Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature a horse cart packed full of new features, among which includes a Battle Royale mode and a new first-person perspective, reports Trusted Reviews.
According to a bunch of developer notes obtained by the site, the sequel to 2010 smash hit Red Dead Redemption will support an extensive online component, which is made up of Battle Royale, Revive and Survive, and Money Grab modes. It isn't yet known if the former will function similar to the likes of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or Fortnite, but if we were a betting site we'd be down Ladbrokes by now.
Revive and Survive is pretty self-explanatory, with two teams slugging it out as they fight to stay on step ahead by reviving downed teammates within the time limit. Money Grab on the other hand sees each team trying to get their paws on a stash of loot before returning it to their base as fast as possible.
While the online world will be fully open to exploration à la GTA Online, Trusted Reviews notes that it will offer more depth than previous Rockstar games. Players will be able to hoover up rewards for completing tasks, such as pegging an enemy with an arrow from 100 meters away to travelling a certain distance.
Elsewhere, Red Dead Redemption 2 will offer its own take on GTA Online's apartments in the shape of tents. These can be purchased and upgraded by players in the open-world and are available in various themes. A companion app is reportedly also in the works, which features various social elements and a poker mini-game among other goodies.
If that wasn't enough, the cowboy simulator also allows players to try their luck at the likes of gold-mining, fishing, and herding within RDR2's sprawling sandbox. The Wanted Level is still present, which will increase or decrease depending on your actions.
Other juicy details include a bevy of vehicles up for grabs, such as minecarts, handcarts, and horse-drawn carriages, all of which come in armoured flavours too. Trains are also mentioned as a means of getting you about the world, and they will apparently house unique inhabitants and dialogue.
Perhaps most interesting, however, is that you can apparently play the game's main story and multiplayer mode in first-person view, complete with bespoke animations to accommodate this fresh perspective. Random Events seemingly inspired by GTA V's Strangers and Freaks will also be a thing, while Eagle Eye is making a comeback with new abilities such as letting you track bounties through fields and detecting nearby animals.
Trusted Reviews says it obtained all this info some months ago, but didn't report on it until official press releases from Rockstar corroborated enough of the leak that it made the rest of what TR received seem legit. That being said, it's unusual for leaks to make their way through the Rockstar dam at all. Huge if true, though, right?
Rockstar announced last week that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One.