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Red Dead Online Beta Update to Go Live on February 26th with New Modes, Enhancements & More

Suzie Ford Updated: Posted:
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On February 26th, the Red Dead Online beta client will be receiving a significant update to bring some major changes to the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2. Players will find new Free Roam Events, several new Showdown Modes, new weapons, clothing and emotes, quality of life improvements and major balance updates. Players will also find a more rapid, weekly cadence that will include additional content and promotions. 

Contents of the February 26th update include:

  • Fool's Gold Free Roam Event where players can earn a suit of golden armor
  • Fishing Challenges
  • Showdown Modes: Up in Smoke, Spoils of War and Plunder
  • Target Races
  • New Weapons: Evans Repeater rifle, Rare Shotgun
  • New Clothing & Emotes
  • PS4 players will have access to Open Target Races and the Jawbone Knife weapon

From now through the launch of the update, RDO players can leverage a +20% XP bonus.

Learn more on the Red Dead Online site.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom