Rockstar’s Red Dead Online beta is getting a major update on February 26th, and it’s set to introduce a whole range of new features, balances, and improvements.
The bulk of the improvements, it seems, are designed to reign in some of the game’s more persistently aggressive players – or as Rockstar puts it, to minimise “certain types of destructive player behaviour” – following community feedback.
As part of this goal, Red Dead Online’s new update will reduce the distance at which players appear to others on the mini-map. After the update, anyone over 150 meters away won’t be visible, unless they fire a weapon. Rockstar says it’s hoping this will prevent instances where players are “repeatedly targeted across the map at long distances”.