Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world also provides the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch with an official companion app, developer Rockstar Games has announced.
The app will be available for iOS and Android devices, connecting directly with your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One during gameplay to feed you real-time info. From here, you'll be able to use your smart device to fiddle with Red Dead 2's map, set waypoints and mark areas of interest to facilitate your journey through the Old West.
In addition to helping you navigate the world, you can have a gander at various real-time stats for Arthur Morgan; this also allows you remove the HUD, giving you a clutter-free experience on your telly.
Players can also use the companion app to read Morgan's journal, read the digital game manual, and offers stat tracking via the Social Club.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out on October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One. The full map leaked yesterday, and it's about as massive as you would expect.
Rockstar Games has just released a new Patch 1.03 for Red Dead Redemption 2. The size of the update is approx 5.64 GB and as per the details revealed in the official Patch Notes, the update adds support for the much awaited Red Dead Online Beta, and carries fix for some of the nasty bugs and issues including crashing, stuttering, and lag. You guys can check out the official Patch Notes below.
Added support for Red Dead Online Beta.
Added fixes for crashing issues with Red Dead Redemption 2 version 1.03.
Added fixes for stuttering/lag issues.
Red Dead Redemption 2 1.03 for PS4 has fixed some glitches.
Added fixes for framerate drop and freezing issues.
Added performance and stability improvements.
Gameplay improvements added with Red Dead Redemption 2 1.03.
Added other minor fixes and changes with Red Dead Redemption 2 version 1.03.
With the release of Patch 1.03, expect the Red Dead Online beta to go live soon as well. You will be able to access it via the TITLE MENU, all you have to do is reboot Red Dead Redemption 2, and at the TITLE MENU, you will see an option in the top right of the screen to select Online.
Red Dead Online beta will be available today only to the players who owned Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition. Rockstar Games have decided to release Red Dead Online beta in phases and it will be available to all Red Dead Redemption 2 owners by November 30.
Red Dead Online modes
Firstly, there will be a maximum of 32 players in each Red Dead Online instance at launch, with players able to form a Posse of up to 8 players. The player count may rise after launch.
If you want to play solo, that’s absolutely fine. There will be multiple missions available to play either solo, co-op or competitively, and you should expect these to be given to you by a few familiar faces from Red Dead Redemption 2. In fact, there’s a whole bunch of missions available that also take into account your Honor Rating.
When it comes to multiplayer modes, we know of five so far: Most Wanted, Make It Count, Name Your Weapon, Team Shootout, Hostile Territory and a bunch of Races.
Players can hunt, fish and create a camp, and of course visit all the locations on the map that were in Red Dead Redemption 2.
You’ll be able to attack enemy gangs and their hideouts, as well as take on other players and Posses in spontaneous fights. You can even lasso your pals and hogtie them for a bit of BDSM fun.
Looking at the Achievements and Trophies in Red Dead Redemption 2 we can see that players will be rewarded for forming a persistent Posse, much like GTA Online gangs.
There will also be Free Roam events, again, similar to GTA Online, where events kick off in the world every 30 minutes or so. You can choose to ignore them if you wish, or join them with other players.
Much like GTA Online, Red Dead Online will have what appears to be an overarching narrative running through the mode's various missions and activities.
While we don't yet know if the story missions in RDRO will connect in any way to the game's mainline story, we do have the names and descriptions of several missions:
Highly Illegal and Highly Immoral: Marshall Davies asked you to meet him near Van Horn. He is on the trail of Alfredo Montez and he wants to finish things.
Honor Among Horse Thieves: Horley suggested you go to see Clay Davies, a horse thief, to learn the ins and outs of the horse-rustling trade.
If the Hat Fits…: Horley directed you towards the Blackwater police chief in Pike’s Basin. A conman and outlaw is on the loose. Whether or not justice will be done depends on your Honor.
Kerosene, Tar, and Greed: Horley thought you should offer your services to Samson Finch near Dewberry Creek. Industry is in his crosshairs. He has a job to do and a score to settle.
Kill Them, Each and Every One: You were told to meet Horley and Mrs. LeClerk south of Armadillo. The man who killed her husband may be holed up nearby.
Love and Honor: Horley told you to call on the Tumbleweed Sheriff. A young woman has been taken by a gang of outlaws and her husband is concerned. A moral decision will be required.
Throughout these missions, you'll be working for - or at least receiving your objectives - from a man named Horley. You'll also find yourself riding all over the Red Dead Redemption 2 map, from Van Horn to Valentine and beyond.
Morality also appears to be an important factor in these missions, as many will require you to make specific choices that will impact your Honor. And although it hasn't been confirmed, your Honor rank should impact how NPCs react to you in Online's world, as well as what items and buffs you're able to obtain, just like it does in RDR 2.
A new mode called Gun Rush goes live for Red Dead Online today.
Gun Rush is a new 32-player mode for Red Dead Online which tasks you with gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks.
It is playable in Free-for-all and Team variations, and the last one standing wins.
Xbox One users can also now access the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse, Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle, and the High Roller Double-Action Revolver in the beta.
More updates to the Red Dead Online beta are in the works, including Races and Showdown Modes, along with new clothing and emotes.
You can expect more features, refinements, and stability improvements to be applied over the course of the beta.
Additional changes based on player feedback are planned and include the following, per Rockstar.
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.
More to Come this year
All-new missions to build on your Story in A Land Of Opportunities – from previously established characters like Horley and Jessica LeClerk, and some new ones as well.
A range of Dynamic Events throughout the world
Lots of new competitive modes including new Showdown Modes and Races