Rockstar Games is adding a battle royale mode called "Gun Rush" to Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2, which is still in beta.
It's similar to other games such as Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Red Dead Redemption Battle Royale
As Rockstar Games puts it, "you'll put your survival instincts to the test" in Gun Rush. Players will have to gather not only weapons but also ammunition in a play area that gradually shrinks. Eventually, they will then be forced to run into one another and defeat all the others. Only one comes out of the match as the winner.
Up to 32 players can play at a time in either a free-for-all mode or team variations.
Across the board, it's almost the same as any other battle royale out there, but if there's any noticeable difference, it's the number of maximum players. That's aside from the theme of the games, of course. In Fortnite and PUBG, up to 100 players can duke it out in a single match.
Rockstar Games' announcement includes more than just Gun Rush. There are also upcoming updates that are based on players' feedback, most of which are related to griefing.
First of all, the Law and Bounty systems are getting some changes. Players will get a bounty when they commit a crime, and to reduce griefing, the incentives of paying them off quickly are getting better. Next, the Parley system will be easier to activate, and in the same vein, Feuds, Posse Feuds, and Leader Feuds will also be easier to trigger.
In addition, blips will show up only at a short distance so that griefers can't target players that easily anymore. Griefers could also be identified with a gradually darkening blip and become more visible at increasing ranges soon.
During 2019, Rockstar Games plans on releasing more new missions, Dynamic Events, Showdown Modes, Races, new weapons, and more.
The gaming company also says that Red Dead Online will remain in the beta phase for a "few more months."
Red Dead Online Beta Update
Play New Gun Rush Mode Now, Plus More to ComeDetails: https://t.co/S4uXEkCp6b pic.twitter.com/RxkvjgxhPk — Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) January 10, 2019