Rockstar will be pushing out a new update to the online portion of Red Dead Redemption 2 which focuses on fleshing out the in-game systems around crime.
The most important new addition with this update is the inclusion of a bounty and honour system similar to the system found in the singleplayer game. Both major and minor crimes will impact your honour Red Dead Online, with more extreme crimes like murder having the biggest impact, and players will need to be aware of more consequences for their actions. Although if GTA Online is any indication, no one will really care, if they want to be murderous psychopaths they will be regardless of the blocks placed in their way in-game.
Players will also be able to track each other when they commit crimes, so if you want to play bounty hunter, new mini-map tweaks will allow that.
Rockstar Games is also adding new daily challenges for online players to undertake. Expect to see things like getting a certain number of kills or hunting specific animals on the list when these debut. Players will be able to earn in-game rewards like new gear or weapons and powerups by completing these challenges. The singplayer aspect of Red Dead Redemption 2 already includes challenges Gamblers, Bandits, Hunters and more, each with their own goals and rewards. So it’s pretty safe to assume that Rockstar will use a similar model for Red Dead Online.
Red Dead Redemption 2 launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and was voted as one of the best games of 2018, winning awards for audio design, score and narrative.