Aside from the free-roam events that were added earlier this summer, the game will soon see brand-new specialist roles, bringing changes to how player progression works.
The roles, including their descriptions, are:
- Bounty Hunter: track down, capture, or kill targets to unlock new lassos, gun spinning tricks, and horse upgrades
- Trader: run a business from your camp to unlock new camp upgrades, get a canine companion who warns of impending attacks, and earn new options for your satchel
- Collector: find a mystic traveling saleswoman out in the wilderness to get started on the collector’s journey looking for treasure and upgrading your binoculars and metal detector
Discussing these new roles and new player paths beyond the standard skill and item progression, Rockstar issued this statement today:
This fundamental change points to the long term future of Red Dead Online — a world where players coexist in an uneasy peace, choosing to band together or striking out alone, fighting to survive in a world full of threats and opportunities as they build a life for themselves on the frontier.
And in addition to these roles, the next update will also deliver a variety of new content and improvements aimed at enhancing all your experiences inside the world of Red Dead Online, whether within roles, competitive modes or simply exploring free roam.
That upcoming patch will include extra damage reduction for defensive players, the addition of significantly more lootable items across the game world, and the option to reset your character’s appearance for players trying out a different outside of character creation.