Red Dead Online Battle Royale Mode Gun Rush is now live

Rockstar has announced that the Red Dead Online Battle Royale Mode, Gun Rush, is now live Gun Rush is Rockstar’s version of Battle Royale. set in the Old West.

It will feature up to 32 players, fighting for weapons and ammo inside a shrinking play area If you’ve played FortnitePUBG or Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, you’ll know what you’re in for.

Gun Rush is playable both solo or in teams and last one standing wins.

Red Dead Online Battle Royale

Following the release of Gun Rush, Rockstar has big plans for the future of Red Dead Online including new races and showdown modes. Based on player feedback the following changes are planned;

  • Daily Challenges: Tackle new challenges each day covering every aspect of the game, from sharpshooting to evading the law.
  • Law and Bounty Upgrades: Some changes are coming to the way the Law and Bounty systems work in Red Dead Online to reduce the enticements for griefing. Soon, players will get a bounty for committing crimes and will be incentivized to pay them off within an allotted time. Wait too long and bounty hunters from each of the states will track the player forcing them to either pay up or escape.
  • Parley Changes: We’re making the Parley system easier to trigger so that you can avoid aggressive players more quickly. In addition, it will be easier to trigger Feuds, Posse Feuds and Leader Feuds to take on attacking players in structured competition.
  • Proximity-Based Player Blips: Player location blips will soon appear only over short distances, reducing the range at which you are visible to others, decreasing the likelihood of being targeted by another player across large areas. Down the line, we’re also looking to introduce the ability to identify players who grief and kill indiscriminately with a progressively darkening blip that becomes more visible and at a longer range, so everyone in a session can identify potentially dangerous opponents at a glance and from a safe distance.

Rockstar has also said that Xbox One players are now able to access the “Red Chestnut Arabian Horse, Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle and the High Roller Double-Action Revolver.”

Red Dead Online is in beta on PS4 and Xbox One.

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