Red Dead Online learns important Single Player lessons from GTA Online

Red Dead Online learns important Single Player lessons from GTA Online

Rockstar is planning something similar for Red Dead Online as it is for GTA Online: more single-player content for solo players.

With the Cayo Perico update, GTA Online received its first major heist in December 2020, which can be played completely solo: From start to finish, the robbery can be completed without a player. And after Rockstar had already promised more single-player content for GTA Online, something very similar is planned for Red Dead Online.

More single player content for Red Dead Online

On February 5, 2021, Rockstar Games thanked its fans in a blog post. Accordingly, 2020 was a record year for GTA Online: More players than ever dived into the multiplayer mode of Grand Theft Auto 5, on the one hand the Epic free promotion and on the other hand “the biggest update so far” – the Cayo Perico Heist – not quite should have been innocent.

By the way: In both GTA Online and Red Dead Online you can currently pick up particularly exciting bonuses. You can find all information about this in our respective articles.

In the same breath, Rockstar also announces that more than half of all GTA Online players completed the Cayo Perico Heist completely solo. So it’s no wonder that they want to rely on more single-player content for the future of GTA 5’s multiplayer – as Rockstar already revealed to us in an interview.

This idea is now carried over to Red Dead Online as well: So the multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 in the future should offer more “employment opportunities” for solo players. Rockstar promises that at least in the form of its own blog update.

How exactly this should look like remains open at the moment. It would of course be conceivable that the different roles of Red Dead Online, such as bounty hunters, moonshineers or naturalists, will be more detached from the help of other players – or that there will even be completely new professions. Likewise, there could simply be new missions and free roam activities that allow you to do more on your own.

Either way: Red Dead Online desperately needs the new content. The mood of the community was at its lowest point in the last few weeks and months, which even the release of the standalone version couldn’t change. In his report, Dom Schott explains in detail why the Wild West multiplayer lost even its biggest fans recently.

What about single player content for the single player?

Both the multiplayer of GTA 5 and that of Red Dead Redemption 2 will therefore get more single-player content in the future. But what about new content for the story campaigns of both games? Not that good, in fact.

Right now we don’t know if Rockstar is planning anything in this regard. However, when asked whether Cayo Perico Island, for example, would also be accessible in the course of the single-player campaign, we received a clear rejection, at least for the time being. In addition, it would be in line with Rockstar’s current policy to continue to focus on new content for their own multiplayer modes.

Accordingly, fans of pure single player experiences will have to wait until GTA 6 for the time being – for which we are currently scrutinizing all the rumors about the alleged Vice City setting. In addition, there is speculation that Rockstar is currently working on a remaster trilogy for GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas. However, nothing of this has yet been officially confirmed.

Brent Dubin
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