Rockstar Games has just released a new Red Dead Online Beta update adding a brand new weapon, new free roam events and much more. Keep reading for details.
Just last week Rockstar added significant updates to the online mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 with many new gameplay systems, bug fixes. Since the Red Dead Online is still in beta, Rockstar plans to add more content to make the game the way it was meant to be. Just a few moments ago a new update for Red Dead Online has been dispatched which brings tons of new content.
Red Dead Online Beta Update for 05/03/2019 Details
The new update includes the return of a powerful weapon from the original Red Dead Redemption and a list of new additions to the Free Roam Events which you can experience as you roam throughout the Red Dead world. That’s not it, the players will play this week will also be receiving a package of useful items.
New Weapon: Evans Repeater
The Evans Repeater is a powerful long-range rifle that’s known for being in John Marston’s arsenal during the events of Red Dead Redemption. The Evans Repeater has a high bullet capacity and is deadly at medium and long distances, with an especially high rate of fire. It also has customization options like Stocks, Sights and Wraps – to make this an essential part of your character’s weapon inventory. You can pick one up now directly from the Rawson, Wheeler & Co catalog or at any Gunsmith.
You always need to be prepared to go out in a blaze of glory, but a little armor can delay the inevitable. This is the idea behind the Fool’s Gold Free Roam event. Fool’s Gold is the latest addition to the rotating roster of Free Roam Events, a selection of special competitive game types that periodically invite you to participate as you roam across the world of the Red Dead Online Beta. When you opt-into a Free Roam Event you’ll automatically join the event location before it begins. Like all Free Roam events, Fool’s Gold is a quick and easy way to jump into some fun competition and rack up a little extra XP and cash. It’s also a great way to quickly complete weapon, kill or combat-related Daily Challenges without attacking players in an open session.
Fool’s Gold Details
In Fool’s Gold, the player will battle other players to wear the Golden Armor, taking down opponents while wearing it to earn points. He or she can score points by taking out a rival player that’s wearing the Golden Armor, which then puts the armor up for grabs to whoever reaches it first.
Like other events, Fool’s Gold can be played as individual free-for-alls or as skirmishes between Posses like all Free Roam Events in Red Dead Online.
Here’s how you can join Fool’s Gold
In order to join Fool’s Gold all you have to do is to look for an alert to pop-up on-screen while in Free Roam and then accept the invite. If a Posse leader accepts an invite to Fool’s Gold (or any other Red Dead Online Beta Free Roam Event) then their Posse members will automatically join the event with the posse leader.
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In addition to Fool’s Gold, there is a range of other Free Roam Events regularly taking place in the Red Dead Online Beta:
Cold Dead Hands: Fight for control over a target for the longest amount of time.
Competitive Challenges: Compete to get the highest score in a given, randomly-selected challenge within a set time limit (currently includes Bow, Headshot, Horseback, Longarm, and Sidearm Kill Challenges).
Dispatch Rider: Posses compete to be the first to deliver a horse to the assigned destination.
King of the Castle: Compete to gain and maintain control of the castle area by staying alive inside of it – whoever controls the active area for the highest percentage of the event time wins.
Master Archer: Compete to score the most points by hitting the most targets as accurately as you can within the time limit.
New Care Package Details
The new care package includes a host of items to help the player survive life on the frontier and tackle any new Daily Challenges in Free Roam or Free Roam Events, on a mission or in a Showdown Series. The contents of the package are:
60x High-Velocity Pistol Ammo
60x High-Velocity Repeater Ammo
2x Fire Bottles
8x Fire Arrows
2x Jolly Jack’s
2x Potent Horse Medicine
1x Lake Lure
How to Redeem?
Wondering how can you redeem this care package? Well, you can get it from either your camp’s lockbox or at any post office across the five states.
For players who will complete five Daily Challenges at any point between now and March 11 will be gifted one Special Spinner next week. The Special Spinner is a must have lure to catch fish of all sizes that cannot be lost if you ever cut the line.