If the leaks are true Rockstar’s cowboy sequel will have a first person mode and a massive open world similar to GTA Online.
It looks like the year’s most anticipated new release could be looking to copy the huge success of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, if the rumours are true.
According to documents leaked to website TrustedReviews, the online component of Red Dead Redemption II will, as many expected, feature a large open world environment similar to GTA Online.
But online play will also include three large-scale modes: Revive and Survive, Money Grab, and… Battle Royale.
Revive and Survive is a team game where you have to keep your teammates alive, while Money Grab has two teams collecting bags of money and taking them to their base.
There’s not any additional information on the Battle Royale mode, so the website only speculates that it will be similar to Fortnite et al. Rockstar has already experimented with a Battle Royale mode in GTA Online though, albeit a vehicle based one.
When you’re not playing one of the structured modes you’ll still be rewarded for exploring and fighting, via an in-game achievements system. You’ll also be able to organise free events, including deathmatches and treasure hunts.
You won’t be buying any luxury apartments, but instead tents that you can customise to your liking.
Another element borrowed from Grand Theft Auto will be a first person mode, which apparently will be useable at any time – including in multiplayer.
There’s also a crafting system you can collect ingredients for, a fishing mini-game to obsess over, and bounty hunter missions. The dead eye system will apparently help with all of these, as it will be able to detect fauna and flora, as well as track bounties.
There’s not much information on the story campaign, but apparently different events will occur depending on how you treat characters, including threatening injured enemies for information and money – instead of just killing them.
Apart from perhaps the Battle Royale mode a lot of these details could’ve just been guessed at, but what makes the rumours convincing is that the site claims it’s been sitting on the information since last year and only published it once it noticed that characters in the trailers and official screenshots matched the ones they’d been sent.
That doesn’t mean things can’t change before the game’s released in October, but at the moment there’s a good chance all the above is true.
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