The beta version of Red Dead Online is out and presents several new multiplayer modes that players can try. One of the new additions, titled Make it Count, causes Red Dead Redemption 2 to take on Royal Battle Mode.
There are two versions of Make it Count, both described on the Rockstar blog. The first is a royal battle where players are armed with only one bow and a handful of arrows and each person must loot additional arrows from the enemy they kill. The second is the same concept, but players must rely on throwing knives. Like Blackout Blackout 4 and Fortnite, in both versions of Make it Count, the battlefield security zone narrows over time and forces survivors closer together.
Red Dead Online is still in beta and only early users and owners of RDR2 Ultimate Edition can access it at the moment. In Red Dead Online, players can create their own group, build a camp, and team up on story-based cooperative missions. Like GTA Online, there is also a golden freedom where players can challenge, fish or just explore. Rockstar describes Red Dead Online as a "constantly expanding experience" and plans to continue updating the beta and implementing new additions.
If you do not have the ultimate edition of Red Dead 2, you will have to wait a bit before moving to the beta. Rockstar has scheduled a phased deployment of beta invitations, with the second set of players added to the beta on Nov. 28. Only those who played RDR2 on the day of its launch on October 26th will be part of the second wave currently online. . Anyone who started playing between October 26 and 29 will have access to the beta on November 29th. All others will have access on November 30th. Rockstar hopes that this calendar will help the developer to "upgrade to beta" and "mitigate major issues".
Red Dead Online is available for Xbox One and PS4.