The previously leaked Red Dead Online mode Gun Rush turned out to be a small-scale battle royale mode, which goes live today.
Gun Rush leaked early last month in a UI bug that revealed it in the mode selection screen. Many fans expected it to be a variant of Grand Theft Auto Online‘s Kill Quota mode, but we now know it to be a battle royale variant, different from the Make It Count mode that was in the game at launch.
According to the mode’s breakdown on its official Rockstar news post, Gun Rush will basically play like all other battle royale modes, wherein players sneak around scrounging up weapons and gear as the playable zone shrinks over time. Gun Rush only supports 32 players, as opposed to the conventional 100 players in other battle royale modes, and is available in solo and team variations.
Beyond Gun Rush, players can look forward to many other additions and improvements coming soon. Along with new races, items, and challenges, the game’s law and bounty system is getting tweaked to mitigate incentives to grief other players. In a similar vein, the Parley system will be adjusted to make avoiding griefers easier, and player blip icons on the minimap will appear at reduced distances, making it harder for players to track each other. The post also specifies a plan to make player blips darken the more they grief others, like how it works in GTAO.
Further down the road, more content is planned to come free to Red Dead Online, including new online story missions, dynamic open-world events, and competitive modes and races, not to mention tons of new cosmetic items and other collectibles.
Source: Rockstar Newswire