Standalone Red Dead Online Next Week

Rockstar Games announces that a standalone edition of Red Dead Online will be released on December 1st, allowing players who do not own the full version of Red Dead Redemption 2 to play the multiplayer version of the wild west shooter. This will be on sale for USD$4.99, 75% off, until February 15, 2021. Next week they will also release an update to expand the role of bounty hunters in the game, accompanied by a new 100 Rank Outlaw Pass. To celebrate, all bounty hunter missions will offer double XP all this week. Here are some details:
Forge your own path across any of five unique Specialist Roles. These include apprehending everyone from low-level criminals to notorious gangs as a Bounty Hunter, learning the secrets of the animal kingdom as a Naturalist or hunting wildlife as a means for source materials as a Trader, searching for exotic treasures as a Collector, to even running your own underground Moonshine distillery.

Help the widow Jessica LeClerk and her right-hand man, Horley gain revenge upon the men who killed her husband in A Land of Opportunities, a series of story-based cooperative missions for two to four players.

Compete in Showdown Modes, a series of competitive modes where players and teams compete in classic gunfights and objective-based competitions like capturing territory or supplies.

And much more, including Free Roam Missions that can vary based on how noble or nefarious you are, public or private games of Poker, competitive Free Roam Events and Daily Challenges – all taking place in a world of astounding depth and detail.
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Nov 25, 2020, 15:28
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Nov 25, 2020, 15:28
 
Slick wrote on Nov 25, 2020, 01:54:
Don't know what you guys are talking about re: PvP

If someone kills you, you simply select "Parlay" and they can't attack you again for 10 minutes. You always respawn within 100-150m and there's no penalty.

You can also press "L" to bring up the player menu and select "defensive", which means your character has like 200% HP when being shot by another player, so it's hard to grief you.

But again, if someone kills you, just "parlay" and you become immune for 10 minutes.

I kept pwning this one loud-mouthed hillbilly over and over, and he refused to hit Parlay, and just told me I had to stop, or else he was reporting me to rockstar for griefing. I'm like LOL have you EVER played GTA online!? Also, the game devs have already implremented a feature in the game to do exactly what you want, which you refuse to use... and now you want to waste someone's time reporting me? Fucking Karens.

Yes, the system is better in RDR2 than GTA but its not fun when your horse is run over or shot out from you and it costs money to revive it via the potions I have to buy... or ride a nag back to a stables to revive my horse.
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Nov 25, 2020, 11:54
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Nov 25, 2020, 11:54
 
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 25, 2020, 11:32:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 25, 2020, 10:28:
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 25, 2020, 03:44:
Can you use this to play through the single player story campaign of RDR2? (For 5$ seems like a good deal)

Sure and their next game for free to!

I assume this is sarcasm? (The bad spelling is a clue?)

Well I for one hope it isn't sarcasm.
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Nov 25, 2020, 11:32
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Nov 25, 2020, 11:32
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 25, 2020, 10:28:
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 25, 2020, 03:44:
Can you use this to play through the single player story campaign of RDR2? (For 5$ seems like a good deal)

Sure and their next game for free to!

I assume this is sarcasm? (The bad spelling is a clue?)
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Nov 25, 2020, 10:28
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Nov 25, 2020, 10:28
 
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 25, 2020, 03:44:
Can you use this to play through the single player story campaign of RDR2? (For 5$ seems like a good deal)

Sure and their next game for free to!
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Nov 25, 2020, 03:44
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Nov 25, 2020, 03:44
 
Can you use this to play through the single player story campaign of RDR2? (For 5$ seems like a good deal)
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Nov 25, 2020, 03:10
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Re: Standalone Red Dead Online Next Week Nov 25, 2020, 03:10
Nov 25, 2020, 03:10
 
Can we get just the single player part? Can we get it without the bullshit launcher that forces you to jump through a captcha just to play a single player game? No? Well fuck off then.
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Nov 25, 2020, 01:54
Slick
 
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Nov 25, 2020, 01:54
 Slick
 
Don't know what you guys are talking about re: PvP

If someone kills you, you simply select "Parlay" and they can't attack you again for 10 minutes. You always respawn within 100-150m and there's no penalty.

You can also press "L" to bring up the player menu and select "defensive", which means your character has like 200% HP when being shot by another player, so it's hard to grief you.

But again, if someone kills you, just "parlay" and you become immune for 10 minutes.

