ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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It's astounding how GTA 5 is still making headlines after almost three years following its initial release date. The industry seems to be filled with controversy surrounding the modding community at the moment, what with Steam's paid mods for Skyrim and now Rockstar banning players for using them online. But once everything settles down with GTA V on PC, we can all sit back and wait for what must be their next release date: Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption is still my favourite Rockstar title, and I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling that way. Naturally, I'm dying to see them return to the old West (or maybe they won't even set Red Dead 2 in the USA). But as I find myself enjoying the hell out of GTA Online, I wonder what kind of multiplayer framework would work for a western. Let's take a look at what could make Red Dead Redemption 2 have a fantastic multiplayer experience on release date!

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2: The Ultimate Multiplayer Experience On Release Date!

I gotta say, Red Dead Redemption never really grabbed my attention in terms of its online mode. It had some really interesting ideas, but Rockstar haven't had a great track record with online components of their games - even GTA V had a lot of trouble out the gate. But let's take a look at what the previous game had and how some games could be improved upon!

Free Roam in Rockstar's Red Dead

Free roam was simply the standard entry point into the world of Red Dead online. Similar to GTA V, we were dropped into a server with up to 16 people and could go where we want and start different mini-games from different places around the world. During this mode you could also form posses! 8 players could team up together and take on other gangs around the game. I also loved that you could select a difficulty for the kind of server you wanted to enter.

Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption

But naturally, I'd love to see this expanded upon in terms of Red Dead Redemption 2's map. We'd love to see bigger posses, more mini-games to find on the map, and a lot more gang hideouts to uncover and take over. Also, horse racing needs to become a thing!

Gang Hideouts & Heists in Red Dead Redemption 2

Gang hideouts were the easiest way that players could gain a lot of XP - and if you had a good gang with you, they were a lot of fun to take over. Naturally, we really want to see this taken to a whole new level, taking inspiration from GTA V's heists. We could all try a train robbery together, steal some cattle, rob banks and so much more! The world of Red Dead Redemption has limitless possibilities now that Rockstar have taken GTA V to such incredible heights.

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead also had a pretty great stand-off mode that I'd love to see return. Though there needs to more options in terms of the various kinds of multiplayer matches we can compete in. What about stand offs on horses? Or trapped within a saloon? There's so much that Rockstar are undoubtedly planning for Red Dead Redemption 2 and I can't wait to see what multiplayer looks like!

The servers for Red Dead Redemption have been difficulty for the past while - it can be pretty hard to get a game going for me without running in to problems. Therefore, I'd love to know what you guys think of Red Dead's multiplayer and what you'd like to see expanded upon for the release date of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2!


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