Red Dead Online Summer Update Is Full Of New 'Unlawful Ventures'
Rockstar Games is aiming to prove Red Dead Online is anything but "dead", as the online multiplayer promises a massive overhaul this summer. It's been pistols at dawn recently, with disgruntled players calling out Rockstar for a string of lackluster updates. As Red Dead Online enters a new era, rest assured that the acclaimed developer is trying to fix the wheels on this wagon.
Recent RDO updates have added new career paths and abilities - like the chance to make your one moonshine - but just like Rockstar revamped Grand Theft Auto Online with Heists in 2015, fans have been hoping for more. While we're not quite sure a Heist-style revamp is on the way, the developer has teased something big.
What is the Red Dead Online update?
Posting on Twitter, the official Rockstar account confirmed there will soon be "all kinds of new unlawful ventures, including opportunities to rob camps and homesteads". The big takeaway is the ability to rob homesteads when playing Red Dead Online. Similar to how it works in Red Dead Redemption 2's single-player world, you'll presumably head to a location and follow the clues to find a chest or stockpile that can be looted.
Much like RDR2, there's likely to be a morality system that'll make you think twice about robbing innocents. Expanding about what's on the way in a blog post, Rockstar explained how the update will "include the ability to rob homesteads across the five states in Free Roam, as well as open up new avenues for personal enrichment. And like any good opportunity, this one is devoid of upfront expenditures". Added to this, there's an all-new membership rewards club and more details "coming soon".
When will we see the Red Dead Online update?
There's no clear release date on when we'll get to rob homesteads, other than a loose mention of "summer". Thankfully, it looks like it will be free to all. Unlike the Moonshiner role requiring players to buy a shack, looting camps and homesteads should be an automatic rollout. It'll be interesting to see how looting rival players' camps will work because we don't fancy booting up the game to find all our stockpiles have been nabbed by others while we've been away.
Even if the upcoming update isn't quite the introduction of Mexico that we continue to ask for, it's still a step in the right direction. We'll have to wait and see what else is included in the update, but here's hoping it's more than just robberies on the horizon. It's been nearly two years since RDO released, and keen for the game to live up to the hype of the main series, Rockstar isn't planning on letting this horse wander off into the desert anytime soon.
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