Though the Red Dead Online beta was scheduled for November, we are inching dangerously close to the end of the month we no movement from Rockstar. Nevertheless, our minds have been running wild with the possibilities of Red Dead Online. Here are 6 features we hope to see in Red Dead Online.
A Place To Call Home
In a similar fashion to Grand Theft Auto V, having a place to rest our weary heads at night would be a great addition to Red Dead Online especially if it comes with a host of customization and upgrades options like bigger and better properties as financial fortunes improve. Not that the camp doesn’t have its open air charms, but imagine riding home to a full blown ranch in the suburbs of Valentine, or bachelor pad in St Denis.
Massive Bar Fights
One of the best missions in Red Dead Redemption 2 comes in the early stages of the game. In ‘Americans At Rest’ the player takes part in a massive, no holds barred bar fight in Valentine’s premier drinking hole. Translating that to multiplayer with dedicated arenas where players can engage in large scale fisticuffs would be incredible. You could even have different categories based on level of intoxication.
Whether it’s stagecoach, bank, or train robberies, some form of organized heist system is pretty much a guarantee at this point given how central robbing is to the single player story. Doing so with other players would be inherently more fun, especially if Rockstar incorporates tactics, opposing teams, or criteria like no escaping on horseback, only using tomahawks as weapons, drunk robberies, and so on.
Become A Business Owner
Be it a hotel, livestock ranch, stable, or a general store, the chance to own, run, and protect your newest business acquisition would add depth to Red Dead Online. Competing with rivals for portions of the market by flogging the best guns or horses, then planning sabotage missions on other shops during the night would be thrilling, as would fending off holdups and dealing with unwanted customers.
Red Dead Redemption 2 already has a perfect in-built battle royale-like mechanic: the wanted system. Assign a bounty to a set number of players then have them run around shooting each other, running from the feds, and trying not to be spotted by the local populace, and voila – battle royale, sort of. If anything, it could breath some much needed new life into a rather stagnant formula and really spice it up.
Borrowing from Grand Theft Auto V once again and the vehicle racing staple, navigating a rickety old, banged up wagon through a treacherous course beset with perils and tight corners sounds like great fun. Add in a few gunmen on horseback, or even other players trying to pick of drivers from a reasonable distance, and you got yourself one hell of a mini-game.