Incorporating a battle royale mode seems to be a recipe for success in the online multiplayer space, given the wild popularity of games like Fortnite and, before that, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Will Red Dead Redemption 2 get a battle royale mode when it goes online, either at the outset or sometime down the road? It appears that way.
Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode rolls out in beta form today for all Ultimate Edition owners. The beta will expand tomorrow to all Red Dead Redemption 2 players who played the game on October 26, then on Thursday it will open up to anyone who played the game between October 26-29. Finally, all players who own Red Dead Redemption 2 can hop into the online mode on Friday, November 30.
"Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways. Using the gameplay of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 as a foundation, Red Dead Online will be ready to be explored alone or with friends, and will also feature constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players," Rockstar Games previously explained.
As the game heads online, Twitter user illogicalmods posted an image of a bunch of campaign-style job missions, most of which are centered around a new character named Horley. Contained within it, however, is a 'Make It Count Bow and Arrow Saint Denis Plantation' campaign that hints at a battle royal mode.
"A true test of resourcefulness: use nothing but a bow and a handful of arrows to be the last one standing. With a gradually shrinking player area, there's nowhere to run," the description reads.
A battle royal mode for Red Dead Redemption 2 has been rumored in the past, so it wouldn't be a surprise if it comes to fruition. It could be a lot of fun in a Western-themed setting, too, so we're crossing our fingers that it makes the cut. And while we're making wishes, we're still holding out hope that Red Dead Redemption 2 finds its way to PC sooner than later.