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Woah there, Boah! Red Dead Online is getting a Summer Update soon

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It's safe to say that Red Dead Redemption 2 is a fantastic title; However, Red Dead Online has taken a while to really take off. That doesn't mean Rockstar Games has given up just yet!

We know Red Dead Online is getting a few major Summer updates this year and here's the latest on what's coming to the Wild West.

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LATEST - New Races Are Live Now

If you're looking to earn some extra RDO$, you're in the right place. There new Red Dead Online races are available right now and there's 3x XP and RDO$ across all in-game races.

" Jump into this week’s featured Series to play eight new Races — including Point-to-Point, Lap, and Open variants of classic Races as well as Target Races. As an added bonus, all Races will continue to award 3X RDO$ and XP this week and placing in the Top 3 will earn you an Offer for 40% off any Saddle. Plus, completing any of the new Races will also score you an Offer good for half off the Improved Bow and 20 Arrows."

If you have Prime Gaming, you can also get your hands on a free Bounty Hunter License, a Trimmed Amethyst Bounty Wagon Livery, and discounts on select outfits in-game up until Rank 15.

Eight New Races Are Coming

It's time to dust off your Riding Chaps, cowpoke. Red Dead Online is getting eight new races in its next title update; "Spanning iconic locations across the five states", this is the first of several updates coming to Red Dead Online this Summer.

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Red Dead Online Summer Update Horseback Shooter
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HIT THE TARGETS - As if racing wasn't hard enough? Now you have to shoot things too!

There's going to be four ways to race going forwards and we'll explain what each one means below:

  • Standard Races
    • This is a traditional race format, with checkpoints, laps... The whole shebang;
  • Open Races
    • In Open Races, it's up to you to pick the best route. All you need to do is make sure you're riding through all the Signal Fires on any given course;
  • Target Races
    • These are Standard Races, but the Checkpoints aren't traditional checkpoints. They're targets that you need to hit with a bow and arrow while on horseback;
  • Open Target Races
    • This is, as you might expect, an Open Race with the Target Checkpoints. Arguably the hardest, but most exciting, way to race.
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We're not exactly sure about the distribution of these races yet, but the eight new races are going to be available for everyone playing Red Dead Online on May 25th. Rockstar Games will have more to announce soon...

For now, though, you can get your hands on TRIPLE Red Dead Online $ and XP when you're playing any of the current races. There's a free Horse Care package to claim too!

Summer Update Content Teasers

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That isn't the only thing that Rockstar shared with us today. You've already got your Riding Chaps on, but now you're going to need your Bandana.

Red Dead Online's Summer Update is going to "add a diverse array of new missions across the world for those looking to step into the criminal underworld."

We don't know a lot about when this is coming just yet, but we do know that it looks like Red Dead Online is going to attempt to introduce a GTA Online-style update to the title in the coming months.

" Down in Saint-Denis, Angelo Bronte’s trusted lieutenant, Guido Martelli is working to create his own criminal network, so whether it’s intimidation, unsavoury crimes, or larger, high-stakes robberies — riders best be willing to do whatever it takes to earn their blood money."

Red Dead Online Summer Update Train Bridge
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PLAN YOUR ATTACKS - There's always a better way to handle these high-stakes robberies, right?

It looks like we could finally be getting Heists and Train Robberies in Red Dead Online. It's quite literally, everything the fans want. This could be a huge summer for Red Dead Online if this update goes well.

Expect to hear more officially over the next few weeks, with the update itself arriving at some point in July.

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