I kept pwning this one loud-mouthed hillbilly over and over, and he refused to hit Parlay, and just told me I had to stop, or else he was reporting me to rockstar for griefing. I'm like LOL have you EVER played GTA online!? Also, the game devs have already implremented a feature in the game to do exactly what you want, which you refuse to use... and now you want to waste someone's time reporting me? Fucking Karens.
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Nov 25, 2020, 01:43
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Nov 25, 2020, 01:43
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 20:34:
And is it a haxfest like GTAO?

No, absolutely not. Never ever would Rockstar let one of their online PC games become a hackfest. What are you, some kind of negative nellie? This ain't no GTA5 online there pardner.

Anyway yes, it can be a hack fest and with cheap online only accounts I expect it to get worse. Although lately there is a bug for some players that disconnects you in 30s-2mins of logging in, thought to be from the last small patch and update to the launcher or game so that has made me lose interest.

For a long time, Rockstar's solution to hacking issues was to basically give you your own world or small population servers where you would rarely run into another player. This was actually nice because it meant you could get things done without a hacker or just pvp ruining your moonshine runs. A month or so ago they brought back large pop servers or whatever and now you actually see more than 1-2 people in the world. It also made it harder to get legendary animal spawns and you had more chances at griefers/hackers.

Some of the pvp is fun but with so many hackers out there... it wasn't worth it. On top of that, for me the game has just been buggy since the July update. I should actually start playing single player since I have 250+ hours in online only which is mostly stable still.


TLDR, this is Rockstart trying to drum up interest in RDO and get people to buy more in game gold like GTA shard card cash. At least in GTA they offer new content worth a damn and the hackers while annoying are less of a problem at times.
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Nov 24, 2020, 23:02
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Nov 24, 2020, 23:02
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TheBigVlad wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 22:21:
Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll just give it a try and see what kind of luck I have.
I'll note that I've played quite a bit of RDO (and continue to off and on) and most days you only encounter players riding past or idling around a shop.

Also, the "premium economy" is pretty soft... sort of. You need "gold" to buy into the various "roles" that, apart from added gameplay, make money making easy, and more relevantly unlock added daily challenges that make it rain gold. Earning enough to unlock your first role can be a pain, but there's usually a Twitch Prime offer that gives one for free for linking your accounts (likely the Bounty Hunter one, if they're promoting enhancements to it soon).

Overall it's enjoyable as a timewaster open world game with occasional western-themed PvE combat or a bit of simple hunting, but it's not a super deep or "high skill level" experience.
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Nov 24, 2020, 22:21
 
Rilcon wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 21:27:
There is no way to fully avoid PvP (outside of story missions), but you can generally move around it or head to another part of the map. There aren't any penalties to dying (apart from it interrupting whatever you were doing), you just respawn in the general vicinity a couple seconds later. Which is what also makes defending yourself from PvP intensely frustrating as your attacker can just keep coming until one of you decides to leave the area fully and there's no real penalty to randomly attacking people (player bounties are pointless and the hostility marker doesn't last long and is fickle in its purpose).

Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll just give it a try and see what kind of luck I have.
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Nov 24, 2020, 21:27
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 Rilcon
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 20:25:
I'm not interested in being fresh meat but I am interested in giving this a try if I can finally avoid PvP for the most part. Is that possible yet? I haven't played RDR Online yet because I don't care for PvP. If I do get killed, are there any real consequences or do I just respawn at the nearest town or something?

There is no way to fully avoid PvP (outside of story missions), but you can generally move around it or head to another part of the map. There aren't any penalties to dying (apart from it interrupting whatever you were doing), you just respawn in the general vicinity a couple seconds later. Which is what also makes defending yourself from PvP intensely frustrating as your attacker can just keep coming until one of you decides to leave the area fully and there's no real penalty to randomly attacking people (player bounties are pointless and the hostility marker doesn't last long and is fickle in its purpose).
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Nov 24, 2020, 20:34
Cutter
 
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Nov 24, 2020, 20:34
 Cutter
 
And is it a haxfest like GTAO?
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Nov 24, 2020, 20:25
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Nov 24, 2020, 20:25
 
I'm not interested in being fresh meat but I am interested in giving this a try if I can finally avoid PvP for the most part. Is that possible yet? I haven't played RDR Online yet because I don't care for PvP. If I do get killed, are there any real consequences or do I just respawn at the nearest town or something?
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Nov 24, 2020, 19:55
Slick
 
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Nov 24, 2020, 19:55
 Slick
 
Re-installing now.

Been waiting for RDO to be populated properly for a long while. I grinded the 100 levels to unlock everything in the first couple weeks, and then was too overpowered and I emptied lobbies, then the lobbies died out anyways and never recovered.

BRING ON THE FRESH MEAT!
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