Red Dead Online Receives its First Major Update; Enhances Law and Bounty System, Updates Players’ Radars, and Eases Feuds

Rockstar Games promised a major update is coming to Red Dead Online beta some time during this week, and they kept their promise.

This marks the first major update of Red Dead Redemption 2’s online component. The update performs three main changes. First off, it enhances the law and bounty system. This means that now if you cause enough trouble, more NPC bounty hunters will come for your head, so either be ready to live on the run or fight them off. In addition to that, a highly requested feature was to update player’s radars and visibility, while reducing the visibility of players blips over longer distances. Here are brief descriptions of the changes coming to Red Dead Online.

Updated Player Radar and Visibility: We’ve reduced the visibility of players blips over longer distances, so now your location won’t display to other players unless you are nearby – minimizing the likelihood of being targeted across the map by more aggressive competitors. This includes limiting voice chat to near proximity rather than players from across the map. Overly aggressive players will be highlighted from the map with a progressively darkening dot. If your style of play becomes more hostile, your map position (including your Posse members) will become darker and visible from further away.

Easier Parley and Feuds: Turn quarrels with other players into timed mini-deathmatches with easier to trigger Feuds, which can be initiated against a rival and their Posse after one kill. Alternately, instigate a temporary truce quicker after one kill with similar updates to the Parley system.

Enhanced Law and Bounty System: If you stir up enough trouble to earn a high bounty, you’ll increase the chance that a cadre of NPC Bounty Hunters will be out to get you. The higher the bounty gets, the more persistent your pursuers will become… so watch out!

Red Dead Online is Red Dead Redemption 2’s online component, released in November last year. The game is available on PS4 and Xbox One. In other news, Sony recently revealed Red Dead Online’s PS4 exclusive items.

[Source: Rockstar Games]