I think it is safe to say that Red Dead Online will never live up to its predecessor GTA Online. Admittedly, GTA Online still has a few years on Red Dead Online, but even from the earlier stages, it was clear that it was the better of the two.
Despite this, Rockstar Games has offered players another update to the Online mode in an effort to tempt them back to the Wild West shooter.
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New Cosmetic Items for Read Dead Online
The Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue (essentially the shop where you buy almost everything) has a number of new clothing options for sale starting this week. While most of these are permanent, Rockstar games have said the following:
The Boutell Hat and Leavitt Jacket are also now available in stores, though word is that these items may only be in stock for a limited time.
This seems like a good way to drive players onto Red Dead Online if anything but to have a look at the new cosmetic items. I know that’s what I will do. I will inevitably end up shooting a few of the townsfolk and, god forbid, enjoy myself on Red Dead Online.
A New Featured Playlist for Red Dead Online
Rockstar Games is also adding a new featured playlist to Red Dead Online alongside the content additions. The Free Aim series is a grab-bag of all the “capture”-focused game modes available. These include Hostile Territory, Overrun, Plunder, Spoils of War and more.
The structured game modes are, in my opinion, the saving grace of the game’s online mode. The free-roam experience does not compare well to GTA Online. The simple reason for this is that GTA Online has so much more to do. Rockstar still hasn’t quite matched the shit-housery of GTA Online’s game modes in Red Dead Online either. There are obvious technological limitations for the Wild West period. You still feel Rockstar could do more given the success of GTA Online. Perhaps a better structuring for outlaw activities, such as train robberies and bank jobs?
Additional Discounts and Benefits
Rockstar Games is also giving players who are working on their Moonshiner stat some bonuses and discounts.
Hit Moonshiner Rank 3 before the 13th and you can grab yourself an exclusive colorway of Kelley Boots. There is also a 30% discount up for grabs on Norfolk Roadster Horses if you can sell a batch of Medium-Strength moonshine this week.
For everyone else looking to explore this new career in Red Dead Online, there is 25% off all Moonshiner Shack Properties and Traders can get 40% off of a number of role items. These include the Stew Pot and Medium Delivery Wagon. Exciting times for the Wild West.
Check out the full Rockstar Games blog post here. Be sure to keep on top of the latest news with Gamezo!