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Red Dead Online Beta |OT| 3:10 to Launch

Oct 25, 2017
23,051
As much as I hate red dead online right now, you all remember how boring GTA online was when it launched right? Obviously multiplayer is not a priority for Rockstar when they launch a game. They are more than happy with single player and a barebones online beta that they build upon over time.

I'm sure they have big content updates planned.
There was more to do in GTAO at the start with friends than there is in this tbf, but yeah GTAO was pretty barebones until heists, which is what we're all awaiting.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,703
Washington
As much as I hate red dead online right now, you all remember how boring GTA online was when it launched right? Obviously multiplayer is not a priority for Rockstar when they launch a game. They are more than happy with single player and a barebones online beta that they build upon over time.

I'm sure they have big content updates planned.
No. I remember being pretty entertained by gta online when it came out honestly. I certainly didn't bore of it near as quick as rdr which I tried for a week or two and drifted off.
 
Oct 30, 2017
504
As much as I hate red dead online right now, you all remember how boring GTA online was when it launched right? Obviously multiplayer is not a priority for Rockstar when they launch a game. They are more than happy with single player and a barebones online beta that they build upon over time.

I'm sure they have big content updates planned.
I home You are right...
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,304
No. I remember being pretty entertained by gta online when it came out honestly. I certainly didn't bore of it near as quick as rdr which I tried for a week or two and drifted off.
Racing cars at 150mph will always be more fun than racing horses. GTA has a more immediately satisfying basic gameplay loop, a product of its setting.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,041
I jumped back in to some MP modes since it sounds like they rolled out some fixes....nope. This might be the worst MP effort this gen. Every game mode Ive played is hilariously broken. People constantly spawn in similar areas leading to spawn camping and open maps with over watch points that look directly at the spawns encourage this crap. Auto aim (why is this still in MP?) is wonky as fuck, some times it works, others it doesnt. Damage modeling is...uh, inconsistent to put it nicely; and none of this touches the rampant lag, teleporting, general glitches.

There is some slight fun to be had in the free roaming but for the most part RD:O is a steaming pile of shit and its baffling that this seems to get a pass from the press or just simply labeled as boring.
 
Oct 27, 2017
10,003
Evans Repeater coming back. Where the fuck is the LeMat.

Now comes the time where they slowly add all of the weapons that were in the first game to begin with.

Shit should have been in the single player to begin with.
 
RED DEAD ONLINE BETA UPDATE ARRIVES NEXT WEEK ALL NEW WORLD ENHANCEMENTS, MODES AND MORE FROM FEBRUARY 26

Next week the Red Dead Online Beta frontier expands with all new Free Roam Events, a host of new Showdown Modes, and new Races coming as part of its first title update on Tuesday, February 26. This update also brings the first batch of new Weapons, Clothing, and Emotes for your character, as well as a series of improvements and balances detailed last week. Also starting on Tuesday, February 26 look out for new content and special promotions weekly.

New Gameplay

New additions will include the Fool’s Gold Free Roam Event, where players will compete to control an equal parts gaudy and protective suit of Golden Armor. Fight to take down the armor wearer to earn points and claim it as your own, then turn the tables and earn points for kills while wearing the armor.

Competitive Challenges gets a fresh catch with Fishing Challenges. Fishing Challenges are broken out by type, opt in to the challenge and you’ll receive all the equipment necessary to compete including the rod as well lures and bait specific to the challenge type, whether it’s crickets for a river challenge, crayfish for the swamp or worms for lakes. Then head to an appropriate body of water to take part – also, you’ll be made safe from the nuisance of trigger-happy outlaws while you are taking the challenge. Catch the highest weight total of fish to win.

Also on the way are three new Showdown Modes where players and teams compete to capture and deliver bags, steal loot from each other and survive. Stay tuned for more details around Up in Smoke, Spoils of War and Plunder. Races will also see a new variation with Target Races where players shoot targets from horseback to pass checkpoints as they race along a track to the finish line.

New Weapons

B.D. and Co. is turning out the high grade, high capacity Evans Repeater rifle. The Rare Shotgun is D.D. Packenbush’s latest variation of the powerful double-barreled longarm. Sporting an antique style faded brass finish and an artfully adorned stock. Both weapons will be available via the Wheeler & Rawson Catalogue and local Gunsmiths.

New Clothing and Emotes

A wide range of new clothing to further customize your character – from the snake adorned Diamondback Hat to the fur trimmed Rutledge Vest – is also on the way with new Outfits, Jackets, Boots, Coats, Gloves, Hats, Vests and more. In addition to all the clothing that will be available for purchase at your leisure, keep an eye on the shops and the Catalogue for unique special items that will come and go. A variety of new Emotes is also on the way – featuring everything from greets to reactions and taunts.

