Xbox One’s Red Dead Redemption 2 launches its new battle royale mode

Dave W. Shanahan

Microsoft, Xbox One, Red Dead Redemption 2, Video Games, Battle Royale

Red Dead Redemption 2 released its own version of battle royale yesterday on Xbox One. As noted in a post on the Rockstar Games’ blog, a new Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta update introduced “Gun Rush,” its own version of battle royale, along with a few other bug fixes and performance updates.

Gun Rush puts “your survival instincts to the test, gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks in this new mode for up to 32 players. Available to play now in Free-for-all and Team variations, where the last one standing wins.”

Rockstar promises more updates are on the way, including new Races and Showdown Modes, as well as new weapons, clothing, emotes, and new missions available to build on your character’s story. Rockstar used player feedback to come up with other Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta gameplay refinements:

  • 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.

Right now, Xbox One players can use the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse, Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle, and the High Roller Double-Action Revolver in the Red Dead Online Beta. Give Rockstar feedback on any in-game bugs, issues or features you would like to see in a future Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta content update.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available starting at $59.99 on Xbox One and PS4 via Amazon or the Microsoft Store. Buy it today!

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2
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