Red Dead Online’s rendition of the Wild West is poised to get a little bit wilder next week, when Rockstar expands its cowboy beta with new weapons, new Showdown Modes and, wildest of all, competitive fishing.
All this will be introduced as part of Red Dead Online’s next update on Tuesday, February 26th. This is the same update, incidentally, that will attempt to tackle “destructive player behaviour” in-game. If you’re the sort that appreciates additional detail, however, then you’re in luck, as Rockstar has broken down next week’s update still further in its latest news post.
Top of the list is the new Fool’s Gold Free Roam Event, which sees players competing to control a “gaudy and protective” suit of Golden Armour. Anyone managing to defeat the armour-wearer during play is awarded points, and also has the pleasure of donning the glistening outfit themselves. The armour-wearer, meanwhile, gets points for annihilating other players.