PS4 Early Access Content

In addition to new Target Races, PlayStation 4 players will have early access to Open Target Races where you compete in an open space to take out the most targets on horseback. PS4 players will also get early access to the Jawbone Knife, a unique melee weapon with a handle artfully carved from the remains of a slain animal’s jaw, as well as a range of new clothing options and 3 new Emotes.

Bonus XP This Week

Play the Red Dead Online Beta all this week to earn 20% more XP on all activities ahead of the launch of these new updates on February 26. And be sure to look out for new bonuses, giveaways, promotions and content updates weekly, as we continue to build, balance and evolve the world of Red Dead Online.
https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/60855/Red-Dead-Online-Beta-Update-Arrives-Next-Week
 
Nov 3, 2017
508
I wonder if this is too late?
I know the game probably did well initially, but there's been price drops on it ever since the new year; adding all of this stuff is great but it feels like this is stuff that should have been in the Online when it launched. It would have been perfectly fine to have the online launch a few months after the initial game launch.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,304
It's telling when a new update has been live for two days and no responses in this thread. Looks like they killed the in game economy again. At this rate rockstars next game will just be microtransactions. Buy each mission piecemeal.

Did this update at least fix the issue where changing your hairstyle changes your characters age to the max?
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,278
With the radar changes I barely run into anyone grifers are huge red dots on your radar and I was in the swamps outside of Saint Denis and saw some grifers on my radar that were standing around in New Austin. Plus it feels like they nerfed the auto aim so no can shoot for shit anymore so fights got more evened out and aren't just push up on the analogue stick to one shot anymore. Also Rockstar fixed the bandannas clipping into peoples faces by forcing peoples characters faces to change I got lucky and my character still looks decent but some peoples characters got totally wrecked.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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new update contains daily challenges that encourage players to grief other players

new update updates how bounties work, encouraging players to not grief other players

 
Oct 25, 2017
12,932
Looks like they saw my above post, daily challenges that encourage grieving will be changed in an upcoming update:

restructured Daily Challenges that eliminate hostile gameplay in Free Roam
Also, Passive Mode is coming! Kinda...

Some players just want to immerse themselves in the world, riding, hunting and fishing in peace. We want to offer these options while allowing players to coexist comfortably alongside other players in the world. The Offensive Playing Style is much like the current Free Roam play as we know it while the Defensive Playing Style is a more evolved version of the Passive Mode concept, designed for Red Dead Online’s more grounded experience - giving players more flexibility in how they interact with the world and at the same time de-emphasizing hostile contact with other players.
Full update article here. All of this is coming in some "Spring Update" with no actual date attached. It's nice that they're willing to make these changes, though most of the original design choices really shouldn't have been made in the first place.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,393
Are people still playing? I just started this week and.... It's pretty good so far. Haven't been griefed and I'm having fun just roaming and completing missions. Wish there was some voices, but gesturing to NPCs is passable.

Would love to join a posse.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,278
Are people still playing? I just started this week and.... It's pretty good so far. Haven't been griefed and I'm having fun just roaming and completing missions. Wish there was some voices, but gesturing to NPCs is passable.

Would love to join a posse.
I play once or twice a week it's not very popular here on Resetera I'm excited for the next update though it looks promising. I mostly play early in the morning but sometimes I'm around in the evening if I'm off if you're on PS4 I'd be down to group up. I'd play more if I knew anyone else that played but all my friends quit and my wife doesn't think it's fun so I mostly just hunt and pvp I'm still pretty low level only 25 I think but next update I'm planning on playing alot more.
 
Oct 29, 2017
2,393
I'm on ps4

Also, why does my horse bonding reset even within a same play session? Why does my map markings for plants and animals get erased? Is there a way to hard save? It sure hard saves my money and weapons and clothes I buy...
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,278
I'm on ps4

Also, why does my horse bonding reset even within a same play session? Why does my map markings for plants and animals get erased? Is there a way to hard save? It sure hard saves my money and weapons and clothes I buy...

If you wanna group up sometime I'll message you my PSN Id I don't like posting it in public. It's just a glitch what's important is your horse level which is what matters because it gives your horse extra health and stamina. I don't think so but after playing for awhile you'll have a good idea of where to look for flowers and animals most of the animal spawns are the same as in single player. If you wanna hurt small animals head into Tall Trees and if you wanna hunt Bison they are on the plains between Valentine and Rhodes.