Red Dead Online today announced a new surprise update, and Rockstar also announced future additions that will be in the works for the rest of spring and summer. The biggest announcement here is the future addition of "roles" that allow players to select a specialization and improve that role within the border.
This is a fascinating contrast to Grand Theft Auto Online where players focus on acquiring property and assets. Here, Rockstar has decided to align the actual development path to the choices and abilities of the players.
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During these updates, there will be weekly bonuses that include money and gold gifts, as well as increased payouts for missions and care packages.
The major content update for which no exact date has been announced is scheduled for this summer. Players can evolve in three roles, either by focusing on a role to progress quickly, or by slowly mixing and adjusting game styles.
The first of these roles, the bounty hunter, hunts for wanted criminals. The second role, the collector, searches the world for treasure and sells its finds. Finally, the dealer builds a store in his warehouse. These are just the first roles added to the game and we expect to see more added throughout the life of Red Dead Online.
Each reel offers a unique gameplay loop, along with new role-specific weapons, outfits, and cosmetics.
We get more information about each role and the exclusive content they receive in-game, but it's a promising sign of the future of Red Dead Online. While it can never compete with the spectacle and pizzazz of GTA Online, it seems like trying to offer something a little more earthed and personal.