Red Dead Online just got a whole lot better as the interactive mode leaves beta. From new missions, to the addition of poker, the biggest update to drop for Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally live and it's only the start of much bigger updates on the way.
"A massive thank you to everyone who participated during the beta period," said Rockstar in their latest blog post about leaving beta. "Your feedback has been instrumental in helping us fine tune the game so far with many of your suggestions implemented in today's update, and we will continue to implement more of your feedback in future updates to come."
So what's new? For starters, A Land of Opportunities brings with it new co-op missions as the revenge saga of Jessica LeClerk continues to expand. There is both a Honorable and Dishonorable route, each with its own resolution and consequences to face.
The latest update also brings with it a plethora of new free roam mission in addition to Posse Versus challenges like Competitive Fishing such as:
- Biggest Fish Contest
- Bird Shooting Contest
- Herb Picking Contest
There's even more on the way in the weeks ahead. According to the studio, "In the weeks ahead, more additions to Red Dead Online include new Free Roam characters, as well as new Showdown modes and lots more. This includes new Free Roam Missions and Clothing for both PS4 and Xbox One next week on May 21st, along with new PS4 Early Access content (keep an eye on the PlayStation Blog for more details soon).
"Then on May 28th, look for the new Head for the Hills Showdown Mode, the Wild Animal Kills Competitive Free Roam Challenge and more. Followed by the Public Enemy Showdown Mode and Railroad Baron Free Roam Event, where players capture cars on a moving train, on June 4th. June 11th's update includes the Sport of Kings Showdown Mode, plus new limited-time and permanent clothing additions to the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue."
Dynamic events and Poker have also been added, allowing players to visit outposts to try their luck at five-card stud. To learn even more about what's new, including the Overrun Showdown Mode and new gear, you can check out the official blog post right here to see everything new in Red Dead Online.
As for the game itself, Red Dead Redemption 2 is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Still no announcement for PC, but the rumors have been kicked up once more! Learn about the latest in the wild west with our previous coverage here.