Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to come out for consoles in October 2018. Trusted Reviews has published a memo they claim they received back in August 2017. The memo is full of as of yet unconfirmed information about the upcoming game.
According to a number of alleged development notes on Red Dead Redemption 2 that Trusted Reviews received back in August 2017, the game will boast three online multiplayer modes, one of them being of the Battle Royale model.
Trusted Reviews sat on the documents for nearly six months in order to make sure that they have some merit. Once Rockstar started sharing official images that looked a lot like the ones they've had since August, Trusted Reviews came out and shared the info with the rest of the class. We caution, all this information could have been false from the get-go or has since been rendered invalid thanks to the normal shifts in the development process.
According to the notes, Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature three online multiplayer modes: ‘Battle Royale’, ‘Revive and Survive’ and ‘Money Grab’. The first one needs zero introduction, although it remains to be seen how Rockstar will implement it into their new game.
Revive and Survive will see two teams of players fighting to stay alive. You'll be given a limited amount of time to revive your friends before they get eliminated. The Money Grab mode will lock the progress behind a loot box system. Not really. Your team will compete against another to see who can procure more bags of money from the center of the map and bring them back to the base.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 online mode will also allow for exploration and "provide far more depth than Rockstar’s previous online efforts". The depth will come in the form of NPCs packing up their storefronts at night.
GTA Online's apartments will take the form of tents in Red Dead Redemption 2. The tents can be owned and upgraded. Online play will grant access to shops and NPCs who will serve as a source of equipment and missions. Free Events can also be organised outside of standard playlists like spontaneous treasure hunts and deathmatches.
The memo also touched on some new mechanics that will allegedly be part of Red Dead Redemption 2. The game's open world will feature several locations populated by NPCs who adhere to RDR2's day/night cycle.
Gambling will apparently be an option, and a Slums Market is said to be the place to score some equipment at a reduced price. Vehicles will include horse-drawn carriages, minecarts and handcarts. Railroads have been hinted at as modes of transport across the open world.
The solo campaign will offer pastimes such as Horsemanship challenges, crafting and fishing. The memo points out that Red Dead Redemption 2 will allow you to play both the main campaign and multiplayer in first-person. The document mentions Random Events which appear to follow in the footsteps of Grand Theft Auto 5’s Strangers and Freaks.
Player actions and interactions will have a role to play when it comes to mission outcomes, objectives and dialogue. If an enemy's life is threatened in certain ways, they can decide to offer up some useful information in exchange for their life.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available for consoles on 26 October.