Rockstar Games have announced an upcoming update for their online portion of their critically acclaimed title, Red Dead Redemption 2.
The new update, which you can download today, comes with a slew of new content such as a new care package, a new weapon, and a new game mode called Fools Gold. The new mode you will battle other players to wear the Golden Armor, taking down opponents while wearing it to earn points.
Rockstar then goes into detail about the new Free Roam Events which will be taking place across the five states in the Red Dead Online Beta:
- Cold Dead Hands: Fight for control over a target for the longest amount of time.
- Competitive Challenges: Compete to get the highest score in a given, randomly-selected challenge within a set time limit (currently includes Bow, Headshot, Horseback, Longarm, and Sidearm Kill Challenges).
- Dispatch Rider: Posses compete to be the first to deliver a horse to the assigned destination.
- King of the Castle: Compete to gain and maintain control of the castle area by staying alive inside of it – whoever controls the active area for the highest percentage of the event time wins.
- Master Archer: Compete to score the most points by hitting the most targets as accurately as you can within the time limit.
In addition to the new mode, Rockstar will be giving people the new Evans repeater as well as a new care package which comes with a slew of great items. Check out what comes in the new care package down below:
New Care Package
We appreciate all the support you’ve shown thus far during the beta period, and this week all Red Dead Online Beta participants will receive a special care package (redeemed either at your camp’s lockbox or at any post office across the five states) as a show of our appreciation. This includes a host of items to help you survive life on the frontier and tackle any new Daily Challenges in Free Roam or Free Roam Events, on mission or in a Showdown Series:
- 60x High Velocity Pistol Ammo
- 60x High Velocity Repeater Ammo
- 2x Fire Bottles
- 8x Fire Arrows
- 2x Jolly Jack’s
- 2x Potent Horse Medicine
- 1x Lake Lure
Red Dead Redemption Online is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. Have you been playing the online portion of the critically acclaimed title? Let us know in the comments below!