Red Dead Online Peaked In December, Peaked Again In January


In case anyone was wondering whether Red Dead Online is successful, wonder no longer. Rockstar has announced that not only did the multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 peak in player numbers in December, but it managed to peak again in January. GTA Online enjoys similar success.

Only last year, Red Dead Online was still in beta. It saw its full release in early 2019, and has been expanded with additional DLC ever since, including the new Roles introduced by Frontier Pursuits, and further expansion of the Role selection with Moonshiners late last year.

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While Red Dead Online had a rocky start, Rockstar managed to smooth out almost all the creases relatively quickly, and it's now the definitive virtual cowboy experience across the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The massive world and interesting activities keep attracting new players, and we imagine the game will be breaking more records in 2020.

Rockstar wants to give back to the gamers whose dedication helped it soar to the top in the months of December and January. Players will be receiving a number of valuable in-game gifts throughout the remainder of January and into February. Anyone who logs into the game between today and the 3rd of February will receive a Gunslinger's Cache.

This Cache includes a free Schofield Revolver, a free Varmint Rifle and the Devastating Ammo Bundle which includes 100x Split Point Revolver ammo, 100x High Velocity Pistol ammo, 100x Express Repeater ammo, 100x Slug Shotgun ammo, and 20x Explosive Rifle ammo.

Then, the bonuses continue between the 4th of February and the 10th. All players logging in during that period will gain a free Bounty Hunter license, unlocking that role and all associated content, as well as 25x Bolas and 25x Tracking Arrows to get your career a good start.

Rockstar has also teased what some of the upcoming content will look like in 2020. As we suspected, additional Roles will be joining the four in the game currently. Keep an eye out for more news regarding Red Dead Online DLC in 2020!


Aron Gerencser
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