After the success of GTA Online, fans have been very curious about the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer. Slated for a late 2017 release, there still isn’t much known about the open-world game from Rockstar Games. What is known is that Rockstar will want to make it as successful as GTA Online, which is still huge.
Despite both being open-world games, their timeline and setting is enough to differentiate the gameplay quite a bit. Riding a horse in Red Dead Redemption way different than using a car in GTA, making each game feel unique. Still, some ideas from GTA Online can be brought to the upcoming sequel’s multiplayer mode in very clever ways.
Heists were a big addition to GTA Online and they could make their way to the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer. Western films always had bank heists in them and it would be fun seeing them incorporated to the game somehow. The game’s teaser did tease multiple characters, so there’s a good chance heists will be in the open-world title.
Red Dead Redemption had plenty of bar mini-games, so including them as part of the game’s multiplayer would be fun. Players could have a good time playing cards, throwing darts or the knife/hand one that’s always seen in Westerns. These might not be the most played mini-games online, but they’ll be a nice way to relax after countless of shootouts.
For fans that want to recreate the exciting climax of The Magnificent Seven in the Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer. These could be basic skirmish modes with a several objectives, like stealing gold or more weapons during a massive battle. It won’t reinvent the multiplayer wheel, though having a basic multiplayer skirmish mode is needed in a post-Overwatch world.
A great way to use the game’s multiplayer hub world, assuming one will be added to the open-world title. Bounties are a big part of the Western genre, so being able to play these out would be really fun. Wanted players that escape death can also increase their bounty, which would make hunting them more difficult and fun.
There could even be a system where players can team up and split the bounty money with each other. In return, the wanted bounty can hire other people to protect him, which could add more to the aforementioned gang wars. If done correctly, this could be the most fun part of Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer.