Red Dead Online will soon give enterprising outlaws a host of new ways to make in-game money.
In a recent blog post, Rockstar discusses future gameplay additions that aim to provide players with more things to do – and extra ways to make money – in the multiplayer Western sandbox.
These additions are focused on the criminal side of the game, and will allow players to partake in a host of new missions that can involve “intimidation, unsavory crimes, or larger, high-stakes robberies.”
Players will work for Guido Martelli, who is the ‘trusted lieutenant’ of Angelo Bronte – a significant antagonist in the single-player story.
In a separate article, Rockstar mentions that this update will add the ability to rob camps and homesteads across all five states.
Rockstar has also announced that the free update will have an ‘early summer’ release date.
Fans have speculated that this update could be a step in the right direction Red Dead Online, which they feel currently doesn’t have enough things to do in the free-roam mode.
Right, so you think 7 months without no communication is fine for a game developer with all the resources in the world? This game barely gets anything compared to GTA Online. It's been nearly three years and their slow update schedule is hurting the game right now.
— VideoTech (@videotech_) June 8, 2021
hmm, tbh if we're able to rob at least homesteads in free roam i'm happy, hopefully the update is way bigger, but as far as we know, robbing in free roam as always been at the top of my list and it seems we're getting that, or some form of it
— Agustin Jensen (@AgustinJensen4) June 8, 2021
There are also hopes that this update could include long-demanded heists and train robberies, features which are available in the single-player mode but are not available online.
Red Dead Online has previously received criticism that meaningful updates are few and far between.
Last year, players banded together and dressed up as clowns to protest the content drought.
Since then, Rockstar has added updates that focus on enhancing gameplay.