Rockstar is throwing its hat into the Battle Royale ring with a new mode for Red Dead Online.
Available now, Gun Rush pits up to 32 players against each other in either Free-for-all or Team up modes.
Like others in the genre, Gun Rush will test player's survival skills as they forage for weapons and ammo in an ever-shrinking game zone.
Rockstar also noted additional changes coming soon, including new races and showdown 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 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.
And while it would appear RDO will follow the same path as Grand Theft Auto 5's hugely successful online mode, it seems there's still work to do before Red Dead Online graduates from beta.
The developer noted that "Red Dead Online will stay in beta for a few more months yet as we have many more new gameplay features to add across the board as well as further changes to improve, stabilize and refine the overall experience."