Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay: Service, Selfies and Horse-Drifting?
Saddle up your horses, because the release date for Red Dead Redemption 2 is fast approaching! With launch about a month out, we still know very little about the game beyond what we could glean from the past trailers and screenshots that Rockstar Games has shown throughout this year. We’ll be talking about the Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay in depth to bring light to what we can expect, helping you determine whether or not you’d want to grab a copy of the game the first thing it launches or not.
What’s up with Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay?
One of the tidbits that surprised us is that Rockstar Games has introduced the option to explore the world in a first-person view. This adds a new perspective to the game in comparison as to having a third-person view, like the first Red Dead Redemption game. If you’re not into this feature, you can opt to disable it if you’re looking for a less immersive experience. Similar to the path that GTA V established, this is one option that is indeed a welcome change.
There’s another detail that we need to mention—but first, let me take a selfie! You guessed it. In Red Dead Redemption 2, you can take out the camera at any time to snap pictures of the gorgeous surroundings and ultimately, take a selfie. There are a ton of different poses that you can choose from—like squatting and standing with your arm on your waist. There is also a wide variety of expressions that you can select from.
What should I expect from the game?
The components and resources you acquire from hunting all have an expiration date. If you’re not careful, things like a fresh pelt and carcasses you’ve acquired will start to rot and attract vermin as time passes by, reducing its value. Overall, they will start to generate an unpleasant small, warding you off from people. Not only that but if you happen to use a firearm to kill an animal as opposed to using a bow and arrow or a knife, its pelt will be damaged and will sell for less at local stores.
Since then, Rockstar has upped their horse game in Red Dead Redemption 2. There is a slew of all-new skills that you can perform on horses in the sequel—one of which is notably where your horses can drift similar to cars in the Fast & Furious movies. You can perform this by getting enough speed. Heck, you can even horse-drift in a complete circle!
How about the introduction of Red Dead Online?
Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature a sprawling online component, the Red DeadOnline.While there aren’t many details that have been revealed about Red Dead Online, the mode will feature an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption game, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay to be introduced in fun new ways. In comparison, the first game featured online free-for-all and team deathmatch style gameplay in the open world along with several co-op themed missions. It’s safe to say that these missions and modes will make a return to the new online feature.
The release won’t launch at the same time as the game and instead will be released by November in the form of a beta.
Bigger and Better
Everything that we’ve known so far about the gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2 has been nothing but positive. While the sequel is, for the most part, in the same vein as its predecessor, like focusing on exploration, hunting, shoot-outs, heists, and other side-activities, Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay features a far more immersive and interactive world to delve into. Adding more shenanigans to the table like featuring horse-drifting capabilities and selfies, Red Dead Redemption 2 may be a serious and realistic open world game, but it’s nice to know that it has a goofy side to it as well.