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Red Dead Online update adds Daily Challenges, Rare Shotgun

Published: 19:06, 26 February 2019
Take-Two Interactive
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Red Dead Online has received its first major update that adds Daily Challenges, the Rare Shotgun, a bunch of cosmetics, emotes included, some balancing changes and what Rockstar claim is a slew of community-requested improvements.

Red Dead Online players will be earning Gold Nuggets and XP by completing Daily Challenges, which will cover a wide variety of tasks - skinning animals, finding treasure, winning feuds and so on.

A set of 7 Daily Challenges will be rotating daily, with those who complete all 7 getting certain bonuses. 

Red Dead Online's new weapon is the Rare Shotgun, "a beautifully engraved, faded brass version of the powerful, double-barreled longarm". Rockstar also gave us a heads-up for the Evans Repeater, a deadly medium and long ranger that's coming soon.

Rockstar's team also made a sort of dynamic radar system that doesn't display other players or allow voice chat until players are nearby. Aggressive players should know, however, that hostile play makes your dot darker and visible from further away.

The update makes it much easier to start Feuds and same goes for the ease of Red Dead Online's Parley system, which went through similar changes.

Among the last game-related changes are those to the Law and Bounty System, and "the higher the bounty gets, the more persistent your pursuers will become… so watch out!"

There's also a gift for everyone who logs into Red Dead Online Beta before Tuesday, 05 March 2019, consisting of two Potent Snake Oils, Potent Bitters, Potent Miracle Tonics, Horse Revivers, Potent Horse Stimulants along with 8 Poison Arrows and 10 Explosive Slugs. 

As part of for PlayStation 4 Early Access content, Rockstar's update adds the Jawbone Knife on PS4, "a unique melee weapon with a handle artfully carved from the remains of a slain animal's jaw" and a bunch of cosmetics. 

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Speaking of cosmetics, the Red Dead Online update adds new outfits, boots, coats, gloves, hats, vests as well as new emotes that can be found in the Wheeler & Rawson Catalogue.

Next week should also see the Fool's Gold free roam event, Fishing Challenges and more.

You can find the full patch notes .

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