Now that some of us are able to get in to some sweet multiplayer cowboy action with Red Dead Online, Rockstar has release more info on what we can expect when entering the word with our custom outlaws.
Rockstar has been very open about the fact that the initial phase is a BETA and that players should expect to encounter teething issues and is aksing players to please provide as much feedback as they want.
We've compiled a list of the features and modes that have been revealed below:
Free Roam Missions - "Head over to the Stranger icons throughout the map alone or with your Posse to embark on Free Roam Missions. You’ll see some familiar faces along the way, and these missions can vary based on how noble or nefarious you are – for example, an honorable gunslinger may be asked to help escort a convoy, defending it from attacking gangs or even other players’ Posses, whereas a dishonorable outlaw may be asked to help spring a felon from the law."
A Land of Opportunities - "Honor also plays into this deeper cooperative strand for two to four players that we will continually build upon. In A Land of Opportunities, you’ll be faced with a multi-part series of missions, with some parts changing as your honor changes on a larger journey to seek truth and justice, or revenge."
Shootout & Team Shootout - "Classic gunfight modes with unlimited lives. Compete to rack up the most kills before the timer runs out. Sudden death will trigger in the event of a tie: whoever gets the first kill wins."
Make it Count - "A true test of resourcefulness in two game modes: use nothing but a bow and a handful of arrows or throwing knives to be the last one standing. With a gradually shrinking player area, there’s nowhere to run."
Most Wanted - "A tactical race to the top. Every kill pushes you up the scoreboard, but watch out: the closer to the top you are, the more points everyone else gets for killing you."
Hostile Territory - "Work in teams to control the land. Capture a territory to start racking up points: the team with most points wins - or you can win outright by capturing every territory."
Name your Weapon - "Demonstrate your personal specialty in this free-for-all or team based match: the trickier the weapon you use to land the killing blow, the more points you get."
Obviously, Red Dead Online will continue to evolve over the coming months and years. It will be interesting to see if Rockstar can maintain the popularity they've so far experienced with GTA Online and carry it over to Red Dead Online.