A big update to Red Dead Online also marks a big step forward for the online gunslinger experience. Red Dead Online is officially out of beta today, a spokesperson for Rockstar told USG.
The online experience was hampered with technical issues and griefers, or players that would intentionally hamper others online experience by lassoing, kidnapping, or just shooting at them. Today's update addresses many of those concerns as part of a step into a new phase of development for the online experience.
Considering how much Red Dead's sister online game, Grand Theft Auto Online, has changed over the years since its launch, it's hard to say what Red Dead Online might eventually become. In the years since GTA Online's launch, it has seen myriad additions including heists and multiple easter eggs. It's also had its share of issues, including rampant inflation.
But Red Dead Online, much like its base game in Red Dead Redemption 2, seems to be what you make of it. Whether that comes in the form of outlaw fashion or a chill moment astride your steed, Red Dead Online has been slowly garnering a community of its own. Players have even banded together in the past in similar fashion to GTA Online's, working to fight a broken economy with memes and posters.
Given the options available now, from story missions for co-op cowpokes to poker and anti-griefing measures, Red Dead Online has at least come a fair way from its starting point. PlayStation Plus users also have a couple days to try it free, until May 27.
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