Red Dead Online standalone edition announced

Rockstar Games have announced that Red Dead Online will be available to purchase as a standalone game next month.

The meaty multiplayer component to Red Dead Redemption 2 is branching off from Arthur Morgan’s story and in the two years since the game’s launch, Red Dead Online has received numerous expansions. The next of which is arriving next week with new missions and content for the Bounty Hunter specialist role.

Red Dead Online will be hitting the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store and Steam for $4.99. Note that this is an introductory offer and one that will run through until next February.

If you were hoping to saving some space on your PC or console’s hard drive then we have some bad news. Red Dead Online still demands a whopping 123GB.

Here’s an updated summary of what you can kind in Red Dead Online now in 2020:

Forge your own path across any of five unique Specialist Roles. These include apprehending everyone from low-level criminals to notorious gangs as a Bounty Hunter, learning the secrets of the animal kingdom as a Naturalist or hunting wildlife as a means for source materials as a Trader, searching for exotic treasures as a Collector, to even running your own underground Moonshine distillery.

Help the widow Jessica LeClerk and her right-hand man, Horley gain revenge upon the men who killed her husband in A Land of Opportunities, a series of story-based cooperative missions for two to four players.

Compete in Showdown Modes, a series of competitive modes where players and teams compete in classic gunfights and objective-based competitions like capturing territory or supplies.

It may not have the same immediate appeal as Rockstar’s money-printing GTA Online but Red Dead Online is still an intriguing multiplayer experience. If anything, it rolls out an extended list of story missions to take part in, even if the competitive modes are a little lacklustre (thanks mainly to the auto-aim shooting).

Hopefully, this move to a standalone game demonstrates that Rockstar have more in store for Red Dead Online.

Source: Rockstar

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  1. Do we know if it is possible to have free aim only lobbies yet? I would have loved to play more of this when it came out but being forced to play with morons using free aim was a game breaker for me.

    • This is something I’ll be looking at when I boot it up.

      As much as I love that world and the co-op content, the auto-aiming in competitive matches is silly.

  2. sorry that should have been: ‘morons using auto-aim’

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