Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of Stuff’s top games of 2018. But the beautiful part of gaming is that it isn’t over. Frequently new content is released to improve the longevity of a game — something that developer Rockstar is amazing at. Case in point: A new update has Red Dead Online joining Fortnite and Black Ops in the battle royale area.
If you’ve missed the battle royale train, here’s a quick crash course. Typically, a large group of people are dropped into a map and forced to off one another until one person (or team) is victorious as the last person or team standing. You start with the bare minimum of gear, and need to pick up items and weapons throughout the game to fight opponents while the area becomes ever-smaller.
I’ve always wanted this to be called “Cattle Royale.” That is all. https://t.co/CU7rPptJ9K
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) January 10, 2019
Read Dead Online‘s battle royale mode — called ‘Gun Rush’ — went live on Thursday along with the new update. The new mode drops up to 32 players into the map to fight for the right to be the last player standing. Players need to scramble for weapons and ammunition in an ever-shrinking area. Luckily, Gun Rush will be available in free-for-all and team variations — so you and your posse of friends can be obliterated by crazy cowboys.
Red Dead Online already had a game mode based on the battle royale genre called ‘Make It Count’. But it was on a smaller scale, and had few weapons to work with. The Gun Rush mode will make for more action-packed violence — if that’s what you’re into. Since you’re playing Red Dead 2, we’re assuming you are.
Source: The Verge