Rockstar ditches "major" Red Dead Online updates to focus on GTA 6

By Sean Carey,

Red Dead Online will not receive any more "major themed content updates" as Rockstar is now shifting its focus towards Grand Theft Auto 6.

In a new blog post, Rockstar has announced that it has been shifting development resources over to the next Grand Theft Auto title, and as a result, is changing how it supports Red Dead Online.

Rockstar drops major Red Dead Online updates

Red Dead Online

"Over the past few years, we have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series — understanding more than ever the need to exceed players' expectations and for this next entry to be the best it can possibly be," Rockstar said. "As a result, we are in the process of making some changes to how we support Red Dead Online."

Red Dead Online will continue to receive monthly and seasonal special events that highlight different activities already added to the game, and Rockstar does have plans for smaller updates that will "build upon existing modes and add new Telegram Missions," but larger updates that include things like new roles and story content are now a thing of the past.

As for GTA Online, Rockstar is bringing a bunch of new content to its golden goose. Rockstar says it's "working to improve the overall GTA Online experience with new gameplay updates, adding top community-requested experience improvements and upgrades to make it easier for players to enjoy everything GTA Online has to offer."

In a few weeks, GTA Online will receive an update that will expand the Executive, Biker, Gunrunner, and Nightclub Owner Criminal Careers and add a new set of Contact Missions that will allow you to play as an IAA field operative to investigate a criminal conspiracy. The update will also include a bunch of improvements requested by the community, including "reducing the effectiveness of homing missiles and countermeasures on the Oppressor Mk II, offering a more convenient way to access snacks and armour, and the ability to launch Sell Missions in Invite Only sessions."

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with the latest gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.