Red Dead Redemption 2’s online portion simply called ‘Red Dead Online’ went live for Ultimate Edition owners this morning. Whilst a lot of people are having trouble getting on (especially Xbox users), Rockstar has finally detailed a bunch of competitive and co-operative modes that will launch alongside the highly anticipated online component of the game.
As rumoured all those months ago, ‘Make It Count’ is the game’s battle royale mode, where 32 players will drop into the map with nothing and need to find weapons as they go with a shrinking playing area.
As far as co-operative modes go, there’s a bunch of free roam missions as well as a mode called ‘A Land Of Opportunities’ which is for 2-4 players to play through a string of missions with an overarching goal.
ALL THE ONLINE MODES IN RED DEAD ONLINE
Shootout & Team Shootout
Classic gunfight modes with unlimited lives. Compete to rack up the most kills before the timer runs out. Sudden death will trigger in the event of a tie: whoever gets the first kill wins.
Make it Count
A true test of resourcefulness in two game modes: use nothing but a bow and a handful of arrows or throwing knives to be the last one standing. With a gradually shrinking player area, there’s nowhere to run.
A tactical race to the top. Every kill pushes you up the scoreboard, but watch out: the closer to the top you are, the more points everyone else gets for killing you.
Work in teams to control the land. Capture a territory to start racking up points: the team with most points wins – or you can win outright by capturing every territory.
Name your Weapon
Demonstrate your personal specialty in this free-for-all or team based match: the trickier the weapon you use to land the killing blow, the more points you get.
Free Roam Missions
Head over to the Stranger icons throughout the map alone or with your Posse to embark on Free Roam Missions. You’ll see some familiar faces along the way, and these missions can vary based on how noble or nefarious you are – for example, an honorable gunslinger may be asked to help escort a convoy, defending it from attacking gangs or even other players’ Posses, whereas a dishonorable outlaw may be asked to help spring a felon from the law.
A Land of Opportunities
Honor also plays into this deeper cooperative strand for two to four players that we will continually build upon. In A Land of Opportunities, you’ll be faced with a multi-part series of missions, with some parts changing as your honor changes on a larger journey to seek truth and justice, or revenge.