Το πρώτο update του 2109 για το Red Dead Online είναι γεγονός σύμφωνα με τη Rockstar και έχει να επιδείξει ένα νέο mode με την ονομασία Gun Rush. Στην ουσία είναι το battle royale mode του παιχνιδιού με 32 παίκτες και μπορούμε να παίξουμε ατομικά ή με ομάδες και ο τελευταίος που μένει ζωντανός κερδίζει.

«Today’s update to the Red Dead Online Beta introduces Gun Rush, where you’ll put your survival instincts to the test, gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks in this new mode for up to 32 players. Available to play now in Free-for-all and Team variations, where the last one standing wins,»

Επίσης θα υπάρχουν daily challenges, αλλαγές στο law και parley systems και θα βλέπουμε στο radar πλέον μόνο τους κοντινούς παίκτες.

  • Daily Challenges: Tackle new challenges each day covering every aspect of the game, from sharpshooting to evading the law.
  • Law and Bounty Upgrades: Some changes are coming to the way the Law and Bounty systems work in Red Dead Online to reduce the enticements for griefing. Soon, players will get a bounty for committing crimes and will be incentivized to pay them off within an allotted time. Wait too long and bounty hunters from each of the states will track the player forcing them to either pay up or escape.
  • Parley Changes: We’re making the Parley system easier to trigger so that you can avoid aggressive players more quickly. In addition, it will be easier to trigger Feuds, Posse Feuds and Leader Feuds to take on attacking players in structured competition.
  • Proximity-Based Player Blips: Player location blips will soon appear only over short distances, reducing the range at which you are visible to others, decreasing the likelihood of being targeted by another player across large areas. Down the line, we’re also looking to introduce the ability to identify players who grief and kill indiscriminately with a progressively darkening blip that becomes more visible and at a longer range, so everyone in a session can identify potentially dangerous opponents at a glance and from a safe distance.

Τέλος η Rockstar ανακοίνωσε ότι το Red Dead Online θα βρίσκεται σε κατάσταση beta για τους επόμενους μήνες, οπότε υπάρχει χρόνος για δουλειά και βελτιώσεις.