Showdown Updates, More Events In Coming Weeks In Red Dead Online

The global health crisis involving the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a lot more people staying indoors than usual. Companies all over the world are offering free services, bonuses, extra content and more to help everyone stuck at home bear with the quarantine. Rockstar is no different, with plans to increase event frequency in both Red Dead Online and GTA Online.

Today a number of Showdown Modes received new maps as the first step of this plan, and even more are on the way Players can easily experience the new maps, and the new maps only, with this week's Featured Series. If you want to play the new maps interspersed with the old, just launch Showdown Modes regularly.

The modes with the new maps are Overrun, getting The Manor and Sisika; Spoils of War getting Fort Mercer and Orchard; Plunder getting Saint Denis and Saint Denis Plantation; and Up in Smoke getting Blackwater and Lanik Electrical.

In the coming weeks, Last Stand will be expanded with Annesburg Mine, Armadillo and Cemetery and Name Your Weapon will get Fort Mercer, Heartlands Oil Field and Tall Trees. These addtional maps will be accompanied by other bonuses and content to keep you busy.

A selection of limited issue items that came and gone in the past are making a temporary two week return to the in-game store. If you missed out on the Carbow Double Bandolier, the Chambliss Corset, the Hitched Skirt, the Porter Jacket, the Charro Jacket, the Concho Pants or the Prieto Poncho, now is your chance to make up for that and grab them!

If you have started progressing down the path of one of the four specialist roles, your efforts will be better rewarded this week - you'll be earning 50% more Role XP from any activity that awards it. If you want to achieve greater success in your role, check out or guides for the Trader, Collector, Bounty Hunter and Moonshiner.

Additionally, A Land of Opportunities, Free Roam Missions and Events will award double XP allowing you to earn those Rank rewards quicker!

Aron Gerencser
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