Saddle up! Red Dead Redemption 2 gets 'Fortnite'-style battle royale mode

  •  Called Gun Rush, new mode allows up to 32 players to compete
  • Like Fortnite's Battle Royale mode, they will scramble for weapons and ammunition in an ever-shrinking play area 

It is already one of the most successful video games ever released - but Red Dead Redemption 2 is about to take a leaf out of Fortnite's book to get even better.

Called Gun Rush, it allows up to 32 players to compete against each other.

Like Fortnite's  Battle Royale mode, they will scramble for weapons and ammunition in an ever-shrinking play area. 

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Called Gun Rush, the new mode allows up to 32 players to compete against each other. Like Fortnite's Battle Royale mode, they will scramble for weapons and ammunition in an ever-shrinking play area.

Called Gun Rush, the new mode allows up to 32 players to compete against each other. Like Fortnite's Battle Royale mode, they will scramble for weapons and ammunition in an ever-shrinking play area.

A RECORD BREAKING GAME 

'Red Dead Redemption 2,' the highly awaited Western adventure videogame, made over $725 million in worldwide retail sales during its opening weekend, driving shares of game developer Take-Two 12 per cent higher on Tuesday.

Take-Two's Rockstar Games studio, best known for 'Grand Theft Auto,' said its latest 'Red Dead' title was the most pre-ordered full game ever on the PlayStation Network.

'Red Dead Redemption 2,' which launched to rave reviews last week, is set in 1899 and follows Arthur Morgan and his gang of outlaws as they fight their way across America following a botched robbery.

 

 'You’ll put your survival instincts to the test, gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks in this new mode for up to 32 players,' Rockstar Games, the makers of Red Dead Redemption 2 said. 

It also promised more updates are coming soon including new Races and Showdown Modes and new clothing and emotes.

To stop criticism that some players in the game's online mode are simply too voilent and annoying, Rockstar said changes to the Parley system are also en route to make it easier to avoid aggressive players. 

“In addition, it will be easier to trigger Feuds, Posse Feuds and Leader Feuds to take on attacking players in structured competition,” Rockstar said.

After a long, eight-year wait, the sequel to 2010 Red Dead Redemption was released at the end of October, and has since received dozens of tweaks and updates. 

The game is set 12 years prior to the original and follows Arthur Morgan, an outlaw who is part of the notorious Dutch van der Linde gang, as he tries to survive and thrive in the unforgiving West.

It follows Arthur Morgan and his gang of outlaws as they fight their way across America following a botched robbery. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 immediately made a huge impact, receiving rave reviews and making over $725 million in its opening weekend, becoming the most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network in the process.

RED DEAD REDEMPTION II: WHAT THE REVIEWS SAID 

Critics from around the world have praised the game for its engrossing storyline, rich open world environment and stunning graphics, with many calling it among the best video games of all time.

IGN has hailed the game for its 'gorgeous depiction' of the Old West with 'one of this generation's best single-player experiences' that's 'a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era.'

Game Informer gave Red Dead Redemption II a perfect score of ten out of ten, saying: 'Rockstar Games has outdone itself again with Red Dead Redemption II.

Red Dead Redemption II has been praised for its engrossing game world and fun gameplay

Red Dead Redemption II has been praised for its engrossing game world and fun gameplay

'The up-close portrayal of the outlaw Van der Linde gang's unraveling is a compelling companion story that blends seamlessly with the original game, and depth and breadth of the open world is a technical triumph that every gamer should experience.'

Electronic Gaming Monthly also praised the game for its visuals, storyline and attention to detail, saying: 'This is one of the most gorgeous, seamless, rootinest, tootinest games ever made, and if you voluntarily miss out on it, you're either not a gamer or in a coma.'

Another very positive review came from US Gamer, which lauded its 'absolutely beautiful open world' with the few drawbacks in the game being the occasional bugs and the somewhat tedious travel across the game world at times.

The game follows Arthur Morgan and his gang of outlaws as they fight their way across America following a botched robbery.

The game follows Arthur Morgan and his gang of outlaws as they fight their way across America following a botched robbery.

Yet another glowing review came from GameSpot, who praised its 'emotional, thought-provoking story' as well as its richly-detailed game world, strong writing and engrossing gameplay.

In addition, Forbes also offered up another very positive review for Red Dead Redemption II, lauding, like many other reviewers, its engrossing open world and memorable gameplay.

One of the few more lukewarm reviews of the video game came from Slant Magazine, who hailed the game for its ambition and scope but found relatively little depth to it.

 

 

 

 

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Saddle up! Red Dead Redemption 2 to get 'Fortnite'-style battle royale mode 

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