This week's Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta update is luckily far more interesting than the one from last week, which was just a small list of discounts. This week, Xbox players get the Open Target Races game mode that was previously exclusive to PlayStation 4 players for a limited amount of time, as well as a new weapon, clothing, and three emotes. There are also some gameplay bonuses to be found.
Open Target races pit up to 16 players against each other as they take down all of the checkpoints in an open area before everybody else. The checkpoints can be taken down in any order, but only with a bow and arrow or a very limited supply of bullets. Of course, the weapons can also be used to take down opponents. Weapon and horse stamina pickups will come in use, but it's player skill and speed that will be the ultimate decider.
The new weapon is the Jawbone knife, carved from the remains of an animal's jaw. It can be purchased from below-board fences near Emerald Ranch, Rhodes, Van Horn Trading Post, Thieves Landing, or Saint Denis. New clothing items, such as special variants of the" snake adorned Diamondback hat, the double-breasted Hartman jacket, the sleek cowhide Comstock boots", vests, and gloves, have been added. Finally, in terms of character customisation anyway, there are three new emotes too — I’m Hit!, Blow Kiss, and Point.
RDO$ and Gold bonuses arrive this week for all A Land of Opportunities Missions, all Free Roam Missions, all Free Roam Events, and all Showdown Modes. All of these modes will reward 30% more RDO$ and Gold.
The new content and bonuses are available now.
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