Red Dead 2 Online Update Adds Fishing Challenge And More

Red Dead Online continues to receive new updates.

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The latest update for Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer mode, the Red Dead Online beta, has arrived, and it adds a new free roam event. The event is a "Fishing Challenge," that, as its name suggests, challenges players to compete against others to catch as many fish as possible.

As part of the challenge, players are tasked with racking up the most total weight for fish; and this has variations for water types: Lakes, Rivers, and Swamps.

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In addition to the new fishing challenge, Rockstar has introduced a number of new items to grab from the store, including the Gator Hat, Ortega Vest, Pelt Half Chaps, and Woodland Gloves. They are available for a limited time from Wheeler, Rawson, and Co.

Finally, Rockstar is offering a 30 percent XP boost for hunting all animals, while players can also get a Fishing Care Package that comes with 5x Live Crickets, 1x River Lure, 1x Lake Lure and 1x Swamp Lure. The package is available from the Post office or loxkbox at camp.

The new Gator Hat and more
The new Gator Hat and more

Red Dead Online is the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2 that is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is still in beta. Alongside this update, Rockstar outlined plans to continue revamping how players interact with each other in the open world. The studio will add new options to allow players to co-exist while reducing the likelihood of griefing, which has proven to be a significant issue for many thus far.

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