Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Update Adds New Weapon And Event

Fool's Gold has arrived.


Rockstar has released another update for Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online. This week's update brings back a well-known weapon from the first Red Dead Redemption and kicks off a new Free Roam event, Fool's Gold.

In Fool's Gold, players vie over control of a ridiculous-looking suit of Golden Armor. The one wearing the armor will receive a defense boost and earn points for gunning down other players, while everyone else will compete to bring them down and take the armor for themselves.

In addition to the Fool's Gold event, Rockstar has added a new gun to Red Dead Online: the Evans Repeater, one of the rifles John Marston wielded in the first Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar describes the gun as "a powerful long-range rifle" that is "deadly at medium and long distances." It can be purchased from Rawson, Wheeler & Co. or other gunsmiths.

Finally, everyone who logs into Red Dead Online this week will receive a special "care package." This can be redeemed either at your camp's lockbox or one of the post offices dotting the game, and it contains an assortment of ammo and other helpful items. The full contents are as follows:

  • 60x High Velocity Pistol Ammo
  • 60x High Velocity Repeater Ammo
  • 2x Fire Bottles
  • 8x Fire Arrows
  • 2x Jolly Jack’s
  • 2x Potent Horse Medicine
  • 1x Lake Lure

Rockstar still has many more updates planned for Red Dead Online. The developer will also introduce Target Races, which have players racing on horseback and shooting at targets. On top of that, the game will receive new fishing challenges as well as a trio of Showdown Modes--Up In Smoke, Spoils of War, and Plunder--in the near future.

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