Red Dead Redemption 2 will be remembered as one of the greatest PS4 and Xbox One experiences, thanks to its fully realized world and compelling single-player narrative. That's why millions of gamers are now clamoring for Grand Theft Auto 6. Aside from Arthur Morgan's story, the publishers' Red Dead Online hasn't gotten to the point that often.
The multiplayer version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is already ceasing updates, contrary to GTA: Online, which has received new content regularly since 2013, and some players have held funerals to commemorate Red Dead Online's premature death. Now is the time to reflect on what Rockstar Games has done over the years.
The Gun Rush Update
In fact, when Red Dead Online was released in beta form in late 2018, its multiplayer modes performed better than those in Grand Theft Online. Most players understood that the publisher planned the game in advance, and that it often included minor activities and promoted bonus events. However, the majority of people would argue that substantial improvements have been few and far between.
The first major update for Red Dead Onlines was released shortly after the beta was completed. It was inspired by battle royales like Apex Legends. Teams of 32 players had to endure a constant stanza of the open world until the end.
Red Dead Online Beta Update
Rockstar Games announced another significant content drop just over a month after the Gun Rush update was released. On February 26, several improvements were made to the game's open-world sandbox. New weapons, clothing, and emotes were all included alongside new Daily Challenges and Target Races.
The May 2019 Update
One of the most significant improvements was the ability to play Poker in Blackwater and Saint Denis. The new Overrun Showdown Mode, which tasked players with capturing land, has allowed players to express themselves more freely ever since.
Frontier Pursuits Update
Frontier Pursuits and its companion content removal were announced on September 10, 2019. These included a wide array of improvements and tweaks, as well as three new horse breeds. Even more importantly, the update allowed players to customize their outlaw using three distinct roles. Each allowed players to engage in various tasks, activities, and progression paths, and if they were willing to pay a lot of money in-game gold.
Red Dead Online also received two new features alongside the Frontier Pursuits update. Both enabled players to gain new rewards while completing specific tasks and challenges.
The Moonshiners Update
The Moonshiners update for December 2019 reflected many of the gameplay changes players had experienced throughout the year. Players also got access to a new Outlaw Pass, taking a page from Grand Theft Auto. The game's multiplayer crime simulation also included the ability to purchase property within the Trader class.
The Naturalist Update
The naturalist, a series of new weapons and cosmetic debutantes, was the only significant addition to the cowboy-themed party.
Rockstar deserves credit for making the Naturalist an enjoyable game to play. For example, through the Naturalist's Vitalism Studies, players could take control of the game animals, similar to GTA 5.
The Bounty Hunter Update
In contrast to the content changes that defined Red Dead Onlines 2019, there were only two major content refreshes during its third year on the market. In December, Rockstar Games released another patch, known as the Bounty Hunter Update. This small update added 10 new bounty levels to the Bounty Hunter Roles progression.
The Blood Money Update
The last major update for Red Dead Online, which launched in July 2021, has been announced as the game's last significant new content. This content was initially planned for him, but he later added new Crimes and Opportunities to the game's Free Roam mode, fulfilling long-standing fan demand.
The Blood Money update provided the open-world Red Dead Onlines with the necessary content injection, and it also included the usual features that fans had come to expect. Four season passes, each of which included new and returning items, were all inspired by Red Dead Redemption 2's more successful single-player mode.
Red Dead Online is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One.