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Red Dead Online gets three new solo missions, Rockstar says more to come

Red Dead Online gets three new solo missions, Rockstar says more to come

Following its recent launch as a standalone title, Red Dead Online has been doing everything it can to attract players back. Its players are often a grumpy bunch when it comes to RDO updates, and sometimes with good reason, gazing enviously at GTA Online’s fancy heists while supping on the thin gruel of their latest new bounties and 40% off poncho sales.

One regular call is for more substantial mission content playable with your posse and so, in Red Dead Online’s latest update, Rockstar’s added three new missions that are the first in a chain… of solo mission content. They look pretty good, to be fair, though you have to laugh. “We don’t deserve this” RDO players plead like Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven, as Rockstar North’s Bill Munny takes cold aim. “Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.”

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The new missions are accessed through telegrams from a mystery character called ‘J’, and while the formats will be familiar to experienced cowpokes they are varied and interesting. A One Horse Deal sees you head out to steal a prize untamed Arabian racehorse, before escaping under hot pursuit; Rich Pickings is a semi-stealth mission where you invade the manor of St Denis’ crooked mayor, and liberate his ill-gotten smuggling profits; finally Outrider has the player escorting a wagon with one NPC driver, who I’m going to predict lasts about thirty seconds as soon as the baddies turn up.

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