Red Dead Online has captivated players since last November when it launched, setting them loose on a vast, untamed frontier filled with adventures and perils, not to mention chances to make it rich.
With weekly content updates of varying magnitude, the already vast world was constantly being updated - today Frontier Pursuits, the biggest DLC to date, has been released.
Rockstar has been doing their best to let fans know that Frontier Pursuits is coming and bringing real roleplaying to Red Dead Online. We've covered the features and the trailer extensively, and starting today, you can take on the mantle of Bounty Hunter, Collector and Trader.
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However, alongside the thoroughly discussed roles, Frontier Pursuits actually adds a massive amount of other content as well - including entirely new weapons, new clothing items, new horse-drawn vehicles and other items. New horse breeds have also been added to the game to further expand your stables.
Another addition brings a feature that's rather common in games and was an odd omission from Red Dead Online. Directional damage indicators let you know what direction your character is being attacked from, giving you a better chance to react to dangerous situations.
One of the most anticipated features of the update, however, is likely the character re-customization. Red Dead Online just has one character slot, so if you end up not liking the appearance of your avatar, you'd need to delete it to change, losing all progress - but no more. Now you can change your character's facial features without losing your items, accomplishments and money.
Managing outfits will also be easier. Not only do you get more outfit slots with the Frontier Pursuits update, but can also give custom names to your saved outfits, making it easier to switch between them and know which combo you'll get.
Making money to buy clothes is also easier, thanks to increased sell prices for looted jewels, allowing you to get a little more RDO$ for your bounty.
Movement speed and animation speed has been increased across the board to make the whole game feel less sluggish and the combat more responsive. A number of other gameplay and balance tweaks have also been implemented to make the game more fun for everyone and to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Players enjoying the new content on PlayStation 4 can look forward to some additional bonuses. Beyond getting access to the Butcher Table for free, you can also get the Trader Camp Theme and Weapons Locker for free once they're unlocked at Trader Rank 5. You'll also have access to the American Foxhound Camp Dog, Shoot The Sky Emote, three ability cards and three clothing items already, while Xbox players will have to wait until the 14th of October.
PlayStation Plus members will also get a bonus of RDO$ 250 if they play the game anytime between now and the 7th of October. Keep in mind that the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Club is also available starting today, alongside the Outlaw Pass.