Red Dead Online's Content Drought Is Ending Next Week

Red Dead Online's Content Drought Is Ending Next Week

Cowpokes rejoice (and try not to be jealous of GTA Online's next update, too).

The long wait is nearly over—Red Dead Online is set to get a new update next week. It's been several months of little more than tumbleweeds for folks who enjoy Rockstar's old west multiplayer suite, but next week the developer is dropping a "massive new update" that will add a brand new role and more.

The Red Dead update, launching on Tuesday July 28, will add new Frontier Pursuits with a corresponding new role that's all about "the secrets of naturalism." Judging by a new screenshot of a hunter poised to take out a moose, this new track is probably something fun for Red Dead Online's hunting and survival fans. Rockstar also promises "a new Outlaw Pass, tons of community-requested features and fixes, and much more to play and discover in the months to come."

This'll be the first significant content drop that Red Dead Online has seen since winter, back when the Moonshiner specialization was added. Recently, players got so fed up with the radio silence from Rockstar that they started dressing up as clowns to protest the lack of updates.

Another sticking point for Red Dead Online players during the drought has been the continual support for GTA Online (which is now poised to continue its success on on the PS5). Perhaps to the chagrin of Red Dead fans, Rockstar has news for its modern-day online game too: it's set to receive another update this summer as well.

Hopefully, though, the wild west and the streets of Los Santos will both get plenty of love later on in 2020. Rockstar says that more big updates for both games are coming later in the year, including "some exciting new extensions and augmentations to an existing role in Red Dead Online" plus the "biggest ever update for GTA Online" which will take its cooperative heists to a brand new location. It sounds like GTA players might have slightly more stuff headed their way, but something for Red Dead fans is better than a whole lotta nothing.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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