Rockstar continues to try to get Battle Royale modes working in their online games. Grand Theft Auto Online had some modes inspired by popular Battle Royale games such as Fortnite or PUBG . Now Rockstar is adding more Battle Royale modes to its latest multiplayer game Red Dead Online . But overall, those attempts to restore the Battle Royale experience have not really worked.
And I'm not sure if they'll ever do it. Rockstar games simply do not feel like supporting Battle Royale.
Battle Royale Modes by GTA Online
Rockstar first began adding Battle Royale-inspired modes to GTA Online . Her first attempt to capture some of that PUBG feeling was a mode called Dawn Raid. In this mode, players jump out of a plane and land in a small area. On the ground, players must search for weapons and supplies. Unlike PUBG or Fornite players in Dawn Raid throw respawn and parachute back into the match.
Although I enjoyed Dawn Raid, it never felt as intense as a real Battle Royale mode. Death was not the end, just temporary annoyance and 1
After Dawn Raid, Rockstar released a more ambitious mode that felt closer to a battle Royale game. This mode, Motor Wars, included: Shrinking safer zones, skipping the map at the start, more players, and not restarting.
Motor Wars focused almost exclusively on vehicle combat, which was a wise choice. GTA Online's [PVP] fight on foot is not very good, so using weapon-powered players was a way to avoid a smooth player fight. Motor Wars is the best Battle Royale mode developed by Rockstar, as he used the vehicles and driving gameplay of from GTA Online and built the mode to that strength.
The Battle Royale Mode of Red Dead Online
The first Battle Royale mode of RDO was included in the launch. Make It Count focuses on throwing knives and arrows. This keeps the action tight and deadly. Like PUBG Make It Count has a shrinking range and no respawns. Make It Count also tries to keep players away from a mechanic who shows where a player is if he stays in one place too long.
Make It Count feels as intense as other Battle Royale games, but also unlike PUBG and other games. The lack of weapons and the focus on keeping players moving mean that the games are short and you often meet other players. Unfortunately, the player limit is limited to 32. This could be a technical limitation of Red Dead Online on consoles. Maybe a PC port could increase this number?
Rockstar's last attempt, a fight royale mode, Gun Rush, is a step back from Make It Count. The first new mode added to Red Dead Online is Gun Rush, very similar to Make It Count. But as the name suggests, the mode is filled with weapons and this is a big problem.
The Battle of Red Dead Online is all about automatic locking. It works great against AI enemies, but it's annoying in PVP Battle Royale mode. As soon as another player discovers me, I expect to be shot. Gun Rush becomes a mode where everything is hidden. There are still some skills, but automatic sighting feels like a bad fight for Battle Royale.
Maybe if Red Dead Online adds free target hobbies or reduces auto targets, Gun Rush could be more fun. But even without auto-targeting, the Red Dead Online movement is slow and heavy. It's very easy to get attached to walls or doors while playing. PVP Fights in Red Dead Online is simply not suitable for this type of mode.
If Rockstar now added a Battle Royale mode in Red Dead Online that had only players (19459005) riding horses and cars, this could be a better way to ease the excitement of the To awaken Battle Royale in RDO . And it would feel more unique and benefit from Red Deads Wild West recruitment.
Until then, I'll probably avoid Battle Royale modes in Red Dead Online.