Rockstar Games’ long-awaited Wild West RPG sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, is releasing this week (October 26th) and we couldn’t be more excited.
For those who haven’t played previous Red Dead titles, they are a series of third-person, open-world action-adventure games that take place in the lawless Wild West of early America. The previous Red Dead Redemption followed a man named John Marston; a former outlaw whose family is taken hostage by the government to force him into bringing members of his old gang to justice.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will take place before it’s prequel and follow Arthur Morgan, one of the top guns in the Van der Linde gang; the same gang that Marston was hired to take down. Due to the advancements of society in America in the late 1800’s Morgan and the rest of his gang are outlaws, forced to flee across the country in attempts to keep their lifestyle alive.
The game looks incredible. Unlike other Rockstar games that were built for the last generation of consoles, Red Dead Redemption 2 was created for the Xbox One and PS4, which means that it looks and feels way better. Just take a peek at this jaw-dropping gameplay video.
In the past month, Rockstar has released a ton of information about the game in the form of press releases and official gameplay videos. However, there hasn’t been much confirmed about the game’s multiplayer. While this information has been somewhat verified, take it with a grain of salt.
It’s rumored that Red Dead Redemption 2 will have three multiplayer game modes: Revive and Survive, Battle Royale, and Money Grab. Revive and Survive will be a one-life Team Deathmatch type game mode that pits two gangs against each other and revolves around killing the enemy while reviving your fallen comrades. Money Grab will have two teams attempt to rob as much money as they can from a certain location and safely return it to their respective hideouts.
Then there are the familiar talks of that sweet, sweet Battle Royale. Now, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Rockstar implemented some kind of battle royale game mode into its multiplayer. It would take an incredibly ignorant game developer to shun the success that Fortnite, PUBG, and Blackout have experienced.
The original Red Dead Redemption‘s multiplayer was a free roam mode (much like GTA’s multiplayer) that allowed you to explore the game’s entire map and interact with other players. From there you could form teams with your friends or just join into a competitive game mode such as Gang Shootout, Hold Your Own, or Grab The Bag by yourself. Every game mode started with a Mexican Stand Off, so we’ll see if Redemption 2’s multiplayer modes do the same.
We can only imagine what a Battle Royale mode in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 would be like. The game’s map is way too big to be used in its entirety, but the landscape would make for an incredible combat experience. Replace vehicles with horses, replace squads with rival gangs, and implement a slew of revolvers and rifles from the 1800’s to pick up and you’ve probably got yourself a winner.
Perhaps Rockstar will have players pick a region of the map to ride in on horseback and from there we’ll be able to pick up weapons and start making swiss cheese out of each other. Imagine this kind of gameplay but on a much larger scale with much better graphics and more fluidity:
The good news is, we only have to wait three more days. Stay tuned for more information and for our Metahuman review of the game when it comes out later this week.