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News video games 28 July 2020, 17:02

author: Milosz Szubert

Red Dead Online Finally Gets its Big Update

Red Dead Online has finally received a major content update. It adds, among other things, a new role (naturalist), another bandit pass, and a number of other features that the community has asked for.

At the end of last week, Rockstar Games promised to release another major content update for Red Dead Online, the online mode of Red Dead Redemption II after more than seven months of silence. And the team kept its word. Today the patch debuted on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It should start downloading automatically as soon as we launch the platform on which we have the title.

Red Dead Online is not dead yet.

On PC and PlayStation 4, the latest update to Red Dead Online weighs just over 5GB, and on Xbox One, 4.69GB. As previously announced, there are quite a few attractions in it. The first of them is a new frontier pursuit role - naturalist, which enables us to explore the secrets of nature. It has 20 ranks - every 5th level we are promoted to next rank. The next is Outlaw Pass No. 3. It costs 40 bars of gold and offers 100 levels to be gained, guaranteeing various bonuses. In addition, the patch has introduced, among others, two new weapons (Elephant Rifle and Improved Bow), the Gypsy Cob horse breed, seven legendary animals (cougar, fox, bear, beaver, wolf, buffalo and moose), an advanced camera model, a number of new clothing elements, fresh emotes, an improved daily challenge screen, etc. Also not forgotten were a number of balance and gameplay improvements, also in single player mode. Details can be found here.

Will the new features in Red Dead Online encourage the return of those who have already given up on the title?

It is worth remembering that the announcement of today's update was preceded by a protest of Red Dead Online lovers. It was a consequence of over six months of silence in terms of updates, counting from the last major patches fir the title, by which the community felt abandoned. This feeling was intensified by the fact that the much older Grand Theft Auto Online is still being rapidly developed. To express their dissatisfaction, players started to dress up their virtual avatars as clowns. This is how the whole action was explained by Red Dead Online Discord channel moderator:

"Since we’re all clowns for believing we’ll get an update, it’s fitting that we dress up as them in-game too,"

Luckily, the protesters have finally got some new content in Red Dead Online. The question is, will it meet their expectations? And will we have to wait at least half a year for the next portion of "fresh" content in the digital Wild West again? We will know the answers soon.

Rockstar Games assures that it is not deaf to the voice of the community. Its representatives encourage us to report any technical errors and suggestions that should appear in upcoming updates. We can do this through this website.

Milosz Szubert

Milosz Szubert

A film expert by education. Has been working at since January 2017. A fan of tennis, basketball, comics, good books, history, and strategic games by Paradox. Recently a self-taught Game Master (apparently he's quite good at it). For several years, he edited films on the Notatnik Kinomana channel on YouTube.