New Update To Red Dead Online Includes Fishing Tournaments, Events and Modes

Red Dead Online has been nowhere near as popular as Red Dead Redemption 2, but Rockstar’s working hard to make the online game as fun as possible before it leaves beta (yes, it’s still in beta).

The newest update for the game will drop at the end of this month, and Rockstar’s given its fans the low-down on what we can expect, and there’s a lot here to get excited about!

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Along with the usual bug fixes and game-balancing we’ve been waiting for, we can also expect Free Roam Events, new Showdown Modes and new Races, plus new Weapons, Clothing and Emotes. Thanks, Rockstar!

From the update’s release there’s also going to be “new content and special promotions weekly,” giving everyone a reason to log back into RDO.

Rockstar says: “New additions will include the Fool’s Gold Free Roam Event, where players will compete to control an equal parts gaudy and protective suit of Golden Armor.”

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And for the avid fishers out there, Fishing Challenges will be introduced to the game. They’ll apparently be “broken out by type,” and if you’re opted in, “you’ll receive all the equipment necessary to compete including the rod as well lures and bait specific to the challenge type, whether it’s crickets for a river challenge, crayfish for the swamp or worms for lakes.”

Before you start worrying about griefers, Rockstar’s got you covered. If you’re taking part in a Fishing Challenge you won’t be able to take damage (maybe there’s an exploit in there somewhere…?)

Other additions will include three new Showdown Modes where “players and teams compete to capture and deliver bags, steal loot from each other and survive.”

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Target Races is the new race that’s coming, and you’ll have to “shoot targets from horseback to pass checkpoints as [you] race along a track to the finish line.”

As for new weapons you’ll be able to snag yourself the “high grade, high capacity Evans Repeater rifle” and the Rare Shotgun.

Check out everything that’s coming in Rockstar’s post here. 

The update will be available Tuesday, February 26. Until then, play RDO and get yourself 20% more XP on all activities.

RDO is shaping up nicely.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games.