As of December 1st the new Red Dead Redemption 2 update came out. This update consisted of the expansion of Bounty Hunters role which included 10 new levels, new targets, and addition high level items. The Outlaw Pass No.4 has also been added to the game. This pass includes a new Outlaw Pass also makes its way to Red Dead Online today, with new outfits, emotes, camp upgrades and more.
There has been a lot of controversy about the new update. Looper.com states”Additionally, there’s controversy brewing around the update, mainly due to the fact that Daily Challenge streaks will no longer be able to be maintained after 27 days, and streak counters will be reset after players receive a one-time cash payment of $600 in-game.” Fans of the game are not thrilled about losing these streaks. This is not the first time this community has seen a Red dead Redemption update cause anger to their fans.
It seems like the Fans have noticed the big changes in the new update, but have they noticed about the small changes? Over the summer Rockstar Games invited fans to use the Advanced Camera to participate in a photo challenge documenting their journey through the Red Dead Redemption world. More than 10,000 photos were submitted to Rockstar. And the developers chose six of their favorites out of the vast majority of photos. They were picked based on “exceptional creativity, originality, quality of composition, and artistic direction,” according to a Rockstar Games Newswire article on the contest.
The six winning photos appear in Red Dead Online as Camp Flags, Photo Studio Backdrops, and Bar Portraits. So make sure to keep an eye out for those interesting photos.
Clothing is another small part of this big update. Looper.com says “Additionally, players can experience six more emotes, also unlocked through the Bounty Hunger and Outlaw Pass Rewards: Spin & Aim, Beckon, Idea, Outpour, Best Shot, and Cuckoo. Players can now even choose whether to have Stubble or No Stubble in combination with any beard option.” Horses are even getting more customization options including More Mustang colors, more Tail options , Maine Colors, and Mustache options.
The New Red Dead update also includes a number of new bonuses and discounts. Every player will be able to get 2,000 Bounty Hunter XP, and 2,000 Club XP in the first week of the update. If you are a low level such as a level 5 you get a treasure map, and player who are level 10 and up get a free ability card upgrade of their choosing.